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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
July 20–25, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga and Deep Relaxation Retreat: The Gift of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®

Jennifer Reis

Experience deeper levels of inner freedom than you ever imagined possible, giving yourself permission to rest, balance, restore, and tap into new sources of energy. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
July 25–27, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yin and Yang Yoga: Exploration of Stillness, Alchemy, Power, and Flow

Paulie Zink

Paulie Zink’s approach to yoga is about finding and following your own individual path. Presenting his art in a personal, authentic, and accessible manner, Paulie gently guides you in opening to your intuitive heart and discovering the unique artist inherent within you. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 27–August 1, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

How to Read the Akashic Records: Accessing the Archive of the Soul and Its Journey

Linda Howe

For thousands of years, the energy, wisdom, and compassion of the Akashic records were revealed only to mystics and scholars. Now all seekers can access this infinite resource through Linda Howe’s Pathway Prayer Process to Access the Heart of the Akasha©. more …

Friday, August 1, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Transforming Emotions into Wisdom Along the Path of Awakening

Tim Olmsted

While our emotions often delight and invigorate us, when we examine them closely, they can be fleeting and unreliable. On a subtle level, emotions often obscure the abiding, peaceful awareness that lies at the very heart of each of us. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Introvert Edge: Mindfulness Meditation for Finding Peace and Quiet in a Loud and Crazy World

Arnie Kozak

For all levels. Does the hectic pace of life exhaust you? Do you feel overwhelmed by the social expectations of work, relationships, and society? Do you want to inspire the qualities of introspection, deep connection, and calm abiding while minimizing the tendency to ruminate and become overstimulated? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists, and Social Workers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 8–10, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Awakening Shakti: Meditation, Kundalini, and the Energy of the Heart

Sally Kempton

This powerful workshop―for women and men―unfolds an approach to meditation that harnesses the alchemical power of your inner kundalini shakti, the energy that is the real secret of transformative practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Camp Kula: Five Long Summer Days, Three Senior Kula Teachers, Total Immersion

Nicole Vilella, Alex Auder, and Kevin Courtney

For students who have practiced regularly for min. 2 years and teachers of all styles of yoga. Remember summer camp? Marshmallows, bonfires, swimming in the lake, letters from Mom, new friends. more …

August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Sun in Your Heart is Rising: Activating Your Embodied Awakening, Wholeness, and Unique Purpose

Saniel Bonder

Please note Linda Groves-Bonder will no longer be co-presenting this program due to unforeseen circumstances; Saniel Bonder will present the program alone. more …

Friday, August 22, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 22–24, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A Women's Spiritual Retreat: Learning How to Love Ourselves

Joan Borysenko and Karen Drucker

For women. The root of human suffering is self-judgment and the belief that something is wrong with us. This fundamental lack of security translates into anxiety, depression, addiction, and burnout. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24–29, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

A Buddhist Healing Ritual: Dakini's Heart-Essence Chöd and Empowerments

Lama Migmar Tseten

Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 24–29, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Transformative Power of Being: The Nondual Yoga of Delight, Wonder, and Astonishment

Richard Miller

Peace arrives when we cease trying to make this moment different and instead, live deeply, directly, and simply from what we are—the Mystery of pure Being. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Massage and Body Workers, Social Workers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29–September 1, 2014 Friday–Monday 3 nights

The Mystery of Soul: Embodiment, Sensuality, and the Sacred

Thomas Moore, Sera Beak, Maria Sirois, Dan Leven, and Kristi Williamson

“Now I occupy my soul and all my energy in its service; I no longer tend the herd, nor have I any other work now that my every act is love.” —John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle Lose yourself in the service of love as you explore the mystery of soul in all its uniqueness and embodied sensuality. more …

Friday, September 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Yoga and Meditation

Megha Nancy Buttenheim

Do you want to try yoga and meditation but don’t know where to begin? Are you looking for a safe and welcoming environment in which to explore the basics? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 12–14, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga: Ancient Secrets to Quiet the Mind

Mark Griffin

Discover the secrets that yogis have used across millennia to still the mind. Meditation master Mark Griffin guides you into a straightforward and easily attainable meditation process. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 14–16, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Mindfulness Training: The Gift of Compassionate Presence

Andrew Vidich

In today’s stress-filled world, it’s easy to become dispirited, anxious, and scattered. Become more peaceful, centered, and conscious at home and at work by learning highly effective life skills that might be of particular use to business leaders and professionals. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
September 14–19, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga and Deep Relaxation Retreat: The Gift of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®

