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
Highland Mills, NY
June 17-21, 2010

Pathless Yoga - Nondual Retreats with Joan RuvinskyLiving as Presence, all thought, image, perception and experience are seen to be simply coagulations of pure awareness. Nothing to seek... nothing to reject... just realizing things as they are, simultaneously real and shimmeringly transparent. 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: Bethany Spirituality Center, 15 Bethany Drive, Highland Mills, NY 10930

Set on a beautiful 78-acre lakefront property at the foot of the Catskill Mountains one hour northwest of New York City, the Bethany Spirituality Center offers a welcoming atmosphere of quiet and peace. Bethany’s staff provide free pick-up service from Stewart International Airport, Metro-North’s Harriman train station and the Short Line Bus stop in Highland Mills. (find discount airfares)

This 4-day silent retreat begins with dinner on Thursday, June 17 and ends with lunch on Monday, June 21. The $650 cost includes 4 nights single accommodation, shared bath and 12 vegetarian meals.

Sample Schedule:

6:30 to 7:30am     Personal Practice (optional)
7:30-8:30am         Pranayama and Quiet Sitting
8:30am                 Breakfast
10am to 12:30      Bodysensing and Yoga Nidra
12:30                    Lunch
3:30-6:00pm         Dyads and Discussion
6:00 pm                Dinner
7:30-9:15pm         Kirtan and Quiet Sitting

Retreat size: This retreat is limited to 30 people.

CEU’s: The 4-day retreat provides yoga teachers who are members of Yoga Alliance with 30 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
Kathleen Knipp 514-527-7444 or
4-day retreat for $650 including housing and vegetarian meals

upcoming retreats

Sutton, QC, Canada -- July 28-August 1 (in French)
St Louis, MO -- September 16-20
Tampa, Florida -- January 13-17, 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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