We welcome guests of all levels of experience to join us in spiritual study and practice. Many of the classes are deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhist teachings and are designed to create the conditions for the exploration of your inner environment. Curiosity and an open mind is all that is required. Beginner and expert level students are welcome. You may register for classes during check-in. All classes are complimentary.
Important Note: Please do your best to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the beginning of class so that you can enjoy starting from a place of relaxation and readiness. We feel a strong dedication to our students. Our teachers teach even when there is but a single student. We do ask that everyone be timely when possible, always act from a place of kindness and help us maintain a sacred environment.
KUM NYE RELAXATION (TIBETAN YOGA)
Experience a completely different style of yoga, one designed to reconnect your body, mind, and senses. Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) is a gentle healing system that relieves stress, transforms negative patterns, and helps us find health and balance in our lives. Components of the class include simple (though not necessarily easy) postures and mindful movements, as well as breath work and meditation. Perfect for those who enjoy a slow, meditative, and relaxing path to balance and harmony.
Meditation is an ongoing practice of self-knowledge that attunes us to our true inner nature. Once we experience even a glimpse of this nature, we naturally begin to live more meaningful and harmonious lives – lives that benefit ourselves and others. This class will introduce the basic components of sitting meditation: posture, relaxation of the body, awareness of the breath, and neutrality toward thoughts and other mental activity. Based on Gesture of Balance and Hidden Mind of Freedom by Tarthang Tulku.
Coming from the ancient Chinese practice of combining breath and regenerative movement, this class will begin with the inner practice of balancing the elements in the body and the mind. The surroundings at Ratna Ling support this slow, introspective interaction with nature, the breath and Life.
Experience a guided, slow, moving meditation, for relaxation and body/mind awareness. This is an opportunity to learn “what moves us” and how we have infinite choices in how we move through life. This class can free your body to move with ease and grace while bringing joy to your mind. A perfect way to acclimate to your new environment, and prepare to rest peacefully for the night.
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation systematically designed to induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. This 30-minute session is accessible to new meditators and experienced practitioners alike. The deep sense of calm and rejuvenation you will feel after this simple comfortable meditation is not to be missed!
Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” During this dynamic practice set to music, you will be guided through a series of poses as you link your movement with breath. This fun, heat-building, flow increases strength and flexibility while training the mind to be more present and attuned to the body and to the world. Physical assistance and light massage is offered throughout class to help students reach their fullest expression of poses and to relax as completely as possible.
Stroll through the serene and beautiful wooded paths filled with unsurpassed vistas. Reflect and meditate among the redwoods and witness the untamed wildlife interaction. No matter what season, the environment will feed your spirit. You may pick up a complimentary map with directions to hiking trails at the front desk.
Please note: All classes are subject to change due to teacher availability.