A Reflection of Life Essence: Yoga and Consciousness Retreat

  • Amrit Yoga Institute Amrit Yoga Institute
  • 23855 NE Highway 314, Salt Springs, FL 32134
  • Jan 11 - 13, 2019 (3 days)
  • Standard/Dorm - $269.00 Private Room/Shared Bathroom - $399.00 Queen Sita Ensuite - $449.00 King Rama Ensuite - $449.00 Meals Only - $209.00

About This Event

Resilient mental health and radiant wellbeing can be yours!

This yoga and consciousness based retreat is about deepening your understanding of your essential innate spiritual self.

A simple but profound understanding of what forms our moment to moment experience of life can bring relief from mind created suffering, even in the face of great adversity. True freedom comes by realizing our true essential spiritual nature.

Our innate birthright essence is our life Presence. It is not an object or form experience, but is who we truly are. It cannot be attained, looked for, achieved, found or discovered. It must be realized. The deepening realization of our essence arises the Presence of wisdom in our everyday lives.

Come to the beautiful Amrit Yoga Institute in the Ocala National Forest, Salt Springs, Florida on January 11th, 12th, and 13th for a retreat to uncover what heals our heart and mind.

We’ll share stories about the Principles behind the human experience of life and death. The deeper understanding of these innate gifts of life will bring an end to psychological suffering, revealing peace of mind and opening of heart, allowing more joy in your life.

Around our sharing you are welcome to join into relaxing gentle yoga for quieting the mind and opening the heart. This yoga is best described as a gentle meditation in motion appropriate for all levels of experience. Also come join us in a deep sleep based meditation called Yoga Nidra that allows a profound quieting of the mind and revealing of spirit while the body replenishes its resources.

Meditative yoga is particularly suited to work hand-in-hand with a reflection on spiritual Principles for an insightful experience. The yoga of this retreat is especially good for relaxing the body & quieting the mind, with the possibility of freeing us to recognize our spiritual nature.

Detailed Description:

This 3 day retreat is on beautiful Lake Kern in the peaceful Ocala National Forest.

Experience a quieter mind for a more stress free life.

Have insights on your true spiritual identity.

This 3 day retreat will use a powerful but gentle meditative yoga practice and a yogic deep sleep based meditation called Yoga Nidra to calm and quiet the mind for opening participants to experience more of their spirit essence.

We will have talks and reflection on the 3 formless spiritual principles behind all experience in life.

The spiritual gifts of Universal Mind, Universal Consciousness, and the power of Thought together create the form of our moment to moment psychological experience. Gentle reflection on spiritual truth without identification with our own thinking can bring a deepened appreciation for our spiritual nature. Living everyday life becomes more graceful as there is nothing we have to do to appreciate life.

As understanding of life deepens so our life changes to suit our deeper wisdom. The practical results will reflect in our everyday life by increasing physical and psychological resilience. We react to less in life, thus allowing more beneficial action or non-action. When we do react to unavoidable life challenges our increased resilience returns us to equanimity. We experience moment to moment life more gracefully.

You will be guided through all the yoga experiences in this retreat. The movement and relaxation will be appropriate for all levels of participation. Joining in is completely voluntary.

Deep peace of Mind and an open heart can be yours!

Retreat Starts on Friday January 11th at 4pm with registration and check-in from 1-3 PM.

Program starts at 7pm after dinner.

Retreat ends on Sunday January 13th at 12 noon.


3 vegetarian meals a day

3 day retreat program

Does not include:

Any spa service you may wish to book.

Transportation to and from the yoga institute is not included.

Entrance fee to the nearby natural springs not included.

Reserve your space at this retreat today! Space is limited and will fill up fast.

For questions about our retreat please call Satyajit Joel at (contact info blocked).

Your Retreat Presenters:

Satyajit Joel Peters

Satyajit Joel has been a professional yoga teacher for 13 years and he has practiced yoga since the 1970s. He has been a Principle based coach and facilitator for 30 years. Joel is also a speaker on the Principles behind the experience of living and dying.

Joel is a 500 hour certified Professional level experienced Pranakriya and Kripalu Yoga Teacher; Certified Yoga Dance Teacher; Yoga Therapist; certified IAM Yoga Nidra Facilitator. Joel teaches to share his love of yoga and spiritual Principles.

He has recently faced a life threatening illness which ended his career in nuclear science and transformed his yoga practice & Principles coaching. Thru deepened Presence of Consciousness Joel transcended the fear and psychological suffering such a disease can bring.  He wishes to help others find peace of mind and an open heart.

“I know that my deepened awareness of my innate spiritual nature continues to be a profound factor in my wellbeing, including the healing & remission of my advanced metastatic cancer.” 

“As I realized that Consciousness is not dependent upon anything or any event in life, the fear of loss, even fear of death disappeared. The opposite is true – that my experience of life is dependent upon my state of consciousness. In other words all experience is always created from the inside out. This spiritual understanding has revealed that peace of mind and joy of heart has always been my spiritual birthright waiting to be uncovered”

Lori Carpenos

Lori is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 30 years of experience helping clients find peace of mind and open hearts through an understanding of the Principles behind all life experiences.

Lori has Co-authored 3 books. Her most recent book is “The Secret of Love, Unlock the Mystery, Unleash the Magic” for relationships of all kinds.

“The more I saw that I am not the personality I thought I was, the more my depression fell away. I live in such a different state of mind now, it’s as though I am an entirely different person. One simple understanding about how life works, was the most profound thing I ever encountered in life.”



Laurie Holmes

Laurie Holmes is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and energy worker with over 34 years of experience; she is also a Certified Transformative and Clarity Coach, Mentor and published Author of Becoming Human: The Story of You and Me and How we Came to Be. She is excited to share the realization she had when she woke up from a simple medical procedure, completely unable to move her arms and legs for 53 hours.

“I transcended the space between pain and suffering when I realized after my spinal stroke that I am always ok no matter what is going on in my physical form, and with that realization my healing began.”


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.


  • Air Conditioning 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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