Stillness Retreat: From Sound to Silence

Sep 27 - 30, 2018


Drop into Stillness at our Meditation and Self-Reflection Retreat

There are many doorways to stillness. At our stillness retreat we slow down and look at ways to quiet our mind and thoughts, as according to yoga philosophy, stilling the mind offers a path towards inner peace. Some of the doorways practiced at this retreat include yoga practices of asana, pratyahara, pranayam, pratyahara and meditation. There will be classes on Nada Yoga (Yoga of Sound) and on Sound healing according to Ayurveda as well as meditative movement and time for reflection and nature walks. Silence is encouraged from sunrise to sunset.

We close the retreat with a Vedic fire ceremony (yajna) for peace. Special to this retreat is a Saturday night concert with Srivani Jade and Ravi Albright

Sound originates from silence. The great Spirit is identified within by silencing the mind ~Baba Hari Dass
  • Morning and Afternoon Meditation
  • Silence from Sunrise to Sunset
  • Nada Yoga (yoga of sound)
  • Sound Healing According to Ayurveda
  • Sacred Chanting of Sanskrit Mantra
  • Vedic Fire Ceremony for Peace
  • Classical Yoga Practices (asana, pranayama and pratyahara) for Stilling the Mind
  • Meditative Movement
  • Nature Walks
sitting alone
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Alis meditating hero Resized
butterfly flower Resized


(including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)

Housing TypeCost
Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$459
Own Van$492
Own Tent$492
Mount Madonna Center Tent$519
Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$579
Triple (3 to a room)$621
Double (2 to a room or cabin)$684
Double with Bath (2 to a room)$705
Single (1 to a room or cabin)$768
Single with Bath (1 to a room)$858

Program Notes

  • A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
  • Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
  • Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
  • If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
  • Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
  • The program will end at 1:00 pm on the final scheduled day.