Mid-Week Special Interest Retreat
Registration Times 4:00-4:45 pm
In Patajali’s Yoga Sutras, he tells us that our sadhana – our spiritual practice – must be well attended-to, without pause, for a long time and in all earnestness in order for us to see progress towards lasting happiness. This can seem too difficult for us and we might be tempted to give up! However, we can see wonderful results in a short time when we understand the benefits of practice and its obstacles. Most importantly, we have to design a realistic plan for success in sadhana! The results will encourage us to continue onward.
In this retreat we will:
Identify the benefits of regular practice for a spiritual seeker
Look at the essential elements of a steady practice and discuss each in detail
Figure out why it is so challenging for spiritual seekers to begin and maintain practice
Find specific ways to overcome these obstacles
Design a personal sadhana plan that is perfectly suited to the life of each participant
Discuss checks and balances and getting the support we need to continue to grow in spirit
Prashanti (Carroll Ann) Friedmann has been a yoga teacher since 2007 and has her 500-hour certification through Integral Yoga. She is studying to become an Integral Yoga Minister. She has graduate degrees in religion from Princeton Seminary and the University of Virginia. She teaches Raja Yoga and religion classes at the University of Virginia and in the Charlottesville community. Her “regular job” is Chief Financial Officer of Trademark Tours LLC. Prashanti belongs to a “Yoga family” – her husband and four children all practice some form of yoga. They travel to India each winter to study asana, meditation, pranayama, scripture, chanting and Sanskrit with venerable teachers.