I love silent retreats. I love attending them and I love leading them. Two distinct styles of silent retreats make up the Be Whole Be Happy retreats: Silence Meets Soma Retreats and Hridaya Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreats.

For a purely introspective journey where you get quiet in your body, energy and mind, The Hridaya Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreat offers more stillness, more daily meditation, and more internal and external quiet.

Silence Meets Soma Retreats combine the experience of silence with a somatic (embodied) journey of transformational breathwork, moving through trauma and shame patterns in the body, and creating a new relationship with our bodies – physical, emotional and mental. Jamie Renee Lashbrook co-hosts Silence Meets Soma Retreats in Washington.

All retreats offer nourishing vegetarian food, natural surroundings, and lots of time to get very, very quiet. Click on a specific upcoming retreat to find out more and register.


Hridaya Silent Retreats are created to intimately experience what meditation is and to feel the inner transformation it can bring. During our silent retreat, we offer practices centered on the Spiritual Heart – another name for the essence of our being. These come from a variety of traditions, including esoteric Christianity, Sufism, Buddhism, Tantra, Taoism and Yoga. All religious backgrounds, faiths and lifestyles are welcome in the Spiritual Heart! The atmosphere is one of love and strong spiritual support.

No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary as this silent retreat is designed for beginner and advanced meditators alike.

Dec 29th, 2018 @2pm – Jan 1, 2019 @2pm
Early Registration Discount until Oct. 15


Coming Soon – May 24-27, 2019

Silence Meets Soma

The deep desire of Silence Meets Soma is to remember our fully connected, fully present divine selves (substitute any word that calls to you for divine) and to do this THROUGH the body, allied WITH the body. Guided practices support the simultaneous experience (yes, embodied experience, not just conceptual understanding) that we are inseparable body and spirit; that body-mind-heart don’t exist alone and that the path to healing is not by treating one at a time, but talking, breathing, laughing, dancing, singing and crying with all of them together.

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