Dream Yoga:

The Path of Awakening Through Sleep and Dream

With Andrew Holecek Friday, May 5th - Wednesday, May 10th, 2023

Discover the world of nocturnal meditation, where a wealth of wisdom awaits you every night. Lucid dreaming is the first of five nocturnal practices, which include liminal dreaming, dream yoga, sleep yoga, and bardo yoga

These meditations offer boundless potential for psychological and spiritual growth, and provide a unique “night school” to explore the nature of mind and reality. 

During this program we’ll examine the science behind lucidity, the benefits, Eastern and Western techniques to induce lucid dreams, and what to do with them. Learn how lucid dreaming leads to lucid living and lucid dying. Discover how this ancient practice can change your brain, facilitate healing, and spiritually wake you up.

At this Lucid Dream Yoga 5-Day Retreat, join us in the foothills of the Alpujarra mountain range in Spain, stay in traditional Alpujjaran style accommodation at this magical retreat center, and meet like-minded people while you learn about some of the deepest offerings from the wisdom traditions.

Your Registration Includes:

 5-Day Retreat with Andrew Holecek.
 5 Nights of Accommodation in traditional Alpujjaran shared or single occupancy bedrooms.
 3 Meals per day of healthy, nourishing, home-grown, organic where possible, and always locally-sourced ingredients.
 Daily yoga and naturalist walks with the team, and time to explore trails, springs and surrounding nature.
 Hand-built traditional wood-fired sauna (holds up to eight people) and two swimming pools fed by natural springs and heated by the sun.

Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek has completed the traditional three-year Buddhist meditation retreat and offers seminars internationally on lucid dreaming, the art of dying, nonduality, and meditation. He is the author of many books, including the Dream Trilogy: The Lucid Dreaming Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Your Dream Life; Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep; and Dreams of Light: The Profound Daytime Practice of Lucid Dreaming, as well as the audio learning course, Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming. His latest book is the forthcoming Reverse Meditation: How to Use Your Pain and Most Difficult Emotions as the Doorway to Inner Freedom

Dr. Holecek is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the author of scientific papers on lucid dreaming. His work has appeared in Parabola, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Utne Reader, Buddhadharma Magazine, Light of Consciousness, and many other periodicals. 
He also hosts the popular "Edge of Mind Podcast", which features conversations with leading-edge thinkers in science, philosophy, spirituality, psychology, health care, and integral studies. He is also the founder of "Night Club", an international community of students and teachers interested in meditation, lucid dreaming, and the nature of reality.
The aspiration behind Andrew’s writing and teaching is to help others: to help them by understanding the difficulties inherent on the spiritual path; to help by transforming the obstacles at the end of life into opportunities; to help by introducing people to the power of meditation; and to help by realizing you can use the night to transform the day.

He holds degrees in classical music, biology, and a doctorate in dental surgery. Andrew lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Braddon Hall

Braddon Hall has been on the Dharma path since 1987, after he broke a hip at the age of 17. The path continues to unfold almost every day. He lived 30 years in Boulder, Colorado, where he soaked up wisdom from many traditions. He has had the privilege to study 20 years of Ashtanga yoga with Richard Freeman, including some time in Mysore, India, with Pattabhi Jois. In the last two decades his body slowed down; he transitioned to Body Based meditation with Reggie Ray and found the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana path. To not get overly serious, he brought his two cute sons and wife to the fun, and they co-taught Circus Yoga for many years.

 Neuroscience of Lucid Dreaming

Many research papers have been published in the emerging field of lucid dreaming and revealed the powerful application of lucid dreaming has as a practice for enhanced metacognition. For example, the Harvard Business Review published an article that confirmed practice within lucid dreams improves performance in real life.

