Retreat Gatherings And Activities

Energy, Balance & Wisdom Of True Self Is Balance Within™ 

All Balance Within Retreats include an itinerary of Balance Within™ Gatherings & Activities offered throughout your stay.  These experiential activities foster self-awareness and growth to come into energetic balance, furthering a sense of balanced calm in your world.  Most importantly, you will set intentions for continuing this expanded awareness for overall well-being following the retreat.  You will learn techniques for maintaining a balanced state in your daily interactions and everyday life – for Peace, Health and Happiness.

Balance Within

This retreat features the unique opportunity to become Reiki Level I and/or Reiki Level II Certified in Usui Holy Fire Reiki, included as part of your retreat package at no additional cost ($550 value)! Certification is optional per participation in your choice of Retreat Gatherings (see Reiki Attunements Gathering below for details)

Balance Within

Your Balance Within™ Hosts are a collection of certified light-workers experienced in various energy healing modalities including Guided Meditation, Holy Fire Reiki, Shamanism, Ayurveda and Yoga, who through their own personal experiences have tapped into these higher energy vibrations and enjoy a state of balance in their own lives.  We welcome the opportunity to teach and share these gifts through a variety of Balance Within™ Gatherings & Activities in a relaxed, fun and engaging atmosphere – come as you are!  

Registered retreat guests will be sent an itinerary of Balance Within™ Retreat Gatherings & Activities in advance of your arrival.  Once at the retreat, you may choose to attend any/all activities on the schedule at your leisure, while still allowing for your own personal time to rest, relax and explore the beautiful natural surroundings right outside your door!  


Balance Within™ Retreat Gatherings & Activities

No prior experience with any of the Gatherings and Activities offered is needed, and all will be approached from a beginner level – Everyone Is Welcome.  Consider these activities an opportunity to explore, enhance and expand. Try something new, as releasing patterns, overcoming perceived limitations and broadening our experiences and awareness is what it’s all about! 

You will receive handouts and any other necessary materials specific to each Gathering that you attend.  Please also bring a Journal to the retreat and have it available for jotting down notes, thoughts and feelings you experience as you attend the various Gatherings and Activities throughout your stay. 


Introduction To Balance Within™

You will learn how to be in balance throughout your stay and how to apply these techniques anywhere, and at any time

All guests are welcomed with an informal meet and greet with your Balance Within Hosts.  Balance Within™ Creator, Peggy Klauer, provides an introduction to the Balance Within™ concept and takes you through several techniques in this first session.

  • Levels Of Existence
    Emotional guidance 
  • Exploring Thought Patterns & Journaling
    Bring awareness to thoughts/stories aligning with Nature and simplifying your world
  • Breath Awareness
    Balancing your energy 
  • Meditation & Mantras
    Teaching state of awareness
  • Yamas
    A moral compass for Compassion
  • Manifestation Wheel
    Setting your intentions and manifesting Self-Love

Reiki Attunements & Levels I & II Training Certification
Those already Reiki certified are welcome to join and enjoy beautiful realignment as part of re-activation attunements

When a Reiki Master initiates a student with Reiki healing energy, he/she is then gifted with the ability to channel Reiki energy through their own hands – to heal oneself and others

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing modality for the mind and body – a practice of channeling universal life energy with healing light and love.  Activating healing energy involves opening and tuning the heart, third eye, and crown chakras to higher frequencies.  The Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience.  The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master.  When a Reiki Master initiates a student with Reiki healing energy, he/she is then gifted with the ability to channel Reiki energy through their own hands – to heal oneself and others.

Reiki Master Peggy will overview Usui Holy Fire Reiki and its benefits  and perform a Holy Fire Reiki attunement on each participant. If you are already Reiki attuned at any level, this will be a “tune-up” activation for your existing Reiki energy, and we invite you to participate and share your energy as part of the group.  

If you do not have any Reiki background or experience, this is a unique opportunity to experience this beautiful healing energy and receive a Reiki Level I and/or Reiki Level II certification in which you will learn application and hands-on practice of symbols, chakra balancing and working with natural healing energy. 

