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Friday, September 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Yoga and Meditation

Megha Nancy Buttenheim

Do you want to try yoga and meditation but don’t know where to begin? Are you looking for a safe and welcoming environment in which to explore the basics? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 12–14, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga: Ancient Secrets to Quiet the Mind

Mark Griffin

Discover the secrets that yogis have used across millennia to still the mind. Meditation master Mark Griffin guides you into a straightforward and easily attainable meditation process. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 14–16, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Mindfulness Training: The Gift of Compassionate Presence

Andrew Vidich

In today’s stress-filled world, it’s easy to become dispirited, anxious, and scattered. Become more peaceful, centered, and conscious at home and at work by learning highly effective life skills that might be of particular use to business leaders and professionals. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
September 14–19, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga and Deep Relaxation Retreat: The Gift of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®

Jennifer Reis

Experience deeper levels of inner freedom than you ever imagined possible, giving yourself permission to rest, balance, restore, and tap into new sources of energy. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
September 14–19, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga Nidra Level II Training: The Art and Science of Integrative Restoration (iRest®)

Anne Douglas

For graduates of iRest Level I. This iRest Level II training provides a deeper understanding of the core principles underlying the theory, practice, research, teaching issues, and delivery of iRest yoga nidra to individuals and specific populations in a variety of settings. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, Social Workers, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 19–21, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Taking Refuge: Breaking the Addiction to the Mind

Noah Levine

Buddhism is a path to freedom from suffering. That suffering originates in the addictive quality of the mind and our habitual tendency to grasp at pleasure and push away pain. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, September 26, 2014

September 26–28, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga For Your Spiritual Muscles

Rachel Schaeffer

Just like physical muscles, your spiritual muscles need to be strengthened and toned. Each time you practice yoga, you create a new opportunity to be infused with spirit and develop the intangible qualities that create a meaningful life. more …

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 28–October 1, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Kevin Griffin

The Buddha said that craving is the cause of suffering. Twelve-Step programs work with the deepest forms of craving—our addictions. How can these two traditions work together? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
September 28–October 3, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind

Frank Jude Boccio

The great yoga sage Patanjali defined asana as “a posture that is stable and easeful.” Zen master Dogen taught that sitting meditation is “the dharma gate of ease and joy. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 28–October 3, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) for Professionals

Jean Kristeller and Andrea Lieberstein

For mental-health and health-care professionals. Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller and supported by NIH-funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians, Certified Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 2–5, 2014 Thursday–Sunday 3 nights

Accommodating Life's Changes: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Women

Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds

For women at all levels of practice. Calling wise women of every age and stage of life! This annual retreat begins with the premise that life inevitably requires us to navigate mental as well as physical changes. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 3–5, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Meditation

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or perhaps you’ve had some meditation instruction but not yet found a technique that fits your temperament and lifestyle, one that allows you to sustain a regular practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
October 3–5, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga Fusion: The Ultimate Fall Yoga Retreat

Jovinna Chan, Terry Cockburn, Anya Porter, Georgia Reath, Jennifer Reis, and Joseph Amanbir Young

Looking to revitalize and retreat at the same time? Yoga Fusion brings together leading instructors from a mixture of traditions for a memorable weekend of collaboration and community. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 5–10, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

At Play with the Radiance Sutras: A Meditation Retreat and Teacher Training

Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski

* Meditation is one of life’s great pleasures, a vacation in the vibrant present. There are hundreds of techniques, and, when you find the style that fits your inner nature, meditation feels like the most natural thing in the world. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
October 5–10, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Still, Small Voice Within: Meditation, Focusing, and Intuition Training

Jonathan Foust (Sudhir)

Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” In order to climb out of any rut, resolve any problem, or sense your path from a new perspective, you have to shift your awareness. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17–19, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Solace: The Art of Asking the Beautiful Question

David Whyte

Human beings cannot quite believe the depth, drama, and disappearances involved in an average human life. Each of us grows, almost against our will, into a steadily unfolding story where the horizon gets broader and more mysterious, the understanding of loss and mortality more keen, the sense of time more fleeting, and the awareness of our mistakes and omissions more apparent. more …

Continuing Education Credits
October 17–19, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Your Path to Radical Happiness: True Love, Deep Meditation, and Full-Throttle Living

David Harshada Wagner

You know how to make yourself feel better, but how do you make that feeling last? This retreat combines guided meditation sessions with contemplative exercises and lively discussions to help you identify and work with areas of potential growth. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 19–24, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Going Deeper With Your Meditation Practice: Life Lessons from the Buddhist Path

