Mindful Yoga and Meditation
Fill the Well Retreat: The Seven Factors of Awakening
With Anne Cushman, Janice Gates, and Jill Satterfield
Land of Medicine Buddha
June 23 – 29, 2017
Join us for a deep dive into dharma and yoga exclusively for teachers and experienced practitioners of mindful yoga. You’ll replenish your inner resources and develop your teaching skills as you learn specific ways to use your yoga practice to cultivate the Seven Factors of Awakening in your own practice and life–as well as how to share them with your students. You’ll go home refreshed and energized with new skills and content to integrate into your teaching.
In the Buddhist tradition, the seven factors that support awakening are mindfulness, investigation, energy, happiness, calm, concentration, and equanimity. We’ll use them as our home base curriculum as we address issues of particular relevance to yoga teachers.
Topics will include ways to:
- avoid burnout
- keep your teaching creative, juicy and engaging for your students and for yourself
- integrate mindfulness into any style of yoga: strong flow, gentle/restorative and anything in between
- intelligently and effectively sequence your classes
- incorporate meditation into your offerings
- make a living while staying true to your values and vision
- adapt your yoga to different contexts and environments
- design daylongs, retreats, and other in-depth offerings that support your students development
- navigate the complexities of the teacher-student relationship
Part of each day will be held in Noble Silence with guided yoga and meditation sessions to help you go deeper inside. Each day will also include training workshops, discussions, and informal community connection.
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Our retreat will be held at Land of Medicine Buddha in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains on 108 acres of ancient redwood groves and sunny oak meadows. Enjoy the pure energy of this sacred land with many areas for contemplation and mediation, surrounded by prayer wheels, Buddhist statues, temples and the ‘Enchanted Forest’.
Please arrive close to 4:00 on Friday, June 23rd to land, arrive, settle into your room and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature. Dinner will be at 6:00 followed by our first evening session.Departure is on Thursday, June 29th at 11:00am.
Fees include accommodations, all teachings and delicious vegetarian meals featuring seasonal local produce and mostly organic ingredients inspired by diverse global cuisines.
All guest rooms have private bathrooms.
Cancellation Policy: Once the deposit or the balance has been paid, cancellations must be made in writing via email. If you cancel up to three months before the retreat, we charge a $200 cancellation fee per person. No refunds for cancellations within three months of the program. No refunds will be made for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat. All refunds will be processed within two weeks after the end of the retreat.