“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou


Day-Long Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat:  
The Peaceful Pause 

Sunday, June 10th, 9:30 – 3:30

Sometimes it’s just hard to stop.  Stop doing, stop running around, stop checking email and social media, stop the whirl of the busy mind.  In this day-long retreat, we will practice how to integrate the peaceful pause into your seemingly non-stop life.  The Peaceful Pause helps us especially when we are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated or angry.  It allows a moment to take stock and take perspective.  It helps us respond to life’s challenges with grace, rather than simply reacting to them habitually.  

We will enjoy indoor and outdoor yoga and mindfulness meditation, as well as a mindful hike in the Chabot Regional Park. We will also share a delicious al fresco lunch together.

You’ll have a chance to unplug from your digital life and from other things on your mental plate, in order to nurture yourself in the serenity of the here and now. Research shows that simply being present with what you are doing in the moment is great at reducing stress and anxiety. You’ll get a chance to practice the skill of present-moment awareness.

This retreat is open to all of my students and their friends, though a limited number of spaces is available.

Come rest and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst the company of like-minded friends and give yourself the gift of mindfulness.

Cost:  Donation-Based (dana).  

Location:  The Opener Studio:  12 Shetland Ct., Oakland.

To Register:  Email Domonick with your name and number.


Partner Yoga and Thai Massage Workshop

Human touch has healing in it. Human touch nurtures and calms us. Yet, in our increasingly digital worlds, we touch each other less and less. In this workshop you will receive the stress-reducing benefits of being in touch with your partner as you explore partner yoga poses and Thai Massage.
This workshop also provides you the opportunity to work mindfully and intentionally with your partner, cultivating kindness towards each other as you navigate the various poses – some quite easy while others may be more challenging. Domonick provides guidance in how to observe judgment of yourself and your partner when things don’t go as planned, and how to work together to navigate challenges more harmoniously.
Thai Yoga Massage is sometimes referred to as “lazy man’s yoga”, because the recipient is moved through yoga-like poses to mobilize the joints and stretch the muscles. You will find ways to release into poses with ease, while still achieving a fuller expression of each pose with your partner’s help.
No experience is required. Domonick will provide clear, easy-to-follow directions to create a safe environment for your exploration. Please bring a partner with whom you feel comfortable being in close contact.
You will leave the workshop feeling the bliss of having had a great yoga practice as well as a great massage.
Cost: $35 per person
Pre-registration is recommended, as this workshop often fills up.  Click below to redirect to Namaste’s website.