Person Power Yoga Retreat

April 8, 2016 - April 10, 2016
All Day

Kimberlyn David

Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA
445 Summit Rd
Watsonville, CA, 95076
United States

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Tagged with: Metta Center for Nonviolence

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Experience Your Power

Power is not about physical strength. Nor is it about putting the right person in power. True power is our inherent capacity to transform anger and fear into love and compassion.

In the Person Power Yoga retreat, we will focus on the amazing power that comes from within—and how best to bring it to life around us.

This mind-body-spirit retreat weaves the three main strands of yoga: discussions, asana, and meditation. Retreat participants will come to understand the deeper meanings of yoga and nonviolence through immersive, experiential learning. We will engage in lively, heartfelt conversations about the theory and practice of yoga, along with nonviolence as the wisdom we can draw upon to renew our spirits and transform our conflicts.

Recharge your vitality, embody wisdom, and discover greater freedom and creativity by exploring:

  • Balancing inner and outer peace
  • The positive role of conflict
  • Defining power and happiness
  • Negative peace vs. positive peace
  • Nonviolence as action and science
  • Ancient yogic texts (Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patañjali)
  • Gandhi’s path to spiritual activism

Person Power Yoga Retreat is hosted by a team of peacebuilders from the Metta Center: Michael Nagler, Stephanie Van Hook, Stephanie Knox-Cubbon, Kimberlyn David.

This integrative, practical, and educational yoga retreat is open to everyone who wishes to sow the seeds of true peace—in ourselves, within our relationships, in our communities, and for the broader world. We can all learn and teach nonviolence. Our goal is to help you develop and bring such skills into your homes and workplaces with new confidence.

While recommended, previous knowledge of yoga or meditation is not required. Yoga mats and props will be provided for those who need them. We enthusiastically welcome people of all physical abilities (retreat facilities are wheelchair-friendly). Bring your child for a child-led retreat facilitated by Stephanie Van Hook, a Montessori educator (the kids can enjoy creative activities, hiking, games, and snacks).

To see our full retreat offerings and pricing, please visit our retreat page.