BODY PRAYER
in the 
Dance of the Trinity



November 24-26, 2006 
(Weekend after Thanksgiving)
Holy Cross Monastery  
www.holycrossmonastery.com
On the Hudson River NY
$200 for the weekend 
Includes program, room, and board.



Yoga Sequences
Chanting with the Monks 
Mindful Walking by the River
Walking the Outdoor Labyrinth


Come experience body prayer as a way to open and integrate our bodies, minds, and spirits in Christian worship to create a quiet home for the mind to rest in meditation.

We will pray through the body to deepen our devotion and explore the mystery of the triune nature of God's love, presence, and being.  We will learn sequences of poses to songs, including the Breastplate of St. Patrick.  This prayer celebraters the dance of the Trinity in all creation:
 God Before Us, God Beside Us, and God Within Us 
in the ordinary, daily routine of the present moment.




All levels of experience and ability with yoga are welcome.
Those with no yoga experience:
 
Come find out how opening your body can help to deepen your spirit and connection with God.  The sequences can be modified to accommodate anyone.
Those who have practiced yoga for years:  
Come find ways to connect your love of yoga with your Christian Spirituality. You will have a chance to slow down to the deepest rhythms of your breath and body.
Limited to 27 particpants.

WHAT TO BRING
All participants are invited  to bring something meaningful to place on the prayer table in the practice room.  A personal offering will give more focus to our practice.  
If you have a sticky mat and a meditation cushion, please bring them with you.


Carolyn Bluemle,
teaching yoga since 1989 and Iyengar certified, teaches at Unity Woods Yoga Center and in the Sacred Circles program at the Washington National Cathedral.  During her doctoral studies at UC Berkeley, she cultivated and honed her analytical skills.  Years as a dancer inspired her love of movement and appreciation of the rhythms and poetry of the body.  Through the healing practices of yoga, meditation, and Taize chant, she has returned to her Christian roots with joy and compassion.  Her teaching, precise and enthusiastic, reflects her deep experience of yoga as prayer.

Holy Cross Monastery, nestled on twenty-six magnificent acres on the banks of the Hudson River, is home to an open-hearted Episcopal Benedictine community.  A beautiful place to enter a time of prayer, reflection, renewal, and recreation.


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