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Year-Long Programme 2021 Shaktipat Retreat

With Gurudevi Nirmalananda

November 12-14 2021

Presented online via Zoom

Also available On-Site

Exclusively for yogis who have completed all three mini-courses, this is a Shaktipat Retreat with Gurudevi. Your studies and practices will have opened you up to receiving even more of what this spiritual initiation offers, for a cosmic boost into the cosmic reality within.

The profound inward path of Svaroopa® Vidya begins with you receiving shaktipat diksha, which is the initiation that awakens your Kundalini energy for the highest purpose of human life — the knowing of your own divine Self. 

Kundalini is the mystical spiritual power that is hidden within every human being, though only a small percentage seek what She offers. Honored as the divine feminine and the power of creation and revelation, when awakened by the Guru, Kundalini climbs your spine from tail to top. She is the force underlying the power and ease of all the Svaroopa® sciences designed and taught by Gurudevi Nirmalananda.

“It is a unique and extraordinary experience. It creates powerful and positive changes in your mind, body and life.” 
— Kelly S.

“Very deep spiritual experience.  Excellent program.” — Kristine F.

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

The whole of Consciousness resides within every human being.  This cosmic power of creation and revelation, in her mystical aspect, is called “Kundalini.”  When awakened by the Guru, Kundalini climbs your spine from tail to top. She is the force underlying the power and ease of all the Svaroopa® sciences taught by Satguru Swami Nirmalananda (Gurudevi).

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

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

Your online program begins the process with an informative orientation package, which comes about two days before your weekend begins.  Find out what you can do to get the most benefit, including planning your vegetarian meals and personal time as well as having time with the others in the weekend. 

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.

Now it all comes together. As you discover your own Self, you know that you are being light and bliss. There’s nothing to study. There’s nothing to become, for you have always been the Light and Bliss of Beingness-Itself.


  Gurudevi Nirmalananda and Swami Samvidaananda



Prerequisites:  None

Location:  Your program, housing and meals are all provided in Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram’s in-town retreat center, Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center.  Full information is provided in your orientation packet once you’ve enrolled.

Course Confirmation Date:  April 15 2021

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 Nov 12: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Saturday Nov 13: 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 Nov 14: 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  April 15 2021):  Members*  $551.00; Non-Member $611.00

Standard Tuition $671.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

Early Totals: Member* $551.00; Non-Members $611.00

Standard Total: $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 Svaroopavidya 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

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.