Kum Nye, Fall Semester
weekly classes in the Yurt Temple with Don McGinnis
September 12 through November 14, 2018.
Preregistration is recommended. $150 for ten sessions. Attend the free introductory night September 12, and bring a friend.
*$100 for the first five people to register!!!
Kum Nye: Fall Retreat/Workshop
Releasing the Residues from the Past, Creating Clarity
Are you craving more clarity, presence and positive focus for your life?
Do you feel bogged down and overwhelmed?
In our current world, time and space seem to collapse around us. We don’t have the time to do what we need to do let alone what we’d love to do. We don’t seem to have the inner space to clearly see what is happening, to find our bearings, and to move in a positive direction.
Our antidote is to take on even more in the hope that the ‘one more thing’ will finally liberate us.
Inwardly, we have capacity to open up time and space, clear out the residues of the past, and create a more powerful and positive direction for our lives.
It is these residues–undigested, unprocessed energy, strong attachments or aversions, projects to be completed, stories we tell and retell ourselves, conflicts with others–that rob us of the simple spaciousness and timelessness of our true nature.
Over the course of this weekend you will:
Learn how to create and maintain inner stillness, spaciousness and peace.
Dissolve the residues that weigh you down.
Attune to your positive focus and purpose.
Establish a calm presence and openness to life.
At it’s most basic level, Kum Nye is a mindfulness practice of the body, alternating movement and stillness.
Movement activates energy in the channels, nadis or meridians, and meditative quiet allows spacious awareness to open energies. How we specifically hold a position, or move, opens specific channels, so this aspect of practice is worth developing.
However, as we refine our approach, we will be exploring the following areas.
During the practice of Kum Nye, we are in the process of developing:
Our attitude and approach
Our contact with experience
This type of exploration can be a process of precision, possibly more important than precise movements during practice.
I’m going to share my own experience with this kind of development, not as an authority, but as a fellow traveller learning from practice and experience over time.
As we study and practice Kum Nye (and Kum Nye involves both an understanding of what we are doing and direct experience) we might feel as if we are juggling, integrating several skills in concert, while at other times, an emphasis on one area at a time is helpful.
When I teach, I’ll often focus a lesson around a single principle, so that students can ultimately develop the experience of the principle. But simultaneously, we’re integrating an array of other skills too. Because it is body-mind learning, once we have it, we don’t need to instruct ourselves. It’s present for us.
I might add that the practice itself develops our view, our approach and our ability to contact experience with growing confidence.
Click here for the link to Register for the retreat.
*Contact Don for information about the class and the fall retreat.
*Contact Savita for information on accommodations for the retreat.
For Amrit Dhara Ayurveda, please contact:
Savita Leah Young,
132 Bullock Creek Rd
Salt Spring Island.
BC V8K 2T3
An Osho inspired meditation to unwind oneself from the grips of the the world and deepen connection to the Divine.
~ Email Chaya@npgcable.com for course info and registration.
~ Email Ram Spring Wellness@gmail.com for discounted accommodation rates for this extended program.
April 21-May 11, 2017.
Our beloved Eagle Woman Sweat lodge leader, Ashleigh Burns introduces the island to her teacher, Penny Allport, bringing women together in a body centred format, to explore inquiry, sacred circle and dreamtime “where sensuous contact with both the grace and grit of life is deepened”.
Contact Ashleigh for program information and registration. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Savita at Ram Spring Wellness for accommodations.
April 14-16, 2017.
Quadra Island lends us these beautiful sound healers to bring a deeper connection to our inner Self, enhancing all of life around us.
March 19, 2017
We are blessed to have Sarah Grace, RCST return to melt our bodies, sync our minds and uplift our Souls.
Registration is limited to 18 participants.
with program questions.
Contact RamSpringWellness@gmail.com to register.
Feb 24/25, 2017.
Join us February 26, 3-5pm for dances and chai.
with Laurie Steffler, and our beloved musicians –
Usha, Neil, Adam and Elvira
Heart nurturing will
likely definitely occur.
No experience is necessary. A by donation event.
Feb 26, 2017.
January 1, 2017.
New Year’s in Stillness
Salt Spring Island Satsang
Sun Jan 1, 2017 ~ 730-930pm
Ram Spring Wellness Sanctuary
443 Upper Ganges Road
Everyone welcome, no registration necessary
Suggested Donation ~ $15- 20, but no one turned away for a lack of funds.
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