BeLoved: A Weekend of Self-Care | 3 Nights – President’s Day
With Gloria Baraquio, Christine DeCristofaro, Alex Tighe, Rosalyn White and Lydia Hwang
February 14 - 17, 2020
Experience all the facets of love — love for yourself, love for nature, love for friends, family, and partners, and love for Life! There is so much more to love than romance. On this special weekend, we will open the heart and cultivate presence, gratitude, and joy–a recipe for feeling in love whenever you want to. Come solo or with a friend! This weekend is about cultivating self-love and allowing it to emanate outward.
This weekend includes:
- Self-Care Tools
- Partner/Communication Exercises
- Sound Healing
- Bodywork (for an additional fee)
4:30-5:30 Yoga – Gloria
6:45-7:30 Opening Circle – Gloria & Staff
9:00-10:00 Ways to Self-Care – Gloria
11:00-12:00 Yoga – Alex
1:00-1:30 Temple Tour – Ros
1:00-4:30 Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment
4:30-5:30 Nature Walk & Meditation – Chris
7:00-8:30 Soundbath Healing – Lydia
9:00-10:00 Meditation for the Senses – Rosalyn
11:00-12:00 Partner Yoga – Gloria
1:00-4:15 Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment
4:15-5:30 Loving-kindness Practices – Gloria
7:00-8:15 Kirtan – Gloria & Friends
8:00-9:00 Yoga – Gloria
9:00-10:00 Closing Circle – Gloria & Staff
All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. Should you wish to cancel your stay with us, Ratna Ling Retreat Center requires 30 days notice for your full credit to be TRANSFERRED to a future retreat within 1 year of original booking.
These yoga classes are designed for all levels, incorporating breathing, stretching, and fluid movements. The postures and techniques help to stabilize and calm the nervous system, strengthen muscles, and tone the organs, bringing more ease and circulation throughout the body. You can expect to feel more relaxed, aware, and stronger from this yoga practice.
WAYS TO SELF-CARE
Learn how to bring balance for yourself through daily self-care with essential oils, breathing, yoga, journaling, walking, enjoying tea, and deep listening. We will discuss and explore different practices that people use to care for themselves.
MEDITATION FOR THE SENSES
This session will guide you in bringing awareness and aliveness to your senses and experience in your body. You can learn to become more awake and present with everyday moments.
Enjoy and relax to the sounds of harmonizing bowls, chimes, and serene musical instruments. Allow the mind and body to soften, as your spirit travels to restful and ethereal realms. Participants will lay down for most of the practice, and/or be guided through restorative postures with supportive props.
NATURE WALK & MEDITATION
Connect with the earth in silent walking. You will be guided to listen to your breath, feel your body, and notice the aliveness of nature around you.
Deepen your practice with the support of a friend! A partner who supports your postures can help you get stronger and go further in a stretch. Enjoy the fun and newness of connection through this practice! You can show up solo, as people will be paired with different partners throughout the class.
We gather to learn more about our boundaries and how to open our hearts. Through group and partner work, we will practice how to be and speak with others, especially in challenging situations of conflict or tension.
Enjoy the vocal and physical bliss of chanting and singing sacred mantras in community. Kirtan is the congregational singing of holy names. It is usually in a call-and-response format and a great way to train the mind, body, and speech
Born and raised in Hawaii, Gloria has been teaching vinyasa since 2006, studying Tibetan Buddhism since 2004, and singing devotional music since she was a young child. She earned her 200-hour certificate from Yoga Hawaii and her 300-hour certificate with Raghunath Cappo and Radhanath Swami in India. Gloria has practiced with spiritual, indigenous, and ancient traditions from Hawaii, Catholicism, Christianity, Baha’i, Agape, Vaishnavism, Hinduism, Tantra, Kundalini, Zen, and Vajrayana Buddhism. Her aim is to help each individual cultivate an…
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Christine is a faculty member and co-creator of many of our Ratna Ling Retreat Programs. After nearly twenty years in finance and technology, Christine felt frustrated with corporate business practices and culture. The financial crisis of 2008 sparked an epiphany. She decided to change the direction of her life and pledged to live a life of service, vowing to use her skills and knowledge to strengthen wisdom, service and compassion in herself and others. Christine…
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Alex is a recording musician and yogi from Arizona. After many years of sitting hunched-over behind a computer, he came to yoga as a way to heal his body and restore his posture. He began practicing Ashtanga balanced with restorative yoga. Alex completed his 200-hour teacher training with Shivakali Yoga, where he learned that through asana and meditation, he could practice bodhicitta, an intention to free all beings from suffering. In addition to yoga asana, Alex…
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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…
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Lydia Hwang is a Sound and Color vibrational healer using different sacred instruments, color essences, silks and her voice. She channels divine energies in her private sessions and has a dedicated practice in Woodside, CA at the Spirit House. Her journey began when she was searching for her own healing, and this led to intensive training with Sound master Fabien Maman, color teacher Patricia Janusz and ordained Druid priestess Nicole Bertolucci in South of France and…
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