Deliberate Stillness Retreat 2019

Muir Beach, CA, United States

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David Moreno
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Nov 17 - 17, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
Deliberate Stillness Retreat 2019
Muir Beach, CA, United States

David Moreno
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
22 reviews

$160
Nov 17 - 17, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

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.


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


Cancellations: Cancellations 30 days in advance are due full refund, less than 30 days registration fee is 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. 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. 

Your Organizer


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David Moreno
22 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.

Reviews

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.
We had a wonderful time in a beautiful location with a marvellous teacher. Inspiring and beautiful experience.
We had great time. Wonderful groupe. Amazing food. Very nice and friendly staff and hostess.yoga with David Moreno was amazing and great experience.. I had such a wonderful time.thank you for everything 🙏🏼
Great trip. Nice site. Great group of folks. Good food. Fantastic yoga. David is a remarkably gifted teacher. Overall a wonderful trip!
My experience with David is always magical. I will cross seven continents to be part of his workshops. The accommodations in Italy were lovely. Love you!
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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 Kent, Berkeley on Nov 08, 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
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
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