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Brahma Viharas Weekend Yoga Retreat

I see the Brahma Viharas (loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity) guide maps for navigating relationships. Whenever we’re relating, whether it be with ourselves, or others, we can use these virtues to consciously and gracefully meet whatever we’re faced with, and connect in that moment. We’ll explore these teachings through discussion, postures, breathing, meditation and being in community. We’ll have 4 practices and discussions, plenty of time to sauna, rest, and play.

Where

Still Meadow Retreat Center881365
16561 Southeast Marna Road, Damascus OR, US 97089
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Apr 3 to
Apr 5
2015
09:30 amto08:30 am

We will begin on Friday at 4:30pm, and end on Sunday at 3:30pm. If your work schedule doesn't permit a 4:30pm start time, no worries! Dinner is at 6pm, so you can arrive when you need.

Price

$296

There are a range of accommodations to choose from. The pricing begins at the camping rate. There are dorm rooms (4 people per room), shared rooms (2 people per room), and private rooms. There's a $25 discount for registering by March 1st!

Full Description

As humans we need to connect. We yearn for intimacy, yet many are left feeling unsatisfied, isolated and alone. To help deepen our relationships with ourselves and others, we can use the teachings of the Brahma Viharas. The Brahma Viharas are the four qualities of the heart: loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity. They are universal teachings, though found in Buddhist and Yogic texts.

I see the Brahma Viharas as guide maps for navigating relationships. Whenever we’re relating, whether it be with ourselves, or others, we can use these virtues to consciously and gracefully meet whatever we’re faced with, and connect in that moment. We’ll explore the Brahma Viharas through discussion, postures, breathing, meditation and being in community. We’ll have four practices, four discussions, and plenty of time to sauna, rest, and play.

My intention in offering this retreat, is to create a container, which allows us to understand how to better relate to ourselves. When we practice genuinely connecting with our own selves, the experience naturally spills over into all of our relationships and into our community.

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY

3-4pm: Student Arrival

4:30-6pm: Practice

6-7pm: Dinner

7:15-7:30pm: Name and intention sharing

7:30-8:pm: Loving-Kindness discussion

8pm on: free time

SATURDAY

7-8:30am: Practice – Loving-Kindness

9-10am: Breakfast

10:30-11am: Discussion of Compassion

11am-12pm: free time

12-1pm: Lunch

1-3:30pm: free time

3:30-5pm: Practice – Compassion practice

5-6pm: free time

6-7pm: Dinner

7:30-8pm: Discussion of Appreciative Joy

8pm on: free time

SUNDAY

7-8:30am: Practice – Appreciative Joy

9-10am: Breakfast

10:30-11am: Discussion of Equanimity

11am-12pm: free time

12-1pm: Lunch

1:30-2:30 Practice – Equanimity

2:30-3: Closing