Autumn Equinox Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Borestone Mountain Sanctuary - Guilford, Maine
Monday - Thursday, September 19-22, 2016
Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian
Stay tuned for September 2017 dates.
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 Audubon 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 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 participants 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 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.
Application Deadline for the Autumn Equinox Meditation & Yoga Retreat: September 9, 2016
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.