Fall Silent Retreat: The Changing Colors of Your Inner Life
with Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP and Senior Staff
October 11 - 14, 2018
Autumn is a season of introspection. It is the perfect time to go within, reflect, and apply daily learning to daily living during Yogaville’s annual Fall Silent Retreat.
As leaves on the trees change colors in a rhythm from north to south, we are treated to different perspectives and majestic views—a kaleidoscope of greens, yellows, oranges, and reds. Finally, the foliage falls away, leaving the trees bare until spring arrives and there is a rebirth of tender buds and fresh, new leaves.
In spiritual practice, we nurture a connection to the mind. With that connection, we develop an awareness of how our thoughts ‘color’ our emotions. These shifting thoughts and emotions form a colorful inner landscape, much like the face of fall. During this silent retreat, experience the colors of your inner landscape and see if any need changing or slight adjustments.
The spiritual practices of Yoga will help you apply their teachings toward observing your inner self. Join us to reconnect with the benefits of your spiritual practices.
The silent retreat talks, practices, and reflections will help you to:
- Observe your internal state and understand how you can make slight adjustments to create transformation
- Acknowledge your essential oneness, yet be proud of your innate uniqueness
- Awaken new talents that have not yet been recognized
- Use the five Integral Yoga paths to nurture your five 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
Immerse yourself in silence, while seasoned teachers offer experiential workshops and classes in Yoga philosophy, meditation, deep relaxation, and more.
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.
I needed to recharge, unwind, unplug, and renew commitment to my spiritual path. I got all that and more. The program was full, but flexible. I did not feel pressure. Thank you. I’ll be back. — Nellie Lazar
You were all such examples to me of love and service and kindness. I saw such confidence in every person that was inspiring to me. Your registration process to administration of this program was so efficient and yet personal. You didn’t waste my time with inefficiencies. Excellent work! I know that it takes a lot of work behind the scenes. Thank you 10,000 times! Jai! — Martha F.
Thank you for such a memorable experience and for creating a space where we can all be reminded of who we are and how to practice love and joy and bliss in our daily lives. — Past Participant
Reverend Sam Rudra Swartz was introduced to Integral Yoga and the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda in 2001. Since that time, he has been active in the Integral Yoga organization, living at Yogaville and the Integral Yoga Institute of New York. He recently completed Accessible Yoga Teacher Training offered through Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco. Rudra graduated from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and is an active musician. He leads Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) teacher trainings and has served as a Camp Yogaville director for 7 years. Rudra is a graduate of the All Faiths Seminary in New York, where he received…
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