Shining Light on Guruji & Geetaji’s Teachings
August 21 – 25, 2019

“Yoga is eternal. It is evergreen and timeless.  It is the answer to the infinite stresses modern-day life brings us. Yoga brings balance to our lives, calms the restless mind, and bring us to a point of complete quiet.  It is then that we discover our true selves. “

BKS Iyengar

Through years of dedicated practice, Guruji and Geetaji understood how asana can serve as a vehicle to penetrate from the outermost self to an innermost, divine core. Though both have now passed from this familiar, physical world they have given us a shining example, a well-lit pathway to guide practitioners to move from the gross, superficial layers to the deeper, subtle layers of the Self. Join Patricia Walden, one of Guruji’s senior students, as we come together to honor Guruji and Geetaji through an exploration of asana, pranayama and sutra discussion in the journey of yoga.

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

Each day includes 3 hours of asana in the morning and 2 hours of pranayama and philosophy discussion in the afternoon. In addition, enjoy delicious vegetarian meals and special evening programs. Past years have included an evening of chanting, viewing of historic film footage of Guruji.

REGISTRATION OPEN. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. PLEASE note – the Residential options is filled with a short-waitlist. Please email kerry@ahayoga.com to be added to the waitlist.

Details of the retreat including theme and special topics will be sent out in early spring. Listed below are previous year’s schedule to give you a sense of the overall structure.

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

Change FEE- Changes to enrollment options are allowed with an administrative fee of $15/change.

Residential Retreat Options

Includes all meals – all vegetarian with vegan options

Double or Triple rooms only – $1275 –
Pay in full or $500 deposit, balance due by May 1, 2019

Commuter Pricing Options

This option includes yoga classes and meal options. Please see our web-site for a list of area B&B’s.
The following options are available for Commuters:
• Option 1: All classes and all meals included: $990
• Option 2: All classes and all lunches: $790
• Option 3: All classes, no meals: $730

Pay in full or $500 deposit, balance due by May 1, 2019

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

For questions related to housing or meals, please email kerry@ahayoga.com.

Payment by Check

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

Recommended Lodging Options Outside the Shaker Museum

1. Shaker Farm B & B 603-632-7664 www.shakerfarm.com
2. Shaker Hill B & B 603-632-4519  www.shakerhill.com
3. Stanford Bed and Breakfast on Crystal Lake in Enfield, NH, 603-632-9949 stanfordbedandbreakfast.com

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 21

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

Thursday, August 22-Saturday, August 24

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