Tantra Yoga Retreat

Mar 21 - 24, 2019

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An Exploration Into the Self

Delve into the ancient traditions of tantra yoga in this three-day intensive retreat. The weekend includes three mornings of Bhairabi Chakra Sadhana, a comprehensive group practice of pranayama, mudra, meditation and asana. Steeped in ritual and practiced in a circle, or chakra, this sadhana connects us with our essential nature.

Afternoons include classes exploring the roots of tantra as one of the oldest yogic traditions. Enjoy free time for reflection, walks in nature and integration. A guided active meditation practice of mask making, representing the individual ego, is practiced each evening. The closing ceremony and fire provides an opportunity to surrender our masks (and ego) to the Divine.

Mask Burning Meditation Om
Painting Mask
Tantra Altar Masks
People In Bhujangasana
Masks Burning
Shiva Shakti Ardhanarishwara

Said to be one of the oldest of all yoga traditions, Tantra uses the senses to move beyond the senses.

In the human body, there are several energy centers containing latent psychic powers. These energy centers are called chakras. If activated, they hold potential for attaining enlightenment.

In tantric methods, the practice of pranayama (control of the breath) is absolutely essential. By pranayama, the kundalini (a cosmic force coiled up in the base chakra), which is usually latent, is awakened. Through this awakening, a state of bliss and union with our highest Self is available to us.

Daily Schedule Includes

  • Arati (Ceremony of Light)
  • Bhairabi Chakra Sadhana (A guided tantra practice of pranayama, meditation, mudra, and asana)
  • Free time for reflection
  • Tantra philosophy
  • Mask making meditation

Practicing Ancient Wisdom

To attain the state of perfect bliss is the ultimate goal of tantra. Tantra holds that the body is the abode of truth, the epitome of the universe; and so we contain within ourselves the truth of the whole cosmos. Therefore the body, with its physiological and physical processes, becomes the perfect medium (yantra) to attain truth.

– Baba Hari Dass

Cost

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

Housing TypeCost
Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$459
Own Van$492
Own Tent$492
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.
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