Inside Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Katharine Kaufman
August 15–17, 2008
The ancient disciplines of sitting meditation and yoga support, encourage and complement each other. Exploring this together, we will begin by understanding alignment, breathing and currents of movement, listening to our body’s cues and wisdom. Moving from the inside out, we will flow through the classical sequence of postures. Meditation will be introduced and practiced from a body-mind perspective. We will also explore partner work and restorative yoga, coming to a greater understanding of our own being. Students at all levels of practice welcome.
Katharine Kaufman, MFA, teaches at Naropa University, Studio Be, Shambhala Centers and several locations in Longmont, Colorado. She also offers private sessions. A longtime student of Richard Freeman and Pattabhi Jois in India, Katharine taught at The Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, for over 13 years. She is lay ordained in the Soto Zen lineage by Kobun Chino Roshi. Steeped in the movement arts for over 30 years, Katharine is also a poet and choreographer. Her teaching is thorough, warm and precise.
Katharine Kaufman is priest ordained in the Soto Zen lineage and teaches meditation, writing workshops, Yoga, and contemplative dance in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center. She taught for many years at The Yoga Workshop and Studio Be in Boulder. Katharine is an adjunct professor at Naropa University. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography and Writing/Poetics. www.katharinekaufman.com
Financial aid is available for this program.