Abiding Awareness: An Insight Yoga Silent Retreat
Insight Yoga Silent Retreat
April 1-6th, 2020 at Land of the Medicine Buddha, Soquel, California.
During this Insight Yoga Silent Retreat, we will practice Yin/Yang yoga, Qigong, sitting/walking meditation, pranayama, as well as practices to connect with our deepest, truest heart. The intention will be to create the conditions for entering into our innate, abiding awareness of this life, just as it is, free from judgment. The Buddha’s teachings of mindfulness and compassion will be shared and will serve as the framework for which the retreat will be held.
*Immerse yourself into the peaceful world of ‘silence’ with supportive guidance and optional meeting with the instructors
*Practice and learn meditation, both seated and walking
* Daily Yin & Yang Yoga and Qigong sessions
*Three meals per day (vegetarian and locally-sourced)
*Miles of walking paths through gorgeous forested lands
*Sauna & massage available
*Experience Insight Yoga with retreat instructors Stephanie Nosco and Adam Stonebraker
Our time together will be supported by social silence and the towering redwoods that comprise the beautiful, natural setting of the Land of Medicine Buddha.
Stepping out of our daily routine and the busyness of our lives is a radically supportive act. When we take this step, we have the opportunity to allow the natural processes of the mind to unfold in an environment free of mundane distraction. Observing the unfolding process brings about valuable insights into the unconscious beliefs, opinions, thought patterns, and biases we hold.
Benefits of the Insight Yoga Silent Retreat
* The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace, and get back in touch with nature
* A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life
* Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body
* Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
Insight Yoga Silent Retreat Itinerary:
We will arrive at Land of Medicine Buddha Between 4:00 and 6:00 pm to check-in and settle. Silent practice and teaching will run from 7:30 pm the night of April first, to the morning of April 6th. All guests will check out at 11:00 am on April 6th.
Below is the basic schedule that we will follow throughout the retreat with the exception of arrival and departure days. Morning and afternoon sessions will consist of movement, meditation, and inquiry practice, while the evening sessions will consist of teaching and meditation. An optional suggested practice schedule will also be given for those who would like more structure during free time.
6:00 AM – Self-led Yang Yoga Practice
7:00 AM – Meditation
7:30 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Morning Session
12:00 PM – Lunch
3:00 PM – Afternoon Session
6:00 PM – Dinner
7:30 PM – Evening Session
Land of Medicine Buddha is located in northern California, about an hour and a half drive south from the SFO Airport, and 45 min south from the SJC Airport. For more information about ground transportation, please visit this link. All rooms include a private bathroom with a shower. Towel and linen service is provided.
We will send out a carpool email as the retreat date approaches, for people to share rides to the center.
Three meals per day are included. Fresh, beautiful, locally sourced, and super delicious vegetarian meals will be prepared.
Vegan/Gluten free are available upon request.
Cost of Retreat (excluding flights):
Private Room: $1575 USD
Double Room: (2 people sharing a room): $1325 USD
Shared Room: (3 + people sharing a room): $1250 USD
Have additional questions about this Insight Yoga Silent Retreat? Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]!