Autumn Equinox Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Borestone Mountain Sanctuary - Elliotsville, Maine
Monday - Thursday, September 19-22, 2016
Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian
Register by June 1 to save $30.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature during peak fall foliage season and renew yourself with silence, a slower pace, and time to connect with your Soul. Join us on the shores of Midday and Sunset Ponds at the tranquil Borestone Mountain Audobon Sanctuary and retreat from the quick pace of life for three days of silence, yoga and meditation. Each morning we will awake to greet the day with meditation, pranayama and asana. We will use meditation and pranayama to balance the mind and calm the nervous system and pranic (energy) body. Morning yogasana classes will focus on gently building the inner agni (internal fire) to illuminate your true radiant nature. There is free time throughout the day to enjoy the walking trails around the Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, take a swim or canoe ride on the pond, journal, explore personal yoga practice or sit on a chair on the deck simply Be. A silent meditation hike up the Summit Trail will be offered on one afternoon of the retreat for any interested participants. In the early evening there will be a gentle yoga and Yoga Nidra (guided meditation practiced laying down) session. We will have a period of silent meditation to close each day. One evening will include a fire ceremony (Homa) to honor the Autumn Equinox. Three delicious vegetarian meals are served daily. Private sessions with the teachers can be scheduled during the day.
This three-night retreat begins with an evening meal at 6 pm on Monday, September 19th and ends at about mid-morning on Thursday, September 22nd after a morning session and breakfast. For more information about silent retreats, click here.
Sample Daily Schedule:
6:30 am Tea & Fruit or Snack
7-9 am Meditation & Yoga Class
9-10 am Breakfast
1-2 pm Lunch
3:30 pm Silent Meditation Nature Walk
4-6 pm Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra
6-7 pm Dinner
7:30-8 pm Evening Meditation
Rates & Accommodation
The rate includes 3 meals/day, lodging, yoga & meditation sessions and a private session with the teachers.
Early Registration Rate: Registered by June 1, 2016: $595.00
Early Registration Discount for ShivaShakti YTT graduates: Registered by June 1, 2016: $550.00
Regular Rate: Registered by August 19, 2016: $625.00
Payment Plan: Register by May 1, 2016 to qualify for a 4-installment payment plan. Contact us for more info.
Registration: To register, submit the application below. This retreat is limited to 14 paricipants so early registration is recommended to secure a spot. Registration closes August 19, 2016.
Continuing Education Credits: 24 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for this Yoga & Meditation Immersion. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE's.
Advanced YTT Credit: This retreat is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Accommodation/Meals: Accommodation is provided at the beautiful Boarstone Mountain Sanctuary lodges in single/double/multiple occupancy rooms. 3 vegetarian meals are served daily. Food sensitivites can be accommodated. More information about the Boarstone Mountain Sanctuary including directions, facilities, FAQ's, etc. will be e-mailed to participants after the application/deposit are submitted. Contact us for details about the retreat facilities, food, etc.