Washington, Sedona, Hawaii, Bali, Greece, Guatemala, México and Costa Rica Retreats Yoga, Hiking, Meditation, Healing, Awakening

How our retreats compare with others:

 

  • Better than others!  Just kidding, sort of!  🙂
  • 15 years experience, 60 retreats led, 500 hour trained.
  • Compassionate, humorous, non-dogmatic teachings.
  • Often over 40s age group, but all ages, levels welcome.
  • Safe, body friendly, meditative, breath-connected yoga.
  • Over half of participants return for future retreats with us.
  • Affordable: priced 20-30% less than most others.
  • U.S. Retreats in Sedona and WA state
  • International: Bali, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Greece …

I am filled with admiration for your ability to organize this wonderful trip. You gave me a trip of a lifetime – never to be forgotten. Gracias.

Lee H.

I must say this was an enlightening experience, the people, the food, the location, the yoga made for a holiday close to the heart.  Thank you so much! 

Sarah

2009 Mexico Retreat, Canada

Was it a dream? I can’t think of anything to improve trip.
Thank you for the perfect vacation.
I could not have dreamed of something better.

Kathy M.

Wonderful, helpful, compassionate teachers, excellent location. A fun week with great people at a great price.

Brenda C.

Who We Are

Based in Everett, WA, USA, I (Roy Holman) have run Holman Health Connections since 2000.  500 hour certified in viniyoga, a body-friendly, gentle, breath connected, meditative yoga. Also certified in meditation, healing, reflexology, hypnotherapy, and a Oneness Trainer and hike leader. I love helping people clear their fear and “stuff” and access their deepest, authentic, joyful, spiritual self!

What We Do

I teach yoga classes in the Everett and Seattle area of Washington State, and have led over 50 retreats in WA, Sedona and globally. I lead various workshops, meditation classes, and also Oneness events and trainings and also a free meditative “Sacred Chambers” in my home (please see Oneness link).

Forest
Washington Yoga Retreat Divine Feminine. May 6-8, 2016

John of God Brazil Healing Retreat  Aug 8-20 or Dec 5-17, 16

Washington Yoga Retreat
September 2-5, 2016
Rock formation in Sedona, AZ
Yoga Hiking Retreat Sedona
October 9-14, 2016
Buddha statue in Bali
Bali Yoga Retreat
November 9-19, 2016
Flower
Yelapa, Mexico Yoga Retreat
January 20-28, 2017

Costa Rica Yoga Retreats

Probably March 2018

Guatemala meditation

Guatemala Yoga Retreat

Probably early 2018

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Roy’s Blogs …

Orlando still has a Pulse

Let’s talk about Orlando Florida. I’d like to offer a spiritual overview, the big picture. It is always good to step back out of the emotionality and see what is really going on. If you have heard my commentaries before, today’s message is not new. We are witnessing a cleansing on Earth, a purging of the old energies. As I have said before, the bad news gets the headlines and makes more noise, convincing us that all hell is breaking lose. In a sense, hell is breaking loose, and it has to, before we sense the light behind the dark. As Tagore said, Faith is the bird that feels the light, and sings while the dawn is still dark. Someone told me on Sunday that they felt hopeless, with events like this shooting, that everything is getting worse and is perhaps hopeless. I invite us all to take a breath and reclaim our hope. Everything, even horrid events like this, are an opportunity.  You might even say that the depths of the pain that gets triggered corresponds with the depths of the possibility for healing and shift. When I studied in India at Oneness University Sri Bhagavan taught us about inner and outer life. In the outer world, we do what we need to do to take care of ourselves, our survival issues. If you are in an abusive relationship, call the police or leave the relationship, for example. In the case of Orlando, we would be wise to push for gun control. But the inner world needs attention too! Here is one key. And this is the same... read more

Aging Grace

 Blog Note: If you wish to continue receiving these Blogs, we have cleaned out our mail list, so you will need to re-subscribe at this link Today I would like to share a poem I wrote about 5 years ago, from my book called Poems from the Passionate Heart. It is a poem about aging. I turned 60 a couple months ago, and recently got my first senior discount at the barber shop, which felt kinda funny, as I feel pretty young. But I took the discount anyway. I guess we get rewarded for lasting a certain amount of time. The barber’s policy is that anyone older than him is considered a senior and qualifies for a discount. He’s only 57, so he’ll be giving quite a few discounts, but increasingly less as he ages. Our world has lost some interest in our elders. We do not honor thier wisdom, as if we want them to just go away. But as elders we also have something to say about this. As you listen to my poem, ask yourself, how are you aging? No good or bad, or judgment, but how do you choose to live and age and eventually die?  My hope is that we learn to age more gracefully, take care of our mind and body and spirit, and perhaps this will make it harder for the world to ignore our elders. Here is my poem called Aging Grace:   Are we elderly, or elders? Does the world look down on us, or up to us? Does the way we live our life, have anything to do with... read more

Costa Rica and Guatemala Retreats Follow up

We just completed three retreats, two in Costa Rica and one in Guatemala, two very different countries and histories. When I was a human rights activist in Guatemala, I used to avoid Costa Rica because it seemed too “tame” for me. I liked the “rugged reality”  of Guatemala and it’s never-ending civil war. I was attracted to the drama, I suppose since my own inner life was also a drama at that time. Guatemala’s civil war is now over, and they have a former comedian as President, a good start! There is more peace, but they have a ways to go to reach the stability and peace of Costa Rica, which has not had a military in over 60 years! While these countries are very different from one another, I love them both, and I especially love the people. Guatemala has a large Mayan, indigenous population, who have somehow survived, while ironically, the country with more peace of late, Costa Rica, has lost over 98% of its indigenous population. But Costa Rica has preserved more of its trees, wildlife and environment, with more parks and safeguards. Guatemala is trying to catch up. Yet both countries are beautiful, and we saw monkeys, coatis, toucans and other critters in both places. All the retreats were very good, as was most of the food, and most of the shuttles were right on time. The one hotel in Guatemala that was supposed to be the most luxurious disappointed some people, as did the food at that hotel (until they heard our cries and turned it around nicely!), and the rest of the trip... read more

Upcoming Retreats:

Washington Mothers Day retreat, May 6-8, 2016, AngelSong Retreat Center, WA:  Date to be announced,   Washington, Peaceful Mt – Art of Presence: September 2-5, 2016, Sedona Retreat: Yoga, Hiking, Fun: Oct 9-14, 2016,  John of God Healing Retreats: Two dates. Bali, Indonesia : Nov 9-19, 2016, Mexico Yoga Retreat: Jan 20-28, 2017, Greece: Early June 2017, details soon!

Books by Roy Holman

 

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