Workshops & Retreats
Watch beyond the mindfulness intro video to see Katharine in an outdoor yoga dance film at the Shambhala Mountain Center:
Waking without Words
Writing from the Body
June 15–18, 2023
What word, what act, was it we thought did not matter?
Drala Mountain Center is a perfect place for writing, with its hidden places, big views, and quiet atmosphere. The focus of the weekend is to support the practice of writing by listening to your memory body, present moments, and the land. You’ll practice gentle Yoga, playful movement, and writing prompts that inspire your imagination and creative heart. Opening your senses, you’ll meditate and walk outside. You’ll write outside too, searching for the perfect writing nooks on the land. You’ll read and share poems and prose, lists and notes, and be read to. You’ll return from the weekend enthusiastic to include a writing and moving practice in your day to day living.
The published authors we’ll read will be primarily women, people of color, as well as those who identify as LGBTQI+.
The nature of this retreat encourages simple affirmative feedback and no critiques.
Please review and understand DMC’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting DMC.
Katharine Kaufman teaches Yoga, meditation, writing workshops, and contemplative dance in Boulder County, at Drala Mountain Center in Colorado and online. She studied Yoga in Mysore, South India, and taught for many years at The Yoga Workshop, Studio Be and Naropa University. She holds MFAs in Performance/Choreography as well as Writing/Poetics. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, Elephant Journal, bottle rockets, and the anthologies, Uncontained, Writers and Photographers in the Garden and the Margins, and Precipice. She contributes essays to Drala Mountain Center’s blog.
Katharine is ordained in the Soto Zen lineage.
Wisdom of the Body: Yoga and Meditation Retreat
April 20–23, 2023
You’ve experienced joy and health, pain and loss. You’ve tested your physical limits, and have recovered from surgeries. You’ve traveled, shared insights, and cared for others. Now it’s time to attend to your body as it is today.
In this retreat, you’re invited to practice with a fresh perspective that acknowledges your mind and body’s wisdom. Starting from the ground and building to heart centering postures, we will learn various ways of attending to your body. Through a variety of sequences — both restorative and flowing — you’ll support sitting, walking, standing, and lying meditation postures. You’ll gain strength and coax flexibility.
Emerge from the weekend with a new lens on your unique experiences, and rich understanding of how to practice Yoga and Meditation safely and wisely whether practicing alone or in a group.
Please review and understand Drala Mountain’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting.
Enjoy this essay from Katharine from her recent November Retreat: Sadhana
Spring Yoga & Meditation Retreat – 243193
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|243193-11||Yoga & Meditation Retreat||03/18/2023 –03/18/2023||10:00 am – 4:30 pm||Sa||Ages 16 through adults||$62.50/$78.00||Available||Add To Selection List||