Equanimity for Challenging Times: New Year’s Dharma & Yoga Retreat

  • Menla Retreat & Spa Menla Retreat & Spa
  • 375 Panterkill Road PO Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
  • Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 (6 days)
  • MENLA Deluxe Queen - $2,092.00 MENLA Deluxe Double (Shared Room) - $2,118.00 MENLA Private Queen - $1,950.00 MENLA Deluxe Double - Shared bath (Shared Room) - $1,584.00 MENLA Private Full Bed (Shared Bath) - $1,907.00 MENLA…

About us

Through guided meditations, talks about the Buddha’s teachings, and Q&A periods, this workshop will explore the practice of upekkha, usually translated from the Pali as equanimity. Equanimity can be described as balance: a spacious stillness that allows us to accept things as they are. The power of this balance is that it allows us to avoid both apathy and indifference on the one hand, and acute reactivity on the other.

This can be most helpful when we are facing challenging times in our lives, especially the challenges that we are deeply invested in. Often though, such moments in life also tend to be the ones where equanimity is most out of reach. Sharon and Bob will offer practical and empowering tools to cultivate equanimity when it is most needed. Learn how to cultivate clarity and compassion through different mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation techniques. When true equanimity is present, it is the ground out of which resilience is strengthened so that sustained transformation can occur.

In addition to teachings and meditation led by Sharon and Bob, Carolyn and Brooke will offer expert Iyengar yoga instruction each morning (you need not practice Iyengar yoga specifically to participate in the yoga classes). Take advantage of our wonderful healing spa therapies in the afternoon recess, or attend one of our free optional afternoon classes and activities including more Iyengar yoga classes with Carolyn and Brooke and qi gong instruction with Paul Bloom. Finally, two illuminating astrology classes—with master astrologer and astronomer Alexander Mallon—will help shed light on cosmic patterns we can expect in the near future, our “astrological forecast,” as we come together to let go of recent patterns and set meaningful intentions for the coming year.

Open to all levels of experience.

We encourage you to register early as space is limited!

 


Schedule

Thursday, Dec 27th

  • 3 – 8 p.m. Check-in
  • 6 – 7 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Welcome and Evening Class with Sharon & Bob (Conf. Center)

Friday, Dec 28th

  • 6:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Tea Available (Lhasa Inn)

  • 7 – 8 a.m. Pranayama with Carolyn & Brooke (Yoga Studio)
  • 8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast

  • 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Meditation Class with Sharon & Bob (Conf. Center)

  • 11 – 12:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Beginners at Conf. Center or Intermediate at Yoga Studio)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:30 – 5 p.m. Free Time for Spa Treatments, Relaxation, Optional Classes, etc

  • Optional Mid-Afternoon Classes

       1) 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. Qi Gong with Paul Bloom (Devi Room)

      2) 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Conf. Center/Yoga Studio)

  • 5 – 6:30 p.m. Afternoon Class with Sharon & Bob (Conf. Center)

  • 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Dinner

  • 8 p.m. 2018 Astrological Overview and Forecast w/ Alexander Mallon – World Events (Conf. Center)

Saturday, Dec 29th

  • 6:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Tea Available (Lhasa Inn)

  • 7 – 8 a.m. Pranayama with Carolyn & Brooke (Yoga Studio)
  • 8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast

  • 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Meditation Class with Sharon (Conf. Center)

  • 11 – 12:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Beginners at Conf. Center or Intermediate at Yoga Studio)

  • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:30 – 5 p.m. Free Time for Spa Treatments, Relaxation, Optional Classes, etc

  • Optional Mid-Afternoon Classes

       1) 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. Qi Gong with Paul Bloom (Devi Room)

       2) 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Conf. Center/Yoga Studio)

  • 5 – 6 :30 p.m. Afternoon Class with Bob (Conf. Center) 
  • 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Dinner

  • 8 p.m. Evening Class with Sharon & Bob (Conf. Center)

Sunday, Dec 30th

  • 6:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Tea Available (Lhasa Inn)

  • 7 – 8 a.m. Pranayama with Carolyn & Brooke (Yoga Studio)
  • 8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast

  • 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Meditation Class with Sharon (Conf. Center)

  • 11 – 12:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Beginners at Conf. Center or Intermediate at Yoga Studio)

  • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:30 – 5 p.m. Free Time for Spa Treatments, Relaxation, Optional Classes, etc

  • Optional Mid-Afternoon Classes

       1) 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. Qi Gong with Paul Bloom (Devi Room)

       2) 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Conf. Center/Yoga Studio)

  • 5 – 6:30 p.m. Afternoon Class with Bob (Conf. Center)
  • 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Dinner

  • 8 p.m. Evening Class with Sharon & Bob (Conf. Center)

Monday, Dec 31st

  • 6:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Tea Available (Lhasa Inn)

  • 7 – 8 a.m. Pranayama with Carolyn & Brooke (Yoga Studio)
  • 8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast

  • 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Meditation Class with Sharon & Bob (Conf. Center)

  • 11 – 12:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Beginners at Conf. Center or Intermediate at Yoga Studio)

  • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:30 – 5 p.m. Free Time for Spa Treatments, Relaxation, Optional Classes, etc

  • Optional Mid-Afternoon Classes

       1) 2 – 4 p.m. Cosmic Mirror Intensive with Alexander (Conf. Center Devi Room – limited to 7 people, sign up at the front desk)

       2) 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Yoga Asanas with Carolyn or Brooke (Conf. Center/Yoga Studio)

  • 5 – 6:30 p.m. Afternoon Meditation and Closing Thoughts with Sharon & Bob (Conf. Center) 
  • 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Dinner

  • 8 p.m. Group Sound Healing with Sage Academy of Sound Energy (Conf. Center)

  • 11:00 p.m. – 12 a.m. Ring in the New Year and Set Intentions, Hors D’oeuvres and Non-alcoholic Toast (Lhasa Inn)

Tuesday, Jan 1st

  • 6:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Tea Available (Lhasa Inn)

  • 7 – 8 a.m. Pranayama with Carolyn & Brooke (Yoga Studio)
  • 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. New Year’s Day Brunch

  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 2018 Astrological Forecasts with Alexander – Individual Charts (Conf. Center)

  • 11 a.m – 1 p.m. Check-out

* Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.


 

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