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New Years Retreat: Self Transformation: Skills and Guidance

Presented by Sam Geppi (Sadasiva), Shanti Shivani, Acharya Mangalananda, Swami JnaneswarianandaWednesday, December 27, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018Tuition : $150.00
plus accommodations (see below for prices)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

 

Daily Schedule

6-8am Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-10am Beginners Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
1-3pm Workshop
3-4pm Free Time and Nature walks
4-6pm Open Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Pre-requisite

There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn classical yoga.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm. 
Departure: The course will conclude at 3pm on the Final date.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Day 1, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.

What to Bring

Textbook: "Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy" by Swami Sitaramananda

Other:  slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.  All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Registration

To Register for this course click the "Register" Button.

◻ STEP 1 - CREATE ONLINE USER ID AND PASSWORD
◻ STEP 2 - FILL OUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
◻ STEP 3 - WILL ANYBODY JOIN YOU?
◻ STEP 4 - CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION OPTION
◻ STEP 5 - MAKE DEPOSIT AND PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD

Accommodation Prices and Photos

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - Double: $120/night per person
 - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins 
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family

Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%

Click here for detailed information on accommodations

 


 

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva)

Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is the author of "Yoga and Vedic Astrology" and "The Ascendant-108 Planets of Vedic Astrology". He is the founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science - which offers level 1-3 Certification programs in Vedic Astrology. Currently the Academy has more than 120 students enrolled. Sam is certified level 1 and 2 through ACVA and CVA and was hired by Dattatreya Shiva Baba to teach the first Astroved Vedic Astrology Certification Program in 2010. Visit his website at http://vedicartandscience.com for more details about classes on Vedic Astrology.

www.vedicartandscience.com


Shanti Shivani

She brings a wealth of vocal, meditative, and movement experience to her classes and performances. She had the great fortune to be accepted as a parampara student of the premier family of the Dhrupad lineage, the Dagar family. The Dagar family has been passing on the Dhrupad tradition for nineteen generations. Shivani spent 8 years in India studying and practicing Shaivism and Tibetan Buddhism along with her Dhrupad studies. She is currently a disciple of Swamini Svatmavidyananda of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati's advaita vedanta lineage. On her quest for healing and self-realization through sound, she also studied with renowned Western musicians and sound healers such as Fabien Maman of the Academy of Sound, Color and Movement. Frédérick Leboyer, with whom she collaborated for 8 years, was a key mentor for her, as he helped her understand the profound connection between voice, breath and movement.

www.shantishivani.com


Acharya Mangalananda

Acharya Mangalananda is a direct disciple of the great modern woman Saint, Anandamayi Ma. When Swami Sivananda met with Ma he called her "The finest flower the soil of India has ever produced". Mangalananda went to India for the first time in 1973 when he was just 19 years old and spent the course of two years traveling with Ma and eventually receiving Initiation from her. He has lived in her ashrams and in association and under the guidance of some of her major disciples ever since. He spent from 2001--2013 living in her ashram in Central India where he was sent by Sw. Bhaskarananda, Ma's main Swami, to help start a school there. He has followed the Path of Bhakti Yoga and Mantra Yoga as he was trained in by Anandamayi Ma and her Disciples. He still serves as an Acharya--an appointed Teacher--of Ma Anandamayi Ashram in Omkareshwar, India, where he is a Trustee and Administrator.

www.mangalananda.org/


Swami Jnaneswariananda

Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher's Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001.  She is currently a senior teacher at the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley.  She teaches with great enthusiasm and humor.