David Nichtern

At his Kripalu workshops, David Nichtern usually starts by asking people what kind of background they have in meditation. His favorite answer so far: “Well, I’ve had a regular practice—twice a year, every year for 20 years! more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 24–26, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Practice of Loving-Kindness: A Meditation and Yoga Weekend

Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope

The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of loving-kindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Social Workers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31–November 2, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to the Oneness Blessing

Kathy Holmes

Experience for yourself a global phenomenon that’s sweeping the planet and bringing awakening to hundreds of thousands of people. The Oneness Blessing, or Deeksha, is a nondenominational transfer of divine energy that brings about growth in consciousness. more …

Continuing Education Credits
October 31–November 2, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kundalini Rising

Nirinjan Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh, Ajeet Kaur, Tripp Dudley, Todd Boston, and Matthew Schoening

As a spiritual being having a human experience, you already possess what you need within you. Your challenge is to stay attuned to that perfect wisdom, the seed of the soul waiting to blossom into your truest expression. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 7–9, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Foundations of Kripalu Yoga, Meditation, and Breathing: Cultivate a Strong Body and Spacious Mind

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen has designed a weekend that provides a solid introduction to the practices of Kripalu Yoga for both beginners and those who want to take an existing practice deeper. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
November 7–9, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

True Refuge

Tara Brach

Insecurity and loss are natural parts of being alive. Along with this suffering, each of us carries the longing for a place of refuge where we are at home with our life and spirit. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 9–11, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Transformation Through the Yoga of Devotion: Exploring Mantra Meditation and Vedic Ceremony

Bill Barry (Bharata), Gretchen Carmel (Rajeshwari), and Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Travel to the mystical realms of Sanskrit mantra and Vedic ceremony, two foundational practices of bhakti, or devotional, yoga. In this workshop, you learn to amplify your connection to Source as you tap into yogic secrets of profound transformation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
November 9–12, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy, and Love

Terry Fralich

Mindfulness is a skill-based path that can powerfully enhance your life. Terry Fralich has developed a unique approach to the practice of mindfulness—taught to more than 15,000 people throughout the United States and Australia—that transforms negative emotions, habits, and reactions. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
November 9–13, 2014 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights

Transformative Osteopathic Self-Care: Integrating Movement and Meditation into Life

Bonnie Gintis

Explore the radical possibilities in health and well-being available when you combine the principles of osteopathic treatment, the practices of Continuum Movement, and mindfulness meditation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Massage and Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, Nurses, and Social Workers.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 14–16, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Straightforward Path: A Zen Retreat

Karen Maezen Miller

Where can you go to find peace, patience, acceptance, and joy? The straightforward teachings of Zen point directly to your enlightened nature, right here and right now. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 17–21, 2014 Monday–Friday 4 nights

The Wisdom Body: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Lama Willa Miller

Great wisdom lives in the body.—The Hevajra Tantra Take your yoga practice to the next level. Drawing on the tantric wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat offers practices that help you recognize the wisdom that resides naturally in the human body. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21–23, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Living Your Life as Spiritual Practice

Fr. Thomas Ryan

What does spirituality mean to you? The geography of spirituality was once limited to the inner life, the life of the soul. Happily, contemporary spirituality is more expansive. more …

Continuing Education Credits
November 21–23, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

Cyndi Lee

Invite your body and mind back into balance. With humor, depth, and authenticity, Cyndi Lee combines yoga practice and Buddhist mindfulness in a workshop that brings ancient wisdom alive and makes it relevant to contemporary life. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, November 28, 2014

November 28–30, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A Buddhist Healing Ritual: Dakini's Heart-Essence Chöd

Lama Migmar Tseten

Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. more …

November 28–30, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Have you ever stood naked before the wildness of existence or had certainty stripped from you—everything you knew turned to ash by the fires of living? more …

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 30–December 2, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Healing Through Medicine Buddha

Lama Migmar Tseten

Medicine Buddha, the guru of physicians, was first introduced to Tibet by the Indian Nalanda master Shantarakshita in the eighth century. Since then, Medicine Buddha has become a powerful spiritual healing practice in Tibetan Buddhism. more …

Friday, December 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
December 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Gently Free: A Spiritual Path Without Self-Blame or Guilt

