Join us for a five day yoga and meditation retreat in the majestic mountains of Huaraz, Peru where we will explore how to access and develop a grounded sense of inner well- being, a more available and open space of mindful awareness, and deeper insight into how to better overcome mental and emotional habits that cause us unnecessary suffering.
Ana Velasco will be leading daily yoga and pranayama classes focused on healing and strengthening the body and Scott Tusa will be leading daily meditation classes and dharma talks focused on balancing the energy body and developing a calm and clear mind. There will be delicious organic food, and plenty of time to relax, enjoy nature, and unwind. This is a rare opportunity to learn from highly qualified yoga and meditation teachers while experiencing the beauty of Peru's Andean mountains.
The retreat will be held in Cuesta Serena Boutique Hotel, located in Anta. The hotel is perfectly suited for yoga and meditation, allowing us to delve further with ourselves and leave behind distractions.
This five-day retreat will be held in partial silence, with each day divided into sessions of practice and instruction. The focus will be on the Barchey Künsel ngöndro liturgy from the Chokling Tersar, however the teaching and practice sessions will be applicable to anyone’s dharma practice as they will cover major Buddhist themes in depth. The instructions will also be applicable to any ngöndro liturgy within the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. So all are welcome!
I will be assisting on this iBme teen retreat. Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is a nonprofit with a home office based in Concord, Massachusetts. Throughout North America and the UK, they offer in-depth mindfulness programming for youth and the parents and professionals who support them. Their curriculum guides teens and young adults in their development of self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision making, empowering them to apply these essentials skills to their lives and communities.
"To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body." – Shunryu Suzuki (Zen Monk)
Meditation happens in both the body and the mind. Yet in our quest for more mental and spiritual clarity, we often leave the body behind. This unconscious habit makes it difficult to develop a connection to deeper states of meditative awareness that are required for us to progress along the spiritual path.
In this seven day mindfulness retreat we will dive deep into modalities directed at helping you move your practice from a conceptual top-down (disembodied) approach to a non-conceptual integration of body-mind awareness. Through the calm and clear presence we will cultivate in our embodied awareness practices we will develop the ground to allow deeper facets of the spiritual journey to unfold. Evening Dharma talks will support the theme of our daily meditations and provide guidance on how to better overcome mental and emotional habits that cause unnecessary suffering.
Each meditation practice and Dharma talk will be directed to making a lasting, meaningful impact on your practice. Retreatants will be invited to sign-up for a one-to-one check-in with Scott during the retreat to help deepen individual insights and clarify challenges that may arise in the practice sessions. In support of our practice we will also be observing noble silence during the retreat.
Costs and location to be determined. Please contact Scott directly if you would like more information.