Our Yoga Retreats Philosophy
Sat (truth) Manav (human being) Yoga (the process of union) is the process of becoming a true human being.
In keeping with Yoga tradition, our retreats are not intended to be a simple getaway, but a life-changing experience. Sat Manav Yoga is a complete system of Yogic Living, applicable to every life, fulfilling Yoga's original intention: to enhance life!
For millennia, Yogis have utilized retreats as an immersion into spiritual sadhana (practice) unhindered by the distractions of everyday life. We take that traditional approach. We use every environmental factor to help our retreatants attain a deep experience of sadhana; from the temples and shrines, rushing mountain streams, and vegan fare, to the overall tranquil emanations of being in a secluded place surrounded by nature and people devoted to attaining true fulfillment through Yoga. We limit our retreats to ten participants to maximize your experience.
Our Sat Manav Yoga retreat weekends focus on identifying, embodying and living our true purpose as humans: to experience and emanate fulfillment for the benefit of all beings. They are entirely supported by full-time practitioners who follow the traditional path of Yoga, living and studying with our Gurus Sri Bhagavan VaShi Baba and Sri Mirabai Ishwari. We are not instructors leading classes, but Yogis sharing our experience and passion.
The main intention of our retreats is to assist in the establishment, or deepening, of a daily practice for all who join us. Through daily, focused attention you can reach a state of fulfillment, becoming a positive point of emanation in the universe!
Our retreats are not "vacations" to simply step away from your life to de-stress, but an intensive experience for you to step into the life you long for! Don't wait!
To delve into the life-changing practices and techniques of Sat Manav Yoga, we offer five retreats programs:
Sat Manav Yoga Weekend Retreat
Come join us for an intensive overview of Sat Manav Yoga in one amazing weekend retreat! Enjoy complete instruction in Hatha (physical) Yoga, meditation, and Sat Manav Yoga overall. Experience it all! Your Yoga or spiritual practice will be deepened, whether you are experienced or a beginner. Yoga brings to our lives physical health, mental peace, emotional balance, and an understanding of our purpose in life—allowing us to experience the fulfillment we seek, every moment of every day!
Our Yoga Festival day events take place in conjunction with our Sat Manav Yoga retreats. This blends the Yogic teaching overview with a celebration of the ultimate intention of Yoga: to experience and emanate fulfillment!
All-inclusive Weekend Retreat price: $349.
Hatha Yoga Weekend Retreat
Join us for an intensive retreat that emphasizes the Hatha (physical) aspects of Sat Manav Yoga. Learn about, or deepen your abilities in, Pranayams (breath movement), Asanas (poses), Mudras (energetic configurations), Bhandas (energetic locks) and all aspects of Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga—physical practice—in conjunction with meditation, is the bedrock of a fulfilled life. True, deep application of Yogic practice brings the body to its highest natural functioning, resulting in a state free of disease. From there fulfillment is possible!
All-inclusive Weekend Retreat price: $389.
Meditation Weekend Retreat
Join us for in-depth instruction in the meditation techniques of Sat Manav Yoga, which lead us to directly experience our true nature as human beings. Meditation is the means and the method to establish not just a calm mind, but also an expanded consciousness. An established meditation practice is an essential part of being happy and stress-free. Our attention is our greatest power. All we have to do is learn to direct it! That's the key to reaching every goal in life and, ultimately, the state of ever-increasing fulfillment that is everyone's greatest aspiration.
All-inclusive Weekend Retreat price: $389.
Our personal retreat program allows you to concentrate on your personal practice, taking full advantage of the powerfully supportive Yogic environment of Sat Manav Yoga Ashram. You will enjoy full access to our Yoga Shala, meditation temples, vegan Yogic fare provided, a daily yoga class, group yoga and meditation practices, miles of woodland walking trails... This is the perfect environment to deepen your personal practice and expand your Life! Available at any time!
Rates: $299 for a weekend; $749 per week; $1,995 per month.
Includes a daily Yoga Intensive, access to the ashram facilities, all meals and private accommodation*.