Shivaratri Shaktipat Retreat

Shaktipat Retreat featuring Shivaratri (The Night of Shiva)

February 20 - 23 2020

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center  Downingtown PA

Four days of meditation – don’t miss it!  First, Gurudevi Nirmalananda leads practices and teachings to prepare you for the holiest night of the year, Shivaratri, which is Friday, February 21 2020.  Then you have the opportunity to join Gurudevi and millions around the world in late-night or all-night practices of chanting, meditation and story-telling.  This inner adventure leads to profound openings and amazing clarity. 

Most important is the four Shaktipat initiations that you receive from Gurudevi.  She propels you into blissful inner dimensions you’ve heard about, so you experience them personally.  Her teachings about how the process work illuminate your inner process as well as make life easier.

Your last day will focus on you settling into your new state.  Yoga, chanting and meditations support your process, along with specialized teachings that prepare you to take it all home with you.  You get lots of down time for your deepening awareness to percolate through.  You will find that your mind settles into a profound yogic transparency, allowing the light of your own Divinity to shine through.

Come early on February 20 for the Half Day Workshop: Radiant & Limitless with Swami Samvidaananda (formerly known as Rukmini) starting at 2:00 pm. 


Gurudevi Nirmalananda



Prerequisites: None

Course Confirmation Date:  CONFIRMED

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 - 12:30 pm (less meals and recesses).

Location:  Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center – this is the Lokananda campus of Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.  Your accommodations are in a shared room with another yogi, and include 3 special yogi-meals daily plus an afternoon snack. 

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


Early Tuition: (valid on or before January 20): Members*  $941.00; Non-member $1,041.00

Standard Tuition $1,151.00

Housing & Meals: $324.00 (3 nights) 

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Tuition: (valid on or before January 20): Members*  $1,265.00; Non-member $1,365.00

Standard total:  $1,475.00

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate:  SATYA, Monthly donor

Postponed H&M:  Take advantage of the early tuition or standard rate while postponing your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival.  Pay for your tuition & materials now, and your Housing & Meals 1 week before your program begins.  Contact the Enrollment Team at 610.806.2119 or Turn on Javascript!.

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