Returning: A Daylong Retreat

with Karen Macklin
September 26, 2021 (Sunday)

Our lives are marked by cycles and rhythms, periods of contraction and periods of expansion. We have been hibernating for a long time and are now being called forward now to step into this next phase of life, and return to the world. Let’s step forward together!

On this daylong retreat at the beautiful and tranquil Green Gulch Zen Center in Marin, we’ll come together for the first time in many moons to practice yoga, seated meditation, and svadyaya (self-study). We’ll also eat delicious food from the organic farm. There will be plenty of time to roam the grounds and immerse yourself in the sweet nature of the area. I cannot wait to be with all you again in practice and community!

Green Gulch Zen Center is located in Marin County, just 30-45 minutes north of San Francisco, in a lovely valley that opens out onto the Pacific Ocean. There is a rich organic farm and garden on the premises, which students will have ample time to stroll through on breaks, and appreciate the profound beauty of this land. Carpooling is encouraged and those without cars will be sure to receive rides.


On or before Aug 26: $125*
After Aug 26: $135

* Price includes vegetarian lunch from Green Gulch’s magic farm! 

To secure your spot on the retreat, please email me at for registration purposes, and then send in your payment. Payments can be made most easily through Venmo (@Karen-Macklin). Contact me if you need to use a different form of payment. 

Precautions and Considerations
There is a slight possibility this retreat will be canceled if the retreat center isn’t staffed up in time to run it. (They had to let go of much of their staff during the pandemic.) If the retreat is cancelled, you will receive a refund immediately. Because we will be in enclosed spaces, I request that everyone who attends this retreat is vaccinated. We will follow the CDC and California guidelines in regard to the use of masks at that time.