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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 (Cancelled)

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Program cancelled. For everyone. 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 Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
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.

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2–4, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

African Healing Dance: Traditional African Dance and the Dance of Life

Wyoma

This is Umoja, the dance of abundance. It is the dance and practice of enoughness, with songs that call the ancestors. It is dance that stokes fire in the belly. more …

January 2–4, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Mother Tara Empowerment

Lama Migmar Tseten

Experience bliss, abundance, and strength as you overcome the layers of destructive emotions—including stress, fear, anxiety, and/or addiction—built up over past years and lives. more …

Continuing Education Credits
January 2–4, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 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 Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
January 9–11, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Deep Winter Renewal: Grounded, Relaxed, and Light

Jillian Pransky

Align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you slow down, let go, and kindle your inner glow. In the cold months, the earth stops producing and replenishes its energy reserves. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
January 9–11, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Bliss of a Quiet Mind: Yoga and Meditation

Yogeshwari (Lissa) Fountain

Explore the bliss of learning to live in your body, not in your head. Svaroopa® Yoga excels in quieting your mind by opening and relieving the core tension in your spine. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
January 9–11, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Walk Like a Buddha: Meditation for Your Social, Romantic, and Work Life

Lodro Rinzler

How can you be the person you want to be when you’re stuck in a job you hate? Is it possible to go on lots of dates and still maintain spiritual focus? more …

Friday, January 16, 2015

January 16–18, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Sacred Feminine in Buddhism

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Recognize and actualize your own fearless and compassionate nature by attuning to the sacred feminine that resides within each one of us. Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a Western yogini who has dedicated her life to Buddhism, guides us in teachings and practices that bring balance and interconnectedness. more …

Friday, January 23, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
January 23–25, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Insight Meditation for Calmness and Clarity

Matthew Daniell

Insight Meditation (vipassana) is a simple technique that originated in the Buddha’s teachings and was kept alive for more than 2,500 years in Asia. more …

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 25–30, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Awaken Your Heart's Desire in the New Year

Caverly Morgan and Karen Arp-Sandel

Embark on an inspiring and empowering journey of self-discovery. Learn to disengage from your inner critic—the slave driver of your New Year’s resolutions. more …

Friday, January 30, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
January 30–February 1, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Taming the Mind: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

David Nichtern

Through the practice of meditation, it is possible to tame the wild mind and develop clarity, stability, and focus. Learn the principles and practice of shamatha (mindfulness) meditation, a powerful tool for bringing yourself present in your life. more …

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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
February 1–6, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Wise and Loving Heart: Meditation for Freedom and Compassion

Jack Kornfield, Hugh Byrne, and Erin Treat

In the words of the Buddha, “The capacity to live with dignity and compassion is your birthright.” Come deepen your experience of well-being, compassion, and freedom in this very special meditation retreat with Jack Kornfield, author of the national best-seller A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, and one of the most well-known teachers of Buddhism in the West. more …

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

Friday, February 6, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
February 6–8, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kundalini: Mastering Your Life with Practical Enlightenment

Guru Singh

Kundalini Yoga is an ancient science that awakens human consciousness to its highest potential. This awakened state can be reached by focusing on and consistently practicing asanas, kriyas, meditation, and chanting. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
February 6–8, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

REVEAL: Getting Spiritually Naked

Meggan Watterson

For all women. Are you ready to be led by the voice of your soul? Meggan Watterson suggests that being spiritual is about stripping down to the truth of who you really are. more …

Friday, February 13, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
February 13–16, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Activating Your Chakras: Awaken Your Energy Body

Anodea Judith

You’ve heard about chakras and the energy body. You might even know where your blocks are and the gifts you want to bring forth. But do you know how to activate your chakras to harvest the energy within? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Social Workers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
February 13–16, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Divine Integration: Uniting the Veils of Consciousness

Dharma Mittra

Spend a long weekend with yoga master Dharma Mittra, who shares wisdom from his half-century of teaching to help you progress in your practice. Delve deep into the process of purification through asana (postures), meditation (uninterrupted concentration), sound breathing (to focus on the chakras), and spiritual discourse. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
February 13–16, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Your Next Step to Radical Happiness: Big Vision, Spiritual Healing, and Total Empowerment

