Sacred India Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda Retreat

When: 16 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017 (Thu - Mon, 11 nights)
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Maitreyi Vedic Village

Maitreyi is an eco-friendly, spiritual and cultural retreat locatedadjacent to the Aliyar Dam Lake in Tamil Nadu known for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate throughout the year. Spread over 25 acres adjoining the Anamalai hills, the harmonious layout of the village enhances the beauty of the place.

The agriculture here is completely organic and the delicate balance of the natural ecosystemco-existing along the boundaries of the Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary has been carefully preserved. The architectural layout is based on the Vedic Science of architecture, Sthapatya Veda or VastuVidya and great care has been taken to use eco-friendly building materials for construction and maintenance.

In this relaxed and blissful atmosphere of the Vedic Village the practice of Yoga and Meditation supported by authentic Ayurvedic treatments will create an overall feeling of wellbeing, radiant health and profound inner experiences. See more events in this venue
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Surya Chandra Das

Surya-Chandra Das began studying hatha yoga and meditation in 1988 and has taught classes and yoga retreats since 1990. His teaching of yoga asana and pranayama is influenced by his studies with T.K.V. Desikachar in Madras, India,Victor van Kooten, Angela Farmer, Richard Miller, a variety of teachers in the Iyengar tradition and the teachings of yin yoga. Studies in Authentic Movement and Continuum Movement have contributed to his interest in exploring the formless contained within the form of yoga postures. Surya has also been influenced by the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, who stressed the need for each individual to directly discover their own truth without dogma, ritual, or technique.

Surya-Chandra is a long-time student of Vipassana meditation and Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, having studied with Ramesh Balsakar, Adyashanti and others.

Surya’s teaching is a blend of the various teachings he has experienced and his own explorations. Nondual Awareness orPresence is the foundation of the retreats. Surya is interested in helping participants understand the depth and breadth of Yoga – that it is so much more than performing asanas (postures) and can permeate every aspect of our lives well beyond the retreat. As a yoga teacher he supports and encourages a student to let go of striving and becoming; to increase their capacity to live with conscious awareness of the wisdom of body; to be present for conditioning from a non-judgmental and somatic reference point, allowing us to live from the natural joy, ease and openness of Being. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Sunyata Patricia Brown

In the teaching I am interested in removing the boundaries of classic yoga asana, guiding students in a subtle, sensual, fluid exploration of embodied Awareness from which a self-referenced practice and orientation to one’s inner life can emerge.

Blending movement and stillness, and encouraging inner listening as the portal to the mystery beyond form, I offer a path to what lies beneath the surface, creating a sacred environment for students to explore through asana, pranayama, meditative movement and meditation, the ease, openness, compassion and inherent wisdom of Divine Love that is our true home.

I first began studying yoga asana in the Iyengar community, and later with Angela Farmer and teachers of the Vanda Scaravelli approach. Having a desire to deepen my practice, I began sitting Vipassana meditation retreats with SN Goenka and with teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Forest Refuge. Studies in meditative movement with Jungian based Authentic Movement and Continuum generated further inquiry into the subtlety of form and formlessness, the dance between movement and stillness, and the complimentary practices of yoga asana and meditation. Studies in Ayurveda, Somatics and Source Point Therapy as well as work with Peruvian shamans all inform my teaching. Currently teachers of Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, bring another thread into this tapestry as well as continued explorations in moving meditation and vinyasa with Shiva Rae.

I developed Body Prayers – Yoga, Meditative Movement and Meditation Silent Retreats for Women, led yoga teacher trainings, have taught inquiry through meditative movement, and co-developed Rolling Meadows Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in Maine. My current work is focused upon The Yoga of Fluid Resonance. See more photos and other events by this presenter