Centering with Earth’s Gravity: A Fall Zen and Yoga Retreat, GGF 10/25 – 10/28

With Patricia Sullivan and Eijun Linda Cutts
in Stillwater Hall

October 25 – 28*
4 pm Thursday – 1 pm Sunday

*Online registration is now closed. Please call the Green Gulch Farm Welcome Center at 415.383.3134 to check for availability and to register.

Join us for a three-night Zen and Yoga retreat at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center near Muir Beach. With two full days for practice and ½ day on either side, we offer you an opportunity to enter deeply into a slower, more reflective environment than perhaps your home and work environments provide. And also into the beauty of Green Gulch Farm and environs. A chance to allow what is deepest inside you to be revealed and experienced. Our vehicles for this process will center around Patricia’s particular approach to yoga; and sessions of Zazen, Dharma talks and discussions led by Central Abbess Eijun Linda Cutts. In Patricia’s method of yoga we may work deeply and strenuously, spending time in poses in order to thoroughly explore them and become sensitive to our own inner workings; however, it is not a vinyasa flow style.

We’ll begin the retreat with a yoga class at 4 pm on Thursday, October 25 in Still Water Hall followed by dinner and an orientation meeting. The retreat ends with and includes lunch on Sunday, October 28.

Morning yoga classes will be physically active offering encouragement toward refining self-awareness through the Hatha Yoga forms, including asana (postures) and breathing awareness practices. We are learning to align ourselves in the poses so we can more naturally align with Mother Earth’s Gravity Field in everyday life with an openhearted presence, available for all that comes. Afternoon classes will be deeply restorative, featuring postures that nurture an attitude of relaxation and surrender, and time to open to the inherent healing wisdom of the breathing body.

Retreat Fees: $275; $247 current SFZC members; $220 limited income. Some partial scholarships available; scholarships do not apply to housing costs.
  • Please note that the retreat fee does not include overnight accommodations. To make your room reservation, please call the Green Gulch office at 415.354.0411 or 415.354.0412.
  • Partial attendance or commuting by day is not available for this retreat.
  • Some partial scholarships available.
To Register: Use the Register Online button above (online registration closed for October). Or please call the Green Gulch Farm main office at 415.383.3134 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration.

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