Jennifer Reis

Experience deeper levels of inner freedom than you ever imagined possible, giving yourself permission to rest, balance, restore, and tap into new sources of energy. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
September 14–19, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga Nidra Level II Training: The Art and Science of Integrative Restoration (iRest®)

Anne Douglas

For graduates of iRest Level I. This iRest Level II training provides a deeper understanding of the core principles underlying the theory, practice, research, teaching issues, and delivery of iRest yoga nidra to individuals and specific populations in a variety of settings. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, Social Workers, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 19–21, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Taking Refuge: Breaking the Addiction to the Mind

Noah Levine

Buddhism is a path to freedom from suffering. That suffering originates in the addictive quality of the mind and our habitual tendency to grasp at pleasure and push away pain. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, September 26, 2014

September 26–28, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga For Your Spiritual Muscles

Rachel Schaeffer

Just like physical muscles, your spiritual muscles need to be strengthened and toned. Each time you practice yoga, you create a new opportunity to be infused with spirit and develop the intangible qualities that create a meaningful life. more …

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 28–October 1, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Kevin Griffin

The Buddha said that craving is the cause of suffering. Twelve-Step programs work with the deepest forms of craving—our addictions. How can these two traditions work together? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
September 28–October 3, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind

Frank Jude Boccio

The great yoga sage Patanjali defined asana as “a posture that is stable and easeful.” Zen master Dogen taught that sitting meditation is “the dharma gate of ease and joy. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 28–October 3, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) for Professionals

Jean Kristeller and Andrea Lieberstein

For mental-health and health-care professionals. Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller and supported by NIH-funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians, Certified Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 2–5, 2014 Thursday–Sunday 3 nights

Accommodating Life's Changes: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Women

Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds

For women at all levels of practice. Calling wise women of every age and stage of life! This annual retreat begins with the premise that life inevitably requires us to navigate mental as well as physical changes. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 3–5, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Meditation

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or perhaps you’ve had some meditation instruction but not yet found a technique that fits your temperament and lifestyle, one that allows you to sustain a regular practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
October 3–5, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga Fusion: The Ultimate Fall Yoga Retreat

Jovinna Chan, Terry Cockburn, Anya Porter, Georgia Reath, Jennifer Reis, and Joseph Amanbir Young

Looking to revitalize and retreat at the same time? Yoga Fusion brings together leading instructors from a mixture of traditions for a memorable weekend of collaboration and community. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 5–10, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

At Play with the Radiance Sutras: A Meditation Retreat and Teacher Training

Lorin Roche and Coby Kozlowski

* Meditation is one of life’s great pleasures, a vacation in the vibrant present. There are hundreds of techniques, and, when you find the style that fits your inner nature, meditation feels like the most natural thing in the world. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
October 5–10, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Still, Small Voice Within: Meditation, Focusing, and Intuition Training

Jonathan Foust (Sudhir)

Albert Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” In order to climb out of any rut, resolve any problem, or sense your path from a new perspective, you have to shift your awareness. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 17–19, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Solace: The Art of Asking the Beautiful Question

David Whyte

Human beings cannot quite believe the depth, drama, and disappearances involved in an average human life. Each of us grows, almost against our will, into a steadily unfolding story where the horizon gets broader and more mysterious, the understanding of loss and mortality more keen, the sense of time more fleeting, and the awareness of our mistakes and omissions more apparent. more …

Continuing Education Credits
October 17–19, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Your Path to Radical Happiness: True Love, Deep Meditation, and Full-Throttle Living

David Harshada Wagner

You know how to make yourself feel better, but how do you make that feeling last? This retreat combines guided meditation sessions with contemplative exercises and lively discussions to help you identify and work with areas of potential growth. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 19–24, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Going Deeper With Your Meditation Practice: Life Lessons from the Buddhist Path

David Nichtern

At his Kripalu workshops, David Nichtern usually starts by asking people what kind of background they have in meditation. His favorite answer so far: “Well, I’ve had a regular practice—twice a year, every year for 20 years! more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 24–26, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Practice of Loving-Kindness: A Meditation and Yoga Weekend

Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope

The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of loving-kindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Social Workers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31–November 2, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to the Oneness Blessing

Kathy Holmes

Experience for yourself a global phenomenon that’s sweeping the planet and bringing awakening to hundreds of thousands of people. The Oneness Blessing, or Deeksha, is a nondenominational transfer of divine energy that brings about growth in consciousness. more …

