This summer Anand will lead two immersion retreats to dive deep into the teachings and inspire radical transformation. Join him August 14-16/19 in the rustic beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and September 1-4 for the annual Labor Day gathering in magical Ojai, CA. These unique opportunities to share sacred space will fill quickly.
Who Am I? Realizing the Wisdom of the Self :: August 14-19 :: Madison, VA
Tattva masi — We are all that we seek. Much of our lives are spent searching for purpose and meaning, yet where and how do we search? Do we seek confirmation of false notions of who we are? Or do our journeys acknowledge a profound, heart-centered and unifying Presence within and around us?
This retreat invites us to step out of our illusory stories and step into the wisdom of Being. Only within the sacred space of the “Lotus of the Heart” — the seat of inner wisdom, can we open fully to our authentic Being and to the pure compassion that unites us all, “the ultimate flowering of love.”
Every Sattva Yoga experience guided by Anand moves with the flow of grace. The weekend is likely to include meditation gatherings each morning, vibrant Sattva Yoga journeys, wisdom talks, a fire ceremony, music, and hiking.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants have 2 options for retreat registration:
- Weekend Retreat from August 14 – 16
- Extended 5-day retreat from August 14 – 19 *
* The extended retreat is an opportunity for participants to deepen their experience of Sattva Yoga with focused teachings, intense journeys and significant time for silent reflection. The decision to attend the full retreat reflects a sincere commitment not only to one’s own spiritual journey, but also to the Sattva community and all fellow participants.
The Sattva Wisdom Immersion Retreat will take place at Seven Oaks Retreat Center, located in Madison, Virginia, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Less than 2 hours away from Washington DC, this sacred space offers a genuine escape into nature and stillness.
Accommodations at the Seven Oaks Retreat Center are simple, rustic, and comfortable. All rooms are shared, with twin beds and air conditioning. Fresh, healthy, vegetarian meals – largely sourced from the Center’s organic garden – are included. Retreat participants may be asked to serve the community space in small ways, such as taking a turn serving meals or clearing tables.
Registration and Pricing
Registration for Who Am I? Realizing the Wisdom of the Self includes accommodations, vegetarian meals, and all classes, talks, and activities with Anand. Transportation to the retreat center is not included, though we will do our best to support car-pooling from DC and Richmond.
A deposit of $200 is required to secure your space, and is non-refundable. The balance of your tuition is due by July 31. A limited number of need-based, partial scholarships are available in exchange for service during the weekend.
Weekend Retreat 8/14 – 8/16
Early Bird Rate (before June 27 ) :: $ 495
Full Price (after June 27) :: $ 600
Extended Retreat 8/14 – 8/19
Early Bird Rate (before June 27 ) :: $ 795
Full Price (after June 27) :: $900
More information about what to bring and directions will be made available upon registration. If you have additional questions or would like to inquire about scholarship opportunities, please email email@example.com
The Alchemy of Self :: September 1-4 , 2017 :: Ojai, CA
We must go through the fire to come out gold. To embody our fullest Selves, we must first face that truth which rattles, unsettles, unnerves. To live our most authentic lives, we must move beyond the fearful chattering of the mind and dive into the awakened heart. Join Anand, Founder and Master Teacher of Sattva Yoga, for a weekend of fierce presence, profound clarity, and expansive being. Come to center. Commit fully. Transcend.
Every Sattva Yoga experience guided by Anand moves with the flow of grace. The weekend is likely to include meditation gatherings each morning, vibrant Sattva Yoga journeys, wisdom talks, a fire ceremony, music, and hiking. Activities with Anand will begin at 5pm on Friday, September 1 and close by noon on Monday, September 4.
The Alchemy of Self Retreat will take place at the sacred Ojai Foundation Land Sanctuary in Ojai, CA. The Ojai Foundation Land Sanctuary sits on 40 acres of semi-wilderness at the foot of the Los Padres mountains.
Accommodations at The Land Sanctuary are simple and rustic, in the style of a private camp with yurts and domes in a semi-wilderness setting, with shared bathhouses. The yurts and domes typically accommodate 2-3 people, and all rooms will be shared. Prices below are per person, not per room. Participants will be encouraged to embrace a weekend of simplicity and presence, bringing their own bedding and other basic necessities, while leaving electronics and Wi-Fi connections behind.
Registration and Pricing
Registration for the Alchemy of Self Retreat includes all activities with Anand, three nights of lodging, as well as breakfasts and lunches. Participants will be responsible for their own dinners and will have many options in Ojai.
Full weekend (with overnight accommodations) :: EARLY BIRD (before July 9) :: $840
Full weekend (with overnight accommodations) :: $930
Full weekend (no accommodations) :: $570
Single day (Saturday or Sunday only) :: $210
All rooms are shared, and prices are per person, not per room. Room descriptions will be available during the registration process. A $400 deposit is required to secure your space, and is non-refundable. The balance of your tuition is due by August 6.
More information about what to bring and directions will be made available upon registration. A limited number of scholarships are available. If you have additional questions, or are interested in scholarship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.