Join us for an unforgettable day of potent meditations, dynamic yoga, sacred song, and inquiry practices that invite us home to an awake heart.
Integrating Buddhist teachings, alignment-based movement and captivating storytelling, we will discover how an awake heart (bodhichitta) is always available, even amidst the reality of planetary suffering, and the whirlwind of daily life. A key understanding for awakening is this: you cannot selectively numb. Our usual habit is to look away – avoiding, distracting, and spiritual bypassing the most tender, vulnerable parts of ourselves. By doing so, we unconsciously cut ourselves off from opening to the FULL expression of this exquisite life, from our innate ability to love.
“Many of us prefer practices that will not cause discomfort, and at the same time we want to be healed. But bodhichitta training doesn’t work that way.” ~ Pema Chodron
The healing practices in this workshop invite us to gently wade into the deeper waters of the heart, accessing forgotten aspects of ourselves.
Along the way, we awaken to our compassion. We contact our limitless joy.
We learn how to abide in an unconditional openness that we can access anytime, no matter the circumstance.
All are welcome, regardless of yoga or meditation experience.
Bring a yoga mat, journal and a pen.
Join us for this rare and magical afternoon with Santa Cruz-based Hannah Muse!
Hannah Muse is an award-winning yoga teacher, priestess, mindfulness coach and love activist. She is known for her profound devotion to WAKING up to the sacred that permeates all phenomena, her nurturing style of weaving ancient wisdom and transformational ritual into practical everyday life, her epic storytelling and sweet Bhakta voice that stirs deep in your soul, and her teachings’ focus on compassion – reflected throughout her life’s work as an activist, mother, student and teacher. Based in Santa Cruz, where the redwoods meet the sea, she teaches all over the world, having presented at Bhakti + Shakti Fest, Symbiosis, Electric Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, as well as leading retreats + teacher trainings on yoga, ayurveda, mysticism and mindfulness.
$40; $45 at the door