Retreats

Prices
  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) – $365.00
  • B) Economy Twin (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 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

June 21 - 23, 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 7 energy centers (chakras) which are located in the central channel (sushumna) of the energy body.

In this retreat*, we will:

  • explore the connection between the chakras and our psychological and emotional states
  • use yoga asanas and pranayama to direct energy upward in the sushumna and awaken and stimulate the chakras
  • become aware of how the chakras and sushumna act as a “memory bank” for our mental habits and thought patterns
  • learn how to transform negative habits and thought patterns into positive spiritual qualities

*To register for the Saturday only portion of the program, please click here.

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Schedule

Friday

3:30 – 6:00 Room Check in, Harmony Hall Foyer

4:30 – 6:00 Ananda Yoga Sadhana with energization, asanas, meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in Green Hill Café

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

Saturday

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

10:00 –11:00 The Chakras

11:15 –12:30 Chakra Yoga Sadhana with warm-ups, Ananda Yoga asana practice with emphasis and guidance on each chakra

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch in Green Hill Café

2:30 – 4:00 Personal time

4:30 – 6:00 Ananda Yoga Sadhana with energization, asanas, meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00 River of Light, experiential guided flow through each chakra using asana, sound, color, ending with deep relaxation and meditation.

Sunday

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 –10:00 Personal retreat time

10:00 –11:30 Restorative Yoga session

12:00–12:45 Wrap-up: Bringing your yoga sadhana into daily life

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch

 

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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