Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat
July 31–August 4, 2019
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 4 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 conversation. Trans women, genderqueer women, and female-identified non-binary people are welcome.
This retreat takes place in a scenic pavilion among the pine trees—an indoor/outdoor space—and is limited to a small group of women.
Katharine Kaufman is a priest ordained in the Soto Zen lineage and teaches meditation, writing workshops, yoga, and contemplative dance in Boulder, Colorado 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.