Nondual Retreat with Joan Ruvinsky
Highland Mills, NY
June 17-21, 2010
Living 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.
6:30 to 7:30am Personal Practice (optional)
7:30-8:30am Pranayama and Quiet Sitting
10am to 12:30 Bodysensing and Yoga Nidra
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:
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Kathleen Knipp 514-527-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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In 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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