ONLINE • Beyond Suffering: Unconditional Self Love, Mindfulness Meditation & Qi Gong Retreat

Blake D. Bauer

August 21–23, 2020

This event will be limited to 50 participants. Please read important details below prior to registering. Registration closes at 8 am MT on Friday, August 21.

  • $375.00 – Tuition

Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a weekend that will offer you a safe environment to face your core fears, transform negative thinking, and find clarity around how to shape the life you want. The retreat will offer connection and support while you heal your habits of self-harm and self-betrayal during this unprecedented time.

Throughout the program, you will discover why suffering, anxiety, depression, addiction, and illness are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, honor, and be true to yourself in the present. Now more than ever we need to understand exactly how to find our center and how to care for our mental and emotional health.

The weekend will also include mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong healing exercises designed to unlock the stuck energy, blood, and emotion that is keeping you unhappy, sick, or trapped. It will help you understand how to stop hurting yourself, how to trust yourself, how to feel worthy, and how to finally enjoy your life without regret and without feeling guilty for wanting to be happy, well, and loved.

In this retreat, learn practical skills to:
  • Remain present and solution-minded in the face of fear and uncertainty
  • Identify & heal the root causes of depression, anxiety, insecurity & physical illness
  • Overcome self-rejection and shame, and stop making yourself wrong
  • Move beyond self-doubt
  • Train your mind to find peace
  • Heal past wounds & traumas
  • Transform your limiting beliefs
  • Clarify your direction forward
  • Live more fully in the present
  • Unlock stuck energy, blood & subconscious emotion that is making you sick, unhappy or frustrated
  • Forgive yourself & others
  • Understand your life’s purpose
  •  Improve your relationships
  • Come home to the source of peace & love within
  • Revitalize your physical body & health
  • Stop blaming or punishing yourself
  • Stop pretending to be happy or someone you are not

Blake D. Bauer

Blake D. Bauer is the author of the international bestselling book You Were Not Born To Suffer. He is a sought after wisdom teacher with an extensive background in psychology, alternative medicine, nutrition, traditional healing, mindfulness meditation, and qi gong. Based on both his personal experience overcoming deep suffering, addiction, and adversity, as well as his professional success with over 100,000 people worldwide, his pioneering work integrates what he’s found to be the most effective approaches to optimal mental, emotional and physical health.





All sessions for this retreat are mandatory. Please only register if you can attend the entire program.

Attendance is limited to 50 participants. Registration closes at 8 am MT on Friday, August 21. Please register ASAP to ensure your spot.


Preparing Yourself and Your Space

On Saturday & Sunday, during the first half of each day, you will be doing Qi Gong live online, which will entail some gentle stretching, breathing, and moving meditations.

It is advised to:

  • wear comfortable clothing.
  • prepare enough space around your computer to bend, stretch, and move both your arms and your body without feeling restricted.
  • have water, snacks, food, and any additional self-care supplies you might need on hand. Having this ready before the retreat will help you be more present and worry less about rushing around to find these things in the short breaks.
  • not make other plans for Saturday & Sunday so that you have space to digest the retreat both in the mornings and evenings.

Those that live with family or roommates, please be especially aware of the privacy recommendations below.


Technical Requirements & Zoom Expectations

This program will be hosted on the video conferencing platform Zoom. You will need a constant strong internet connection to attend. It is advised to participate from a desktop or laptop rather than a cell phone, as it will be challenging to fully engage on a small device.

Each guest is asked to attend the retreat with their video on. Visibility and connection are important to the retreat process and to the host.


Attending With Others

If family members and friends would like to attend they need to register separately so that they have their own spot in the retreat. Out of respect for the program and the privacy of other guests, please do not allow anyone to listen in on the retreat sessions.

If you register two spaces in the retreat, one for yourself and one for your partner/spouse/child, each person will need their own computer or tablet. There will be a couple of exercises where you will partner up with another guest and you cannot partner with your significant other or family member. If you only have one computer/tablet, please be prepared with ZOOM on your smartphone so when one person needs to find a private space, away from a partner/spouse/child, this will be easy to do and you will be prepared.



The live version of this event includes a printed workbook for each participant, which will not be possible to send out for this online format. Alternatively, we will be emailing each guest a pdf version of the workbook which is recommended you print. By registering for this program, participants agree that they will not share, sell, or reproduce this workbook in any way. The workbook file and content are the copyrighted intellectual property of Blake D. Bauer.


Privacy Recommendations

This retreat will ask that you become intimate with deep thoughts, feelings, and sensitivities. A sense of privacy and safety will support you in going deep, so that you do not feel self-conscious when having honest conversations with the retreat group.

You will get the most out of your retreat experience if you are able to create a safe and private space for yourself for the duration of the retreat.  If you are unable to locate in a truly private physical space, it’s encouraged to communicate to anyone you live with that you will need some time and space for yourself.

If you attend the program at home with other people in the house, it will be helpful to have a comfortable set of headphones.



Friday:       5-8 pm PST, 6-9 pm MST, 7-10 pm CST, 8-11 pm EST
Saturday:  11 am – 5:30 pm PST (Estimated Break from 1:30 – 2:30 pm PST)
Sunday:     11 am – 5:30 pm PST (Estimated Break from 1:30 – 2:30 pm PST)


Financial Assistance

A limited number of scholarships will be available for this program, to allow those to attend who could not otherwise. Please visit here to apply. Note: as of 8/17, all scholarships spots have been filled, and overflow applications have been added to the scholarship waiting list. Any new applications will also be added to the waiting list.

Program Details

This virtual retreat will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to you via email.