(offered again June 25-28 and August 13-16)
This retreat combines meditation, movement, and informative classes to help increase awareness of body and mind and peacefully guide you through the changes of the new season. This is a great opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and get away from it all at our serene retreat center, nestled in the secluded redwoods of Northern California. Learn life-affirming skills that will help keep you balanced in your everyday life.
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.
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.
Movement for Healthy Joints
Movement is key to living a long and healthy life. This class will warm your body and allow it to reveal how it most wants to move by presenting sustainable practices that will ensure your comfort and longevity.
This will be an exploration of the qualities in each direction of the mandala: east, west, north, south, and center. The colors, elements, emotions, and wisdom associated with each direction will be covered. Then we will color printed mandalas to get a hands-on experience.
Healing Qi Gong
Coming from the ancient Chinese practice of combining breath and regenerative movement, this class will begin by balancing the elements in the body and the mind.
Using remarkably simple yet unique interpersonal techniques to move from “me” to “we” to discover your innate ability to cultivate the feeling experience of connection with others.
Monday, March 12
3:00-5:00 Arrival and settling in
7:00-8:00 Mindfulness Through Movement
Tuesday, March 13
9:00-9:45 Movement for Healthy Joints
1:00-3:30 Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment
3:30-5:30 Mandala Art
Wednesday, March 14
9:00-10:00 Qi Gong
10:15-11:15 Experience Connection
1:00-4:30 Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment
Thursday, March 15
Shari Sunshine has a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from World Medicine Institute, Honolulu, HI, and is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist. She has taught Mindful Movements and Healing Qi Gung for three decades. She is the founder of Syntropy Insight Bodywork, an awareness-based healing art.
Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her life, and inspired her to share her knowledge in order to help others to find the beauty and purpose in their lives. Her goal is that in your time with her you will get in touch with a stiller, deeper part of yourself and a gain sense of health and balance.
Judith Caldwell, Ed.D, holds an MST (Master of Science in Teaching) from The University of Chicago, and certification in Art Therapy from the New School of Social Research in New York City. She also holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Santa Monica, one in Spiritual Science and one in Spiritual Psychology. Dr. Caldwell was a former professor in the Education Department at Central Connecticut State University and has taught classes at Stanford University. She was an inspirational co-founding pioneer of Stonebridge, the successful Charter School in Napa Valley, California.
Christine DeCristofaro, LMFT is a Marriage & Family Therapist and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a certified Civil and Family Law mediator and instructor. Christine specializes in couples and their families facing key life decisions, such as: marriage, domestic partnership, divorce, adoption, family planning, step-parenting, co-parenting, and career transitions using decision making protocols which facilitate meaningful and collaborative conversations.
Price includes a 3-night stay in our deluxe cottages, nourishing vegetarian meals, and all classes.
*Bodywork is scheduled separately at an additional cost. Click here for more information & to schedule your appointment.