At the University of Lincoln, it was found that lucid dreamers exhibited better problem solving abilities in their day-to-day lives. At the National Library of Medicine two studies found that motor practice within lucid dreams was similar in effectiveness in improving performance as actual physical practice and mental practice in wakefulness.
Researchers at Yale University in the US have discovered that people are able to learn new skills in their dreams through lucid dreaming. Yale team member Dr Peter Morgan said people can use the lucid dreaming technique to train their brains: “We know that by engaging circuits in the brain we can change its architecture”. It was found that lucid dreamers performed better in gambling tasks that tested the regions of the brain involved in social interactions and emotional decision-making. This finding was supported by a previous study where lucid dreamers practiced throwing coins into cups and were better at the task upon wakingSimilar improvement were also observed in a study that tested dart throwing within dreams.

You'll Learn:

 How To Develop A Noctural Practice To Activate Lucid Dreaming
 How To Learn Faster And Acqure New Skills While You Sleep
 How To Conquer Fear And Overcome Psychological Obstacles
 How To Interpret Dream Symbols And The True Nature Of Your Mind
 The Science Behind Lucid Dreaming
 Methods For Lucid Dreaming: Beginner To Advanced
 The Correct Way To Prepare For Sleep And Noturnal Practices
 And Much More!

05 - 10 May 2023

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You'll Learn:

 How To Develop A Noctural Practice To Activate Lucid Dreaming
 How To Learn Faster And Acqure New Skills While You Sleep
 How To Conquer Fear And Overcome Psychological Obstacles
 How To Interpret Dream Symbols And The True Nature Of Your Mind
 The Science Behind Lucid Dreaming
 Methods For Lucid Dreaming: Beginner To Advanced
 The Correct Way To Prepare For Sleep And Noturnal Practices
 And Much More!

05 - 10 May 2023

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 Getting There:

Located nearby Orgiva, a beautiful town in the South of Spain. This is a one hour forty five minutes from Malaga and one hour from Granada airport. The address is kept secret and only available to retreat participants. When booked, you will receive the "how to get here" information.

 Arrival and Departure Information:

Arrival day is Friday May 5th. Check in time is any time after 3 pm. Dinner is from 6:30 to 7:30. Andrew will have an opening session that evening from 8-9 pm. If you plan to arrive after 6pm, please contact us in advance so the retreat centre can make arrangements for you.
Departure day is Wednesday, May 10th. Breakfast will served before check out. Andrew will have a closing session that morning from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM. It is not mandatory if you need to get started home earlier.

 Daily Retreat Schedule - What to Expect:

 Daily Retreat Schedule:

Friday: Arrival Day - opening session that evening from 20:00 - 21:00
Saturday to Tuesday: See Daily Schedule Below
Wednesday: Departure Day - with a non-mandatory closing session that morning from 10:00 to 11:30

07:30 - 08:30 Vitality Flow Yoga With Braddon
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 13:30 Morning Teaching Session with Andrew

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 Free Time

17:00 - 19:00 Afternoon Teaching With Andrew
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:15 - 21:15 Evening Teaching With Andrew

The evening sessions will be after dinner with extra time for Q&A, sky gazing practice, and lucid dream induction techniques. There will also be time for “aimless wandering” meditation sessions outside and plenty of break time to enjoy the natural beauty of the setting.

 Dining Information:

The retreat includes dinner on the day of check in, breakfast and lunch on the day of check out, and three meals on full program days. 

While every attempt is made to cater for every individual on retreat, those who have specific needs are encouraged to get in touch in advance and provide details around any dietary restrictions. Each accommodation building has fully working kitchens.

 Dining Hall Hours:

Hairdryers: They do not provide them in every cabin, but do have a few extra that guests can request at the front desk.

Cell phones: There is no cell service at the retreat center, and no wifi in the cabins. The Main Lodge has satellite Wi-Fi (open 24 hours a day).

Drinking water: All the water on the property is potable so all cabins can drink straight from the taps.

Sundries: There is a small gift shop and snack shop.

 Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your registration for a full refund until April 5th. Thereafter all registrations are non-refundable.

Paradise Retreat Space

Nourishing Meals

The centre's experienced chefs take pride in creating delicious, healthy meals using home-grown and where possible organic and always locally-sourced ingredients, to prepare nutritious raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes. They are happy to accommodate needs of all guests with allergies to particular foods and often prepare gluten and dairy free meals - all served with love!


