200 Hour YTT in Maine

Connecting with the Goddess: A Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Borestone Mountain Sanctuary - Guilford, Maine

Thursday- Sunday, September 21-24, 2017

Instructors: Aiyana Athenian and Krishna Peter Perry




Borestone Mountain Sanctuary

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on the shores of Midday and Sunset Ponds at the tranquil Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary, and renew with silence, a slower pace, and time to connect with your Soul. This retreat is held during the auspicous time of Navaratri, an annual Yogic and Hindu celebration of the Goddess. Join us for three days of social silence, yoga, meditation and a time to honor the Goddess energy within. Each morning we will awake to greet the day with a Goddess meditation practice incorporating mantra, a period of silent meditation and a Kundalini yoga class. We will use meditation to invoke the creative Goddess energy and connect with the earth. Morning Kundalini yoga 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 the deck and simply Be. A silent meditation hike is offered on one afternoon of the retreat for any interested participants. Afternoons include a gentle yoga and guided meditation session focusing on self-inquiry. The evening sessions rotate between a spiritual talk, kirtan (chanting) and/or silent meditation. Three delicious Ayurvedic, vegetarian meals are served daily. Chef, Dawn Tassi, is trained in Ayurvedic cooking and prepares the meals with mindfulness, following principles of Ayurveda to provide nourishing food that supports the learning and inner exploration during the retreat. Private sessions with the teachers can be scheduled during the retreat.


This three-night retreat begins with an evening meal at 6 pm on Thursday, September 21st and ends at about mid-morning on Sunday, September 24th after a morning session and breakfast. For more information about silent retreats, click here. This retreat is perfect for anyone with some prior yoga and meditation experience. If you have practiced yoga for awhile, but are new to meditation please feel free to contact us and check in.


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 & Guided Meditation

6-7 pm Dinner

7:30-8 pm Evening Talk, Kirtan and/or Meditation



Rates & Accommodation

The rate includes 3 meals/day, lodging, yoga & meditation sessions and a private session with the teachers.


Early Registration Discount for ShivaShakti YTT graduates: Registered by June 1, 2017: $600.00

Regular Rate: Registered by August 21, 2017: $650.00

Payment Plan: Register by May 1, 2017 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 12 participants so early registration is recommended to secure a spot. Registration closes August 21, 2017.

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 Borestone Mountain Sanctuary lodges in single/double/multiple occupancy rooms. Three (3) vegetarian meals are served daily.  Food sensitivities can be accommodated. More information about the Borestone 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.


Admissions Procedures:


Application Deadline for the Autumn Equinox Meditation & Yoga Retreat: August 21, 2017

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.


Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a paypal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit.  The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the retreat.  The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the retreat will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.


Step 4: The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date of the retreat.


Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted.  Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.


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