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David Seybert

David is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with the Yoga Alliance, as well as a certified Ananda Yoga and Ananda Meditation teacher.  David also teaches taiji and qigong. When he’s not teaching, he serves as the Director of Group Retreats & Guest Services at Ananda Laurelwood.

David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening experiences in his teenage years.  In college, he pursued a B.A. degree in Philosophy, with a special interest on Eastern religions. He also began to study meditation: learning taiji, qigong and yoga and living in a Zen Buddhist monastery. Later, while working and raising a family, he continued to study and practice different techniques and traditions of meditation. David is calm, joyful and a wonderful example of willingness to serve for everyone around him.

 

Upcoming Programs by David Seybert

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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - February 2018

Also With Miriam Rodgers

February 16 - 18, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon
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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

March 2 - 4, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.
Silent Retreat

Guided Silent Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

March 22 - 25, 2018

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.”

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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

April 6 - 8, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that occupy our consciousness. The neutralization of these mental habits is one of the defining characteristics of yoga as a spiritual practice.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - May 2018

Also With Miriam Rodgers

May 11 - 13, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

May 25 - 27, 2018
Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” - first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - June 2018

Also With Miriam Rodgers

June 8 - 10, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

July 20 - 22, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.
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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

August 17 - 19, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that occupy our consciousness. The neutralization of these mental habits is one of the defining characteristics of yoga as a spiritual practice.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Sept 2018

Also With Miriam Rodgers

September 7 - 9, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

September 21 - 23, 2018
Yoga is more than physical postures – it’s a complete system of spiritual practice. Yoga means “union” - first of body and mind, and ultimately, of your limited self with limitless freedom and joy.
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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

October 19 - 21, 2018
The practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on more than the physical body. Yogis also recognize the existence of a subtle energy body, which plays an important role in our mental and physical health and our spiritual development. The most important features of the subtle energy body are the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.
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First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Nov 2018

Also With Miriam Rodgers

November 2 - 4, 2018

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a […]

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Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

November 23 - 25, 2018
Pranayama is an aspect of yoga practice that is often taught simply as breathing exercises. But it has a deeper spiritual meaning – “prana” is our life energy and “yama” is control. Controlling our prana helps us remain undisturbed by our experiences, and frees us from reactive thought patterns that occupy our consciousness. The neutralization of these mental habits is one of the defining characteristics of yoga as a spiritual practice.
Silent Retreat

Guided Silent Retreat

Also With Miriam Rodgers

December 6 - 9, 2018

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi.”