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New Years Retreat with Shantala!

With Benjy and Heather Wertheimer

December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019

This year we’re very happy to have Shantala joining us for our annual New Years Kirtan Retreat. Their deep and soulful Kirtans are very well known and loved among their thousands of devoted followers. The spiritual power that comes with one of their Kirtan retreats is even more deeply moving.

Join us for this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to relax, renew, and re-open your heart to begin the New Year.  Our Laurelwood retreat center offers comfortable lodging, great vegetarian meals, yoga classes, meditation temples, acres of land to walk on, and a deeply peaceful vibration.

Starting Monday the 31st, with a convenient early afternoon check in and finishing Tuesday January 1st with a late lunch, come and immerse yourself in a deep spiritual environment and enjoy several hours of chanting New Years Eve, a midnight fire ceremony,  and a two hour New Years day morning workshop with Shantala, two yoga classes, great vegetarian food, and the uplifting company of other like minded souls.   Below is the full schedule:

Monday December 31st:

2 to 4 pm check in.

4:30 to 5:30 Yoga class

6pm dinner

7:15ish to 8:45ish pm we’re showing the movie “American Yogi”.

9pm to midnight, Shantala kirtan

Midnight fire ceremony

Tuesday January 1st:

8am to 9am breakfast

9:30am to 10:30am New Years morning Yoga class

10:45am to 12:45pm special Shantala workshop. Including chanting, affirmations for the New Year etc.

12:45pm  New Years day brunch.

2pm checkout and goodbyes

If you’d prefer, you can come for dinner and the kirtan on New Year’s Eve. Go here for info and to register.


Ananda Laurelwood does not provide ride sharing or carpooling arrangements.  However



Benjy and Heather Wertheimer
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo Shantala. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of India and the West. Together they…
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