Remembering Our Natural State of Being
Meditation & Yoga Retreat
July 14 – 20, 2018
Rolling Meadows

This Meditation and Yoga retreat offers an opportunity to experience our True Nature. The underlying purpose of Yoga and most other spiritual traditions throughout the ages is to help us inquire into who we really are beneath the many layers of conditioning and to live our life from That.  

Various names have been used to describe our True Nature – Spirit, Life Force, God, Awareness, Soul, Atman, Buddha Nature, Love, Self, etc The name is not important. In fact who and what we are is beyond description and can not be adequately named.  

In stillness we can inquire into who we are beyond a “me” – beyond our name, roles, various self-concepts. We can notice what it is that actually feels, sees, hears, smells and tastes. We can notice what arises and passes away and what never changes. This is our True Nature. It is always here in each moment and is the source of Joy and the source of everything manifest.

Through the practices of meditation, yoga asana, yin yoga, pranayama, meditative movement, breath work, yoga nidra, restorative poses, self-inquiry, silence and free time in the natural world we will explore and discover for ourselves our True Nature.

“Our true nature is like a precious jewel: although it may be temporarily buried in mud, it remains completely brilliant and unaffected. We simply have to uncover it.”  Pema Chödron

“Happiness is your nature.  It is not wrong to desire it.  It is wrong to seek it outside when it is inside of us.”  Ramana Maharshi


This six-night meditation and yoga retreat begins with evening meal at 6pm on Saturday, July 14 and ends at about mid-morning on Friday, July 20 after a morning session and a late breakfast.

To learn more about the daily schedule and details  click here.

This retreat is for those seriously committed to the work of self-transformation.   It is not a spa or vacation.  The use of electronic devices is prohibited. Participants must place their cell phones and electronic devices in the retreat office the first night of the retreat and remain at the facility for the duration of the retreat.

Rolling Meadows yoga and meditation retreat is described here click here.

To learn more about silent retreat click here.

For a page with information on “Why go on Retreat” clic here.

You may read more about the style of yoga taught by going here.

Frequently asked questions are here.

To Register go here

The the cost for the retreat is $1,250.