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Patricia Brown 

Patricia Brown
I arrived into the lap of yoga in 1980 from a career in nursing and issues with addiction and have devoted my life to explorations of consciousness and self awareness. I experience the offerings which come thru me as a vocation, committed to share what I have integrated from many years of study, practice and teaching. From this archive of experience, I encourages looking within, open inquiry, and respect for the unique way the mystery unfolds in each of us. Guiding students to cultivate awareness of a deepened field of intelligence, my approach is experiential, fluid, and non-linear encouraging expansion of breath, attention, perception and inner listening. By refining attunement to the felt sense, the poses, breathwork, moving and seated meditations become fluid forms for exploration and deepened awareness, inviting an open ended, bodily-based inquiry into our True Nature.

My work draws upon 40 years of practice and teaching from which an eclectic approach to yoga, meditation and life has emerged. I am interested in guiding others to uncover the deep rivers of their own knowing, drawing upon classical Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga, including vinyasa, yin yoga and restorative yoga; pranayama; Middendorf, Osho Diamond, Quantum Light, and Holotropic Breath Work; Continuum Movement; Authentic Movement, 5Rhythms, Somatics, Vipassana meditation; Advaita in the tradition of Ramana Maharshi, Source Point Therapy, and Self-inquiry as portals to the direct experience of Awareness, our True Home and Original Essence.

I enjoy the subtle, enlivening, self-referenced, healing experience which arises from practice and witnessing others develop and trust their unique embodied way of opening to the mystery behind and within creation… those moments when fluid resonance with Source is once again experienced and invited to be absorbed and infused into our lives.

“Your own self-realization is the greatest gift you can render the world.” Ramana Maharshi

I have taught teacher trainings, traveled the world extensively teaching retreat, and together with my husband, Surya, developed Rolling Meadows Retreat Center in mid-coast Maine, where we taught silent retreat for 23 years.

Presently I live on a quiet cove in mid-coast Maine where communing with the tides, silence, practice, teaching, gardening, walking in nature, writing, attending to home and family, and deepening my relationship with Source creates the flow of my days. I teach in Maine, Vermont and internationally in Mexico, Italy, and Guatemala and wherever else I am drawn to share my love of opening to the flow of the Essence of Being. I am available for private work via Zoom and to facilitate your private organized retreat for committed practitioners wanting to deepen their understanding and practice.            Many Blessings ~ Namaste 

Patricia’s website Embodying The Mystery is found here

Surya-Chandra Das

Surya-Chandra Das
Surya-Chandra Das
 
began studying hatha yoga and meditation in 1988.  Surya has taught classes and yoga retreats since 1990.  His teaching of yoga asana and pranayama is influenced by his studies with T.K.V. Desikachar in Madras, India, Victor van Kooten, Angela Farmer, and Richard Miller. Additionally, there have been a variety of teachers in the Iyengar tradition and the teachings of yin yoga. Studies in Authentic Movement, Breathwork and Continuum Movement have contributed to his interest in exploring the formless contained within the form of yoga postures. Surya has also been influenced by the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, who stressed the need for each individual to directly discover their own truth without dogma, ritual, or technique. Surya-Chandra is a long-time student of Vipassana meditation and Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi.  He has studied with Ramesh Balsakar, Adyashanti and others.

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Surya’s teaching is a blend of the various teachings he has experienced and his own explorations.  Nondual Awareness or Presence is the foundation of the retreats.  Surya is interested in helping participants understand the depth and breadth of Yoga. It is so much more than performing asanas (postures) and can permeate every aspect of our lives. As a yoga teacher he supports and encourages a student to let go of striving and becoming; to increase their capacity to live with conscious awareness of the wisdom of the body; to be present for conditioning from a non-judgmental and somatic reference point. Likewise to have the direct experience of our True Nature, allowing us to live from the natural joy, ease, and openness of Being.

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