October 2021

13Oct(Oct 13)3:00 PM17(Oct 17)11:00 AMGrounded and Spacious: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation3:00 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anne Cushman; Leslie Booker; Rolf Gates On-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Wednesday to Sunday, October 13 – 17, 2021 (4 nights). Code 302R21.
Sliding Scale: $200-$1400, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.


How do we stay both grounded and spacious in these times of great personal and global stress and uncertainty?

We joyfully invite you back to the Spirit Rock land for an integrated body-mind silent retreat. The retreat will help you settle your nervous system, ground your energy, and open up a sense of ease, openness, and well-being in your body, mind, and heart.

The schedule is designed to support mindful presence within the flow of movement and stillness, nourishing your spirit and helping you reconnect with what matters most. You will have time to rest, be in nature, and find the natural rhythms of your own practice. Each day consists of:

  • Guided practice sessions that weave together a gentle, mindful yoga session, seated meditation instructions, and dharma reflections
  • Periods of silent seated and walking meditation
  • Open time for self-guided movement practice
  • Daily group Q&A and dharma discussion with a teacher

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). While we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


  • Anne Cushman

    Anne Cushman

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  • Leslie Booker

    Leslie Booker

    Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, embodied practice, and activism. She began working with system-involved populations in 2005 and was a senior teacher and Director of Trainings with Lineage Project for 10 years, and facilitated an intervention on Riker's Island from 2009-2011 through NYU. Booker shares her expertise nationally on creating culturally responsive environments and changing the paradigm of self and community care. She has spoken at Mind&Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in Education conferences, as well as at universities across the country. She is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Gender & Trauma, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg's book Happiness at Work. Booker is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020. View Booker's upcoming programs.

  • Rolf Gates

    Rolf Gates

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