Centering in Mother Earth’s Gravity Field Retreat, GGF 10/26 – 10/29

With Patricia Sullivan and Furyu Nancy Schroeder
In Stillwater Hall at Green Gulch Farm

  October 26 – 29
4 pm Thursday – 1 pm Sunday

Join us for a three-night Zen and Yoga Retreat at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center near Muir Beach. With two full days for practice and half a day on either side, we offer you an opportunity to enter deeply into a slower, more reflective environment than perhaps your home and work environments provide. And also into the beauty of Green Gulch Farm and environs. A chance to allow what is deepest inside you to be revealed and experienced.

Our vehicles for this process will center around Patricia’s particular approach to yoga; and sessions of zazen, Dharma talks, and discussions led by Fu Schroeder, the current Abiding Abbess of Green Gulch Farm. In Patricia’s method of yoga we may work deeply and strenuously, spending time in poses in order to thoroughly explore them and become sensitive to our own inner workings; however, it is not a “yoga workout” or vinyasa flow style.

We’ll begin the retreat with a yoga class at 4 pm on Thursday, in Stillwater Hall followed by dinner and an orientation meeting. The retreat ends with and includes lunch on Sunday.

Morning yoga classes will be physically active offering encouragement toward refining self-awareness through the Hatha Yoga forms, including asana (postures) and breathing awareness practices. We are learning to align ourselves in the poses so we can more naturally align with Mother Earth’s Gravity Field in everyday life with an openhearted presence, available for all that comes. Afternoon classes will be deeply restorative, featuring postures that nurture an attitude of relaxation and surrender, and time to open to the inherent healing wisdom of the breathing body.

Fee: $240; $216 current SFZC members; $192 limited income.

  • Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. To make your room reservation, please call the Green Gulch office at 415-354-0411 or -0412. Partial attendance or commuting by day is not available for this retreat.
  • Some partial scholarships available.

To Register: Use the Register Online button above. Or call our toll-free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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