immersions

The Clarity Collective 

Spring 2022 Practice Period  

an intimate, small group gathering of earnest practitioners who can

support one another in study, contemplation, practice and presence.

 

love & wisdom

love & wisdom

the fruits of practice

dedication

dedication

commit to regular practice

real intimacy

real intimacy

speak honestly and listen with care

community

community

we need each other to wake up

WHAT: The Clarity Collective is small sangha (community) of up to 5 folks who are interested in committing to weekly gatherings in order to engage in formal dharma & yoga practices, guided listening & speaking practices, study of texts & teachings, and supporting one another in the challenging & beautiful process of living an awakened life.  

WHEN:

  • Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm Pacific 

    • 12:00-1:30pm Mountain​

    • 1:00-2:30pm Central

    • 2:00-3:30pm Eastern

  • March 3 through May 26, 2022 

    • No meeting 3/31

    • 12 sessions total

WHO: Anyone with an earnest interest in these practices and in the support of a kind, honest community are welcome.  You are encouraged to bring your unique life to this intimate way of practicing with others.    ​​

  • There are so many ways one can engage in this Collective.  What are you curious about?  Bring that to this sangha.  Are you a yoga or meditation teacher who needs support & inspiration?  Are you a householder with a partner or children or pets or aging parents who wonders how this practice might guide their relational life?  Do you feel drawn to contemplate the challenges of the 2020s sociopolitical landscape through the lens of wisdom traditions?  Do you need the guidance of these practices in tending to your body, heart & mind?  All of these and more are ideal reasons to participate.

WHERE: Via Zoom.  

  • If the cohort happens to contain fellow San Diegans, we'll might organize a local outdoor, Covid-friendly gatherings.  Details TBD.

 

EXCHANGE: Sliding Scale, $25-$50 / session, or $300-600 total.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

STRUCTURES:

  • Zoom Sessions

    • The first session will be comprised of an opening circle & the final session will offer a closing circle.​

    • Most session include a brief check in followed by a 15-30minute formal practice, drawing from yoga asana (postural movements), pranayama (breath), somatic explorations and/or meditation.

    • Sarah will then guide a process centered around speaking and listening practices; this is core to the experience of the collective.   Sarah will offer several prompts that are rooted in the text we are working with.  Members of the cohort will rotate occupying the "Embodied Speaker" position, giving that person an opportunity to speak honestly about the intersection of their practice with the nuances of their life.  Sarah & rest of the sangha will take on the "Embodied Listener" role, offering receptive, open listening & kindhearted witnessing.  This process will be supported with particular forms & guidelines.  Afterward, we will engage in some further open conversation collectively. 

      • This portion of our time together each week hold the potential for the embodiment of honesty (satya) & insight (vipassana) in a unique and powerful way.

  • In Addition to the Zoom Sessions, we'll engage in the following supplemental forms for learning and integration, to be completed independently; we will also weave them into the Zoom Sessions:

    • Text for Spring 2021-- Norman Fischer's Training in Compassion: Zen Teaching on the Practice of Lojong.  

    • A Curated List of 3 Podcast Episodes (one/month).

 

COMMITMENT: Given the intimate & community-care nature of The Clarity Collective, your presence is imperative. Please enroll only if you can commit to A) arriving in a timely fashion, and B) can be present for all sessions, though missing up to two sessions due to prior obligations or unexpected emergencies is reasonable (so long it is not the first session).  If you cannot commit to these requisites, kindly pass on this engagement.

READY to ENROLL?  This Cohort has filled. Registration is Closed.

Please check back in Summer 2022 for the next offering of The Clarity Collective.

 past offerings:

Begin a Meditation Practice: Wrkshp

Begin a Meditation Practice: Wrkshp

Begin a Meditation Practice: Workshop

PATH as GUIDE immersion

PATH as GUIDE immersion

child walking on sunlit path

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

RETREATS in BAJA

RETREATS in BAJA

ocean view on retreat

What is Mindfulness?: Workshop

What is Mindfulness?: Workshop

What is Mindfulness?: Workshop

Full Week Yoga & Meditation Intnsv

Full Week Yoga & Meditation Intnsv

Full Week Yoga & Meditation Intensive

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teachers, Part 1

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teacher

Hands On Assistance for Yoga Teachers, Part 2

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour, Dinner

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour, Dinner

Farm To Yoga: Practice, Tour & Dinner

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Workshop

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Workshop

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Workshop

New to Yoga: Workshop

New to Yoga: Workshop

New to Yoga: Workshop