Yoga Healing Retreat
October 14 - 18 2019
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, Downingtown PA
Advance your healing process dramatically in only 5 days. You’ll have a wonderful time and blossom into your own energy and power on all levels of your being. Beginning with physical improvement, your day-to-day changes are tangible and undeniable, leading to freedom from the churning of your mind and emotions. These inner changes make you glow with the inner light of your own Beingness, yoga’s most powerful promise.
“Such deep healing on a level not accessible anywhere else. I felt wholly supported and went home with the tools needed to continue healing.” — Kristin D.
“I see it as a yoga spa program for the body and mind. It's really a way to heal very deeply. I like how we ease into the program; the pace is perfect. The staff is so supportive and you feel so safe you can trust the process.” — Sheralee H.
Yoga’s Healing Promise
Beginning with physical improvement, your day-to-day changes are tangible and undeniable, leading to freedom from the churning of your mind and emotions. These inner changes make you glow with the inner light of your own Beingness, yoga’s most powerful promise. Each day, it’s obvious how much more your light shines from the inside out. Huge strides forward are guaranteed. This is all promised in one of the ancient Ayurvedic texts:
If you do yoga, you don’t need Ayurveda.
In Western terms, this means, if you do yoga, you don’t need medicine. An incredible promise, it is the secret of yogis’ well known health and longevity. However, once you’ve reached the point that you’ve received a diagnosis, it takes diligent and personalized attention to bring you back to health. These therapeutic yoga practices are thus a powerful complement to the medical care you need, at least until you don’t need it any more. Thus we work with you while you continue the medications and other therapies prescribed for you, relying on your physician to oversee them while you’re still in the healing process.
The healing power you need is there, within you. Svaroopa® yoga specializes in unlocking it. Just like an Ayurvedic retreat (aka panchakarma), your imbalances are balanced, your pranas begin to flow, and you are enlivened from the cellular level up.
Your Retreat Activities
In your retreat, you receive a personalized Svaroopa® yoga therapy session and a personal vichara session every day. In addition, you have a daily yoga class and a discourse on yoga’s timeless teachings. This combination of body and mind therapies work together to free you from both the pains and the fears that have chased you for lifetimes.
Healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, Ayurvedically balanced, nourish you while taking your dietary needs into account. Lots of leisurely recess timings give you space to move at your own pace while enjoying the company of the others in your small group, all of whom are doing their own deep healing.
Classical Ashram practices bookend your days, beginning and ending with a chant & meditation every day. These spiritual practices deepen your healing beyond the physical and mental-emotional level, for lasting healing and upliftment.
Taking it Home
You learn a personalized set of yoga poses to take home with you, along with a whole new sense of self and perspective on life — in a short time. Walking in the door of your own home, you feel like a new you, empowered to bring your life to its fullest flowering, in order to fulfill what you came here to do.
Your doctor(s) will be amazed at the incredible results in only a few days, welcoming the opportunity to reevaluate your medical needs. This healing retreat can be repeated as often as needed, for continued healing and reliable results.
And we guarantee a good time. Tears as well as laughter punctuate our days together, with the TLC of experienced yoga therapists and under the guidance of our Sadguru, Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati. You’re in good hands as you rediscover your own power, light and joy and its source.
Vidyadevi (Cathy) Stillman, Kusuma (Karobi) Sachs and Other Teachers/Therapists
Preparation: none required
Time: first day 2:00 - 9:30 pm (less meals & recesses), middle days 6:30 am - 9:30 pm (less meals & recesses), last day 6:30 am - 12:30 pm (less meals & recesses).
Course confirmation date: CONFIRMED
Enrollment Fees include course tuition and your housing and meals, with details below.
2019 Tuition Rates:
Early tuition (on or before Sep 12 2019) : Members* $981.00; Non-Members $1,081.00
Standard tuition: $1,191.00
Housing and Meals: $432.00 (4 nights)
Total Enrollment Fees:
Early total (on or before Sep 12 2019): Members* $1,413.00; Non-Members $1,513.00
Standard total: $1,623.00
Course fee on enrollment: Member early $981.00; Non-Member early $1081.00; Standard $1091.00
Housing and Meals payment: 1 week before you arrive: $432.00
*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate: SATYA
When events beyond our control cause unavoidable changes, locations and fees are subject to change without notice.
Your physical changes are profound and reliable, yet the inner transformation that gives you a new way of seeing is much more important. Your own life and the world begin to look perfect, even though it is the same world that used to drive you crazy.