The Depth of Our Longing: Advent Yoga Silent Retreat

November 25, 2011 - November 27, 2011
West ParkNY

The Depth of Our Longing: Advent Yoga Silent Retreat

Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27

Led by Carolyn Bluemele

Isaiah gives full expression to our deep longing for God that arises when we are sensitive to the troubles of the world and our lives. He calls out: “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence—“

Come, take refuge and pray. Enter the healing power of monastic rhythm each day. Integrate body and spirit in worship: aligning body and breath through yoga postures and praying the body through posture sequences to sung prayers; sitting in guided and silent meditation; chanting the psalms with the monks and Taizé chants in the beautiful chapel.

These practices, by waking us up and bringing us into harmony with our own humanity and embodiment, can help us let God answer our longing with the shattering power of innocence and vulnerability in the incarnate Christ child.

Some previous experience with yoga is recommended but not required. The postures and sequences can be modified to accommodate anyone.

Please bring a symbol of your intention for the retreat to place on a prayer table in the practice room.

Carolyn Bluemle has taught yoga since 1989 and is Iyengar certified. She has led numerous retreats at Holy Cross and workshops in the Sacred Circles program at the Washington National Cathedral. She holds a Masters in ancient Greek philosophy from UC Berkeley and has enjoyed many years as a dancer. Through the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and Taizé chant she has renewed her Christian faith. Her teaching, precise and enthusiastic, with humor and compassion, reflects her deep experience of yoga as prayer.

Fee: $240, Deposit: $80

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