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September 12: Introduction to Yoga

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Have you been interested in doing yoga but thought you had to be flexible and strong?   No flexibility required; all ages and body types welcome!

This two-hour introduction to yoga is intended as an entry point for those who are brand new to yoga or for those with some experience who want to spend time on the foundations of yoga practice.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • increased strength and flexibility
  • improved balance
  • stress reduction and lower blood pressure
  • increased energy
  • connection with body, mind, and spirit

You’ll be introduced to the basics of yoga, including the fundamentals of alignment, breathing and mindfulness in foundational yoga postures, as well as some basic yogic philosophy. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothing.

Please join Sheila Lazier as she offers this Introduction to Yoga.  Sheila has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has her 200-hour yoga-teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, and has a M.S. in Adult Education.

Date:  September 12, 2015girl in easy pose on grass

Time:  10am – 12 noon

Where:  Bede’s Conference Room

Cost:  Free

Register:  Call 918.245.2734 or email us at osageforest@gmail.com

October 15-18, The Process of Forgiveness: Centering Prayer Retreat

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“God’s first language is silence.  Everything else is translation.”                           Thomas Keating

This retreat is designed for those with experience in Centering Prayer and interested in deepening their spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community.

The retreat will consist of periods of centering prayer, daily Communion Service and Lectio Divina, private meetings with spiritual directors and ample free time for reflection and walking the meditative grounds of Osage Forest of Peace.

Sandy Guancial will facilitate this retreat.  She is a long time practitioner of Centering Prayer, has led many workshops and is area coordinator for the Dallas / Ft. Worth chapter of Contemplative Outreach.

Date: October 15-18, 2015

Time: Thursday evening beginning at 4:30pm (includes supper), through Sunday 1pm (includes brunch)

Cost:  Total cost for retreat, cabin, and meals:  Single occupancy cabin $350; Double, $275 each.  $35 non-refundable deposit requested.

Register:  Email osageforest@gmail.com or call 918.245.2734

 

September 19th: Zazenkai (Day of Zen) with Tulsa Zen Sangha

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You are welcome to join us for a simple day of silence.  The day consists of sitting meditation, an hour break for mindfulness practice (walk, rest or Zen chores), a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by the Forest of Peace, and chanting at the end of the day.

Tulsa Zen Sangha Zazenkai_11_16_13Time:  *9am – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30am to register.) 

Location:  Chapel

Suggested Donation:  $30, payable to Osage Forest of Peace

*Sunrise meditation starts at 6:30am followed by a light breakfast at 8am.

Registration:  Call Paula Day to register:  918/798-1297.  Beginners are welcome.

 

 

September 18-20: Mindfulness in Motion~A Contemplative Retreat for Runners & Walkers

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Mindfulness in Motion  is a 3-day contemplative  retreat for runners and walkers designed to cultivate physical and mental balance through the thoughtful application of mindfulness.  Our intent is to help provide context, techniques and opportunities for participants to develop their own contemplative running/walking style and to deepen their personal internal awareness and understanding. Context and techniques will be provided through a series of presentations and talks to discuss contemplative theory, practices and application.

Opportunities to put practice in action will be offered by the following: 1.) Mid-day distance run on a rolling 13+, 6+ and 3+ mile road route 2.) Evening trail run adjacent to Keystone Lake State Park 3.) Onsite short (1.25 mile) trail loop 4.) Onsite labyrinth 5.) Onsite silent meditation and prayer 6.) Yoga and physical recovery assistance.

When:   September 18, 19 and 20th 

Time:   Starts September 18th, Friday evening 5:00pm Closes September 20th, Sunday by 10:00am

Where:   On the grounds of the Osage Forest of Peace

 Cost:   The 3-day retreat is $250. This price includes 2 nights lodging, meals, presentations, 13+, 6+ and 3+ mile run, night-time trail run and all amenities of the Osage Forest of Peace.  A $35 non-refundable deposit reserves your cabin.

Registration:   Please send an email to our Registration Coordinator at osageforest@gmail.com or visit our PayPal registration page.

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