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ONLINE Shaktipat Retreat

With Gurudevi Nirmalananda

September 30 - October 2 2022


Also available On-Site Recognize and revel in your own spiritual essence. Be empowered by a spiritual master who can open your access to the powerful flow of meditative energy within. This profound inward path is revealed when you receive Shaktipat initiation from Satguru Swami Nirmalananda (Gurudevi).

Yo’ vipasthoj~naahetu.sca – Shiva Sutras 3.29

Only one with mastery over Kundalini is competent to enlighten others. Such a Guru empowers you to realize your spiritual essence.

Shaktipat initiation awakens your Kundalini, the Divine Energy within you, so that you may attain the highest goal of human life – knowing your own Self. When awakened by the Guru, Kundalini climbs your spine from tail to top. She is the mystical force granting the power and ease of all the Svaroopa® sciences designed and taught by Gurudevi.

You receive formal Shaktipat initiation from Gurudevi twice in this weekend meditation retreat. She is a Kundalini Master, 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.

"Absolutely wonderful spiritual experience. I was so honored to meet such a great Guru and Kundalini Master; this is truly a life changing experience." - Alena T.

Your spiritual progress is accelerated by receiving Shaktipat. This inner experience leads to enlightenment sooner or later, and Shaktipat makes it happen sooner. That’s the whole point!

The profound inward path of Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation begins with Shaktipat. Discover a whole new dimension to your own being and learn tools that help you bring that into your life.

"When someone is ready to go deeper and learn more, this retreat with Gurudevi includes deep teachings. The transmission of Shaktipat awakens the understanding of these teachings. It created a deep sense of inner peace, opened my heart and left me feeling joyful!” – Terry G



Gurudevi Nirmalananda



Swami Prajñananda and Swami Satrupananda


Prerequisites:  None

Location:  Online via Zoom; we send you the connection codes by email.  If it is safe and legal, we will also hold the program onsite at Lokananda in Downingtown PA.  We will let you know about this option when we know.

Course Confirmation Date: September 6 2022

Times:  Our timings have been changed to allow you to have more spacious recesses, so you can take care of your meals and other things needing your attention at home. Any time span lasting over 2 hours does include a recess for your needs and comfort. 

Friday 9/30:     6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Saturday 10/1: 6:30 am - 12:30 pm

                        3:00 - 6:00 pm

[Please note that this does not include the Question & Answer session with Gurudevi, which is offered onsite only.]

                        8:00 - 9:30 pm

Sunday 10/2:   6:30 - 7:30 am [Meditation Club is included]

                        8:45 - 11:45 am [Swami Sunday is included]

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before September 6:  Members* $551.00, Non-Members $611.00

Standard Tuition $671.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA Members, 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 Svaroopa Vidya 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.

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.