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Love, Spirit, and You

Working with Difficult Emotions

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Join master teacher Sally Kempton and discover a radical and transformative yogic approach to working with your difficult emotions. Rather than staying stuck in painful and confusing emotional habits, you can learn to transmute that energy into a pathway toward personal transformation.

Sally, a 45-year practitioner in a tradition of enlightenment, has a unique ability to guide people into both meditative experience and transformative insight.

In this contemplative, heart-centered weekend you will learn:

  • Core tantric principles and processes for transmuting uncomfortable emotional habits— including fear, anger, cravings, sadness, and jealousy—into creative energy
  • How to find the power hidden within intense emotions
  • To recognize emotional contraction or numbness and use it as a roadmap for your spiritual growth.

Through sessions of deep meditation, contemplation, yoga, mantra, movement practice, drawing, and journaling, as well as lectures and opportunities for questions, we will explore the roots of disruptive emotional tendencies. You will learn what to do to recognize and free yourself, moment by moment, from emotions that block you.

You will leave the workshop with tools that redirect the energy tied up in obstructive patterns, energy you can use for the rest of your life as you master turning the poisons of negative or painful feelings into the nectar of spacious inner freedom and power.

 

Sally Kempton

July 14-16, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$ 285  Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Join master teacher Sally Kempton and discover a radical and transformative yogic approach to working with your difficult emotions. Rather than staying stuck in painful and confusing emotional habits, you can learn to transmute that energy into a pathway toward personal transformation.

Sally, a 45-year practitioner in a tradition of enlightenment, has a unique ability to guide people into both meditative experience and transformative insight.

In this contemplative, heart-centered weekend you will learn:

  • Core tantric principles and processes for transmuting uncomfortable emotional habits— including fear, anger, cravings, sadness, and jealousy—into creative energy
  • How to find the power hidden within intense emotions
  • To recognize emotional contraction or numbness and use it as a roadmap for your spiritual growth.

Through sessions of deep meditation, contemplation, yoga, mantra, movement practice, drawing, and journaling, as well as lectures and opportunities for questions, we will explore the roots of disruptive emotional tendencies. You will learn what to do to recognize and free yourself, moment by moment, from emotions that block you.

You will leave the workshop with tools that redirect the energy tied up in obstructive patterns, energy you can use for the rest of your life as you master turning the poisons of negative or painful feelings into the nectar of spacious inner freedom and power.

 

Faculty Bio

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton, a former swami in a Vedic tradition, has been practicing and teaching for more than 40 years. Her teachings combine profound knowledge of the texts of yoga and tantra with practical wisdom from contemporary psychology and integral thought.

She is a powerful teacher of applied spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. She teaches retreats, workshops, and teleclasses, and is on the faculty at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Sally is the author of Meditation for the Love of It, called ‰”the meditation book your heart wants you to read‰” by Spirituality & Health Magazine, and the best-selling book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Yoga Goddesses. Her audio program, Doorways to the Infinite: The Art & Practice of Tantric Meditation, was released in 2014 by Sounds True.

Why Attend

  • Free yourself from the consuming patterns of negative emotional habits so you can turn that energy toward the positive outcomes you seek.

  • Live a more easeful, open, and heart-centered life with practical go-to skills for facing challenges and growing spirituality.

  • Expand your capacity for happiness as you learn the wisdom of traditional yoga tantra infused with cutting-edge psychology and insights of contemporary spirituality.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Some experience with yoga or meditation practice is helpful.

  • Things to Bring

    A journal and a small, special object that can be used in a ritual and returned to you

  • What to Wear

    Comfortable clothes

  • Special Interest to

    Those in the helping professions, yoga and meditation teachers, and all those who wish to deepen the experience of their personal practice

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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