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The 6th Annual Very Special Yoga Teachers’ Retreat ~ Taos, NM

October 20 - October 23

This year’s topic is:
Taking Refuge in Your Body: The Practice of Self-Caring

To register, please e-mail Cyndi at info@omyoga.com.

“Go back and take care of yourself.  
Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you.  
Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it.  
Go home and be there for all these things.” 
— Thich Nhat Hanh
“How, then, to put our minds in a space where practice is always there, 
whether tumultuous or in the doldrums? 
It requires a completely radical view of practice: 
practice is not something we do; it is something we are.” 
—Roshi Enkyo O’Hara
Our innate qualities of goodness and compassion are emergent processes, not one-off events.  Instead of thinking of ourselves as objects that need care, we can grow our capacity for simply being more caring humans by applying the structure and purpose of practice. 
We will work with Frank Ostaseski’s teachings around awareness as a personal holding environment and Roshi Bernie Glassman’s Three Tenets of the Peacemakers Order as a path for guiding our work as one who walks alongside others.
This is Cyndi’s 6th and final offering of the Very Special Yoga Teachers’ Retreat. We hope you can join us.
Here are the details for this retreat:
3-5 Check in
5:00 -6:00 Restorative Arrival Class
6:15 -7:15 Dinner together in the house dining room 
7:30-8:30 Group gathering around the fireplace
8-9 Breakfast in the dining room
9:30 Morning Practice
12:30 Lunch in the dining room
2-4  Dharma Talk, discussion, journaling, practice AND/OR a possible field trip, outdoor walking meditation or surprise!
4-6 Late Afternoon Restorative, Meditation and Pranayama
9:30-12  (check out before class and we will practice together until noon.)
12:30 Lunch in the dining room
NOTE: Dinner is OUT, on your own, on Tuesday night.
Sunday and Monday night dinners are IN the house.
Depends on room selection and double or single occupancy.  
Each price includes:
3 nights/4 days at the house
* 3 breakfasts(M, T, W) 
* 3 lunches (M, T, W) 
* 2 dinners (S, M)
….and, of course, use of the gorgeous yoga and meditation rooms, free reign of the house library, grounds and the retreat program itself…
which equals 30 Yoga Alliance CEU hours. 
You can hold your space with a $500 non-refundable deposit.  Remaining balances are due August 15.  
Cancellation policy:
Cancel by April 15 – receive full refund minus $500 deposit
Cancel by June 15 – receive half refund minus $500 deposit
Cancel after June 15 – no refund
To learn more about what it is like to spend time in Taos, check out Cyndi’s article:
Fly to Albuquerque and rent a car.  Drive about 2.5 hours to arrive in Taos.
Fly to Santa Fe and rent a car.  Drive about 1.5 hour to arrive in Taos.
Fly to Albuquerque OR Santa Fe and take the Taos Ski Valley Shuttle.
If you like road trips, you could also fly to Denver and take a gorgeous 6-hour drive to Taos.
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Mabel Dodge Luhan House
240 Morada Lane
Taos, NM 87571 United States
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(575) 751-9686
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