To cultivate highest wellbeing of
body, mind & spirit—
for the benefit
of the Earth
and all beings,
FOR THE NEXT
All Christy Brown Yoga offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units
for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.
Tassajara Yoga & Zen Retreat, 2013
YOGA OM BELLS
Yin Yoga | Tibetan Bowls & Bells | Poetry of Rumi
with Christy Brown & Karma Moffett
Yoga Works Larkspur
Saturday, Dec. 8, 6-8:15pm
This will be a winter evening of enchantment and deep self-healing as well as a powerful celebration of our inner light. Interweaving Yin Yoga with poetry from Rumi, Christy will guide you on an inward journey toward profound presence, calm contentment, renewed clarity, and an open heart. An unsurpassed master Tibetan Bells and Bowls player, Karma Moffett is renowned for creating musical magic.
This event often sells out. Advance registration is recommended.
200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
Jan 6 - Mar 26, 2020 | Novato, CA
Mondays: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Since 1990, YogaWorks has been a leader in yoga education, and our celebrated alumni have gone on to become some of the world’s most renowned yoga teachers. The YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Training program blends yoga traditions from the east and west, integrating both into a practical and unique method that combines vinyasa flow with an emphasis on alignment and skillful sequencing. Our mission is to provide each student with the necessary foundation to skillfully teach yoga with compassion, safety and integrity, while honoring his or her individual voice and style. Whether you join us to become a yoga teacher or simply to deepen your own yoga practice, the YogaWorks yoga teacher training will uniquely prepare you to leave your mark on the world.
I'm looking forward to leading this 200-hour teacher training at Rhythms Performing Arts in Novato. This will be a unique opportunity to explore and study the yoga asanas, safe alignment, skillful sequencing, philosophy, anatomy, body mechanics, benefits and contraindications, hands-on adjustments, use of props and finding one's voice with others who appreciate the depth and transformative potential of the yogic tradition.
In my years of leading teacher trainings, I've observed that regardless of whether one intends to teach yoga, attending a teacher training can be a life-changing experience that profoundly deepens one's practice on and off the mat. It tends to catapult those who attend in the direction of their most heartfelt intentions.
FREE CLASS & INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS
Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Rhythms Performing Arts in Novato
Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Rhythm Performing Arts in Novato
SUMMER SOLSTICE ECO RETREAT
IN SOUTHER PORTUGAL
In the hills of the Algarve
June 13-20, 2020
$400 off when you put down a $500 deposit by November 22, 2019
On a nature reserve with dramatic cliffs overlooking the sea where sun-kissed southwestern Europe sinks into the Atlantic, join Christy for a summer solstice week devoted to rejuvenating body, mind and spirit and cultivating health and happiness. In a region enriched by the beauty of nature, fresh ocean air and quaint whitewashed villages, this seven-night retreat will include healing yoga and meditation practice, delicious and healthy cuisine, and ample unstructured time to enjoy the beaches and timeworn charm of the surrounding area.
Each day Christy will offer slow-moving but strong all-levels Vinyasa Yoga, restorative but deep Yin Yoga, meditation and pranayama—as an opportunity to turn inward, connect deeply with ourselves, and cultivate highest physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Our home for the week will be an eco-chic retreat center with breathtaking views and nature-inspired elegant design in the hills of the Algarve. The gorgeous circular, light-filled yoga shala with radiant floor will inspire and support our practice and connection with nature while the cozy and simple rooms will offer genuine retreat from life’s distractions and fast pace.
Optional free time activities will include hiking and nature walking, surfing, standup paddle boarding, scuba diving, horseback riding, reading and lounging in a hammock, spa treatments, and (for those with a rental car) exploring nearby towns and villages.
Seven nights at a beautiful eco-chic retreat center in the hills of the Algarve
Gorgeous nature-inspired yoga shala with radiant floor heating
Holistic spa with steam bath, sauna and therapy rooms
Three delicious vegetarian and vegan meals daily made from sustainably sourced and locally grown produce
Optional free time activities including hiking and nature walking, surfing, standup paddle boarding, scuba diving and horseback riding
Daily yoga and meditation with Christy
TASSAJARA ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER & HOT SPRINGS
Ventana Wilderness, CA
with Christy Brown
Christy is honored to co-lead the following retreats for the opening
and closing weekends of the 2020 Guest Season.
8th Annual TRUE BODY, TRUE SELF:
RADICAL PRESENCE THROUGH ZEN & YOGA
with ANGO SARA TASHKER & CHRISTY BROWN
April 30-May 3, 2020
(Opening weekend of the 2020 guest season)
This retreat usually sells out; early registration recommended.
Cultivating complete and compassionate presence of body and mind through Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Zen practice, we actualize our true body and true self.
Held during the opening weekend of the 2020 guest season, this three-night retreat is devoted to integrating the vital yet calming practices of Vinyasa and Yin 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. We will offer gentle, mixed-level yoga, meditation, dharma discussion, and ample unstructured time to enjoy Tassajara’s wilderness and hot springs.
TURNING THE LIGHT INWARD:
SITTING & SETTLING WITH YOGA & ZEN
with SESSEI MEG LEVIE & CHRISTY BROWN
Sept. 10-13, 2020
(Closing weekend of the 2020 guest season)
This retreat usually sells out; early registration recommended.
Cultivating presence of body and mind through Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Zen practice, we wake up to the gift of this human life.
Through yoga, we prepare the body and nervous system for meditative states. Then we sit. The mind settles and the light of our awareness turns inward. As we connect more fully with our own true nature, we can begin to inquire deeply: What is the heart’s innermost request?
Join us for this meditative retreat devoted to integrating these vital yet calming practices. Through gentle, mixed-level yoga, meditation, dharma discussion, and ample unstructured time to enjoy Tassajara, we settle into the depth and joy of retreat practice and nourish our capacity for bringing presence into our daily lives. All levels welcome.
Tassajara is located deep in the Ventana Wilderness, east of Big Sur in California. Access to Tassajara is via Carmel Valley. Read more about Tassajara here.
Tassajara is currently closed for the winter silent practice period.
Advanced Reservations begin Monday, January 27, 2020 (by invitation only)
Mail-in and Online Reservations begin Friday, February 14, 2020
Phone reservations will be taken after Saturday, March 14, 2020
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