Deep in our hearts, we all yearn for inner peace and happiness. We want to be contented in our lives. The good news is that we can be. It occurs when we see into the truth of who we are. When we penetrate through the layers of our personality into the core of our being our search for happiness ends. Standing on the truth, we know profound inner peace. It is extraordinary to discover that everything we have ever wanted is already here. We are not a mistake and nothing is missing. We are complete as we are.
In our daily lives we inevitably get caught up in the business of routine tasks. We don't take the time to listen to the voice of the inner life. For this reason it is truly invaluable to set aside sacred time for reflection and rest.
During the yoga retreat we immerse ourselves in transformative yoga practices. We discover for ourselves their healing power. Once we experience their benefits we are also more likely to take the practices into our daily lives. To facilitate openness we move the body with flowing yoga postures. To quiet the mind we focus on relaxing breath, to open our minds we meditate, to see into the workings of the mind we do journal writing and creative yoga art. To give ourselves rest we follow a balanced schedule of meditation, physical yoga sessions, yogic teachings, journal writing, walking, and periods of rest.