David Harshada Wagner

Are you ready to take your spiritual practice to the next level? Are you looking for a huge breakthrough in your experience of being you? Do you want to experience the method that is helping people be happier, more passionate, and stronger in their lives? more …

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

February 20–22, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Discovering Your True Self: A Silent Retreat

Mukti

Who is living your life? What is your true nature, regardless of thought, emotion, or passing experience? How does this discovery affect your life and the way you live it? more …

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
February 22–25, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Live Deliberately! Creating the Life You Desire, on Purpose

Tracy Rawnicki and Jason Wendroff

Are you ready to manifest your desires and live the life of your dreams? This workshop combines yoga philosophy and practice with the teachings of the law of attraction and the art of manifestation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
February 22–27, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

JourneyDance™: You Are the Prayer Immersion

Toni Bergins and Adam Sutton

You. Are. Enough. It’s that simple. You are worthy and essential, exactly as you are. No matter what you’ve come through or what heartaches you’ve experienced, the bottom line is that you are already perfect and lovable right now. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 24–27, 2015 Tuesday–Friday 3 nights

The Poetic Path of Soul: Discovering a Deeper Life with Poet Rainer Maria Rilke

Mark Burrows and Robert Jonas

How do we find the path of soul amid life’s pressures and grind? Creativity, courage, and conviction are the guides that lead us to our spiritual home, which Rilke calls “the Open. more …

Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27–March 1, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Living the Evolutionary Life: Through Death and Beyond

Robert Thurman

Tenzin Robert Thurman, an American Buddhist practitioner and writer, and a personal friend of the Dalai Lama, invites you to develop a down-to-earth daily practice for living a life that takes into account the reality of death, future lives, and bardo transition (the intermediate zone between death and rebirth, according to Tibetan Buddhism). more …

February 27–March 1, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Stories We Carry: Meditation and Writing

Dani Shapiro

We carry our stories inside us. Some stories are easier to tell than others. There are stories we polish into well-formed, amusing anecdotes, and others we bury deep until they rise up unexpectedly and take us by surprise. more …

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
March 1–6, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindfulness A–Z: Liberating Regret, Stuckness, and Perfectionism

Arnie Kozak

It’s time to get out of your own way! Mindfulness has the power to release you from regret, perfectionism, and self-imposed rules and expectations. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8–13, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Feeding Your Demons: Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict: Kapala Training Level 1

Chandra Easton

Discover deep healing and integration as you explore practices from the lineage of the 11th-century Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön. Learn how to feed your “demons” (anything that plagues or blocks you) rather than do battle with them, as you move from a paradigm of fighting your shadow to one of nurturing it. more …

March 8–13, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Harmonica-Based Mindfulness: Reduce Stress and Play Blues, Rock, and Folk Instantly!

David Harp

Could you benefit from a unique and joyful way to begin or deepen a mindfulness or yoga practice? What better way to focus on breathing—a basic element of yoga, mindfulness, and many stress-reduction methods—than with the inhalations and exhalations of a catchy rhythm on a harmonica? more …

Friday, March 13, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
March 13–15, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Joy of Living Meditation Retreat

Kell Julliard

Created by Tibetan meditation master Mingyur Rinpoche, the Joy of Living Meditation Retreat shows you how meditation helps create a peaceful mind and a joyful heart. more …

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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
March 15–20, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindful Self-Compassion Training

Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff

Open to everyone, including professionals who wish to teach self-compassion to others. We can learn to respond to life’s challenges with self-compassion, treating ourselves with kindness and understanding even when things go wrong. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
March 22–26, 2015 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights

Stillness in Motion: Zen Practice and Wild Goose Qigong

Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum

How would it feel to meet each moment with effortless effort, and find ease and joy in everyday life? Experience what it would be like to do just that through the combined practices of Zen and Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
March 27–29, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Your Mission in Life: Care of Soul, Body, Spirit, and World

Thomas Moore

We were sent here for a purpose. We have a destiny, a job to do. If we’re doing that job, we find peace and joy even in the midst of difficulties. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
April 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Cultivating Loving-Kindness: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Stephen Cope

1 year of yoga practice in any tradition; no meditation experience required. Slow down. Breathe. Dive deep and rediscover the core of loving-kindness that exists within. more …

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