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  • $995.00 – Private Bedroom in a Shared 2 Bedroom - 1 Bathroom Cottage
  • $1,395.00 – Exclusive use of a Private 2 Bedroom - 1 Bathroom Cottage
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Return to Presence – Yoga and Meditation Retreat

With Meg McCraken E-RYT 500 and Lauri Glenn, RYT 500

May 2 - 5, 2019

The power of presence is life changing, life affirming and life giving. It is both a means and an end for awakening and liberation in many spiritual traditions and has been proven scientifically to:

  • increase focus,
  • reduce stress,
  • improve our mental and physical well-being,
  • and have a positive physiological impact, especially in the brain and nervous system(s).

Immerse yourself in the ancient Buddhist and Hatha Yoga traditions that together have the capacity to cultivate and sustain true presence. This yoga and meditation retreat is designed to help you experience a sense of presence, equanimity and overall wellbeing. In addition, you will receive simple, take-home tools to maintain this sense of grounded ease throughout your everyday life.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Multiple guided and open meditation practices throughout the day.
  • Specific Hatha Yoga practices to support clear meditation and balanced presence in life.
  • Dynamic, engaging discussions on the Buddhist and Hatha Yoga teachings related to cultivating presence.
  • Time for journaling.
  • Walks through the magnificent redwoods and along the ruggedly beautiful coast.
  • Free time daily for your own exploration/integration process.
  • A relaxed and spacious schedule.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Luxurious accommodation in beautiful, simple cabins nestled in the coastal redwoods.
  • Delicious organic, home-cooked, vegetarian meals. (vegan and gluten-free options available)
  • All meditation and yoga sessions, guided by world-class, seasoned teachers who each have over 20 years of experience.
  • All retreat activities.

AVAILABLE AT AN EXTRA COST:

  • If you would like to extend your stay on either end of the retreat, Ratna Ling will offer you an extra nightly rate.
  • A limited number of private sessions will be available with either Meg or Lauri for yoga therapy and/or guidance on your personal practice.
  • Various wellness treatments (i.e. massage, acupressure, aroma therapy, etc) are available through Ratna Ling.

Facilitators

Meg McCraken E-RYT 500
Lover of life, yogini, trail runner, climber, snow boarder, mommy, writer, teacher, spiritual guide, activist and loyal friend on the path. Sometimes together, sometimes falling apart, but always inspired and empowered by love! Meg is passionate about sharing the full, rich teachings of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, mudra, philosophy, poetry) in a truly experiential way that helps to positively transform our whole experience of being alive. Having worked as a yoga therapist for over…
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Lauri Glenn, RYT 500
Life is a wild and dynamic ride, full of great joys, immense sorrow, and limitless possibility.  Yoga offers us many tools to navigate the journey of our lives with more skill, love, patience, compassion, and grace.  I’m passionate about and honored to share these teachings in a practical way, accessible to Every Body. Lauri has been walking the path to well being with her clients and students since 1995.  Through the practices of Yoga, Massage, Reiki,…
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