Full Moon Autumn Retreat
with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
October 26 - 29, 2023
Join us at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to experience a Full Moon Autum Retreat under the guidance of Satya Greenstone, senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda.
According to ancient yogic teachings, the full moon day is an auspicious time. The lunar energy is believed to magnify one’s internal energy, therefore it is recommended that full moon days be spent uplifting the mind with spiritual practices. Learn about the yogic significance of purnima (the full moon) and take advantage of this opportune time to engage in full moon practices, including Chandra Namaskaram (moon salutation) with mantras and repetition of the Gayatri Mantra, the ancient Vedic mantra for enlightenment.
Whether you are seeking relaxation, instruction in Yoga practices, or support for your personal practice, the Full Moon Autum Retreat will provide the perfect foundation for your spiritual retreat.
What to Expect
Integral Yoga promotes an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life. Taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda, the path of Integral Yoga uses every aspect of life as a stepping stone to one’s supreme goal—lasting happiness and inner peace. The practices of Integral Yoga, including meditation and Hatha Yoga, will help you to realize the peace which is your own true nature.
Sadhana (practice) refers to any spiritual exercise that is aimed at progressing the aspirant toward the ultimate expression of their life. When done intentionally, everything can be sadhana—the way you think, move, eat, and interact with others.
This program offers:
- Workshops on yogic lifestyle and philosophy led by senior Integral Yoga practitioners
- Meditation for connecting with one’s inner peace
- Hatha Yoga practices for cleansing and rejuvenation
- Delicious, vegetarian meals for a enhanced immune system
- Opportunities to practice Karma Yoga (selfless service) in various service areas, including the Yogaville Kitchen, Farm, and grounds (For Farm or Grounds Karma Yoga service, please bring sturdy shoes and water bottles)
During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to seek support and clarification from senior Integral Yoga instructors.
Private mentoring is also available.
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.
I love how easy it is to block out the noise at Yogaville. Opportunities for meditation, Yoga, chanting and kirtan abound and for that I am grateful. I expanded my knowledge and have taken home so many little nuggets of information and advice to improve and maintain my meditation and Yoga practice at home. I am already seeing the shift in how it affects me at work and with my family and most importantly myself. I had gotten the opportunity to do this program last year and I absolutely loved everything about it. I 100% got what I came for and more. Kirtan and chanting allowed me to learn about a new way to find peace and balance. I had done both before but at Yogaville it clicked! I loved it and coming a second time so close to the last I was able to focus on different things since everything wasn’t new. The nature walk with Bhakti was undeniably amazing and she was stupendous. I loved all the presenters. Mataji was a present! And I am thankful to have been able to listen to her twice. As well as the happy gentleman that did the meditation talk on Friday morning. I cannot wait to come back. — Elissa Dinsmore
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
Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1971. She has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga® in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds and combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with a gentle humor. Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the 200-hour and the Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs. While serving as teacher training coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the first Gentle Yoga Teacher Training program. She has also developed and teaches training programs in Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation for…
Learn more about Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT