February 16 – 23, 2019 – Inner Alchemy Retreat
Brodie Welch



Let the sound of the waves be the backdrop for a week of rejuvenation, relaxation, reflection, and transformation. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Chinese Medicine and yogic traditions, we will examine how to live our most authentic, healthy, and joyful lives. We’ll also play with bodymind techniques for personal evolution.

The ocean will be your constant companion, lending its transformational presence to your inner work. For an entire week, you will have no responsibilities to cook, clean, or even to put on shoes — freeing up energy for relaxation and transformation at the deepest possible level.

All you have to do is get here.

With plenty of time for relaxing on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, getting a massage, journaling, or reading a book by the pool, we’ll explore:
• What it means to truly take care of ourselves with and evolve into who we want to become
• How yin, yang, and the elements of nature operate in the body-mind
• Body-mind strategies to break free from old patterns
• Qi gong (energy cultivation exercises) for self-healing
• Embodied meditation, visualization, chanting, and breathing techniques
• Self-compassion practices
• Intentional life design for showing up in our lives authentically

“I always feel more connected and whole after these retreats with Brodie. When I get home, I know I’ll be listening to my heart and body, and then taking risks towards growth.” – Rachael Weber

We’ll journey through each elements of Chinese Medicine, harmonizing with each, absorbing the lessons of each:
– Metal: Letting go, discernment, structure
– Water: Your unique essence, your power, creativity
– Wood: Your growing edge, self-expression, time
– Fire: Joy, contentment, connection
– Earth: Nourishment, self-compassion, community

“Learning about the 5 Element concept of Chinese Medicine and going into depth on how to apply it has helped to shift my “worldview” of health and personal care. Awesome! Brodie, you are a caring, passionate, energetic, positive and super smart lady! It has been a pleasure to be in your presence these past few days. Grounding, fulfilling, lovely! This experience has also helped me recognize habits that will be shifted when I go home.” – Cori H., Corvallis, OR

“Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to grow spiritually. The week was amazing for me; I would not change one second. I feel like I am 10 years younger!”– Audrey Bach, Washington, D.C.

​RETREAT INCLUDES:

• Eight day/ seven night stay in an luxury ocean-view bungalow with private bath
• Three clean, nourishing, gourmet meals a day (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan options available) at a 5-star restaurant
• Roundtrip shuttle from/to the airport (35 minutes away) Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH)
• A 60-minute massage – you’ve earned it!
• Your workshop tuition
• Morning meditation class plus an additional daily yoga / movement class taught by retreat center instructors
• 10% off boutique purchases
• Resort taxes

*Not included: airfare, alcoholic beverages, smoothies, tips, additional healing arts treatments, and adventure tours (but can be easily booked upon arrival)

THE VENUE

Present Moment Retreat is situated on a quiet, serene beach in the village of Troncones, Mexico. It has been listed among the top 10 retreat centers in the world. It offers:
• Luxury ocean-view bungalows (single*, double, or triple occupancy*) with private bath
• Miles of pristine beach perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, strolling, snorkeling, and sun bathing
• Pool
• Jacuzzi tub
• Open-air yoga / qi gong pavilion
• Free wi-fi
• Daily meditation, yoga / dance / qigong classes
• A fantastic beachfront restaurant with healthy, delicious food (able to accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw diets)
• Live evening entertainment
• Experienced, talented and friendly staff
• Free use of boogie boards and yoga mats
• Optional excursions to nearby waterfalls, kayaking tours, hiking, horseback riding on the beach, surfing lessons, snorkeling destinations, or hiking trails across the road in the Sierra Mountain range
–and you will have the whole place to ourselves!

*single and triple bungalows limited availability

“I always feel more connected and whole after these retreats with Brodie. When I get home, I know I’ll be listening to my heart and body, and then taking risks towards growth.” – Rachael Weber

YOUR INVESTMENT

● SINGLE: $3238 USD – PURCHASE HERE
● DOUBLE – SHARED (can be one bed or individual beds): $2773/person USD – PURCHASE HERE
● TRIPLE – SHARED (individual beds): $2328/person USD – PURCHASE HERE

With only 22 spots available, this retreat will sell out quickly.
Your $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot.
Full payment is due by Nov. 14, 2018.

I’m so there!

