Loving the Mountains: The Zen of Hiking and Yoga in the Majestic Tassajara Mountains
Ann Averbach & Shundo David Haye
A good level of physical fitness is required to enjoy the hikes of 4-6 miles on rugged and often steep wilderness trails.
A unique opportunity to combine 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 is the founder of DiviniTree Yoga Studios in Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara and the creator of Yoga Ceremony and Gypsy Yoga Flow. Her classes are deeply tied with a love for the earth. Ann has been teaching for over 15 years and leads retreats worldwide.
Shundo David Haye began practicing in 2000 and lived at SFZC for 15 years. Ordained as a priest in 2009, he served as shuso (head monk) in 2012 and has served in numerous traditional temple administrator roles at Tassajara and City Center. He loves to be in the outdoors—usually either riding a bike or taking photographs.