“We may have plenty of knowledge of books, but very few have direct experience of anything.” – J. Krishnamurti
In this 3-day retreat, you will have the opportunity to fully engage in yoga and self-inquiry in a reflective and sharing atmosphere. You will explore the coordination of movement with breath to bring attention to the subtle movements of the body, breath, and mind through yoga. We will also listen to Krishnamurti on subjects such as relationship, self-inquiry, and meditation.
So often, when we come together to explore life through the lens of Krishnamurti’s teachings, we do so in group dialogue settings. The majority of our programming is centered around this dialogue format, giving groups the opportunity to delve deeply into a topic. Yet there are many who prefer to explore together in other ways.
You’ll explore the connection between mind, body, and life, through yoga and dialogue. This is an opportunity to examine Krishnamurti’s works through a refreshed lens as one engages the body and brings the full self into the inquiry. These programs are not about somehow understanding Krishnamurti more deeply through the practice of yoga. Instead, they are about utilizing the practice to come into the body and begin to pay attention to it. When the body is tuned into, there is a quality of awareness and attentiveness that is brought to the inquiry. This kind of attention can bring about a unique sense of openness and connection.
There will be daily yoga practices, a hike in the surrounding mountains, silent sittings, vegetarian meals, and open discussions. This program is facilitated by Francesca Michelle Gold, Yoga Therapist and E-RYT 500, who has had deep and lifelong contact with the work of J. Krishnamurti and received her teaching certifications through the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy and Loyola Marymount University. She describes her teaching style as observation based, mindful, and meditative.
When we come together and practice yoga, we explore the coordination of movement with breath. We turn our attention more deeply inward to pay attention to the subtle movements of the body, breath, and mind. We listen to Krishnamurti on subjects such as sensitivity, relationship, meditation, intelligence, and transformation. And we sit together to explore these subjects through dialogue.
“Yoga means skill in action, not merely the practice of certain exercises which are necessary to keep the body healthy, strong, sensitive… Skill in action demands great sensitivity of the body, a lightness of the body…”
-Flight of the Eagle Chapter 3, London 4th Public Talk 23rd (March 1969)