There are 30 shared and 10 private occupancy bedrooms in various dwellings built using locally sourced materials. There are 6 stone buildings built in traditional Alpujjaran style. The stone buildings also have comfortable communal spaces with fully working kitchens. The WIFI internet connection can be used in the main house where one can enjoy a book from our library and socialise with the other guests. Each dwelling has various fully functional bathroomsThe original home-catering kitchen is situated in the main farmhouse with a large dining area and stunning views down the valley to The Mediterranean Sea.

A Personal Note from Andrew

"As a former dental surgeon, concert pianist, competitive freestyle skier, and now author, I cannot tell you how transformative lucid dreaming has been for all my physical, professional, and psycho-spiritual pursuits. I’ve literally practiced Beethoven sonatas in my lucid dreams, rehearsed lectures, incubated dreams to receive ideas for books, acted as a surrogate dreamer for others, healed myself in dreams, had hyper-lucid dreams more real than waking reality, received precognitive dreams that accurately foretold physical events (and probably prevented serious untoward experiences), received scores of teachings, and purified countless bad habits. Many of the most transformative experiences of my life happen in my dreams. What are dreams made of? They’re made of your mind. By working with your mind in such a distilled environment, you can really accelerate your growth and development. Had I not personally experienced – and continue to experience ­– these remarkable benefits (and I’ll share many more in the retreat, including videos of others reaping the same benefits), I’m not sure I would believe that so much is possible when you explore the nocturnal mind. Please trust me, it is! This is why I’m so passionate about the nocturnal meditations, and delight in sharing the magic with others. You’re sleeping on top of a vast untapped natural resource every night that can exceed your wildest dreams – and then help you fulfill them in waking life."


 Are There Any Prerequisites?
No, the only prerequisite is an open mind. You don’t need any meditation experience to attend
 I have never had a lucid dream. Is it still appropriate for me to attend?
Yes, many people who attend will have never had a lucid dream before while others may have some experience with it. All you need is an interest and enthusiasm for learning about it. All levels of lucid dreamers and meditators are welcome!
 What gear and clothing should I bring?
Small blanket to use on meditation cushion or chair for comfort, notebook & pen, casual outdoor clothing and footwear (layering will allow you to adjust to the changing temperatures). A windproof and waterproof jacket, bathing suit, flip flops, sunscreen and a hat, bug spray, day pack for hikes and on-foot exploration, water bottle.
 Is there WIFI?
WIFI internet connection can be used in the main house where you can also enjoy a book from the library and socialise with other guests.
 Where is the retreat center located?
The retreat centre is nestled in the foothills of the Alpujarra mountain range in Spain. This is the perfect location to experience break-throughs and personal transformation while in the presence of nature.
 What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds 30 days before the retreat starts. We reserve the right to cancel at anytime. If we cancel the retreat, you will receive a full refund. Travel insurance is also recommended.
 Who should I contact if I have questions?
For questions concerning the retreat content, please write to andrew@andrewholecek.com. For any questions about the the facility, food service, or other logistics, please contact info@axiafutures.com.
 How can I travel to and from the venue?
If you wish to travel via shared transport provided, you will be able to provide us with your details via a sign up form and chosen time slot. On Friday the 5th at 12pm and 4pm there will be transportation from Malaga Airport to the retreat. The cost for the transportation is €20 per one way trip. The price of a private taxi service to the retreat venue from Malaga is approximately €100-€130. From Granada it is approximately €70-€100. The drive is approximately one hour and forty five minutes from Malaga or one hour from Granada airport. Please email us if you would like us to forward to you the contact details of private taxi services to and from the retreat.
What is the closest village or town to the retreat centre? 
The closest town is Orgiva and consists of three health food store, market store and other town amenities.
What language is the training delivered in? Do you offer translations?
The full training and teaching is delivered in English. Those who would like translation, we recommend the following translation apps: Live Voice and Time Kettle.
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