immersions & retreats

PATH AS GUIDE

an online intensive, january - march 2021

the 2020s.  

it feels quite clear that this decade is meeting us as individuals & the collective in incredibly complex ways.  how do we orient when conditions are so dynamic and new? what are we learning?  how do we move forward in uncharted terrain in a way that aligns with our deepest values and honors a long view of life & time?

 

through several specifically curated facets of yoga paths (mārga) & buddhist paths (magga) 

and the support of kind & honest community, we can detangle confusion in its many forms.  we can move forward with steadied energy & a greater sense of freedom.

ready to dive in?  register here

 

want to participate but cannot attend live zoom sessions on wed evenings?

we have an option for you.  see attendance below.

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schedule & components

9 wednesdays

5:15- 9:00pm PST

   (hour break for

    dinner)

via zoom

DATES

  • jan 13, 20, 27

  • feb 10, 17, 24

  • mar 10, 17, 24

SCHEDULE

  • 5:15-6:30pm  all levels movement practice (asana & somatic exploration), breath practices, and rest.

  • 6:30-7:30pm  hour break, ideal for dinner

  • 7:30-9pm  meditation, dharma talk & group discussion

VIA ZOOM  

  • come as you are, from your home space, as it is.

  • link emailed upon registration, before start of the intensive.

PARTNER

  • each week, 1 hour engagement with a partner

    • can take place via phone call or video chat (facetime, zoom, etc)​

    • scheduling determined each week by partners independent of sarah/ the larger group.

    • discussion topics & structure provided for each week via email.

  • be paired up with another person in the intensive or enroll with a buddy & email sarah to let her know you two would like to be paired.

MEDITATION

  • participants are encouraged to commit to a regular meditation practice for the duration of the intensive-- daily if possible, 20-40 mins.

OPTIONAL BONUS

  • sunrise outdoor practice wed, march 31

    • 6:30-7:45am in Mission Trails, Grasslands Trail

    • sitting & walking meditation

      • 15 min sit, 45 min walk, 15 min sit​

      • in silence, outside of basic organizational instruction

    • honoring safety practices of masking & social distancing at all times.

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immersion topics by week

wednesdays

on zoom

5:15-9:00pm PST

  (one hour

  dinner break)

additional 1 hour of partner work/week

optional reading may be offered, TBD.

WEEK ONE : wise view

WEEK TWO: establishing mindfulness

WEEK THREE: non harm & remembering

WEEK FOUR: satisfaction & imagination

WEEK FIVE: sexuality & strong states

WEEK SIX: truth & bravery

WEEK SEVEN: intoxicants & ancestral habit

WEEK EIGHT: self, existence & generosity

WEEK NINE: living liberation

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registration, fee, attendance options, details

no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

 

FEE

  • this immersion is offered in the radical gift economy model.  the suggested fee for the 9 weeks is $250-350, but anyone is sincerely encouraged to enroll, regardless of ability to pay.  some will give less while others who can might give more.  

LEVEL

  • this immersion is open to all levels of experience, though some familiarity with either yoga, meditation or mindfulness will likely prove beneficial.  

    • if you're interested but new to practice, try to attend a saturday sangha ​(see "community" on homepage) or two before the immersion if possible.

ATTENDANCE

  • this will be a "closed group" once the immersion begins; no drop ins will be possible.

  • attending the zoom sessions on wednesday evenings LIVE is ideal.  i understand however that this is not always possible!  folx in different time zones, in positions that don't allow for it, like parenting, etc...  so we have two options:

  1. for participants who CAN attend MOST of the LIVE wednesday zoom sessions (you'll be asked to mark this in your registration):

    • great! need to miss a full session or two, or a bit of one session here or there?  no problem.  if you can, please email sarah in advance & let her know.​

    • you will be partnered with another person who also attends LIVE sessions (unless you request a specific partner who cannot attend live).​

  2. for participants who CANNOT attend the LIVE wednesday zoom sessions (you'll be asked to mark this in your registration)

    • we ask that you download & practice with/watch the wednesday zoom session BY SUNDAY of that​ same week (just do your best).  this commitment is designed to:

      • keep you in connection to the group​.

      • enable you and your partner to stay up to date on the partner work.

      • provide a specific framework to encourage consistency in your practice.

    • you will be partnered with another person who also is NOT attending most session live (unless you request a specific partner who is attending live).

  • ALL participants will have access to recorded zoom sessions, available to download, within 24 hours of the live practices (i'll aim for thurs morning).  downloads​ will remain available through april 30, 2021.

 

QUESTIONS?  email sarah

 

may we uncover clarity, power and resilience together.

 

stay tuned for next retreat in 2021.

we really hope to

offer one!

 past workshops:

Begin a Meditation Practice: Wrkshp

Begin a Meditation Practice: Wrkshp

Begin a Meditation Practice: Workshop

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

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

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