Upcoming Workshops & Retreats in Germany and Austria - September-November 2013
Nöle Giulini, born in Heidelberg, Germany, has practiced and studied Yoga since the 1980s. Her background in Art Therapy and her lifelong work as artist (www.ngiulini.com) infuse depth, caring exploration and refreshing inventiveness into each session. Together with her life partner, Gary Lemons, she owns and runs Tenderpaws Yoga Studio in Port Townsend, WA.
Click here for more info on Nöle's upcoming workshops & retreats in Germany and Austria.
Well Being Weekend Workshops with Anne Douglas at the Yoga Tree (Seattle, WA)
YOGA is the science of WELL BEING at every level of experience, in Body, Mind and Spirit. These workshops will bridge the holistic science and practices of the yogi’s with the health inducing know how of modern medicine and neuroscience. Gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga nidra reveal the WELL BEING that lives through you regardless of circumstance.
Dates: Register for individual workshops or attend the entire Well Being Weekend.
Fri, Dec 6, 6-8:30pm, $55
Sat, Dec 7, 1-4pm, $66
Sun, Dec 8, 1-4pm, $66
Entire Weekend, $170
Yoga RX • Fri, Dec 6, 6-8:30pm
Your body offers a cornucopia of natural chemicals that are immune boosting, pain reducing, sleep promoting and pleasure enhancing! This evening will start with an introduction to the vagal nervous system, followed by a delicious combination of gentle yoga, breath work and yoga nidra that provide access these natural pharmaceuticals.
Well Being Buffet • Sat, Dec 7, 1-4pm
Enjoy a deeper exploration into the neuroscience of yoga and how it enhances the neuroplasticity of the brain (who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?)… a virtual feast of learning and experience that will help you to move beyond your current threshold for Well Being!
Continued practices will be intertwined with discussion.
Well Being is your Natural State • Sun, Dec 8, 1-4pm
As these practices open you to the felt experience of wellness, a deeper ground of imperturbable Well Being is revealed as your essential self. This is the meeting place of the ancient sages and quantum mechanics, in which our thoughts and perceptions are found to influence our reality. This afternoons discussion and practices will orient you to the quantum field of infinite possibility and their application in daily life.
All levels welcome.
Anne Douglas has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for over 30 years. She has a thriving Yoga Therapy practice in Banff, Alberta, has co-taught with Richard Miller, PhD and offers yoga and iRest~Yoga Nidra trainings. Anne’s boundless enthusiasm for this work, depth of wisdom, compassion and gentle humor create fertile ground for inspired learning.
Richard Miller's Noble Adventure: The San Francisco Bay Area Monthly Meditation Group (audio recordings also available to download).
Drop-in monthly at Larkspur's YogaWorks or download the audio recording of each class. Join Senior Teacher Richard Miller in 2013 for a year of monthly dharma talks, meditations, and spirited discussion on
The Noble Adventure: Living Peace in Every Moment
THURSDAYS in 2013: DEC 18.
THURSDAYS in 2014 (tentative):
3rd Thursday Afternoon of every *month (*denotes 2nd Thursday of month)
Jan 16, Feb 20, *Mar 13, *Apr 10, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18.
LOCATION: YogaWorks Larkspur Studio: 2207 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
Click here to download the monthly themes flyer.
Click here to download the YogaWorks event flyer with the class series description and dates.
TELEPHONE: (415) 925-2440 or visit YogaWorks Workshops Webpage for more information.
PRICE: (No Pre-registration required!)
$8-10 suggested Sliding Scale to YogaWorks for use of the studio (this offering does not go to support the teacher)
$10 suggested donation (dana*) to Richard
Each of these 12 monthly meditations is open to new and ongoing participants, and forms an interwoven tapestry of teachings, practices and tools for life from the nondual perspective. Each class will be available as an Mp3 download: Click here to view the recordings of the Noble Adventure Lecture Series currently available to purchase.
Meditation doesn’t involve transcending your humanness. It entails recognizing and living from your essential nature, which is already and always unbounded, whole, loving, compassionate, awake, and perfect just as it is, in the midst of the circumstances of your life. True meditation enables you to recover and experience your innate sense of wellbeing, and supports you in welcoming and responding, rather than reacting, to every moment and situation of your life.
