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Vows Prep Retreat

Begins Wednesday July 6 

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

Yogis preparing to take vows are invited to this retreat, the final stage of a year of preparation. After completing our Vows Preparation Course and interviews, those who have been invited to take Vows are eligible for this retreat.

These three days are deep preparation, to lay the groundwork for the inner shift that vows provide. Along with practices, we continue our studies about a vow and being a member of a vowed community. This retreat also supports your process of gaining clarity on your commitment and goal.

My Guru emphasized the value of a vow. He promised that, by fulfilling a vow to know your own Self, you become Shiva, the Self of all. — Gurudevi Nirmalananda

This retreat is required for those who will make their formal vows in the Vows Retreat that follows. This means that Vows Candidates must enroll in both retreats.  The two retreats give you a full week of deep practice under Gurudevi Nirmalananda’s guidance, along with other yogis who share your lifestyle and dedication.

This Retreat is also open to Vowed Members who want to support the Vows Candidates in their preparation. Your presence is a powerful addition to the process.

This program was a wonderful culmination to the Vows Prep Course and was a great preparation for taking my vows. I really appreciated the intimacy of these first few days.  It was a great transition into the Vowed Order. It felt very natural. - Chelsea K

Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram is an Ashram, which means it is a monastery.  Our residential facility is home to yogis who have taken vows of deep practice within our tradition, while other vowed yogis live the same yogic lifestyle but live in their own homes. 

If you want to know about our Vowed Order, click here to learn about the different levels of vows for yogis' differing situations.

TAUGHT BY

  

Gurudevi Nirmalananda and Swami Samvidaananda

DETAILS

Prerequisite - One of the Following

  • Shishya Member & Monthly Donor Member who has formal approval and invitation to take vows.This means you have completed your application, interview, developing a yogic lifestyle and Vows Preparation phone course, and been invited to take vows in the reterat that follows this one.
  • Vratin, Brahmacharin or Sannyasin in the Svaroopa Vidya Vowed Order

Dates & Times

Wednesday July 6 2022 from 5:30 - 9:00pm with Dinner included 

Thursday July 7 2022 from 5:15am - 9:00pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included 

Friday July 8 2022 from  5:15am - 9:00pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner included 

Saturday July 9 2022 from 6:30 - 11:45am with Breakfast and Lunch included 

Location

Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA

Course Confirmation Date

June 14 2022

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.

Tuition   

Early tuition: (on or before June 21 2021)  Members* $781.00

Standard tuition:  $951.00

Housing and Meals: $363.00; Materials Fees $75.00

Total Enrollment Fees: 

Early Total: (on or before June 21 2021) Members* $1,219.00

Standard Total:  $1,389.00

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

Payment Plans

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 and materials 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 $856.00; Standard $1,026.00

Housing and Meals payment:  1 week before you arrive:  $363.00

* Membership that qualifies for the discounted early rate:  Monthly Donor Member

More Info

Our Enrollment Advisors will be happy to connect with you and answer any questions - Turn on Javascript! 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.

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