Workshops & Retreats
YOGA FOR RENEWAL:
3-PART WORKSHOP SERIES
AT URBAN ADAMAH in Berkeley, California
“The vital desire of the soul (nefesh) is to be free in her movement, in her physical and spiritual movement, with a desire for elevation and renewal.” – Rav Avraham Isaac Kook, Orot HaKodesh
Integrate mind, body, heart and spirit via a gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings in this workshop series. The High Holy Days are a time of new beginnings and renewed commitment to living in physical and spiritual alignment with our deepest intentions. Join us for an embodied practice infused with beautiful teachings from the Jewish mystics during this significant time on the Hebrew Calendar.
No previous experience with yoga or knowledge about Jewish Holidays is required. Please wear comfortable loosely layered clothing in which you can easily move. Yoga mats and blankets will be provided but bring your own if you desire!
Attend one session or all three! Each class sliding scale $10 – $15 or $15 at the door.
TUESDAY AUGUST 21, 7:30 - 9 PM
As we enter the Hebrew month of Elul, we move into a time of reflection and place our awareness on our deepest desires for living a life in full alignment with our essence on all levels of being. The Hebrew word for essence – etzem– is also the word for bone. Embody and experience the beautiful ways that our skeletal structures support us to return to alignment in each moment, as we begin our journey toward the New Year.
(held during Yom Kippur Day service)
WEDNESDAY SEPT 19, 2:30-3:45 PM
In this experiential session we will take the time to breathe, rest, integrate, and deepen into our bodily awareness during the prayerful experience of the High Holy Days. This will be a very gentle restorative yoga and movement practice taking place during the afternoon workshop session from 2:30 – 3:45 pm of the Yom Kippur Day service with Torah of Awakening. To attend this class, we invite you to purchase a Yom Kippur Day ticket here.
TUESDAY OCT 16, 7:30 - 9 PM
The High Holiday Season on the Hebrew Calendar is followed by the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, a month of rest, integration and deepened connection to the earth. Experience and embody the ways in which our bodies, adam, mirror and reflect qualities and elements of the earth, adamah, as we emerge from the High Holiday season.
YOGA FOR RENEWAL
at 4th Street Yoga in Berkeley, California
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
2 - 4 PM
Integrate mind, body, heart and spirit via a gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings.
The High Holy Days are a time of new beginnings and renewed commitment to living in physical and spiritual alignment with our deepest intentions. Join us for an embodied practice infused with beautiful teachings from the Jewish mystics during this significant time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur on the Hebrew Calendar.
No previous experience with yoga or knowledge about Jewish Holidays is required. Please wear comfortable loosely layered clothing in which you can easily move.
Co-Sponsored by 4th Street Yoga, Chochmat HaLev, and Kehilla Community Synagogue
$20 Members of Co-sponsoring Organizations
with wilderness TORAH in Berkeley
Sunday, Sept 30, 2018
Explore different aspects of water – soft rain, flowing stream, rushing river, raging ocean and more! - in this creative, experiential embodied practice for Sukkot. Join for some gentle movement/yoga/dance, drawing, and poetry writing about the qualities of water as we call forth the rains for the coming winter months.
To attend this workshop, register for Wilderness Torah’s Sukkot In-Gathering: Celebrating the Rain Ritual. Make your own lulav, learn songs, create rain dance regalia, or dive into a Sukkot text study—there’s something for everyone. At the end, we will dance, rejoice as a community, and give gratitude to the earth and Spirit for a blessed year and the coming rains.
CHESHVAN YOGA: YOGA FOR REST
AT CONGREGATION EMANU-EL IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Friday afternoons 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018
Congregation Eman-El in San Francisco
Prepare for Shabbat on all levels of being in this Friday lunchtime weekly series during the month of Cheshvan, the Hebrew month of rest! Integrate mind, body, heart, and spirit and cultivate the quality of rest (menuchah) in a gentle yoga and movement practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings about Shabbat.
