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An Introduction to TRE - Tension & Trauma Release Exercises

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 4 - 5:30 pm | $ 45

with Arlene Dijamco MD

Would you like a better understanding of the various forms of trauma and how it affects our mental health and well-being? Also how the build up of tension and stress in a rapidly changing world can undermine our health and quality of life.

Come to the Studio next Saturday June 29th. Meet Arlene, learn more and experience TRE for yourself! It's safe and accessible, something you can do on your own when you go home.

Discover your body's built-in mechanism of releasing tension, stress and trauma through muscular tremoring. It is quite amazing. My horse agrees - she moves freer and is more relaxed after a TRE session (for me!).  This method has now been taught in forty countries and has helped many thousands of people globally.  More about TRE

Those interested to learn more for their own application, or to carry this modaity into their professional lives, can attend Certification modules here at Galleywinter in December 2019 and March 2020.

Dr. Arlene Dijamco, MD, is a is an integrative & transformative physician, pediatrician and cranial osteopath - and a human dynamo of healing. Learn more at

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What others have experienced in Arlene's TRE workshops:

"I haven't felt this calm in I don't know how long. I feel a sense of relief like a physical weight has been lifted."   |     "You should teach this in all the schools."    |  "I sleep so much better after doing TRE"   | "Amazing! Totally unexpected and powerfully potent bodily experience with such positive psychological results."    |     “A great experience. Felt relaxed afterwards and mental clarity during the process.”

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Drum Circle

Friday, July 5, 2019 | 6-7:30 pm


with Rachael Mann

Do you love the sound and feel of Native American drums?

Do you want to learn more about how drums and sacred chants shift heavy energies and bring in more light?

Do you want to feel vibrant and energized?

Join Rachel at Galleywinter Farm to join in the fun and healing energy!

This event is FREE and open to the public. No musical experience required! We will have rattles and other instruments to borrow but please feel free bring your own drum,  rattle or any other percussion instrument.

A Breathwork Retreat with Sandy Morrison

Friday September 13 - 15, 2019 | Friday 5 pm - Sunday 4pm | $450 | Early Bird Discount $415 | Register


with Sandy Morrison

Our BREATHWORK - created by Stanislav Grof - has been compared to effects of *plant medicine* practiced by shamans. In our two days we’ll *breathe*, create a mandala, unpack understanding the Levels of Consciousness, apply breathwork experiences to our biological Lifeline. Sunday we will close the retreat and engage in group sharing and ceremony.

For more information contact  For new *breathers* an interview is required in person or by phone.  Sandy's office: 3054B Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville 22901. Or by phone @ 434-270-0432. 

Fee: $450.00. Early Bird discount by August 15 $415.00. Payments:

To choose your room and book your stay For more information contact Gail at


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Medicine Wheel Teachings

September 20 - 22, 2019 | Friday 10 am - Sunday 3 pm | Register


with Rachel Mann, Ph.D.

The Great Medicine Wheel of the New Earth is a journey through four Lodges which map the sacred journey of life based on the mystical wisdom of Tsalagi (Cherokee), Shamanism, Buddhism, and Depth Psychology worldviews.  In this 3 day retreat you will be invited to participate in ceremonies of energy healing, sacred song, dance, drumming and fire while discovering the power held in sacred directions of the South, West, North and East.  Be held in the sacred space and beautiful land of Galleywinter Farm.

Contact Rachel at 434-227-0538 or to register.

To book lodging at Galleywinter Farm go to Contact Gail with any questions about the farm or rooms.  434-244-2663 or

Memoir & Meditation

November 15 - 17, 2019 | 4pm Friday - 2pm Sunday | $325 | Register


with Dawn Curtis & Ellen Collins

Join Dawn Curtis and Ellen Collins for a weekend retreat of Yoga and Memoir writing in the healing and restorative environment of Galleywinter Farm in the lee of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Using nature, yoga asanas and meditation, plumb the deep well of memory and find the stories that matter.

We are each like an ocean, holding moments and impressions that sometimes hide in the depths and sometimes rise to the surface in shadowed glimpses or in absolute clarity. Memoir is a genre that helps us find those deeper places. Sometimes those deeper moments need to be teased out, because we have safeguarded them in the recesses of our minds. Sometimes all we need is some dedicated time to explore the stories we want to write.

