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Your mind blocks the free flow of life by saying, “This is how things must and should be.” Letting go releases you from this insistent grip, and when you let go, new forms of reality and joy can enter.
— Deepak Chopra

Autumn Renewal
Join Sherri Baptiste for this well-paced and fun weekend at the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center — Restore your body, mind and spirit with a perfect balance of relaxation, practice, challenge and renewal.

is an inspirational yoga teacher at the forefront of yoga training in America. Sherri comes from a lineage of master teachers, the daughter of two of America’s yoga pioneers Magaña and Walt Baptiste, who established yoga on the West Coast. Sherri is the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga and offers yoga classes, workshops, retreats, teachers training, and both national and international yoga vacations.

“Baptiste, as you would expect from her background, is an excellent teacher. Her instructions and guidance are both physically exact and spiritually uplifting.”
— Yoga Journal 2003

When November 4-6, 2005
Friday 3 PM–Sunday 2 PM
Where Green Gulch Zen Center
Marin County, California
Cost $495. Includes all accommodations,
meals and retreat — 3 days / 2 nights.

Space limited to 35 people.
Per person double/triple occupancy. $150 deposit required to hold your space, refundable until 9/22 (less $75 cancellation fee).
No refunds thereafter.
Remaining balance due 9/25.

Call 888.804.9642
Online registration

    in the octagonal Green Gulch guest house constructed with traditional Japanese joinery methods.
  • MEALS …
    delicious natural food…vegetarian including dairy and eggs, ingredients mostly grown on the farm will be mindfully prepared by Zen Center residents.
    Mt. Tamalpais is a source of re-creation in the most literal sense of health, clarity, stillness and beauty. The forces of nature are powerfully magnetic in this private place and this experience in nature will be deeply spiritual.
    Read more about Larry Payne and his yoga teachings
    for serenity, strength and beauty. You will be skillfully and gently guided through each practice, with ongoing modifications, and encouraged to work at your own level of ability.
    there are many benefits from this natural process, bringing peace of mind, strengthening the body’s immune system, slowing biologic aging processes, awakening regenerative energies, balancing the nervous system, and enhancing creative powers.
    periods of silence and contemplation, orientation to Zen practice and morning meditation with Zen monks.

Spaces fill quickly — reserve now!

Special Guest Yoga Teacher
Larry Payne

During this Baptiste Green Gulch Retreat Larry Payne, Ph.D. will share his knowledge of how to use ancient Yoga postures for treating dozens of common ailments. Offering tips, wisdom and practices on the holistic qualities and research into the science of Yoga. His sessions will support the retreat participants in their understanding, knowledge and practice, while enhancing their chances of disease prevention through increased circulation, strength, flexibility, and concentration.

Larry Payne, Ph.D. is an internationally prominent teacher, author of Yoga for Dummies,Yoga Rx and workshop leader on Yoga and back care. He founded the Samata Yoga Center in Los Angeles in 1981, is the co-founder of the Yoga Program at UCLA Medical School and is currently Director of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Dr. Payne holds a Doctorate and Masters Degrees in fitness education with emphasis in Hatha Yoga from Pacific Western University.

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