Summer Women’s Meditation & Yoga Retreat
August 20–24, 2014
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 postures of meditation, practice nourishing yoga, and retreat in the forests, fields, and groves of Shambhala Mountain Center. Through sitting meditation, we will contemplate the nature of Way-Seeking Mind, the tender under-world of our being. Our practice and insight will deepen through silent periods, and our community will develop understanding and trust through talking circles. This retreat takes place in a scenic pavilion among the pine trees—an indoor/outdoor space—and is limited to 15 women.
Katharine Kaufman is a senior yoga teacher in Boulder Colorado. She taught and practiced for many years with Wendy Bramlett and Richard Freeman, and studied in South India. She holds an MFA degree in Performance and Choreography and is an adjunct faculty member at Naropa University where she teaches Contemplative Movement Arts and studies poetry. Katharine is a priest ordained in the Soto Zen Buddhist lineage.