To cultivate highest wellbeing of body, mind & spirit—for the benefit of the earth and all beings
(for the next seven generations and beyond).
All Christy Brown Yoga offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units
for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.
Tassajara Yoga & Zen Retreat, 2013
GENTLE YOGA & COMPASSIONATE PRESENCE
with Christy Brown & Sessei Meg Levie
Sept. 8 & 10 | 3-5:30 PT
Sept. 12 | 1-3:30 PT
Online/Livestream (on Zoom)
Cultivating complete and compassionate presence of body and mind through yoga and Zen practice, we actualize our true body and true self.
This livestream workshop will be devoted to integrating the vital yet calming practices of gentle and restorative yoga with the wisdom and compassion of Zen meditation and insight. Together, by cultivating presence of body and mind through these parallel practices, we can wake up to this gift of human life.
All levels/ages welcome. Please contact Christy with questions about the yoga at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommended props: yoga mat, 2 - 3 neatly folded blankets (or bolsters), a strap (or belt or sarong), 2 blocks if you have them.
Suggested Reading/In-Class Reference:
Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, by Zoketsu Norman Fischer
The Four Paths of Yoga
Sangha, Study, Intentional Life Design & Social Activism
Vinyasa & Yin Yoga | Meditation & Pranayama | Philosophy & Discussion
(Four 20-hour modules, each includes an 8-hour supervised personal project)
(Yoga of Action & Selfless Service)
Sept. 14, 21 & 28 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST
(Yoga of Devotion)
Oct. 12, 19, 26 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST
Raja Yoga or "Royal Path"
(Yoga of Physical & Mental Control)
Dec. 7, 14, 21 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST
(Yoga of Knowledge & Wisdom)
Nov. 9, 16, 23 (Mondays), 2-6pm PST
As modern day yogis, we’re called upon to act urgently but with enough pause to take insightful wise action that doesn’t cause unintended harm as we seek racial, social and environmental justice.
Through deep inner spiritual work we're better able to contribute to the world and those around us. On this inward journey toward self-realization, we can utilize the four traditional yogic paths that relate to body (karma yoga), heart (bhakti yoga), intellect (jnana yoga) and mind (raja yoga). According to yogic philosophy, each path leads us back to our true, inherently enlightened self—and to moksha, liberation.
In this four-part immersion, we'll explore each of these paths for the purposes of deep self understanding, intentional life design, and that we may be of service according to our unique gifts, capacities and interests.
Each module will include an 8-hour supervised personal project that emphasizes deepening knowledge and practice, self inquiry and social activism. Personal project topics are intentionally wide open so they may be used as a tool for manifesting our deepest, most heartfelt intentions for our lives.
Yoga Alliance continuing ed units available. Hours may be applied toward individualized 200- and 300-hour Yoga Alliance certification with Christy.
2-4pm: Opening meditation and circle, dharma discussion, group study, optional practice teaching
4-5:45pm: Asana practice (vinyasa, Yin Yoga, meditation, pranayama)
5:45-6pm: Closing circle
Pricing & Registration: $350/module | $1200 for all four modules
To register, please send your dana/donation via:
Venmo (@Christy-Brown-81) or
Vinyasa | Yin Yoga | Meditation | Readings
Thanksgiving Day | 10-11:45am PST
Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward, I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards, I am filled with strength.
Looking within, I discover peace.
—Quero Apache Prayer
Please see pricing / registration details below.
(painting by Karma Moffett)
Solstice Prayer Practice
Yin Yoga | Meditation | Poetry of Rumi
Sunday, Dec. 20 | 5-7pm
The inspiration you seek is already inside you.
Be silent and listen.
Registration Instructions for Gratitude Practice & Solstice Prayer Practice:
Venmo (@Christy-Brown-81) or
Please include your email address and note indicating
workshop title (and date).