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Yoga Healing Retreat

Canton NY

August 10 - 14 

Dramatically advance your healing process in our five-day Yoga Healing RetreatDay-to-day changes in your body, mind and emotions are tangible and undeniableThese huge strides forward make you glow with the inner light of your own BeingnessThis is yoga’s most powerful promise. 

Svaroopa® yoga is a Spinecentric Yoga. Your healing power radiates from your spine. We help you open up access to it, which also opens you up to You.   - Gurudevi

Receive a personalizedSvaroopa®yoga therapy session and a personal vichara (yogic self-inquiry) session every day.  Chanting & meditation deepen your healing. A daily yoga class and a discourse on yoga’s timeless teachings advance your healing.   All of these “spinecentric” practices take you beyond the physical, mental and emotional levels, for lasting healing and upliftment. 

The yoga healing retreat propelled me through tensions that had been lingering for years.   I ended the retreat feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and established in a deeper state that has come to pervade my whole life. – Kelly S.

You’ll enjoy healthy and delicious vegetarian meals. Leisurely recess timings give you space to move at your own pace.  Enjoy the company of the others in your small group, all of whom are doing their own deep healingTears as well as laughter punctuate our days together.You’re in the skilled and caring hands of our experienced yoga therapists. Under the guidance of Gurudevi Nirmalananda, rediscover your own power, light and joy and its source. 

Our combination of body and mind therapies work together to free you from both the pains and the fears that have chased you for lifetimes. 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. Still, if you have a medical diagnosis, it takes diligent and personalized attention to bring you back to health. These therapeutic yoga practices are a powerful complement to any medical care you currently need. Thus, we work with you while you continue the medications and other therapies prescribed for you. We rely on your physician to oversee them while you’re still in the healing process.

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. 

The healing power you need is within youSvaroopa®yoga specializes in unlocking it.  Just like an Ayurvedic retreat (panchakarma), your imbalances are balanced, your pranas begin to flow, and you are enlivened from the cellular level up. 

The Yoga Healing Retreat provided the most skilled, individualized and compassionate healing modality I've ever experienced.  I felt fully listened to and responded to accordingly.  I simply signed up and showed up, and was "met exactly where I was at" in my process. - Ruth B.

You’ll take home a personalized set of yoga poses, along with a whole new sense of self and perspective on life — in such a short timeWalking in the door of your own home, you feel like a new you, empowered to bring your life to its fullest flowering, to fulfill what you came here to do.   

Hosted By

Rebecca (Rasa) Rivers 

Our generous host will be happy to answer any questions: Turn on Javascript!

 The Ashram looks forward to serving you in this way.



 Swami Samvidaananda and Swami Prajñananda 





Northern Light Center, 595 Miner Street Road, Canton, NY

Dates & Times 

Wednesday August 10 2022 from  2:00-9:00 pm with Snack and Dinner Included

Thursday August 11 2022 from 6:30 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner Included 

Friday August 12 2022 from 6:30 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner Included 

Saturday August 13 2022 from 6:30 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner Included 

Sunday August 14 2022 from 6:30 am - 11:45 am with Breakfast and Lunch Included

Course Confirmation Date

July 18 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.


Early tuition (on or before July 18 2022) : Members*  $1,011.00; Non-Members $1,111.00

Standard tuition: $1,221.00  

Travel Differential: $251.00 [Instead of each participant paying for their travel to Downingtown along with housing and meals, you all share the cost of bringing your swami to you.]

Total Enrollment Fees 

Early total (on or before July 18 2022): Members* $1,262.00; Non-Members $1,362.00

Standard total: $1,472.00

Enrollment Fees include course tuition and travel differential with details below.

Additional Information

Our generous host will be happy to answer any questions:  Rebecca (Rasa) Rivers, Turn on Javascript! 

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.

Svaroopa® Yoga

Multi-Dimensional Healing

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.