Body Awareness

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.

Katherine Kaufman
We have all had moments or days that flow well. This delightful motion may begin in what the yogis call “nadis”, or energetic channels, which run throughout our bodies. Our individual rhythms are unique and in more →

FLOW: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

April 25–27, 2014
Acharya Dale Asreal
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of Qigong. This is an opportunity to receive instruction in two unique lineages, the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School, more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level III • Denver

Acharya Dale Asrael

April 25–27, 2014
Larry Welsh
The ancient practice of Tai Chi Chuan has often been called the “supreme ultimate exercise.”  When joined with mindfulness sitting meditation, these two forms bring forth a potent way to awaken health and restore well-being in more →
Summer Trail_GSmith
Embodied Listening is an intensive but gentle body, mind, and heart training for releasing habitual patterns that constrict our lives and relationships. When we learn to listen deeply to ourselves, we also become more open and more →

Embodied Listening

David Rome and Hope Martin

May 23–26, 2014
Bob Wing
In the mountains of Japan, there live beings called Tengu. They may be real or they may just be a way of describing a particular state of mind. It is said that the Tengu protect the more →

Wisdom of the Sword

Bob Wing

May 30–June 1, 2014
Waterfall
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: Levels I-V

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 25–August 2, 2014
Waterfall
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: Levels I-II

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 25–27, 2014
Waterfall
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: Levels I-III

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 25–29, 2014
Waterfall
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: Levels III

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 27–29, 2014
Waterfall
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: Levels III-V

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 27–August 2, 2014
Waterfall
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: Levels IV

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 29–31, 2014
Waterfall
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: Levels V

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

July 31–August 2, 2014
Kay Peterson
Like trees in the forest or fish in the sea, we have an innate ability to live in greater harmony with our environment. While trying to navigate our busy, high-tech world, we can develop habits of mind more →

Mindful Hiking: Waking Up to the Wild

Kay Peterson

July 31–August 3, 2014
Stream_Wong Qigong
This intermediate qigong program focuses on further strengthening of the musculoskeletal system—tendons, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and spine. We will learn how to build musculoskeletal strength and endurance for the practice of the martial arts through more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Tendon-Changing & Marrow-Washing Intensive

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

August 13–15, 2014
Stream_Wong Qigong
The ancient Chinese shamans were the first to practice the art of “becoming” an animal to embody the power of that animal. Taoist practitioners further developed the techniques of embodying animal energy as a means of more →

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Animal Forms

Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

August 15–17, 2014
Katherine Kaufman
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 →

Summer Women’s Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

August 20–24, 2014
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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

August 29–September 1, 2014
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PLEASE NOTE: The dates for this program have changed. (Previously scheduled: August 8-10th, 2014) Cultivate deep awareness of your body and learn to uncoil obstructions to find greater freedom. During this rejuvenating retreat, we will discover more →