With Christine DeCristofaro and Rosalyn White
The new solar year or solstice is when the Earth begins her to tilt back toward the Sun, signifying the completion of another annual cycle before the emergence of spring. For thousands of years the Winter Solstice has been celebrated around the world—acknowledging the shortest day of the year as a return to light or a return to innocence: a rebirth along our life’s journey.
Come to the redwoods during this winter season to turn inward and self-reflect. Use this time at the end of the year to release anything that feels complete and make space for what we’d like to call in. This weekend will include yoga, meditation, rest, and a release ceremony.
4:30-5:30 Relaxation Yoga – Chris
6:45-8:00 Opening Circle – Chris + Staff
9:00-10:00 Wellness Practices for Winter – Chris
11:00-12:00 Meditation – Ros
1:00-4:15 Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment, seva
4:15-5:30 Sacred Art – Ros
7:00-8:15 Chanting Ceremony – Chris
8:00-9:00 Yoga & Meditation – Chris
9:00-10:00 Closing Circle – Chris + Staff
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 and discouraged with corporate business practices, culture and the direction of her life. The financial crisis of 2008 was the last straw. She pledged to live a life of service and promised to only seek work in alignment with her values and ethics – and she has never looked…
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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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