Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 28 - 30, 2017
In this interactive workshop-retreat, we will explore how to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion. Popular mindfulness instructor Susan Carol Stone will assist you in establishing a personal mindfulness program that will help you relax into the present moment and relate to difficult emotions from a new perspective. You’ll understand why it is essential to approach challenging emotions with compassion. This program is suitable for novice and experienced practitioners. An ability to be present to your difficult emotions as they arise is prerequisite to enrollment. These practices are a powerful complement to therapy work. Silence outside…

Building Your Sadhana: The Sweetness of Steady Practice

with Prashanti Carroll Ann Friedmann, E-RYT 500

May 5 - 7, 2017
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras explains that sadhana (spiritual practice) must be well attended to, without pause, for a long time, and in all earnestness in order for us to see progress towards lasting happiness. This can seem difficult for many, and you might be tempted to give up. However, you can see wonderful results in a short time when you understand the benefits of practice and its obstacles. Most importantly, you have to design a realistic plan for success in sadhana. The results will encourage you to continue onward. During this retreat, you will: Identify the benefits of regular practice for a…

Yoga to Enhance Your Meditation

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500

June 30 - July 2, 2017
The goal of meditation is to realize the True Self, which is felt when you awaken to your True Nature—a state of permanent peace and happiness. Meditation is the portal to this experience. The Yoga practices you’ll explore in this weekend are designed to bring a state of equanimity and balance. Each has a unique purpose of either preparing you for or deepening your meditation experience, with the objective of establishing or strengthening a regular, meaningful meditation practice. In this program you will explore: Asana: physical postures to keep the body supple and strong, reduce tension, and to establish a…

Everything Comes To You: Yoga of Prayer

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

July 21 - 23, 2017
What you are seeking is seeking you. Clarity of Vision. Purity of Feeling. In this workshop we will draw from several spiritual traditions including yoga and particularly from A Course in Miracles. How to develop the attitude of Everything Comes to You and Prayer, with the expectation of infinite good, Now. When you stop chasing stuff in your lives and instead turn your attention to your inner development, a change takes place where in the words of Sri Swami Satchidananda, “things start chasing you!” This weekend will focus on: The power of feeling and acceptance in prayer The “ego-nomic” system and its…

Coming Home: Moving Deeper Into Mindfulness and Love

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

October 20 - 22, 2017
Many people are becoming familiar with mindfulness these days, and we have all experienced love in some form. What is less clear is that mindfulness and love are inextricably related and, when followed as a spiritual path, they lead far beyond stress reduction into our heart’s deepest yearnings: awakening and peace. Through interactive practices and challenging inquiry, this program will focus on the convergence of mindfulness and love in order to broaden and enliven your spiritual path. In order to deepen your experience, silence will be encouraged during non-program hours, though it is not required. The program is geared to…

Meditation for Everyone

with Rev. Sumati Govinda, RN, BSN, RYT

November 17 - 19, 2017
Would you like to try meditation, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a weekend of lighthearted and joyful practice aimed at developing and expanding your experience. You will: Learn simple and time tested techniques to help you develop a regular and enjoyable daily practice routine Try several different types of meditation and choose the one that best suits your personality, taste, temperament, and lifestyle—by meditating in a variety of settings, you will become aware of how your environment affects your experience Discover the spiritual, psychological, and medical benefits of meditation Learn what to expect from your daily…

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