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Person Power Yoga Retreat

Power is not about physical strength. Nor is it about putting the right person in power. True power is our inherent capacity to transform anger and fear into love and compassion.

In the Person Power Yoga retreat, we will focus on the amazing power that comes from within—and how best to bring it to life around us.


445 Summit Road, Watsonville CA, US 95076
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

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Apr 8 to
Apr 10
17:00 pmto12:00 pm

* Retreat check-in is from 4:00–6:30pm PST; orientation at 7pm.
* Dinner is from 5:30–6:30pm on Friday; 5:00–6:00pm on Saturday.
* Brunch on Saturday and Sunday are late morning/early afternoon.
* Retreat ends on Sunday at 1pm PST.



Pricing starts at $285 for commuters. Please see the event page for full details, including how to support our retreat scholarship fund:

Full Description

Person Power Yoga Retreat is for mind, body, and spirit. It weaves the three main strands of yoga: discussions, asana, and meditation. Retreat participants will come to understand the deeper meanings of yoga and nonviolence through immersive, experiential learning.

We will engage in lively, heartfelt conversations about the theory and practice of yoga, along with nonviolence as the wisdom we can draw upon to renew our spirits and transform our conflicts.

This integrative, practical, and educational yoga retreat is open to everyone who wishes to sow the seeds of true peace—in ourselves, within our relationships, in our communities, and for the broader world. We can all learn and teach nonviolence. The goal is to help participants bring such skills into the home and workplace with new confidence.

Person Power Yoga retreat is hosted by a team of peacebuilders from the Metta Center for Nonviolence: Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van Hook, Stephanie Knox-Cubbon, and Kimberlyn David.

Recharge your vitality, embody wisdom, and discover greater freedom and creativity by exploring:

* Balancing inner and outer peace
* The positive role of conflict
* Defining power and happiness
* Negative peace vs. positive peace
* Nonviolence as action and science
* Ancient yogic texts (Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patañjali)
* Gandhi’s path to spiritual activism