SEVA SAVES:The Path of Karma Yoga
April 28 – May 2
This transformative retreat will offer the following:
• 4 nights shared accommodations in our tranquil and charming bhavans (abodes/cabins)
• 3 healthful vegetarian meals a day, morning chai (tea) and snacks
• Profound teachings to understand the transformative path of karma yoga and many opportunities to put insights into practices during joyful service in the gardens, greenhouse and kitchen
• Silent and guided meditations to lead you into the Source of divine love and generosity
• Asana (physical yoga) practice and Nada yoga (mantra chanting and sacred singing)
• Rejuvenating hikes in nature & excursions to our sacred river
• Guided tour and hands-on experiences of our permaculture and sustainable projects
• Meditative walks in the surrounding beauty of our ashram land
• Blissful participation in the ashram community
A Sample Day at a Sat Yoga Retreat
3:45 am Wake up bell
4:00 am Early morning silent meditation and spiritual teaching
5:15 am Enjoy morning chai, cereal and fruit and a quiet space for continued meditation and reflection in the meditation hall or outside in our gardens
6:00 am Sunrise asana class overlooking the beautiful valley of Arunachala (our sacred mountain)
7:00 am Seva (volunteer service for the community) in the newly created terraces planting soil regenerating plants.
9:00 am Hot breakfast of Costa Rican favorites such as gallo pinto and fresh eggs from local farmers
9:45 am Personal time or seva in the kitchen
11:00 Morning activity: outdoor excursions, meditations, and classes
12:30 pm Personal time or meal prep seva
2:30 pm Gourmet vegetarian lunch followed by a dessert, coffee, and tea
3:30 pm Personal reflection time or seva (volunteer service) clean up
5:00 pm Evening class and meditation
7:00 pm Light nutritious soup dinner
Sat Yoga is a wisdom school and spiritual community that operates on an economy of love and generosity. Your donations and the voluntary service of students enable us to continue our work. All contributions are used for offering free classes, inspirational and educational activities, our wisdom-filled website, and building our ashram and retreat center. We also use donation funds to further research projects in permaculture and spiritual transformation that are shared with the wider community of people interested in solving the problems of the world. Sat Yoga sponsors a growing group of volunteers who selflessly serve the community and work diligently on purification of their souls. We sincerely hope that our efforts will benefit your spiritual development, bring you joy and insight, and inspire you to achieve your own highest potential. Your support of Sat Yoga is greatly appreciated.
Keeping with the tradition and giving spirit of an authentic ashram, our visitors are all expected to share in the daily seva (volunteer service). Those paying at the Sat Yoga Community tier may be assigned to extra duties and occasionally will be asked to sacrifice participation in a planned activity if needed.
This retreat is open only to Sat Yoga Community Members.
Contributions include: all retreat meals and snacks, accommodations in shared rooms/bathrooms, meditation gatherings, teachings, asana classes, various transformational activities, seva and nature walks. Transportation is not included in this price.
Nestled among flourishing gardens and panoramic mountain views, our six comfortable bhavans (spiritual abodes) offer the ideal space to embark on a transformative inner journey. Each simple yet tastefully designed room provides comfortable sleeping space for two*, a private balcony and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. The soothing sounds of nearby streams and sweet songs of native birds create the perfect conditions for deep meditation and relaxation.
*All prices are based on same-gender shared accommodations.
Sat Yoga retreat has the power to make us whole. This power comes from the combination of meditation, spiritual teachings, and service to the spiritual community, seva, done in a state of karma yoga, egoless and joyful spontaneity and love. Seva or service done while your attention is immersed in meditative silence that is detached from any particular outcome or result leads to effortless and enjoyable work. Only when the love and joyful energy field of karma yoga is spread by example through seva, can an ashram be sustainable.