Workshops & Retreats


All programs qualify for Prajna Yoga Training credits (up to 16 hrs) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).





Yoga, Zen and the Art of Letting Go
Green Gulch Farm
Marin, CA
Sept 29-Oct. 1, 2017 (Friday 4pm-Sunday 1pm)
A rich and spacious experience awaits us when we quiet the noise and stress of our habitual thinking and the myriad ways we harbor physical tension. We can then become curious and explore an inner space of acceptance and connection with things as they are. In this retreat our yoga practices will involve both dynamic and restorative poses, combined with breath work, with an emphasis on gaining sensory awareness and embodied presence. We will slow down and allow the body/mind to be a vehicle through which to develop intuition and openness to possibility.
Fee: $180; $162 current SFZC members; $144 limited income. Some partial scholarships available. Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations.

Taking the Backward Step: A Day of Yoga and Zen
Green Gulch Farm
Marin, CA
Djuna Mascall and Zen teacher Nancy Petrin
Saturday November 11, 2017
Autumn is nature’s time to turn inward; leaves fall and energy returns to roots. Amidst the demands of daily life we can become stuck in constant outward growth. Our view may narrow and body movements become confined, as if fixating on a single star while failing to see the vastness of the night sky. In a day of mindful yoga and Zen practice we will study our perpetual forward movement and explore what it means to “take the backward step”; allow our breath to expand, our bodies to unwind, and our awareness to widen. In doing so, we nourish our own roots. We will dance with the innate presence available in every moment and return home nourished with a fresh perspective and rejuvenated spirit.