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Jun
29
Fri
10-Day Imperience Retreat
Jun 29 – Jul 8 all-day

 


From Experience to Imperience

The Sat Yoga Ashram 10-day Imperience retreat takes you from the external experience to the internal imperience and offers a healing and life-transforming introduction to the unique heart-opening and mind-exploding process of bio-psycho-spiritual liberation called the Sat Yoga Approach, downloaded by Shunyamurti and offered only at the Sat Yoga Institute.

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In this program you will be introduced to the extraordinary body of knowledge developed by Shunyamurti, the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. This knowledge weaves together the deepest insights of the world’s wisdom traditions, healing arts and sciences. You will come to understand the nature of the obstacles you are facing in your life, and awaken to the true nature of the challenges that darken our planetary horizon. The Sat Yoga Approach is designed to inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your true heart’s highest destiny.

Gain a comprehensive conceptual mapping of the inner labyrinth of the human spirit. The retreat consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

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The retreat begins with a Sat Yoga Meditation Weekend  and continues with a daily schedule that offers a balance of inward and outward activities:

AM

  • 4:00 : Morning Meditation
  • 4:45 – 6:30 :  Free time for reflection / walks in nature / asana practice
  • 6:30 – 8:00 : Karma Yoga (egoless service) in the community kitchen and gardens
  • 8:00 – 8:45 : Breakfast
  • 8:45 – 9:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 9:15 – 11:00 : Quiet time to reflect and process
  • 11:00  – 1pm : Wisdom class

PM

  • 1 – 1:45 : Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 2:15 – 5:30 : Quiet time to reflect / afternoon activity (art practice, music)
  • 5:30 – 7:00 : Evening wisdom class
  • 7:00 – 7:30 : Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:00 : Clean up
  • 9:00 : Lights out

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“I went to this retreat with no expectations but hoping that it was going to be life changing. I laugh now, but at the retreat I cried a lot. A lot of feelings came up but the experience was truly amazing, amazing, amazing… We were taught that there are events that change our lives, and for me the retreat was such an event. It totally brought me to a crossroads where a decision had to be made – to live in Truth or not. The teachings made perfect sense and helped me realize that I have a lot of inner work to do to let go of what I have been carrying for so long.” ~ Fabian Villa Michel, Costa Rica

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Contribution: $1,350

This includes a 10 day/9 night stay in shared accommodation (2-3 in a room) plus all meals and activities. Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices. For a private room there is a supplement of $200 for the duration of the retreat.

Booking Policy – Retreats and Immersions

Click Here to Apply

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For FAQ’s about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page HERE

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Experience, Imperience & Sumerience | Read MoreIn this short essay, Shunyamurti explains spiritual development as a double passage from one mode of perceiving reality to a second and then a third, from the mode of experience to that of imperience, and finally to that of sumerience.

3-week Ashram Immersion
Jun 29 – Jul 19 all-day

This 3-week Ashram Immersion Program is for serious spiritual seekers wishing to immerse themselves in a longer and more intensive process of Self-enquiry, spiritual study, deep meditation, egoless service, Sat Yogic practice, self-discipline, and dharma-based community life. It is offered for those who are eager to pursue an accelerated path to ego transcendence and the ultimate spiritual goal of Self-realization.

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Immersion In the Bliss of Being

Sat Yoga means union with the Real Self, the true essence of our Being. This union can be achieved when the mindwaves have been stilled. In the silence of pure presence, one can peer into the depths of consciousness and reach the inner Source that can never be objectified. The Sat Yoga Ashram Immersion Program is designed to enable you to attain this supreme realization.

The program consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. 

Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

The program begins with a Sat Yoga Ashram Meditation Weekend. This is the ideal introduction  to dive into the energy field of Sat Yoga, and a first opportunity to encounter the profound teachings of Shunyamurti and our joyful way of life. Your immersion program will begin immediately following this weekend.

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“When the mind is silent and focused on the inner Source, and the heart is open and empty, the Light, Love, and Power of the Supreme Self are revealed” ~Shunyamurti

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Study, Serve, Abide in Sahaja Samadhi

Karma yoga, or seva, is selfless service, which is a core practice of Sat Yoga. Joining in communal karma yoga is a great privilege, a way of serving God as part of a superorganism. You may be involved every day in various seva projects, both outdoors and in the kitchen or office, while having ample time to study deeply the Sat Yoga knowledge of the dynamics of ego, soul, and Atman, and do intensive inner work to realize the Supreme Self.

Commitment to the goal of ego transcendence is always at the core of everything we do. For this reason, we ask participants to commit to the keeping of the yamas and niyamas, the ethical yogic guidelines in the art of living by which our community abides, for the duration of their stay here.

One-to-One Transformational Sessions

The immersion program also includes as its essential core a number of individual transformation sessions, based on the unique approach called Atmanology. This is not psychology, psychoanalysis, or Jungian analysis—but the process begins from where they leave off, entering the highest spiritual vibrational levels. Ego transcendence and transformation, healing and inner peace are the goals.  The process can catalyze liberation from ego, healing of body and emotional trauma, and profound new understanding and transformation of life. These sessions are led by either Shunyamurti or Radha Ma, or another trained atmanologist. The fees for these sessions are calculated separately from the program fee, and will vary according to each person’s requirements. More information about costs will be provided as part of your application process.

~ Read more about one-to-one sessions ~

Contribution:

3 Week Immersion Contribution: $2025

These prices include shared accommodations, 3 vegetarian meals per day, and participation in all ashram activities during the program.  Please inquire about private accommodation options, and about discounted rates for Costa Rica residents.

Fees for one-to-one sessions are calculated separately from the program contribution, and will vary according to each person’s requirements. Please be prepared to offer a contribution ranging from $50 per week up to $300 or more, for those who want the most intensive program possible for accelerated growth and healing.

Booking Policy – Retreats and Immersions

Apply Here

Extended Stays

Extensions of the length of the immersion retreat may be offered to those who wish to stay longer than a month. Please enquire with our registration team retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Want to know more?

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For more Information about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page 

The Sat Yoga Ashram is a spiritual refuge for all serious seekers looking for a sacred space to heal and grow spiritually at this time of planetary transition. We are always seeking donations so that we can help more people in need come here on scholarships. Our capacity to offer financial aid is severely limited at this time. But if you wish to participate in retreats offered by our wisdom school but require assistance to cover the tuition, please inquire for more information about our options of financial aid with Amrita, and we will do what we can to be of service. Amrita retreats@satyogainstitute

 

Quantumplation Weekend with Shunyamurti
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day


 

Shunyamurti has taken the Sat Yoga Ashram Meditation Weekend to the next level! Join us for the first ever Quantumplation Weekend

 

 


 

Go beyond meditation:

Through a triple process of higher wisdom, guided visualizations, and powerful energetic transmission, the vibratory frequency of Liberation can be attained. There are no obstacles to Self-realization.

