Upcoming Trainings & Workshops
"All roads start from the body and lead back to it. The body is the road."
~Edmond Jabès, Egyptian Poet
July 8th, 2018 | Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Marin, CA
Dharma and Yoga: The Practice of Non-Harming
The foundation of Dharma and Yoga is ahimsa or non-harming. Ahimsa can be realized through a kind and nurturing approach to the body. In this day retreat, we will cultivate ahimsa through mindfulness of the nuance of sensation in the body and the subtle pathway of the breath. This will foster calm abiding from which we can see into and transform our underlying habits of aversive thinking and forcing the body.
Our practice will combine mindful asana, somatic movement, pranayama, and meditation on kindness.
July 11-15, 2018 | Tassajara Zen Center; Carmel, CA
Yoga and Zen: Embodied Practice, Embodied Wisdom
In this retreat, through our own love of these practices and our love of teaching together, we will demystify the zen forms and yoga asanas to offer a personal and tangible connection to both these practices. Our yoga sessions will include both active and restorative poses, combined with breath work, with an emphasis on gaining sensory awareness and embodied presence. We will explore Tassajara’s altars, make friends with zendo etiquette, and walk the paths in meditation to reveal the magic of this valley where Zen practice has continued uninterrupted for the past 50 years.
July 21-22, 2018 | Morning Star Farm; Orcas Island, WA
Song of the Body: A Sacred Women's Retreat
Our weekend retreat will be a space in which to unfold, rest, and nurture your body. Receive the healing medicine of music, yoga, the beauty of Orcas Island, food from the land, and sisterhood.
Two dates: October 8-13 & November 10-15, 2018
Orcas Mandala Yoga; Orcas Island, WA
200hr Prajna Teacher Training / Level 2: The Fluid Body
This session is an in-depth study of the hands, arms, and shoulders relative to the diaphragm and pranayama. We reflect on myths from the yoga tradition that relate to rivers, ocean and the fluid body.
October 19-21, 2018 | Green Gulch Farm Zen Center; Marin, CA
Embodied Self Compassion: Yoga and Zen Retreat
The greatest gift we can offer ourselves is self compassion- relating to ourselves with kindness regardless of our circumstances. This retreat will offer Dharma teachings on becoming mindful of our inner critic and cultivating self compassion. Our yoga sessions will nurture our bodies and cultivate sensory awareness through somatic movement, asana, and breath work. Our practice will offer techniques to release stress and create a container of safety and support to promote relaxation and open heartedness.
Anxiety and fatigue can be constant companions, which can derail our well-being.
This retreat will offer Dharma teachings on releasing fear and cultivating self compassion. We will connect to the body through somatic movement, yoga postures, and breath work. Our practice will offer techniques to ground the nervous system and create a container of safety and support to promote relaxation.
Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training | Spirit Rock Mediation Center; Marin, CA
Dates coming soon!