Copper Beech Institute
West Hartford, Connecticut

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Jan 08 2021 - Jan 10 2021


5:00 pm - 1:00 pm


$250, plus accommodations

Finding Your Ground

Finding Your Ground: A Weekend Vipassana and Embodied Wisdom Retreat

Location: Copper Beech Institute 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107  -> Map

Starts: January 08, 2021 05:00 PM

Ends: January 10, 2021 01:00 PM

In the midst of grief and loss, how do we find a sense of steadiness, balance, and hope? In this weekend retreat, we’ll explore ways to find our ground again through wisdom and heart practices, and embodied wisdom practices to root the nervous system and discover stillness. Each day will include periods of gentle guided yoga; seated, walking, standing, and lying-down meditation instruction and practice, and dharma reflections and discussion.

We will learn and explore the practice Vipassana meditation through the four postures of sitting, standing, walking, and lying down. We will move towards cultivating a more kind and loving relationship to our bodies through embodied wisdom practices that are rooted in trauma-informed and accessibility practices. We’ll explore regulating the nervous system through using all of the sense doors that are accessible to us. We’ll develop how to have an understanding of how to liberate the heart and mind, to live a life with more ease. We will leave this retreat with an understanding of how, to carry these practices into our daily lives.

This retreat will be held in noble silence during the morning practice periods, opening up into relational practices in the afternoons. Noble silence and the five precepts for ethical conduct (protecting life, generosity, mindful of speech, protecting the sexuality of self and others, and freeing ourselves of intoxicants that cloud the heart and mind), will be observed to support this practice-based weekend. This retreat is open to folks at all levels and will culminate with a sense of connection to ourselves and each other. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move and sit in.

Tuition: $250, plus accommodations.

Accommodation options:
Commuter – $100
Private Room, Hall Bath – $225
Private Room, Private Bath – $500