Join Shunyamurti for a weekend at the Sat Yoga Ashram and come learn about the original meaning and purpose of meditation, the obstacles we face in being able to meditate, and how meditation can help you achieve lasting inner peace and the full realization of your highest creative potentials.

 

What is Quantumplation?

It is the most radical and instantaneous form of meditation. This is also the original method of meditation, taught by the great sages of all lineages based in the realization of non-duality. Its understanding is now accessible again through the discoveries of quantum physics. We begin with the most elementary and fundamental essence—the Quantum—that constitutes the unified field of Presence, and allow That to reveal its perfect nature. Thou art That.

 

Set in the serene mountains of Southern Costa Rica, the Sat Yoga Ashram offers you an ideal setting in which to experience the transformative power of meditation. Our meditation weekends include essential teachings on the subjects of yoga, meditation, and spiritual development, as well as several silent and guided meditations and sunrise yoga hatha yoga classes overlooking the majestic valley. You will have quiet time to enjoy the extraordinary natural setting of the ashram, as well as delicious and healthful vegetarian meals that feature fresh ingredients from our organic gardens.

 

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This short but deeply enriching retreat will be guided by Shunyamurti, a meditation master, spiritual guide, and the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. Since 2002, Shunyamurti and the Sat Yoga Institute have been a prominent presence in Costa Rica’s evolving spiritual community, serving as a resource of wisdom and healing for a great many seekers from around the world.

Whether you are an experienced yogi, or simply discovering the gift of meditation, this weekend will inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your heart’s highest destiny.

Contribution

Contribution

$350 International Rate

$300 Local Costa Rica Resident Rate 

All contributions cover the cost of accommodations in one of our delightful cabins, all meals and activities during your stay.

Shared rooms accommodate two to three persons. Bathrooms are shared with a maximum of four others.
Private rooms are available for a supplement of $75.

Do you need more information?

If you have questions about our Meditation Weekend before beginning your application process, please use the adjacent form. Or you can write to us directly at retreats@satyogainstitute.org


Meals

Mouth watering vegetarian and vegan meals that are integral to our ashram life and retreats. In our retreat we serve three hearty meals each day plus snacks.  Dishes are created from organic produce grown in our own gardens or sourced from neighboring farms, or when necessary brought from the local feria (farmers market).

Food


Accommodation

Nestled among flourishing gardens and cloud forests, our six comfortable bhavans (spiritual abodes), offer an ideal environment to embark on a profound inner journey. Each simple, yet tastefully designed, room provides comfortable sleeping space for one to three, with private single rooms often available upon request for a supplemental fee.

Our accommodations offer pleasant and spacious shared bathrooms as well as private balconies and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and gardens. The soothing sounds of flowing water and sweet songs of native birds (and sometimes the awesome howls of monkeys!) provide the perfect conditions for meditation and relaxation.

Accommodation

Getting to Us

Our Ashram is located in the Pérez Zeledon region of southern Costa Rica, an estimated 4-hour journey (by car/bus) from the capital, San Jose. You can arrive with your own 4X4 vehicle, with a carpool or by a combination of bus and a taxi.  We usually have pre-arranged carpool or bus groups that leave from San Jose the morning of the event. When needed, we use a reliable taxi service to bring guests to our ashram from the nearest town, San Isidro. Once you are registered for the event, you will receive more information about arrival and departure options from our registration coordinator, Amrita. If you are flying in to Costa Rica, we recommend that you arrive to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose (SJO) at least one day before the event starts. From there, you can spend the night in San Jose area or go directly to San Isidro where there are several hotel options.




Ready to apply?

click here to apply online

Click here for additional details about our meditation weekends

For more information write to us retreats@satyogainstitute.org


Jul
21
Sat
Shunyamurti Silent Retreat: Attainment of the Absolute
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day


Attainment of the Absolute: The Solution to Life’s Problems

7-day Silent Retreat Led by Sat Yoga Spiritual Director, Shunyamurti

 

The goal of Sat Yoga is permanent establishment in Absolute Consciousness. This is simply achieved through the elimination of the narrative chatter of the ego. This resolves all forms of emotional instability, ends unwanted habit patterns, and dissolves all suffering. It strengthens the body’s electromagnetic energy field and heals illness and fatigue. This is the shortest and quickest path to inner freedom and happiness.
 
The retreat will focus on the practice of ancient secret techniques of meditation and pranayama developed by the great yogis of India, Tibet, and China for immediate attainment of the Absolute. The teachings will be paradoxical and will focus on training the intellect to recognize the accurate logic of non-duality. These approaches will synchronize the two hemispheres of the brain, will illuminate and activate the pineal gland, and will increase the flow of prana through the organism. There will also be a downpour of shakti that may result in paranormal experiences and the sense of going out of body. We will perform these techniques in a safe way to enable all participants to remain in serenity as we go into the higher states and enter the light body. But only those who are mature and ready for advanced yogic practices should attend.
 
This kind of retreat is offered only once every three years, so those who are interested in the direct approach to Liberation should take advantage of this window of opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible because space is severely limited. Not everyone who applies will be accepted. You may be referred to a more appropriate retreat aimed at beginners or intermediate practitioners. Those who have been to Sat Yoga previously will have priority.
 

 
Note: This retreat will require all participants to remain in strict silence except during discussion periods in classes. Furthermore, attendees who are not using medications and who are in appropriate physical condition are encouraged to fast for the full length of the retreat, and to stay a few days afterward, to complete a ten-day fast, and break it properly. Those who wish to fast must register beforehand to do so, in order to allow the kitchen to know how much food to prepare for those who will be eating. Meals will be simpler and relatively plain and quick and easy to digest, in order to increase the time available for pranayamas and deep meditation.

 


 

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A retreat with Shunyamurti is a powerful and life-changing event. Spontaneous, inspired, and always unique – Shunyamurti’s presence and teachings have the uncanny power to address your deepest questions, to free your mind from its most painful fixations and to open your heart to its ultimate fulfillment.


