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

How our retreats compare with others:

  • Better than others! (just kidding)  :)
  • 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, Hawaii.

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).

Guatemala meditation

Guatemala Yoga Retreat
February 10-21, 2016

Costa Rica Yoga Retreats Trip 1: March 18-27, 2016      Trip 2: March 26-April 3, 2016

Skalitude Yoga Retreat

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

Mexico Retreat

Yelapa, Mexico Yoga Retreat
January 20-28, 2017

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

Bali Yoga Retreat
November 9-19, 2016

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Roy’s Blogs …

Find your own Pose

Whose life are you leading? Are you living your life, or following the herd, doing what the culture or society or your role models or parents demonstrated or even insisted what is right. It is crucial that we walk our own walk, find our own true and unique path. Other wise we are merely copycats. Someone said that we are all born originals but live and die as cheap copies. Yoga provides a good analogy for this. As a yoga teacher, we discuss and do various poses also known as asanas. I often remind people that I am guiding or suggesting various poses, some of which have been taught for hundreds or thousands of years, but the key is to listen to their own body and do or not do the pose, or modify the pose, do it in a way that works for their unique body and circumstances. This is tricky. I’m not just talking about yoga here. Obviously, we need teachers, or people to show us how to do certain things, people ideally with knowledge, wisdom and experience, and hopefully not too much ego. But what do teachers really know about your body? I’ve been teaching yoga for 15 years, but I still feel the student usually knows more about what is going on in their own body, and therefore the best thing they can learn is listen to their own truth. A wonderful yoga teacher named Judith Hanson Lasater said, “Follow your nature. Yoga practice is really about uncovering your own pose. We have great respect for our teachers, but unless we can uncover our own... read more

Charges and Triggers

Most of us have an idea of what a charge or trigger is. It’s when some sort of people bother us, or some sort of situation bugs us or triggers some sort of reaction. A charge or trigger is essentially unfinished business, some sort of trauma or wound that we have not fully healed, felt or experienced, something we unconsciously buried away until the day we are present and strong enough to face and feel it fully. Eugene Gendlin, who founded a method for healing old triggers called Focusing, said. “A charge just wants to complete itself and release. We think that if we understand our charges (head) we will be able to heal them. This interrupts the process. Only by fully experiencing a charge can you complete it. The inevitable result of fully experiencing a charge is joy.” Where do we get our charges or triggers? o They may originate anytime from the moment of conception up until the present moment. o Deepest charges often happen in womb, at birth, the few hours after birth, and from our early conditioning and programming. o Not to confuse things, but they may come from past lives, for example. of you as drowned in a previous life and now afraid of water. Good news about charges or triggers: 1. Life will constantly bring you people and events and situations to help you feel your pain and heal it. Feeling is healing. 2. Universe or higher self lovingly does not give us all charges at once! 3. When we feel our discomfort fully, it dissolves. We free up the life force energy... read more

Love Thy Neighbor

Today I want to challenge us all, including myself. Pretty much all spiritual and religious teachings advise us to love our neighbor. But how many of us do it? Most of us avoid our neighbors! But here is the thing; do you want to be happy or suffer? It’s that simple. What we put out into the world comes back to us, indirectly and at one time or another. Thomas Merton says: “Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.” It may be easy to love someone or be kind to someone who treats us kindly and lovingly. But what about when someone barks in your face, or wants to start an argument saying something that pushes your button, saying something racist or homophobic for example. Can you return love for hatred? Many of us who consider ourselves healers or lightworkers are very sensitive. We may feel delight when deep in meditation, but when someone cuts us off in traffic we point a certain finger at them. Our number one goal when someone verbally or energetically attacks us is to not contract, to keep our energy high, in love and nonjudgment. One local Seattle teacher, Matt Kahn, suggests either blessing or complimenting the person. For example, someone tells us they don’t like something about us. We take a breath, and say something that feels authentic but loving, such as, Thank you for having the courage to express your feelings. Or you could laughingly say, Sometimes I don’t care for myself either! Here is the thing. Someone who is attacking you or... read more

Upcoming Retreats:

 Guatemala Yoga Retreat: February 10 – 21, 2016,  Costa Rica Yoga Retreat: March 18-27, 2016 or March 26 – April 3, 2016,   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 Yoga-Hiking-Fun Adventure: Oct 9-14, 2015,   John of God Healing Retreats: Two dates. Bali, Indonesia : Nov 9-19, 2016, Mexico Yoga Retreat: Jan 2017 Dates to be announced

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