10/10/2016 - 11/07/2016 : 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, October 10, 17, 24, November 7 (four sessions)

Just as we want to choose the healthiest foods for our body, we can learn DSC02839how to choose the healthiest thoughts for our minds. Time-tested meditation techniques can teach you how to gently and easily work with your mind to let go of negativity, constant chatter and anything that isn’t serving you. Peace of mind, a deep sense of ease, and satisfaction with the way things are is attainable now. Come learn how to make friends with your own mind. Susan draws from her experiences of the Vedas, Buddhism, Vipassana and Jewish Meditation techniques to help you be more calm and relaxed in your daily life and to view the world with heightened clarity and awareness. The by-product of a regular meditation zen-meditation-mudrapractice is true happiness! NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook for taking notes. You may bring a meditation cushion if you’d like.

Cost: $120 for 4 sessions. Must register with Roland Park Country School:

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10/15/2016 - 10/16/2016 : 9:00 am - 8:15 pm
Fall Retreat: Meditate, Move, Create: Engage Body, Mind and Soul

Retreat Weekend led by Susan Weis-Bohlen and Heather Leah Huddleston

meditation hands1.jpgClear your mind, connect with your body and ignite your creativity. The fall retreat, which will be held in *Noble Silence, is designed to engage you on all levels – body, mind and soul, while you rest and restore yourself in the beautiful Cantoctin River Valley in Frederick, Maryland. 

Susan Weis- Bohlen will lead the group in silent meditation, guided meditation, pranayama and offer Ayurvedic healing rituals to help you detox and renew on every level . Heather Huddleston will take you into the sacred space of journaling, offering writing prompts, guided meditations/visualizations, and creative movement to help you access what is deep within, that wants to come out and express itself.

All this and more will take place at the beautiful Fox Haven Learning Center, in a 150-year-old farmhouse, surrounded by beauty, stillness and sanctuary. Susan will prepare simple and nutritious vegetarian and vegan meals for the group. 

This workshop is for everyone, whether veteran writers or meditators, those wishing to access a current work-in-process at a deeper level, or people who have never put hand to page or who have never meditated before. Your work will be on a personal level. 

Bring a journal–it could one you use daily or a new one for the retreat–and a comfortable writing utensil. Meditation cushions and chairs will be provided. 

*Noble Silence means you can engage with the teacher during sessions, but refrain from having conversations with other participants at all other times, including meals, walks and tea breaks. 

Saturday and Sunday will be full days of meditation, journaling, movement, nature walks and more. Sunday builds upon Saturday, but you can join the group for just one day if you wish. 

 Weekend package: $325 (includes 2-day workshop and overnight stay in a shared room + 4 meals, snacks, tea)
 Saturday only: $145 (includes workshop, 2 meals, tea, materials)
 Sunday only: $125 (includes workshop 2 meals, tea and materials)

Overnight Stay Friday: 
 Additional overnight stay (Friday night) $55 for a shared room and bath; (+$25 for single room upgrade if available)

Dates and Time: Saturday, October 15, 9 am – 8:15 pm; Sunday, 7:30 am – 3 pm. Contact Susan for detailed agenda and schedule. 

Full payment is due at registration. Cash or check preferred. A 3% fee is added to credit card transactions. Refunds can be given (-$25 fee) until Oct. 1. After that, the fee is non-refundable. You can send a check to: Breathe Ayurveda, 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Please call or email Susan for more information: 410-979-2096; Or you can use PayPal below.

Retreat Options

Teacher Bios

Susan Weis-Bohlen has been teaching meditation and leading retreats since 2008. She is a Chopra Center Certified teacher of Ayurveda and has been meditating and attending classes and silent retreats in the US and Europe since 1992. Susan draws upon years of experience with Vipasanna, Jewish, Vedic, Buddhist and Primordial Sounds meditation in her teaching. Her light-hearted, inviting and easy-going style is infused with tools and techniques to help you create your own personal, profound practice.

Heather Leah Huddleston has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College Heather Leah Huddlestonand is a certified Nia teacher and yoga teacher. Her work has appeared in the Listen to Your Mother (Baltimore) show, as well as Reader’s Digest, and most recently, on the TEDx Wilmington stage. She believes in the power of story and creative movement to heal the body/mind/spirit and has used both to help heal her own chronic pain, depression and PTSD. Heather writes, dances and teaches in Baltimore, Md., where she lives with her family.

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11/09/2016 - 11/16/2016 : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ayurveda: Enhance Your Life with this Ancient Science of Life

This is an off-site class at Roland Park Country School: Register at
Learn Daily Routines, Healthy Food Choices and Subtle Detox Techniques!

Ayurveda_260_05_fnl4Ayurveda means the science of life in Sanskrit. This Indian modality is the oldest medical system in the world and offers a logical approach to living a long, healthy, happy and fulfilling life through the proper use of food, spices, meditation, yoga and various daily rituals and routines. Based on your individual mind-body constitution, you will learn to make changes that will greatly enhance your life, your relationships and your health. Join Susan for this two-part class which will explore how you can use the principals of Ayurveda in your daily life. This class is based on the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health course. Materials will be provided. Cost: $90 for both classes. You must register with Roland Park Country School

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11/12/2016 : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ayurvedic Vegetarian Cooking for the Whole Family!

Age 10+ Saturday, November 12 $40 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

spices1.jpgWhether you are already a vegetarian or are looking to add a few plant-based meals to your weekly menu, this class will offer new ideas that are healthy, delicious, and innovative! Learn how to use the ancient cooking techniques from Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old Indian science of health and well-being, to entice your family to eat nourishing foods that will leave you feeling energized and invigorated. Bonus: we will cook up some dishes you can use for Thanksgiving that everyone will love! Susan Weis-Bohlen is a certified Ayurvedic cooking teacher and the owner of Susan’s Kitchen, the only vegetarian cooking school in the region. 

CostMaterials $40 + Fee: $20. Must register with Roland Park Country School,

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