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2020 CALIFORNIA  EASTERN  SIERRAS

MAY 13th - 17th, 2020

Yoga & Meditation Immersion Retreat

 
 
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What we think, we become
— Buddha

 
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Home base of the Stillness Retreat since 2015, this is our absolutely essential Retreat program. People from all walks of life have gathered together here to share the bliss of Yoga & Meditation in the stillness of this sacred place. This upcoming year, 2020 will be our most special Retreat to date.

Our ‘California Eastern Sierras’ Retreat is the iconic Yoga Retreat, held in the heart of the Sierras in the high deserts of California. The combination of breath taking landscapes, warming hot springs, and endless night skies filled with glowing stars makes this location distinctly unique to any other area in California.

Yoga & Meditation Immersion Retreat

5 Days / 4 Nights

RETREAT INCLUDES:

Morning & Evening private Yoga classes & workshops with incredible teachers 90 min classes (8 classes & workshops)

INCLUDED SPECIAL CLASSES

  • OVER 6 DIFFERENT STYLES OF YOGA OFFERED!

  • VINYASA, HATHA, AND BHAKTI FLOW

  • GENTLE / RESTORATIVE / YIN

  • FULL 2 HR MASTER CLASS IN THE MOUNTAINS OVERLOOKING THE SIERRAS

Morning & Evening group Meditation sessions 30-45 min sessions (14 sessions)

  • EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT STYLES OF MEDITATION

  • MINDFULLNESS, PRESENT MOMENT AWARENESS, GRATITUDE PRACTICES

  • YOGA NIDRA (DEEP RELAXATION) UNDER THE STARS AT NIGHT

Access to near by outdoor Natural Hot Springs

- Incredible Catered Vegetarian/Vegan Breakfasts and Dinners (8 meals total) (*lunch not included)

- Amazing Hiking trails and access to glaciers, lakes, entry points of Death Valley National Park, Mount Whitney, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

- Beautiful and Serene Outdoor Practice Space

- Clean Natural Drinking Water; Lemon, Mint, and Cucumber infused

- Welcome Ceremony Feast, Intention Circle, Stillness Celebration Night, & Closing Ceremony

- 'Open Hours' Rejuvenation time every mid-day to relax or explore the surrounding areas

- Access to services and amenities such as Motel Lodging (*not included/for non-campers), Grocery Stores, Hot Showers, Laundry, access to WiFi/Cell service

-Make & Take home STILLNESS Mala bracelet, and other gifts

-Memories for a lifetime, making friends, and meeting like minded community

 

What makes this 2020 Retreat so special?


This is our ‘ Yoga & Meditation teacher specific ’ Immersion, perfect for any existing or aspiring teachers, or anyone desiring to go deeper into the practices. However, you don’t need to be a teacher to attend!

  • Teachers Circles : Open discussions about experiences around teaching, idea sharing, concepts, and methodology

  • Concept Development : Designing class structures, themes, and extensions of you passions

  • Sharpening your skills & techniques: Cuing, sequencing, modifications, and class pacing

    We’re offering a special one-time Yoga & Meditation teacher discount, available to any existing, certified teachers seeking to reconnect and reinvigorate their teaching practices.

    (Must have a 200hr certification or higher and be able to provide proof to qualify).


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Elevate your Practice!


RETREAT BEGINS: Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 @ 4:30 PM

RETREAT CONCLUDES: Sunday, May 17th, 2020 @ 11 AM 

2020 California Eastern Sierras Retreat Schedule

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Arrival & Set Up -time for decompressing, unpacking, camp set-up and settling in.
6 PM - 7:30 PM: Welcome Ceremony Feast & Retreat opening -- Group meditation, followed by white sage smudge, and intention circle.                                     8 PM - 9 PM: "Evening Meditation" -Night Meditation under the stars

Thursday, May 14, 2020
7 AM - 7:30 AM: Morning Silent Meditation
Catered Breakfast Buffet: 8 AM - 9 AM                                                                                                                                                                                                               9 AM - 9:45 AM: “Exploring Pranayama” Breathing Techniques and practices
10AM - 11:30 AM: "Morning FLow" - Modern Vinyasa Yoga

Mid Day Break: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM - free time to relax, explore the surrounding areas, outings, hot springs etc.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: “Satya- the practice of pure speech” Teachers Circle
5 PM - 6:30 PM: "The Magic of Chanting” Bhakti Yoga
Catered Dinner Buffet: 7 PM- 8 PM
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM: "Dissolving Tension & Stress"- Yoga Nidra under the stars

Friday, May 15, 2020
7 AM - 7:30 AM: Morning Silent Meditation
Catered Breakfast Buffet: 8 AM - 9 AM
9 AM - 9:45 AM: " Understanding the Mind" - Group Meditation
10 AM - 11:30 AM: "My prayer is my Asana” - Hatha Yoga

Mid Day Break: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM- Free time to relax, explore the surrounding areas, outings, hot springs etc.

(Optional** 12 PM - 3 PM community hot springs soak and relax)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: “Yoga Teaching Methodology” Teachers Circle
5 PM - 6 :30PM: "Finding your rhythm" -Vinyasa Yoga
Catered Dinner Buffet: 7 PM - 8PM
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM: "Between states of consciousness”" -Meditation and Yoga Nidra

Saturday, May 16, 2020
7 AM - 7:30 AM: Morning Silent Meditation
Catered Breakfast Buffet: 8 AM - 9 AM
9 AM - 9:45 AM: "Listening as a Meditation" - Group Meditation
10 AM - 11:30 AM: "Reggae Morning blast off” - Gentle/Restorative Yoga

Mid Day Break: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM -Free time to relax, explore the surrounding areas, outings, hot springs etc.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: "Sharpening your Skills”- Teachers Circle
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM: "Sunset in the Sierras" -Yoga Master Class
Catered Dinner Buffet: 8 PM - 9 PM
9 PM -11 PM: Stillness Family After-Party & Celebration

Sunday May 17, 2020 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: "Allow, Receive, and Integrate “ Yin Yoga and Meditation

Catered Brunch: 9:30 AM - 10:15AM

10:30 AM - 11 AM: Closing Ceremony & Dedication Circle -finishing Meditation, followed by white sage smudge.

11AM Packing up Camp & Retreat Conclusion

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Background info on the Location

The California Eastern Sierras Retreat is home to some of the largest mountains in the United States and has deep indiginous roots stemming back to the Paiute and Shoshone Indian Tribes that settled in the area centuries ago. Wild white sage grows abundantly across the high desert landscape, adorned with incredible flora and fauna such as Raven, Coyote, Ibex, and the iconic Barn Owl. You can sense the deep history and stories in the soil, and feel the energy in the warm nights air. The Owens Valley, Mono Valley, Mount Whitney, and neighboring Death Valley National Park, surrounding us as if our basecamp was held in a nest, a spiritual container, in a natural world untouched by modern technology and daily stresses.

Our base camp is held in a very special location in the heart of the Eastern Sierras with breath taking mountain views, fresh running streams on either side, and wide open spaces absolutely perfect for delving into the Yoga, Meditation, and Stillness. This specific location has been the spiritual home of hundreds of people for decades seeking peace and transformation. We hope you'll join us for this incredible Retreat in 2020 and share this truly transformative experience with us.


Join Us in the California Eastern Sierras in 2020!

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Email us directly at: stillnessretreatinfo@gmail.com