The 5-day retreat will be held at Shukubou at Zenko-ji in Nagano. It starts on the afternoon of August 2 and finishes on the morning of August 6.
The price of the retreat is ¥140,000, with an early-bird discount price of ¥130,000 for students who pay before May 31, 2012. The fee includes all retreat activities with the three teachers, four nights accommodation, and all meals (vegetarian meals prepared and served at the temple). Transportation is not included.
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About the Retreat
Each day begins with Geoffrey playing a raga at dawn on harmonium. With the music still resonating in our hearts, we move deeper into silence through classical hatha breath practices, taught by Emil to bring us toward a meditative state. A short break for tea precedes the daily asana practice with Kira. Afterward, we will share lunch and get to know one other better. In the afternoons we will have some free time and special topics, including satsang, a nature walk with the temple’s Zen master, music practice, and more.
About the Teachers
Kira Ryder, named one of Yoga Journal’s Top 21 Yoga Teachers under the Age of 40 Shaping the Future of Yoga, is the founder of Lulu Bandha’s and the International Ojai Yoga Crib. In her teaching, she emphasizes subtle energy and tones of feeling that allow you to tune into the alignment of your heart. Geoffrey Gordon, a multi-talented musician and pioneer of World Music, has been a student of yoga and a teacher of music for 40 years. He travels the world, performing as a musician and storyteller, leading kirtans, and teaching music. Emil Wendel has lived and studied in the Himalayas and the Indian diaspora for 35 years. He shares his passion for yoga in ways subtle, beautiful, and deeply touching, primarily through the breath and meditation techniques of the yogic and Buddhist traditions. His teaching offers a glimpse into the treasures of philosophy and their application in daily life as yoga practice and ritual.