SEASON # 9!!!!!
Yoga & Rock Climbing Day Retreats
Summer 2015
w/ Colleen Breeckner & Professional Climbing Guide’s from High Xposure

Investment: $185 (this includes park entrance fee, climbing, lunch.

Peter’s Skill Area
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
New Paltz, NY 12561

Time: 9:30-5 (approx.)

Yoga & Rock Climbing Day Retreat Dates:

July 12, 19 & 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23

The High Xposure guides have undergone extensive training and teach regularly to people of all ages and ability.
No experience in climbing is necessary, our guides regularly introduce people to the sport of rock climbing. This will be a top-rope climb in the range of 5:5 – 5:8 at the Shawangunk range near New Paltz, NY

All levels are welcome!

*PLEASE NOTE* weekend dates will be made available, weekend rates are a bit more $$

**Private group adventures can also be arranged with a minimum of 4 people per group. Group rates vary depending on peak or off-peak (weekday).

For more information -or- to register please contact Colleen at:

(m) 917-696-3571

Many of the people I contact on a daily basis are striving to make a difference in the world. I have had the great blessing of working within a community of well intentioned people seeking to make transformations both inwardly and externally.

I feel overwhelmed with the forces that work to undermine the efforts of the green movement. In my view these forces include marketing strategists co-opting the Yoga community and turning it into another commodity to buy, use and dispose. The only solution for ecologically minded people is to be a better consumer -buy organic, buy solar panels, buy certain brands, turn off lights, cut water usage, buy a hybrid, recycle the things you buy. All of these things, while admirable, are still falling under the model of consumption. Clearly this is not enough. Better consumption practices only address the surface and do not affect the kind of change truly needed to support future generations.

Therefore, my dear friend Cassandra Purdy and I have been developing a program in collaboration with Whole System Design to re-empower people by steering them toward a lifestyle of green regeneration. Gaia Weaving, is a program designed to equip each individual with the skills and knowledge to tap into their own wellspring, this includes; growing and making herbal medicines, healing and avoiding illness through the nutritive power of food and herbs, affecting social change through non-purchasing power, planting designing and developing a multi-storied landscape of nutrition rich food in your backyard and enabling those who want to get off the grid with the skills and community to live a life free from dependency, if they so choose. This program is offered as either a relaxing informative retreat experience or a certification program.
For those who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise Gaia Weaving will continue in five sequential levels. Upon completion of all five levels enrollees will receive a Gaia Weaving 100 hr. immersion certificate which can be applied toward the 300 hr. Lila Tandava Yoga TT 500 RYT certification. A 200 hr. certification is required to receive this advanced certification.

Walt Whitman


Whoever you are, I fear you are walking the walks of dreams,

I fear these supposed realities are to melt from under your feet 

 and hands, 

even now your features, joys, speech, house, trade, manners, 

         troubles, follies, costume, crimes, dissipate away from you, 

your true soul and body appear before me,

they stand forth out of affairs, out of commerce, shops, work, 
         farms, clothes, the house, buying, selling, eating, drinking, 

  suffering, dying. 

whoever you are, now I place my hand upon you, that you be my 


I whisper with my lips close to your ear,

I have loved many women and men, but iIlove none better than 


O’ I have been dilatory and dumb,

I should have made my way straight to you long ago,

I should have blabb’d nothing but you, I should have chanted 

        nothing but you. 

I will leave all and come and make the hymns of you,

none has understood you, but I understand you,

none has done justice to you, you have not done justice to your-


none but has found you imperfect, I only find no imperfection in 


none but would subordinate you, I only am he who will never 

     consent to subordinate you, 

I only am he who places over you no master, owner, better, God, 

  beyond what waits intrinsically in yourself


– Walt Whitman


Summer Vibration~ Yoga, Philosophy, Drumming with Colleen Breeckner & Christopher Tompkins
SEPTEMBER 1st, 2013 4-7 pm
Hampton’s Yoga & Healing Arts, Westhampton Beach, NY
“There can be no separation in the state of vibration, for this universe is comprised of the flowing liquid essence of divine consciousness (cid-?tm?-ras?sh?yana). Embracing this insight, the yog? plunges in.”

-Shr? Kshemar?ja

We need not bid the summer farewell quit yet. We need only to stretch the days as long as possible and beat the drums late into the night! Join Chris Tompkins and Colleen Lila for an end of summer bash at the beach. Yoga, Drumming, Philosophy, Inspiration & Insight.

Learn to sequence advanced arm balancing poses using the power of pulsation! Bang a drum with Shaktipat Drumming Troupe

Join lead teachers, Christopher Tompkins, MTS, MA, PhD track (2013) & Colleen Lila Breeckner, eRYT 500, for a deepening practice through the radically transformative teachings of the reknown Tantrik revelation, the ‘Stanzas on Vibration’ (Spanda K?rik?s).

In this workshop, you will learn how to practically apply the insights gained through the philosophical teachings of Spanda to your physical Hatha Yoga practice as well as your meditative practice. You will learn how to feel and recognize Spanda within and without. Teachers will learn how to sequence and assist advanced arm balancing poses and will also learn the sacred breath practice Ucchara.

“Realizing that one’s true nature is the dynamic essence of Consciousness imbued within everything, the Yog? immerses into the fluid power that comprises his very nature, and experiences the thrill of perceiving his own awareness continually surging forth from within as the dynamic liquid essence of the Universe.” -Shr? Kshemar?ja, commenting on the ‘Stanzas of Vibration’

Yoga & Philosophy: 4-7 to register contact Abby at:
Drumming Workshop with Shaktipat: 7 and on

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