At a time of such uncertainty, we must awaken to our deepest truth in order to understand how to move forward. Join Charity Kahn & Diana Oppenheim for a weekend utilizing yoga, mindfulness, and other activities as tools to help us face our harsh reality, tap into our collective and individual strength, and find the clarity and courage necessary to forge a clear path.
Stepping outside our daily life -- even for a few days -- can open a powerful doorway to creativity. We will spend the weekend moving our bodies and stilling our minds to help us gain insight into how to respond to our global catastrophe. What gifts do you have to share? How can you use your gifts in service of the earth? We will address these questions and more in vision planning and strategy sessions, and use transformative collaboration to cut through the delusion that we can't do anything about climate change.
One individual's actions can absolutely do a lot, and collective action can do much more. All of it is needed. In the face of mass extinction, animal cruelty, capitalistic greed, racist political systems and oppression around every corner, we need to take the time to pause -- not to turn away from reality, but rather to learn how to navigate its waters.
Throughout the weekend, we will enjoy vegan food cooked by amazing chef, Lindsey Kraten. We will practice daily yoga and meditation. And we will harvest collective wisdom. Together, we will explore what it means to be awake during such volatile times. And we will leave with a better sense of what we can do about it.
-This retreat is 100% vegan.
-This retreat will be zero waste.
-100% of profits generated will be donated to the Global Movement Network-- a decentralized funding pool for direct action environmental activists. The two organizations they fund are Vital Actions & L'eau Est La Vie Camp. Check out Global Movement Network!
Charity Kahn is a songwriter, musician, teaching artist and mindfulness instructor based in San Francisco, CA. She has released seven albums of award-winning music for families and is the founder of The JAM Experience, sharing music, movement and mindfulness throughout the SF Bay Area through her beloved classes, camps and concerts. Charity also combines the dharma and a passion for social and environmental justice in meditation classes, workshops, circles and concerts for grown-ups. Her mission in life is to help humanity wake up together through the vehicles of meditation, music and community, so that we may remember to care for each other and our precious Mother Earth.
Learn more at: www.jamjamjam.com
Diana Oppenheim is a San Francisco based yoga teacher, environmental activist and nature lover. She has been teaching full-time for ten years and has never stopped being a student herself. Her yoga style is ever evolving, but in general consists of slow, steady and precise movements geared toward cultivating focus and breaking patterns. She will leave lots of room for breath and of course some play! When she's not teaching yoga, she is riding her bike, cooking vegan food, helping to restore a coastal dune ecosystem, and supporting as many people along the way as possible.
Learn more at: www.dianamay.com
Founded in 1989, Animal Place’s California animal shelters fills a much-needed niche of farm animal rescue, sanctuary, education and adoption. Animal Place is one of the largest and oldest animal sanctuaries in the nation. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, and a 60-acre animal shelter in Vacaville, California. Animal Place extends compassion to all life with a special emphasis on farmed animals. This is executed by providing permanent sanctuary, education, legislation and appropriate placement of needy animals.
Learn more here: www.animalplace.org
You will share this king bed with a friend. You can sign up together, or we can find a good friend to share the bed with you if you're comfortable with that.
You will share this room with one other person.