Yoga and Meditation Retreat: Mindfulness In Action

Saturday, October 6, 9 am -4:00 pm
Daylong Retreat at Unity Center, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia, MO

“Know yourself so well that you will grow into your wholeness and greatness.” Catharine Larsen

“I have always been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teachings of my own soul.” Rumi

Mindfulness is not just about being aware, but using your awareness to instruct you in the cultivation of skillful behaviors, actions, and thoughts. In yoga it is called Svadhyaya, or self-study.  This niyama (or observance) is about studying what drives us and what shapes us. It involves looking at the stories we tell ourselves and how these stories create the reality of our lives. Ultimately, through mindfulness and self-study we are able to release the false and limiting self-perception our ego has imposed on us and know the truth of our Awakened Self.

During this daylong retreat we will be in silence exploring mindfulness through a variety of techniques including:

  • Seated Meditation
  • Yoga and Pranayama
  • Walking Meditation
  • Loving Kindness Meditation

This Retreat is practiced in silence. We will enter silence and break silence together at the beginning and end of the retreat. The retreat is held at Unity Center.


Registration is required and space is limited.  Please enroll early.Register and pay by going to the alleyCat webpage here. Pre-payment is required for this special event.

with Lynn Rossy, E-RYT 200 and Susan Mathis, E-RYT 500

Lynn Rossy, E-RYT 200 Lynn is an internationally-known expert in mindfulness and a Kripalu yoga teacher. Lynn’s teaching combines the wisdom and clarity of mindfulness with the heart-centered, meditative aspects of Kripalu Yoga.  Known for her joy and her passion for spiritual practice through both the Yogic and Buddhist Traditions, she has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for 20 years.

Susan Head ShotSusan Mathis, E-RYT 500 Susan began her intensive study of yoga at the Kripalu Center in 2001, completing both the 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is deeply committed to the practice of yoga, pranayama and conscious living. She brings the elements of Kripalu Yoga to each class, inviting students to use yoga as a means to explore the space on the inside in order to access deep layers of awareness.