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Blooming With Intention

A Special One Day Retreat with yoga, breathwork,
nature hike, and sound bath with Anneli Virkhaus and Alex Ballew


Saturday May 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Join Anneli and Alex for this beautiful day retreat at High Vibes Healing Studio! You'll be guided through an all levels yoga class, move energy with a powerful breathwork session, enjoy a hike down the Mountain Goat Trail, and feel vibrational bliss as we close with a sound bath.


Enjoy Anneli's Kripalu Flow yoga class. This class has a clear structure of opening, breathing or pranayama, warm ups, a vinyasa flow, a cool down, and longer savasana. This is an all levels yoga class and modifications are offered.


Breathwork is a healing therapy that uses conscious circular breathing to unlock an altered state of consciousness. The accelerated breath clears emotional blocks and stagnant energy from the mind and body. Conscious circular breathwork increases the circulation of oxygen through the body, which activates different areas of the brain to create new neural pathways for a deeper awareness and stronger self of sense, while releasing unresolved emotions and trauma. The session concludes with a primal release, where participants shake out their arms and legs, yell, howl, and simply get it all out! 


Sound Bath:

  Anneli and Alex will be filling the room with deep tones from gongs, gentle melodies from the crystal harp, vibrations from singing bowls, didgeridoos, rain sticks, bells, drums and more. Drift into the stillness below the mind and access the parasympathetic nervous system state for a chance to let go, rejuvenate, feel grounded and become deeply relaxed. Participants have an opportunity for meditation, emotional revelation, time to connect with themselves and ultimately tap into their innate ability for self healing. 

The Hike:

Head straight out of the studio door and get on the Mountain Goat Trail. This is a paved path that runs all the way from Monteagle to Sewanee. We will do a short portion of this path. All level hiking trail. Please bring a walking stick if you need extra support.


9:45 am:  Arrive and settle in

10:00 am: Introduction and Opening Circle

10:15-11:30 am: Slow flow yoga class led by Anneli

11:30-12:45 pm: Breathwork session lead by Alex

1:00-2:00 pm: Lunch break and social time (participants pack and bring their own lunch)

2:00-3:00 pm: Walk outside on the Mountain Goat Trail

3:15-4:45 pm: Dual led Sound Bath with Anneli & Alex

4:45-5:00 pm: Closing Circle

You will receive an email with retreat details a few days before the event. Please note refunds are not provided for cancellation as seats are limited. All purchases are non-refundable. Videos and images may be captured at this event for promotional purposes.

Meet Alex Ballew

Alex Ballew is on a mission to use vibrational sound therapy to help people find connection with themselves and others. He wants to bring joy, authenticity, unity and hope into everything he does. Secret River Sounds is spreading healing vibrations in the name of wellness, empowerment and love.

Alex founded Secret River Sounds in 2020. He is a certified in gong therapy through Mehtab Benton and has sound healing certifications through the Vibrational Sound Association as well as the Musical Mystics Sound Healing Academy.

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