March 2020

26Mar(Mar 26)10:00 AM28(Mar 28)4:30 PMFinding Your Ground: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation -- online only and by donation10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (28) Online Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker No prerequisite

Event Details

Dates: Thursday, March 26 – Saturday, March 28, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale:
$0 – 325. Code AC1P20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

Online Only: We are now offering this program online only, via Zoom, so you may join us remotely. Once registered, you will receive instructions and a Zoom link. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we navigate the unfolding of the Coronavirus situation. We are continuing to respond by evolving our practices and policies to keep everyone safe and supported, while still serving as a place of refuge and honoring our community’s commitment to the Dharma and sangha.

How do we stay grounded, centered, and rooted in compassion and wisdom—especially in times of personal and global challenges? In this three-day silent retreat, we’ll offer teachings and tools from the dharma and yoga traditions for settling our nervous system, grounding our energy, and connecting in an embodied way with what matters most. We will draw on the wisdom of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path and the traditional eight limbs of classical yoga to support us in our exploration. Each day will include periods of gentle guided yoga; seated, walking, standing, and lying-down meditation instruction and practice; and dharma reflections and discussion.

This online retreat format gives you the opportunity to bring your practice right into the heart of your daily life, where it matters most. It will include nourishing guided meditation and yoga, dharma reflections and discussions, and the opportunity for warm connection in small groups with your fellow practitioners. It is designed as a home retreat, not as a series of separate classes—therefore, we invite and encourage you to plan for and commit to attending the whole retreat, as the sessions will build on and refer to one another. However, we recognize that this may not work for all of you, especially in these turbulent times. So if you need to miss some sessions, we understand and please don’t let that stop you from signing up!

Daily Schedule Outline:

Part One
10 am-12:45 pm PST
Session A: 10 am-11:00 am PST –Meditation and Teachings
Break: 11 am-11:15 am PST
Session B: 11:15am-12:45 pm PST –Guided Yoga and Meditation Practice

BREAK: 12:45 pm-1:45 pm PST

Part Two
1:45 pm–4:30 pm PST
Session C: 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm PST–Meditation and Teachings
Break 2:45 pm to 3:00 pm PST
Session D: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm PST–Guided Yoga and Meditation Practice

Open to all levels of experience.

General Information

Online registration for our programs is available until 12 noon of the last business day prior to the day of the event (e.g. online registration for a Monday program ends at 12 noon on the prior Friday). There is an additional $10 fee for registering at the door. If you can’t attend an event you registered for, please see our Cancellation Policy.


Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.


Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review our Non-Residential Programs FAQ for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.


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