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2016 January and February Retreats

All Beings One Day Zen Retreat at Woodburn Hill Farm, Mechanicsville MD.

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Photo by Inryu

January 30th, 2016

Schedule

10 Opening Bell Chant/Kanzeon/Heart Sutra

10:15 Zazen

10:40 Kinhin

10:50 Zazen

11:15 Practice Discussion

12:00 Lunch

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Photo of our post lunch walk taken by John Flanagan

1:00 Zazen

1:30 Kinhin

1:40 Zazen

2:10 Kinhin

2:30 Practice  Discussion with tea and cookies

3:15 Zazen

3:45 Kinhin

3:55 Zazen

4:25 Closing Circle/Refuges

Inryu can provide directions and help coordinate ride sharing to the farm from the city environs. RSVP with Inryu at bobbi@bagheerayoga.com

 

February 13th Opening Day – Full Day Retreat for Spring Practice Period lead by Dairyu Michael Wenger

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Left to Right: Dairyu Michael Wenger and Dan Welch at the Dharma Sangha Zen Center, Crestone CO

Retreats

Local Retreats

Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger leads week-end and day-long zen and yoga retreats in and near the DC area. The retreats are usually in scenic areas with paths for walking meditation and hiking. All retreats include healthy food and expert yoga and mediation instruction. Bobbi often offers retreats with Prudence Kestner.  She also holds retreats for All Beings Sangha. 

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All Beings Sangha 2013 Rohatsu Sesshin

Bobbi with one of her yoga retreat groups and Pru Kestner near Shepardstown, West Va
Bobbi with yoga retreat group and Pru Kestner

 

National retreats

Co-leaders; Inryu Ponce-Barger and Dairyu Michael Wenger Roshi with retreat participants at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center following the Zen, Yoga and Brush Painting retreat
Co-leaders; Inryu Ponce-Barger and Dairyu Michael Wenger Roshi with retreat participants at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center following the Zen, Yoga and Brush Painting retreat

 

Click here to contact Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger about retreats.

 

Yoga

Private and Group Yoga instruction

A Master level yoga instructor, Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger is available to provide yoga instruction for individuals and groups by appointment.   Bobbi is  renown for her ability to tailor yoga classes content to the needs of the participants, and for her ability to help people relax even in the middle of a hectic work day.

Bobbi helping student with a Tree Pose
Bobbi helping a student with a Tree Pose

Click here to contact Inryu Bobbi

Click on the button in the column to the left to contribute to Bagheera Yoga. Your contribution will allow Bobbi to provide scholarships for those who cannot afford classes.

 

 

 

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Rev. Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger (Shin Chi Inryu) is an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist Priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and a Master level yoga instructor ERYT-500  in the traditions of Swami Sivananda and Sri Krishnamacharya.   She is a beekeeper, mosaic glass artist, organic gardener, occasional blogger and vegetarian cook.

Inryu uses this web site as a central place for sharing her interests and providing information on her passions and work.  Click areas of interest in the left column for specific information.

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About

 

Who is Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger?

Bobbi's name, ShinChi Inryu, "Body Wisdom Hidden Dragon" written as a "chop" on Japanese paper
Bobbi’s Dharma name is ShinChi Inryu, “Body Wisdom Hidden Dragon”

 

Rev. Inryu Bobbi Ponce-Barger is an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center.  The name Shin Chi Inryu,  (身知隱竜) “Body Wisdom Hidden Dragon” was given to her by her root teacher Dairyu Michael Wenger Roshi. Inryu is a founding member of and serves as the resident Priest for All Beings Zen Sangha which is a  Branching Streams Sangha.

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Inryu is also an associate member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America.

Associate Member Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America
Associate Member Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America

 

What is Bagheera Yoga?

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Inryu Bobbi leading a yoga class at Woodburn Hill Farm (see Inryu in center of picture)

Bagheera Yoga is a style of yoga developed by Master Yoga Teacher Bobbi Ponce-Barger over her 27 years of practice. She is recognized by the American National Yoga Alliance as a teacher of teachers holding the designation of ERYT-500, and enjoys invitations to work with retreat groups and individual yoga students to provide guidance on proper alignment, breathing and the Bagheera philosophic approach to the practice of yoga.

Her registry can be found at:

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