Melting the Ice Retreat

Melting the Ice:

A Zen Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Step into spring on the right foot! It’s a wonderful time of year to allow your life to shift into new territory. We’ll be looking at Zen yoga, meditation, and energy practices geared towards aligning with the springtime.

  • Dates:  Friday, March 12 (evening) – Sunday, March 14, 2021 (lunch)

  • Venue: over Zoom and in-person at Blue Cliff Zen Center. Spaces are limited for in-person.

  • Cost: $75-225 sliding scale.

To Register: For questions email bluecliffzen@gmail.comPlease put “Melting the Ice Retreat” in the subject line. We’ll send you a registration form. You can also call us at 541-543-5049.


6:30-9pm: opening, Zen yoga, meditation

(breakfast at home)
8am: meditation
9am: fostering unity practice
9:30am: Zen yoga for the springtime
11:30am: meditation
noon-4pm: lunch (on your own), hiking, rest
4pm: Zen Jin Shin for the springtime
5:30pm: meditation
6pm: dinner (on your own)
7:30-9pm: reido and meditation

(breakfast at home)
8am: meditation
9am: fostering unity/Zen yoga
10:30am: closing/integration
11:30-noon: clean-up

Meditation | Yoga | Wellness

Join us for a holistic weekend of Zen yoga, Zen meditation, energy work, and mindful hiking as a way of moving through the end of winter and into spring on the right foot.

As the winter comes to a close the ice begins to melt: not just outside in nature but inside us too. Spring is traditionally seen as a time of new beginnings and offers us an wonderful chance to re-align with who we really are and to develop greater health and success in our relationships, jobs, and spiritual practice. There are many specific practices within the Zen Buddhist tradition that help this melting process along. 

This workshop will deeply nourish and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.

SuitabilityOpen to anyone.

Cancellation Policy (not in effect for 2021):

Once you’ve registered and paid in full, $50 of your registration payment becomes a non-refundable deposit.  This registration is non-transferable (to be fair to those on the wait list).

On or before (1 month prior): Your payment minus the $50 deposit will be refunded.

After (1 month prior) and until (1 week before): Your full payment minus $100 ($50 deposit, $50 cancellation fee) will be refunded.

After (1 week prior): subject to loss of full registration and accommodation fee, no refund.

Past Impressions

“Fun, restoring, a wonderful time. I laughed and stretched and found some silence and peace. A great group of people and a great start to my spring.”

“Gorgeous! Lucky to be intimately in nature. I appreciated the time to hike.”

“I had a great experience – it was great to get a jumpstart to my meditation practice. I liked journaling after, it helped see what’s going on in the old brain and sort of set it free through writing.”

“I feel inspired and renewed. It was wonderful. Beautiful environment, great people and an awesome teacher…”

“I feel healthy inside and out. I have had some great moments of clarity that I hope to take home with me!”

“I feel hopeful. This was a nice intensive to hit a reset button. Shedding the old…”

“The retreat had a nice pace with a good balance of yoga, meditation, and free time. Location is fantastic, very restorative.”

“…a very nice community and very relaxed while developing great skills.”

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