• Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $725.00
  • Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $655.00
  • Economy Twin (Private) – $415.00
  • Economy Twin (Shared) – $365.00
  • Pet-Friendly Room – $525.00
  • Premium Queen – $525.00
  • Standard Twin (Private) – $485.00
  • Standard Twin (Shared) – $425.00
  • (All prices include $225 base amount)

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

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Awakening the Chakras: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

March 2 - 4, 2018

There is a growing awareness of the existence of subtle energy fields in and around our physical bodies. Imbalances in this energy field (or “astral body”) can manifest as physical or psychological disturbances or illness. The practices of yoga have a beneficial effect not only the physical body, but on the subtle energy field of the astral body as well.

Using a deep and focused practice of Ananda Yoga, we’ll awaken and stimulate the energy centers (chakras) of the astral body to experience their subtle influences on our consciousness.  The chakras are important keys to understanding our psychological and emotional natures, and working with them through yoga can help us transform negative thought patterns into positive, spiritual qualities.

Through meditation and visualization, we’ll become more aware of the structure of the astral body and location of the chakras within the astral spine, which is the key highway for the flow of energy through the chakras.  Using yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, visualization, mantra and sound to awaken these chakras, we’ll direct our energies up the astral spine toward their highest expression.

Next retreats in series – “Raising your Energy,” followed by “Beyond the Postures.”


David Seybert
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…
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Miriam Rodgers
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 daily contact across fourteen years, Miriam brings a depth of understanding and a richness of joy to Ananda…
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