Yoga as Gratitude Retreat
Twelfth-century mystic Meister Eckhart put it this way: “If the only prayer you ever said was thank you, that would be enough.” While gratitude may flow naturally in times of ease and joy, being thankful can feel elusive when things are hard. When there is so much struggle and suffering in the world, how can this prayer be enough? This is the medicine of yoga. The yogic path is a return to the recognition of wholeness—a receptivity to all of life as she unfolds herself. As a practice that illuminates union, yoga invites us to have reverence for the full experience of life. Join us for a day of movement, meditation and community as we explore the healing prayer of gratitude. This retreat is only open to graduates of our trainings.
Join us for a four-day meditation retreat at the beautiful Oregon Coast. We will dive into the power of mindfulness practice, utilizing a blend of guidance, silence and mindful community. We will gather Friday at 4pm and convene Monday at 1pm.
THIS RETREAT IS FOR BREATH BY BREATH MEMBERS WHO HAVE ATTENDED FOR A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS
October 29 thru November 1, 2021
with Kimberly Carson
Heart of Presence
Join us for a two-day virtual meditation retreat. We will dive into the power of mindfulness practice, guidance will be conservatively interspersed with the silence. Reflection and sharing will be reserved for the beginning and end of each day with the remainder of the retreat will be practice time. We will meet on Zoom 9-6 Friday and 9:00-5:00 Saturday with a one hour lunch meditation both days. Practices will include sitting, body scan, seated and standing mindful movement and loving kindness. Students have been delighted with how integrated with regular life meditation retreat feels when done at home.
May 21-22, 2021
with Kimberly Carson
Ride Every Wave Into The Heart of Presence
During this virtual meditation retreat we will explore “direct path” yoga practices that can reveal the immediate experience of our most intimate and joyful true nature. We will explore ways to awaken to this experience while in seated meditation, in movement, in satsang (“sharing the truth”), and other activities. This retreat will also launch (and is required for) the year long Know Thyself in Meditation Teacher Training.
October 22-26, 2020
with Kimberly & Jim Carson