Precious Knowing: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women with Katharine Kaufman
July 28–August 1, 2011
Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns and stories. When we inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practice we then know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. We will play with the four postures of mindfulness, practice flowing and restorative yoga, as well as retreat into the forests, groves and fields of Shambhala Mountain Center. Through sitting meditation we will look into the nature of “Way-Seeking Mind,” the tender, underworld of our being. Alone and together, our practice and insight will deepen through silent mornings, and our community will develop understanding and trust through evening talking circles. This retreat is limited to fifteen women.
Katharine Kaufman holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Performance and Choreography. She taught and studied for many years with Richard Freeman at the Yoga Workshop and also practiced in India with Pattabhi Jois. Katharine is a senior adjunct at Naropa University where she teaches Contemplative Dance Practice and Contemplative Learning Seminar.
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.