Experiential Course
February 3 — 6, 2025

Rewire Trauma into Balance and Freedom for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Dr. Kathleen Williams and Dr. Nicole Tetreault
Tuition: $450

In this course, Dr. Williams and Dr. Tetreault will inform and instruct on the research and practices in both neuroscience and psychology, guiding you to address the multifaceted topic of trauma and wire your mind to shift into more balance and freedom. We offer psycho educational lectures in conjunction with experiential exercises to shift the mind, body and spirit from trauma, lethargy, fear, anxiety and depression to mood stability, safety and contentment.

The course will include: daily yoga for mood management, meditation practices to enhance awareness and compassion, expressive writing to heal trauma, lectures on the neuroscience and psychology of trauma and resilience, chanting and shamanic practices for a deep nervous system reset. During our time together, you will be guided and instructed in these approaches to recognize your individual needs and develop a more holistic approach to your daily life. Come and connect to your heart and your true essence to nourish your spirit with joyful experiences!

NOTE: although this will be a closed supportive environment this course is not intended to be a substitute for therapy nor will therapy be offered during your time here. Please discuss with your supports if you are ready for these experiences.

Kathleen Williams has a PhD in Psychology and brings 30 years of service to the field in Trauma Healing, through EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Yoga and Energy Psychologies. Her passion has always been integrating spirituality into the field of Psychology and was her dissertation topic long before the scientific field recognized its role in mental health. She has a history of teaching on both the graduate  and undergraduate levels and has several focuses over the years, including feminist theories and trauma. Most recently, Kathleen has been training in Shamanic healings, integrating this into her repertoire of healing modalities.


Dr. Nicole Tetreault is neuroscientist, author of Insight into a Bright Mind, meditation teacher and international keynote speaker on topics of neurodiversity, neurodevelopment, creativity, mental health, and wellness. She leads a new generation of meditation teachers, fusing modern neuroscience with the ancient art of meditation and spirituality. As the founder of Awesome Neuroscience and Beyond the Cell, Dr. Nicole translates the most promising neuroscience and positive psychology in corporate trainings and meditation retreats, supporting people around the world to increase creativity, deepen peace, awaken compassion and wire their minds for love! Dr. Nicole believes in our ability to wire our minds using positive neural plasticity through compassion and wisdom, liberating us to live the lives we dream.


Course Topics:

Neuroscience and Psychology of Trauma

Brain Rewiring for Resilience

Neuroscience and Psychology of Trust and Safety

Identifying the Patterns of Fear and Anxiety and Shifting into Courage and Love

Guided and Social Meditation Exercises for Regulating the Nervous System

Therapeutic Yoga and Breathing Exercises

Shamanic and Reeki Healings

Power of Dance, Movement and Creativity to Shift Trauma

Creative Writing Expression

Holistic and Self Soothing Techniques to Manage Stress

Transformative Power of Loving Awareness

Daily Schedule (subject to change):

Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs. Lines in bold type indicate required course times.

Morning and Evening Satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings; sometimes a silent beach walk.
*Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes: available on outdoor ocean and bayfront platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).

February 3, 2025:

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang (optional)

8:00am-10:00am Life Force Yoga for Mood Regulation, Meditation

10:00am-11:00am Brunch

11:00am Ashram Welcome & History Tour (meets at Reception)

11:30am Inauguration Ceremony

12:30-3:30pm Course session

4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes (optional)

6:00pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang


February 4 & 5, 2025:

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang

8:00am-10:00am Life Force Yoga for Mood Regulation, Meditation

10:00am-12:30pm Brunch and Free Time

12:30-3:30 pm Course session

4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes (optional)

6:00pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang


February 6, 2025:

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang (optional)

8:00am-10:00am Life Force Yoga for Mood Regulation, Meditation

10:00am Brunch and Free Time

11:30 – 2:30 pm Course session

3:00pm Graduation Ceremony

4:00pm Yoga Asana &Pranayama Classes (optional)

6:00pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang


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