January 2019

27Jan01FebAwakening Through the Body: Meditation, Yoga, and Qigong(January 27) 3:00 PM - (February 1) 11:30 AM Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Anne Cushman, Teja Bell, Dawn Mauricio (assistant) CommuterNo prerequisiteOpen


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Event Details

Dates: Sunday, January 27, 3:00pm – Friday, February 1, 11:30am; 5 nights
Sliding Scale: $1300 – $600, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 234R19.

This retreat is now in progress.

Retreat Description:
A river of presence and awareness flows through all of life, connecting us with ourselves and each other. On this silent retreat, we’ll open to a direct experience of this clear, wakeful presence through an unbroken, integrated flow of meditation in movement and in stillness.

Through the forms of seated meditation, gentle yoga, and qigong, we will learn to sustain embodied mindfulness in a durable and flexible way that translates directly to our daily lives. This gives us the freedom to respond with wisdom and compassion to our challenges and to the suffering we encounter in ourselves and in the world, rather than reacting out of habitual conditioning. As we unwind our physical and mental contractions, we unveil our innate capacities for joy, wellbeing, and connection.

Financial assistance is available for all Spirit Rock residential retreats. Our scholarship rate is $40/night and available for all those with financial hardship with special funds allocated to People of Color (POC), folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-26). Scholarship funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are budgeted per retreat and because they are in high demand, can run out quickly. We encourage you to register for a retreat as close as possible to the registration opening date (lotteries are an exception).

A unique scholarship opportunity — the Hemera Contemplative Fellowship! If you are 18 years of age or older with a commitment to service — serving others through your profession — you should consider reviewing the eligibility for this Fellowship. In general, this Fellowship is for those who are full-time in the listed eligible professions and are new to silent residential retreat practice. Follow this link for more detailed information: Hemera Contemplative Fellowships. ONE scholarship allowed per person, per calendar year.

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Also, please remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please consider paying at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.


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