Introduction to Yoga & Meditation with Katharine Kaufman
March 12–14, 2010
Whether you are new or returning to yoga and meditation, jumpstart your practice this revitalizing retreat designed specifically for the beginning student. Moving mindfully from the inside out, you will learn the foundations of Hatha yoga, including standing, sitting, and prone postures and flowing sun salutes. You will also experience the stillness of sitting and walking meditation and explore partner work and restorative practice. Feeling deeply rested, you will leave renewed with a deeper sense of freedom and ease in your body and a greater awareness of how to sustain this wellbeing.
Katharine Kaufman, M.F.A. teaches yoga, meditation, and contemplative dance at Naropa University, Whole Free University, and Studio Be. Steeped in the movement arts for the last thirty years, she studied yoga in India with Pattabhi Jois and Dr. Shankaranayanna Jois. A longtime student of Richard Freeman, she also teaches therapeutic yoga privately and is known for her gentle sense of humor and rich understanding of yoga, having taught yoga to everyone from heart disease patients to advanced Ashtanga practitioners from around the world. Katharine is also ordained in the Soto Zen lineage.
Katharine Kaufman is priest ordained in the Soto Zen Lineage and teaches meditation, writing workshops, and Yoga in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University where she teaches Movement Arts and Contemplative Seminar. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography and Writing/Poetics. www.katharinekaufman.com
Financial aid is available for this program.