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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $420.00
  • Shared Dormitory: Top Bunk – $420.00
  • Private Dormitory – $510.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $560.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $560.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $560.00
  • Tent-Site – $370.00
  • (All prices include $240.00 base amount)

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Check-in: 4 – 6 pm
Check-out: 2 pm
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Making Happiness a Habit: Wisdom of the Yoga Sutras

with Rev. Sumati Govinda Steinberg, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

August 24 - 26, 2018

Tired of being dragged through life by your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations? There’s an easier way to live. Come and discover the power within you to turn your experience of life around. This weekend will illuminate how the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be used as a guidebook for happiness.

You’ll be guided through a daily practice of gentle Yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (yogic breathing), meditation, deep relaxation, lectures, and Q&A, where you will learn new ways to transcend limiting thoughts and beliefs.

Discover simple methods for turning negative thoughts, feelings, or experiences into positive ones! Learn to be happy despite your challenging life circumstances, and realize that no one has the power to take away your happiness.

Sumati will address numerous topics from the Yoga Sutras, including:

  • The 8 limbs of Yoga
  • Yamas (abstentions) and niyamas (observances)
  • Practice and non-attachment
  • Kleshas (afflictions)
  • Koshas (subtle sheaths)
  • Yogic categories of thoughts and emotions
  • Obstacles and ways to overcome them
  • Pratipaksha bhavana (a technique to self-regulate and re-wire habitual neural pathways)
  • The four locks and keys (guidelines for interacting with others peacefully)
  • Signs that indicate you are making progress
  • The ultimate goal of Self-Realization and Liberation

Join us to dive into the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras and make happiness a regular practice in your life!

Continuing Education Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
  • Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email [email protected]


Sumati was such a pleasure to learn from—she is a light in the classroom, a light as a person, and she lives what she teaches. I would recommend anyone who is looking for introspection to consider this course with an open mind. She is great!! — Alicia B.

I love how Sumati weaves the wisdom of the ancients into her everyday conversations, not in a heavy-handed way, but off-the-cuff, as if she has known these sacred truths forever.  Sumati is a gem! — Meeraji Kerr


Rev. Sumati Govinda Steinberg, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Reverend Sumati Govinda was born with an intense desire to realize her true nature, a desire that was nurtured by growing up in Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville.  Drawn to meditation, she began practicing with her father around 2 years old.  Before she entered kindergarten, her passion for the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali was ignited.  She solidified her path by receiving mantra initiation in 1979 from her guru Sri Swami Satchidananda.  Sumati maintains a healthy balance of worldly and spiritual life. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist and an Integral Yoga® Interfaith Minister, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Sumati and her…
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