February 2024 Meditation Immersion Weekend

February 2024 Meditation Immersion Weekend

February 2, 2024 – February 4, 2024

About The Weekend

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”!

All practices will be led by Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

The Accommodations

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.


The Triplet
The Triplet

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 hallway bath. 

Price: The Triplet is $495.00 per person.


The Woodland Room

A cozy room with 2 twin beds and shared hallway bath.

Price: The Woodland Room is $525.00 per person.


The Sun Trail Room

A sweet room boasting large, bright windows. This room has both a twin bed and a full bed and a shared bath.

Price: This room is available as a Single for $575.00, a Double for $525.00 per person, or a Triple for $495 per person. Please note that if used as a triple two occupants must share the full bed.


The Forest Room

Feel embraced by nature in this quaint room. The Forest Room includes 1 queen bed and a shared bath. 

Price: The Forest Room is $595.00 single occupancy; $525.00 per person if shared.


The Patio Room

Step onto your own private patio and feel one with nature. This room overlooks a 100-foot waterfall, and includes 1 queen bed with a shared bath.

Price: The Patio Room is $625.00 for single occupancy; $550.00 per person if shared.


The Upstairs Lounge

If money is a concern, or you just like an adventure, you can use this couch for a bed.

Price: The Upstairs Lounge is $350 and includes all meals and instruction. You must bring your own bedding.


The Living Room Couch

Again, if money is a concern or you simply like to “rough it” you can use the couch on the left for a bed.

Price: The Downstairs Living Room is $350 and includes all meals and instruction. You must bring your own bedding.


The Wine Cellar

Get in touch with your inner Trappist monk by spending the weekend sleeping on a cot in the wine cellar. This is another great option for economy accommodations.

Price: $375 includes all meals and instruction, but again you must bring your own bedding.


The Meditation Hall


The Thanksgiving House