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Sat Manava 12 Principles of Yoga Retreat: Pranayama "Expanding and Extending the Life Force"


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

True happiness and fulfillment comes from life enhancing experiences. All suffering comes from life diminishing, life being taken away. We all want more experience, more happiness; more life!

The breath is the vehicle of life. We can survive weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without breathing. The practice of Pranayama is the perfection of breathing, the methodology of expanding life. Pran is the “life force” or energy that animates all life. Ayama means “expansion” or “extension”. Pranayama is the “expansion and extension of the life force”.

Through directed attention, deepening awareness and dynamic exercises Pranayama expands and extends the gross, subtle and energetic aspects of breathing, expanding the Pran and extending our experience of living. Resulting in the expansion and extension of fulfillment!

Join us for this weekend retreat and learn seldom revealed secrets of Pranayama. It is the most powerful Yogic practice, purifying the body and the mind, freeing us from all levels of toxicity and filling us with LIFE!

Through Pranayama we have the power to expand life, benefiting ourselves, the world and all beings!

Our retreat includes:

  • 3 hours of teachings, application, and discussion on Pranayama
  • 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.

Om Narbhavi Swaha “Goodness is manifest for all beings!”

Earlier Event: August 4
Yoga Festival
Later Event: August 17
Sat Manava Hatha Yoga Retreat