 

 


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The retreat will include the following:

• 6 nights shared accommodations in our charming bhavans (cabinas)
• Healthful, vegetarian meals, morning chai (tea) and snacks
• Profound teachings, guided meditations, & self-inquiry that help bring about states of inner peace & communion with your True Self
• Spiritual exercises designed to dissolve the egoic shell and encourage transformation and growth
• Outdoor activities & river walks that allow you to go inward, unwind, & rejuvenate in the palpable silence & tranquil beauty of nature
• Morning asana (physical yoga) practice most mornings overlooking the valley
• Creative writing & artistic expression classes and activities that inspire freedom
• Joyful immersion in an ashram on the sacred mountain of Arunachala


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“Incredible, it went beyond my expectations. I am very happy and grateful to have had the chance to experience this retreat. It was uplifting spiritually, mentally, physically… I came with very specific spiritual and emotional issues that I wanted to transcend and were accomplished and expanded in ways that can only be described as miraculous. I salute the divinity in your collective endeavour and wish that you can make it available to more people.” ~ David Zeledon, Costa Rica.

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More Information about retreats:

Contribution

International Visitors – $1700 early bird rate
Costa Rica Residents – please inquire for a local price.

Your contribution includes shared accommodations in one of our delightful cabins, all meals, and activities during your stay. Single supplement is available for an additional fee. 

Any questions? Write to us – retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Meals

Mouth watering vegetarian and vegan meals that are integral to our ashram life and retreats. In our retreat we serve three hearty meals each day plus snacks. Dishes are created from organic produce grown in our own gardens or sourced from neighboring farms, or when necessary brought from the local feria (farmers market).

Food


Accommodation

Nestled among flourishing gardens and cloud forests, our six comfortable bhavans (spiritual abodes), offer an ideal environment to embark on a profound inner journey. Each simple, yet tastefully designed, room provides comfortable sleeping space for one to three, with private single rooms often available upon request for a supplemental fee.

Our accommodations offer pleasant and spacious shared bathrooms as well as private balconies and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and gardens. The soothing sounds of flowing water and sweet songs of native birds (and sometimes the awesome howls of monkeys!) provide the perfect conditions for meditation and relaxation.

Accommodation

Getting to Us

Our Ashram is located in the Pérez Zeledon region of southern Costa Rica, an estimated 4-hour journey (by car/bus) from the capital, San Jose. You can arrive with your own 4X4 vehicle, with a carpool or by a combination of bus and a taxi. We usually have pre-arranged carpool or bus groups that leave from San Jose the morning of the event. When needed, we use a reliable taxi service to bring guests to our ashram from the nearest town, San Isidro. Once you are registered for the event, you will receive more information about arrival and departure options from our registration coordinator, Amrita. If you are flying in to Costa Rica, we recommend that you arrive to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose (SJO) at least one day before the event starts. From there, you can spend the night in San Jose area or go directly to San Isidro where there are several hotel options.

Click Here to Apply Online

Any questions? Write to us – retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Jul
27
Fri
Imperience Retreat (Shunyamurti Retreat Extension)
Jul 27 – Aug 3 all-day

 

From Experience to Imperience

A very special Sat Yoga Ashram Imperience retreat offered exclusively as an extension to the Shunyamurti 7-day Retreat: Attainment of the Absolute (July 21 – 27).

The Sat Yoga Ashram Imperience Retreat takes you from the external experience to the internal imperience and offers a healing and life-transforming introduction to the unique heart-opening and mind-exploding process of bio-psycho-spiritual liberation called the Sat Yoga Approach offered only at the Sat Yoga Institute.

Gold Divider Line

In this program you will be introduced to the extraordinary body of knowledge developed by Shunyamurti, the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. This knowledge weaves together the deepest insights of the world’s wisdom traditions, healing arts and sciences. You will come to understand the nature of the obstacles you are facing in your life, and awaken to the true nature of the challenges that darken our planetary horizon. The Sat Yoga Approach is designed to inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your true heart’s highest destiny.

Gain a comprehensive conceptual mapping of the inner labyrinth of the human spirit. The retreat consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPERIENCE RETREAT HERE

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This particular Imperience Retreat is offered exclusively as an extension to the Shunyamurti 7-day Retreat: Attainment of the Absolute (July 21 – 27)

If you wish to participate in an Imperince Retreat only, please follow this link.

Following the retreat the daily schedule continues with a balance of inward and outward activities.

AM

  • 4:00 : Morning Meditation
  • 4:45 – 6:30 :  Free time for reflection / walks in nature / asana practice
  • 6:30 – 8:00 : Karma Yoga (egoless service) in the community kitchen and gardens
  • 8:00 – 8:30 : Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 11:00 : Immersion Wisdom Class
  • 11:00  – 1pm : Quiet time to reflect and process / optional karma yoga

PM

  • 1 – 1:45 : Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 2:15 – 5:30 : Quiet time to reflect / afternoon activity (art practice, music)
  • 5:30 – 7:00 : Evening wisdom class
  • 7:00 – 7:30 : Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:00 : Clean up
  • 9:00 : Lights out

Gold Divider Line

“I went to this retreat with no expectations but hoping that it was going to be life changing. I laugh now, but at the retreat I cried a lot. A lot of feelings came up but the experience was truly amazing, amazing, amazing… We were taught that there are events that change our lives, and for me the retreat was such an event. It totally brought me to a crossroads where a decision had to be made – to live in Truth or not. The teachings made perfect sense and helped me realize that I have a lot of inner work to do to let go of what I have been carrying for so long.” ~ Fabian Villa Michel, Costa Rica

Click Here For More Testimonials

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Contribution: $1,000

This includes a 7-night stay in shared accommodation (2-3 in a room) plus all meals and activities. Please inquire about private accommodations.

Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices. For a private room there is a supplement of $150 for the duration of the retreat.

Booking Policy – Retreats and Immersions

Click Here to Apply

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For FAQ’s about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page HERE

Gold Divider Line

Experience, Imperience & Sumerience | Read MoreIn this short essay, Shunyamurti explains spiritual development as a double passage from one mode of perceiving reality to a second and then a third, from the mode of experience to that of imperience, and finally to that of sumerience.

Aug
24
Fri
10-Day Imperience Retreat
Aug 24 – Sep 2 all-day

 


From Experience to Imperience

The Sat Yoga Ashram 10-day Imperience retreat takes you from the external experience to the internal imperience and offers a healing and life-transforming introduction to the unique heart-opening and mind-exploding process of bio-psycho-spiritual liberation called the Sat Yoga Approach, downloaded by Shunyamurti and offered only at the Sat Yoga Institute.

Gold Divider Line

In this program you will be introduced to the extraordinary body of knowledge developed by Shunyamurti, the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. This knowledge weaves together the deepest insights of the world’s wisdom traditions, healing arts and sciences. You will come to understand the nature of the obstacles you are facing in your life, and awaken to the true nature of the challenges that darken our planetary horizon. The Sat Yoga Approach is designed to inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your true heart’s highest destiny.

