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Vital Body—Beginner's Mind: A Zen and Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

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Rex Stromness
Shogen Danielson
with Rex Stromness and Shogen Danielson
July 31-August 3, 2015 (Friday-Monday)

Open to all levels.

Join us as we investigate the rejuvenating power of the life force within all of us through the lenses of Vinyasa Yoga and Soto Zen.

What is this life force that burns so strongly in the heat of a Tassajara summer? What is the open, readily receptive mind that takes everything in with a sense of wonder? Let’s explore what renews and revives us via Zen, Vinyasa Yoga, and the magic of Tassajara. We will have morning meditation practice followed by an active asana class. The afternoon will be a time to explore the trails, baths, and serenity of Tassajara, followed by more meditation and restorative yoga, and practicing Kirtan (devotional singing and chanting).

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.

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Rex Stromness
Rex Stromness had the good fortune to be introduced to both yoga and Zen meditation while studying at Sonoma State College in the mid-70s. After graduating he spent 10 years in Boulder, Colorado where he was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga and the teachings of Trungpa Rinpoche. He and his wife Michele lead International yoga, meditation, and culture retreats in Bali, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Shogen Danielson

Shogen Danielson began practicing Zen in 1997 and was ordained as a priest in 2008 by Teah Strozer. Before becoming a resident at Zen Center, he worked with the Peace Corps in Africa for four and a half years teaching science, math, and life skills. Shogen holds an M.S. in Physics and Astronomy and loves spending time in nature with his two children.