Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Amana Brembry Johnson

Amana Brembry Johnson is a Core Teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA and a Guiding Teacher for the center’s Spiritual Teacher and Leadership (STL) training.  Four decades of contemplative practice in multiple traditions contributes to a form of teaching, meditation guidance and mentoring, that offers a diverse range of access to practice.  Amana’s life work emerges from the intersections of spirituality, social justice, body awareness, and intuitive creativity.

Events with Amana Brembry Johnson

We Are Nature - Embodying the Four Elements: An online Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Women
November 9 - 13, 2022

“You are the sky, everything else is just the weather.”  Pema Chodron  There is a way that nature moves within us and speaks through the body.  This silent online meditation retreat will be rooted in the four natural elements of earth, air, fire and water.  During our time together, we will cultivate an embodied awareness of how to listen to and practice with these elemental energies.  Through practice we will deepen our understanding of how intricately aligned we are with community, nature and the greater external world.  Our teachings will weave the feminine lineage of the Dharma from the time of the…