Gain a comprehensive conceptual mapping of the inner labyrinth of the human spirit. The retreat consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

Gold Divider Line

The retreat begins with a Sat Yoga Meditation Weekend  and continues with a daily schedule that offers a balance of inward and outward activities:

AM

  • 4:00 : Morning Meditation
  • 4:45 – 6:30 :  Free time for reflection / walks in nature / asana practice
  • 6:30 – 8:00 : Karma Yoga (egoless service) in the community kitchen and gardens
  • 8:00 – 8:45 : Breakfast
  • 8:45 – 9:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 9:15 – 11:00 : Quiet time to reflect and process
  • 11:00  – 1pm : Wisdom class

PM

  • 1 – 1:45 : Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 2:15 – 5:30 : Quiet time to reflect / afternoon activity (art practice, music)
  • 5:30 – 7:00 : Evening wisdom class
  • 7:00 – 7:30 : Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:00 : Clean up
  • 9:00 : Lights out

Gold Divider Line

“I went to this retreat with no expectations but hoping that it was going to be life changing. I laugh now, but at the retreat I cried a lot. A lot of feelings came up but the experience was truly amazing, amazing, amazing… We were taught that there are events that change our lives, and for me the retreat was such an event. It totally brought me to a crossroads where a decision had to be made – to live in Truth or not. The teachings made perfect sense and helped me realize that I have a lot of inner work to do to let go of what I have been carrying for so long.” ~ Fabian Villa Michel, Costa Rica

Click Here For More Testimonials

Gold Divider Line

Contribution: $1350

This includes a 10 day/9 night stay in shared accommodation (2-3 in a room) plus all meals and activities. Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices. For a private room there is a supplement of $200 for the duration of the retreat.

Click Here to Apply

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For FAQ’s about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page HERE

Gold Divider Line

Experience, Imperience & Sumerience | Read MoreIn this short essay, Shunyamurti explains spiritual development as a double passage from one mode of perceiving reality to a second and then a third, from the mode of experience to that of imperience, and finally to that of sumerience.

4-week Ashram Immersion
Aug 24 – Sep 20 all-day

This 4-week Ashram Immersion Program is for serious spiritual seekers wishing to immerse themselves in a longer and more intensive process of Self-enquiry, spiritual study, deep meditation, egoless service, Sat Yogic practice, self-discipline, and dharma-based community life. It is offered for those who are eager to pursue an accelerated path to ego transcendence and the ultimate spiritual goal of Self-realization.

Gold Divider Line

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Immersion In the Bliss of Being

Sat Yoga means union with the Real Self, the true essence of our Being. This union can be achieved when the mindwaves have been stilled. In the silence of pure presence, one can peer into the depths of consciousness and reach the inner Source that can never be objectified. The Sat Yoga Ashram Immersion Program is designed to enable you to attain this supreme realization.

The program consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. 

Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

The program begins with a Sat Yoga Ashram Meditation Weekend. This is the ideal introduction  to dive into the energy field of Sat Yoga, and a first opportunity to encounter the profound teachings of Shunyamurti and our joyful way of life. Your immersion program will begin immediately following this weekend.

Gold Divider Line

“When the mind is silent and focused on the inner Source, and the heart is open and empty, the Light, Love, and Power of the Supreme Self are revealed” ~Shunyamurti

Gold Divider Line

Immersion-collage-2-e1419028167107

Study, Serve, Abide in Sahaja Samadhi

Karma yoga, or seva, is selfless service, which is a core practice of Sat Yoga. Joining in communal karma yoga is a great privilege, a way of serving God as part of a superorganism. You may be involved every day in various seva projects, both outdoors and in the kitchen or office, while having ample time to study deeply the Sat Yoga knowledge of the dynamics of ego, soul, and Atman, and do intensive inner work to realize the Supreme Self.

Commitment to the goal of ego transcendence is always at the core of everything we do. For this reason, we ask participants to commit to the keeping of the yamas and niyamas, the ethical yogic guidelines in the art of living by which our community abides, for the duration of their stay here.

One-to-One Transformational Sessions

The immersion program also includes as its essential core a number of individual transformation sessions, based on the unique approach called Atmanology. This is not psychology, psychoanalysis, or Jungian analysis—but the process begins from where they leave off, entering the highest spiritual vibrational levels. Ego transcendence and transformation, healing and inner peace are the goals.  The process can catalyze liberation from ego, healing of body and emotional trauma, and profound new understanding and transformation of life. These sessions are led by either Shunyamurti or Radha Ma, or another trained atmanologist. The fees for these sessions are calculated separately from the program fee, and will vary according to each person’s requirements. More information about costs will be provided as part of your application process.

~ Read more about one-to-one sessions ~

Contribution:

4 Week Immersion Contribution: $2700

These prices include shared accommodations, 3 vegetarian meals per day, and participation in all ashram activities during the program.  Please inquire about private accommodation options, and about discounted rates for Costa Rica residents.

Fees for one-to-one sessions are calculated separately from the program contribution, and will vary according to each person’s requirements. Please be prepared to offer a contribution ranging from $50 per week up to $300 or more, for those who want the most intensive program possible for accelerated growth and healing.

Apply Here

Extended Stays

Extensions of the length of the immersion retreat may be offered to those who wish to stay longer than a month. Please enquire with our registration team retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Want to know more?

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For more Information about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page 

The Sat Yoga Ashram is a spiritual refuge for all serious seekers looking for a sacred space to heal and grow spiritually at this time of planetary transition. We are always seeking donations so that we can help more people in need come here on scholarships. Our capacity to offer financial aid is severely limited at this time. But if you wish to participate in retreats offered by our wisdom school but require assistance to cover the tuition, please inquire for more information about our options of financial aid with Amrita, and we will do what we can to be of service. Amrita retreats@satyogainstitute

 

The Cathartic Power of Comedy – Arts and Culture Weekend with Shunyamurti
Aug 24 – Aug 26 all-day

 
 
The Cathartic Power of Comedy
 

Comedy is paradox; the shock of surprise; the release of pent up tension; the instant delight as a punchline provokes a blast of pure joy. How can we harness the powerful medicine of laughter to heal our souls of the illusory suffering of the ego mind?

The Sat Yoga Ashram invites you to join Shunyamurti and our Theater Department Thespians at our upcoming Arts and Culture Weekend. Take a quantum leap on your spiritual path and laugh your way to liberation! This is a unique event, never to be repeated. 

