Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center - Muir Beach, California
February 3, 2019
Set your intention for 2019 at Green Gulch Farm, part of the San Francisco Zen Center. Also known as the Green Dragon Temple, this beautiful site is a practicing Buddhist Zen center throughout much of the year. On February 3, 2019, Green Gulch will open its doors to Pradeep and friends for a day of mindfulness and yoga to awaken the spirit of kindness and compassion.
9:00 - 11:30 Vinyasa Power Flow. The morning session will be a strong and sweaty flow in typical Pradeep style (unlikely that it will end promptly at 11:30)
12:15 - 3:30 Lunch and Free Time. We will join the greater Green Gulch community for a delicious organic and vegetarian lunch.
After lunch, you will have time to stroll down to the beach, hike the headlands, or enjoy the onsite working farm and lush gardens. For those of you green-thumbed yogis among us, there is also a nursery selling plants and seedlings if you are interested. Muir Beach is an easy 15-20 minute walk along a flat dirt path. Be sure to bring a blanket and sunhat, or sweaters, depending on the weather and potential coastal fog.
3:30 - 5:30 Steady Flow. Our afternoon session will be a somewhat gentler vinyasa, and we will close our day with a short meditation and chanting.
One-day Price: $140 per person. Includes yoga, meditation, lunch and parking. Due to the intimate space, this retreat is strictly limited to 35 participants, and it will fill on a first come, first served basis. Payment is non-refundable, but transferable.
Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
What to Bring:
yoga mat (although mats will be available),
shoes for walking to the beach,
a change of yoga clothes for the afternoon session - we will sweat in the morning!
some cash to tip the kitchen staff or to buy fresh bread from the bakery.
Getting to Green Gulch
Please consider carpooling with other retreat participants to Green Gulch. Driving directions are available online at maps.google.com. Cell phone service is spotty over the last few miles of Highway 1. If you are unfamiliar with the area, please print a map. It is approximately a 50-minute drive from the East Bay, and a little less from San Francisco.
Take Highway 101 to the Highway 1/Stinson Beach exit.
Turn left at the Arco station onto Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway).
Follow the green signs for Highway 1/Stinson Beach.
After 2.5 miles the road forks - bear left and down towards Muir Beach.
Continue on for 2 miles. Make a sharp left into the driveway at the large wooden "Zen Center/Green Gulch Farm/Wheelwright Center" sign. (If you find yourself at Muir Beach and the Pelican Inn, you've gone too far. Turn around and go back up the hill. We're on the right, about 1/2 mile up.)
For more information about Green Gulch Zen Center and other programs available there, please visit their website.