The Body is My Temple –

Intermediate & Advanced Retreat

Harrisville, NH

August 18-20th, 2023

“The omnipresent Isvara, who pervades every atom of the universe, also resides in every cell of the human body. The body is thus a temple that houses the divine spirit.”

BKS IYENGAR, Arogya Yoga

Join Patricia Walden, one of the senior most teachers in the U.S., for a 3-day In-person retreat in historic Harrisville, NH. Patricia’s teaching artfully guides students on an inward journey exploring asana and pranayama to integrate and unify the body and mind. In this way, each practitioner develops a sense of the body as a vehicle to connect with deeper levels of their being and uncover an inner spark of divinity in each of us. This unique and intimate retreat gives students an opportunity to delve deeper in a bucolic New England setting.

Patricia first met BKS Iyengar in 1976 and has been a devoted student and beloved teacher since that time. She aspires to teach in a way where students feel seated in their hearts and fearless.

Your retreat location – Harrisville is a unique mill village that preserves the scale and setting of the numerous mill villages that were built on waterpower sites throughout New England prior to the Civil War. Today the village retains its two early textile mills together with a range of related buildings – boarding houses, workers’ cottages, owners’ houses, a store, meeting house, school, dams and mill ponds – in an isolated rural setting. Harrisville’s significance as one of the best-preserved mill building/communities in America was recognized in 1977 with a National Historic Landmark designation.

in addition to yoga, participants can enjoy a catered vegetarian meals, followed by a hike on surrounding trails or walk in the scenic village to Harrisville Pond. For the more adventurous, Sunday afternoon could include a hike up scenic Mount Monadnock or other local trails.


FULL WEEKEND $275 Early Rate through July 1, 2023, $300 Thereafter.


Saturday Catered lunch on site can be added for an additional fee (Recommended).

Preliminary Retreat Schedule

Friday, August 18th


5:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Welcome/Evening Asana Class with Patricia

Saturday, August 19th

• 9:30 – Arrive on site

• 10:00 am-12:45 pm – Asana Class with Patricia

• 12:45-2:45 Lunch/Afternoon Break

• 4:00-6:00 pm – Sutra Discussion/Pranayama

Sunday, August 20th

• 9:30 am – Arrive on site/Doors open

10:00 am – 1:30 pm – Asana Class with Patricia/Closing

• Departure


This retreat is for Intermediate & Advanced practitioners with the following requirements:

  • Be able to hold Sirsasana for 5 minutes
  • Sarvangasana for 10 minutes
  • Push up multiple times from the floor or chair into Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Take care of their own injuries,
  • Have experience with foundational pranayamas (Ujjayi, Viloma I & II) and some experience with digital pranayama