Hatha Yoga Retreat~Purify And Rejuvenate
- 9 hours of Asana (postures), Pranayam (breathing) and meditation instruction
- Evening group meditation sessions
- Walking meditation trails
- Cultivate your practice in a digital distraction free. No internet or cell service.
- Immerse yourself in Yogi Life as it has been lived for thousands of years
ScheduleFriday Evening Arrival-Sunday Evening Departure
9:00 Hatha Yoga Intensive
11:00 Organic, Vegan Brunch
11:45 Free Time
1:30-2:15 Waking Meditation
3:30-5:00 Pranayam and Meditation Intensive
5:30 Organic, Vegan Dinner
6:30 Free Time
7:30 Group Meditation (optional)
8:30 Sauna (optional)
About This Event
Daily practice is essential to building the happy, healthy, exuberant and exciting life we seek. On this retreat we focus on assisting you in establishing, or deepening, a consistent, dedicated morning Sadhana (practice) to purify and prepare you for life, every day!
Traditionally, the physical postures of Yoga were practiced simultaneously with meditation, and Pranayam (breath work) to purify, strengthen, and rejuvenate the body. Fulfilling the original intention of Yoga we bring it all together in balanced application, giving you the deepest experience of fulfillment through practice.
Sat Manav practitioners begin each day with an intensified Asana practice, coupled with Pranayam and meditation. The body is empty, the mind is quiet, the intention for the whole day can be established. It is the ideal time for purification and building of the Pran (life force). Join us to begin and deepen yours!
"Om Narbhavi Swaha" (Goodness is manifested for all beings)!
Venue HighlightsLooking to truly retreat, step completely away from "society"? We are far from the big city, off-grid, nestled in the forest, no cell service... Nothing disturbs the mountain expanse, the sound of rushing streams, the quiet serenity that is the perfect backdrop for deep reflection and making positive life changes.
Our buildings are eco-friendly, comfortable, heated with wood, cooled by the fresh mountain air and lit with solar power. All of our rooms sleep 2 people (2 twins or 1 queen) with baths attached. Our guest buildings also have solar lighting and are free from all other electronics and their disturbing EMFs to allow complete digital detox, essential for you to re-energize.
We have temples, walking trails and shrines for meditating and contemplation. Our Strawbale Yoga Shala is open all hours for practice and meditation. A wood fired sauna provides purification, release and glorious hot showers.
Join us to completely unplug, release, renew and rejuvenate.
AccommodationsOur aim is to create the perfect environment for Yoga, meditation and reflection. To create that tranquility, distraction and disturbance free, we are in the nestled in the mountains and, very comfortably, off-grid.
Our accommodations have indoor composting toilets, hand pumped water, hand pumped shower (hot), wood heat (we will manage your stove), and cooled by opening the windows to the fresh mountain air! Our guest buildings also have solar lighting and are free from all other electronics and their disturbing EMFs to allow complete digital detox, essential for you to re-energize.
We have 3 guest cabins. All linens included.
~The "Guest Cabin" is private with a queen bed, cozy sitting room. Indoor half bath. Showering takes place in our Sauna/shower room down the road a short walk.
~"Shodhana" has two bedrooms, a queen in one room and twin bunk beds in the other, each with a private half bath, and a shared sitting room. Showering takes place in our Sauna/shower room across the road.
~The "Kund" has two bedrooms upstairs, a queen in one room and two twins in the other, and a shared sitting room and full bathroom downstairs. There is also a kitchenette.
~We have tent sites along our rushing stream for those looking to really commune with nature. Bring a tent and bedding.
Menu/CuisineAll meals are prepared by our skilled Yogi chefs. We serve a Vegan, organic, wholefoods based menu, with flavoring and mild spicing inspired by India and Nepal. Food is nourishment for the body, mind and soul. We spare no effort in providing a healthful and fulfilling eating experience!
Meals are served at 11:00am and 5:30pm on “Pradakshina,” our dining area that surrounds our Shakti Temple. Fruit and herbal tea are available anytime, upon request. Please inform us of any allergies or special dietary needs. All food will be provided by the Ashram and kept in designated areas.
DirectionsThe closest major airport is Portland National Jetport, about 2 hours south of us. We offer airport pick up and drop off for $150. You can also take a bus to the Augusta Concord Bus Station, about an hour away, pick up and drop off, $60.
If you plan to drive, almost all online maps and GPS systems provide incorrect directions. To reach us, please use the driving directions that will be provided in your confirmation email.