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Bringing Yoga and Zen Home: Creating and Sustaining a Home Practice

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Jody Greene
Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D.
with Shogen Jody Greene and Shinchi Linda Galijan
August 31-September 3, 2015 (Monday-Thursday)

All levels welcome.

Extend the joy and presence of retreat practice into daily life by cultivating a nourishing and continuous home practice.

The traditions of Zen and yoga encourage us to establish a routine of daily practice or sadhana. By doing so, we bring the sacred into our homes and ground daily life in the rhythms of practice. Through sitting, chanting, pranayama, asana, and Zen teachings, we’ll explore ways to carry our intentions for practice back into our day-to-day lives. We’ll cover essentials such as creating a home practice space and altar, making time for practice, and how to meet resistance when it arises. Each student will be guided in finding a specific daily practice that is sustainable and nourishing within his or her own life circumstances.

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):

Jody Greene

Jody Greene first encountered Zen Buddhism at the Tassajara work period in September 2001 and came to the practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga in 2002. Since then, she has consistently practiced in both traditions, while teaching meditation to yogis and yoga to meditators. Jody completed her first Tassajara practice period in 2008. Since 2009, her primary focus in yoga has consisted of assisting her teacher, Janet Stone, at retreats and workshops around the world. Jody is Professor of Literature, Feminist Studies, and the History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz.

Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D.

Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D., was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 2004 and received Dharma Transmission from him in 2012. She has been a professional musician, a massage therapist, and a licensed clinical psychologist, and has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She currently serves as Director of Tassajara.