Yoga & Meditation Retreat - Connecting to Self Energy

Soquel, CA, United States

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Jerry Givens
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Apr 25 - 28, 2019
Group size: 9 - 14
Yoga & Meditation Retreat - Connecting to Self Energy
Soquel, CA, United States

Jerry Givens
  • Email address verified
  • LinkedIn verified
3 reviews

$695
Deposit: $300
Apr 25 - 28, 2019
Group size: 9 - 14

About this trip

Connect to your Self this Spring with Jerry Givens and special guest teacher and psychologist Sandy Huynh for a 4-day, 3-night extended weekend of yoga, meditation, deep inquiry, and rejuvenation at the Land of Medicine Buddha located in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. What's the difference between ego and higher consciousness? What about our lives has created a disconnect between who we try to be and who we really are? This weekend we'll explore the levels of meditation, how our minds work in relationship to our practice, and how we can work toward healing by connecting to the purest nature of our Selves. 


While here, you will be nourished by: 

- healthy vegetarian meals 

- guided meditations

- yoga classes

- yoga nidra sessions

- deep conversation about connection with your truest Self with Jerry and guest teacher Sandy Huynh, A-MFT. 


You'll also have plenty of time to both rest and explore, including miles of hiking trails, shrines, and self-led meditation walks around the property and surrounding area.


Spa services are also available for optional additional self-care. Set your worries aside and connect with yourSelf for this deep and nourishing weekend!


What to bring:

1. Yoga Mat

2. Props that you may need (blocks, bolster, strap, sweat towel)

3. Shoes for Hiking/walking (we're in the woods, plan accordingly)

4. Water bottle

5. Journal

6. Bathing suit (for the sauna)

7. Ear plugs (if you're sensitive to ambient sound)

8. Your open heart <3 and mind :)


General Schedule: 

Thursday - 4-6pm Arrival, 6pm Dinner, 7-9:30pm Welcome Session

Friday & Saturday - AM Session, Afternoon Session, Evening Session

Sunday - AM Closing Session

*3 meals included each day

Included

- Yoga Practices

- Guided Meditations

- Yoga Nidra Sessions

- Yoga Psychology Talk with Sandy Huynh, A-MFT

- Delicious Vegetarian Meals

- Lodging (Shared, Double, or Single Rooms)

- Free time to explore, relax, and renew

- Miles of hiking trails 

- Sauna

Not Included

- Transportation to LMB (carpooling encouraged)

- Spa services

About Land of Medicine Buddha

Land of Medicine Buddha is an environmentally conscious meditation and retreat center. Their campus is located on 108 acres of coastal foothills and stands adjacent to 10,000 acres of redwood forest preserved by the State of California. They are tucked away from the bustle of local beach towns, yet easy to reach. 


The most important guideline there is mindfulness – We ask all guests to be mindful of their actions of body and speech and to be aware that other people share this space, the toilets, the dining room etc. To help facilitate mindfulness we ask that people coming to Land of Medicine Buddha observe these five precepts:

1. No killing (this includes all insects)

2. No lying

3. No stealing (borrowing without asking permission)

4. No sexual misconduct (any sexual activity that will cause suffering to another being)

5. No intoxicants (includes alcohol, drugs and smoking cigarettes)

Cancelation Policy

CANCELATION POLICY.  Registrants who cancel 90+ days from the departure date will receive a 100% refund minus the non-refundable $300 deposit. Registrants who cancel between 30-89 days of the departure date will receive a 50% refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Registrants who cancel between 0-29 days of the departure date will receive no refund of any kind. 

Available Packages

EARLYBIRD - Shared Room (3-5 people)
Available until Jan 31st

Shared: 3-5 people in one room with a shared bathroom - Save $20 by signing up by 12/31/18

*price is per person

$695
Deposit: $300
EARLYBIRD - Double Room (2 people)
Available until Jan 31st

Double: Two people in one room with a shared bathroom - Save $30 by signing up by 12/31/18

*price is per person

$795
Deposit: $300
EARLYBIRD - Single Room
Available until Jan 31st

Single: One-person private room with private bathroom - Save $30 by signing up by 12/31/18

$895
Deposit: $300
Shared Room (3-5 ppl)

Shared: 3-5 people in one room with a shared bathroom

*price is per person

$745
Deposit: $300
Double Room (2 ppl)

Double: Two people in one room with a shared bathroom

*price is per person

$845
Deposit: $300
Single Room

Single: One-person private room with private bathroom

$945
Deposit: $300
$695
Deposit: $300

EARLYBIRD - Shared Room (3-5 people)

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Jerry Givens
3 reviews
Jerry Givens is a 500-hour certified teacher of Tantric Hatha Yoga and Meditation. He began practicing in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. His teachings focus on balancing energy in the body through the scientific sequencing of postures and breath work. Jerry has studied primarily under the guidance of ParaYoga Senior Teacher Karina Ayn Mirsky, and has attended lectures, seminars, workshops and retreats with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Kathryn Templeton, AYS, Kathy Ornish, Luna Ray, Ravi Singh, and Alanis Morissette. www.JerryGivens.net

Reviews

This retreat was wonderful! Plenty to do and very relaxing. Jerry was a great facilitator and leader who was always upbeat. As a Yoga novice I was very grateful that he cued all movements. Can't wait for the next escape weekend!
CL
Had a blissful weekend. We enjoyed great food, hiked, learned important information about meditation, stillness, and practiced Yoga Nidra a lot (something I was new to).
This was my first yoga retreat and I wasn't sure what to expect. I had not met Jerry before, but he came highly recommended. I had an AMAZING time, such a peaceful experience, great opportunity to center and focus on what's really important. Not to mention a beautiful venue and yummy HEALTHY food!