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
Includes day-long instruction, access to facilities, lunch, and tea service.
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."
Overnight accommodations before or after the retreat can be arranged separately through Green Gulch Farm (415.383.3134).
For more details, contact David at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations: Cancellations 30 days in advance are due full refund, less than 30 days registration fee is non refundable.
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.
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.