Tassajara Zen Retreat

Loving the Mountains: The Zen of Hiking and Yoga in the Majestic Tassajara Mountains

with Ann Averbach and Shundo David Haye

May 31 – June 3, 2016 (Tuesday-Friday)

This journey is a unique opportunity to combine Tassajara’s favorite activities: meditation, yoga, and hiking as a way to fully nourish yourself, be embodied, heal, and explore.

Take your meditation off the cushion and into the mountains.  Hike with mindfulness in the well-loved trails around Tassajara. This retreat is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the healing beauty of the wilderness and take time to meditate, study, and live the Zen teachings of being deeply connected with our environment.  Using the Mountain and Rivers Sutra as our inspiration, our yoga journey will be one of deeply connecting with breath, body, and the earth.  Using Yoga Ceremony, we will honor the elements and the earth, create space to reconnect, heal deeply, and learn to weave ceremonial space into our daily routines. Come with an open heart and mind!

Ann Averbach

Ann Averbach

DiviniTree Founder / Yoga Instructor

Founder of Divinitree yoga Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, Ann has spent the last 15 years committed to learning and teaching yoga in its many diverse forms all around the world. From the Himalayas to the Amazon and from Fiji to Kenya, Ann has been harvesting seeds of wisdom and weaving together a tapestry of transformational tools into her life and teachings.
Shundo David Haye

Shundo David Haye

Zen Monk

Shundo David Haye began his practice in 2000 and lived at City Center and Tassajara for 15 years. He was ordained as a priest in 2009, served as shuso (head monk) at Tassajara in fall 2012, and performed a number of the traditional temple administrator roles at Tassajara and City Center. He likes to be outside, either riding a bike or taking photographs; his photography is a mainstay of Zen Center publications, and can be seen at shundophoto.tumblr.com.  He also writes a blog about practice: shundo.wordpress.com.