Retreats

  • Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath – $775.00
  • Premium Queen with en suite bath – $685.00
  • Serene Queen – $555.00
  • Comfy Full – $515.00
  • Cozy Twin – $507.00
  • Hostel-style Lodging – $401.00
  • Pet-Friendly Room – $535.00

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

Accommodations: Choose "Register Now" to confirm availability and pricing for guest rooms and meals.

Awaken the Chakras

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

October 12 - 14, 2018

We’re sorry, but registration for this retreat is closed. However, we will be offering it again from January 25-27, 2019. To register for that program, click here, or see our full Events Calendar for other upcoming events and programs.

The practice of meditation and 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:

  • learn an effective and practical meditation technique to become aware of the subtle energy body and the 7 energy centers (chakras)
  • use meditation, yoga asanas and pranayama to direct energy upward in the sushumna and awaken and stimulate the chakras
  • explore the connection between the chakras and our psychological and emotional states
  • learn how to transform negative habits and thought patterns into positive spiritual qualities
  • experience a devotional evening of chanting and meditation using sound and visualization to open and stimulate the chakras

*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 Guided meditation with 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 meditation and yoga sadhana into daily life

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch

Leaders

David Seybert
David is a certified Ananda Meditation teacher, spiritual counselor and Ananda Yoga (RYT200) teacher. David also teaches tai chi and qigong, and recently completed a week-long, silent retreat immersed in Buddhist vipashyana (mindfulness) practices, guided by a traditionally-trained Tibetan lama. David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening…
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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 has been a part of Ananda Worldwide for over 20 years and has served on three continents: US, Italy, and India, teaching meditation and helping establish spiritual communities. She was the nurse…
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