Monthly Meditations are designed to support you by:
- Fostering concentration, enabling you to recognize your innate nature of wellbeing;
- Nourishing proactive mindfulness and your capacity to be respond to each moment and situation of life; and
- Developing self-inquiry, which fosters curiosity and openness, dissolves separation and awakens your intrinsic capacity for being loving, kind, peaceful, joyful and discriminatively insightful.
Richard Miller, PhD is founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, and author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing. He leads spiritual retreats and trainings internationally, engaging people in living the Noble Adventure, alive and awake in each moment. www.irest.us.
*Please Support the Teachings in Moving Forward
Dana (Pali - generosity) reflects the interdependence between those who offer teachings and those who receive them and is a central pillar of spiritual life. And while teachings, which are considered priceless, are given freely, support from students is needed. In the act of giving we develop our ability to let go, cultivate the spirit of caring, and acknowledge our inter-connectedness. It is the practice of dana, where committed supporters give generously, that keeps the spiritual teachings moving from one generation to the next.
Flowering of Freedom 2013 Series (Patanjali Study Group) with Richard Miller
Richard Miller's monthly lecture series, The Flowering of Freedom Study Group, continues for a 2nd year in 2013. Richard will begin with Chapter 2 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. He will translate the individual sanskrit words as well as offer a free rendering translation which examines Patanjali in the light of our actual lived experience.
This course provides a foundation and a series of inquiries that we can use to come to our own realization of our true essence—in the context of living in the world while experiencing our interconnectedness with all of life.
This study group is open to anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the texts that create the foundation for the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra.
Pre-registration is required to attend the study group in-person or purchase a subscription to automatically receive the monthly audio downloads!* Please visit the Flowering of Freedom Event Page to register, subscribe or for more information.
The following options are available for participating in the study group:
- Join us monthly and in-person in Corte Madra, CA ($420). Register Soon!
- Subscribe to the monthly audio download for 2013 at a discounted rate ($250 or $200 for TCN Members). Subscription members will automatically receive a link to download the audio via email each month. Subscribe Now!
- Download individual audio recordings of each session on your own via the IRI website ($25 per download) here Now! No registration is required for this option.
WEDNESDAYS in 2013: DEC 18.
Registration information coming soon for WEDNESDAYS in 2014:
Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 26*, Apr 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 26*, Dec 17* (*tentative)
LOCATION: The Sunrise Center: 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera, CA
*In-person class size is limited. Please register soon!
If you have any questions please call the IRI Office, 415-456-3909 or email email@example.com
Richard Miller presents at the Medical Yoga Symposium: Modern Yoga at the Smithsonian Institute's Museum of Asian Art (Washington, DC)
Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington brings together multi-disciplinary practitioners and researchers to present a symposium on evidence-based integrative medicine, yoga therapy practice and research, and the science of transformation.
Dates: Jan. 11-12, 2014 in Washington, DC. Hosted by the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, in conjunction with the exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation.
Day 1: Saturday January 11, 10am-5pm
Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Day 2: Sunday, January 12, 11am - 5 pm
Marvin Center, George Washington University
Registration and further details are available at the Medical Yoga Symposium Event Webpage. Symposium Director: Linda Stern Lang, Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington. Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.704.2040
View the flyer with more details here.
Be Here Now: Embodied Presence with Soul Motion™ and iRest® Yoga Nidra (Avila Beach, CA)
Valerie Chafograck (Soul Motion™) and Kelly Boys (iRest® Yoga Nidra) invite you to explore what it means to be here now through dance and guided meditation in this relaxing, inspiring weekend retreat. We will alternate between inspired movement and rest, providing ample opportunity for you to discover a more authentic connection with the 'quiet immensity of your own presence' and its expression in your life.
Time: Sat. Jan. 25 & Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: Earlybird reg by DEC 15: $170, after DEC 15 $200
Location: Sukha Wellness Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach, CA 93424
Nearby lodging information is available at the Facebook Event Page.
Dare to Be: The Simplicity of Meditation with Richard Miller - February 21 (Hollywood, CA)
Join Richard Miller, PhD as he shares the nondual teachings of awakening through gentle BodySensing movements and guided Yoga Nidra meditation to reveal and celebrate the mystery of being, and being in the world.
