Join Craig for a 3-day nonresidential weekend meditation retreat in beautiful Durango, Colorado on August 17-19, 2018. Each day Craig will offer 3 periods of Satsang along with guided, silent and walking meditations. All meetings and meditations will be held at the serene T. Chase McPherson Memorial Chapel (Fort Lewis College.) Please bring your open heart and desire to more fully investigate the depth of your True Nature. All are welcome.

Cost: $250 per person. Accommodations and full meals are extra. Refreshments will be provided during the retreat events.
What to bring: Sunscreen, sun hat, light rain jacket, yoga mat, reusable water bottle
Local Hotels: Holiday Inn, DoubleTree, Marriott, Comfort Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn & Suites

Preview of Retreat Topics

Mindfulness in the morning:
Beginners mindfulness meditation instructions, followed by a 30-minute guided meditation.
Experience the vastness of your sky like mind which is naturally present when we step out of the habitual egocentric mind and into the space of awake, aware presence.   Join us for a short Dharma talk, mindfulness instructions for creating space and finding peace within and a mindfulness meditation practice.

Awakening Kundalini Guided Meditation:Join Craig for a journey through the seven major Chakra centers. Each center contains a unique aspect of our true nature.  It is through awakening ourselves to these centers that we discover the secret of Yoga. Often, these centers are veiled by our unconsciousness, ignorance or confusion. It is through bringing a vibrant awareness into each center that the chakras begin to open and shine their beauty into the world.  Come experience greater vitality, bliss, freedom, love and strength.  Craig will offer a Dharma talk followed by guided meditation.

Yoga and Psychology:
The practice of yoga has the power to open us to greater aspects of our Divinity and True Nature. Yet this journey is often a path of walking through unconscious realms within ourselves. Sometimes the very practice of asana and meditation gently unlocks and releases old wounds, pains, and traumas.   Yet most yogis are not adequately trained in working with our psychology. Together let us examine how we work with unresolved pain, trauma, addiction, childhood wounds, anxiety and depression as it arises on or off our yoga mat.

Beyond working with our human self, Yoga also has the power to awaken us to our Divine nature which can be just as confusing or disorienting as our human nature.  A powerful asana or meditation practice begins to open us to a wide range of powerful awakening experiences.  Sometimes these experiences can be overwhelming or disorienting to our psychology.   In the past, yoga was a secret teaching, handed down from teacher to disciple within the supportive container of the ashram.   But with millions practicing yoga across the world and often lacking the day to day guidance of a teacher, it is important to have a substantial understanding of how as yogis we work with both our human psychology and powerful experiences which arise through the practice of asana and meditation.

Satsang of the Heart:
Satsang is an opportunity to meet in the presence of our True Nature.  It is a time to contemplate and reflect upon how our yoga practice can fully manifest in our everyday lives.

It is a space for us to investigate deep spiritual questions such as: How do I experience bliss, freedom, and joy in the midst of my everyday life? How do I apply the teachings of Yoga to my relationships, my career or family life?Who am I, beyond my habitual mind and ever changing emotional nature? What really is Enlightenment or Awakening?  What is in my heart and how to I know the true voice of my heart?  What is true love?  How do I work with my busy mind and painful emotions? Satsang is a time to begin to know and directly experience our true nature and to examine how our humanity veils this Divinity which we are.  Join us for a Dharma talk, short meditation and time for question and response, and sharing.

The Yoga of Letting Go:
Experience a deep Shavasana inspired space of letting go.  Let your body, mind, heart and soul fully let go into a nurturing silence.  Feel the naturalness of surrender.  Too often in life, we hold onto that which does not serve us.  We struggle with anxiety in our hearts and minds. We carry pain which wants only to be released or forgiven.  We find ourselves addicted to technology or busyness.  Now is a time to simply relax, let go of the heaviness of life and be here now.  Discover a nurturing presence within the space of the heart which is available when we simply let go of that which does not serve us and open into our True Divine Nature.

Retreat Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, August 17
12:00 – 2:00 pm: Opening Satsang
– 1 hour break –
2:00 – 5:00 pm: Afternoon Meditation (Periods: Walking, Silent, Guided, Gentle Yoga)
– 2 hour break for dinner –
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Evening Satsang

Saturday, August 18
8:30 – 10:00 am: Morning Meditation (Periods: Walking, Silent, Guided, Gentle Yoga)
– 30 minute break –
10:30 – 12:00 pm: Morning Satsang
– 90 minute break for lunch –
1:30 – 3:30 pm: Afternoon Meditation (Periods: Walking, Silent, Guided, Gentle Yoga)
– 30 minute break –
4:00 – 5:30 pm: Afternoon Satsang
– 2 hour break for dinner –
7:30 – 9:30 pm: Evening Meditation (Periods: Walking, Silent, Guided, Gentle Yoga)

Sunday, August 19
8:30 – 10:00 am: Morning Meditation (Periods: Walking, Silent, Guided, Gentle Yoga)
– 30 minute break –
10:30 – 12:00 pm: Closing Satsang