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Raksha Bandhan Festival~Blessing of the Yogis

  • Hridaya Hermitage 245 Greenwood Brook Road Industry, ME, 04938 United States (map)

In the ancient tradition of Sat Manav Yoga, Raksha Bandhan honors the deep bond that exists between humanity and all other beings. Commonly celebrating the bond between brother and sister, Yoga takes it one step further, recognizing we are all linked by our common desire to experience and give fulfillment. 
Simply put, if we can learn how to enhance and extend life for ourselves all beings can thrive and experience fulfillment. This message is the true and original purpose of Yoga. 
This event is dedicated to that. 

Event highlights:
Rakhi (bracelet) tying blessing ceremony performed by our Gurus
Amazing Food
Inspiring Yoga Teachings
Yagya (Yogic Fire Ceremony)
There are kid activities all day. This is a perfect family event!

Schedule of events:
Over night guests: Friday Evening
Overnight guest coming for dinner, arrival by 4:30
5:30 Vegan Yogi Dinner
6:30 Orientation, Ashram tour
7:30 Shakti Puja, followed by meditation
8:30 Optional Sauna (Bring your bathing suit)

Festival Day: Saturday
6:00 Optional Group Practice (for guests who have attended Intensives)
8:15 Yoga Intensive
10:30 Shiva Loka Puja
11:30 Traditional Vegan Yogic Lunch Buffet
12:30 Shiva Lila~Live Kirtan (music), Henna Tattoos available, optional Pradakshina (walking meditation)
2:30 Upadesh~Teaching with Gurus of Sat Manav Ashram
4:00 Yagya Fire Ceremony
4:30 Rakhi (bracelet) tying ceremony
5:30 Dinner Buffet Opens
6:30 Day guests depart
8:30 Optional Sauna

6:00 Optional Group Practice (for guests who have attended Intensives)
8:15 Yoga Intensive
11:00 Traditional Vegan Yogic Lunch Buffet

Each festival at Sat Manav Yoga Ashram is a rare opportunity and offering to the public to step out of daily life and travel back in time to a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India.

The highlight of the event is an afternoon discourse and empowerment given by Sri Bhagavan and Sri Mirabai, gurus of Sat Manav Yoga Ashram. They give public treachings only once a year. Full of powerful insight, colorful analogies and irrefutable logic, this discourse on the intention of Yoga lays out the missing ingredients in our modern view, shedding vast light on the meaning of life and the direction we should be looking to. 

Suggested Donation: $90/full day, $45/half day
This event is put on by the residents of the hermitage as an offering to invite any people of any faith or belief to participate. The festivals are donation based reflecting the value of time and energy put into each event, however no one is turned away due to lack of funds. We hope to share this universal message with all!