The retreat is located at the beautiful Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island, and you can enjoy over 7 hours of practice with plenty of time to wander, read, write, nap, get a massage, lounge or simply be. Yoga and surf retreat with Chelle Swierz and Nicole Tsong at Baja Zen: Explore, Restore & Break Through! Open to anyone, this year's retreat focuses on bringing our heart into our discipline and then extending that to others. The meditative and contemplative tradition of Shambhala comes to us from the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.


Shambhala International (Vajradhatu), Shambhala, Shambhala Meditation Center, Shambhala Training, Shambhala Center and Way of Shambhala are registered service marks of Shambhala USA". The program includes daily meditation practice, relative silence, one-bowl meals, work periods, quiet time, walks, talks, and chanting in the Shambhala tradition. The Shambhala vision of the basic goodness of ourselves and our society is the inspiration for our practice and daily life at this retreat. Come practice and explore aspects of the sixth chakra: wisdom, intuition, clear seeing and meditation.


We will spend 24 hours in silence during this retreat, which can be quite a powerful practice to slow down and take the time to truly be with ourselves, learn about ourselves and find that quiet place inside where our wisest voice lives.
This retreat will include both movement and meditation, and is appropriate for both beginning and experienced yoga and meditation students.



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