Vows Prep Retreat
July 5-7 2018
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA
This retreat is for yogis who have completed our Vows Preparation Course and have been invited to take Vows. Three days of deep preparation lay the groundwork for the inner shift that vows provide, as well as the opportunity to gain clarity on your commitment and goal.
This retreat is for those who will be making their formal vows in the Vows Retreat that follows, which means that Vows Candidates must enroll in both retreats. The two retreats give you a full week of deep practice, along with other yogis who share your lifestyle and commitment, under Swami Nirmalananda’s guidance.
This Retreat is now also open to Vratins and Brahmacharins who wants to be present and support the Vows Candidates in their preparation.
Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram is an Ashram, which means it is a monastery. Our residential facility is home to yogis who have taken vows of deep practice within our tradition, while other vowed yogis live the same yogic lifestyle but live in their own home.
If you want to know about our Vowed Order, click here to learn about the different levels of vows for yogis' differing situations. Those who want to take vows must complete an application, with some levels also including an interview. Our Vows Preparation course, is a prerequisite for some levels, which is a phone course designed to help you clarify your commitment and your goal.
Swami Nirmalananda, Vidyadevi Stillman & Yogeshwari Fountain
EITHER Shishya Member & Monthly Donor Member; formal approval and invitation to take vows.This means you have completed your application, interview, developing a yogic lifestyle and Vows Preparation phone course, and been invited to take vows in the reterat that follows this one.
OR Vratin or Brahmacharin.
Course Confirmation Date: June 4 2018 [We will confirm the course for you on or before this date, as soon as we have received enrollments from enough students to ensure a successful program.]
Program begins at 7:00 pm on its first day, the last day ends at 12:30 pm
Enrollment Fees include course tuition, materials and your housing and meals, with details on each below.
Member’s early tuition: (on or before June 4 2018) $681
Standard tuition: $831
Housing and Meals: $242; Materials Fees $75
Total Enrollment Fees: $1,148
Member’s early total: (on or before June 4 2018) $998
Standard total: $1,148
Course fee on enrollment: Member early $756/ Standard $906
Housing and Meals payment: 1 week before you arrive: $242
When events beyond our control cause unavoidable changes, locations and fees are subject to change without notice.
The inner calling is the highest form of Grace, your own Self calling you to look for your own Self.