10-Day Silent Retreat: Look Within, Find Your Truth
with Reverend Sam Rudra Swartz (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff
August 9 - 18, 2019
Allow yourself the luxury of going deep within to realign yourself with your own inner guidance during Yogaville’s annual ten-day silent retreat.
With today’s myriad outside influences, what means most to our own hearts can easily get muddled and lost. However, it is possible to reconnect with the Higher Self and see beyond external messages with the help of yogic practices. By calming the body, quieting the mind, and allowing for inner reflection, the authentic feelings of the heart can be distinguished.
Come to Yogaville and immerse yourself in peace and silence for ten days.
During the retreat, enjoy:
- Daily Hatha Yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), guided deep relaxation, and meditation
- Delicious, vegetarian meals
- The natural beauty and stillness of our sacred spaces
- Inspirational talks given by Integral Yoga’s senior teachers
- Classes in yogic techniques and philosophy that will assist you on your journey
You are invited to join us for this time of self-discovery, during which you will refresh and replenish your body, mind, and soul.
Within every heart is an ocean of peace and joy—our own true nature. Take time this year to rediscover your own inner pathways to that peace and joy.
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.
Ten wonderful days of silence. Staff was amazing. Grounds are incredible. I’ll do it again. Food at Sivananda Hall was amazing. Yoga classes were awesome; I really improved my practice. It was peaceful and quiet. Rev. Rudra has such a wonderful presence. — Mary Beth S, 10-Day Silent Retreat 2018 Participant
[The retreat] was well-planned for a group of participants with varying backgrounds and familiarity with yogic teachings and Integral Yoga.—2017 Participant
I was totally blown away by the depth and breadth of knowledge coupled with presentation skills.—2017 Participant
I learned more here than anywhere else. Being completely new, I now feel part of a great community of people.—2017 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…
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