Workshop: "Mindful Nature" with Traca Gress


The Center for Religion & Spirituality invites you to this public Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change workshop with instructor Traca Gress.

Participants will gather at InsightLA's beautiful retreat center in Benedict Canyon and spend the afternoon in a  quiet, natural setting, where we will delve into practices exploring the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space.  Participants will have time for meditation and quiet, simple asana/embodiment, discussion, journaling and rest. The intention is to offer some new ways of exploring the elements and our relationship to them that can be nourishing and supportive personally as well as to the work we do in the world.

Much of our exploration will be sourced from ancient Yogic and Buddhist texts and a recognition of the power of our connection to the natural world and by extension, to all. We will spend the afternoon outside so please come prepared with layers of clothing, (it could be hot or cool), hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, a blanket to sit on and small beach chair or cushion, if you like.The day is intended to  be restful and deeply nourishing.

To Attend
Online registration is open (click Buy Tickets button). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.

Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or e-mail

About the Speaker
Trace Gress completed her MA in Yoga Studies in May of 2016 and is enjoying sharing her lifelong passions for yoga, dance, nature, art, gardening, travel, meditation and Native American/Peruvian Shamanic explorations. She has been a longtime student of Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsetan (abbott of the TashiLhunpo monastery in Southern India) whose very best teaching is his clear embodiment of joy, compassion and presence.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Insight LA Benedict Canyon Retreat Center 9940 Westwanda Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Event Type



LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies, Mindfulness and Social Change Series


$45 per person




Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.