Pathless Yoga offers nondual yoga retreats with Joan Ruvinsky in Montreal and other Canadian and US cities.
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Nondual Retreat with Joan Ruvinsky
Boise, Idaho
May 7-10, 2010

Pathless Yoga - Nondual Retreats with Joan RuvinskyAbsorbed in the essential, yet fully participating in sensing, acting and responding, Consciousness unfolds through us, in us, and as us, dissolving the apparent separation that the body/mind suggests. Paradoxically, this predominantly silent retreat fulfills one of the requirements for the Integrative Restoration Institute iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher Certification.

Using a myriad of practices from the tantric yoga tradition including pranayama, quiet sitting, body sensing, chant, yoga nidra and inquiry dyads, a multi-dimensional exploration of the aspects of Being is experienced. Four gatherings in community per day are interspersed with free time for contemplation and integration. The gift of silence allows true listening to emerge. Each day dialogues deepen the understanding uncovered as the retreat progresses.

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Retreat Location: Nazareth Retreat Center, 4450 N. Five Mile Road, Boise, Idaho

The Retreat Center is located on fifteen acres in the Treasure Valley, on the western boundary of the city of Boise. The rolling lawns, ample walkways, natural environment, pond, rosary/rose garden and view of the mountains all contribute to its peaceful, serene and welcoming atmosphere. The Nazareth Retreat Center is 20 minutes from the Boise Airport.

This 3-day silent retreat begins with dinner on May 7 and ends with lunch on May 10. The $525 ($600 after March 1) cost includes 3 nights double accommodation and 9 vegetarian meals. Single upgrades are available for $125.

Sample Schedule:

6:00 to 7:00am     Personal Practice (optional)
7:00-8:00am         Pranayama and Quiet Sitting
8:00am                 Breakfast
9:30am to noon   Bodysensing and Yoga Nidra
noon                    Lunch
3:00-5:30pm         Dyads and Discussion
5:30 pm                Dinner
7:00                      Kirtan, Poetry and Quiet Sitting

Retreat size: This retreat is limited to 25 people.

CEU’s: The 3-day retreat provides yoga teachers who are members of Yoga Alliance with 20 contact hours.

Confirmation, directions and a packing list will be sent via email once your registration has been received.

Information and registration:
download the registration form
download the retreat flyer
Information and registration:  Jeanne Dillion  208-345-7113 or

3-day retreat with double occupancy, private bath and vegetarian meals for $525  ($600 after March 1).
Single occupancy upgrade available for $650 ($725 after March 1).

Upcoming Retreats:
Highland Mills, New York — July 27-31, 2011
Sutton, Quebec — August 24-28, 2011

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Pathless Yoga - Nondual Retreats with Joan RuvinskyIn 1989, after 13 years of attempts at path-finding, Joan Ruvinsky met Jean Klein, who, having never taken himself to be a teacher, eliminated the need to be a student, to have a path, a method or a goal. At home in these nondual wisdom teachings, Joan shares body sensing yoga, conversation and presence at her center Pathless Yoga-La voie sans voie in Montreal and at retreats and workshops in other states and provinces. She has kept close fellowship with Richard Miller and Éric Baret since their days together with Jean Klein.

Joan has the regular approbations from Integral Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy and Yoga Alliance E-RYT500. She offers seminars on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, iRest® Yoga Nidra, and is a member of the Council of Stewards of the Center of Timeless Being.

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