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Wisdom in Every Cell

A Meditation, Mindful Yoga, and Dharma Retreat

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD, Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, and Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500, lead this weekend journey of learning—with the whole mind and body—to touch the wisdom within every cell.

Meditation, mindful yoga, and dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering. Through both direct insight and inspiration, we can recognize that peace is possible in each moment regardless of life’s changing conditions.

This retreat will be filled with periods of sitting and walking meditation along with dharma teachings that will be recapitulated and integrated with the body through a mindful yoga practice. These yoga sessions will include both passive and gentle, active practice.

You will experience:

  • An inner environment of calm that supports clarity of vision
  • Connection to insight that builds as wisdom and expresses itself as compassion, the key to happiness
  • An increased ability to listen deeply and make wise choices
  • How to bring the many benefits of these practices into daily life.

When the teachings of the dharma and yoga are practiced in this seamless way, we have the pleasure and satisfaction of learning cognitively, contemplatively, and viscerally.

Sylvia, Brahmani, and Jashoda have been friends and colleagues for years. Their teachings integrate mindful meditation and yoga practice—and interweave the Buddhist and yogic perspectives—with joy and lightness of heart.

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Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD | Brahmani Liebman MSEd, E-RYT 500 | Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500

December 15-17, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$370 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Distinguished teachers Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD, Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, and Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500, lead this weekend journey of learning—with the whole mind and body—to touch the wisdom within every cell.

Meditation, mindful yoga, and dharma teachings practiced together provide a profound way to liberate the mind from habits that cause suffering. Through both direct insight and inspiration, we can recognize that peace is possible in each moment regardless of life’s changing conditions.

This retreat will be filled with periods of sitting and walking meditation along with dharma teachings that will be recapitulated and integrated with the body through a mindful yoga practice. These yoga sessions will include both passive and gentle, active practice.

You will experience:

  • An inner environment of calm that supports clarity of vision
  • Connection to insight that builds as wisdom and expresses itself as compassion, the key to happiness
  • An increased ability to listen deeply and make wise choices
  • How to bring the many benefits of these practices into daily life.

When the teachings of the dharma and yoga are practiced in this seamless way, we have the pleasure and satisfaction of learning cognitively, contemplatively, and viscerally.

Sylvia, Brahmani, and Jashoda have been friends and colleagues for years. Their teachings integrate mindful meditation and yoga practice—and interweave the Buddhist and yogic perspectives—with joy and lightness of heart.

Faculty Bio

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Sylvia Boorstein, MSW, PhD

Sylvia Boorstein is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. She is the author of numerous books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice, including That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist; It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; and Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.

Sylvia has been teaching nationally and internationally since 1985. She is a frequent contributor to Lion’s Roar magazine, a magazine of contemporary Buddhist thought. Her personal emphasis in teaching is the integration of mindfulness into everyday life.

 

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Brahmani Liebman MSEd, E-RYT 500

Brahmani Liebman loves to share the teachings and practices that have transformed her own life. She is on the faculty of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, and has taught the 200-hour teacher training at Kripalu Center, as well as in Japan and California.

As part of the 1000-hour faculty, she cocreated the Kripalu Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Brahmani is also cocreator of Journey Into Yoga: School of Yoga & Meditation, a nationally registered Yoga Alliance school that offers trainings, workshops, and yoga and meditation retreats worldwide. She is cocreator of Journey Into Yoga’s CD Awakening the Spirit.

Brahmani brings more than 40 years of exploration, study, and experience in yoga, meditation, consciousness, and complementary healing modalities. She has studied and taught yoga and meditation with some of America’s master teachers in yoga and Buddhist meditation, including Sylvia Boorstein and Sharon Salzberg.

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Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500

Jashoda Edmunds has been a student of yoga and a seeker of truth for more than 40 years, and has been teaching for more than 25. She is on the faculty of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. She has codirected the Kripalu Yoga 200-hour teacher trainings at Kripalu Center, as well as in Japan and California. As part of the 1000-hour faculty, she cocreated a Kripalu Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Jashoda has served on staff at Kripalu Center since 1985 in various capacities such as: assisting programs; staff managing programs; directing programs; and leading workshops at teacher conferences. She was a founding member of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Association Board.

Jashoda is cofounder of Journey Into Yoga: School of Yoga & Meditation, a nationally registered Yoga Alliance School. She has cocreated and codirected Journey Into Yoga teacher trainings since 2000, offering yoga and meditation retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide.

Why Attend

  • Whether you are new to yoga or have a longtime practice, treat yourself to a deep experience that engages the mind, nourishes the body, and softens the heart.

  • Master practices that strengthen your connection to insight, wisdom, and the clarity that can only come from within.

  • Spend the weekend with three teachers who, having cultivated their expertise, experience, and friendship over time, come together to guide this opportunity for joy, connection, and compassionate self-exploration.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    No previous experience in meditation or yoga is necessary.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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