The Form of Emptiness: a Five-Day Retreat with Jonathan Austman

Join us this fall for another silent retreat with Jonathan Austman, September 30th to October 4th, 2015, at Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre, Beausejour, MB (less than an hour outside Winnipeg).  Meditation, yoga and dharma talks will be led by Jonathan, and I will be cooking yummy Ayurvedic food!  Space is limited, so register early at Yoga Public’s website.  If you have questions, you can email Jonathan at jonathan(at)yogapublic(dot)com.

Cost (includes program, room/campsite, food): single room – $580.00+GST; camping – $500.00+GST

Daily Schedule:

Wed, Sept 30
2:00-3:30pm Check in
3:30-5:00pm Yoga
5:30-6:30pm Supper
7:00-9:00pm Orientation, Sitting/walking review, Talk (Silence begins at 7:30pm)
9:30pm Lights out

Thurs, Fri, Sat, Oct, 1-3
6:30-7:00am Tea
7:00-8:00am Sit/walk
8:15-9:30am Yoga
9:30-11:00am Breakfast/rest
11:00am-1:00pm Sit/walk
1:00-3:00pm Lunch/rest
3:00-5:00pm Sit/walk
5:00-7:000pm Supper/rest
7:00-9:00pm Sit/Talk
9:30pm Lights out

Sun, Oct 4
6:30-7:00am Tea
7:00-8:00am Sit/walk
8:15-9:30am Yoga
9:30-11:00am Breakfast/rest
11:00am-1:00pmSit/walk
1:00-3:00pm Lunch/closing (Silence ends at 1:30pm)

Hope you can join us!

BOLO!

The wheel of time keeps turning, and despite the blanket of snow outside, spring is coming!  At this time of year, I love seeing the neighbourhood squirrels become more active as the days get longer – with their biological clocks tuned into the rhythms of nature, they become more lively with increasing daylight and the coming warmth.  Sometimes in the busyness of urban life we forget that we too are the same way; luckily yoga and its related practices remind us of our true nature.  To welcome the seasonal change, we will be doing a Kirtan at Yoga Public on the Spring Equinox, Friday March 20th (7-9 pm, $10).  As usual, my better half David Quiring will be accompanying my harmonium with his djembe.  “Bolo” is the Sanskrit word for “chant/proclaim” – so please join us to do just that!

Kirtan at Yoga Public, Mar 20th