Fall Silent Retreat: The Changing Colors of Your Inner Life
with Reverend Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP and Integral Yoga Senior Staff
October 11 - 14, 2018
Autumn is a season of introspection. It is the perfect time for reflection, renewal, and self-growth. Join us for Yogaville’s annual Fall Silent Retreat to reconnect with your inner self and apply the timeless practices of Yoga to your daily life.
In spiritual practice, we observe the activity of the mind and develop an awareness of our thoughts and emotions. These shifting thoughts and emotions form a colorful inner landscape. During this silent retreat, witness your internal state and understand how you can create positive, inner transformation.
Through the practice of silence and the teachings of Integral Yoga, you’ll go deep within and return home with greater peace and self-awareness.
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 cherish 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
For over 30 years the Integral Yoga silent retreats have been offering participants a safe, supportive space to focus on their spiritual practice. Surrounded by a serene woodland landscape, you will have the opportunity to 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 may also seek support or clarification during the retreat 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 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 my 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 Rudra 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 ordination…
Learn more about Reverend Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP