Teachers

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.

 

Events with David Seybert

Guided Silent Retreat July 2018
July 5, 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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
July 20, 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…

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat
August 3, 2018

In this retreat*, you will: Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body Using meditation, we will explore the connection between the chakras and our…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
August 3, 2018

Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be unconditionally present – to clearly see ourselves, just as we are and what is happening, just as it is.…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Saturday Only
August 4, 2018

You can register to come to The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Aug 2018
August 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…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
August 17, 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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Sept 2018
September 7, 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…

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat
September 14, 2018

In this retreat*, you will: Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body Using meditation, we will explore the connection between the chakras and our…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
September 14, 2018

Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be unconditionally present – to clearly see ourselves, just as we are and what is happening, just as it is.…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Saturday Only
September 15, 2018

You can register to come to The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
September 21, 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. In this retreat, you will: explore the deeper dimensions of familiar yoga postures (asanas) incorporate pranayama…

Guided Silent Retreat Sept 2018
September 27, 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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Oct 2018
October 5, 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…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
October 12, 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…

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat
November 9, 2018

In this retreat*, you will: Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body Using meditation, we will explore the connection between the chakras and our…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
November 9, 2018

Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be unconditionally present – to clearly see ourselves, just as we are and what is happening, just as it is.…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Saturday Only
November 10, 2018

You can register to come to The Mindfulness Meditation Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Nov 2018
November 16, 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…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
November 23, 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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Nov/Dec 2018
November 30, 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…

Guided Silent Retreat Dec 2018
December 6, 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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat
January 11, 2019

In this retreat*, you will: Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body Using meditation, we will explore the connection between the chakras and our…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Jan 2019
January 18, 2019

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…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
January 25, 2019

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. In this retreat, you will: explore the deeper dimensions of familiar yoga postures (asanas) incorporate pranayama…

Guided Silent Retreat Jan 2019
January 31, 2019

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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat
February 8, 2019

In this retreat*, you will: Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body Using meditation, we will explore the connection between the chakras and our…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Feb 2019
February 15, 2019

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…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
February 22, 2019

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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Mar 2019
March 1, 2019

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…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
March 22, 2019

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…

Guided Silent Retreat Mar 2019
March 28, 2019

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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Apr 2019
April 5, 2019

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…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
April 12, 2019

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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - May 2019
May 10, 2019

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…

Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
May 31, 2019

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. In this retreat, you will: explore the deeper dimensions of familiar yoga postures (asanas) incorporate pranayama…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - June 2019
June 7, 2019

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…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
June 21, 2019

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…

Guided Silent Retreat July 2019
July 11, 2019

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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - July 2019
July 19, 2019

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…

Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
July 26, 2019

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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Aug 2019
August 9, 2019

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…

Raising Your Energy: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat
August 16, 2019

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…

The Chakras: A Meditation Retreat
August 23, 2019

In this retreat*, you will: Learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body Using meditation, we will explore the connection between the chakras and our…

Guided Silent Retreat Sept 2019
September 26, 2019

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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…

Guided Silent Retreat Dec 2019
December 5, 2019

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”. Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and…


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