Stalking Wild:The Psoas-Eye Connection with Sam Berne ~ Ojo NM

The Eye-Psoas Connection: A Dynamic Interplay Into Core Awareness

Did you know that not only our Psoas, but our eyes, offer a portal into an evolutionary, dynamic interplay between the energetic/spiritual/ emotional aspects of our fluid body?

Inquiring into this connection helps us
 discover the programmed patterns and imprints we may be using as an adaptive response to stress, trauma, and cultural conditioning. These adaptative responses influence perceptual capacities that create a “sensory amnesia” and disconnect us from our core. Join us as we expand the possibilities of our perceptual and visionary field and listen to the body in its own language; fluid movement and sensory awareness. This workshop is designed to reconnect us and strengthen coherency so that we may heal within.

Topics will include:

  • The Eye-Brain-Body Link as it relates to eye 
disease, focal-ambient awareness, and cognitive 
  • The Visual-Proprioception Connection as it relates to 
gravity, balance, and orientation
  • The techniques of Light and Color therapy to balance the autonomic nervous system
  • The information for integrating Medicinal Essential Oils 
to improve eye problems

Sam Berne and I will offer participants a somatic-based program that helps each of us understand that both our Psoas and our eyes carryour history and birthright for healing.

Dr. Sam Berne is a Behavioral Optometrist, an Authorized Continuum Teacher, A Certified Medicinal Aromatherapist, and a Certified Craniosacral Therapist.  He is an internationally known author and researcher, and a faculty member at The Esalen Institute.  He has written four insightful books and produced a DVD on autism.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: We officially begin on Thursday at 1:00 please arrive on time.  Sam and I will be there by 10AM to meet and  enjoy the waters. Join us!

PRIVATE SESSIONS: Additional time will be available for private sessions at an additional cost.  it will be on a first come first serve basis. Please contact the practitioner you wish to meet with for prices and time schedules once you arrive.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Please visit web site for accommodation options and rates, dining options, travel plans, and spa choices.  If you wish to share a room please first register for the course and then email me to let me know you are interested.  I can not guarantee a roommate but will be happy to share your email with anyone else looking to share accommodations. There are many choices in rooms and each has unique possibilities so please feel free to contact me for suggestions as to which will best suit your needs. Along with Ojo Spa hotel rooms there is one motel outside of the grounds that offer great rates.

We will be in New Mexico in the fall.  It may be hot and very beautiful but may be cold and it may even snow!  Plan accordingly. For those interested there  is skiing options nearby – please direct all your questions about the location to Ojo Caliente Spa.

CANCELLATION POLICY: International & USA/Co-taught/Special/Retreat/Workshop Cancellation Policy: Due to travel reservations and retreat obligations NO money will be refunded. REGISTRATION IS FINAL.  All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Approved

This Retreat is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for 18 hour(s) of continuing education credit (CEU). For more information on the NCBTMB, please visit their website.

Retreat Location:
Ojo Caliente
Retreat Notes:
Accommodations not included
Retreat Dates & Times:

  1. November 12, 2015 (1:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
  2. November 13, 2015 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  3. November 14, 2015 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  4. November 15, 2015 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Retreat Registration:
You can register for this Retreat online. Early registration is available for $600.00 until 10/25/2015. Registration is $650.00 after 10/25/2015.