Deliberate Stillness Weekend Retreat

David Moreno

August 14 - 16

For many years now the Deliberate Stillness day-long retreat has sold-out, often with a waitlist with as many on it. With this weekend retreat, we will be able to drop in even deeper with fewer distractions and have more ways to connect with others. Silent periods will be observed through our morning meal, with non-dual yoga-mediation practices and free time to walk to Muir beach or through the Green Gulch Farm. We will have the time for afternoon Yoga Nidra practice and the privacy of the Yurt to keep us nested. All meals through Sunday lunch will be included as are shared rooms for a quiet sleep. On Saturday evening we will be able to stargaze from Muir Beach beside our bonfire.

 "David, Thank you for the beautiful photo and for the wonderful day at Green Gulch. It enabled me to tune in to my mind/body state and subsequently to take steps to take better care of myself.  Fabulous group of people, fabulous day."   - Tory, Berkeley

“Thank you, David, for a wonderful day. The Deliberate Stillness Retreat was a perfect introduction for my first all day yoga-mediation retreat. My wife had attended the previous year’s retreat and this was her gift to me. I very much enjoyed the various forms of meditation and of course the yoga. Having the retreat at Green Gulch on a cool, rainy day served to enhance an already great experience. I am already looking forward to next year!”  – Matt, Richmond

Pranayama: Breathing Practice, Energetic Practice

Kriya: Usually means more of a cleansing or clearing practice. Some types of pranayama are considered Kriyas because of their specific affect.

Meditation: Mindfulness Practice. Various types of mindful meditation practices will be lead and will include Zen-styled walking practice.

Yoga Nidra: Guided Relaxation and Rejuvenating Meditation.

Asana: Physical Practice (Exercise) to open the Nadis or subtle body energetic pathways.

"What an extraordinary day at Green Gulch: still feeling the depth and stillness. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"  - Odin, Berkeley

The retreat includes meditation & yoga instruction, yoga props, facilities, meals and tea service. $580 shared & $780. single accommodation.

Cancellations: Cancellations received 60 days or more prior to the retreat are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled 30-59 days prior to  retreat are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of 50%. Reservations cancelled less than 29 days are non-refundable.

WHAT TO BRING

Dress comfortably in layers. The yurt has an iron stove fire in it to keep us warm should we need. Fog can roll in even on the warmest days, or it might be sunny and warm throughout. Yoga props are available at the yurt but bringing your favorites also ensures your comfort.

CARPOOL

I will send out an email to the participants the week before the retreat and encourage you to carpool if possible. Many of you will be coming from the same areas.

5 pm Friday  – 3:00 pm Sunday

Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center
1601 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA 94965

The retreat includes meditation & yoga instruction, yoga props, facilities, meals, and tea service. 

The retreat includes meditation & yoga instruction, yoga props, facilities, meals and tea service. $580 shared & $780. single accommodation.

Cancellations: Cancellations received 60 days or more prior to the retreat are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled 30-59 days prior to  retreat are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of 50%. Reservations cancelled less than 29 days are non-refundable.

Partner Meditation
Partner Meditation

"Asana without meditation is not asana that’s helping us evolve in a more fundamental understanding of our deeper purpose and our spiritual capacity. Just because we’re doing asana, does not mean we’re doing Yoga. Yoga is the essence of life. It’s awakening to that essence of being…the height of becoming…and the height of being. That’s Yoga.

You can do asana and not be established in Yoga. And you can be in Yoga, and not do asana. You can be an asana master, and be a mess. You can be so advanced, in so many asanas, and yet be living your life in a completely unhealthy, adharmic way…a way that’s not supportive of the greater good. And you can be living in a way that is supporting the greater good, and not do asana.

The asana is simply an adjunct, a tool, that we use to achieve a greater state of freedom. But we can have that freedom without the asana.

If more of us were steeped in an authentic Yoga tradition, there would be more Yoga in our asana.”

- Yogarupa Rod Stryker

“Look between the thoughts, rather than at the thoughts. When you happen to walk in a crowd, you do not fight every person you meet — you just find your way between them.” -Nisargadatta

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