Shaktipat Retreat

November 27 - 29 2020

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center      Downingtown PA

The profound inward path of Svaroopa®Vidya begins with you receiving Maha-Shaktipat Diksha, the initiation that awakens your Kundalini energy for the highest purpose of human life — the knowing of your own Divine Self.

“It is a unique and extraordinary experience. It creates powerful and positive changes in your mind, body and life.” — Kelly S.

“Very deep spiritual experience.  Excellent program.” — Kristine F.

“Absolutely wonderful spiritual experience. I was so honored to meet such a great Guru and Kundalini master, this is a truly life changing experience.”  — Alena T.

Kundalini is the spiritual power that is hidden within every human being. Honored as the divine feminine and the power of creation and revelation, when awakened by the Guru, Kundalini climbs your spine from tail to top. She is the force underlying the power and ease of all the Svaroopa® sciences taught by Gurudevi Nirmalananda.

In this weekend meditation retreat, Gurudevi Nirmalananda formally gives Shaktipat to every person three times. She is a Kundalini master, initiated and authorized to transmit this powerful initiation. She explains the process and purpose as well as how you cooperate with the inner force that is burning within you, in-light-ening you day by day. 

You’ll be able to tell the difference in you as you progress through, especially with the discourses and sharing sessions.  Lots of chanting and meditation, along with delicious vegetarian meals and spacious timings make it a sweet, yet powerful retreat.


Gurudevi Nirmalananda







Prerequisites:  None

Course Confirmation Date:  November 20 2020  [We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.]

Time: first day 7:00 - 9:30 pm, middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals and recesses), last day 6:30 am - 11:45 am (less meals and recesses).

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

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before November 20 2020):  Members*  $451.00; Non-Member $501.00

Standard Tuition $551.00

Housing and Meals: $302.00 ($121/night H&M + $30/night COVID Care Fee for 2 nights)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals (on or before November 20 2020):  Members*  $753.00; Non-Member $803.00

Standard Total: $853.00

Postponed H&M:  Take advantage of the Early or Standard Rate while postponing your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival.  Pay your Tuition now and your Housing & Meals 1 week before your program begins.  Contact the Enrollment Team at 610-806-2119 or Turn on Javascript!.

Course fee on enrollment:  Member early $451.00; Non-member early: $501.00;

Standard $551.00

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $302.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA and Monthly donors

Scholarships and payment plans are not available for Shaktipat Retreats, and SATYA GTCs do not apply.  Instead, we offer many free services and free programs with Swami Nirmalananda.  You can easily access the teachings and do the svaroopavidya practices without any out-of-pocket cost to you. 

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

Svaroopa® Yoga

Beyond your Limitations 

The quality of life is not based on how much you do but on how much you let go; not on how far you go, but on how open and easy you are. Svaroopa® yoga dissolves physical limitations as well as mental, emotional and spiritual blocks, to open up the way you live inside your own skin.