​RAVE REVIEWS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS ​

“An all around life changing experience .It gave me understanding of some negative patterns in my life and I really feel like I have an idea of how to go about solving them. It brought what is really important into focus . . . helped me to understand who I am at a deeper level. I am hooked!” – Elena Robinson

“Learning about the 5 Element concept of Chinese Medicine and going into depth on how to apply it has helped to shift my “worldview” of health and personal care. Awesome! Brodie, you are a caring, passionate, energetic, positive and super smart lady! It has been a pleasure to be in your presence these past few days. Grounding, fulfilling, lovely! This experience has also helped me recognize habits that will be shifted when I go home.” – Cori H., Corvallis, OR

“This retreat allowed space for thoughts to surface and for me to reflect on aspects of my life that I had grown distant from. It has catalyzed me to return to living from my heart rather than my head, extending to the way I talk to myself and how I relate with others.
Brodie, you are great at facilitating discussion and engaging a group in complex and dense material. I love how to you draw on various perspectives and use humor to make the material accessible. You have a wealth of knowledge to share and you do so passionately and compassionately.I felt very uneasy and anxious at the beginning, with many questions, uncertainties and worries, Now, I feel like I have returned to my heart – the place that gently speaks to me of its desires and reminds me of my ability to carry out those desires without fear. I have also returned to acceptance of what is, as opposed to wanting to strive for ideals. . . I am reminded of my capacity for compassion towards myself.Thank you, Brodie. You are a warrior goddess!!”
– Breanna Johnson, Portand, OR

“All your workshops have been game-changers for me. They’ve sparked self-awareness and offered practical, doable changes in my curiosity, sense of possibility, ability to sustain effort in a desired direction. Thank you!” – Laila Ayyoub

“It was truly a ‘retreat’ – devoted to qigong and related concepts in an environment that allowed us to take care of ourselves with wonderful food, time in beautiful nature settings. Being able to do for myself what I already knew intellectually I must – take care of me in ways that will allow me to heal. With immense gratitude for all you have taught this week, for your enthusiasm, intelligence, and wisdom – for you!” – Phyllis Lefohn, Clancy, MT, Qigong Teacher

“The most valuable part of the retreat was cultivating self-acceptance, self-care through creating routines that honor my true essence or desires. Identifying the essential yin from the external yang of my life. Brodie’s a very intelligent and articulate human who shines with exuberance and passion for her work and for life, while also humble and with a great sense of humor.” – Liz Bounds, Lake Oswego, OR

“The energy you give off is spectacular. You explain things in a manner I could understand. All the grounding movement we did I will take home! Glad I was a part of this workshop. I learned enough to feel great!” – Theresa Erickson

“You are inspiring in your intelligence and knowledge of Chinese Medicine. I felt safe, listened to, experienced very strong feelings of joy and awareness in the workshop.” – Stephanie, Portland, OR

“The beautiful reminders of the utmost importance of daily consistent practice … I love the new breathing tools – and the qigong – so many wonderful options to center and ground me each day … your vast knowledge, practice, passion and enthusiasm for Chinese Medicine and all of the mind body spirit practices … was so fascinating, insight producing, life enhancing and kind of mind blowing!” – Celia Cavalli; Corvallis, OR

“I am more grounded, breathing deeper than ever before, and loving my daily practice instead of dreading it . . . I could go on and on, I feel like I can breathe all the way into my toes. The calming serenity of breath feels completely new to me. It is like discovering a super power!” – Erin Ryan; Corvallis, OR

“This retreat has helped me to trust what my body is telling me and accept its cravings/pain as wise communication.” – Ian Naftzger

“Brodie’s dedication and vast knowledge made this week an opportunity to learn on various levels, seek answers to a lot of questions about my life, my purpose and consolidate my awareness. The opportunity to share experiences, opinions, sentiments, feelings, fears and joys with a group of truly open minded people enriched the learning. The take-away is immense! A month or so later, I meditate daily; I visit the little qigong knowledge with great enthusiasm. I read over my notes from our sessions; I feel the week was a turning point in my life, the timing couldn’t have been better and I have been integrating many principles of Chinese medicine, qigong, yoga, and philosophy on a daily basis. And, it’s working – it’s not an effort; it’s natural.” – Agnes Mallet-Carbonneau; Seattle, WA

“Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to grow spiritually. The week was amazing for me; I would not change one second. I feel like I am 10 years younger!” – Audrey Bach, Washington, D.C.

“I always feel more connected and whole after these retreats with Brodie. When I get home, I know I’ll be listening to my heart and body, and then taking risks towards growth.” – Rachael Weber

YOUR RETREAT LEADER:

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, holistic transformation coach, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003. She holds teaching certifications in healing qi gong, Realization Meditation, and yoga.

Brodie helps caring, high-achieving, women put themselves on their own to-do lists so they can trade stress and burnout for energy, joy, and vibrant health. She has helped thousands of clients improve their digestion, sleep, and mood; dial in a regular bodymind practice, and step into the next version of themselves. She leads self-care bootcamp programs to help women bridge the gap between what they know they should be doing to take care of themselves and actually doing it. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world. Learn more at brodiewelch.com, or reach out with any questions: brodie@brodiewelch.com.

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