The weekend will offer live the cathartic power of comedy, plus the bonus of profound teachings about the shamanic energies conjured up by the twisting torments of characters in conflict that result in the rush of rejuvenation and the revelation of a higher order of symbolic truth.  The Sat Yoga Theater Group will stage two modern classic one-act comedies by the comedic genius Murray Schisgal, The Typists and The Tiger. Shunyamurti will also explore the relationship between theater and Truth, and how art functions as a catalyst for human and social transformation.

The Sat Yoga Ashram is a unique and paradoxical integration of a yogic monastery, artist colony, and self-sustaining eco-spiritual community. Experience an event like no other. Each unique event offers you a singular opportunity to leap out of all limiting beliefs. Come and roar your way to a new reality.  

 

Contribution

Contribution

$350 International Rate

$300 Local Costa Rica Resident Rate 

All contributions cover the cost of accommodations in one of our delightful cabins, all meals and activities during your stay.

Shared rooms accommodate two to three persons. Bathrooms are shared with a maximum of four others.
Private rooms are available for a supplement of $75.

Do you need more information?

If you have questions about our Meditation Weekend before beginning your application process, please use the adjacent form. Or you can write to us directly at retreats@satyogainstitute.org


Meals

Mouth watering vegetarian and vegan meals that are integral to our ashram life and retreats. In our retreat we serve three hearty meals each day plus snacks.  Dishes are created from organic produce grown in our own gardens or sourced from neighboring farms, or when necessary brought from the local feria (farmers market).

Food


Accommodation

Nestled among flourishing gardens and cloud forests, our six comfortable bhavans (spiritual abodes), offer an ideal environment to embark on a profound inner journey. Each simple, yet tastefully designed, room provides comfortable sleeping space for one to three, with private single rooms often available upon request for a supplemental fee.

Our accommodations offer pleasant and spacious shared bathrooms as well as private balconies and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and gardens. The soothing sounds of flowing water and sweet songs of native birds (and sometimes the awesome howls of monkeys!) provide the perfect conditions for meditation and relaxation.

Accommodation

Getting to Us

Our Ashram is located in the Pérez Zeledon region of southern Costa Rica, an estimated 4-hour journey (by car/bus) from the capital, San Jose. You can arrive with your own 4X4 vehicle, with a carpool or by a combination of bus and a taxi.  We usually have pre-arranged carpool or bus groups that leave from San Jose the morning of the event. When needed, we use a reliable taxi service to bring guests to our ashram from the nearest town, San Isidro. Once you are registered for the event, you will receive more information about arrival and departure options from our registration coordinator, Amrita. If you are flying in to Costa Rica, we recommend that you arrive to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose (SJO) at least one day before the event starts. From there, you can spend the night in San Jose area or go directly to San Isidro where there are several hotel options.




Ready to apply?

click here to apply online

Click here for additional details about our meditation weekends

For more information write to us retreats@satyogainstitute.org


Sep
22
Sat
How to Flourish as Community: Living in Joy in a Time of Planetary Phase Transition
Sep 22 – Sep 28 all-day

 

 

How to Flourish as Community:
Living in Joy in a Time of Planetary Phase Transition

A 7-day retreat with Shunyamurti​


Those who are awakened to the nature of our historic moment and the requirements for survival through this time of global tribulation realize the necessity of forming and fostering a new kind of tribal living.

The Sat Yoga Ashram community has gained priceless experience from our own steep learning curve in our shift from vision into manifestation. We have come to understand what is needed to sustain an enduring community with a lifestyle that balances constraint with creativity, duty with freedom, growth with consistency, law with love, and spiritual realization with re-education.

We remain humbly engaged in endless learning and sharing. That spirit has motivated us to open our doors to create a forum that can both inspire and support, and also receive new information and perspectives—and opportunities for mutual benefit—by inviting all those who are either members of communities, leaders, or those who are thinking of joining a community and want a deeper sense of what is involved, what mistakes to avoid, and how to augment our thriving lifestyle.

The themes we intend to discuss at this inter-communal gathering include the following:

  • Unifying Vision and Full Commitment
  • Structure, Dharma, and Leadership
  • Psychological and Spiritual Power, Understanding, and Training
  • Food Security and Adaptation to an Off-Grid Future
  • Harvesting the Wisdom of past Monastic, Ashram, and Tribal Cultures
  • Transformational Processes for Maturation, Conflict Resolution, and Ego Transcendence
  • The Nitty Gritty: Dealing With Such Matters as Aging, Death, Money, Workers, Children, Entheogens, Sex and Drugs

We hope that there is enough interest in these topics and in inter-community gatherings that we can offer a series of such retreats to delve ever more deeply into the roots of our interbeing—and create a think tank to help solve the problems that arise in our sister communities to ensure the welfare and connectivity of a growing network of spiritual tribes. 


 

 

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Click Here For Testimonials



More Information about retreats:

Contribution

International Visitors – $1700

  • 20% reduction for International community members – $1375

Costa Rica Residents – $1200 

  • 20% reduction for residents – $875

We will offer a special scholarship especially for community leaders and members.

Your contribution includes shared accommodations in one of our delightful cabins, all meals, and activities during your stay. Single supplement is available for an additional fee.

Booking Policy – Retreats and Immersions

Meals

Mouth watering vegetarian and vegan meals that are integral to our ashram life and retreats. In our retreat we serve three hearty meals each day plus snacks. Dishes are created from organic produce grown in our own gardens or sourced from neighboring farms, or when necessary brought from the local feria (farmers market).

Food


Accommodation

Nestled among flourishing gardens and cloud forests, our six comfortable bhavans (spiritual abodes), offer an ideal environment to embark on a profound inner journey. Each simple, yet tastefully designed, room provides comfortable sleeping space for one to three, with private single rooms often available upon request for a supplemental fee.

Our accommodations offer pleasant and spacious shared bathrooms as well as private balconies and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and gardens. The soothing sounds of flowing water and sweet songs of native birds (and sometimes the awesome howls of monkeys!) provide the perfect conditions for meditation and relaxation.

Accommodation

Getting to Us

Our Ashram is located in the Pérez Zeledon region of southern Costa Rica, an estimated 4-hour journey (by car/bus) from the capital, San Jose. You can arrive with your own 4X4 vehicle, with a carpool or by a combination of bus and a taxi. We usually have pre-arranged carpool or bus groups that leave from San Jose the morning of the event. When needed, we use a reliable taxi service to bring guests to our ashram from the nearest town, San Isidro. Once you are registered for the event, you will receive more information about arrival and departure options from our registration coordinator, Amrita. If you are flying in to Costa Rica, we recommend that you arrive to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose (SJO) at least one day before the event starts. From there, you can spend the night in San Jose area or go directly to San Isidro where there are several hotel options.

