“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: Peaceful Pause
Sunday, August 27th, 9:30am – 3:30pm
The Opener Studio, 12 Shetland Ct., Oakland
Our days are so full; we find ourselves running from one event to the next, checking off an item on our To Do list only to jump into the next one. The lack of any recovery period interferes with our ability to perform well and maintain a sense of balance. We end up feeling overwhelmed, overtired, and resentful for the things that have to get done.
In this day-long retreat, we will practice the Peaceful Pause. We will train ourselves in moments of non-doing, where we drop into the meditative state of simply being with what is here, without doing anything with what we notice other than observing it. This practice helps us recharge our batteries so we can cope more competently with things on our plate.
Unplug! This retreat also provides an opportunity to take a break from the distractions of our digital life and reengage in the here and now. Without our digital distractions, we have space to look more deeply at what is going on in our lives and what we can do to nurture ourselves through difficulties.
We will practice mindful breathing, yoga and walking meditation, as well as moments of meditative stillness. A delicious meal will nourish us, as will the companionship of other like-minded yogis.
Space is limited to the first 12 students.
Donation-based workshop. For reference, retreats of this nature range from $75-$200. 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.