with Samantha Ostergaard and Do-An Robert Thomas
September 2-5 (Friday-Monday)
All levels welcome.The Bodhisattva's Work: Living each moment for the benefit of all beings.
In this long weekend retreat, we take up the Bodhisattva's practice of turning each moment of our lives into a moment of acceptance, compassion, and awakened activity that benefits ourselves and others. Through yoga, meditation, and discussions about Zen, we will restore and realign with our deepest intentions as human beings. You'll leave renewed and ready to extend the Bodhisattva's "work" of living life for the benefit of all beings.
A guest's experience of a Zen Mind, Yoga Body retreat:
"My experience of the weekend retreat Zen Mind, Yoga Body was very positive. Samantha and Robert provided the group with an inspiring blend of yoga practice and zen meditation that was warm, non-judgemental and fun. They took great care to address everyone's needs, and encouraged each person to stretch their own comfort zone. At the end of the three days I returned home rejuvenated, muscles stretched and peaceful inside. Overall the retreat was a wonderful experience, and I thank you both for your mindful presence, good humor, commitment and wisdom."
Samantha Ostergaard’s yoga teaching is deeply influenced by the transformational three years she spent living and practicing at Tassajara. She has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for 20 years and teaching it for 9 years, and specializes in therapeutic yoga for back and neck pain. Samantha is a licensed acupuncturist with a private practice in San Francisco.
Do-On Robert Thomas
Do-On Robert Thomas is a Zen priest and teacher with Dharma Transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. His teaching is focused on helping people extend the deeply grounded yet expansive awareness of Zen meditation into the activities of daily life. He is also a visiting Dharma teacher at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM.