Silent Retreats are a journey intimately understand what meditation is and to feel the amazing inner transformation that it brings. During this three day retreat, we introduce the depth of the Spiritual Heart, that place in you that you’ve been longing to return to since your journey in this human form began. If you’ve ever felt a tugging sensation of “more” or “deeper”, this is the pointer you’ve been craving. Our practices come from a variety of traditions, including esoteric Christianity, Sufism, Buddhism, Taoism, Tantra and Yoga. All religious backgrounds and faiths are very welcome in the Spiritual Heart! The atmosphere will be one of love and strong spiritual support. No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary as this retreat is designed for beginner and advanced meditators alike.
Using techniques from these vast, mystical traditions and Hridaya Yoga, we’ll learn how to create the best conditions for meditation including cultivating awareness, mental concentration, meditation techniques based on opening to the Heart and how to apply these techniques in daily life. The last day will include practical and concrete integration steps like how to create a home practice and maintain an open heart off the mat. Hridaya Yoga is distinct from other practices as it engages not only the physical body but the entire being. Postures are performed with awareness, turning physical practice into blissful meditation.
This retreat will be held at a beautiful lake front property in Gig Harbor. Guests can enjoy walking meditation on the beach and the quiet atmosphere of nature. We ask all guests to maintain this silence throughout the retreat, including no electronics, music, phones, books or other distractions. If you’ve yet to experience this intimacy of silence, you will never forget what a gateway it is toward living the life you really want and connecting with the peace that constantly surrounds us. The deep intention of this journey is to bring more love, presence and trust into your daily life. I hope you’ll join us for this special weekend dedicated to Hridaya, the Spiritual Heart.
When – Sunday, Oct 21 at 9am to Tuesday, Oct 23 at 3pm. You’re welcome to arrive Saturday night and have a little more time to settle in and slow down in our retreat house.
Where – Gig Harbor, WA. Directions will be provided after registration.
Cost – Sliding Scale $399-499 (as able) includes accommodations, vegetarian food and the full retreat program. Payments can be sent via PayPal to [email protected] or via Venmo @KarissaGrace-Bryant. Payment Plans are welcome. Please contact Grace to arrange other details.
Your Host – Grace has been a whole life educator for the past 13 years, integrating drama, music, movement, meditation and yoga, mindful living, creative play, teamwork, conscious collaboration and leadership. Her Yogic path began in 2005 when her sister dragged her to a Yoga class in Federal Way. She fell in love with savasana and came back just for relaxation.
In 2007, she was inspired to start teaching informally and since then has studied and taught in 6 countries and devoted her entire life to the journey of awakening. Grace recently completed the Hridaya Teacher Training in Mexico and is beyond grateful to have received the teachings of Advaita Tantra and the Spiritual Heart. She believes these teachings can transform the consciousness of anyone who practices them sincerely. Through Yoga, she has found a deep sense of peace and trust, and hopes toshare this in her teachings. More information can be found at her website, www.bewholebehappy.co