Reiki Level I is a beginner level class open to all, however, you must be certified at Reiki Level I to attend the Reiki II session. If not already Reiki certified, we highly recommend attending both sessions during your stay to continue the flow of the higher vibration and to optimize the healing energy you receive in each class.

RestoraYin Yoga with Crystal Bowls Sound Healing

Linger quietly, savor the simple sweetness of life, and depart feeling nourished and balanced

Restorative Yin Yoga, Reiki Energy Healing and Massage combine for RestoraYin Bliss!  Reiki Master Peggy, the creator of RestoraYin, will lead the class into an active stillness state, a healing state, as Reiki Master Jill moves about the room offering light touch massage while activating Reiki healing energy as part of an evening Restorative Yin class accompanied by sound healing with crystal bowls played by Taylor.  This soothing yet powerful combination of energy modalities helps you to relax and rest deeply and completely to benefit all organ systems within the body.  Results typically include a deep release of blocked energy of mind and body.  This is a wonderful opportunity to linger quietly, savor the simple sweetness of life, and depart feeling nourished and well-rested. 

  • Yin Yoga class with emphasis on well-supported restorative postures
  • Light-touch Massage to help you sink deeper into your poses
  • Reiki Energy Healing Therapy activation during the class
  • Crystal Bowls Sound Healing therapy

Yoga Practice, Breath Awareness & Subtle Energy

Every thought and action changes the rhythm of breath

Yoga classes incorporating Breath Awareness, Subtle Energy and Meditation will be offered twice daily (indoors/outdoors) as part of a physical routine and a magical dance for the soul.  Class styles, including Basic and Flow, will be tailored based on the energy/experience level of our guests whether beginner, intermediate or advanced.  

  • Awareness of breath and movement, and the magical space between
  • Building heat in the body (tapas)
  • Flowing with your true, authentic self

Guided Meditation & Chanting

Meditation is a state of existence within movements of awareness throughout our day

Simple Meditation techniques and Chanting will be incorporated into several of the Balance Within™ Retreat Gatherings & Activities you experience throughout your stay, and we offer daily Meditations.  Learning these simple, yet powerful techniques are an excellent method into the subtle energy of True Self.  They are further enhanced when we perform them together as a group to unite as one.  Once learned, they can be easily recalled and become a daily practice to existence in a more peaceful state. 

  • Meditation helps us de-stress while fostering relaxation, self-awareness, focus, creativity and clarity of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state.   
  • Vibration of sound is both incredibly powerful and healing, lifting us from the ordinary and raising our consciousness.  The power of sound vibration when uttering the AUM Chant, or other mantras, not only helps us relax and go inward to our higher self but connects us to the vibration of the universe.

Past Life Regression

Look Into Your Past to Gain Insight and Clarity on Present Life Experiences and Relationships

Past Life Regression will lead you to one past life selected by your subconscious mind. The process uses a light hypnotic trance (it’s very gentle, more like meditation) to help your subconscious mind select the date and place of the life you wish to experience and to protect you from bringing back any uncomfortable emotions. The process is completely safe and very easy to do. After each past life regression, you will have a chance to write down your experience, share it with others, and have a Q & A Session with Peggy.

After taking the Past Lives Regressions workshop, many graduates experience the following effects:

  • A deeper understanding of yourself and your life purpose
  • Dissolution of stumbling blocks and obstacles in your life
  • Healing of broken relationships
  • Release of fears and anxieties
  • The ability to move on to a more profitable and fulfilling career

A past lives regression workshop is not just an experience to satisfy your curiosity. It can have an immediate, life-changing effect! Peggy will take you on a remarkable journey into the past so you may experience it in full detail for yourself and use the information to help you move forward in your current life right now.

Deep Release Breathwork

Breathe away stress, anxiety and pain to feel energized and more focused on your body and mind 

Dr. Brian leads breathwork sessions to help you learn how to use your breath to its fullest using a variety of techniques which he will tailor to the group participants and experience levels, including beginners with no prior breathwork experience. He will identify the best activities to benefit you in the styles of Wim Hof, Tummo and Holotropic breathing. You will leave each session feeling energized, reduce stress, and feel more focused on your body and mind.

