Shift Happens:

Adult Healing Retreat


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Shift Happens 

May 14 (10:30am) - May 17 (12:30pm)

with an optional extra processing day from the 17th to the 18th.

Ages 18+ 

This experience includes: 

•    Holotropic Breathwork ™ (see below for more info)

•    Internal Family Systems Therapy
        including working with anxiety, inner criticism, shame, anger,              and fear of anger, based on the needs of the group (see below)

•    Group Processing
        utilizing a smorgasbord of techniques such as Core Energetics,          Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reichian Process, Guided                      Imagery, Emotional Anatomy, Inner Child Work, Gestalt,                      Shamanism, Transpersonal Psychology, etc

•    Mindfulness meditation

•    Celebration, drumming and singing by the fire, and play

•    A balance of community and personal time

•    Creation of goals / intentions going forward

As the risks of Covid change over the next few months, we will be consulting with health-care professionals to arrive at the best Covid protocols.  This may include requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test.  We are also looking into the possibility of conducting the breathwork sessions outside.  After signing up, if the policy we decide on is problematic for you, we will offer a full refund. See Covid bar above to keep up to date.

Join us on an exciting journey to the unknown.


People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
— Thich Nhat Hanh 
Man can learn nothing unless he proceeds from the known to the unknown.
— Claude Bernard
Faith is, above all, openness; an act of trust in the unknown.
— Alan Watts


When one gives undivided attention to the breath, and brings it to the utmost degree of pliancy, he can become as a tender babe. When he has cleansed away the most mysterious sights of his imagination, he can become without a flaw." ~Tao Te Ching

The Breath is the meeting ground between the conscious and unconscious minds. It is the access point that bridges the connection to body, mind, emotions and spirit.

— Deepak Chopra



Throughout history, virtually every culture has provided an opportunity and a method to access nonordinary states of consciousness for inner exploration and healing. These methods have included drumming, chanting, dancing, fasting, ingesting psychoactive plants, altering breathing patterns, and many others. Drawing from centuries of such wisdom and adding insights from modern consciousness research, Breathwork facilitates access to all levels of human experience, including unfinished biographical material, birth memories, transpersonal phenomena, and residues of trauma stored in the body.


The process uses accelerated breathing and evocative music to transcend normal limitations and empower the inner healer. Group sharing allows integration of the altered state experience with daily life.

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Let’s create the possibility for:

  • manifesting your goals without self-sabotage or procrastination

  • healthy balance between striving and chillaxing 

  • skillful use of anger to set healthy boundaries 

  • relief from self-criticism and feeling unworthy

  • freedom from worrying and obsessive thinking 

  • making decisions with ease and skill

  • improved relationship skills and deeper intimacy

  • Depending on the needs of the group, we can work on any of the above goals and more.

The only way to gain power in a world that is moving too fast is to learn to slow down. 

And the only way to spread one's influence wide is to learn to go deep. 

The world we want for ourselves and our children will not emerge from electronic speed but rather from a spiritual stillness that takes root in our souls. 

Then, and only then, will we create a world that reflects the heart instead of shattering it.

 -Marianne Williamson, The Gift of Change

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Internal Family Systems Therapy


IFS is a model of psychotherapy that posits that we are born with a healthy core, known as Self, which we maintain throughout our lives. But in order to function in the world, we develop parts which help us deal with challenges that life brings us. ALL parts develop with positive intention. However, they may become arcane, or even destructive to our system, in their attempt to protect us from harm.

In IFS psychotherapy, we embark on a journey of discovery to get to know all of our parts and help those that no longer serve us, or who serve us through 'negative' behavior and thought, to morph into healthier and more adaptive modes of being.

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There is given to the human being as object of perception, the possibility of transforming himself just as, within the seed there lies the possibility of becoming a whole plant. The plant will transform itself because of the objective lawfulness lying within it; the human being remains in his unfinished state if he does not take up the stuff of transformation within himself and transform himself through his own power.

- Rudolf Steiner


This workshop could be helpful for people struggling with:

Grief • Anxiety • Anger • Depression • PTSD • Addiction

Self esteem • Relationship challenges • Somatic complaints

Birth and death • Spiritual experiences • Respiratory problems Repressed memories

Jane Martin, LCMHC, LPC

Jane is a Master's Level Breath Therapist in Integration Process Therapy and has been in private practice for ten years. She works as a psychotherapist in her private practice at Northernshire, ReTribe's new land. Her MA in Psychology is from Goddard College, specializing in Child Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. She is also a certified Imago Couples Therapist as well as the developer of the Social Harmony program for schools. She has been practicing meditation for 45 years.


Ted Riskin, LCSW


Ted is a psychotherapist specializing in relationship issues and cognitive therapy. Along with certifications in Core Energetics, hypnotherapy, Breath Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR, he is certified in Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislav Grof, MD. He served for five years as President of the Association for Holotropic Breathwork International and is currently on the Institute of Core Energetics faculty. He has practiced meditation for the past 40 years and has been active in the human development movement for the past 35. He has lived in Asheville, NC since 2012, where he maintains a private practice and facilitates ecstatic dance.


Julia Hunt


Julia co-started, and has been directing programs and running ReTribe for the past 10 years. Julia has been a staff member of the Wayfinder Experience, a fantasy roleplaying and improvisational theater camp for teens, for the past 14 years, and leads the adult Wayfinder program at Omega Institute. She has been staff at the IBme (Inward Bound Mindfulness Education) teen meditation retreats in Virginia. She is certified in Integral Breath Therapy as well as Energy Medicine and she teaches yoga and leads Kirtan (Sanskrit Chanting).  She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2009 with a degree in Sociology and Music, with a focus on intentional community living.

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John Hunt


John is a native of the green mountains of Vermont. Growing up on a dairy farm he has been enthralled with the natural world since childhood and has a passion for helping others strengthen their connection. He has studied with expert survivalists and trackers including Tom Brown and Susan Morse. He co-founded ReTribe 11 years ago from the great desire to bring more harmony into the human family. He has been working with the Walden Project, an alternative high school program in Monkton, VT for the past 10 years as a naturalist, is a ranger with The Little Forest People at the Omega Institute, and has been staff at iBme teen meditation retreats in Virginia. John is a poet and drummer, has a strong meditation practice, and because of his deep love of Gaia, he has a passion for, and understanding of, sustainability issues on both a worldwide and individual scale. He is certified in Integral Breath Therapy, Energy Medicine and Wilderness First Aid (SOLO), and was trained through The Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training from Daniel Rechtschaffen at the Omega Institute.

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To Register


May 14 - May 17 (or 18), 2022                                    

Saturday 10:30 am  - Tuesday 12:30 pm (or Wednesday)
Northernshire, 14 Maple Leaf Rd, Underhill, VT 05489

Cost: $595-795 sliding scale
Additional day of Integration Programming May 17/18 is $165 
Scholarship and work trade available

Friday night before, with dinner and breakfast is $80
Our hostel is available for the night after $50

Click here for photos of our land and rooms.