In yoga we seek to find suitable grounding and remain aware of the transitions we make through shifting poses, all the while keeping the breath alive and vital in our practice. So too in meditation we must stay grounded while being open to our changing experience, perhaps anchored by the sensations of the breath. For this weekend retreat we will blend the approaches of yoga and meditation to reach a deeper expression of each. All the while cultivating both inner and outer awareness.
The retreat leaders, Molly (Schlangen) Thomas and Dharmachari Satyada, appreciate the chance to work together to bring these opportunities for the integration of mind and body to the community. Please join us for this rejuvenating weekend of yoga, meditation, vegan/vegetarian food and community!
Molly (Schlangen) Thomas is the owner/director of Inspired Yoga (formerly Awakening Grace Yoga) and a 500-hour Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor. She has been teaching yoga since 2006 and finds this to be her true dharma. She has found the practice of yoga to be a journey for healing and personal growth; “We start where we are, and allow yoga to transform”. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in the areas of community & mental health, sports rehabilitation, school health and is currently on the nursing faculty at NHTI. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Molly brings her love of people and the practice to her classes and workshops where she invites the class to discover and live the balance of stillness, movement, breath and meditation … connecting body, mind & spirit.
Satyada’s name was given to him at the time of his ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order and translates in English as “a giver of truth” or “one who gives the true Dharma”. He lives the teachings of the historical Buddha with sincerity and conviction. He teaches from his heart. As Chair of the Aryaloka Board of Directors he leads the Aryaloka community not only as a talented administrator but also as a mindful and compassionate Buddhist, familiar with facing all the spiritual challenges of life. Through his outreach work in prisons, his teaching at Aryaloka, and his many friendships, he exemplifies his name to all those touched by the Aryaloka community.
Safety: *Please note that this retreat was posted in January and that our covid related policies may change as the retreat approaches.*
How are we coming together safely?
- We are requiring that all in-person participants be fully vaccinated vs Covid-19, including a booster, and will ask for a photo or scan of vaccination cards.
- Please plan on taking a covid-19 rapid test on the day of the event. A negative rapid test is required for entry.
- Masks are optional unless otherwise stated.
- If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you do not attend.
- We have installed new air purifiers with virus-destroying technology!
- We will have the same few people working in the kitchen.
- We will practice social distancing in the shrine room.
- There will be some new cleaning and sanitation protocols.
- There will be one-person per bedroom unless already sharing a household.
- The retreat population will be limited.
*Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about how we’re coming together.
At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means.
The Event Rate is our actual fee for the event. It is for people paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford occasional or regular leisure expenses such as dining out. Any payment above the advertised fee is a tax-deductible donation.
The Mid-Level Reduced Rate is for those who are paying their mortgage or rent, though experience a consistent tightness in budget that makes extras like leisure activities or unexpected expenses difficult or impossible.
The Base-Level Reduced Rate is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.
Those whose circumstances are not included above can email the office to make other arrangements. email@example.com
14 Heartwood Circle
Newmarket, NH 03857