Deliberate Stillness Retreat 2016

Muir Beach, CA, United States

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David Moreno
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Nov 20 - 20, 2016
Group size: 1-30
Deliberate Stillness Retreat 2016
Muir Beach, CA, United States

David Moreno
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
7 reviews

$160
Nov 20 - 20, 2016
Group size: 1-30

About this trip

Enter the green silence of kriya, pranayama, and meditation practiceS. Delve into Deep Flow Yoga and Yoga Nidra towards a replenished you. During free time, take a silent walk to the beach or through the fertile organic farm. Lunch will come from the lush gardens. This full day retreat is a gift to yourself, a chance to stretch both body and mind.

This Silent Day Long Retreat will move between asana practice and sitting or "abiding" practices. Asana 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

Pranayama: Breathing Practice, Energetic Practice

Kriya: Usually means more of a cleansing or clearing practice. Some types of pranayama are considered Kriyas because of their specific affect.

Meditation: Mindfulness Practice. Various types of mindful meditation practices will be lead and will include Zen-styled walking practice.

Yoga Nidra: Guided Relaxation and Rejuvenating Meditation.

Asana: Physical Practice (Exercise) to open the Nadis or subtle body energetic pathways.

"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: david@moryoga.com

Before You Go

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. Yoga props are available at the yurt but bringing your favorites also ensures your comfort.

CAR POOL
I will send out an email to the participants the week before the retreat and encourage you to car pool if possible. Many of you wil be coming from the same areas.

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David Moreno
7 reviews
David Moreno, RYT 500, 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.

Reviews

This trip was a transformative experience - an opportunity to truly unplug, restore and refresh. Excellent food and beverage, prepared from farm fresh ingredients according to ayurvedic principles, two top notch yoga practices per day, luxurious hot springs on property, and two outstanding excursions to enjoy the New Mexico landscape - one to Bandelier National Monument - an "only in New Mexico" experience. Not only is David Moreno a yoga master, but his self care suggestions, and depth of wisdom create a new consciousness about one's body and wellness. The Bodhi Zen Center creates a rhythmic, meditative environment in which to connect with others, and oneself. I would definitely jump at the chance to return.
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Hi Abhi, I'm just writing to say thank you for such an extraordinary week. I'm still processing it all. And still doing the dinacharya routine (or some of it) each day! - and meditating in the mornings. Am already missing your yoga classes. Mark said something wonderful about the sequence of classes you taught over the course of the week - that they were like parts of a long serial poem, which was the whole week of practice. I agree. Hugs and love and gratitude - see you back in Oakland sometime soon Namaste Suzanne For anyone thinking of doing a retreat with David - you just won't find a sweeter, more expansively knowledgable teacher anywhere. He's the best.
Thank you, David, for a wonderful day. The Deliberate Stillness Retreat was a perfect introduction for my first all day yoga-mediation retreat. My wife had attended the previous year's retreat and this was her gift to me. I very much enjoyed the various forms of meditation and of course the yoga. Having the retreat at Green Gulch on a cool, rainy day served to enhance an already great experience. I am already looking forward to next year!
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Truthfully, Jordan was not a region of the world I thought I'd be visiting, but I can't possibly describe how happy I am I said yes. David orchestrated such a safe, rich and rewarding experience in such a truly amazing place. The balance of daily asana practice with perfectly curated cultural experiences (Dead Sea! Petra!! Camel ride by starlight!!! Yoga in a Bedouin tent!!!!), and - ohmygawd - the food! There's not a day since my return that I haven't marveled at just how lucky I am to have been in the right place at the right time to receive all the gifts this trip offered...
By Amy, Oakland on Oct. 12, 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...
By Kevin, Seattle on Oct. 12, 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, Dallas on Oct. 12, 2016
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