with Patricia Sullivan and Eijun Linda Cutts
July 14-19 (Sunday-Friday)
All levels welcome.
Connect with the compassionate resource of your awake nature and find a sense of fully embodied joy and ease through yoga asana, breath, and Zen meditation.
The distinct practices of Yoga and Zen resonate fully with one another, as do the co-leaders of this retreat, Patricia and Linda, who offer the harmonious and seamless interweaving of their teachings. Come ready to awaken heart-mind and refine communication within your body-mind. Yoga and Zen practices will align with mother earth's gravity field and open an ineffable, yet discernible connection to our forgotten sense of being human. Morning classes are active and instructional; the afternoons will include restorative poses and meeting ourselves through the breath. There will be ample leisure time to enjoy Tassajara.
Patricia Sullivan has been teaching yoga for over 30 years, and her knowledge of alignment, anatomy, and kinesiology promotes healing and aesthetic awareness in every student. Foundational study of Iyengar Yoga, with years of personal exploration and exposure to many traditions, including Buddhist meditation, has created a continuing evolution in Patricia’s teaching. In addition, her work as a sculptor adds a creative, improvisational element to the class.
Eijun Linda Cutts
Eijun Linda Cutts came to San Francisco Zen Center in 1971 and was ordained as a priest in 1975. She has lived at Tassajara and City Center, and has resided at Green Gulch since 1993. She served as Abbess of SFZC from 2000 to 2007, and has served as Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center since 2010. She has been co-leading Yoga-Zen retreats for many years at both Tassajara and Green Gulch.