“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world … as in being able to remake ourselves.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Day-long Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat: Self-Nurturance
Sunday, June 11th, 9:30am – 3:30pm
The Opener Studio, 12 Shetland Ct., Oakland
We have a tendency to be hard on ourselves. Self-criticism is one of the most common forms of thought. Thus, we need some training in cultivating kindness towards ourselves, as a means of reducing our overall stress and anxiety. Whereas self-criticism can make a bad situation worse, self-kindess can soften the edges of our challenges.
Acceptance is one of the most potent tools in our toolbox, and Mother Nature provides ample amounts of acceptance. We feel more at home in our bodies when we are in Nature and more free to be who we truly are. Much of our practice will be held outdoors, including a Yoga Hike in the Chabot Regional Park.
Unplug! Take a break from the distractions of your digital life and reengage in the here and now. The retreat will be a cellphone-free space.
We will practice yoga, mindful breathing, and walking meditation. A delicious meal is included in the retreat.
Donation-based workshop. For reference, retreats of this nature range from $75-$175. Please pay what feels right for you and your budget.
Mindfulness in Nature
Berkeley Botanical Gardens – July 18th, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the Berkeley Botanical Gardens.
During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along the way and receive a big dose of Nature as your practice.
The class is open to all levels; Domonick will provide guidance to make the exercises accessible and enjoyable for everybody. The mindfulness approach will assist you in learning to be with your experience in a way that cultivates awareness, acceptance and ease.