New Year’s Silent Retreat: Follow Your Inner Light
with Swami Gurucharanananda, "Mataji" (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff
December 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019
“You are not given the light by anyone—not even by a spiritual teacher. You are that light.” — Swami Satchidananda
In a world of many distractions and difficulties, where do you look for guidance? The serenity of silence and the practices of Integral Yoga will help you to realize the guiding light already within you.
Join us for the New Year’s Silent Retreat to gather the spiritual wisdom and strength needed to face the day-to-day surprises in life with the guidance of your own inner light. Offering support to handle all of life’s challenges, this retreat provides:
- Silence to experience inner and outer peace and tranquility
- Instruction in pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), meditation, and Hatha Yoga for focus and rejuvenation
- Delicious, vegetarian meals for optimal health and well-being
- Opportunities to absorb the teachings through talks given by Integral Yoga senior practitioners, ministers, and swamis (monastics)
Remember, these days away from the demands of daily life are intended to invite deep reflection. This guidance will help you to make inspiring goals for 2019!
Take this retreat hOMe with Sri Swami Satchidananda’s teachings.
Let us walk together
Let us talk together
Let us love together
Let us live together
May the entire world be filled with Peace and Joy,
Love and Light
We look forward to welcoming you all!
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.
What you are offering here and sharing with the world is meaningful and transformative. I am so grateful I got to participate in this retreat and be exposed to the light and radiance of this community. — Jen Barber
The retreat exceeded my expectations and filled me with divine love and light. — Program Participant
There are no words that could describe the tremendous amount of joy this retreat has rekindled in terms of my daily sadhana. — Program Participant
I have been studying and teaching Yoga for 20 years, and this was the most complete, well-rounded training I’ve had in such a short time. The humility, compassion, and extensive knowledge of all who presented was astounding! — Program Participant
Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Gurudev, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj. She serves on 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