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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $775.00
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  • Private Dormitory – $775.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $775.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $775.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $775.00
  • Tent-Site – $775.00
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Mindfulness for Busy People: A Joyful Approach to the Holidays

with Michael Rhadeya Plasha, E-RYT 500, RPYT

December 5 - 8, 2024

It can be challenging to integrate intentional spiritual practices at home. Sometimes our habits and responsibilities can sidetrack us from our intentions especially during the holidays.

We will review key practices from Rhadeya Michael Plasha’s previous program Mindfulness for Busy People that are timeless and introduce new practices that consider personal and family dynamics during the holidays and lay the groundwork to start the New Year with a conscious plan for a truly joyful New Year!

Learn to stay present amidst the busyness of work, family, errands and activities. Discover moments of silence and calm while being engaged with others. Gain valuable insights into how to navigate family dynamics with poise and compassion.

Your embodied practices will establish you in non-reactive self-awareness or presence of the present, with the tools you need to stay calm when life can appear to be stormy.

In this weekend retreat, you will learn how to accept yourself and others with compassion.

Learn and Practice:

  • How to cultivate mindfulness and loving kindness throughout your day
  • Learn how to manage expectations
  • Integrate presence into your everyday life
  • Create an intentional wellness plan for the New Year
    * Learn how to be a mediator in a “house divided”
  • Take home a tool kit of mindfulness and loving kindness practices

Training Information


Mindfulness for Busy People is not required to join this program. However topics that were discussed in the previous program will be discussed.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities


“Michael Plasha is the most thoughtful, attentive teacher I have had the pleasure of learning from. His approach to teaching yoga integrates physical postures, meditation, concentration, breath-work, history & philosophy in a way that is equally wonderful for beginners and very experienced yogis.” – Halle Sullivan, Student

“I have known Michael for twelve years as both a student of his classes and a partner in bringing his work to school staff and students. His dedication to his craft and expertise as a teacher are unmatched, and I believe he would be an asset to your school community.” – Dr. Leslee Hutchinson ASEDS Garnet Valley, PA

“Michael is at the cutting edge of yoga in America. His approach will hopefully become mainstream in about 5 years.” – Swami Asokananda, President Integral Yoga Institute – NYC


Michael Rhadeya Plasha, E-RYT 500, RPYT
Michael Rhadeya Plasha has been practicing mindfulness for many years. He began teaching meditation at the Kensho Meditation Center in Erie. He has studied and practiced with the following yoga and meditation masters: Swami Chidvilasananda, Swami Satchidananda, Roshi Phillip Kapleau, Roshi John Daido Lori, the Venerable Henepola Gunaratana, Swami Dayananda, Dr. David Frawley and T.K.V. Desikachar. He has attended retreats and programs at the Rochester Zen Center, the Zen Mountain Monastery, the Bhavana Society, the San Francisco Zen Center, The Green Gulch Farm, the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and several ashrams in America and India. See more at
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