“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:  Being Yourself

Sunday, April 30th, 9:30am – 4:00pm

The Opener Studio, 12 Shetland Ct., Oakland

How can we live a more authentic life?  How can we allow ourselves to be who we really are?  How can we become more comfortable in our own skin?

Come join this day-long retreat in the Oakland Hills where you will dive into the practices of yoga and mindfulness to explore how to be your authentic self.

Our egos reflect a more managed self-representation, an image of how we want to world to see us.  The ego is a type of social mask that we put on to be more acceptable to those around us, to be more of who we think they want us to be.  

Yoga is about revealing the true self and mindfulness helps us to allow that the true essence of who we are come through.    


Acceptance is one of the most potent tools in our toolbox in cultivating authenticity.  And, Mother Nature provide 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.   

To Register    

A deposit of $50 will reserve your place

 (Paypal to domonick@theopener.com
or send check, 12 Shetland Ct. 94605).

Balance due on day of retreat is sliding scale donation.  For reference, retreats of this nature range from $75-$150.  Please pay what feels right for you and your budget.  



Thank you for your interest in this offering.