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Wide Body, Altitudinous Breath

a low-residency retreat to Joseph and Lostine, Oregon, November 15-17 with Cary

“Depending upon which dimension you are experiencing, everything you perceive acquires the depth and beauty of that dimension.” A.H. Almaas

“...conversation is a crucial way to explore what we believe and to make new understandings and ideas possible.” adrienne maree brown

From the moment we are one cell, we are each on the journey of impermanent change and growth, and it’s happening in the context of relating to wherever we happen to be. This process of relating is happening in both directions. Extend an arm and circle it through space, and space selfsame extends and circles. It is a tender conversation. All the time our bodies are in dialogue with the worlds around us and within us, are being shaped by and shaping those worlds in real time. Our fingerprints tell the remembered story of exploring and organizing our first home, our movements and footsteps articulate the current one. Our bodies contain within them a primordial wisdom of growth patterns, of coming together and coming apart, of balance and letting go, and that wisdom has long lasting implications.
For 3 days we’ll gather together in and around Joseph, OR. We’ll inquire into the potent tools and techniques the somatic and contemplative practices of yoga have the capacity to uncover and illuminate.

What makes this retreat low-residency? Unlike retreats we’ve run in the past, where you stay, what you eat, and what you do with your time outside of our time together is all your choice! The towns of Lostine and Joseph, and the towns between them, are all such treasures. Maybe you want to get a hotel room, or rent an airbnb; maybe you’d like to camp out at Wallowa State Park or stay at a more rustic lodge nearer to the lake. With this low-residency aspect, you could potentially stay at several places, and explore the serious beauty of this part of eastern Oregon. What’s more? With this set up, we are able to offer these practices at (what we hope are) very affordable prices. Each practice is being offered on a sliding scale of $25-30, and all 4 practices combined are being offered on a scale of $115-120. This retreat is a coming together or contemplative communities, we’ll be joining the grounded and tender crew already going on, and as such, we’re limiting the registration to 8 people (from Portland). Want to come with us? Reach out! Let’s talk.

Friday 11/15
6-8pm Opening circle, grounding practice/yin yoga

Saturday 11/16
9-11am Warming hatha flow
2-3:15pm Seated meditation and pranayama

Sunday 11/17
9-11:30am Seated & walking meditation, hatha flow, closing circle