Fall Reset: Come into Yourself
With Anna Winkler, Kati Walker, John Henderson and Debra Bernath
October 27 - 29, 2023
A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT
Fall is often a time of new beginnings. Reset as you reconnect with nature, the present moment, and your inner being. Four teachers guide you through a range of powerful practices—including stillness meditation, yoga, walking meditation, guided compassion meditation, personal outdoor meditation, self-reflexology, and singing bowls. You will find yourself refreshed, recharged, and ready for all the world brings.
“The variety of teachings was awesome. It made me feel healthier!”
BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Do you know someone who would like this program, but hasn’t been to the Center? Bring them, and you both get a 10% discount on your entire program package. For the discount to apply, there must be two reservations, at least one of whom has not taken a Dharmakaya Center class previously. At checkout, apply the Discount Code: BringAFriend.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Partial scholarships may be available for this program. Please write [email protected] for more information.
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During this restorative weekend you will engage in six distinctive, accessible meditation and yoga practices and their philosophical underpinnings. These practices each help build the resilience, openness and stability with which to move through daily life. The weekend includes teachings, discussion and practice, allowing us to explore how each form of meditation is helpful and how they complement each other.
- Stillness Meditation: Linked to serenity, stillness meditation is designed to quiet an active mind by focusing on the breath, concentrating on a single topic, or practicing a centering meditation that helps release painful emotions and negative thought patterns.
- Gentle Yoga: We will practice mindful movement followed by guided relaxation, in order to achieve a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of body and mind, and enjoy a deep sense of well-being.
- Walking Meditation: In essence, walking meditation is an examination of time; we will use it to help root our awareness in the present moment.
- Self-healing Reflexology: Imbalanced feet need support! We will use reflexology, acupressure, self-massage—combined with some principles of qigong and yoga—to strengthen your roots, decrease tension, improve balance and energy channels.
- Hatha Yoga: As we move we will use our breath to balance and fine tune the body’s responses to stressors; this helps increase blood flow and circulation and decrease stress and tension. Suitable for all level practitioners.
- Tibetan Singing Bowls: Sound and vibration with Singing Bowls can be used to achieve deep relaxation, reduce stress and create a healthy flow of energy through the physical and etheric body.
Together these practices provide a strong mind-body foundation to help transform daily living.
When not in class, relax in the Center’s beautiful, tranquil environment. Enjoy the view from the patio or a nearby hike, curl up with a book in the library or contemplate the stars while sitting by the fire pit.
- Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
- Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
- Shamatha and guided meditations
- Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
- Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
- Extensive library of dharma books
- Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna
OPEN TO ALL
There are no prerequisites for this program. It is appropriate for meditators at all levels and the mindful movement can be completed at your own skill level.
(subject to change)
Friday, October 27
|3:00 PM||Check in begins|
|7:00-9:00 PM||Welcome and Introduction|
|Gentle Guided Yoga|
Saturday, October 28
|7:00-8:00 AM||Morning Hatha Yoga|
|9:30-10:15 AM||Meditation and Teaching|
|10:30 AM-12:00 PM||Woods Walk|
|1:00-2:00 PM||Free time|
|3:30-4:00 PM||Free time|
|4:00-5:00 PM||Meditation and Teaching|
|7:30-8:45 PM||Tibetan Singing Bowls|
Sunday, October 29
|7:00-8:00 AM||Morning Hatha Yoga|
|9:30-10:30 AM||Walking Meditation|
|10:30-11:00 AM||Free time|
|11:30 AM-12:00 PM||Q&A|
|1:00 PM||Checkout and Departure|
Anna Winkler has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1989, when she certified with the Sivananda Yoga Organization, in both India and Canada. She served as a volunteer staff member there for 6 years, assisting in Yoga Teacher Training courses and modeling for 2 yoga books, among other things. Anna has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1997 (with Eddie Stern and other authorized teachers), and teaching Ashtanga since 2002. She has been studying and practicing Iyengar Yoga at Studio Yoga in Madison, NJ since 2007, where she received her second 500-hour teaching certificate. Anna teaches an Alignment Based Hatha Yoga class.…
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Kati has been involved with the healing arts for many years. She holds various certifications including Hatha Yoga Instructor, Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Ayurveda, Healing Touch, Reiki, and Sound Healing. She completed her 200 hour Yoga certification in 2009 and continued her certifications with Yoga for Scoliosis, Principles of Restorative Yoga and Cancer Survivor Teacher Training. As her practice has developed, her appreciation has grown for the subtler qualities of yoga, including the spiritual aspects and stress management. Kati met Master Teacher Suren Shreshta in 2007 and advanced her knowledge of sound healing. She is currently one of the Certified Teachers…
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John Henderson has studied Buddhist philosophy and practiced meditation for nearly 30 years. Since 2003 he has been a senior student of the Dharmakaya Center’s founder, Rimay master Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche. John has applied the teachings in his professional life as a serial entrepreneur, leading both healthcare and real estate businesses, and as board member of numerous not-for-profit organizations in the Northeast. He has been teaching at the Center since it opened in 2017. COMMENTS FROM FORMER STUDENTS “John models the attributes that I am always working on developing. Graciousness, patience, compassion. It’s one thing to teach it, another…
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Debra Bernath is a massage therapist, Qigong Meridian Therapist (QMT), and Reflexologist. Her studies and practice of Qigong began in 1995. She was certified in Reflexology in 2005 and Massage in 2007. She continually expands her knowledge of bodywork and massage and integrates this into all her sessions, especially “Qi” otherwise known as Vital Energy. She also offers Tao of Medical Qigong (Energy Healing), which is used for deep healing through the transfer of “Vital Energy” or “Qi” from the therapist. Debra is Board Certified in Reflexology through the ARCB which requires 200 hours of training.She has taught reflexology at Pacific College…
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