Centering with Earth's Gravity: A Spring Zen and Yoga Retreat, GGF 2/22 – 2/25

With Patricia Sullivan and Eijun Linda Cutts
in Still Water Hall at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

February 22 – 25; 4 pm Thursday – 1 pm Sunday

Please join us this February for a three-night Zen and Yoga Retreat. With two full days for practice and a half-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 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 “yoga workout” or vinyasa flow style.

We’ll begin the retreat with a yoga class at 4 pm on Thursday, February 22, in Still Water Hall, followed by dinner and an orientation meeting. The retreat ends with and includes lunch on Sunday, February 25.

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.

Fee: $275; $248 current SFZC members; $220 limited income.

  • Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. To make your room reservation, please call the Green Gulch office at 415-383-3134. (This retreat is not open to day participants/commuters.)
  • Some partial scholarships available.
To Register: 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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