Re-Enchant Your Soul in the Heart of the Mayan Riviera Retreat: Tulum, Mexico Feb. 3-10, 2019

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Join us in beautiful Tulum for a soulful week of adventure, Holotropic Breathwork, Archetypal Astrology, Healing Bodywork, and Group Dreamwork! This collaborative event combines the forces of six practitioners from three countries, bringing a wide range of experience, depth, expertise, and knowledge in order to provide participants with a rich, safe environment to explore holotropic realms through breath, astrology, and dreams. Additionally, special care will be taken to connect with the local flora, fauna, landscapes, and cultures of the magnificent Yucatan.


Collaborator Bios:

Renn Butler is a Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator with three decades of experience offering workshops in Victoria, Canada. He is also a counseling archetypal astrologer who has written two critically acclaimed books, The Archetypal Universe and Pathways to Wholeness. As well as cofacilitating the Holotropic Breathwork sessions and sharing astrological knowledge throughout the week, Renn will present an evocative slideshow based on Stanislav Grof’s research into the Mayan prophecies of our time. He will also be an avid and enthusiastic traveler to visit the Mayan ruins.

Laurel Watjen, MA is a Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator and co-founder of the non-profit Breathwork Northwest. She has organized and facilitated breathwork workshops and retreats in the United States and abroad since 2010. As a psychotherapist with a deep interest in somatic and non-ordinary state approaches to trauma work, Laurel passionately supports individuals in coming home to their authentic selves. She is a lover of the inner and outer journeys in life and is looking forward to supporting people in their explorations in Tulum.

James Cunningham is a master practitioner and instructor of many modalities in the healing arts. He will be offering private sessions in bodywork combining elements of acupressure, Tui Na, Quantum Touch Energywork, kinesiology, and traditional Hawaiian Kahi Loa bodywork. These sessions are done with medium tissue depth and pressure to release blockages and set new patterns of healthy energy flow. Aromatherapy essential oils also help to pamper and soothe tired muscles. He will also be offering Quantum Flow Yoga and Qi Gong classes for relaxation and integration.

Amber R. Balk, Ph.D. is a transpersonal psychologist and community activist, offering group and individual classes, workshops, and consulting sessions. Especially passionate about Community Dreamwork, she teaches and facilitates this transpersonal practice as a way to witness, honor, and share with others by deeply contemplating and opening to the messages of nighttime dreams within a group setting. This type of dreamwork is extremely respectful, allowing the dreamer to decide what resonates, while simultaneously activating individual realizations within the group. A potent and easily accessible transpersonal modality, participants generally report a greater sense of connection to Self, humanity, and ecosystem after Community Dreamwork. For more information, visit

James Moran Obsessed with spirituality all his life, James began studying yoga, meditation and the work of Stanislav Grof in his teens, traveling to both India and California. He has taught yoga to the employees, presidents, and CEOs of many Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Yahoo and Cisco, helping them to manage their stress and improve their physical health. In his astrology practice he helps people to align their personal and professional goals, and realize the role they have to play in a rapidly changing world that needs their unique skills and contributions. James will present on the outer planets in astrology as they manifest in people’s emotional and professional lives.

​Lotte Schultz is an experienced holistic practitioner, psychotherapist, group facilitator, trainer and certified Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator. Drawing on more then thirty years experience in spirituality and the healing arts, Lotte provides individual sessions and facilitates monthly personal development seminars as well as regular Holotropic Breathwork™ groups. She also offers practitioner training and certification in the healing arts. Holotropic Breathwork™ plays a pivotal role in her life and private practice.

​* This retreat counts as credit toward Renn Butler’s certification program in Archetypal Astrology. *

For more details, visit Renn Butler Retreats  or contact Amber at

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Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.

I am an independent scholar and transpersonal consultant, specializing in embodying and implementing transpersonal and feminist values in real-world, practical situations. I believe academic pursuits are best if made widely accessible and when applied in ways which promote sustainability, contribute to increased awareness, and engender holistic sensitivity to both the outer environment and one's inner workings. I work with INDIVIDUALS in one-on-one sessions so they may empower themselves through deepening spiritual practice, accessing creativity, and attuning to self-understanding. Additionally, I work within GROUP contexts with people who endeavor to co-create social change through community action projects that honor the depth of subjective individuality while anchoring action within a more transpersonal, environmentally-minded context. I enjoy being a Hermit when I can and becoming more deeply familiar with this place we call home, beautiful Mother Earth.

This blog is a place to cover topics such as consciousness, spirituality, psychospiritual process, creativity, Grofian theory, Jungian thought, expanded states of consciousness, holistic health, dreamwork, symbolism, archetypes, synchronicity, and much more. I believe (and have experienced) that the microcosm reflects the macrocosm; as above, so below; as within, so without.

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many blessings~
Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.