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Yoga & Inquiry Retreat in Ojai

Explore the connection between mind, body and life, through yoga, dialogue and self-inquiry. This retreat is an opportunity to examine life through a fresh lens as you engage the body and bring the full self into inquiry.


Aug 6 to
Aug 8
16:30 pmto14:00 pm

Weather permitting, some sessions (classes, dialogues, readings) may be held outside.
All meals are in the Pepper Tree Retreat.
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Program Tuition: $165
Scholarship Tuition: $55
Two scholarships available. Click here to apply.
(Tuition includes program / lunch / dinner)

Lodging at Pepper Tree Retreat: $165
(Includes shared room / breakfast)
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Full Description

Explore the coordination of movement with breath to bring attention to the subtle movements of the body, breath, and mind through yoga. We will also listen to Krishnamurti on subjects such as relationship, self-inquiry, and meditation. There will be daily yoga practices, a hike in the surrounding mountains, silent sittings, vegetarian meals, and open discussions.

This program is facilitated by Francesca Michelle Lies, E-RYT 500, who has had deep and lifelong contact with the work of J. Krishnamurti and received her teaching certification through the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy. She describes her teaching style as observation based, mindful, and meditative.

We do not attempt to understand Krishnamurti’s teachings through the practice of yoga, but instead utilize this practice to directly engage with the body and begin to pay attention to it. When the body is tuned into, there is potential for a quality of awareness and attentiveness that is brought into inquiry. This kind of attention can bring about a unique sense of openness and connection. From this place, we sit together and explore life through dialogue.

Activities include a total of five yoga practices, a hike in the surrounding mountains, quiet sittings, vegetarian meals and dialogues together.

This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in yoga and a willingness for inner exploration. Open to all levels and abilities.

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