Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020
On this weekend retreat, we will use Yin asanas (passive-static postures), Hatha-yoga asanas (active-static postures), Pranayamas (yogic breathing techniques), and Yoga Nidra (sleep meditation) to dive deep into the heart of seated meditation or Zazen.
If you do not already know how to do seated meditation (or Zazen) and walking meditation (or Kinhin), you will receive instruction on the first evening. This retreat, however, is not just for people new to meditation. By re-connecting Zen with it’s yogic-roots we will enliven and deepen our practice and hopefully break-through to a new relationship with our meditation practice, ourselves, and the world we live in.
After years of teaching meditation to people in different ways, I strongly feel that to dive right in with this weekend retreat is one of the best ways to be introduced to the practice and to establish a daily meditation practice. If you’ve been struggling to get a regular home meditation practice going this weekend can be just what you need to get you started or back on track.
You do not need prior experience with Zen or with yoga to attend, all levels welcome. However, please arrive with an open heart and mind and set the intention to do your best with all the practices. As my Zen teacher likes to say, “Zazen is hard work”!
The available accommodations are listed below. Pricing includes all meals. If the cost is a concern then please consider sleeping on one of the couches pictured below.
All practices will be led by Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP
Welcome to Hogwarts! 😉 This room is a large room with a sweeping view of the forest and waterfall. This room has 3 twin beds and a shared bath. The Triplet is $495 per person.
A cozy room with 2 twin beds and a shared bath. The Woodland Room is $525 per person.
A sweet room boasting large, bright windows. This room has both a twin bed and a full bed and a shared bath. This room is available as a Single for $625, a Double for $550 per person, or a Triple for $475 per person. Please note that if used as a triple two occupants must share the full bed.
Feel embraced by nature in this quaint room. The Forest Room includes 1 queen bed and a shared bath. The Forest Room is $650 single occupancy; $575 per person if shared by two people.
Step onto your own private patio and feel one with nature. This room overlooks a 100-foot waterfall, includes 1 queen bed with a shared bath. The Patio Room is $675 single occupancy; $595 per person if shared.
If money is a concern, or you just like an adventure, you can use this couch in the upstairs lounge for a bed. There are a couple of shared bathrooms and showers for your use. The Upstairs Lounge is $375 and includes all meals and instruction. You must bring your own bedding.
Again, if money is a concern or you simply like to “rough it” you can use the couch on the left for a bed. There are a couple of shared bathrooms and showers for your use. The Downstairs Living Room Couch is $375 and includes all meals and instruction. You must bring your own bedding.
Get in touch with your inner Trappist monk by spending the weekend sleeping on a cot in the wine cellar. There are a couple of shared bathrooms and showers for your use. This is another great option for economy accommodations. $425 includes all meals and instruction, but again you must bring your own bedding.