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

 

Workshops and Retreats postponed for now.

Retreats at Shambhala Mountain Center are postponed through 2020.

Check back in September to see what’s happening elsewhere.

 

The Art of Undoing: Yoga and Meditation–postponed.

Katharine Kaufman

June 18–21, 2020

Tuition $250 + 3 nights
 

Are you feeling out of tune? Looking for balance? Do you long to pause, connect with nature and your body’s own wisdom? The pairing of meditation with Yoga is lively, intimate and generous. During this June retreat you’ll release tension and find equanimity with grounded lyrical sequences that develop heart, strength and resilience from the inside. You’ll go outside too; taking your Yoga and meditation practice to the groves, hills and forest of this sacred land. We’ll call on movement from hatha, gentle flow, yin, and restorative Yoga. This retreat is also influenced by dance improv, poetry, Ashtanga, and mind/body wisdom. Feel free, whole and good.

 

Practicing Simplicity: An Introduction to Zen Practice

 

Postponed —

Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

August 5–9, 2020

Tuition $285 + 4 nights

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 four 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.  Trans women, genderqueer women, and female-identified non-binary people are welcome.

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.