BODY INTELLIGENCE RETREAT
BODY INTELLIGENCE RETREAT - Unlock your body's natural healing potential
SUNDAY 20TH – TUESDAY 22ND MAY, 2022
Life can get incredibly busy and demand so much out of us which is why we extending this warm invitation to come away on retreat to slow down, rest, restore, and more importantly, deepen your connection with your body, heart and mind. This 3D2N Body Intelligence Retreat in Singapore will combine a bespoke blend of restorative yoga, somatic movement practices, walks in nature, wholesome food, craniosacral therapy, naturopathy and lymphatic drainage. Our approach is holistic and works with the innate intelligence of your body to help optimise your body’s healing & recovery as well as to deeply nourish and resource you on every level. The practices are explorative in nature and meant to inspire deeper reflection and understanding of your own health & well-being. The programme is structured in a way where you will also have plenty of time to relax, connect with like-minded souls or simply be – a rare treat in itself.
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a distinct alternative health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopathy is the art and science of managing treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: dietetics, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, lifestyle counselling, environmental assessment and adjustment, spiritual healing, health promotion and disease prevention.
About your Practitioner:
Shirley is a Canadian licensed Naturopathic doctor currently working in Singapore since 2015. Shehas a passion for helping people address the root causes of their concerns and strongly believes in a collective approach to health and healing. Having completed a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Shirley went on to study at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, which is one of the leading accredited schools for naturopathic medicine located in Toronto, Canada. She is also a certified Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) and Bowen Therapist and collectively uses her expertise to help people be their best selves
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is an offshoot of Osteopathic Medicine. It is a gentle and deeply restorative hands-on type of bodywork using subtle movement and touch to create drastic improvements within the your body. It is best described as an anatomically precise type of bodywork that is approached energetically. The sessions are nurturing and non-invasive, aimed at helping you access your full potential of health and being. Our Craniosacral System covers the area from the cranium (our head) to the sacrum (our tail), consisting of soft tissue, membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that help to protect the brain, spinal cord. This system is dynamic, fluid and deeply regulating. It carries within it great intelligence, and all that the body really needs is to reconnect to this original source of wellbeing.
About your Practitioner:
Kathy Gabriel is the co-founder of Urban Yogis, a passionate yogi, holistic bodyworker and a licensed Craniosacral Therapist practising in Singapore. Kathy enjoys fusing all her learnings into the broader practice of yoga and therapy to help people cultivate the art of deep presence and delve into the deeper connections of body and mind. She primarily works with clients to overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, fear, stress, insomnia, high blood pressure, hypertension and chronic pain.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Therapy or MLD?
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is not a form of massage but it is a very gentle technique to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow and to stimulate the functions of the lymph and interstitial fluid circulation, which are critical for lymphedema, detoxification, removing and filtering of waste, toxins and excess fluids, regeneration of tissues, and a healthy immune system.
What is Visceral Manipulation (VM)?
Visceral manipulation (VM) is a gentle manual therapy technique that assesses the relationship between the body’s organs and the potential influence on structural and physiological dysfunctions. VM helps to release tension or restrictions to return the organ to its optimal function by evaluating and treating the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. About me:
About your Practitioner:
Sufi is a certified holistic massage therapist and also the only Emmett Technique Instructor in Singapore. He specialises in Postural alignment and Corrective Exercises. He treats functional and structural imbalance throughout the whole body by integrating both Manual and Movement therapy into his practice. Sufi integrates other modalities such as Osteopathic Manipulation Technique (OMT), Visceral Manipulation (VM), CranioSacral (CST), Lymphatic Drainage (LDT) therapy certified by Barral Institute, Upledger Institute and Chikly Health Institute in his practice as he believes that health should be viewed in a holistic approach.
Yoga Classes to Augment Your Bodywork Experience
During our retreat, daily yoga classes will offer you a blend of inquiry-based flow, as well as restorative practices. The classes are designed to tie directly to your bodywork sessions so that your experiences during the sessions are directed towards self-healing. As the recipient of hands-on healing therapy, your subtle and active participation are the key to the continuation of the healing process during and after the session itself. Your yoga instructor and guide through this process will be Julie Moksim, co-founder of Urban Yogis.
EARLY BIRD (until Sunday February 6th): Single Occupancy: S$1,800 / Pax Double Occupancy: $1,420/ Pax
REGULAR PRICE (Starting Monday February 7th): Single Occupancy S$2,000 / Pax; Double occupancy $1,620 / Pax
*We only recommend double occupancy if you are attending the retreat with a partner. Our rooms are all outfitted with ONE KING BED ONLY.
