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Sangeet Bhakti Sadhana

  • Amrit Yoga Institute Amrit Yoga Institute
  • 23855 NE Highway 314 Salt Springs, FL 32134
  • Apr 11 - 14, 2019 (4 days)
  • Standard/Dorm - $429.00 Private Room/Shared Bathroom - $624.00 Queen Sita Ensuite - $699.00 King Rama Ensuite - $699.00 Meals Only - $339.00

About This Event

The Heart Path of Enlightenment through Sacred Music

Hosted by Stuart Sovatsky PhD, Author of the Amazon bestseller “Advanced Spiritual Intimacy”

Program Description

Special Note: There will be private sessions at “Bhakti Cave,” 12223 NE 236th Terrace, Salt Springs, FL 32134. These private sessions are free and the are not officially part of the Amrit Yoga Institute or the campus and the location is not owned or insured by AYI. If you choose to attend these beautiful events during your free time, transportation will be provided by Stuart Sovatsky’s team (10 minute walk, 2 minute drive) and coordinated on site.

Sangeet Bhakti Yoga is the music of human feelings—from the most despairing longings to the most sublime ecstasies, whereby we become equal to the expanse of life itself, we attain Yoga, or Union.

Whether through soaring and swooning voices and bhakti-animated asana-dances or impassioned instrumental playing and listening, we feel ever more empathically the full-spectrum of life, ever-stretching into that expansive Embrace that is Bhakti Bhava Enlightenment.

Our second Sangeet Bhakti Sadhana Retreat will be a community-building journey from early-morning asana classes to mid-morning and afternoon community sessions on Tantric Kirtan, Births-Memorials Lineage Puja with Gurudev Amritji, Native American and Indic Fire Ceremonies, Didj and Electronica-Rock-Kirtanica, Infinite-Admiration Puja and How to Meditate on Indian Classical Music.

Thursday and Friday evenings will climax with Sangeet Bhakti-Tantra Sadhana Meditation-Concerts with anahatanad kirtanist, Stuart Sovatsky and didj-digital music master Zorg Ztocouc and other special guests while Saturday evening will feature our third Sangeet Sadhana with world-class sitarist, Partha Bose and tablaist, Indranil Mallick, with 96 years of combined sangeet-tantra sadhana experience. Please check the Amrit Institute webpage for regular updates.

Stuart Sovatsky, Retreat Producer, began sacred chanting in 1960 in Hebraic nigune with Cantor Max Rubin of the Krakow Conservatory and in 1976 in anahata-nad via nabho mudra [tongue-quivery-vocalizing mudra] initiation with Swami Kripalvanand. He was first to bring chanting into schools and juvenile lockups in 1976, was secretly flow to Slovenia to chant over the dying chairman of Unaligned Nations of the World, J. Drnovsec and was the first American to chant with South African shamans in 2012. A bestselling author with scholarly articles on suicidal thinking, kundalini maturation and Indic influences in psychology, with over 30000 counseling hours transforming troubled relationships and spiritual crises, he co-convened a 40-country World Family Conference in India where he chanted benedictions for S S Ravi Shankar and L Santem representing the Dalai Lama and at conferences throughout Europe, Russia and India. He has four CD’s and over 100 performances with senior Ali Akbar Khan percussionists with his 20-year San Francisco band, Axis Mundi.

Venue Highlights

We are located in Salt Springs, Florida, amid the tranquil beauty of the Ocala National Forest on Lake Kerr, a spring-fed lake of nearly 3,000 acres. Beneath a canopy of towering Live Oaks, the six-acre campus features lush tropical gardens, stone decks and walkway, and a peaceful sand beach. The property includes a main house, lodge, main office, guest cabin, and brand new Healing Arts Center. We run programs year-long in service of our mission to bring authentic yogic wisdom to the world. If you’re not sure about taking a program yet, we also welcome guests for R&R.


We offer dorm-style housing as well as private/shared accomodations for an additional charge.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


All our programs include 3-vegetarian meals daily. Meals are prepared fresh and served buffet-style with a fresh salad bar included during lunch and dinner.

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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Kelly Thompson   May 21, 2019


    Enjoyed a retreat two weeks ago on the Sadhana of Prana with Chandrakant and then returned this past weekend for a short Rest & Relaxation. Was hoping for Darshan with Gurudev, but though we missed out on that, we were grateful for Nirali’s Sunday morning presentation on the foundation for I AM Yoga. She is a wonderful teacher full of grace and embodied spirit. It was a gift to sit on the dock and watch the sunset and the full moon rise. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Joe DiScala   February 12, 2019


    Started in my mind (while feeling what was and not being able to quite my mind) seeing what's not there, over my stay I realized what was there was so much more I was a close friend to the Kripalu Ashram I had many friends, I consider myself very sensitive, so when Guru Dev was ousted I withdrew! My whole attraction was to practice non-judgment and here the institution that introduced me to the concept was being judgemental Kripalu since and the experience was wonderful just not the same spiritually but to the general, public the commercial customer it's got all the bells and whistles extremely well managed or was the last time typical of the corporate retreats around the world with a little less spirituality Amrit Yoga is for me the exception in a world that is attracted to bling I have revisited all the various methods I've tried and from this day forward become a devote I can't say enough words won't provide the essence of the feeling which is what it's all about God Bless and keep you in this world Amrit Yoga

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