Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat
August 5–9, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.
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 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 teaches Yoga, meditation, writing workshops, and contemplative dance in Boulder County and at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado. She studied Yoga in Mysore, South India, and 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. Katharine is priest ordained in the Soto Zen lineage of Kobun Chino and Vanja Palmers, Roshis.