with Athena Pappas and Kanzan David Zimmerman
May 5-8 (Monday-Thursday)
All levels welcome. Through “meditation in action,” nourish and reconnect to the liberation body and joyful mind that are already yours.
Join us for the first yoga retreat of the season as Tassajara once more opens its heart and welcomes you into the refuge found in a quiet mind and natural beauty. Through the dynamic practices of Iyengar yoga and contemplative Zen teachings we will cultivate optimal balance, and bring our heart-minds and bodies into alignment. At the same time, we will nurture our capacity to be fully present with sustained composure and joyful ease. We’ll explore the ways that asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breath work) and zazen (sitting meditation) can reveal the wisdom body through which we experience true freedom.
Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates
section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.
Kanzan David Zimmerman
Kanzan David Zimmerman has been practicing Zen for over 20 years, was ordained by Rev. Teah Strozer in 2006, and spent 8 years at Tassajara. He currently lives at City Center where he serves as SFZC Program Director, is a co-facilitator of Queer Dharma, and co-leads workshops on "Transforming Depression and Anxiety" with Dr. Lee Lipp.
Athena Pappas has been immersed in the study, practice and teaching of yoga since 1989. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher; her classes emphasize alignment and awareness. Athena believes that yoga is a multi-faceted gem, offering skills that inspire practitioners toward experiencing peaceful and contented lives.