Series: Members of Emanu-El $36; Public $54
Drop-ins are welcome! ($8 per class)
YOGA FOR HANNUKAH
AT Peninsula Jewish community Center, Foster City, CALIFORNIA
With Julie Emden and Tracey Green
Sunday, December 9, 2018 • 1:30-3:30 PM
$10 Members/ $15 Public
Join us for this gentle and grounding yoga practice rooted in Jewish mystical teachings for the Hanukkah season. No previous experience with Yoga or Judaism is necessary. Pre-registration is required.
LIGHT & REST: A WEEKEND RETREAT for Women
at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California
With Julie Emden, Mia Zimman, and Tracey Green
Friday, November 30 at 6 pm to
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Includes all meals from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday
Optional arrival as early as 4 pm on Friday, optional departure as early as 12:30 pm Sunday, take your lunch 'to go' if needed.
Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma CA
Treat yourself to a weekend of movement, yoga, dance, song, rest, play and creative expression in a gorgeous natural setting with delicious and nourishing meals as we embody and explore beautiful themes about the light of Hanukkah, the light of creation, and Shabbat according to the Jewish mystical tradition.
Discover your own sensing, moving body as a primary resource for presence, joy and calm while gaining a deeper connection to Torah, the Hebrew Calendar and to yourself.
Experience the power of nature, Shabbat, periods of silence, and a consciously created community of women as you are gently guided into the ever deepening well of your own being - mind, body, heart and soul.
Early Registration - Still Available:
$695 all-inclusive for one ticket
$670 each if you register with a friend!
$825 all-inclusive for one ticket
$800 each if you register with a friend
- OR -
$235 2nd payment due Oct 1
$235 3rd payment due Nov 1
Partial Scholarships and Work-Study are also available.
Contact julie (at) julieemden.com
About your Instructors
Julie Emden is lead faculty, with assistance from special guest faculty Mia Zimman and Tracey Green.
Julie Emden, RYT-500, is the Founding Director of Embodied Jewish Learning. A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as a Jewish educator, Iyengar-based yoga instructor and movement/expressive artist, Julie has two decades of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text and practices via the body in a variety of settings. Her greatest passion is to move and dance and to share that joy with others.
Mia Zimman is a Spiritual Director, Jewish Educator, and facilitator of Lifecycle rituals. She has been a Talmidah Chachamah, student of Jewish Wisdom for more than 18 years. Mia regularly leads retreats, kids & family programs, Shabbat & Holiday services, and Interfaith events. She most recently served the B'nai Israel Jewish Center as the Rabbinic Associate. She lives in Petaluma CA and loves spending time in nature, gardening, making music and spending time with her husband Alejandro.
Tracey Green Tracey has over 1000 hours of Yoga Teachers Training and 20 years experience teaching yoga. Tracey receives great pleasure teaching students how to bring more attention to the presence of their bodies while flowing through yoga poses and attending to the breath. She creates a safe, peaceful space to explore and feel renewed in mind body and spirit. She is a graduate of Embodied Jewish Learning's Yoga and Jewish Wisdom Teacher Training and teaches regularly at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in Foster City.
*Because we are a small operation and limited in our capacity to handle the complexity of ticket sales, your purchase is final. If, after purchasing, you are unable to come to the retreat, please let us know. If we have a waiting list, we will be happy to refund your ticket minus a $75 cancellation fee. If we do not have a waiting list, you will be responsible to sell your ticket to someone else.
SHALEM: JEWISH WELLNESS
MINDFULNESS & YOGA RETREAT
with Julie Emden, Rabbi Lavey Derby, Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, Tracey Green and Rabbi Laurie Matzkin
SAVE THE DATE!
Fri. May 10 - Sun. May 12, 2019
(Ending early on Sunday for Mother’s Day)
Stay tuned for more details!
Offered in partnership with the Peninsula Jewish Community Center and the Addison-Penzak JCC.
Experience the power of nature, Shabbat, and periods of silence in a supportive community.
Registration fee includes optional bus transportation to the site, room and board for two nights, and a tuition fee. Need based scholarships are available for APJCC and PJCC members.