2021 Brain Education Festival

August 3, 2021
2021 Brain Education Festival


2021 Brain Education Festival

Water Up, Fire Down

The last couple of years have brought great changes to our lives and left many of us with a deep yearning to refresh and renew ourselves. We’ve designed an upcoming retreat in the beautiful Catskill Mountains (Upstate New York) as a way to not only create space and breathe, but also as a chance to cleanse and renew your inner world. We are happy to announce the upcoming Brain Education Festival, taking place September 10-12th in Honor’s Haven Retreat & Conference in Ellenville, NY.

The Brain Education Festival is an annual event that brings together people from all walks of life to focus on helping them deepen their sense of health, happiness, and peace. This year’s event is extra special because it is the first in-person festival since March 2020.

Brain Education is a unique mind-body harmonization system, created to help unlock the power and creative potential of the human brain. At this event, you will get to experience applying Brain Education principles and techniques, and the drastic improvements in health and well-being that come as a result. The festival’s theme is based on an ancient eastern principle known as Water Up, Fire Down.

Love Yourself More, Within A Caring Community

An experienced lineup of Brain Education trainers will deliver on many different topics throughout the 3-day festival. You will have a chance to experience everything from martial arts to mindfulness, including many experiences that help to awaken your passion and revive parts of your life. Early morning sessions will help to awaken your senses, mid-day sessions will aid in your personal growth, and evening sessions will give you a chance to reconnect with nature. Each experience is designed to help you grow your self-love and become a healthier, happier contributor to our global society.

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2021 Brain Education Festival

Friday, September 10th – Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Honor’s Haven Retreat & Conference
1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville, NY 12428

Classes & Instructors

Day 1

Friday, September 10, 2021

Check-in day. Early arrivals may join the following programs before the opening ceremony at 7pm.

10:00 - 11:30am

Stretching, Relaxation & Healing

Instructor: David Driscoll
Stretch out and rest your mind from a busy day of traveling. Prepare your body and mind to receive powerful energy during the weekend.

4:00 - 5:30pm

DahnGong: Energy Harmonization Qigong

Instructor: ChungSuk
Experience an ancient Korean form of qigong to harmonize and balance your three bodies and seven energy centers with that of heaven and earth. You’ll learn beautiful mindful, flowing movements that can be done at any physical condition, age, and level.

7:00 - 7:30pm


Instructor: MinJae Kim

7:30 - 9:00pm

Creating Longevity with Water Up Fire Down

Instructor: ByukWoon
How can you create an environment within your body that can help foster a long, healthy life? Learn deep principles of how the body, mind, and spirit work based on Water Up Fire Down to create health.

7:30 - 9:00pm

Changing Your Destiny

Instructor: Blue Ocean
Changing your destiny starts with changing your energy. Learn how to quickly change any negative or depressed energy into one that’s happy, joyful, and bright. Through this process, you will learn and experience techniques to practice daily to change the course of your destiny.

9:30 - 10:00pm

Star & Moonlight Meditation by the Lake

Instructor: Sky Yim
There’s nothing like gazing into the night sky in the mountains—especially in the beautiful Catskills of New York. Experience a relaxing star and moonlight meditation in nature.

Day 2

Saturday, Sept 11, 2021

6:30 - 7:30am


Instructor: Johashim
Start the day with a refreshing session of slow, flowing movements that gently wake your brain and body up to get your day going.

6:30 - 7:30am

Sunrise Meditation by the Lake

Instructor: ChungSuk
Receive the energy of the sun into your whole body. Recharge every cell from your head to your toes to start the day full and alive.

9:00 - 10:30am

Upgrading Your Consciousness for Self-Healing

Instructor: Oceana
Your brain is the command center of your body’s health and emotions. Learn how to tap into the power of your consciousness so that you can activate your natural self-healing ability.

9:00 - 10:30am

DahnMuDo: the Martial Art of Enlightenment

Instructor: Joonmin Yoo
DahnMuDo is a non-combative martial arts form that incorporates the elements of nature and spiritual growth to find your True Self. Experience movements that are suitable for all ages and can be modified to any physical condition.

2:00 - 5:00pm

Outdoor Nature Healing Experiences

Instructor: JungShim, Bama Kim, KeumDao, Alex Rivas
Our event venue, nestled in the Catskills mountain range, is a truly magical place with a waterfall, lush forest, gardens, and greenery on property. You will break into groups and experience various nature healing experiences to refresh your body, mind, and spirit.

8:00 - 9:30pm

Bonfire Sound Healing & Dynamic Meditation

Instructor: Ilchibuko Todd
Gather around the fire and experience deep sound healing to awaken your soul's passion. Let your soul's fire ignite to create a new future for yourself! You’ll feel a deep, fulfilling connection to an unconscious layer that is rarely tapped into.

Day 3

Sunday, Sept 12, 2021

6:30 - 7:30am

Meridian Stretching

Instructor: Sunghan Jang
Move your body with various stretches designed to open your meridians (energy channels) to get your energy flowing. Suitable for all ages and modifications can be made for any physical condition.

6:30 - 7:30am

Tai Chi

Instructor: Brian Huff
Enjoy a beautiful flow sequence of tai chi for strengthening your joints and improving your balance. You’ll wake up to a refreshing way to practice mindfulness in the morning.

9:00 - 10:30am


Instructor: MinJae Kim

10:30 - 11:30am

Gathering by Regions & Networking

Brain Education Festival will be held in beautiful Honor’s Haven Retreat & Conference, in the Catskill Mountains of New York. When not in session, you will have a chance to explore the waterfalls, trails, gardens and green surroundings of the retreat. It can be a time of great healing and renewal.

The event begins at 10am (ET) on Friday (9/10) and concludes at 11:30am on Sunday (9/12)—you’re invited to join us for all three days to receive the full benefits of the program. If you cannot make it for the entire weekend, however, there is a single-day pass available as well. Contact your local Body & Brain center for more information and details regarding lodging, transportation and registration.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at this year’s festival! Let’s come together and create a happier, healthier world!