Click Here to Apply Online

write to us – retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Sep
28
Fri
Imperience Retreat (Shunyamurti Retreat Extension)
Sep 28 – Oct 5 all-day

 

From Experience to Imperience

A very special Sat Yoga Ashram Imperience retreat offered exclusively as an extension to the Shunyamurti 7-day Retreat: The Victorious Life (September 22 – 28, 2018)

The Sat Yoga Ashram Imperience Retreat takes you from the external experience to the internal imperience and offers a healing and life-transforming introduction to the unique heart-opening and mind-exploding process of bio-psycho-spiritual liberation called the Sat Yoga Approach offered only at the Sat Yoga Institute.

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In this program you will be introduced to the extraordinary body of knowledge developed by Shunyamurti, the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. This knowledge weaves together the deepest insights of the world’s wisdom traditions, healing arts and sciences. You will come to understand the nature of the obstacles you are facing in your life, and awaken to the true nature of the challenges that darken our planetary horizon. The Sat Yoga Approach is designed to inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your true heart’s highest destiny.

Gain a comprehensive conceptual mapping of the inner labyrinth of the human spirit. The retreat consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPERIENCE RETREAT HERE

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This particular Imperience Retreat is offered exclusively as an extension to the Shunyamurti 7-day Retreat: The Victorious Life (September 22 – 28, 2018)

If you wish to participate in an Imperince Retreat only, please follow this link.

Following the retreat the daily schedule continues with a balance of inward and outward activities.

AM

  • 4:00 : Morning Meditation
  • 4:45 – 6:30 :  Free time for reflection / walks in nature / asana practice
  • 6:30 – 8:00 : Karma Yoga (egoless service) in the community kitchen and gardens
  • 8:00 – 8:30 : Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 11:00 : Immersion Wisdom Class
  • 11:00  – 1pm : Quiet time to reflect and process / optional karma yoga

PM

  • 1 – 1:45 : Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 2:15 – 5:30 : Quiet time to reflect / afternoon activity (art practice, music)
  • 5:30 – 7:00 : Evening wisdom class
  • 7:00 – 7:30 : Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:00 : Clean up
  • 9:00 : Lights out

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“I went to this retreat with no expectations but hoping that it was going to be life changing. I laugh now, but at the retreat I cried a lot. A lot of feelings came up but the experience was truly amazing, amazing, amazing… We were taught that there are events that change our lives, and for me the retreat was such an event. It totally brought me to a crossroads where a decision had to be made – to live in Truth or not. The teachings made perfect sense and helped me realize that I have a lot of inner work to do to let go of what I have been carrying for so long.” ~ Fabian Villa Michel, Costa Rica

Click Here For More Testimonials

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Contribution: $1,000

This includes a 7-night stay in shared accommodation (2-3 in a room) plus all meals and activities. Please inquire about private accommodations.

Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices. For a private room there is a supplement of $150 for the duration of the retreat.

Booking Policy – Retreats and Immersions

Click Here to Apply

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For FAQ’s about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page HERE

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Experience, Imperience & Sumerience | Read MoreIn this short essay, Shunyamurti explains spiritual development as a double passage from one mode of perceiving reality to a second and then a third, from the mode of experience to that of imperience, and finally to that of sumerience.

Nov
23
Fri
10-Day Imperience Retreat
Nov 23 – Dec 2 all-day

 

From Experience to Imperience

The Sat Yoga Ashram 10-day Imperience retreat takes you from the external experience to the internal imperience and offers a healing and life-transforming introduction to the unique heart-opening and mind-exploding process of bio-psycho-spiritual liberation called the Sat Yoga Approach, downloaded by Shunyamurti and offered only at the Sat Yoga Institute.

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In this program you will be introduced to the extraordinary body of knowledge developed by Shunyamurti, the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. This knowledge weaves together the deepest insights of the world’s wisdom traditions, healing arts and sciences. You will come to understand the nature of the obstacles you are facing in your life, and awaken to the true nature of the challenges that darken our planetary horizon. The Sat Yoga Approach is designed to inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your true heart’s highest destiny.

Gain a comprehensive conceptual mapping of the inner labyrinth of the human spirit. The retreat consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

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The retreat begins with a Sat Yoga Meditation Weekend  and continues with a daily schedule that offers a balance of inward and outward activities:

AM

  • 4:00 : Morning Meditation
  • 4:45 – 6:30 :  Free time for reflection / walks in nature / asana practice
  • 6:30 – 8:00 : Karma Yoga (egoless service) in the community kitchen and gardens
  • 8:00 – 8:45 : Breakfast
  • 8:45 – 9:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 9:15 – 11:00 : Quiet time to reflect and process
  • 11:00  – 1pm : Wisdom class

PM

  • 1 – 1:45 : Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 2:15 – 5:30 : Quiet time to reflect / afternoon activity (art practice, music)
  • 5:30 – 7:00 : Evening wisdom class
  • 7:00 – 7:30 : Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:00 : Clean up
  • 9:00 : Lights out

Gold Divider Line

“I went to this retreat with no expectations but hoping that it was going to be life changing. I laugh now, but at the retreat I cried a lot. A lot of feelings came up but the experience was truly amazing, amazing, amazing… We were taught that there are events that change our lives, and for me the retreat was such an event. It totally brought me to a crossroads where a decision had to be made – to live in Truth or not. The teachings made perfect sense and helped me realize that I have a lot of inner work to do to let go of what I have been carrying for so long.” ~ Fabian Villa Michel, Costa Rica

Click Here For More Testimonials

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Contribution: $1350

This includes a 10 day/9 night stay in shared accommodation (2-3 in a room) plus all meals and activities. Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices. For a private room there is a supplement of $200 for the duration of the retreat.

Click Here to Apply

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For FAQ’s about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page HERE

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Experience, Imperience & Sumerience | Read MoreIn this short essay, Shunyamurti explains spiritual development as a double passage from one mode of perceiving reality to a second and then a third, from the mode of experience to that of imperience, and finally to that of sumerience.

4-week Ashram Immersion
Nov 23 – Dec 20 all-day

This 4-week Ashram Immersion Program is for serious spiritual seekers wishing to immerse themselves in a longer and more intensive process of Self-enquiry, spiritual study, deep meditation, egoless service, Sat Yogic practice, self-discipline, and dharma-based community life. It is offered for those who are eager to pursue an accelerated path to ego transcendence and the ultimate spiritual goal of Self-realization.

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Immersion In the Bliss of Being

Sat Yoga means union with the Real Self, the true essence of our Being. This union can be achieved when the mindwaves have been stilled. In the silence of pure presence, one can peer into the depths of consciousness and reach the inner Source that can never be objectified. The Sat Yoga Ashram Immersion Program is designed to enable you to attain this supreme realization.

