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Ratna Ling’s Mind and Body Rejuvenation Retreat
Time-honored techniques for achieving greater health and emotional balance when transitioning from an active Summer into a quieter Autumn
August 28-31, 2017

 This retreat 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.

Guided Meditation Practice
Designed for students of all levels, this meditation class focuses specifically on your health and quieting your mind. The emphasis will be on technique and sitting practice to experience the benefits of meditation.

Kum Nye-Tibetan Yoga
Kum Nye is an ancient healing system that creates a balance between body and mind.  Working with breath and exercises it helps to relieve stress, transforms negative patterns, and increases energy. We will learn a short sequence you can practice at home.

Mindfulness Through Movement
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.

Moving the Six Perfections with Kum Nye and Mindful Movement
We are going to explore the six Buddhist perfections of generosity, ethics, patience,   enthusiastic perseverance, meditation, and wisdom.  We will do some practical movement based exercises to embody these ideals

Sacred Tibetan Art
Have you ever wondered what the symbols, colors and objects mean in Tibetan art?  Ratna Ling’s very own professional thangka painter will discuss the symbolism in this profound artistic and spiritual expression.

Healing Qi Gung
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.

Movement for Healthy Joints

Expressive Art
Authentic creation and self-expression are cornerstones of Expressive Art. The benefit of this exploration will be discussed and demonstrated as an opportunity to uncover and integrate aspects of self that are sometimes unconscious or misunderstood. Participants will be given an opportunity for artistic creation using colored pencils and crayons, and then, to discuss the result of this symbolic expression.


Monday, August 28
3:00-5:00          Arrival and settling in
5:30-6:15          Dinner
7:00-8:00          Mindfulness Through Movement –Yoga Room

Tuesday, August 29
8:00-8:45          Breakfast
9:00-9:45          Meditation
10:00-11:30      Movement for healthy joints
12:15-1:00        Lunch
1:00-3:30          Quiet time, bodywork and massage
3:30-5:30          Expressive Art
5:30-6:15          Dinner

Wednesday, August 30
8:00-8:45          Breakfast
9:00-10:00        Healing Qi Gung-Deck or Yoga Room
10:15-12:00      Moving the Six Perfections
12:15-1:00        Lunch
1:00-3:00          Quiet Time, bodywork and massage
3:15-4:15          Sacred Tibetan Art
4:30-5:15          Meditation-Yoga Room
5:30-6:15          Dinner

Thursday, August 31
8:00-8:45         Breakfast
9:00-10:00       Meditation
11:00                Check out


Price includes a 3 night stay in our deluxe cottages,  nourishing vegetarian meals, and all classes.

Private room in a shared cottage $649

Exclusive two-bedroom cottage $849

Two bedroom cottage for two $1,099

*Bodywork is scheduled separately at an additional cost. Click here for more information & to schedule your appointment.

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