Join Cyndi Lee, founder of OM yoga, as you embark on a journey to invite your body and mind back into balance. With humor, depth, and authenticity, Cyndi will guide you in combining physical yoga and Buddhist mindfulness, bringing ancient wisdom alive and making it relevant to the realities of contemporary life.
Through yoga practice, you will explore how alignment, breathing, balancing, stretching, and strengthening provide the ideal opportunity to apply the Buddhist meditation techniques of watching your mind, recognizing your habits, and opening your heart. Four dharma talks with sitting and walking meditations will help cultivate awareness and compassion – aspects of practice that help our minds become unbiased, wakeful, and connected.
This powerful union of yoga and Buddhism offers a recipe for awakening, enlivening, and transforming the energy of our bodies and minds in a way that carries into our lives off the yoga mat and meditation cushion. It becomes a way of living that infuses the daily adventures, encounters, and relationships of our lives with the energy of practice.
Each of the four sessions offer a dharma talk, meditation practice and asana practices, including restorative and action sessions.
18 NCBTMB CE Credits available for massage therapists.
Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s OM yoga Center (1998-2012) she now teaches yoga, meditation and resiliency workshops worldwide.
She is author of Yoga Body Buddha Mind, May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications including Yoga Journal, Real Simple and Lion’s Roar.
Cyndi is a formally trained Buddhist Chaplain under the guidance of Roshi Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center. Her root guru is the Tibetan master, Gelek Rimpoche. She has been teaching yoga for 40 years. Visit cyndilee.com to view her on-line classes, courses, and trainings, as well as IRL teaching activities.
3:00 – 6:00pm: Check-in
6:00 – 7:00pm: Dinner
7:05 – 7:20pm: Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (Dining Hall)
8:00 – 9:15pm: Program Session
7:30 – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am – 12:30pm: Program Session
12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:30pm: Free Time*
3:30 – 6:00pm: Program Session
6:00 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30 – 8:30pm: Satsang (optional)
7:30 – 9:30am: Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30am: Program Session
11:00am: Check-out (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00pm: Lunch is included in your stay this day!
*Free time to enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, pottery, spa treatments, or simply unwind with a book whilst admiring the vastness of the mountain range
Date & Time
Starts: May 18, 2018 07:00 PM
Ends: May 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Starting at $513
Includes room, meals & tuition