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Return to a Pure Mind and Joyful Heart: Practice and Breath in Vinyasa, Kundalini and Zen

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Ann Averbach
Denise Kirpal Lapides
Zesho Susan O'Connell
with Ann Averbach, Denise Kirpal Lapides, and Zesho Susan O'Connell
August 3 -6, 2015 (Monday-Thursday)

All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Step into the innocence of heart–directed living with Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga and the art of Zen meditation.


Integrate the vibrancy of vinyasa yoga, upliftment of kundalini yoga and presence of Zen into your life. These practices each lead to deep calm and quiet in your mind and body, allowing your heart to blossom. Formulated to bring you to your edge, Ann’s vinyasa flow classes touch long-held tension and insecurities, melting them in the gentle fire of your own alchemical process. Susan will invite you into the steadiness of daily Zen meditation encouraging awareness of breath and the return to your still point. Denise’s classes inspire radical change and honesty through Kundalini yoga, one of the most transformative paths available today.


Retreat fee: $265 ($225/Member)

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.
Related Bio(s):

Ann Averbach

Ann Averbach is committed to helping others transform their lives through yoga. Founder of DiviniTree Yoga Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara, her mission is to build conscious community. When she is not on her yoga mat, Ann can be found hiking in nature, traveling the world, gardening, or gathering with friends and family over farm to table meals.

Denise Kirpal Lapides

Denise Kirpal Lapides fuses her life on and off the mat by balancing study, family, spiritual practice, work, play and stillness. Decades of practice, learning to see challenges as opportunities, and humor inspire her instruction. Denise teaches yoga, is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and the Director of Teacher Training for DiviniTree Yoga and Arts Studio.

Zesho Susan O'Connell

Susan O'Connell is a Zen priest, former actress and producer. She is currently the President of San Francisco Zen Center.