PAST EVENTS  

with Christy Brown Yoga

                          & Friends

TASSAJARA ZEN MOUNTAIN CENTER & HOT SPRINGS

Ventana Wilderness, CA

5th Annual 

TURNING THE LIGHT INWARD

SITTING & SETTLING WITH YOGA & ZEN 

SESSEI MEG LEVIE & CHRISTY BROWN

Sept. 5-8, 2019  (Thurs-Sun; 3 nights)

- SOLD OUT - 

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, held during the closing weekend of the 2019 guest season, 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.

 

OM RISING 

Yoga + Music Festival 

in the redwoods

Camp Navarro   |  Mendocino County, CA  |  August 16-19, 2019

OM RISING is a one-of-a-kind mindfulness

gathering representing California's finest offerings: 

Nature, Music, Movement & Spirituality

CLASSES BY CHRISTY:

Electro Flow Beats  |  Saturday, 11am

An eclectic mix of hip-hop, jazz-hop, deep base, strings, horns, electronica and groovy beats accompanies this meditative, breath and alignment based Vinyasa practice designed to build muscle, heat, vitality, core strength and collective vibration.  The practice pays homage to all music traditions and is a collective offering-prayer for peace and higher consciousness on this One Earth whose space and resources we all share.

Yin Yoga Downtempo Chillout with live music by CHRIS HAUGEN  |  Sunday, 1pm

Venture deeply inward accompanied by an eclectic downtempo soundscape toward deep letting go in body and mind and the inner stillness that yogic, Buddhist, Taoist and other traditions tell us is inherently pure awareness, wisdom, insight and bliss. Through Yin Yoga’s long and passively held, seated and supine supported poses, we access deep connective tissues close to bones and joints where the meridians are said to lie. We thereby gently stretch or hydrate connective tissues, increase range of motion, open our meridians, quiet the mind, and connect with our true nature of highest individual and collective consciousness.

 

SOLSTICE OM BELLS

Yin Yoga | Tibetan Bowls & Bells | Poetry of Rumi                   

with Christy Brown & Karma Moffett

 

Yoga Works Larkspur

Saturday, June 22  |  7-9:15pm

 -SOLD OUT-

                                                                                             Solstice Om Bells  |  June 22, 2019

 

YIN YOGA IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING

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 Tree SF  |  40-Hours

October 1, 3, 8, 15, 17
Tuesday & Thursday | 12:30-7pm

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 studying 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 poses and use of bolsters and other props, Yin Yoga helps calm the nervous system, quiet the mind, gently stretch deep muscle and connective tissues close to the bones and joints. Yin Yoga also opens the meridians that our life-force energy or chiflows through and trains the mind to stay focused and calm. 

 

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.

*The break in the in-class schedule is designed so participants can complete the 10-hour personal project from home or other location of choice..

                                                                                             Yoga Tree Yin Training, Oct. 2019

7th Annual  TRUE BODY, TRUE SELF: 

RADICAL PRESENCE THROUGH ZEN & YOGA

 

with ANGO SARA TASHKER & CHRISTY BROWN 

April 25-28, 2019  (Thurs-Sun; 3 nights)​

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 2019 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

YIN YOGA IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING

The art, science, practice & philosophy of Yin Yoga

Yoga Works Novato  |  30-Hours

March 11, 13, 25 & 27
Monday & Wednesday | 12-5pm

YOGA OM BELLS

Yin Yoga | Tibetan Bowls & Bells | Poetry of Rumi     - SOLD OUT -

with Christy Brown & Karma Moffett

Yoga Works Larkspur

Saturday, Dec. 8, 6-8pm

OTHER PAST EVENTS

Tassajara Retreat, 2012

OM RISING 

Yoga + Music Lifestyle Gathering 

Everything is possible

Camp Navarro

Mendocino County (in the redwoods)

Oct. 5-8, 2018

OM RISING is a one-of-a-kind mindfulness gathering

representing California's finest offerings: 

Nature, Music, Movement & Spirituality

CLASSES OFFERED BY CHRISTY:

Electro Flow Beats with music by Tyler Blank (DJ Avani)

Saturday, 10:45am-noon

Prana Bliss: Pranayama & Meditation

Sunday, 7:45-8:45am

Yin Yoga Downtempo Chillout with live music by Amber Field

Sunday, 1:15-2:30pm

 

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YIN YOGA IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING

Yoga Tree San Francisco  |  50-Hours

Oct. 1 - 4  &  Oct. 29 - Nov. 1

Mon - Thurs  |  10am - 3pm

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INVERSIONS: FOUNDATIONS & FLIGHT 

Yoga Works Novato  |  Sunday, Sept. 23  |   1:15-4pm

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4th Annual  TURNING THE LIGHT INWARD: 

SITTING & SETTLING WITH YOGA & ZEN 

 

with SESSEI MG LEVIE & CHRISTY BROWN

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center & Hot Springs, CA

Sept. 7 - Sept. 9  (Fri-Sun; 2 nights)

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6th Annual  TRUE BODY, TRUE SELF: 

RADICAL PRESENCE THROUGH ZEN & YOGA

 

with ANGO SARA TASHKER & CHRISTY BROWN 

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center & Hot Springs

Ventana Wilderness, CA

April 26 - 29  (Thurs-Sun; 3 nights)​  - SOLD OUT - 

                     

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YIN YOGA IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING

Yoga Works Novato, CA  |  30-Hours 

March 5, 7, 19, 21

Mon/Wed, 11am - 5pm

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8th Annual NEW YEAR'S DAY RETREAT 

Vinyasa & Yin Yoga  |  Meditation  |  Intention-Setting  |  Kirtan

with CHRISTY BROWN & Kirtan Chanting with MIRABAI

Point Reyes Yoga (aka Yoga Toes Studio)

In Toby's Feed Barn, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

Monday, January 15, 2018  |  12-5pm

Join like-minded friends and sangha for this spacious and meditative daylong retreat—to begin 2019 feeling strong and centered in body; calm and clear in mind; and aligned in body, mind and spirit. Through mixed-level vinyasa flow yoga, yin yoga and meditation, we'll unplug from life's fast pace, dive into deep practice, and journey inward—to set an intentional and inspired tone for the year to come. 

