Relax & Restore with Yoga & Sound
With Gloria Baraquio, Rosalyn White, Christine DeCristofaro, Miyu Tamamura and Will Marsh
March 6 - 8, 2020
Come and enjoy a Springtime retreat with offerings to nourish and revitalize your spirit. This retreat will include relaxing yoga, meditation, classical sitar music, crystal bowl sound healing, and practices to stabilize your nervous system. If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, tired, or simply desire to reconnect with joy, peace, and nature, this getaway is for you!
Schedule (Subject to change):
4:30-5:30 Yoga – Gloria
6:45-7:45 Opening Circle – Gloria
8:00-9:00 Classical Sitar Performance – Will
9:00-10:00 Tibetan Mantra Meditation – Ros
11:00-12:15 Yoga w/ live sitar music – Gloria & Will
1:00-1:30 Temple Tour – Ros
1:00-4:30 Quiet time, bodywork and massage by appointment, seva
4:30-5:30 Sunset Walk & Meditation – Chris
7:00-8:15 Sound Healing and Restorative Yoga – Miyu & Tracy
8:00-9:00 Yoga w/ live sitar music – Gloria & Will
9:00-10:00 Closing Circle – Gloria
This yoga class is designed for all levels, incorporating breathing, stretching, fluid movements, and stillness. The postures and techniques help to stabilize and calm the nervous system and tone the organs, bringing more ease and circulation throughout the body. You can expect to feel more relaxed and aware from this yoga practice.
CLASSICAL SITAR PERFORMANCE
Connect with the ancient art and devotion of Classical Indian music with virtuoso Will Marsh. Allow the sounds of the sitar to transport your body, mind, and soul to distant and familiar spaces.
TIBETAN MANTRA MEDITATION
Learn through sacred art about Buddhist deities and their mantras for meditation. This session will offer practices of visualization and sound vibration to call on spiritual qualities we would like to cultivate in our life.
SUNSET WALK & MEDITATION
Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy silent meditation and reflection outdoor in nature. Wander about and wonder about the beauty of the earth, wind, sky, trees, and animals.
Enjoy and relax to the sounds of harmonizing bowls 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.
This class incorporates resting postures on the ground that utilize multiple props for added support. Allow yourself to rest and experience the art of relaxation.
YOGA & MEDITATION
Learn to use yoga as a means to quiet the mind and come into stillness. This final class will bring all of your learning together and bring it home with you.
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. Her aim is to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with themselves and their surroundings so that they can live more fully, with love, peace, gratitude and well-being. Gloria is our…
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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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Christine is our Retreat Manager, teacher, and co-creator of many of our Ratna Ling Retreats and Programs. A former corporate finance consultant for Fortune 500 Companies, Christine left all of that behind in 2009 to pursue her true love – being in service and she has never looked back. Christine is a passionate listener, truth seeker, fearless warrior against guilt and shame, and feels blessed to live a life where she helps others touch the…
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Born and raised in Japan, Miyu moved to the United States and established YU Healing Arts with her husband in Nevada City, California. The clinic is dedicated to the healing arts including Sound Healing, Shiatsu Therapy, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine since 2004. Working intimately with each person, her hands on therapy helps her understand and cultivate deep listening, holding a healing space for one to integrate and harmonize all aspects of self. Miyu teaches the monthly program of…
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Will Marsh has been a dedicated student of the sitar since 2006. He was initiated into the rich classical tradition of North Indian music by Ustad Aashish Khan (eldest son of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan) while a student at the California Institute of the Arts. His commitment to this art form has made Will a member of a new generation of serious Indian musicians from the United States. He has also had the privilege of…
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