Fall Silent Retreat: Even Nature Takes Time to Renew
with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji," Retreat Director, with Senior Staff
October 5 - 8, 2017
Autumn is a season of introspection. Even nature is ready to retreat! It is the perfect time for us to go within, reflect, and apply daily learning to daily living during Yogaville’s annual silent retreat.
Though we all have similar family, job, or societal challenges, there is uniqueness in the way each of us apply and benefit from them. During this retreat, the spiritual practices of Yoga will help you apply their teachings toward meaningful changes in your daily life.
Join us to reconnect with the benefits of your spiritual practices.
The talks, practices, and reflections will help you to:
- Understand change and its need in life
- Acknowledge your essential oneness yet be proud of your innate uniqueness
- Awaken new talents that have not yet been recognized
- Use the 5 Integral Yoga paths to nurture your 5 human needs
- See life as an ever-new, challenging, and exciting experience
- Respond with personal effort to make progress toward your goals
What to expect
Participants immerse themselves in silence, while teachers offer experiential workshops and classes in:
- Yoga philosophy
- Pranayama (breathing practices)
- Asanas (Yoga postures)
- Deep relaxation
Private mentoring is available.
You will also have the opportunity to seek support or clarification by asking written questions.
Who can attend
These retreats are open to everyone—from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation or to Yoga practices will receive full instruction, while those with experience will have the opportunity to explore more deeply.
This retreat was absolutely wonderful and helped me find my inner peace. — Mona L.
The Fall Silent Retreat has become my annual pilgrimage to recharge and get grounded. — Melissa M.
I come to Yogaville when I am feeling overexerted and burnt-out emotionally. A lot of time I observe silence on my own and Mataji’s guided meditation classes always resonate with me, so when I saw she was leading this retreat, I signed up right away. I am so happy I came. — Elisabeth M.
Mataji is a great yogi master… it is a joy to be in her presence. — Past Participant
Each presenter had moments (many) of insightful joy and heartfelt knowledge. Mataji is a bright radiant light flowing continually. — Michael S.
Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Gurudev, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj. She serves on the Spiritual Life Board and the Sannyas Board. Mataji is a guided meditation leader and Hatha Yoga teacher, an inspiring speaker, Integral Yoga mentor, and private retreat guide, both in the US and abroad. She loves to offer pujas (worship service), read Sri Gurudev’s teachings at lunch, and play the violin as a wake-up call in the dorms! In 2014 she was awarded the Swami Satchidananda Lifetime Service Award. Mataji always has a loving, joy-filled smile ready for you!
Learn more about Swami Gurucharanananda “Mataji,” Retreat Director, with Senior Staff