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The Circle of the Way: Zen Practice and Yoga
August 26 - September 1| 1400€ FOR DOUBLE PERSONALISED LUXURY (DPL) | 1290€ with PERSONALISED HEALING PACKAGE: 1 Holistic/ Ayurvedic Massage PLUS 1 Private Consultation
The Circle of the Way: Zen Practice and Yoga
Finding Stillness and Vitality in the Center of our Life
with Zen Teachers
Rev. Shinchi Linda Galijan & Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain
of San Francisco Zen Center
and Yoga Teacher Vivi Letsou
Join long time Zen teachers Linda and Greg for a week of daily morning Zen Meditation, lectures on finding the stillness and vitality through connecting with these qualities inwardly, and one-on-one practice discussions (dokusan) with both. Linda combines a compassionate approach and her psychologist background in her teaching and dokusan sessions, while Greg makes Zen come alive in each one of us with his uplifting sense of humor, zest for life, and authentic sense of interconnectedness. Yoga practice with Vivi will help revive our bodies, shake off any rustiness from our muscles and joints, and have a great sense of aliveness. Daily swimming, delicious vegetarian meals, and awesome company will have us feeling that we never want to leave the Circle of the Way ever again.
Retreat Cost (6 nights)
Double Room: 1,200€
Triple Room: 1,090€
Dormitory: 990€ (4 people per room)
What is included:
Accommodations, Yoga Practice, Morning Tea, Brunch and Dinner.
♦ Transportation from Athens or Kalamata Airport
♦ Ride to the beach: 10€/round trip per day
♦ Luxury Air-Conditioned Van
PERSONALISED HEALING PACKAGE FOR ALL STANDARD ROOMS: 200€
This package includes 1 Holistic/ Ayurvedic Massage PLUS 1 Private Consultation with the retreat teacher or with our health therapist.
PLUS 1 Private Consultation with the retreat teacher or with our health therapist.
BIO OF THE TEACHERS
Rev. Shinchi Linda Galijan and Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain
Rev. Shinchi Linda Galijan and Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain are ordained priests and teachers in the Soto Zen Buddhist lineage of Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francisco Zen Center. They received dharma transmission (full authorization as Zen teachers) in 2012 from Sojun Mel Weitsman, Suzuki Roshi’s disciple and Abbot of Berkeley Zen Center. Greg and Linda are married, and are resident teachers of SFZC.
Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D., was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 2004. She has been a professional musician, a massage therapist, and a licensed clinical psychologist, and has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She is currently President of San Francisco Zen Center, after being Director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the oldest and largest Zen training monastery outside of Asia, located in the mountains east of Big Sur, California.
For the past eight years, Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain has been serving as Tanto (Head of Practice) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Greg first began studying Zen at San Francisco Zen Center in 1975, and has been training closely with Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi for over 20 years. He was ordained as a priest in 2002. In addition to his monastic practice at Tassajara, Greg has also served in San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center Temple for four years as Treasurer/CFO of Zen Center, among other positions, during which time he was engaged in Buddhist pastoral outreach and weekly leadership of the Zen Buddhist program at San Quentin State Prison.
Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Director of NYSY Studios, Co-founder of Zen Rocks, and Avocado Vegetarian Café, Certified Teacher Yoga Alliance 500 hours, Certified Teacher BASIPilates™, Creator of Abhaya Yoga
Vivi is a strong and charismatic Yoga Teacher and Teachers’ Educator. Through her journey of teaching Yoga, practicing Zen, making films in California for 20 years, and then building the vibrant NYSY Academy for Yoga & Pilates and co-founding the well-loved Avocado Vegetarian Café in Athens, she has been able to find a way of Yoga practice that makes us strong in all levels and helps us to triumph even amidst difficult challenges.
Having taught in the traditions of Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa Yoga, Vivi has created Abhaya Yoga -a style that combines dynamic alignment based asana, with an empowering philosophy rooted in Tantra and on the Buddhist path of compassion for all beings. With passion and enthusiasm, Vivi shares this incredible Abhaya Yoga journey with friends who are ready.
Zen Rocks is the culmination of Vivi and Eraj’s vision to create an environment that fosters growth, healing, community, and positive life shifts. She invites friends and students to enjoy their stay at Zen Rocks and embark on their unique journey of deep healing and personal transformation.
When you are ready for POSITIVE CHANGE, your life will CHANGE POSITIVELY!