Workshops & Retreats

Summer Sanctuary Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Sandstone Ranch: I began Katharine Kaufman’s all day yoga and meditation retreat with a heavy heart and a very busy mind… Katharine’s yoga directives held me steady to stay in the depths of loss, to move through it slowly, witnessing, observing, silently allowing the sadness to do what it needed to do within my body. By the end of the retreat, I was literally astounded by the shift within me toward a space of peaceful balance in body and spirit. I learned that yoga and meditation are tools for fully witnessing sadness, grief, anger, joy, etc., when they arise. Katharine’s steady voice, her quick observations and gentle humor allow her students to reach new levels of contemplative yoga and meditation practice. I feel so grateful to have taken this day with Katharine Kaufman and look forward to future retreats with her. Highly recommended!

Amelia María de la Luz Montes, PhD

Associate Professor English and Ethnic Studies Creative Writing and Women’s & Gender Studies , University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Watch beyond the mindfulness intro video to see Katharine in an outdoor yoga dance film at the Shambhala Mountain Center:

Waking without Words

 

Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat

August 1–5, 2018

Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this rejuvenating program, we will play with the 4 postures of meditation, practice nourishing yoga, and retreat in the forests, fields, and groves of Shambhala Mountain Center. Through sitting meditation, we will contemplate the nature of Way-Seeking Mind, the tender under-world of our being. Our practice and insight will deepen through silent periods, and our community will develop understanding and trust through conversation.

This retreat takes place in a scenic pavilion among the pine trees—an indoor/outdoor space—and is limited to a small group of women.

Tuition $285 + 4 nights

Yoga & Writing Retreat at Sandstone Ranch

August 18

This retreat at Longmont’s hidden jewel, Sandstone Ranch, brings together Yoga and writing. Practice gentle flowing and restorative yoga paired with writing prompts designed to connect body/mind and the creative heart! Bring yoga mat, blanket, notebook, pen, and lunch.
No writing or Yoga experience needed.

August 18, 2018
10:00am-5:00pm
Sandstone Ranch
$55/$68.75
Activity code: 343189-06
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