Awakening the Heart Meditation Retreat with Craig Holliday
Join Craig for a 3-day nonresidential weekend meditation retreat in beautiful Carbondale, Colorado on January 18 – 20, 2019. Carbondale is located just 30 miles outside of Aspen, Colorado.
Each day Craig will offer periods of Satsang along with guided, silent and walking meditations. Come and explore what it means to be both fully human and fully Divine. Too often in life, we find ourselves lost in pain and confusion; retreat is a time to let go of it all and reconnect with the depth of one’s True Nature. Let us together meet in this space of Truth, Love and Freedom and discover what we have always known — that what we are in the depth of our being is Awake, Aware, Radiant Love. Join us for this powerful retreat time and give yourself the gift of opening your heart to True Love and Freedom.
We will be meeting each day at the Kiva, the spiritual center of the Peace Garden at True Nature Healing Arts, and a sacred gathering space for ceremonies, rituals, and events.
Sliding Scale: $250 – $350 per person
Scholarships available for request: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dates & Times:
Friday, January 18: 6 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, January 19: 9 am – 8 pm
Sunday, January 20: 9 am – 4 pm
What To Pack/Bring:
Welcome to Colorado in the wintertime! Bring warm clothes and plan on wearing layers as it can be warm during the day in the sun and much cooler at night. Keep an eye on the weather forecast before you travel. Warm winter footwear and socks is a must as well 🙂 If the weather is nice we will go out for some walking meditations. You can also bring with you a yoga mat and a reusable water bottle.
Dining & Refreshments
Tea will be served on Friday evening. Saturday and Sunday we’ll have hot tea and coffee available.
There is a Cafe on-site with delicious salads, hot soup, rice and an entree available for purchase. There are also numerous places within walking distance to go eat during lunch and dinner breaks. You can also bring your own meal.
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 Divinity 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.
Yoga and Psychology:
The practice of yoga and meditation 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 meditation cushion.
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.
Vast Spacious Awareness: 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. Craig will offer mindfulness instructions for creating space and finding peace within through connecting with stillness beyond mind and emotion.
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.
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.
About Craig Holliday
Craig Holliday is a gifted Meditation and Spiritual Teacher trained in both the Yogic and Buddhist traditions, a founding member of the Association of Professional Spiritual Teachers and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) offering mindfulness-based therapy and nondual therapy. Craig travels frequently offering Nondual Meditation Workshops, Retreats, an Satsang. Craig presents on spiritual topics at the Science and Nonduality Conference, yoga festivals, churches, and dharma centers. He is the author of Fully Human Fully Divine and has been featured on the popular YouTube channel Buddha at the Gas Pump. His work is dedicated to the discovery of our innate Divinity, and the expansion of compassionate action on the planet. He works in a way that addresses our everyday suffering as a doorway to our inherent freedom, empowerment and as a catalyst for social change. He meets with individuals locally at his office in Durango, Colorado and online from around the world on Skype.