November 28 -29 30 2008
Tauhara Centre – Taupo

ZEN: walking and sitting meditation, talks, & private instruction
YOGA: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation for integrated awareness
Open to beginning and experienced students


You are invited to join two leading teachers in what will be a special opportunity over a weekend to learn from two great traditions, Yoga and Zen.

Your retreat guides are Paul Barton and Phil Shinko Squire. Paul is a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher and Phil is authorised to teach in the Soto Zen tradition.

Life today dictates us to be quick, fast and efficient. We have human limitations which may not permit us to be fully attentive. Distractions inevitably lead us down wrong paths and perhaps strain our body or nerves/emotions leading to a reduction in health and conscious appreciation of life. When we practice awareness and attention we find we are able to maintain our presence and health.

This retreat will provide medically and time-proven ways to release the minds constant noise and body’s pains so we can concentrate and invest in what we choose to do with more ease and competency (full attention). We gain a greater sense of balance and physical control, feeling more grounded and physically alive.

Your guides on this inner journey co-teach in a flowing and integrated manner honouring each others chosen lineage. This retreat will include yoga, pranayama (breathing work), and meditation (in sitting, walking) and talks The retreat will be silent except for teaching times and organisation needs.

This is a chance to explore quietening and observing the mind and to use breath work to produce energised calm. In such work and associated calm mental process, we can see our attachments and mental tendencies more clearly and can emerge with a renewed sense of self and direction in life.

Please contact Paul to register and find out more: Payment due by July 20 please

Location: 60 Acacia Heights Drive, Taupo.
Commences: 6 p.m. Friday, finishes4 p.m. Sunday
Cost: full investment for bunk room own bedding $340, self contained rooms are available at a higher cost.

Contact s:
Paul Barton, Yoga Studio, P.O. Box 1753 Rotorua, 3040, phone 07 3491 654,
Email mobile: 0274393910,

Phil Squire (Shinko) Green Mountain Zen (04) 970 3949, 021 215 5565,