*TWO night accommodation in Crib Room at Villa Samadhi (upgrades to another room type may be available at an additional charge and according to availability. Check Villa Samadhi’s website to see the list of all types of rooms at the property).
*All yoga, meditation and workshop sessions in the duration of the retreat
* 1x 40min Session of Craniosacral Therapy by Kathy Gabriel
* 1 x40min Session of Lymphatic Drainage & Visceral Bodywork by Sufi
* 1x60min Session of Naturopathic Health Talk & Assessment by Dr. Shirley
*2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches 2 Dinners
*Urban Yogis handmade in Laos face mask
*Transportation to and from Villa Samadhi
HOW TO REGISTER
*Click the blue “Sign me up!” button on this page
*Fill out the registration form
*You will receive an email with instructions for payment.
*Payment to be made by PayNow or direct bank transfer
*You will receive a confirmation email once your payment is received
*Bookings are not considered confirmed until the payment is received. We will hold your booking for a maximum of 7 days and will release the booking if no payment has been received after 7 days.
Cancellation policy: full refund up to Saturday February 19th; 50% refund between February 20th and March 5th; no refunds after September 5th. In the event that government Covid restrictions prevent us from running the retreat on the scheduled date, you will have the opportunity to postpone your attendance to a future date or to a full refund.
Dr. Shirley MirpuriNaturopathic Doctor, Certified Bowen Therapist and NAET PractitionerDr. Shirley Mirpuri, BSC, ND, CBT Shirley is a Canadian licensed Naturopathic doctor currently working in Singapore since 2015. She has a passion for helping people address the root causes of their concerns and strongly believes in a collective approach to health and healing. Having completed a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Shirley went on to study at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, which is one of the leading accredited schools for naturopathic medicine located in Toronto, Canada. She is also a certified Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) and Bowen Therapist and collectively uses her expertise to help people be their best selves
Julie MoksimCo-owner & Yoga InstructorI’m Singaporean by birth, global citizen by lifestyle, having lived in Indonesia, Egypt and India as a child and young adult, and later in the United States, Laos and Myanmar. My spark for yoga began while I was living in Boston in 2003, but my calling to teach grew much later out of the joy that I developed as a teacher’s assistant at the studio that I attended regularly. After completing a teacher training in Bali with Rachel Hull, Anna Smallwood, Emil Wendel, James Newman and Dr. Sujatha Kekada in 2011, I moved to Laos and started a yoga cooperative called Luang Prabang Yoga. Both the yoga cooperative and the immersive retreat programs that I lead under Laos Yoga Retreats have in some ways, put Laos on the map as a destination for yoga. I also co-owned a yoga studio in Myanmar between 2017 and 2019. My partnership with Kathy and Urban Yogis has grown out of a collective purpose to share knowledge and bridge the gap between people of different cultures, languages and belief systems. I trust that when a group of people come together from all walks of life, the opportunity for learning is boundless. Yoga has been an essential platform for these gatherings and for experiences that create more open-minded humans. Today, the biggest influence in my practice and teachings is Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga. He reinforces the importance of authenticity in how we express ourselves in movement. Ultimately, this translates to authenticity in life. I’d like to say to people out there, don’t be afraid to find out who you are, and when you find that person, don’t be afraid to be the person that you are! Thank you for taking the time to read this and to browse our website and offerings.
Kathy GabrielCo-owner & Instructor / TherapistKathy Gabriel is a Yoga teacher, Craniosacral Therapist & Bodyworker licensed under Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT). Although yoga and complementary health was always in her family, she only picked up yoga as teenager during a period of spiritual seeking. She initially sought out Buddhism and meditation out in order to process her grief. Through the years, her understanding of health and wellness began to expand and it was through a holistic practice, she learned how to found solace, ease and balance to move through the different seasons of life. She is deeply passionate about sharing this practice with others, helping them navigate their own journey through the belief that all that one ever needs lies within.
SufiLymphatic Drainage & Visceral Manipulation TherapistSufi is a certified holistic massage therapist and also the only Emmett Technique Instructor in Singapore. He specialises in Postural alignment and Corrective Exercises. He treats functional and structural imbalance throughout the whole body by integrating both Manual and Movement therapy into his practice. Sufi integrates other modalities such as Osteopathic Manipulation Technique (OMT), Visceral Manipulation (VM), CranioSacral (CST), Lymphatic Drainage (LDT) therapy certified by Barral Institute, Upledger Institute and Chikly Health Institute in his practice as he believes that health should be viewed in a holistic approach.