Half-Day Retreats

Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation – November 22, 8:30-10:30

Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation – November 22, 8:30-10:30 [2018]

The morning offers a peaceful start to Thanksgiving Day, and invites us to reflect on our good fortune. Having the opportunity to come together in stillness and movement at IMC is one of our many blessings. We will play with a variety of yoga poses to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and invite our bodies to experience a full range of movement. The morning is appropriate for both beginners and experienced yogis. Everyone is participates in accordance…

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Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat [2014]

Saturday, October 25 2014, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm In this retreat we will develop a continuity of awareness in movement and in stillness. Our focus will be on the first three foundations of mindfulness: mindfulness of the body, of feelings or sensations, and of mental processes. We will integrate guided and silent meditation, moving meditation (yoga poses), breath work, and relaxation, and let the synergy of these practices inform and deepen one another to open heart and mind. The retreat…

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Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat [2014]

Saturday, January 3, 2015, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm After the busyness and external focus that often accompanies the holidays, this mini-retreat offers a quiet and grounding place where we can slow down, deepen our meditation, connect with our bodies, and perhaps help clarify what is important for the coming year. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis and meditators – you don’t need to be flexible to do yoga; you only need to be as you are. Bring a large…

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Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat [2013]

Saturday, January 4, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm After the busyness and external focus that often accompanies the holidays, this mini-retreat offers a quiet and grounding place where we can slow down, deepen our meditation, connect with our bodies, and perhaps help clarify what is important for the coming year. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis and meditators – you don’t need to be flexible to do yoga; you only need to be as you are. Bring a large…

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Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser

Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser [2010]

Saturday, January 8, 2011, 9:00am to 12:30pm This retreat offers an opportunity to develop a continuity of awareness in movement and in stillness. We will integrate yoga poses, breath work, relaxation, loving-kindness (metta), and guided and silent meditation and let the synergy of these practices inform and deepen one another to open heart and mind. The retreat is appropriate for beginners to either yoga or meditation as well as experienced yogis and meditators. You do not have to be flexible…

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Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser

Half-Day Retreat: Meditation and Yoga with Terry Lesser [2009]

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9am to 12:30pm In this mini-retreat, we will awaken our bodies, minds and hearts to the present moment. We will integrate yoga, breathwork, meditation, metta (loving kindness), and relaxation and let these practices inform and deepen one another. The morning is appropriate for beginners and those with more experience. Our aim is not perfect poses or perfect meditation, but to connect deeply with ourselves and allow the emergence of our innate wisdom, capabilities, joy, tranquility and…

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Awakening to Joy: Workshop and Book Reading with James Baraz

Awakening to Joy: Workshop and Book Reading with James Baraz [2009]

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 9:30am to 12:30pm In Buddhism, Joy is both a Factor of Enlightenment and one of the four Divine Abodes.  Today, as we are bombarded with messages that heighten our fear and sadness about the world, more than ever it is vital to understand the importance of joy as a central aspect of spiritual practice. True happiness is not about acquiring anything but rather opening to the natural joy and aliveness right inside you.  This workshop is…

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