Ellen Collins is an award-winning writer. She has published two books of poetry (The Memory Thief and Invitations: Poems of Yoga and Meditation). A teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools for over 20 years, she has also led writing workshops for adults and children.   |   Dawn Curtis is an experienced yoga educator and Certified Yoga Therapist having practiced yoga for more than 25 years. Her teaching is based in a deep love and commitment to her own practice, dedication to life-long learning and growth, and a genuine calling to empower others on their paths to well-being.
Dates:   November  15 - 17 
Check-in Friday 4 pm | Closure Sunday 2 pm

Fee (includes all retreat materials, food, and yoga/meditation classes)  
$325.00 preregistered by Saturday, October 12; after $375.00.  
Register early! Event will sell out! 
Lodging/Rooms booked separately with Galleywinter Farm. Contact Gail (434-244-2663) at Galleywinter for the group rate for this retreat.

TRE Global Certification Training

December 6-8, 2019 | 10 am - 6 pm | $475 - $525


with Maria Alfaro

8 CEUs available for massage therapists and bodyworkers nationally.

Description:  Those certified will be called “Certified TRE Providers” and will have the competency needed to teach both individuals and groups.

Both workshops are very experiential.

Module 1 is open to the public and it can be taken as a personal healing exploration. This 3-day class includes several guided TRE experiences, lectures on the anatomy, neurology, physiology and psychology of trauma, teaching of basic teaching and containment skills, the newest research on the nervous system, group discussions and sharing .. and MORE.

Module 2 is only open to the trainees who attended Module 1 and are enrolled in the TRE Global Certification Program. In Module 2, participants deepen their knowledge and experience of TRE and their facilitating skills. They learn no-touch and hands on interventions and about the role of fascia in the TRE process… and MORE. They also begin to facilitate the process for each other under supervision.

Module 1 – December 6, 7 & 8, 2019 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Module 2 – March 27, 28 & 29, 2020 | 10:00am - 6:00pm


Module 1 - December 6 -8, 2019. | $475 if paid in full by October 15, 2019, $525 after that date. | 

Module 2 - March 27 - 29, 2020. | $475 if paid in full by January 15, 2020, $525 after that date. | 

You can get a full refund (minus $30 administrative fee) up to two weeks before the training. If you cancel less that two weeks before the training your fee will be transferred to the next available training.

Additional supervision sessions are required for certification. Please review the Global Certification Requirements and costs and contact Maria with your questions about the program.

Galleywinter  Farm Studio
8801 Dick Woods Road
Afton, VA 22920

The hosting venue is very unique and has a few nice and reasonably priced rooms for rent.  For more information contact Gail:

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Ongoing Offerings

Sound Healing at the Farm

Saturday June 8 | July 6 | 6-7pm | $20


Crystalline tones will surround you, creating a beautiful soundscape to soothe your body, mind and spirit.  Benefits to your brain and body are similar to deep meditation, requiring no effort or experience on your part and bringing a high level of well-being, integrated throughout your entire body down to your cellular structure. We appreciate your support of this amazing work.  Our sound-healing practitoners are available for private sessions for individuals or groups.  Email if you have questions or need directions! We look forward to seeing you!

Sound Seed Project

with Dominique Clothiaux

Relax into a unique journey to your amazing parasympathetic system where deep healing resides. Enjoy an hour of immersion in the sounds and vibrations of Crystal Bowls, Gongs, and other overtone-emitting instruments to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation, enhanced energy movement in the body, and for some - profound healing effects.

Restorative Sound Healing

with Megan Sprague

Megan brings her special mix of drums, bells, bowls and more to help us journey into realms of deep healing and insight. Her sessions in the studio are always a delight. To learn more about Megan, please visit her website

Alchemy Singing Bowls

with Aiia Criostiona

Experience the highest quality crystal bowls on Earth! Singing bowls have been used for centuries to raise consciousness, release tension, increase awareness, and enhance physical well-being. Deeply relaxing and restorative, you will float on an ocean of sound vibration. 

Mindful Yoga with Tilak

Mondays, April 29 - June 24, 2019 | 11:00-12:15pm | $90/series and $15 for drop-ins | Register


Tilak Pyle

This gentle, stress-relieving yoga class is Pure Magic.  A person really can learn to relax and trust in movement from this place!!!  Perfect for those who like to listen to their body as they move. Yoga postures are integrated with the breath to build strength, flexibility, stamina, and mobility.  Tilak has been practicing yoga and meditation for 18 years and teaches yoga as an Intuitive Practice of Awareness. He holds degrees in Religious Studies, Literature & Religion, and has studied Sanskrit at the American Sanskrit Institute and the University of Virginia. His joy lies in facilitating meaningful experiences in the lives of his students. To learn more about Tilak: