Retreats

  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) – $365.00
  • B) Economy Twin/Full (Private) – $415.00
  • C) Standard Twin (Shared) – $415.00
  • D) Standard Twin (Private) – $485.00
  • E) Premium Queen – $525.00
  • F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $655.00
  • G) Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $725.00
  • H) Pet-Friendly Room – $525.00
  • (All prices include $225.00 base amount)

All prices include tuition and 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily (a $35 value if purchased separately).

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Beyond the Postures: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

January 19 - 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 (breath/energy control) into your yoga practice
  • feel the energetic flow and spiritual attitude of each asana
  • experience a deeper practice of meditation

 

Next retreats in series – “Awakening the Chakras”, followed by “Raising your Energy

Schedule for Beyond the Postures

Friday, Jan 19th:

 4:00 – 6:00      Room Check in, Harmony Hall Foyer

4:30 – 6:00      Energization exercises, Ananda yoga asanas, meditation

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00      Introductory Evening, principles of Ananda Yoga with practice of pranayama, asanas, and affirmations. Guided meditation to close evening.

Saturday, Jan 20th:

8:00 – 9:00      Breakfast (first ½ hour in Silence)

10:00 –11:00     How to build your yoga sadhana

11:15 –12:30 Full experiential Yoga Sadhana with energizing, Ananda Yoga asana practice with pranayama and affirmations, deep relaxation, prayer, chanting, guided meditation, healing prayers.

12:45 – 1:30    Lunch in Green Hill Café

2:00 – 3:15      Qigong (optional)

4:30 – 6:15      Practice of Yoga Sadhana with energizing, Ananda Yoga asana practice with pranayama and affirmations, deep relaxation, prayer, chanting, guided meditation, healing prayers.

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner in Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00      Bhakti Yoga, evening dedicated to Divine Mother with light asana practice, closing with candle ceremony and meditation.

Sunday, Jan 21st:

8:00 – 9:00      Breakfast

9:00 –10:00     Personal retreat time

10:00 –10:30  Wrap-up: Bringing your yoga sadhana into daily life

10:45 –12:30 Closing yoga sadhana with energizing, asana, deep relaxation, opening prayer, chanting, pranayama, guided meditation, healing prayers.

12:45 – 1:30    Lunch

Read David and Miriam’s reviews here!

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…
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Miriam Rodgers
Miriam is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher. Miriam joined Ananda Center at Laurelwood and the Cities of Light program in the spring of 2013 after many years with Ananda, serving as Swami Kriyananda’s nurse. Personally trained by Swami Kriyananda through…
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