Eyesight & Bodywork Retreat in Vancouver

Are you looking for an immersive experience to heal your vision naturally?

Look no further!

From June 30th to July 3rd, 2019, Nathan Oxenfeld and Beata Barinbaum led an Eyesight & Bodywork Retreat on the beautiful Bowen Island near Vancouver, BC.

Participants got to spend 4 days and 3 nights without glasses, while learning powerful vision enhancing techniques from the Bates Method, Yoga, Somatic Movement, Bodywork, and more.

By the end of the retreat people not only notice a tangible improvement in your vision, but also know the tools to continue improving upon returning home.

This retreat provides the safe space to remove your glasses and practice natural vision improvement without needing to work, drive, or do other activities you would normally need lenses for. Can you remember the last time you spent 3 or 4 days with the naked eye? As you might imagine, some profound transformations can begin to take place when you do.

Each day we teach powerful practices sourced from the Bates Method to relax your mind and your eyes. To help connect the eyes to the rest of the body, you can also learn some self-massage and group massage techniques, as well as receive a personalized massage session from Beata. In addition to the main Eyesight & Bodywork topics, Nathan and Beata teach Yoga, Breathwork, Meditation, and Somatic Movement.

The setting for this retreat is an idyllic location for healing. Rivendell Retreat Center is perched atop Cates Hill on Bowen Island, which overlooks surrounding trees, water, and mountains. This is the perfect place to work on vision, providing sweeping vistas for distance gazing, several trails for communion with nature, and a sacred energy cultivated by the community.

What: Eyesight & Bodywork Retreat

Where: Rivendell Retreat Center, Bowen Island, BC, Canada

When: June 30 – July 3, 2019


About Your Retreat Leaders:

Nathan Oxenfeld wore glasses and contacts for 15 years before learning the holistic approach to eye care, which eventually led him back to 20/20 vision without glasses. He founded Integral Eyesight Improvement LLC in 2013 and has been helping other people improve their vision naturally locally in Asheville, North Carolina where he is based, online with people around the world, and in the various destinations he travels to – including Vancouver!


Beata Barinbaum is a certified Practitioner and Educator of School for Self-Healing in the Meir Schneider method and has been offering an extensive range of healing modalities since 1999.

She has trained in advanced Lymphatic Drainage therapy with Bruno Chikly, which assist the body in evacuating toxins from organs, connective tissue and all body systems; has studied at the Canadian College of Osteopathy; and has trained in Vision work with Sam Berne and Joseph Shapiro, as well as Body Psychology and Somatic Counseling.

Beata is offering massage, bodywork, movement, self inquiry, meditation, and music education to many of her clients of different ages and walks of life. In her practice, Beata draws on exercises involving breath, passive and active movement, coordination, and visualization. She helps clients experience their potential mobility, relief from pain, and improved vision, balance and well being. She is passionate about teaching self-massage techniques and helping others to develop the skill to explore movement to support the body’s well-being.

Beata invites you to become present and to feel connected in your body to those parts of yourself that are in need of nourishment, rest, rediscover, balance, and vitality.

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