Guest Teacher Program
You are invited onto the path of Metta and Karuna; an exploration of Loving Kindness and Compassion. Practicing yoga and meditation – especially in a retreat setting – is a radical act of self-care. Loving kindness, Metta, is embedded in our nature and seeks to be expressed. It is the foundation of our practice and reminds us to take care of our body, mind and heart. Through our practice Loving Kindness naturally leads to Compassion, Karuna; the desire to act to alleviate the suffering of others. This way, our practice does not only benefit ourselves but all beings.
This Immersion Retreat is for serious practitioners and yoga teachers who enjoy the practice yin yoga as a doorway into Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist practices. The retreat format of this program that includes two days of silence, will lead to deeper understanding of a practice that is solidly rooted within.
The program will start on Saturday April 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Daily schedule (subject to change):
Morning Tea – 6:45 am
Brunch Buffet – 10:00 am-1 pm
Dinner Buffet – 6:00-7:30 pm
Pre-requisites for this Immersion Retreat:
Additional suggested reading/watching:
Till November 11, 2022, there are 5 Early Bird spots available:
After November 11, 2022 or when Early Bird spots are filled:
The price is per person, and is inclusive of accommodation for 7 nights, 3 buffet meals daily and full use of the Samahita Retreat facilities.
Special rate available for friend or family member who does not participate in the program.
Marije E. Paternotte (pronounce: “Mariah”) was born and raised in Amsterdam where she studied law and worked as a corporate attorney. After joining a yoga retreat in Bali life led her to the United States where she took her first yoga teacher training. She currently lives in a small beach town in New Jersey with her husband, and teaches yoga online as well as workshops, retreats and teacher trainings around the world.
Through her training to be a professional ballet dancer, her innate body awareness, self-study and several sustained injuries, Marije has developed a keen eye for precise and safe alignment of yoga postures. Her teaching style is understated and compassionate, with a focus on mindfulness. She has the ability to present complex concepts, and an in-depth knowledge of yogic anatomy and philosophy, in a simple and approachable way.
Marije encourages her students to practice from a foundation of loving kindness, and to be mindful in everything they do, cultivating non-judgmental self-awareness that leads to inner peace, genuine happiness, and the discovery of who they truly are.
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