Deliberate Stillness Day-long Retreat 2022

Muir Beach, CA, United States

David Moreno
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Nov 20, 2022
Group size: 1 - 28
Deliberate Stillness Day-long Retreat 2022
Muir Beach, CA, United States

David Moreno
  • Email address verified
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19 reviews

Nov 20, 2022
Group size: 1 - 28

About this trip

A Day-long Meditation & Somatic Movement Retreat

Enter the green silence of redwoods. Slip into the quite subtle experience of kriya, pranayama, and mindful meditation practices. Delve into Deep Flow Yoga and guided Yoga Nidra periods for a replenished you.  During free time, take a peaceful walk to Muir Beach or through the  fertile organic farm of Green Gulch Zen Center. Lunch will come from  their lush gardens. This full-day retreat is a gift to yourself, a  chance to stretch both body and mind–a silent holiday.

This silent day-long retreat will move between asana practice and  sitting or “abiding.” Asana portions will not only be designed to take  us deeply into profound states of consciousness but will also be  designed to enable us to sit more effortlessly once hips and legs have  been opened systematically.  Lunch and free time will also be done as a  silent practice.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center
1601 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA 94965

What’s included

Includes day-long instruction, access to facilities, lunch, and tea service.


This schedule is subjected to inspirations & impulses...

9:00 – Opening Circle

9:30-11: Qi Gong & Asana Practice
11:00-11:30 Pranayama & Meditation
11:30-12:30 Lunch Break
12:30-1:00 Yoga Nidra
1:00-2:00 Pranayama & Restorative Yoga
2:00-2:15 Break
2:30-3:30 Yin Yoga Practice
3:30-4:00 Abiding Meditation
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:15 Deliberate Stillness

5:15-5:30 Closing Circle

Diet: A plant-based diet is best for this day, potentially the day before and after. Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs, oily and sugary foods. The organic lunch served at Green Gulch is vegetarian.

Silence: This is a silent retreat, with opportunities to talk during discussion periods.

"Look between the thoughts, rather than at the thoughts. When you happen to walk in a crowd, you do not fight every person you meet - you just find your way between them." ~ Nisargadatta

Not included

Overnight accommodations before or after the retreat can be arranged separately through Green Gulch Farm (415.383.3134).

For more details, contact David at:

Cancellations: $50 of your registration fee is nonrefundable. Reservations canceled less than 30 days prior to the retreat date are 100% non-refundable.

What to Bring

Dress comfortably in layers. The yurt has an iron stove fire in it to  keep us warm should we need. Fog can roll in even on the warmest days,  or it might be sunny and warm throughout. 

Props are available on site but it is uncertain at this time of availability due to the pandemic. I'll know closer to our date. If not, please consider having the following props or prop alternative: Block, Bolster (cushion or blankets), Yoga Strap, Blankets, Eye Pillow.

Car Pool

Carpool options will be recommended for those of coming from the east bay or San Francisco. That will be arranged closer to the retreat date, once registration is completed.

Your Organizer

David Moreno
19 reviews
David Moreno, ERYT 500, YACEP, SFT, has taught at international yoga conferences, festivals, universities, and teacher trainings worldwide. He has worked privately with students in the fashion and entertainment industries as well as professional athletes. Among those athletes taught include the U.S. Olympic Men’s Swim team coaches for the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He has worked as a product advisor and ambassador for the Canadian Athletica Company, Lululemon, is a certified Pilates instructor, Somatic Fitness Trainer and, an ordained minister. His yoga commentaries have been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, LA Yoga Magazine, and Common Ground. His dance criticism and reviews are featured Culture Vulture. David is also the creator and producer for Yoga DVDs, electronic books, Yoga Nidra downloads, and subscription yoga classes for Yoga Vibes. He is known for his keen sense of humor, making his teachings fun and informative. David lives in San Francisco, CA.


Another wonderful retreat with David! David fostered a welcoming inclusive experience from the opening circle, to the yoga practices, moon ceremony, secret valentines, and closing bonfire. I came alone and left with many new friends. The location Playa Viva was an amazing eco-resort that prioritizes sustainability and engagement with the local community. The food was delicious. Thank you David for creating this amazing retreat! 🙏
By Margaux J for MAS YOGA: Playa Viva, Mexico 2022 on 01 Mar, 2022
We had a great time in Sicily. Met wonderful people, shared memorable moments, ate delicious food and managed to do lots of yoga, meditation, dance and laugh together,; all in a beautiful, serene place.
By Mojgan V for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 24 May, 2019
We had a wonderful time in a beautiful location with a marvellous teacher. Inspiring and beautiful experience.
By Margaret B for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 20 May, 2019
We had great time. Wonderful groupe. Amazing food. Very nice and friendly staff and with David Moreno was amazing and great experience.. I had such a wonderful time.thank you for everything ??
By Saloumeh P for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 15 May, 2019
Great trip. Nice site. Great group of folks. Good food. Fantastic yoga. David is a remarkably gifted teacher. Overall a wonderful trip!
By Douglas B for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 13 May, 2019
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Abhimanyu (David,) I’m glad I waited to tell you about my experience in New Mexico, because I wasn’t aware of how much it would affect me now that I’ve returned to my “normal life.” There was a sadness that I think we all felt when we had to say goodbye to our magical alternate reality we shared, and you helped create for us, in those mountains full of deep wisdom. But since I left the retreat I’ve felt a return to something that I forgot, or missed within me. I’ve taken so many tools for my own spiritual practice from this that I honestly did not expect, I’m so grateful. And like Wolf said, “so inspired by you!” I feel a deep connection with everyone who shared this experience with me, and I think they would agree that this was a transformative experience, to say the least. I would sincerely encourage anyone to do something like this. Going into this I was in a particularly worn down place, emotionally, but yoga has allowed me to transcend that and be in the moment, and cultivate a practice, both spiritually and physically that is nothing short of amazing. Like my mom said, this is a turning point for me, and I didn’t even realize it at the time, but my practice is bolstered by, and draws upon the truly transformative experience I’ve had at the Jemez retreat. I am eternally grateful! THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, much love.
By Marlowe K on 08 Nov, 2016
David's trip "Journey to Petra" was an unforgettable trip that was so much more than Petra. The community, the yoga, the food, the sights, the time spent walking the roads of ancient civilizations put so much of my daily life into better perspective. This was some combination of retreat and adventure in a land that holds history of mythic proportion. Seeing this part of the world was also a humbling experience that brought me compassion and understanding for past and present political, religious and social events. I am changed and I would do this Journey again in a heartbeat.
By Ceri, D on 12 Oct, 2016
My personal highlight of the trip was the famed Wadi Rum desert stay with an early morning camel ride with the Bedouins and an exquisite "glamping" private tent stay. Every moment was like a dream, steeped in age old history and beauty beyond explanation...
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