Time: Feb 21, 2014 from 7:00-9:00pm
Location: YogaWorks Hollywood, 1555 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028
To register visit YogaWorks Hollywood (Los Angeles) Workshop webpage.
View the flyer with more details here.
Introduction to iRest Yoga Nidra with Richard Miller (Veterans Memorial Center, Los Angeles, CA)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: $125 (7 Hours of Samata International CE Credit)
Location: Veterans Memorial Center, 4117 Overland (Corner of Overland and Culver), Culver City, CA
Registration and further details are available at Samata International.
Pranayam Master Class with Richard Miller: Breathing In, Breathing Out - Peace, Presence and Well-Being (Agoura Hills, CA)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014
Fee: $50 (earlybird $45 until December 31, 2013)
Location: Yoga Everyone, Agoura Hills, CA
Registration and further details will be posted here when they become available from Yoga Everyone.
Richard Miller presents at the 2014 Nondual Wisdom Conference at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) (San Francisco, CA)
The 2014 Nondual Wisdom Conference theme is:
Shadow & Ground: Light, Darkness and That Which Holds Them Both.
Conference Dates: March 28-30, 2014
Location: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS),
1453 Mission Street, Namaste Hall
San Francisco, CA 94103
Registration and further details are available at the CIIS Nondual Wisdom Conference Webpage.
About the Conference
Nonduality derives from the Sanskrit word Advaita, which means "not-two," referring to the fundamental consciousness that underlies the apparent distinction between perceiver and perceived. From the nondual perspective, the split between self and other is a purely mental construct. This understanding, rooted in the direct experience of countless sages through millennia, is at the heart of Hindu Vedanta, Judaism, Islam, and many schools of Buddhism, Taoism, and mystical Christianity. Nonduality points to "That" which is before and beyond the projections of a seperative, self-reflexive mind. As nondual awareness emerges in the West in both therapists and clients, the practical and theoretical implications for psychotherapy are far-reaching.
This annual cutting edge conference hosts leading therapists and teachers who are exploring the confluence of nondual wisdom and psychotherapy. How does psychotherapy change when therapists and clients awaken to and embody their true nature as open, lucid awareness that is essentially not separate from the whole of life? The theme of this year's conference is light, darkness, and That which holds them both. Together we will explore skillfully working with psychological shadow material as a way of deepening our experience of the Ground of Being.
Who can Attend?
Anyone is welcome to attend. While the conference presentations are geared towards the theory and practice of psychotherapy and are available to be taken for continuing education units, they are accessible to the interested public. Many graduate students and psychology interns attend along with licensed psychotherapists. Clergy, bodyworkers, and students of nondual teachings will also find the presentations of special interest.
Richard Miller will present: The skillful Use of Nondual Opposites in Psychotherapy
Learn to work with naturally arising opposites of sensation, emotion, and cognition during the psychotherapeutic hour within the framework of nondual awareness to dissolve fixations within the body and mind and open insight.
• Skillfully utilize opposites with clients and yourself to support healing.
• How opposites conceal, as well as reveal your ground of nondual wholeness.
• Utilize continuums of opposite of sensation, emotion, and cognition.
• The latest findings of neuroscience and opposites.
• Interventions with opposites that undo negative patterns, and pave the way for insight and the embodiment of healing and awakening to nondual wholeness.
Registration and further details are available at the CIIS Nondual Wisdom Conference Webpage.
SYTAR presented by IAYT, with special guest Richard Miller (Austin, TX)
Richard Miller, Co-founder of IAYT, will be a special guest at SYTAR 2014.
Date: June 5-8, 2014
Location: Austin Renaissance Hotel located in the picturesque Austin Arboretum area in the Texas Hill Country. More information is available re: SYTAR hotel room rates and the roommate message board.
Registration begins Jan. 2014. More details will be posted here when they become available from SYTAR 2014.
IAYT Daylong Workshop with Richard Miller (Austin, TX)
Special daylong workshop after the SYTAR 2014 Conference with Richard Miller.
Save the date!
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Austin, TX
Registration and further details coming soon!
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