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True Body, True Self: Radical Presence through Zen and Yoga

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Christy Brown
Ango Sara Tashker
With Christy Brown and Ango Sara Tashker
July 17-21, 2015 (Friday-Tuesday)

All levels welcome.

Cultivating complete and compassionate presence of body and mind through Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Zen practice, we actualize our true body and true self as our complete expression.


Join us for a four-night retreat devoted to integrating the vital yet calming practices of Vinyasa and Yin Yoga with the wisdom and compassion of Zen meditation and insight. Together, cultivating presence of body and mind through these parallel practices, we can wake up to this gift of human life. Through yoga, meditation, dharma discussion, and ample unstructured time to enjoy Tassajara’s wilderness and hot springs, we can find the depth and joy of retreat practice and nourish the basis for taking our practice of presence out of the yoga studio and meditation hall and into our daily lives.

Retreat fee: $340 ($289/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.







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Christy Brown

Christy Brown has studied with Pattabhi Jois, S.N. Goenka, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, John Friend, Desikachar, and the Dalai Lama. Emphasizing mindfulness, breath and alignment, cultivating one's highest wellbeing for the benefit of all beings, and drawing on various yoga traditions and Buddhist philosophy, Christy weaves a creatively flowing, invigorating yet calming, centering yet expanding exploration of Self through Asana. ChristyBrownYoga.com

Ango Sara Tashker

Ango Sara Tashker has been an organic farmer and residential practitioner at San Francisco Zen Center since 2002. In 2011 she served as shuso (head student) at Tassajara with Abbot Myogen Steve Stücky and Sojun Mel Weitsman, and in 2013 was ordained as a Soto Zen Priest. She currently serves as director of Green Gulch Farm, where she lives and practices with her family.