Continuing Education Credits
October 31–November 2, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kundalini Rising

Nirinjan Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh, Ajeet Kaur, Tripp Dudley, Todd Boston, and Matthew Schoening

As a spiritual being having a human experience, you already possess what you need within you. Your challenge is to stay attuned to that perfect wisdom, the seed of the soul waiting to blossom into your truest expression. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 7–9, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Foundations of Kripalu Yoga, Meditation, and Breathing: Cultivate a Strong Body and Spacious Mind

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen has designed a weekend that provides a solid introduction to the practices of Kripalu Yoga for both beginners and those who want to take an existing practice deeper. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
November 7–9, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

True Refuge

Tara Brach

Insecurity and loss are natural parts of being alive. Along with this suffering, each of us carries the longing for a place of refuge where we are at home with our life and spirit. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 9–11, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Transformation Through the Yoga of Devotion: Exploring Mantra Meditation and Vedic Ceremony

Bill Barry (Bharata), Gretchen Carmel (Rajeshwari), and Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Travel to the mystical realms of Sanskrit mantra and Vedic ceremony, two foundational practices of bhakti, or devotional, yoga. In this workshop, you learn to amplify your connection to Source as you tap into yogic secrets of profound transformation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
November 9–12, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy, and Love

Terry Fralich

Mindfulness is a skill-based path that can powerfully enhance your life. Terry Fralich has developed a unique approach to the practice of mindfulness—taught to more than 15,000 people throughout the United States and Australia—that transforms negative emotions, habits, and reactions. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
November 9–13, 2014 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights

Transformative Osteopathic Self-Care: Integrating Movement and Meditation into Life

Bonnie Gintis

Explore the radical possibilities in health and well-being available when you combine the principles of osteopathic treatment, the practices of Continuum Movement, and mindfulness meditation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Nurses, and Social Workers.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 14–16, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Straightforward Path: A Zen Retreat

Karen Maezen Miller

Where can you go to find peace, patience, acceptance, and joy? The straightforward teachings of Zen point directly to your enlightened nature, right here and right now. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 17–21, 2014 Monday–Friday 4 nights

The Wisdom Body: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Lama Willa Miller

Great wisdom lives in the body.—The Hevajra Tantra Take your yoga practice to the next level. Drawing on the tantric wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, this retreat offers practices that help you recognize the wisdom that resides naturally in the human body. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21–23, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Living Your Life as Spiritual Practice

Fr. Thomas Ryan

What does spirituality mean to you? The geography of spirituality was once limited to the inner life, the life of the soul. Happily, contemporary spirituality is more expansive. more …

Continuing Education Credits
November 21–23, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

Cyndi Lee

Invite your body and mind back into balance. With humor, depth, and authenticity, Cyndi Lee combines yoga practice and Buddhist mindfulness in a workshop that brings ancient wisdom alive and makes it relevant to contemporary life. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, November 28, 2014

November 28–30, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A Buddhist Healing Ritual: Dakini's Heart-Essence Chöd

Lama Migmar Tseten

Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. more …

November 28–30, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent

Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Have you ever stood naked before the wildness of existence or had certainty stripped from you—everything you knew turned to ash by the fires of living? more …

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 30–December 2, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Healing Through Medicine Buddha

Lama Migmar Tseten

Medicine Buddha, the guru of physicians, was first introduced to Tibet by the Indian Nalanda master Shantarakshita in the eighth century. Since then, Medicine Buddha has become a powerful spiritual healing practice in Tibetan Buddhism. more …

Friday, December 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
December 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Gently Free: A Spiritual Path Without Self-Blame or Guilt

Adam Lobel

Do you experience ongoing self-judgment and internal criticism? Do you beat yourself up in your effort to find peace? Is the way you practice out of sync with what you seek? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
December 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton: Contemplative Poets on Choosing to Love the World

Jonathan Montaldo

The poetry of Mary Oliver and Thomas Merton offers lessons on how to more fully savor your life and embodies a path of courage and joy that leads toward what Merton called “the hidden ground of love” available to everyone who chooses to be awake. more …

Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12–14, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Vibrant Visionary Collage: Mandala Meets Metta Meditation

Karen Arp-Sandel

For all levels. Enter the Vibrant Visionary Collage circle with artist and spiritual activist Karen Arp-Sandel. The mandala, Sanskrit for circle, is a symbol of wholeness and absorption into a sacred center. more …