New Year’s Silent Retreat: Seek the Light Within
with Swami Gurucharanananda, "Mataji" (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff
December 27, 2019 - January 1, 2020
“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 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 2020!
What to expect
For over 45 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.
Mataji – I don’t even know how to express what she inspires in me. The light shining out of her is blinding. When she looked at me I could feel her love. — Amy V.
The speakers were so enlightening. Morning meditation with Mataji was a sacred and magical gift I will cherish. — Kathryn Biegman
I’m so impressed by the warmth, love, commitment to detail, and making everything as perfect as possible. You have high standards for yourselves and your program, but you are so flexible and loving at the same time. — Kathryn Biegman
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