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June 5-7, 2017
This retreat focuses on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and the modern practice of yoga. Together they can bring a sense of peacefulness and vital health to our lives. Ratna Ling is honored to welcome the teachers from YogaONE in Santa Rosa, in their first presentation at Ratna Ling. Their founder, Deacon Carpenter is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist with 18 years of training and 10 years of practice. He will be joined by their medical doctor on staff and yoga instructors.
Don’t forget, this is during our special discounted pricing! The price below includes a two-night stay in our deluxe cottages, all meals and these retreat classes:
Single guest in a private cottage – Only $339 (Regular price $678)
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Our famous Healing the Body, Freeing the Mind Retreat is now called Mind and Body Rejuvenation Retreat. Our signature retreat, offered twice a year, combines meditation, movement and informative classes to help increase awareness in body and mind and peacefully guide you into the changes of the new season. This is a great opportunity to get away from it all, relax and rejuvenate at our serene retreat center, nestled in the secluded redwoods of Northern California. Learn life-affirming skills to take home that will help keep you in balance in your daily life.
Spaces are filling quickly, click here for more information and to sign up today!
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That’s right, our Cozy up to Winter Special is back! Enjoy a 2 night personal retreat for two, checking in Mondays-Wednesdays, for $458 (Reg $916) or for one $329 (Reg $658). Your personal retreat will include a stay in our private, deluxe cottages, five organic nourishing vegetarian meals, and two classes in meditation or yoga classes for inspiration on finding your peaceful center.
Our cottages are your home away from home with 972 square feet of comfortable living and dining areas, a gas fireplace, high ceilings, hardwood or bamboo floors, and a private partially covered deck with spectacular views of forest, rolling green hills, and meadows. Find yourself surrounded by nature in our peaceful redwoods, with nearby trails for walks and hikes.
**Call 510-809-4987 Today to book! Please mention that you saw this offer on our Blog**
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For centuries, the study of the Tibetan Buddhist Mandala has been used to broaden our awareness of our natural world, which helps us to connect to all living beings.
Each section of the mandala represents one of the four cardinal directions, plus the center. There is a color, an element, a negative emotion, and a wisdom experience associated with each one. Through meditative practice, we have the ability to transform these negative emotions into wisdom experiences. Anger converts to mirror-like wisdom (reflecting calmness), pride to equanimity, greed to investigative wisdom, jealousy to all-accomplishment and ignorance to pure openness.
The more we learn about the mandala, the more we see how these aspects of our world can come together to change a life mired in mundane existence into one inspired by both the beauty of our external world and the deep peacefulness within ourselves.
Check out this intro video about transforming negative emotions from our Director Rosalyn White.
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Back by popular demand, Wisdom in the Workplace will be offered January 20-22, 2017, right in time to help you with your professional New Years resolutions! This retreat will will give you the practical tools and information needed to foster wisdom, compassion and well-being in the workplace in order to increase both personal and professional success.
We welcome back the wonderful Shani Robbins, Ph.D, and Deborah Price, to guide us in wisdom skills, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, humility, and ego transcendence, which have been scientifically proven to help lead to reduced stress, higher satisfaction and increased productivity and profitability.
Click Here for a free Webinar introductory seminar for the retreat.
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by Rochelle Jaffe, M.S. Co-Leader of the Awakening Self-Compassion Retreat
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” –Chris Germer
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding.
The three key components of self-compassion are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and balanced, mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to suffering, so we can give ourselves what we need. Common humanity opens us to our essential interrelatedness, so that we know we aren’t alone. Mindfulness opens us to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with greater ease. Together they comprise a state of warm-hearted, connected presence . . . Click below to see the complete article.