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Invite Cary to Teach
Host a Retreat or an Intensive in your location  

 

Cary is available to travel to your center to teach. Below are some of the past workshops she has been called on to offer. You can request a topic related to Eastern Contemplative practice, Meditation, Movement, Buddhist Dharma, Vajrayana/Tantra, Vedic Teachings, Mantra, Ayurveda and its healing modalities, Jungian Psychology, Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Anatomy, and Movement.

She can give personal consultations, intensives, or any of the retreats below, among many others. She is also open to requests if there is something particular you would like her to offer.

 

  • Opening to our Primordial Nature and the Heart of Bodhicitta~Dharma retreat

    We often respond to life from our fears, wounded material, and the unconscious aspect of our psyches. We need to know how to hold ourselves with much more acceptance, care, and deep love to open out of our fearful contracted state and access more of our creative potential. We are caught in an epidemic of striving and are never fully present in the moment at hand. As a result, we aren't allowing the greater flow to guide us, and we forget that we are always held by something greater than ourselves.

    In this retreat, Cary will guide us toward the Natural State, the ground of Being. We will be introduced to Bodhichitta, the Awakened Heart, the source of all healing qualities. Through sitting meditation, we will become aware of the internal experiences constantly arising and allow ourselves to meet these experiences openly, fearlessly, and with Heart. We will practice resting in an Open Presence with the sensations, thoughts, and feelings that are continually arising. We will be guided through movement to recognize and open to our own healing capacity, following what the body needs to regain balance and ease. We will learn about the deep, subtle channels in the body and how to clear these channels to support freeing up the habitual patterns that keep us from relaxing into openhearted compassion, care, and acceptance for ourselves and others.

     

These sessions include:

  • Guided meditation practice and teachings that are directly applicable to daily life.
  • A guided movement process to unwind and free the tensions, blockages, and held emotions that prevent us from being fully present and comfortable in our bodies and the moment.

  • Breathing practice is essential to reach the root of all our emotional, physical, and psychic imbalances.

  • Dialogue and talks on Dharma and walking our individual path to the Heart.

  • Support to deep and open to loving self-acceptance.

 

This weekend will be an opportunity to relax in an open space where healing occurs. It is here that we begin to experience ourselves as more than our limited fears, contractions, deep insecurities, and confusion; here, we open to our humanity and our Wholeness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ayurvedic Seasonal Juncture Retreats

The Seasonal Juncture is two weeks, marking the transition from one season to the next. According to Ayurveda, the juncture between seasons is when we become more open and vulnerable while responding to the fluctuation of our natural environment. This is also the time in which we become more grounded and clear if we know how to engage; it is a powerful time to release and clear that which is no longer beneficial and to allow what is healthful and creative to emerge as we open to the qualities that the next season brings.

 

Retreat Material:
The elemental characteristics of the season, as well as the challenges and opportunities that each season presents, are important to maintaining health and balance and nourishing ourselves with foods that will best support balanced health each season, including recipes and preparation techniques. Specific guidance on how to care for our bodies through conscious movement and self-care during the season. Engaging our inner life and psychological material as we move with the cycles of the season. Connecting to the natural environment that we live in, we recognize the elemental qualities in relationship to our deeper vital energies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Integrating the Feminine

    Each year in the fall, we can replenish a designated period in the Lunar Calendar by engaging with the feminine. This is the period of ten days each fall when the energies of evolved Feminine Consciousness are particularly available to us for a process of release, opening, and renewal. Consciously engaging with these awakened energies is potentially a tremendous healing and transformation source. Through mantras, offerings, prayer, and celebration, we can connect for the benefit of ourselves and all others and the healing and transformation of our planet.

    In this retreat, Cary will introduce a relationship to the enlightened female Buddhas and their Archetypal qualities, which represent and contain a channel for a transformed and evolved Feminine Consciousness. Through this, we can support a continuity of awakening and psycho-spiritual awakening.

