Your own yoga mat, if you have one (we’ll have a few extra), and know that the postures will be done standing, sitting and on the floor; however, it is also possible to do variations from a chair.
Your own meditation bolster or cushion, if you have one (chairs are available if you don’t want to sit on the floor).
A firm toss pillow to use as a yoga/meditation prop (we have chairs for meditation, but it’s nice to add a toss pillow to help posture)/
A blanket or shawl to wrap around you for meditation or extra sweater/
Journal and pen (for your own use, or to take notes during talks).
Uplifting reading material (we’ll provide some handouts and links on the website, and will have some books and materials for sale from Crystal Clarity Publishers)
Sturdy shoes for walking on some paved and gravel paths (and consider bringing a pair of shoes that are easily removable since there are no shoes worn in our program/conference room).
Slippers or “inside shoes” to wear inside the facility (for our conference room, hallways to our rooms, dining area, etc.)
Comfortable, casual, modest clothing for meditation and yoga — dress in layers, as mornings/evenings are usually quite cool. We may do some Energizing, Ananda Yoga, or a class outside if it’s warm enough. You might like something nicer for Sunday service.
Your favorite tea (we’ll have hot water available)/
Uplifting behavior appropriate to a spiritual community setting to maintain a peaceful atmosphere.
Optional: donation for our Sunday morning service, sun hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, rain gear and/or umbrella/
Some additional things to keep in mind
The retreat provides bed linens, pillows, and towels.
Candles, incense, or fires are prohibited—indoors or outdoors—unless supervised by staff.
Refrain from bringing perfumes or strongly scented body lotions, alcoholic beverages, drugs (except prescription medicines), and pets.
If you need to smoke, please do so onlyin the parking lot.