I wanted to let you know that I will be teaching a workshop in conjunction with a meditation teacher at the end of January. Here are the details; and I want to add that I am expecting this to be a wonderfully relaxing weekend...the food at the lodge is outstanding and lovingly prepared.
Can you imagine a weekend of meditation and knitting, good company and good food in the snowy Catskill Mountains?
I hope to see you there.
at Sky Lake Lodge
"Knitting as a Peaceful Act"
Elaine Yuen: Shambhala Meditation Instructor
Karin Maag-Tanchak: knitting teacher and designer
January 30 through February 1, 2009
Fri, Jan 30 evening; Sat, Jan 31, 9am-9pm; Sun, Feb 1, 9am-2pm
Part of what makes knitting so appealing is the way it enables us to slow down. By focusing our mind on the yarn and needles we find ourselves more relaxed and at the same time more present.
This program will serve as an exploration and deepening of the natural mindfulness inherent in knitting. Instruction will also be given in simple yet profound mindfulness/awareness meditation technique, suitable for beginning meditators.
The last few months have been an upsetting time, whether we were directly affected by current events, or not. This workshop is designed to help us slow down and let go of some of the anxiety or stress we may have felt; to help us become accepting and grateful for what we have; and through the act of peaceful, mindful knitting, look beyond our own lives, towards others.
Our project will be making afghan squares using a variety of stitch patterns; some of these will be assembled into a blanket to be donated to a local shelter. Please bring a great variety of leftover yarns and needles! Each participant will receive a specially prepared booklet of patterns and instructions to use and take home.
Light yoga and various sensory appreciation exercises will be offered, plus ample periods of knitting time.
$200 Commuter Rate (includes program, lunches on Sat & Sun, dinner on Sat)
$250 Lodging Rate (includes above, Fri & Sat lodging and night lodging and breakfasts)
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Sky Lake is just 2 hours north of Manhattan in the Mid-Hudson River Valley
and easily accessible by regional bus.
Sky Lake, 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12474, 845 658-8556