Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat
with Integral Yoga Senior Staff
December 8 - 11, 2022
Join us for the Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat to explore the uplifting practices of Bhakti Yoga that will open and nourish your heart, including kirtan (music and chanting), puja (worship), japa (mantra repetition), dancing, selfless service and more.
Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of love, devotion and surrender. It is one of the paths within the yogic tradition that includes participation with full awareness, attention and love for any endeavor. Through the Bhakti practices, with constant remembrance of the Divine—however we conceive of this—we can rise above the illusion of a separate self and experience the bliss of union with the light or spirit that dwells within everything.
Sadhana (practice) refers to any spiritual exercise that is aimed at progressing the aspirant toward the ultimate expression of their life.
This program offers:
- Lectures on the path of Bhakti Yoga
- A workshop on Vedic chants, including the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
- Daily group Kirtan and introduction to bhajan (devotional songs)
- Introduction and practice of traditional worship including puja and homa (fire ceremony)
- Hatha Yoga practices for cleansing and rejuvenation
- Delicious, vegetarian meals for an enhanced immune system
- Opportunities to practice Karma Yoga (selfless service) in various service areas, including the Yogaville Kitchen, Farm, and grounds
What to Expect
Since 1970, Integral Yoga Retreats have provided the sanctuary and solace everyone needs from time to time. Surrounded by a serene woodland landscape, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville serves as an ideal environment for rest and relaxation while teachers offer experiential classes in Yoga philosophy, meditation, breathing techniques, Yoga postures, and deep relaxation.
During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to seek support and clarification from Integral Yoga instructors.
Private mentoring is also available upon request.
All Are Welcome
These retreats are open to everyone, from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation or Yoga practices will receive full instruction, while those with experience will have the opportunity to deepen their practice.
Yogaville is a safe haven for my soul. Having this rare and beautiful space to rest, to learn and to connect and to grow is a true gift and I am truly grateful. A true escape from my hectic city life. I finally feel like I can breathe. All parts of me feel alive again. — Elissa Gross
Disconnect from the everyday life stuff and experience yourself over and over. A beautiful, peaceful, and simple place to call home for a couple of days. — Yvonne Kelly
Beautiful and restorative experience. I was able to reset, rest, and access an important part of myself. I feel deeply nourished and ready to reintegrate back into my homelife. — Claire Pallandre