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


Dancing & Writing :: A Deep Play Practice

Movement Practice meets Writing Prompts

Saturday Mornings,


Strength in Motion , Boulder

September 28 – November 2, 2019

Register HERE

What happens with your language when the body spins and you speak?

What words call to be written when you pay attention to details of one breath,

or a cup of melting snow?

This workshop is designed to nurture opulent self- inquiry,

liberated gentleness, and tap the wells of Deep Play.

This workshop includes:

  • Writing from your body
  • Moving with words
  • Play
  • Resting and listening
  • Returning to what you know (what you love)
  • Juicy writing prompts
  • Playful Assignments
  • Sharing your writing with an intimate group
  • Traveling outside the habit box
  • Finding your voice(s), your place(s) in movement and words
  • Rejuvenation

Yoga and Meditation for Well-Being

Shambhala Mountain Center

Katharine Kaufman

November 15–17, 2019

Tuition $195 + 2 nights

In this weekend retreat you are invited to unravel, unwind, unlearn, let go, pause, relax, go underneath, and touch a sense of your own well-being through restorative and gentle yoga, sitting and walking meditation.

Restorative Yoga uses blankets, blocks, and cushions as support so that we can rest thoughtfully in positions – the art of non-doing. The body seems to float as we release habits of excessive distracted thoughts, and the pain associated with worry, stress, and overdoing it.  We experience agreement in the body’s underlying rhythms which then support the practice of meditation.

We are able to return to full, vibrant lives, with the ability to call on that which is wholesome, grounded and centered in ourselves, and be available for others.

Fall Sanctuary Yoga & Meditation Retreat – 443193

Spend an entire day practicing nourishing yoga, sitting, and walking meditation from the inside out at Longmont’s hidden jewel, Sandstone Ranch. This day-long retreat is designed to release pain and stress, rejuvenating balance and energy.

Bring your yoga mat, blanket, a mediation cushion if you have one and a lunch. ( Chairs available)

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Fall Sanctuary Yoga & Meditati
10:00 am 4:30 pm