Saturday, June 5, 2021
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

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This is an online event on Zoom. Once registered a link is sent with the call in information.  

Anne Cushman 


Anne Cushman is the author of the memoir The Mama Sutra: A Story of Love, Loss, and the Path of Motherhood; the novel Enlightenment for Idiots, named by Booklist as one of the top ten first novels of its year; the mindful yoga manifesto Moving Into Meditation; and the India pilgrimage guidebook From Here to Nirvana. Her personal essays on spiritual practice in daily life have been widely published in venues that include the  New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, O: The Oprah Magazine, and  Lion’s Roar.  She is the mentoring director for the international Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program; a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center; and a former editor for both Yoga Journal and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.



Anne Cushman

Moving Into Meditation: Embodied Mindfulness Half-Day Retreat 

Online via Zoom: 8 am-12 pm PT; optional additional teachers’ session 12:30-1:30 pm

Slow down, reconnect with the wisdom of your body, and return home to your heart through meditation in movement and in stillness. Includes optional additional session for mindfulness/mindful yoga teachers and teachers-in-training. 

Theme and focus for each month’s Moving Into Meditation half-day retreat will be announced approximately one month before the session and will be tailored to meet the emerging needs and interests of our community.

Every Moving Into Meditation Half-Day Retreat includes:

*a nourishing, embodied exploration of a dharma/yoga theme

*Gentle guided meditation-in-motion--accessible to all bodies and primarily drawn from the yoga tradition—with an emphasis on increasing sensitivity, grounding and settling the nervous system, and unwinding the patterns of tension that can impede our capacity to relax into open presence

*breath and energy practices that cultivate and support relaxed and awake attention

*mindfulness meditation guidance and practice (sitting, standing, and lying down)

*dharma reflections and conversation

*open time for rest, walking, or tea

*an optional additional session for mindfulness/mindful yoga teachers and teachers-in-training to explore bringing these practices into their own teaching

Sliding Scale Practice Sessions only: 

$55 or

$45 or


Sliding Scale with optional Teacher’s Session:

$75 or

$65 or



Refund Policy: A full refund minus PayPal or any bank fees is available when notice is given by email at least 72 hours before start of event.


8:00 am--9:30 am PT: Session 1

9:30 am--10:30 am PT: Rest * Walk * Tea * Be

10: 30 am—12:00 pm PT: Session 2


12:30 pm- 1:30 pm PT: Optional Additional Teacher’s Session