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Our Philosophy

Our Yoga Retreat Philosophy

Sat (truth) Manav (human being) Yoga (the process of union) is the process of becoming a true human being.

In keeping with Yogic tradition, our retreats are not intended to be a simple getaway, but a life-changing experience. Sat Manav Yoga is a complete system of living, for all walks and ways of life, fulfilling Yoga's original intention: to find true and lasting happiness for the benefit of all beings! 

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 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 heartfelt experience and deepest 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! See our Calendar for upcoming retreats. Don't wait!

New to Sat Manav? Please read our Introduction page to learn a little more about a stay at the Ashram.

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Weekend Retreats

We offer unique and immersive retreats every weekend! Each one focuses on a particular aspect of Yoga and Yogic living, providing a truly in-depth learning and life changing experience. Covering everything from Pranayam “Expansion of the Life-force” to Digital Detox there is certainly something for everyone desiring to discover a truly fulfilled life and a way to benefit the world. See our Calendar for upcoming dates, prices and further details.

Rates: $349-$449

Personal Retreat

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 2 hour Yoga Intensive, access to the ashram facilities, all meals and accommodation.

Seva “Selfless Service” Retreats

Working in community was once a natural part of life. Modern living has distanced us from the connection and sense of meaning that fills us when working in a group toward a common goal. Our Seva Retreats are an opportunity to indulge in that power of unity and Yogic living. Our days begin and end with hours of practice, the guiding rhythm at Sat Manav. Everything else we do, from the kitchen to the office, supports that. The Ashram is nestled on 150 acres of forest with 17 buildings, large gardens, 20 cord of wood to stack, miles of meditation walking trails to maintain and 18 residents. We look forward to sharing Yogi life with you!

Rates begin at: $100/day, including all meals, lodging and use of Ashram amenities.