The program consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. 

Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

The program begins with a Sat Yoga Ashram Meditation Weekend. This is the ideal introduction  to dive into the energy field of Sat Yoga, and a first opportunity to encounter the profound teachings of Shunyamurti and our joyful way of life. Your immersion program will begin immediately following this weekend.

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“When the mind is silent and focused on the inner Source, and the heart is open and empty, the Light, Love, and Power of the Supreme Self are revealed” ~Shunyamurti

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Study, Serve, Abide in Sahaja Samadhi

Karma yoga, or seva, is selfless service, which is a core practice of Sat Yoga. Joining in communal karma yoga is a great privilege, a way of serving God as part of a superorganism. You may be involved every day in various seva projects, both outdoors and in the kitchen or office, while having ample time to study deeply the Sat Yoga knowledge of the dynamics of ego, soul, and Atman, and do intensive inner work to realize the Supreme Self.

Commitment to the goal of ego transcendence is always at the core of everything we do. For this reason, we ask participants to commit to the keeping of the yamas and niyamas, the ethical yogic guidelines in the art of living by which our community abides, for the duration of their stay here.

One-to-One Transformational Sessions

The immersion program also includes as its essential core a number of individual transformation sessions, based on the unique approach called Atmanology. This is not psychology, psychoanalysis, or Jungian analysis—but the process begins from where they leave off, entering the highest spiritual vibrational levels. Ego transcendence and transformation, healing and inner peace are the goals.  The process can catalyze liberation from ego, healing of body and emotional trauma, and profound new understanding and transformation of life. These sessions are led by either Shunyamurti or Radha Ma, or another trained atmanologist. The fees for these sessions are calculated separately from the program fee, and will vary according to each person’s requirements. More information about costs will be provided as part of your application process.

~ Read more about one-to-one sessions ~

Contribution:

4 Week Immersion Contribution: $2700

These prices include shared accommodations, 3 vegetarian meals per day, and participation in all ashram activities during the program.  Please inquire about private accommodation options, and about discounted rates for Costa Rica residents.

Fees for one-to-one sessions are calculated separately from the program contribution, and will vary according to each person’s requirements. Please be prepared to offer a contribution ranging from $50 per week up to $300 or more, for those who want the most intensive program possible for accelerated growth and healing.

Apply Here

Extended Stays

Extensions of the length of the immersion retreat may be offered to those who wish to stay longer than a month. Please enquire with our registration team retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Want to know more?

For any questions please write to retreats@satyogainstitute.org
For more Information about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page 

The Sat Yoga Ashram is a spiritual refuge for all serious seekers looking for a sacred space to heal and grow spiritually at this time of planetary transition. We are always seeking donations so that we can help more people in need come here on scholarships. Our capacity to offer financial aid is severely limited at this time. But if you wish to participate in retreats offered by our wisdom school but require assistance to cover the tuition, please inquire for more information about our options of financial aid with Amrita, and we will do what we can to be of service. Amrita retreats@satyogainstitute

 

Shunyamurti led Meditation Weekend: Ingredients for Ecstasy
Nov 23 – Nov 25 all-day


Shunyamurti led Meditation Weekend ~ con traducción en español

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Join Shunyamurti for a weekend at the Sat Yoga Ashram and come learn about the original meaning and purpose of meditation, the obstacles we face in being able to meditate, and how meditation can help you achieve lasting inner peace and the full realization of your highest creative potentials.

Set in the serene mountains of Southern Costa Rica, the Sat Yoga Ashram offers you an ideal setting in which to experience the transformative power of meditation. Our meditation weekends include essential teachings on the subjects of yoga, meditation, and spiritual development, as well as several silent and guided meditations and sunrise yoga hatha yoga classes overlooking the majestic valley. You will have quiet time to enjoy the extraordinary natural setting of the ashram, as well as delicious and healthful vegetarian meals that feature fresh ingredients from our organic gardens.

This short but deeply enriching retreat will be guided by Shunyamurti, a meditation master, spiritual guide, and the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. Since 2002, Shunyamurti and the Sat Yoga Institute have been a prominent presence in Costa Rica’s evolving spiritual community, serving as a resource of wisdom and healing for a great many seekers from around the world.

Whether you are an experienced yogi, or simply discovering the gift of meditation, this weekend will inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your heart’s highest destiny.

Click Here For More Testimonials

Contribution

Contribution*

$350 International Rate

$300 Costa Rica Resident Rate 

All contributions cover the cost of accommodations in one of our delightful cabins, all meals and activities during your stay.

Shared rooms accommodate two to three persons. Bathrooms are shared with a maximum of four others.
Private rooms are available for a supplement of $75.

Do you need more information?

If you have questions about our Meditation Weekend before beginning your application process, please use the adjacent form. Or you can write to us directly at retreats@satyogainstitute.org


Meals

Mouth watering vegetarian and vegan meals that are integral to our ashram life and retreats. In our retreat we serve three hearty meals each day plus snacks.  Dishes are created from organic produce grown in our own gardens or sourced from neighboring farms, or when necessary brought from the local feria (farmers market).

Food


Accommodation

Nestled among flourishing gardens and cloud forests, our six comfortable bhavans (spiritual abodes), offer an ideal environment to embark on a profound inner journey. Each simple, yet tastefully designed, room provides comfortable sleeping space for one to three, with private single rooms often available upon request for a supplemental fee.

Our accommodations offer pleasant and spacious shared bathrooms as well as private balconies and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and gardens. The soothing sounds of flowing water and sweet songs of native birds (and sometimes the awesome howls of monkeys!) provide the perfect conditions for meditation and relaxation.

Accommodation

Getting to Us

Our Ashram is located in the Pérez Zeledon region of southern Costa Rica, an estimated 4-hour journey (by car/bus) from the capital, San Jose. You can arrive with your own 4X4 vehicle, with a carpool or by a combination of bus and a taxi.  We usually have pre-arranged carpool or bus groups that leave from San Jose the morning of the event. When needed, we use a reliable taxi service to bring guests to our ashram from the nearest town, San Isidro. Once you are registered for the event, you will receive more information about arrival and departure options from our registration coordinator, Amrita. If you are flying in to Costa Rica, we recommend that you arrive to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose (SJO) at least one day before the event starts. From there, you can spend the night in San Jose area or go directly to San Isidro where there are several hotel options.




