Yin Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat - Dharma Gaia Centre for Mindful Living, Coromandel (in English)
Awakening Body and Mind
Rest deeply and rejuvenate on a long weekend of yin yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Be guided into a gentle release of the body from its wintering slumber and a flowering of the peaceful mind. Discover or deepen your capacity to 'come home' - mind and body dwelling happily together...a well of beauty and strength.
This weekend will be led by Yin Therapy yoga teacher Karin Sang, and Dharma teachers Anton Bank and Caitlin Bush.
This retreat will include twice-daily sessions of yin yoga, morning sitting meditation, a Dharma talk, deep relaxation, sharing circles and outdoor walking meditation. There will also be free time to relax, contemplate, read or go for a walk.
Dharma Gaia is a small retreat centre nestled in a peaceful native bush setting. We offer nourishing vegetarian meals using (mostly organic) whole foods sourced largely from the Dharma Gaia garden and local growers. Meals are enjoyed in a peaceful quiet to support the mind and body to relax and be present.
*Yin yoga is suitable for all ages and no previous yoga experience is required
Anton is a student of Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Shalom. Since receiving the lamp from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2014, Anton has offered teaching and support, drawing on his long term practice and life experience. A founding guardian of Dharma Gaia, parent and enthusiastic gardener, Anton is deeply inspired to share this path of mindfulness practice in ways that are easily applied to daily life. Anton enjoys continuing to transform and grow his happiness with others.
Caitlin is a member of the Order of Interbeing and received the Lamp (Permission to Teach) in 2018. She became a student of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh in 1998, when a friend invited her to join a sangha (community of mindfulness practice) in Edinburgh, Scotland. Caitlin enjoys offering a wide range of practices, including Dharma sharing and deep relaxation. Caitlin’s interests include facilitation, communication and socially engaged practice.
Accommodation and Food $200 - 250 (Sliding Scale pay according to your means) To secure a place on the retreat please make your payment to Account number 03-0458-0013241-000 with reference ‘Yin Yoga Retreat’. AND please also email us to confirm your payment has been made - email@example.com - Subject line please write: "Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat’
Cost for Teachings: Please offer Dana/gratitude for the teachings. In accordance with Buddhist practice of Dana (generosity) the teacher does not ask for a set fee but relies on the participant to offer according to their means and desire to offer gratitude and support. This payment should be referenced ”Teacher DANA” and can be paid into this account 03 0458 0238459 000 . or can be offered at the retreat. The Dana/donation for teachers is also eligible for a tax deduction receipt.
Fri 25 Oct 6pm - Mon 28 Oct 2pm
Dharma Gaia Centre for Mindful Living, 608 Manaia Road RD1, Coromandel 3581
For further info and bookings, please contact our host Dharma Gaia Centre for Mindful Living