Moving into Meditation: Mindful Yoga and Embodied Meditation

A Daylong Retreat with Anne Cushman

Saturday March 19, 2016 – CANCELED

10:00am – 4:30pm

Santa Monica


Nourish and balance your body, heart, and mind while learning practical skills for staying grounded, present, spacious and connected.  We’ll move through an integrated flow of mindful yoga postures; breath awareness and cultivation practices; seated, walking, standing and reclining meditation; and dharma reflections.  Each gentle yoga sequence will focus on a particular skill or quality of being that can support you in going deeper in your meditation.  You’ll gather tools that will help you:

  • Stay grounded and centered even when life gets crazy
  • Relax and refresh your nervous system
  • Access your intuitive wisdom
  • Connect with the felt sense of your body and breath
  • Calm a restless mind or energize a dull one
  • Cultivate the elements of a stable, fluid, and comfortable meditation posture

Beginning and experienced students welcome.  The day will begin with “social silence” but will include time to ask questions and share discoveries.

Sliding Scale: $35-$75 for the workshop plus dana to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less. Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

$100 Plus Monthly Supporters attend for no reg fee. Please CLICK HERE for more info on our Monthly Supporter program.

Anne Cushman is the co-director of Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation training.  She teaches mindful yoga and embodied meditation retreats both nationally and online.  She’s the author of the novel Enlightenment for Idiots; the spiritual India travel guide, From Here to Nirvana, and Moving Into Meditation, a mindfulness course for yoga practitioners.  Her essays on yoga, meditation and daily life are widely published.  A practitioner of both Buddhist meditation and yoga since the early 80s, she is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program and is currently completing the Spirit Rock/IMS four-year dharma teacher training.  She is the grateful mother of a 15 year old son, Skye.  For more information, go to

This daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Santa Monica Center.