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Yoga & Meditation | Slow Flow & Yin Yoga | Wish Fulfilling Jewel

  • Date: 2/25/2023 01:00 PM - 2/25/2023 05:30 PM
  • Location 650 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, USA (Map)
  • More Info: The Studio Mill Valley


Join us to celebrate the approaching end of winter and revisit intentions made at the beginning of the year!

At our last mini retreat (on December 31st, 2022), all 22 of us tied seven knots into a red string that we then tied onto each other's wrists during our closing circle. Red string bracelets are traditional in Buddhism, Christianity and Kabbalah (esoteric Jewish mysticism). Each knot corresponded with a question:

  1. What's your deepest, most heartfelt wish or desire for yourself and your life?
  2. Is there a mental/emotional/behavioral pattern that no longer serves your highest wellbeing that you could release, to create space for the new?
  3. Is there a fear you could release? (Yin Yoga hip opener, side one)
  4. Is there another fear you could release? (Yin Yoga hip opener, side two)
  5. What helps you cultivate a general sense of gratitude, and how can you bring more of this into your life?
  6. What is your greatest wish for the world?
  7. Is there someone for whom you feel challenging or negative emotion? Can you send loving-kindness and compassion toward that person?

We'll revisit these questions and other intentions we may have made at the start of the year. We'll also explore the Buddhist theme: The Wish Fulfilling Jewel. 

"Virtue is like the legendary jewel that fulfills all our wishes. By meditating on and practicing the virtues of wisdom and compassion, we make our lives meaningful, happy and successful."

                                                                                                           -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

1-1:30pm: Opening Circle
1:30-3pm: Slow Flow Vinyasa + XL Savasana
3-3:30pm: Break
3:30-5pm: Yin Yoga + Meditation + Intention-Setting/Reflection (Optional Journaling)
5-5:30pm: Red String Buddhist Bracelet Ceremony + Closing Circle