Inward Bound

Inward Bound teaches us how to stay sane and productive in a challenging times


A Multi-Stage Classroom Experiential Workshop

The Inward Bound course is a series of indoor classes offered to anyone who seeks a greater sense of self empowerment and creativity in their life and relationships among family members, coworkers and fellow community members. Participants experience a combination of lectures, demonstrations, media presentations, and activities. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the scientific basis of the body-mind connection
  • Understand the conscious and sub-conscious messages of body language
  • Understand somatic analysis
  • Learn to take insightful ‘inventory’ during challenging interactions
  • Learn the difference between being in a reaction and being in a response
  • Recognize subconscious triggers that interfere with clear communication
  • Realize how breathing (or not breathing) affects your ability to be present
  • Become aware of the ‘Thinker/Feeler/Doer’ archetype of how each communicates
  • Learn the underlying behavioral patterns of ‘Push, Pull, Stop, and Allow’
  • Appreciate healthy boundaries

By Learning the Specific Outcomes Listed Above, Participants Will be Able to:

  • Apply the knowledge of body language and somatic analysis to enhance communication
  • Practice moving from feeling reactive to being responsive
  • Give examples of the Thinker/Feeler/Doer archetypes
  • Demonstrate breath patterns that decrease tension and improve relational contact
  • Apply ‘Push, Pull, Stop, and Allow’ in a variety of social and professional settings
  • Demonstrate healthy boundaries

Who should attend this workshop?

Directors, Managers, Coaches, Teachers, Leaders, Sales and Business Professionals, Massage Therapists, Speakers, Counselors, and anyone who seeks to improve communication skills and enhance productivity in interpersonal and inner-personal relationships.

V. Assumptions:

Proficient communicators receive information, understand and synthesize it and express themselves effectively and efficiently.  Communication is most successful when we understand and respond to all the verbal and non-verbal cues.

Insightful and competent communication skills are a key to success in life, work and relationships. 

Class sizes are limited; you’re encouraged to register early. 

Inward Bound helped me begin to understand and accept myself without being caught up in “changing” something.  It gave me the tools to effectively be in relationship with myself and others, “as I am”.

Additional Details

Registration Details

Contact us at or call Steve at 509-433-8109 to register.

Class is two Saturdays, 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM with a one hour lunch on Feb 3 and 11 am to 5 pm on Feb 10.

Cost is $170 for both classes or $90 for one class. 

Format and Procedures:

  • Participants experience a combination of lectures, demonstrations, media presentations, individual and group practice.

Course Requirements:

  • Class attendance and participation policy:
  • Full day attendance with completed evaluation is required.

Recommended reading:  

  • Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman  
  • Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
  • Bioenergetics by Alexander Lowen
  • Coming to Our Senses by John Cabott-Zinn


The Body-Mind Connection

  • The Scientific basis of our body mind connection
  • Using our physical, mental, emotional baseline for taking personal ‘inventory’
  • Trusting insight and intuition. Our gut feelings.

Bioenergetic Awareness

  • Somatic analysis
  • Understanding Reaction vs. Response
  • Applying the Thinker/Feeler/Doer Archetypes

Energy Psychology

  • Psychodynamics of Push Pull Stop and Allow
  • The self healing response
  • Healthy Boundaries
$170 for two full Saturdays: 2/3/18 and 2/10/18 or $90 for one Saturday
February 3, 2018 - 9:00am
February 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Feb 3 Class:

Canyon Wren
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
7409 Icicle Rd.
Leavenworth, WA 98826


Feb 10 Class:

Evolve Local Yoga
11779 Hwy 2, Suite 107
Leavenworth, WA 98826

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