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5:15  Rudrabhishekam (optional)
A daily ritual performed to Lord Shiva with the recitation of the Vedic hymn Sri Rudram, signifying that all that exists is Shiva alone and asking for blessings of peace and love.


6:00-7:30  Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
Asana practice helps to correct one’s body alignment, relieve stiffness and tension, increase mobility and flexibility while correcting energetic imbalances, bringing one towards calm and stillness.


Through the manipulation of breath, one channels prana into its natural flow in order to once again reach a state of calmness and subtleness.


Meditation is an experience, a happening.  Meditation occurs when the random flow of thoughts cease and awareness alone remains.


7:45  Breakfast


10:00-10:45  Chanting/ Nama Japa

Repetitive verbal and mental chanting of a particular mantra in order to focus the mind


10:45  Herbal Tea 


11:00 - 12:30  Lecture by Swamini Svatmavidyananda

followed by Q & A


Learn the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga as prescribed by Sage Patanjali and their practical applications towards the pursuit of self-knowledge in the context of the vision of Vedanta.

12:30  Lunch
Typically includes rice, chapati, vegetable curry, dal and buttermilk.  

3:00  Herbal Tea

4:00- 4:30  Catharsis
Movement to music.  This is not choreographed or sequenced but is movement arising from your own experience.


4:30-6:00  Asana, Pranayama, Relaxation

6:00-7:00  Evening Ganga Arati
The flow of river Ganga signifies the flow of knowledge, the flow of clarity.  Every evening, obeisances are offered to this great illuminator of intellects who inspires and purifies all those who c
ome to her.


7:30  Dinner


8:15 - 9:30  Sharing Circle and Kirtan

During this time we will get to know each other, play games, sing bhajans and enjoy this special time in the lap of Mother Ganga


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