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Chanting & Meditation Weekend - On-site

September 24- 26 2021

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

Singing is a way for you to express your heart, but chanting is how you express your spirit.  Yoga’s amazing technology includes chanting in Sanskrit, providing a direct route to inner bliss. 

Spend the weekend immersed in the music of yoga.  Plumb the heights of Consciousness and the depths of your own being, carried by the sound current hidden in the mantras we sing.  Come to Lokananda, our yoga retreat center in Downingtown PA.  We've got special COVID protocols in place to take care of you.

Each of these weekend retreats has a theme, created by Satguru Swami Nirmalananda.  We use classical teaching stories to explain the chants as well as the inner experiences you are having.

Theme: Durga - The Warrior Goddess, The Goddess who Protects You

From beginners through advanced yogis, you will be delighted at how easy this yoga practice is, called bhakti yoga, the “Yoga of the Heart.”  Every step of the way, you’ll be filling your heart and home with these Divine sounds, through the sound of your own voice, blended with Swami Nirmalananda and our Ashram’s other swamis and chanters.

We continue to prioritize your safety and that of your loved ones.  The CDC is now recommending indoor masking in areas of substantial risk, which now includes Chester County (see online report).



 Gurudevi Nirmalananda & Swami Satrupananda



Location: Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, 116 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown PA 19335

Days & Times: Friday 9/24, dinner at 5:30 pm, program timings are 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Saturday 9/25, 6:30 am - 9:30 pm; Sunday 9/26, 6:30 am - 11:30 am All times are Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Confirmation Date:  September 10 2021


Early Members* (on or before September 10) $341.00; Early Non-Member: $381.00

Standard Tuition $421.00

Housing & Meals: $242.00

We may need to charge the $30 Covid Care charge to help cover the additional costs.  We will evaluate the situation, based on the CDC Guidelines, before each course and let you know in advance if we will be adding additional charges.

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Members* (on or before September 10) $583.00; Early Non-Member: $623.00

Standard Tuition $663.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $183.00 plus 4 monthly payments of $137.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $731.00.

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:   SATYA, monthly donors

When events beyond our control cause unavoidable changes, locations and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Your physical changes are profound and reliable, yet the inner transformation that gives you a new way of seeing is much more important.  Your own life and the world begin to look perfect, even though it is the same world that used to drive you crazy.