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
TASSAJARA ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER & HOT SPRINGS
Ventana Wilderness, CA
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 is via Carmel Valley. Tassajara is closed to the public every year during their winter silent practice period; during the "guest season" they open the door and invite us in to experience the richness and beauty of the remote location and practice environment. During the guest season, it is the residents and students of Tassajara who cook and serve the food, clean and prepare the rooms, and care for every aspect of hospitality. Read more about Tassajara here.
YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS
The art, science, practice & philosophy of Yin Yoga
“I have complete confidence in Christy's sensitive and skillful ability
to teach teachers the nourishing practice of Yin Yoga."
—SARAH POWERS, author of INSIGHT YOGA
Yoga Works Mill Valley | 30-Hours
May 17 & 31; June 14 & 28 (2020)
Yoga Tree SF | 40-Hours
October 1, 6, 13, 15, 20 (2020)
Modern and ancient roots of Yin Yoga
Anatomy (including Paul Grilley's anatomy DVD series)
Yogic, Taoist and Buddhist Philosophy
Meridian and chakra theories from ancient Chinese medicine
Nadis, chakras, koshas of the Indian Ayurvedic system
Injuries and special needs
The business of Yin Yoga
Special emphasis will be given to the study of Taoist philosophy, which encompasses:
The way of ultimate reality
The way of the universe
The way of human life
A system of self-help and training
Yin Yoga is a restorative and meditative style of yoga that can be an extremely helpful antidote to our fast-paced, quickly changing, and sometimes challenging times. Through long and passively held seated and supine postures and use of bolsters and other props, Yin Yoga helps calm the nervous system, quiet and focus the mind, and gently stretches deep muscle and connective tissues close to the bones and joints where our meridians lie and through which our life-force energy, or chi, flows.
Steeped in a combination of Indian yogic, Chinese Taoist and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditative practice, Yin Yoga is a deep and rich practice that can benefit just about anyone, regardless of one's existing level of flexibility or experience with yoga.
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