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Chanting & Meditation Weekend


March 7 - 10

Lokananda Retreat Center, Downingtown PA

Also available Online.

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. Best of all, chanting opens up the inner realms of your own Beingness. Discover how sweet and how deep meditation can be after each chant.

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.



Gurudevi Nirmalananda & Swami Samvidaananda 




Dates & Times


Thursday March 7 2024 begins with Dinner at 5:30 pm with retreat going from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday March 8 from 5:15 am - 12:15 am (after midnight) with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included, as well as late evening snacks.

Saturday March 9 from 6:30 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included

Sunday March 10 from 5:45 am - 12:30 pm with Breakfast, also including Lunch (served at 11:45 am)


Tuesday March 12 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Eastern Time)


Lokananda Retreat Center

116 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown PA

Online option is available here.

Course Confirmation Date

February 23 2024

We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date. We will email you with the latest updates.


Enrollment Fees include course tuition and your housing and meals, with details on each below.

Early Tuition (on or before February 23 2024): Members*: $601.00; Non-Members: $661.00

Standard Tuition: $731.00

Housing and Meals: $483.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before February 23 2024): Members*: $1,084.00; Non-Members: $1,144.00

Standard Totals: $1,214.00

Postponed H&M: Postpone your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival. Pay for your tuition (early or standard) now, then pay for your Housing & Meals 1 week before your program begins. Contact our Enrollment Team at 610-806-2119 or email.

Course fee on enrollment: Members* early: $601.00; Non-Members early: $661.00; Standard: $731.00

Housing and Meals payment: 1 week before you arrive: $483.00

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $441.00 plus 6 monthly payments of $150.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total: $1,341.00.

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate: SATYA Membership & Donor Members

More Info

Our Enrollment Advisors will be happy to connect with you and answer any questions - programs@svaroopayoga.org or 610.806.2119

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

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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Sing your Heart

Expressing the inexpressible, singing the Divine Name invokes your experience of your own Self.