Ready to apply?

click here to apply online

Click here for additional details about our meditation weekends

For more information write to us retreats@satyogainstitute.org


Dec
29
Sat
Shunyamurti 7-day Retreat ~ Shortcut to Shiva: Time for the Tandava
Dec 29 2018 – Jan 4 2019 all-day


7-day Retreat Led by Sat Yoga Spiritual Director, Shunyamurti

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A retreat with Shunyamurti is a powerful and life-changing event. Spontaneous, inspired, and always unique – Shunyamurti’s presence and teachings have the uncanny power to address your deepest questions, to free your mind from its most painful fixations and to open your heart to its ultimate fulfillment.


 

 

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The retreat will include the following:

• 6 nights shared accommodations in our charming bhavans (cabinas)
• Healthful, vegetarian meals, morning chai (tea) and snacks
• Profound teachings, guided meditations, & self-inquiry that help bring about states of inner peace & communion with your True Self
• Spiritual exercises designed to dissolve the egoic shell and encourage transformation and growth
• Outdoor activities & river walks that allow you to go inward, unwind, & rejuvenate in the palpable silence & tranquil beauty of nature
• Morning asana (physical yoga) practice most mornings overlooking the valley
• Creative writing & artistic expression classes and activities that inspire freedom
• Joyful immersion in an ashram on the sacred mountain of Arunachala


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“Incredible, it went beyond my expectations. I am very happy and grateful to have had the chance to experience this retreat. It was uplifting spiritually, mentally, physically… I came with very specific spiritual and emotional issues that I wanted to transcend and were accomplished and expanded in ways that can only be described as miraculous. I salute the divinity in your collective endeavour and wish that you can make it available to more people.” ~ David Zeledon, Costa Rica.

Click Here For More Testimonials



More Information about retreats:

Contribution

International Visitors – $1700 
Costa Rica Residents – please inquire for a local price.

Your contribution includes shared accommodations in one of our delightful cabins, all meals, and activities during your stay. Single supplement is available for an additional fee. 

Any questions? Write to us – retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Meals

Mouth watering vegetarian and vegan meals that are integral to our ashram life and retreats. In our retreat we serve three hearty meals each day plus snacks. Dishes are created from organic produce grown in our own gardens or sourced from neighboring farms, or when necessary brought from the local feria (farmers market).

Food


Accommodation

Nestled among flourishing gardens and cloud forests, our six comfortable bhavans (spiritual abodes), offer an ideal environment to embark on a profound inner journey. Each simple, yet tastefully designed, room provides comfortable sleeping space for one to three, with private single rooms often available upon request for a supplemental fee.

Our accommodations offer pleasant and spacious shared bathrooms as well as private balconies and large windows that overlook the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and gardens. The soothing sounds of flowing water and sweet songs of native birds (and sometimes the awesome howls of monkeys!) provide the perfect conditions for meditation and relaxation.

Accommodation

Getting to Us

Our Ashram is located in the Pérez Zeledon region of southern Costa Rica, an estimated 4-hour journey (by car/bus) from the capital, San Jose. You can arrive with your own 4X4 vehicle, with a carpool or by a combination of bus and a taxi. We usually have pre-arranged carpool or bus groups that leave from San Jose the morning of the event. When needed, we use a reliable taxi service to bring guests to our ashram from the nearest town, San Isidro. Once you are registered for the event, you will receive more information about arrival and departure options from our registration coordinator, Amrita. If you are flying in to Costa Rica, we recommend that you arrive to the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose (SJO) at least one day before the event starts. From there, you can spend the night in San Jose area or go directly to San Isidro where there are several hotel options.

Click Here to Apply Online

Any questions? Write to us – retreats@satyogainstitute.org

Jan
4
Fri
Imperience Retreat (Shunyamurti Retreat Extension)
Jan 4 – Jan 11 all-day

 

From Experience to Imperience

A very special Sat Yoga Ashram Imperience retreat offered exclusively as an extension to the Shunyamurti 7-day Retreat – Shortcut to Shiva: Time for the Tandava  (December 29, 2018- January 4, 2019)

The Sat Yoga Ashram Imperience Retreat takes you from the external experience to the internal imperience and offers a healing and life-transforming introduction to the unique heart-opening and mind-exploding process of bio-psycho-spiritual liberation called the Sat Yoga Approach offered only at the Sat Yoga Institute.

Gold Divider Line

In this program you will be introduced to the extraordinary body of knowledge developed by Shunyamurti, the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute. This knowledge weaves together the deepest insights of the world’s wisdom traditions, healing arts and sciences. You will come to understand the nature of the obstacles you are facing in your life, and awaken to the true nature of the challenges that darken our planetary horizon. The Sat Yoga Approach is designed to inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose toward the fulfilment of your true heart’s highest destiny.

Gain a comprehensive conceptual mapping of the inner labyrinth of the human spirit. The retreat consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions. Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPERIENCE RETREAT HERE

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This particular Imperience Retreat is offered exclusively as an extension to the Shunyamurti 7-day Retreat – Shortcut to Shiva: Time for the Tandava  (December 29, 2018- January 4, 2019)

If you wish to participate in an Imperince Retreat only, please follow this link.

Following the retreat the daily schedule continues with a balance of inward and outward activities.

AM

  • 4:00 : Morning Meditation
  • 4:45 – 6:30 :  Free time for reflection / walks in nature / asana practice
  • 6:30 – 8:00 : Karma Yoga (egoless service) in the community kitchen and gardens
  • 8:00 – 8:30 : Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 11:00 : Immersion Wisdom Class
  • 11:00  – 1pm : Quiet time to reflect and process / optional karma yoga

PM

  • 1 – 1:45 : Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:15 : Clean up and chores
  • 2:15 – 5:30 : Quiet time to reflect / afternoon activity (art practice, music)
  • 5:30 – 7:00 : Evening wisdom class
  • 7:00 – 7:30 : Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:00 : Clean up
  • 9:00 : Lights out

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“I went to this retreat with no expectations but hoping that it was going to be life changing. I laugh now, but at the retreat I cried a lot. A lot of feelings came up but the experience was truly amazing, amazing, amazing… We were taught that there are events that change our lives, and for me the retreat was such an event. It totally brought me to a crossroads where a decision had to be made – to live in Truth or not. The teachings made perfect sense and helped me realize that I have a lot of inner work to do to let go of what I have been carrying for so long.” ~ Fabian Villa Michel, Costa Rica

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Contribution: $1,000

This includes a 7 night stay in shared accommodation (2-3 in a room) plus all meals and activities. Please inquire about private accommodations.

Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices. For a private room there is a supplement of $150 for the duration of the retreat.

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Experience, Imperience & Sumerience | Read MoreIn this short essay, Shunyamurti explains spiritual development as a double passage from one mode of perceiving reality to a second and then a third, from the mode of experience to that of imperience, and finally to that of sumerience.