To cultivate highest wellbeing of

body, mind & spirit—

for the benefit

of the Earth

and all beings, 

FOR THE NEXT

SEVEN GENERATIONS

AND BEYOND.

UPCOMING

OFFERINGS

All Christy Brown Yoga offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units

for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.

Tassajara Yoga & Zen Retreat, 2013

YIN YOGA IMMERSION / 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)

Sundays, 2:15-7:45pm

MORE INFO / REGISTER HERE

Yoga Tree SF  |  40-Hours

October 1, 6, 13, 15, 20 (2020)

Tues/Thurs, 12:30-6:30pm

MORE INFO / REGISTER HERE

TOPICS:

  • 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

  • Therapeutic applications

  • Injuries and special needs

  • Practice teaching

  • 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.

TASSAJARA ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER & HOT SPRINGS

Ventana Wilderness, CA

Christy is honored to co-lead the following Yoga & Zen retreats during the opening

and closing weekends of Tassajara's 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.

MORE INFO / REGISTER HERE

 

                                        AND

6th Annual 

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.

 

MORE INFO / REGISTER HERE

 

Registration information:

Online registration will be available on February 14.

To register by phone please call (888) 743-9362 after March 14.

PAST EVENTS & OFFERINGS

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