The Art of Integration with Patricia Walden  Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH

August 22 – 26, 2018

This retreat is held at the historic Enfield Shaker Museum.  Founded in 1793 and located on the shore of Mascoma Lake in the valley the Shakers called the Chosen Vale, the museum includes a number of historic buildings on 21 acres. The retreat experience is designed to take you deeper into your practice by allowing time and space for quiet reflection.  Retreat participants are invited to step back, slow down and enjoy the peaceful nature of this location by walking on the hiking paths, joining in our delicious vegetarian meals and participating in evening programs.   Past years have included an evening of chanting, viewing of historic film footage of Guruji.

As we gather for the Shaker retreat this year, we will be celebrating the 100th year since Guruji’s birth. Through his years of devoted practice, Guruji understood the art of integration and how the path of yoga can lead us to ultimate freedom.

He says in “Light on Yoga”: “The final integration of the sheaths of being at last brings access to the knowledge of the soul to join that of the heart and body.” How can we learn from his teachings of both asana and the yoga sutras to practice and teach in a more integrative way?

Come join Patricia Walden, one of Guruji’s senior students, as we explore the art of integration. Each day will include asana, pranayama and philosophy discussion.

This retreat is for seasoned practitioners with the following requirements:
• Have a regular asana and pranayama practice
• Be able to hold sirsasana for 5 minutes
• Be able to hold salamba sarvangasana for 10 minutes
• Be able to press up independently in Urdhva Dhanurasana
• Be able to work with your own injuries

Residential Retreat Options

Includes all meals – all vegetarian with vegan options

Double or Triple rooms only – $1260 –                                                                                                                                       Email with your roommate preferences with subject line: Housing for Retreat

Commuter Pricing Options

• Option 1: All classes and all meals included: $970
• Option 2: All classes and all lunches: $780
• Option 3: All classes, no meals: $720

Pay in full or $500 deposit, balance due by May 1, 2018


If you prefer to pay by check, mail check with your name and email to address below.  Please include which option you are enrolling (Commuter 1, 2, 3 or Residential)

  • Ancient Healing Arts Yoga
  • 85 North Main St., Suite 240
  • White River Junction, VT 05001


Additional FAQ’s

Note: Extra meals can be added by contacting Kerry and paying by check.

Recommended Lodging Options Outside the Shaker Museum
1. Shaker Farm B & B 603-632-7664
2. Shaker Hill B & B 603-632-4519
3. Stanford Bed and Breakfast on Crystal Lake in Enfield, NH, 603-632-9949


Wednesday, August 22

Registration at 4 pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm
Opening Circle at 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 23-Saturday, August 25

Breakfast at 7 am
Meditation with Janice Vien (optional) at 8-8:45 am
Asana Practice with Patricia 9:30-12:30 pm
Lunch 12:30-1:30 pm
Free time 2-4 pm
Philosophy and Pranayama with Patricia 4-6 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm
Optional evening activities- to be announced

Sunday, August 26 Breakfast at 7 am
Check out of rooms
Asana Practice with Patricia 9:30-12:30 pm
Take out Lunch Available

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