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June 29–July 3, 2014 Sunday–Thursday 4 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Freestyle Meditation: Finding Your Own Way

Steven Leonard
Steven Leonard

Steven Leonard is a Zen enthusiast, yoga guide, Kripalu faculty member, musician, athlete, and writer. He holds a degree in exercise physiology and is the author of Throughout Infinity, an original book of poems. The…
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For all levels.

Steven Leonard invites you to experience meditation in a style of openness, feeling, and freedom. Forget all previous ideas of what you should or shouldn’t do in meditation, and recall a more expansive and joyful way of being. It happens instantly! All the accumulated knowledge of right and wrong drops away, and what remains is a deep trust in the natural flow of life.

This retreat includes

  • Early morning zazen (seated meditation)
  • Meditation in nature
  • Live music meditation
  • How to find your own “way”
  • The neuroscience of meditation.

It’s time to reawaken to the simplicity and brilliance within you and around you. Leave behind your stories of the past and soak in each moment of sitting, walking, swimming, eating, and singing. Who knows what else might happen? Come and see.

Recommended reading Stephen Mitchell, Tao Te Ching (Harper Perennial); Lorin Roche, The Radiance Sutras (Syzygy Creations); Osho, Meditation (St. Martin’s Griffin); Paul Reps, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones (Tuttle Publishing).

Note Bring hiking shoes, a swimsuit, sunscreen, bug spray, appropriate clothing for outdoors, and anything else you might need to enjoy the beautiful Kripalu grounds.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 21.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 22 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge