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Oct
6
Sat
Daylong Retreat: Finding the Heart of Peacefulness
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Who are those people that weather life’s storms with a sense of grace and strength? What inner calm do they have, and how can the rest of us find it?

This retreat will let you enjoy a day of deep-seated peacefulness, and show you how to retain its clarity and gentleness out in the real world.

Together we will explore the nature of discontent and the remedy of equanimity.

This is a silent retreat, in the manner of formal Vipassana practice. Participants will maintain noble silence throughout the day, including the lunch period. The rare occasion to spend a day free from outside influences and ordinary distractions is a gift in itself.

FORMAT

Instruction, guided and silent seated meditation, walking meditation, discussion

LEVEL

Best for meditators with at least 3 months of experience.

PAYMENT

$65 if registered and paid before Sunday, September 30th

$75 after Monday, October 1st

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door IF you have  RSVP’d through Meetup.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

RSVP’s are required. No drop-ins the morning of Oct. 6th.

To reserve your spot, RSVP on Meetup.

If you are unable to RSVP through Meetup, email Cierra.

NOTE

Important details will be emailed to participants the week of the retreat. You must RSVP in order to receive this information.

A light vegetarian lunch is provided. You may bring a brown bag lunch if you prefer. The silent meal period is part of the retreat – all participants will stay on-site for lunch.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

 

 

 

Cierra McNamara is the founder of Mayu. She has been leading weekly meditation classes in Denver since 2010. Her teaching style is relaxed and personable, blending warmth, humor, and a deep reverence for contemplative practice.

Oct
16
Tue
Evening Retreat
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Let yourself settle into a long practice period without the need to take an entire day off. These monthly sessions are mini retreats, the ideal way to hone your meditation skills as you develop more mental stability and patience.

Ideal for intermediate meditators preparing for half- or full-day retreat, and advanced meditators wanting an extended sit with instruction. Guided meditations are light – the majority of the evening is silent practice.

The 2.5 hour evening includes

  • Orientation and Teaching – 30 min.
  • Seated Meditation – 40 min.
  • Walking Meditation – 10 min.
  • Seated Meditation – 40 min.
  • Walking Meditation – 10 min.
  • Q&A, Discussion – 20 min.

 

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Best for meditators with at least 3 months of experience.

PAYMENT

$25

Mayu Co-op Members: $20

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome. You MUST arrive by 6:15 to pay and settle in.

NOTE

Session begins promptly at 6:30. No late entry. No early exit.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Nov
3
Sat
Dying Strong: Writing & Mindfulness Retreat
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Dying Strong: Preparing for a Good Death
Writing & Mindfulness Retreat

 

Give yourself the gift of a one-day retreat dedicated to making peace with your inevitable death.  This workshop will help you guide someone, or yourself, through the process of making friends with death, so that you can die with your chin up, heart brave, and have all your stuff together (or help someone to do the same) But don’t worry, it’s not only about death – it’s also about how to “use death as your advisor” for living a good and happy life.

This will be a safe, warm space full of introspection, restorative/meditative yoga practices, and writing. By the end of the workshop, we hope you’ll know….

~what you want done with your body

~what sort of ceremony would best honor your life

~what words, sounds, tastes, and smells you’d like near you at your death

~what your death mantra will be

~Practical things, such as Advance Directives

~and most of all, what a good death looks like for you.

 

FORMAT

Guided Writing, Discussion, Restorative Yoga, Meditation

LEVEL

Open to everyone regardless of age, health, writing, or yoga/meditation experience.

PAYMENT

$320 if paid before Oct. 8th – Includes copy of book and all instruction.

$350 if paid after Oct. 8th 

Payment through PayPal belle, venmo, or check accepted.

Email: novaloverroyoga@gmail.com

RSVP

Pre-registration recommended. Registration at the door if space is available.

NOTE

Please bring journal, or notebook, pen, soft eye cover, loose comfortable clothing that you can move and relax in, pillow (if desired for yoga nidra), and yoga mat.

Snacks/tea will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch to share on break (or you can purchase food nearby) and a sealable container for water or other beverages.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Nov
27
Tue
Evening Retreat
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Let yourself settle into a long practice period without the need to take an entire day off. These monthly sessions are mini retreats, the ideal way to hone your meditation skills as you develop more mental stability and patience.

Ideal for intermediate meditators preparing for half- or full-day retreat, and advanced meditators wanting an extended sit with instruction. Guided meditations are light – the majority of the evening is silent practice.

The 2.5 hour evening includes

  • Orientation and Teaching – 30 min.
  • Seated Meditation – 40 min.
  • Walking Meditation – 10 min.
  • Seated Meditation – 40 min.
  • Walking Meditation – 10 min.
  • Q&A, Discussion – 20 min.

 

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Best for meditators with at least 3 months of experience.

PAYMENT

$25

Mayu Co-op Members: $20

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome. You MUST arrive by 6:15 to pay and settle in.

NOTE

Session begins promptly at 6:30. No late entry. No early exit.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.