Wellness, Yoga, Zen, Holistic Healing, Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Retreats, Kirtan, Forest Bathing, and More
The GRC is slowly beginning to book limited-capacity retreats and consider in-person meditation and personal retreats. With the rising occurrence of the Delta Variant, we request your understanding that we require anyone on personal retreat to be fully vaccinated, and to please wear masks when within 6 feet of others.
We are located just ten minutes from the University of Florida, on over 140 acres of secluded forest conservation land.
All are welcome, but please make reservations in advance by calling 352-213-2221 or emailing GainesvilleRetreat@gmail.com. Guided hikes and meditation instruction available upon request.
The Gainesville Retreat Center is managed by a non-profit corporation which also manages the property as a wildlife refuge. All donations will go to the non-profit corporation.
Please register for teacher-led retreats as soon as you can before the space is filled!
We are a community retreat center. We also use the dana basket system to allow for our retreat participants to practice the paramita of giving, or generosity, by donating any additional funds they can, as the GRC relies on your donations to keep rates low and thus truly serve the kindred community. We also encourage participants to feel at home and contribute to the basic cleanliness and neatness of the center and living spaces during their stay.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or inquiries you might have. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Please call or email to set up an appointment.
During this time of COVID-19, grounding and self-care are of prime importance, and will enable us to better serve others. This is also a time to connect with each other in mutual support to more deeply explore our practice, to come home to our natural states of compassion, equanimity, generosity, open-heartedness, and wisdom. Many friends are graciously providing free online yoga, meditation, and much more. Here is a list of some of these offerings from our local Gainesville, Florida community of teachers and practitioners, and beyond! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to this list. We will send updates regularly, and keep everything posted on the bottom half of the home page at www.GainesvilleRetreatCenter.com.
We invite you to connect with yourself through ecstatic dance, breathwork, meditation, yoga, stretching, self-massage, dreamwork, art, topic discussion, writing shares, and so much more free of charge. https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualwellnesscollective/
We are now offering daily Live Streaming classes via Zoom (sign up like you normally do) as well as short IGTV clips to access throughout the day.
Live-streamed yoga, Sunday’s at 6pm and recordings will be posted afterwards:
Two free yoga nidra/guided relaxation/meditation recordings, the links with instructions on how to do yoga nidra are on my website resource page here: https://chayaveda.com/resources
Two classes/week with more on the way! https://www.myyogaconnection.love/online-offerings
You are invited every Monday at noon for a one hour class that begins with a 30 minute meditation. The first 15 minutes of the meditation will be guided. Everyone is welcome. New meditators and the well-practiced will join together to sit and clear our minds and open our hearts. The meditation will be followed by a discussion on "Staying Safe on the Inside."
Friday Night Meditation at the Light House is coming to you! Join us Fridays at 6pm for an hour-long partially guided meditation with sharing from your living room via Zoom. You can come in late and feel free to leave early. You're welcome to share the link with friends and family: https://zoom.us/j/939959221. We'll be hosting online for the next few weeks with the same link.
I'd like to offer you my free (8 min, 42 sec) Qigong video,
"Qigong for times of uncertainty" https://youtu.be/ZB54s9VisEw
Regular online offerings by Gainesville Shambhala: https://www.facebook.com/ShambhalaGainesvilleInc/
Sunday Practice and Book Study at 10:30 am https://zoom.us/j/309174774
Tuesday Heart of Recovery at 5:45 pm beginning March 24 https://zoom.us/j/788539049
Tuesday Practice and Book Study at 7 pm https://zoom.us/j/899054764
Friday Queer and Trans Dharma at 7 pm https://zoom.us/j/649564655
If you would like individual meditation instruction, please email us at email@example.com and a meditation instructor will contact you.
Tampa-based mindfulness community featuring a treasure trove of dharma talks, teachings, and online meditation with Fred Eppsteiner. FCM is offering online meditation for members and nonmembers weekdays M-F from 7-8 am and 7:30-9 pm . Link on our homepage: floridamindfulness.org
Home of Ruben Habito Roshi of our Sanbo Zen lineage. Strong and welcoming sangha of Zen practitioners. Teishos (dharma talks) by Ruben Habito Roshi.
Online Zazen until further notice (note time zone is Central):
Mondays - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturdays - 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Wonderful page with lots of classes and resources: https://www.facebook.com/etherapyhypnomeditation/
Mind Zooms Special sessions “How to mindfully relate to the Corona virus public health crisis?”. Schedule: https://mindfulness.ufl.edu/index.php/mind-zoom-schedule/. Zoom link: https://uflphi.zoom.us/j/358216361.
Sanbo Zen Centert in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a wealth of resources, dharma talks, online meditation, and more. www.mountaincloud.org
One of our regular teachers at the GRC, Trish Magyari, is hosting an incredible number of meditation offerings through IMCW, many of which offer small group interaction. Details and schedule here: https://imcw.org/Calendar/Event-Calendar
Online dharma talks by "Untethered Soul" author and dharma teacherMickey Singer available: https://tou.org/
A comprehensive collection of mindfulness resources specifically relating to the pandemic. https://jackkornfield.com/pandemic-resources/