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

 

Wisdom of the Body: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

April 23–26, 2020

Tuition $250 + 3 nights

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 are 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 the Four Ways of Being With Body. Through a variety of sequences–both restorative and flowing–we’ll support sitting, walking, standing, and lying meditation postures. We’ll gain strength and coax flexibility. 

Emerge from the retreat 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.

The Art of Undoing: Yoga and Meditation

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

 

Second Saturdays: Three Morning Workshops – 243189

Join seasoned movement artist, poet, and meditation instructor, Katharine Kaufman, for the new Second Saturday Workshops. The classes focus on expressions of meditation such as Meditation: A Recipe for Sanity and Moving and Writing: The Art of Improvisation, and Meditation for Active Minds: The Four Postures. These half-day workshops complement each other and can be taken singularly. They take place in the exquisite studio space, The Beehive, on Lashley. 9:30-noon.
Sign up for all three and receive a 10-dollar discount.
Chairs available, bring a notebook to write in, and blanket.

 
Full Info Activity Code Description Dates Times Meet Days Ages Resident/Non-Res Price Add to Wishlist Status Add to Cart List
243189-1
Second Saturday Workshops
9:30 am12:00 pm
Sa
Ages 16 through adults
$80.00/$100.00
   
243189-A
A Recipe for Sanity
02/08/202002/08/2020
9:30 am12:00 pm
Sa
Ages 16 through adults
$30.00/$37.50
   
243189-B
The Art of Improvisation
03/14/202003/14/2020
9:30 am12:00 pm
Sa
Ages 16 through adults
$30.00/$37.50
   
243189-C
The Four Postures
04/11/202004/11/2020
9:30 am12:00 pm
Sa
Ages 16 through adults
$30.00/$37.50