This non-residential retreat will take place at Point Reyes Yoga (formerly Yoga Toes) located in Toby's Feed Barn, a historic barn in the coastal and picturesque rural town of Point Reyes Station (one hour north of San Francisco). All levels welcome.

Schedule:

12-2pm:  Meditation + Mixed-Level Vinyasa

2-3pm:    Break*

3-5pm:    Yin Yoga + Intention-Setting + Meditation

*You may want to bring a snack or bag lunch for the break. Or you may purchase food or beverages at Toby's Feed Barn, Cowgirl Creamery, Bovine Bakery or Palace Market.

Out-of-towners, Pt. Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay are world-famous, premier destinations. There are many lodging options, including the hostel in Pt. Reyes National Seashore. 

$85 in advance; $95 day of workshop (if not full)

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SOLSTICE OM BELLS: HOLIDAY HARMONIC RENEWAL

Yin Yoga  |  Tibetan Bowls & Bells  |  The Poetry of Rumi
 

with CHRISTY BROWN & KARMA MOFFETT

Yoga Works Larkspur, CA
Saturday, December 16, 2017  |   6-8pm

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300-HOUR PROFESSIONAL YOGA

TEACHER TRAINING

Mentor Program with CHRISTY BROWN

Yoga Works San Francisco & Marin County, CA

October 2017 - May 2018

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3rd Annual TURNING THE LIGHT INWARD:

SITTING & SETTLING WITH YOGA & ZEN 

 

with CHRISTY BROWN & SESSEI MEG LEVIE, M.A.

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center & Hot Springs

Ventana Wilderness, CA

July 14-16, 2017

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5th Annual TRUE BODY, TRUE SELF: 

RADICAL PRESENCE THROUGH ZEN & YOGA

 

with CHRISTY BROWN & LAUREN BOUYEA

Tassajara Zen Mountain Center & Hot Springs

Ventana Wilderness, CA

June 23-25, 2017

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YIN YOGA IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING

Yoga Works Larkspur

March 11-12 & 25-26; April 8-9 & 22-23; May 6-7 (2017)
Saturdays 1-7pm  |  Sundays 12-4pm 

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7th Annual NEW YEAR'S DAY RETREAT 

with CHRISTY BROWN & Kirtan Chanting with MIRABAI

Yoga Toes Studio, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

Sunday, January 1, 2017   |   12-5:30pm 

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SOLSTICE OM BELLS: HOLIDAY HARMONIC RENEWAL

Yin Yoga  |  Tibetan Bowls & Bells  |  The Poetry of Rumi
 

with CHRISTY BROWN & KARMA MOFFETT

Yoga Works Larkspur, CA
Saturday, December 17, 2016   |   6-8:30pm

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200-HOUR YOGA WORKS TEACHER TRAINING
Yoga Works Mill Valley

Sept. 10 - December 4, 2016 

Saturdays 11:30-7pm   |   Sundays 12:30-6pm

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4th Annual TRUE BODY, TRUE SELF:

RADICAL PRESENCE THROUGH ZEN & YOGA

 

with CHRISTY BROWN & ANGO SARA TASHKER

Tassajara Zen Center & Hot Springs

Ventana Wilderness, CA

August 19-22, 2016              - Cancelled due to fire -

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TURNING THE LIGHT INWARD:

SITTING & SETTLING WITH YOGA & ZEN 

 

with CHRISTY BROWN & SESSEI MEG LEVIE, M.A.

Tassajara Zen Center & Hot Springs

Ventana Wilderness, CA

July 22-24, 2016

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YOGA OM BELLS: EQUINOX HARMONIC RENEWAL

Yin Yoga  |  Tibetan Bowls & Bells  |  The Poetry of Rumi
 

with CHRISTY BROWN & KARMA MOFFETT

Yoga of Sausalito, CA

Saturday, March 19, 2016

6-8:30pm   |   $40 Pre-Registered   |   $45 Door

 

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5th Annual ALOHA SPIRIT RETREAT

YOGA  |  MEDITATION  |  HIKING  |  ORGANIC FARM-TO-TABLE CUISINE

The Big Island, Hawai'i

February 16-21, 2016

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6th Annual NEW YEAR'S DAY RETREAT

with CHRISTY BROWN & Kirtan Chanting with MIRABAI

Yoga Toes Studio, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

Friday, January 1, 2016     |     12-5:30pm

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SOLSTICE OM BELLS: Holiday Harmonic Renewal

Yin Yoga  |  Tibetan Bowls & Bells  |  The Poetry of Rumi
 

with CHRISTY BROWN & KARMA MOFFETT

Saturday, December 19, 2015  |  6-8:30pm

Yoga Works Larkspur, CA