Nov 5 – 8, 2010
Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Integrating Yoga Practice and Buddhist Meditation
a weekend with Michael Stone
Begins at 2:30 pm on Friday, Nov 5 and runs through 12:30 pm on Monday, Nov 8
Sorry, but registration is closed as class is filled to capacity.
Limited to 25 students, this unique rural retreat will integrate sitting meditation and an in-depth practice of yoga postures. The retreat will include lodging and vegetarian meals. Meals will be served oryoki style, a formal way of eating which is in and of itself a form of Zen meditation. Lodging and bathrooms will be shared.
The retreat is held in silence and is open for students of all levels and backgrounds.
Michael Stone is a psychotherapist in private practice, lecturer, yoga teacher and author. He co-leads the Centre of Gravity Sangha, a community of Yoga & Buddhist practitioners in Toronto and travels internationally, teaching in academic, yoga studio and conference settings. Michael offers courses and retreat that focus on integrating yoga postures, breathing practices, meditation and textual study. His research and teaching explore the intersection of committed spiritual practice and social action.
Michael’s academic background includes studies in psychology, psychoanalysis, philosophy and comparative religion. He teaches yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and his principal teacher is Richard Freeman. He has studied Ashtanga, Iyengar and other forms of hatha yoga in depth as well as sanskrit and Indian philosophy.