July 26 - August 4
Practice Taoist breathwork, postures and meditation, attend holistic health workshops and walk the forest trails through 72 acres of fields and woodland. Early and late morning practice times.
This year, we welcome a special guest... Sundo Senior Instructor and Master of Pyungryusun-Sun Dance, Kyung Min Park! Guests may attend Sun Dance Workshops with Ms. Park during the retreat, and view her performance on the last night, Saturday August 3 at 7:30 PM.
Held at the SunDo Retreat Center located in Barnet, VT about 5 miles south of St. Johnsbury and minutes from Interstate 91. Scroll down for: Retreat Details, Registration, Workshops, Sample Schedules, Travel/Accomodations and the Retreat Flyer.
Please arrive by 4 PM for an orientation followed by a welcome practice at 4:30 PM. Dinner is served at 6 PM. A full schedule of classes and workshops will be available upon arrival. On the last day, the retreat program ends at 8:30 AM to allow time for packing and a farewell Sunday brunch at 9 AM. For any additional info, please email us with questions.
Retreat runs Friday July 26 - Sunday August 4
Nine Day Retreat ...... 7/26 to 8/04
Five Day Retreat ....... 7/30 to 8/04
Three Day Retreat .... 8/1 to 8/04
Instructor Tuesday Training Sessions
Those promoting to instructor levels should plan to arrive at the summer retreat on Tuesday by 11:00am. Training classes begin at 1:00pm and end at 6:00pm. On the following Friday from 4:00 to 6:00pm, promotees will take part in an assessment process based on information from the Tuesday training and other workshops at the retreat.
For promotion and renewal fees ... See Promotion Payments
|Intensive Retreat *||5 or 3 Day Retreat|
|Friday 7/26 ~ Tues. 8/1 AM||Tues. 8/1 PM ~ Sunday 8/4|
3 AM Wake-up
|4:30 AM Wake-up|
|3:30-7:15 Practice||4:50-7:15 Practice|
|7:30 Breakfast||7:30 Breakfast|
|9:30 Bowing Meditation||8:45 Morning Workshop|
|12 PM Lunch||10:30 Practice|
|1-5 Working Meditation||12:15 PM Lunch|
|5:30 Dinner||2:00-5 Afternoon Workshops|
|7:00 Evening Practice||6:00 Dinner|
|8:30 Quiet Time||7:15 Evening Workshop|
|9:00 Quiet Time|
* Intensive retreat format runs for first four days of the 9-day retreat (7/26 at 4 PM to 8/1 at 12 PM).
The SunDo Retreat Center is located just minutes from exit 18 off I-91 in Vermont. It is about 5 miles south of St. Johnsbury VT, about a 45 minutes drive from Montpelier VT and about a 2 hour drive from Burlington VT.
Rustic accomodations include tenting sites or indoor sleeping spaces available in shared quarters (6-8 people per space). Extra tents, sleeping bags and mats are available upon request. Please contact us with questions.