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with Prashanti (Carroll Ann) Friedmann, E-RYT 500

Meditation 2

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras explains that sadhana (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 difficult for many, and you might be tempted to give up.

However, you can see wonderful results in a short time when you understand the benefits of practice and its obstacles.  Most importantly, you have to design a realistic plan for success in sadhana. The results will encourage you to continue onward.

During this retreat, you 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 your life
  • Discuss checks, balances, and ways to get the support you need to continue to grow in your spiritual practice


Official times for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm 

About the Instructor

Prashanti Friedman - Building Your SadhanaPrashanti (Carroll Ann) Friedmann has been a Yoga teacher since 2007 and 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 serving as 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.