Meditation Intensive – April 2024

Discovering a Path to the Ground of Being

Saturday, April 20, 2024

10:00am-1:00pm Pacific Time

In-Person ~ Private Studio, Greenbank, Whidbey Island

“Many people think that it is the function of a spiritual teaching to provide answers to life’s biggest questions, but actually the opposite is true. The primary task of any good spiritual teaching is not to answer your questions, but to question your answers. For it is your conscious and unconscious assumptions and beliefs that distort your perception and cause you to see separation and division where there is actually only unity and completeness.” ~ Adyashanti

This student-inspired gathering will offer an opportunity to explore meditation in more depth and discover what resonates for you. We’ll interweave gentle asana and breathing techniques to support the body. And we’ll take a playful approach with guided meditations to prepare for sitting in silence together, simply opening to a spacious ground within. 

Yoga asana led me to meditation, which has been my central practice for over 40 years. Meditation is a reliable companion that helps me integrate discomfort and feeling overwhelmed, has taught me to be still and present to reconnect with what is essential, softens and deepens relationships, and affirms the natural impulse of life to create and renew itself continuously.

My generous teachers and the teachings point the way and provide the map. But the journey is a personal one and can only be understood through experiencing the terrain and walking the path over and over . . . Counter to what I thought about meditation, there is nothing to stop, nothing to manipulate, or contrive nothing to add or subtract to become better, complete, and whole. 

Instead I have found that meditation is the discovery of the dimension of consciousness that isn’t a mental representation of anything. It is a direct experience of the vast context or screen behind thoughts, feelings, and sensations. And the fascinating paradox is that attending to the arising and subsiding of thoughts, feelings, and sensations leads to experiencing this complete and interconnected essence of the fabric of life. It’s a precious gift. We simply open to it.

About Me:

I teach yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda as awareness practices, paths of inquiry that lead to greater sensitivity, tolerance, understanding, and transformation. This approach is informed by forty years’ of practice and study, synthesizing my professional training in psychology, movement, and health science with these wisdom practices.

I currently live in Seattle, where I teach online classes, intensives, and regularly see clients for one-on-one consultations, online and in-person.  For seventeen years, I was the steward of The Yoga Lodge, a teaching and retreat destination on Whidbey Island.

Payment Options:

I offer 3-tiered Sliding Scale Payment Options based on your current financial status. 

  • $75 regular level
  • $65 discounted level
  • $55 supported level

Choose the level that is best for you now.

  • Regular: This is the cost that I would charge all students in the absence of a sliding scale. If you choose a level below this tier, you are receiving a discount. This level of payment is for you if you have access to financial security and spend little time worried about securing necessities.
  • Discounted: This level of payment is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying at this level may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create a hardship.
  • Supported: This is for those who struggle to meet basic needs such as housing, food, child care, health care, etc. Paying above this level would be a significant hardship. If this level is still prohibitive, please contact me regarding a scholarship.

Your payment is your registration. You will receive an email confirmation including the address.

Payment Options

Sliding Scale

Cancellation Policy:

$25 of your payment is an administration fee. The remainder of your payment can be refunded for cancellation through April 13, 2024. There will be no refunds after April 13, 2024 unless we can fill your space with another participant from the waitlist. If we cancel the retreat for any reason, your payment will be refunded in full.