Fall Karma Yoga Weekend
- Song of the Morning
- 9607 Sturgeon Valley Rd., E., Vanderbilt, MI 49795
- Nov 2 - 4, 2018 (3 days)
- Camping - $35.00 Domes Communal Women's Dormitory - $35.00 Domes Communal Men's Dormitory - $35.00 Domes Private Twin Room - $165.00 Domes Private Bunk Room - $165.00 Domes Private Full Bed Room - $215.00 Lodge Dorm - $185.00…
Experience the power and joy of serving in spiritual community with this weekend retreat exploring the practice of karma yoga (selfless service), balanced with devotional chanting and meditation, invigorating and restorative hatha yoga classes, the beauty and quiet of nature, and meaningful service in our organic garden.
The path of Karma Yoga, or the path of selfless service, is the practice of offering the fruits of our work to the Divine without any expectation of reward or personal gain. By following the path of Karma Yoga, we can learn to connect with the peace and presence of the Divine by approaching the task at hand with selflessness and wholehearted presence.
Paramahansa Yogananda taught the importance of balancing meditation with activity. To practice Karma Yoga is to bring the peace and presence that you experience during meditation into your work; and just like meditation, this is a simple concept but not an easy task. Our intention during this Karma Yoga Weekend Retreat is to help you explore and come to understand this practice more deeply. You will leave with tools for integrating the practice of karma yoga into your daily life, and moreover you will learn how the practice of karma yoga can deepen your sadhana and harmonize your inner life and outer life.
Throughout the weekend, we will contemplate karma yoga and integrate the practice into the projects we undertake to prepare our garden for the upcoming summer season. Projects on Saturday afternoon will include cleaning our garden shed, organizing tools, preparing beds, sowing seeds and building trellises. We will assign you to tasks depending on your abilities and interests, and what’s most needed. We warmly invite you to come and recharge your spiritual batteries and to connect with Mother Earth and the heart of service!
Program Fee: Come to give and receive; serve and stay in the Domes dormitory and pay only $35. Upgrades to private accommodations available at regular lodging costs. Donations beyond the $35 fee to help further cover the cost of meals, lodging and yoga classes will be graciously accepted, along with any other love offering you wish to make toward the mission and vision of Song of the Morning. No one will be turned away because of financial constraints. Please contact our office with inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donation Notes: For those who would like to make a donation, $100 covers the cost of the dormitory for the weekend including meals; $50 covers the cost of meals for the weekend.; $20 is a typical fee charged for two community yoga classes.
Karma Yoga Weekend Retreat May 2018
5-5:40 pm – Dinner and welcome to Song of the Morning
5:40-6:15 pm – Introduction to integration practices followed by dinner clean up
6:15-7:30 – Weekend overview and team assignments for Saturday; Guided reflection and Intention setting around the spirit of karma yoga; Introductions
8-9 pm – Community Meditation led by Ian Wylie in the Lodge
8:30-9:45 am – Morning Sadhana with Kira in the Domes
10-11 pm – Brunch and clean up
11:30-2 pm – Karma Yoga projects in the garden
2-2:30 pm – Snack break
2:30-4:30 pm – Karma Yoga projects in the garden
4:30-5 pm – Shower and clean up for dinner
5 pm – Dinner
6-8 pm – Free time
8-9 pm – Community Meditation led by Kira and Brian in the Lodge
8:30-10 am – Hatha and Restorative Yoga with Kira in the Domes
10-10:30 am – Everyone pitches in to clean the Domes and completes survey
11 am-12:30 pm – Sunday Service on “Living a Balanced Life with Karma Yoga” in the Lodge
1-2 pm – Dinner followed by Karma Yoga – kitchen clean up
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free