So’ham Meditation Weekend – Residential

Weekend: August 28-30 2020

Lokananda, our retreat center in Downingtown PA

Your breath makes a sound even when you cannot hear it.  This mystical sound is named “so’ham,” also called “hamsa.”  Many meditative traditions teach breath meditations in differing ways.  Yet the sound of your breath is merely a doorway into a deeper dimension within, as Gurudevi Nirmalananda describes:

The sound of your breath is the sound of life itself.  The movement of your breath is the Divine Energy that is being you while being all.  Yet the stillness hidden under your breath is the eternal and expansive Beingness that is your own being.  You can use the breath to explore these dimensions within.  More importantly, they empower you to dive deeper and to live in the experiential knowing of your own inherent Divinity.

Your weekend meditation retreat is dedicated to this exploration, both experientially and theoretically.  Gurudevi will teach from the tantric texts as well as from her Guru’s training in these techniques.  It will be like spelunking, exploring the vast cave within, but with the light of Consciousness showing you the way inside.

Your online orientation program is about two days before the weekend begins.  Find out what you can do to get the most benefit, including planning your vegetarian meals and personal time as well as time with others. 

Your weekend will give you access to a new dimension within as well as an understanding of the process and the goal of enlightenment.


Gurudevi Nirmalananda and Swami Samvidaananda







Prerequisites:  None

Course Confirmation Date:  August 17 2020.  [We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.]

Location: Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA. Click for our Online Retreat


Weekend:  Fri August 28 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm EDT

Sat August 29 from 6:30 am - 9:00 pm EDT (less meals and recesses)

Sun August 30 from 6:30 am - 11:30 am EDT (less meals and recesses)

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

Early Tuition (on or before July 29, 2020):  Members*  $411.00; Non-Member: $451.00

Standard Tuition $501.00

Housing & Meals: $302.00 (2 nights: $121.00/night + $30 COVID Care fee/night)

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals:  Member* $713.00; Non-Members $753.00

Standard Total: $803.00

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

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $181.00 plus 5 monthly payments of $140.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $881.00.

Scholarships are not available for So'ham Meditation Weekends, 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®  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

Illumined Living

Life takes on a whole new quality - embodied bliss - once you know your own Self.  Meditation is how you get there.