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Sat Manava 12 Principles Yoga Retreat: Samyama "Pure Yogic Meditation"


  • Hridaya Hermitage 546 Rand Rd Industry, ME, 04938 United States (map)

Samyama is the state of intense focused attention that allows us to meditate and be absorbed in reality, while concentrating on all manner of activity. It can be practiced at all times, in all places, forever enhancing our lives through the clarity, insights and knowledge gained in this state defined as “concentration, meditation and absorption”.

Samyama is our greatest power, where all abilities come from. All of our attainments, achievements and successes come through varying levels of Samyama. To become a master of Samyama is to become a master of success. Samyama is the supreme methodology Yogis used to gain knowledge of everything, including the true nature of a human being.

Samyama is the state of intense focused attention that allows us to meditate and be absorbed in reality, while concentrating on all manner of activity. It can be practiced at all times, in all places, forever enhancing our lives through the clarity, insights and knowledge gained in this state defined as “concentration, meditation and absorption”.

The third chapter of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, one quarter of the text, is dedicated to Samyama. This illustrates the essential nature of Samyama in the practice of Yoga, the science of uniting with reality.

In our retreat we will reveal the true meaning of Samyama. Discover the latent innate power we all possess of extreme focused attention! Samyama is the original, unadulterated power of manifestation. Manifest what we all desire most: to be fulfilled and offer that experience to all beings!

Our retreat includes:

  • 3 hours of teachings, application and discussion on Samyama
  • 8 hours of Asana (postures), Pranayam (breath extension) and meditation intensives
  • Sattvic (balanced) vegan fare-prepared by experienced dedicated practitioners and chefs
  • Pradakshina-a meditative hike, circumambulating our Guru's practice temple, a traditional practice to receive the emanations of accomplished practitioners (optional)
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All-inclusive Weekend Retreat price: $389. Includes all programs, meals and 2 nights’ accommodation (singles share a room; couples get a private room). Private rooms are available for singles—contact us for price and availability.

Earlier Event: July 6
Sat Manava Hatha Yoga Retreat
Later Event: July 20
Sat Manava Meditation Retreat