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NOTE: All Young Adult Rates and Scholarship funds for this retreat have been allocated.
If you meet the prerequisite, and are interested and need financial assistance, we may have a work exchange available.
"Oh wondrous creatures,
by what strange miracle
do you so often not smile?"
Hafiz, Sufi poet
This retreat combines the traditional practices of mindfulness meditation and yoga to help us explore and embody the mysteries of being alive and human. During our time together, periods of meditation will alternate with yoga, allowing the techniques to support each other and create a sense of mind-body connection, vitality and well-being.
The retreat will also feature an exploration of Buddhist and Yogic philosophy, as well as plenty of poetry and good humor. There will also be ample time for discussion, as well as attention to individual challenges. The retreat is appropriate for both experienced and beginning students of either mindfulness meditation or yoga.
Spirit Rock extends a special invitation to young adults (age 18-26) who wish to attend this retreat at a rate of $25 per night, on a first come, first serve basis.
Supported by the ongoing generosity of our sangha, we have begun construction on our lower campus for a permanent Community Hall and support buildings. Our upper campus, where your residential retreat occurs, is not part of the construction. Please refer to the Construction Map for the location of construction relative to the Retreat Hall.
While some ambient machinery sound may travel, it will not be continuous or nearby. Construction will take place during business work hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm) and on some Saturdays. We look forward to supporting your practice here at Spirit Rock.
**UWH = upper Walking Hall = This retreat is designed as a smaller and more intimate retreat and as such, it is held in the upper Walking Hall. This hall is located at the top of a flight of stairs adjacent to the main meditation hall. It is not accessible by wheelchair or scooter. If you have mobility limitations such that you cannot climb a flight of stairs, this retreat is not appropriate for you. Please call the registration department for more details BEFORE you register for this retreat if you have concerns related to accessibility to the upper Walking Hall.
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Also remember that the cost above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Fee is for room and board. Teaching and staffing of the retreats is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Retreat FAQ.