Yoga & Wellness

For centuries, ancient cultures knew what today’s scientific community is only beginning to acknowledge: a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, and vice versa. Our Body Awareness programs draw upon body and mind practices from venerable lineages hundreds of years old, yet backed by modern scientific evidence.

In ancient India and China, exercise and meditation were inseparable pathways to enlightenment. Today, the powerful techniques of meditation, yoga, tai chi and qigong provide antidotes to daily stress and offer lasting holistic benefits for the body, mind and spirit. Similarly, walking, hiking and running are frequently hailed as good means of physical exercise, as well as forms of moving meditation that clear the mind and improve one’s spirit.

Scientific research has revealed that an intimate connection exists between the health of the body and the state of our mind. True healing can only take place when we have the capacity to open to and relate to our bodies, minds and hearts. Our Body Awareness programs allow participants of all levels to explore and deepen the intimate relationship between mind and body in a safe, nurturing and natural environment.

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Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this rejuvenating program, we will play with the four more →

Women’s Summer Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

July 29–August 2, 2015
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Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level V

Eva Wong

July 30–August 1, 2015
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This program integrates qigong and meditation with an emphasis on how these practices support one another in nourishing a healthy body and cultivating a clear mind. The daily practice will interlace several sessions of sitting and more →

Qigong and Meditation

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

August 12–17, 2015
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

August 28–30, 2015
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  This popular retreat is based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s best-selling book, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training the Body and the Mind. Geared for runners, walkers, and other athletes, the book offers fresh more →

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Cynthia MacKay, Marty Kibiloski and Tarah Cech

September 4–7, 2015
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Bring your beloved to a fun-filled, spiritually uplifting, restorative and invigorating weekend of Partner Yoga for couples. As we practice connecting in a joyful, open way, we find more ease and balance in our relationships. Deepen more →

Coming Home to Compassion: Partner Yoga for Couples

Elysabeth Williamson

September 4–6, 2015
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Explore the Taoist Arts This experiential workshop will introduce Taoist practices to cultivate a healthy body and peaceful mind.   We will begin by practicing qigong exercises that are designed to activate and circulate qi (the energy more →

Taoism: The Art of Living

Eva Wong

September 18–20, 2015
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The Wudangshan Five Animals Long Forms are designed to deepen tendon-changing and marrow-washing practices using advanced stances and internal martial arts-based postures. Tiger Leopard Dragon Snake & Crane Totaling forty-eight qigong movements, these animal forms train the practitioner to use more →
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Redefining Illness Bodily sickness, like all suffering, has real, discoverable causes. The cause is not cancer, colitis, weak adrenals, or a lowered immune system. The cause of our health problems is the innocent misuse of our more →

Radical Self-Healing

Charley Cropley, N.D.

October 2–4, 2015
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The Secret Power of Counter-poses in Yoga Hidden within every yoga posture is a secret—the counter-pose. The counter-pose protects, nurtures, and allows us to deepen our practice. In a yoga sequence, poses are balanced by counter-poses, more →
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

October 30–November 1, 2015
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Cultivate deep awareness of your body and learn to uncoil obstructions to find greater freedom. Refresh Yourself During this rejuvenating yoga retreat, we will discover where we have developed patterns over the years. Even in the more →
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

November 20–22, 2015
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  Relax, Refresh, & Connect   Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat & Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to more →

Winter Solstice Retreat & Renewal

December 18–20, 2015
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

January 8–10, 2016
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Do you struggle to make healthy eating choices? This weekend will create a gentle, contemplative, and playful environment to help you discover how liberating it can feel to make wise choices when it comes to the more →
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Explore the Power of Embodiment Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns and stories. When we learn to fully inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this more →

Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

Katharine Kaufman

February 3–7, 2016
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Buddhism and addiction recovery paths share a basic premise: attachment causes suffering. This retreat will explore connections between the Twelve Steps, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eightfold Path. With periods of mindfulness meditation, lecture, discussion, more →
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Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Our Retreat and Renewal programs offer contemplative approaches for working with the fullness of daily modern life, bringing insight and inspiration to career, family, health, relationships, and more →

Retreat & Renewal

February 19–21, 2016