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3 pairs of women and an observer practicing somatic yoga
  • Commuter – $470.00
  • Private Room: Single – $710.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,310.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $870.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,530.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 12 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, May 14, 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor RoadCragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact:
retreats@dharmakayacenter.org
845.640.4593

Check-in Time: 3 pm - 6 pm

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Program Price: Prices include 3 meals per day and use of all campus facilities.

  • Commuter – $470
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $710
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $655
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $870
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $765

Wisdom of the Body

With Gena Rho

May 12 - 14, 2023

A Weekend of Somatic Movement and Yoga

RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER

It is possible to move in and through the world with freedom, ease and joy. The wisdom of our bodies often lies dormant in our unconscious, while our consciousness or awareness is held in tension or pain. Through somatic movement and yoga, we will spend this weekend waking up to the renewed possibility of sensing; we will transform physical restriction, tension, and stress into physical freedom.

“I was so thrilled with the sense of community, compassion and peaceful energy that came out of the group, the teachers and the environment.”

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People practicing somatic yoga

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Everything we expose ourselves to, either by choice or default, impacts our nervous system. Our challenge is to stay with ourselves in balance, in joy, and in line with who we are. Somatic movement delves into the unconscious, and reminds us of the potential for freedom, primarily in the body.

Within our somatic awareness lies intuition, creativity, and the ability to return to our most functional and free selves. When our perception shifts, our experience in the world follows. Even the most subtle movement can remind us of our capacity to improve in all we do.

  • Learn a gentle yet powerful somatic movement to feel your best
  • Understand the power you have for self-healing and for calming your nervous system
  • Gain a new perspective on your body-brain connection
  • Improve function and efficiency of movement
  • Benefit from guided moving meditation
  • Enhance your yoga with somatic awareness

The somatic perspective is an experience of our physical self from within. Through gentle moving meditations, somatic explorations, and yoga, we will learn and apply a profoundly effective method to rebalance, stay with our selves, and find freedom from physical tension and pain.

People on a lawn in the sunshine

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Interactive somatic movement sessions with question and answer periods
  • Guided moving meditations and yoga
  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
  • Extensive library of dharma books

 

OPEN TO ALL

There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.

 

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, May 12

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:15-9:00 PM Welcome and introduction
Movement
Meditation

Saturday, May 13

8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:15-11:45 AM Somatic movement practice
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
2:00-4:30 PM Somatics and yoga session
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Fireside gathering and sharing

Sunday, May 14

8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Somatics and yoga practice
Closing Circle
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure

 

Teacher

Gena Rho
Gena is an educator, dancer, yogini, and certified Clinical Somatic Educator. Her private Somatic Movement practice is based in Maplewood, NJ, where she helps clients of all ages find freedom in their bodies. Gena teaches Somatic Movement, functional movement, and yoga classes and leads retreats. Her primary somatic training has been with Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics, a neuroscience-based somatic modality in the tradition of Thomas Hanna. Gena is currently a lead trainer with Essential Somatics. She has been an adjunct professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Gena’s career as a modern dancer included performing…
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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

Privacy Policy

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved