- MEDITATION IN MOTION: A MINDFUL YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT
OCTOBER 26-27, 2013 at Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, Woodstock, Illinois
8-9 – Intro and check in
9-12 — yoga practice
12-1 – lunch
1-4 — free time
4-5:30 — ALL YIN yoga practice with crystal bowl healing by Yolanda Lozano
6-7 SILENT dinner
7:30-9 approx. – discussion/meditation, Bhante Sujatha
7-8 – Bhante Sujatha – morning meditation
8-9 – breakfast
end at Noon
Yoga practice and meditation both arise from the same nutrients: the development of concentration, mindful attention to the present moment, compassion, and inner awareness. Take time away from your busy schedule to indulge in self-care and stillness in this residential retreat that will integrate and enliven your body and mind.
We will have two yoga sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. The yoga sessions will incorporate passive Yin poses and active Yang (slow flow style) poses. Saturday afternoon will be an all Yin yoga class with crystal bowl healing by Yolanda Lozano. The Yin style encourages stagnant chi to flow throughout the joints and balances the organ and meridian systems. The Yang practice will encourage ease and grace in a moving meditation. Through the practice of Mindful Yoga we can enter the stillness at the heart of movement and experience the energy that moves in the stillness of sitting meditation.
On Saturday night, Bhante Sujatha, the spiritual head of the Blue Lotus Temple in Woodstock, Illinois will lead us in an exploration of ways to bring mindfulness into daily life and will also lead morning mediation on Sunday morning. Read more about Bhante at http://www.bluelotustemple.org/about/
It is highly recommended that you “unplug” and do a computer/phone fast in order to receive the most benefit. A portion of the weekend will be in silence.
Cost for the one night retreat (includes single occupancy only rooms, vegetarian meals, and instruction) is $250. There is a $125 cancellation fee if I am notified IN WRITING BEFORE OCTOBER 5, 2013. NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 5, 2013. Space is limited to 15 participants so sign up early! PLEASE NOTE THAT 10 PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS RETREAT TO PROCEED.
The Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois has 100 acres of prairies, savannas, woodlands, wetlands, and ponds. The hotel-style suites are fully furnished with bed linens, toiletries, and towels and have a private bath/shower.
Suitable for all levels, this retreat starts Saturday at 8 AM and ends Sunday at 12 Noon.
PLEASE MAIL A CHECK PAYABLE TO METTA YOGA IN THE AMOUNT OF $250 TO:
P.O. BOX 809
GENEVA, IL 60134-2271
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