Enlightenment in a Nutshell
TAKING DANCE BEYOND MOVEMENT – SILENCE YOUR MIND
Silence of speech, silence of senses, silence of the body, and while keeping an inner state of silence moving the body, consciously using our senses, mindfully using speech. This is an opportunity to move into complete silence, slowly out of it and back into it, until we master keeping in touch with silence as a foundation within.
This retreat will combine movement with time for sitting meditation, meditative walking, time in nature, journaling and an opportunity for private coaching sessions.
We will explore our mind-field, watch our rigidity about how we think situations should be, practice fluidity to go with sudden shifts and changes and train our awareness about what is actually happening in the present moment. We will further practice how to keep a state of inner stillness (while moving with a partner or the group as an in between step to daily life situations – only in the in-person retreat).
This is a unique opportunity to witness the mind.
The Virtual Retreat
will be adjusted to practice assignments, group practices, and video call check-ins.
Our Time Together
– Find stillness within
– Slow down your pace
– Learn ways to reduce stress
USA starts May 28
NZ starts May 29
Guided Practice 11 am – 12 pm PDT USA 6 am – 7 am NZST New Zealand
Check-in 2 – 3 pm PDT USA 9 am – 10 am NZST New Zealand
Guided Practice 3 – 4 pm PDT USA 10 am – 11 am NZST New Zealand
We will start the retreat by checking in and an overview of the five days.
There will be space for questions and intention setting, prayer, and meditation with movement.
All zoom classes after the initial start will either be group practices or Q&A. Mostly 11 am will be space for questions, but we will go with the flow.
On the last day, we will complete with a ceremony of accomplishment, gratitude, and a conversation on how to integrate the experience in the days and weeks to come.
Some of the Tools You Will Learn
– Inner dialogue
– Creative Expression
Group practices will entail
– Yoga Nidra
– Meditative Walking
– Movement Meditation (Dance)
We will talk about
Being alone and fulfilling touch needs
Personal Cleansing (Body, Mind, and Energy)
Yoga Philosophy topics covered
– Right speech
– Right behavior
– Right livelihood
There will be time for Q&A,
Personal check-ins and assigned practices
Topics may be subject to change according to the group’s needs.
Prerequisite: Experience in sitting meditation.
Inner Preparation: Take time to set an intention.
What to bring: Wear clothes in layers for dancing and sitting meditation. Please, have paper (journal) and pen (crayons) ready. Drink lots of water and have light healthy snacks in the breaks.