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Manifesting the Wisdom of the Body: Zen Mind, Yoga Body Retreats at Green Gulch Farm

A summer series of Zen Mind, Yoga Body retreats at Green Gulch Farm led by Do-On Robert Thomas and Samantha Ostergaard

2015 Dates, Still Water Hall
You are welcome to attend either a single retreat or the whole sequence of three retreats.

Saturday, May 30, 9 am - 5 pm    
   (SOLD OUT. Use the Register Online button   

   to be added to the waiting list.)

Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28   
4 pm Friday through noon on Sunday
   (SOLD OUT. Use the Register Online button   
   to be added to the waiting list.)

Saturday, July 25, 9 am - 5 pm    
(SOLD OUT. Use the Register Online button   
   to be added to the waiting list.)

Living in today’s increasingly complex and fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever to slow down and experience the stillness, balance and clarity available to us in each moment.

The integration of yoga and zazen is a profound experience. When we bring awareness to the experience of the body in the present moment, our mind is less distracted and more settled. With this comes the joy and fulfillment of awakening to each moment with the body and mind as one. Quite naturally, our innate capacity for wisdom and compassion manifests itself.

Join Samantha Ostergaard and Do-On Robert Thomas this summer as they integrate the generous spirit and profound teachings of two ancient spiritual traditions—Yoga and Zen Buddhism—in these upcoming Manifesting the Wisdom of the Body: Zen Mind, Yoga Body retreats.

One-Day Retreat Fees (5/30; 7/25): $110, $99 current SFZC members, $88 limited income.
Fri-Sun Retreat Fees (6/26-28): $180, $162 current SFZC members, $144 limited income.
  • Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. For overnight accommodations and three meals per full day, please call the Green Gulch office at 415-383-3134.
  • Meals for commuters: lunch is included; for Fri-Sun retreatants, fee includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, with option to join public lunch Sunday by donation.
  • Some partial scholarships available.
To Register: Use the Register Online button above (available soon) for the dates you wish to attend. Or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362).

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Testimonials: What People Are Saying about Zen Mind, Yoga Body Retreats

“Samantha and Robert put together a marvelous, inspiring, thoughtful retreat that really integrates body and mind in extended periods of yoga practice and meditation. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and came home feeling fully renewed, relaxed, and with a panoply of new ways to approach both meditation and yoga."
— E.

“Of all the workshops we have taken, this was in my mind the best integration of body work and introduction to Zen. You feel physically, mentally and spiritually prepared to sit zazen.”
— K.P.

“Since the Zen Mind, Yoga Body retreat, I have made mindfulness meditation a part of my everyday life. I feel more mindful and happy and the retreat feels like one of the best things I have done for myself.”
— N.M.

“Samantha and Robert are the real deal. I was honored to study with both for the day. You were both so open and loving and gentle and real and knowledgeable, that I came away completely satisfied.”
— T.M.F.

“Samantha and Robert provided the group with an inspiring blend of yoga practice and zen meditation that was warm, non-judgemental and fun. At the end of the three days I returned home rejuvenated, muscles stretched and peaceful inside.”
— B.R.