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The Healing Power of Stillness: Restorative Yoga and Zen

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Unzan Mako Voelkel
Britt Fohrman
with Britt Fohrman and Unzan Mako Voelkel
July 2-5, 2015 (Thursday-Sunday)

Everyone welcome. Restorative Yoga gives us an opportunity to balance the effort in our lives with ease and surrender.

Through gentle, supported poses, breath awareness and meditation, we will drop into a deep state of physiological relaxation. From this still place, the body is more able to access its natural ability to cleanse, heal, digest, sleep, conceive and build immunities. With the physical body at rest, a sense of mental, emotional and spiritual ease naturally follows. This retreat will also include dharma offerings, seated meditation, leisure time, gentle movement, and stretching to complement our theme of cultivating ease, relaxation and surrender in all aspects of our lives.

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):

Unzan Mako Voelkel

Unzan Mako Voelkel has been practicing at San Francisco Zen Center since 1997. In 2002, she ended a teaching position in Philosophy at the City College of San Francisco to become a full time resident at Tassajara. Ordained by Ryushin Paul Haller in 2004 and Shuso at Tassajara in 2009, she has served in several senior staff positions, most recently as the Tassajara Director. In 2012 she and her partner Graham Ross took a year of travel in Asia and Europe before becoming co-Tantos at the Austin Zen Center, where they now live and practice.

Britt Fohrman

Britt Fohrman has taught yoga since 1997, with a foundation in Iyengar yoga and specialties in restorative, therapeutic and prenatal yoga. Her teaching emphasizes individualized alignment, meditative focus and breath-guided movement, and is infused with levity, compassion and honesty.