at St. Luke's Episcopal, (6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814)
Every Breath is Sacred
Breathing Techniques That Can Enhance Your Meditation Practice
With Jonathan Foust and Guest Teacher, Larissa Carlson
Larissa Hall Carlson is former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, co-creator of Yoga Journal's Ayurveda 101 training and lead director of advanced yoga teacher trainings.
Modern science is catching up with the wisdom of ancient traditions.
How you breathe intimately impacts not only how you feel but how awake you are to the fullness of your life.
In this daylong retreat, you’ll learn essential breathing techniques that can enhance and deepen your experience in meditation and deep relaxation. These practices can also be valuable tools when you encounter physical pain, emotional turbulence and mental agitation.
For many years Jonathan Foust and Larissa Carlson taught a professional training program training teachers how to instruct these powerful techniques. They are excited to share them with you in this daylong intensive format.
In this retreat you’ll learn essential breathing techniques that:
- Cultivate concentration, calm and centeredness
- Energize and stimulate your nervous system
- Dramatically generate inner balance and steadiness
- Assist you in deep relaxation and letting go
This retreat is intensive in nature, but no prior experience in meditation is required.
Come with an open mind, open heart and an intention to explore through direct experience in a group setting.
This venue accessible for those with mobility impairments.
Retreat manager: Bonnie Riley Porter
IMCW Retreats and Workshops
IMCW retreats and workshops offer instruction in Buddhist meditation and talks on the awakening of our natural insight, love and wisdom. While the meditation practices derive from the Buddhist tradition, they are universal in orientation and address spiritual themes of concern to all contemplative traditions.
A workshop is not primarily silent (talking may be allowed during breaks and lunch) and may be focused on a special topic, such as applying meditation to relationships, emotional healing or physical well-being. Workshops may include a variety of formats, including different reflections and exercises and the sharing of experiences.
Our daylongs open for registration 12 weeks in advance.
Fees: Base $75, Mid $85, Sponsor $95
The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).
Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please click the "Contact Us" button below before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.
IMCW Refund Policy: $35 of the registration fee is non-refundable. If you contact the retreat manager by clicking the "Contact Us" button below three weeks before the event, the balance of your registration will be refunded. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks. If you cancel less than three weeks before your retreat begins, your full payment is forfeited.