Adam Lobel

Do you experience ongoing self-judgment and internal criticism? Do you beat yourself up in your effort to find peace? Is the way you practice out of sync with what you seek? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
December 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton: Contemplative Poets on Choosing to Love the World

Jonathan Montaldo

The poetry of Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton offers lessons on how to more fully savor your life and embodies a path of courage and joy that leads toward what Merton called “the hidden ground of love” available to everyone who chooses to be awake. more …

Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12–14, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Vibrant Visionary Collage: Mandala Meets Metta Meditation

Karen Arp-Sandel

For all levels. Enter the Vibrant Visionary Collage circle with artist and spiritual activist Karen Arp-Sandel. The mandala, Sanskrit for circle, is a symbol of wholeness and absorption into a sacred center. more …

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
December 14–19, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Ayurvedic Seasonal Retreat

Hilary Garivaltis and Jennifer Reis

Prepare for the shift into winter by building your strength and immunity and nourishing yourself for the season ahead. Ayurveda teaches that this time of year is about personal reflection and slowing down. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
December 15–19, 2014 Monday–Friday 4 nights

An Exquisite Taste of Awakening and Fearless Compassion: Integral-Mondo Zen™

Doshin Michael Nelson

Let your heart break so open that it fills the endless sky. Far beyond our desires—for success, health, meaning—lies something even more profound. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
December 19–21, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Connect to Your Spirit: A Revitalizing Forrest Yoga Retreat

Erica Mather

The winter solstice is a powerful time for contemplation. Come recharge and reconnect with what matters most to you in this revitalizing retreat that will leave you grounded, clear, and with fresh energy to move ahead into the new year. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
December 19–21, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kripalu Yoga Winter Retreat for the Soul

Micah Mortali

The practice of yoga connects us with the forces of nature and the universe. The depths of winter—when bears hibernate, trees put their energy deep into their roots, and indigenous cultures dive into the dream world—is a natural time to retreat. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
December 19–21, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Skydancing: A Solstice Celebration

Alberto Villoldo

Prepare for the new year by visiting your personal history and destiny as you learn the art of shamanic tracking—journeying along your own and another person’s timeline. more …

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24–26, 2014 Wednesday–Friday 2 nights

Kabbalah Retreat: Mindful Mysticism for Soul-Centered Living

Rabbi Sigal Brier

For people of all spiritual, religious, and nonreligious orientations. Have you lived another year feeling the gap between where you are and where you want to be? more …

Friday, December 26, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
December 26–28, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Focus and Empower Your Heart's Purpose: The New Year's Sankalpa® Retreat

Rabbi Sigal Brier

In Sanskrit, the word sankalpa means “deepest heart’s desire and purpose.” How long has it been since you spent time at the wellspring of your heart? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
December 26–28, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Meditation

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

The narrow bridge between the old year and the new offers a profound opportunity for quiet contemplation. It’s a time to honor everything you’ve accomplished in the past year, and ground yourself in the present to support the year to come. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
December 26–28, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Wisdom of Yoga and the Art of Extraordinary Living

Stephen Cope

Can ordinary people live extraordinary lives? Yogis believe that we can. Join author, psychotherapist, and yoga teacher Stephen Cope and delve into the heart of yoga, a millennia-old wisdom tradition organized around a systematic investigation of this question. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

December 28, 2014–January 1, 2015 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights

New Year's Spiritual Renewal Retreat

Shivananda Thomas Amelio

End the old year and enter the new with reflection and spiritual nourishment. Whether you’re new to spiritual practice or a seasoned practitioner, this retreat supports you in sinking deeply into your heart’s knowing, fine-tuning your life’s purpose and calling, and renewing your connection to the ever-present source of divinity. more …

December 28, 2014–January 2, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Bhakti Bliss New Year's Celebration

David Newman (Durga Das), Mira, and Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band

Ride the waves of bliss as you usher in 2015 with some of the foremost innovators of joy-filled kirtan (call-and-response chanting). David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira bring their organic and ecstatic East/West fusion, while Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band offer up their soulful and funky New Orleans-style kirtan. more …

Continuing Education Credits
December 28, 2014–January 2, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Illumine Your Soul: A Holiday Ashaya Yoga™ Retreat

Todd Norian

For students with min. 6 months of yoga practice in any style. Strengthen your inner light as you prepare for the new year, by applying the life-enhancing philosophy and empowering alignment techniques of Ashaya Yoga, along with the rejuvenating power of pranayama (breathing techniques) and tantra-based meditation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.