 

 

 

  • Experiencing Psyche and Entering the Unconscious

    In this retreat, we will examine the Jungian understanding of the psyche. By understanding Carl Jung's map of the psyche and the unconscious, we can come to know and understand ourselves more fully. Through the four functions of Thinking, Feeling, Sensation, and Intuition, we are in constant relationship with ourselves and our environment. We are called to work with the unconscious, and in this retreat, Cary will speak about why this is relevant in our lives. 

    This interactive process can be a deeply personal exploration of where we function with ease and where in our lives we struggle, get tripped up, and suffer the most. Much of this is due to where we are less developed and aware of the Unconscious. Cary will help us understand our relationship with this deeply meaningful journey with the psyche and why we need to work with more than just our conscious life. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Movement Retreats

 

  These retreats/workshops are rooted in Cary's 30+ years of

study, practice, and research into the body, movement, psyche

and meditation. She brings her rich background as a professional 

dancer, years of anatomical study, Jung's processes of active

imagine, application of inner work and dreamwork fluidly through

the body into great consciousness and integrated embodiment. 

There can also be a focus on Mahamudra Meditation with movement

to unwind into Presence and ease, allowing greater connection to

our vital life energy and creativity. 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

  • Shamatha & Walking Meditation Dharma Retreat                                                                                                                                                                                      

​In these retreats, we alternate a sitting practice of Mahamudra or Shamatha meditation with movement or walking meditation. In Mahamudra practice, we practice settling deeply in the body and resting in bare open awareness, staying present with what arises in the body, emotions, and mind. We will interweave movement with our sitting practice or fully integrate our meditation experiences.  In the Shamatha retreats, we will practice the one-pointedness meditation technique alternating with walking meditation. The teachings of the Buddha's first turning of the wheel of Dharma will be taught. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Meditation and Mantra

    In this retreat, Cary will introduce meditation and the practice of Mantra within the Female lineage of Vedic Practice. We will deepen our practice of settling into silence, grow our ability to be still, and develop a greater capacity for awareness. Cary will also teach us the practice of the fundamental Vedic prayers in her lineage and speak of the relevance and power of their presence as a base of practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Introduction to the Sadhana and Practices of Tara
    Cary will introduce the female Buddha Tara and her meditation and practices. She will discuss why Tara is such a relevant female figure today and how engaging in her meditation affects our lives. In this retreat, we will engage in meditation, mudra, visualization, and recitation of Tara's Mantra. The sitting practice will be alternated with movement. 

 

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  • Embracing Typology- Enhancing Your Movement or Teaching Practice, an introductory intensive for both teachers and students 

As teachers and students, we undergo structured training and forms of learning. These forms serve a purpose, but underneath is the larger reality of the Unconscious and what Carl Jung called Individuation—the essential journey toward Wholeness that each of us is taking, whether we are conscious of it or not. The process of Individuation is the unique unfolding of the person. If one can participate in it consciously, it opens up enormous creativity and freedom to truly become oneself.

Framed by the Jungian model of Psychological Typology, this workshop will shed light on the structure of the Psyche and how it informs us as teachers and movers. Cary will introduce the physical and psychological maps that hold our unique processes of Individuation. Through these, we will identify our typology. We will touch on how to support the less developed aspects of ourselves and why those untapped areas are so important in our development and relating to those we serve in our teaching and work.

Understanding the underlying Mandala of the individual nourishes our creativity and leads us to the discovery of the Self. In this workshop, we will learn how knowledge of our typology and the typology of our students will enhance and improve our teaching and movement practices.

In this workshop, we will explore:

~Jung's map of the psyche and how it pertains to you and those you teach, serve & work with.

~Ayurveda's ancient and time-tested knowledge of the physical constitution and why it influences everything we do.

~Why the individual is always more important than any system, and how we can support our Individuation process more consciously.

~How to bring more of yourself into your Pilates practice, movement, and teaching.

~Pilates, Yoga & all forms of Movement as an individual creative process, not forms that must be strictly followed.

~How & why different psychological types and physical constitutions must approach movement differently. 

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