You may experience physical releases of muscles that have been tight for a long time finally relaxing, emotions you have been holding on to may surface, you may see visualizations, and unlock a deeper understanding of yourself – all with the power of your own breath!  

Intentions & Manifestation Wheel

Intention, Peace, Energy, Guidance, Empowerment, Action, Surrender and Legacy

You will learn the energetic magic of creating a Manifestation Wheel based on eight spokes:  Intention, Peace, Energy, Guidance, Empowerment, Action, Surrender and Legacy.  A Manifestation Wheel helps you work with subtle energy to raise your frequency and intention to manifest health, happiness, peace, finances, and most importantly Self Love.

  • Create your own personal Manifestation Wheel
  • How to work with the Wheel and raise your frequency
  • Map an action plan using your Wheel:  the stronger the vision, the stronger the signal that emanates out to the universe

Shamanic Journey

Singing the soul home and calling on spirit to assist in the healing is the work of the Shaman 

We gather as a group as Balance Within™ Host, Shaman Jill, leads us on a Journey to the rhythmic beat of a drum.  Shamanic Journeying is a simple, ancient practice of meditation and finding answers about our individual past, present and future.  You will explore:  

  • Finding Your Meditation Center
  • Identifying Your Spirit Animal
  • Past Life Journey

Tapping into our past life information can be extremely healing.  By knowing the past life events that caused our emotions to be trapped, we are then free to let those emotions go and move forward in loving harmony.  We also are not drawn to repeating the patterns of attracting unhealthy situations based on the negative emotion we’re holding on to.  Find your soul purpose, and life takes on new meaning.  Connecting on a soul level is part of the miracle of our Earthwalk. 

Shamanic Drum Circle & Bonfire

Relax, enjoy, explore the music, and feel your natural creativity and curiosity emerge as the rhythms grow and change 

Balance Within™ Host, Shaman Jill, leads an evening Drum Circle and Meditation outdoors on the dune, by the light of a bonfire and the moon.  Indigenous peoples of the world have for millennia gathered under the night sky, stars and moon to dance and make music.  The beat of the drums brings us in tune with the rhythms of nature to evoke and raise powerful currents of life energy.  Relax, enjoy, explore the music, and feel your natural creativity and curiosity emerge as the rhythms grow and change.  

  • Each person is able to express themselves through their individual instruments while simultaneously participating as part of a larger whole for a therapeutic experience – a new voice, a collective voice, emerges as we drum together and just have fun! 
  • No prior drumming experience necessary and drums and rattles will be provided (you are also most welcome to bring your own drums or other musical instruments if you like)

Cacao Ceremony

Cacao ceremonies are a centuries-old ritual seen as the ultimate heart-opener 

Taylor leads a Cacao Ceremony wherein we gather as a group to set heartfelt intentions and celebrate community. In addition to being packed full of vitamins and minerals, cacao increases blood flow to the brain which helps to strengthen awareness and focus while aiding the body to heal, detoxify and to give your immune system a good boost. Unlike coffee, which contains a high-concentration of caffeine that stimulates the nervous system and can give you a jittery buzz, ceremonial cacao contains an abundance of theobromine that stimulates the cardiovascular system and can give you the feeling of a warm and uplifting “hum”.

Food & Energy Awareness

Food is not just eating energy, it’s an experience

Amy will review principles related to nutrition and food choices.  We highly recommend guests keep a record of what they eat the week prior to visiting the retreat in order to be able to reflect on your customary food choices as you learn more about nutrition and energy during the retreat. 


Journaling is an awaking of the truth. Bringing us to awareness of the correct choice thus keeping us inline within a balanced state of compassion

We recommend that you bring a journal with you to the retreat, as you will find it helpful to write down notes, thoughts and feelings as you attend the Gatherings and the various experiences of your stay.  Teaching awareness through Journaling will also be addressed in the Balance Within™ Gatherings