This retreat is full. Please contact us if you would like to be on a wait list.
In this Silent Meditation, Breathwork and Yoga Retreat, through the practices of meditation, breathwork, yoga asana, yin yoga, pranayama, meditative movement, yoga nidra, breath work, restorative poses, self-inquiry, silence and free time in the natural world we have an opportunity to more clearly see and release the conditioning that does not serve us.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” Rumi
As awareness increases, we naturally enhance our relationship with our True Self. We will leave the retreat with increased sensitivity to the “Field” Rumi speaks of so that we may bring this awareness into our daily lives, greeting whatever arises in our life more often from our natural state of Being rather than our conditioned egoic mind.
The purpose of spiritual practice and teachings is to help us find freedom from the limiting habits, patterns, behaviors and beliefs we have absorbed from our culture and families so that we may live from our true self – our Sacred Self. This retreat is designed for those people willing to let go of the past and step into the vast unknown, the only place that true transformation can occur. The various practices offered will not always follow conventional, currently popular practices of yoga and/or meditation. Participants should be prepared to explore various innovative and novel means of moving energy in the body/mind in order to increase their capacity for greater levels of awareness that exist beyond their conditioned and limited self.
“Meditate on the Self as being
Vast as the Sky,
A body of energy
Extending forever in all directions.
In the embrace of infinite space,
Awaken to your True form,
Divine creative energy
Revealing Itself as you.” -Vignana Bhairava
Breathwork is a dynamic practice for releasing, purifying, healing and attuning with Source. Bridging the conscious and subconscious, conscious breathing is one of the quickest ways to personal transformation, enhanced well-being, and the direct heart-opening experience of Divine Love. It is a profound part of the process we offer in our retreats.
Breathwork is primarily an experience of yourself in relation to your inner landscapes and the innate healing ability of your own breath and your own psyche. For more information about Breathwork click here and here
This four-night silent meditation and yoga retreat begins with an evening meal at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 11 and ends at about mid-morning on Sunday, October 15 after a morning session and a late breakfast. Arrival time is between 4 and 5 on Wednesday.
Willow Retreat Center is located at 369 Dover Road, South Newfane, Vermont 05351. The property abuts 100 acres of walking trails so there is ample opportunity to enhance the retreat experience with immersion in the natural world.
South Newfane is about 25 minutes from Brattleboro and 30 minutes from Wilmington, Vt. There are daily Amtrak trains from New York and Springfield, MA The nearest airport to Brattleboro is Rutland (RUT) Airport which is 51 miles away. Other nearby airports include Manchester (MHT) (57.3 miles), Albany (ALB) (64.2 miles), Worcester (ORH, 81 miles), Hartford (BDL) (64.4 miles) and Boston (BOS) (85.7 miles). Taxis are available in Brattleboro or Willow owners will pick you up in Brattleboro shortly before checkin time.
The retreat will have a maximum of 12 participants in double rooms. Each room has it’s own bathroom.
Willow will provide mats, blocks, cushions and blankets so no need to bring any.
To learn more about the daily schedule and details click here.
The fee for this retreat is $1,395
A $500 non refundable deposit holds your space and the balance is due August 11.
To Register go here
Please check with our office manager, Mickey, before registering and making payment to make sure there is space in the retreat.
More information about Breathwork can be found here.
To learn more about silent retreat click here.
For a page with information on “Why go on Retreat” click here.
You may read more about the style of yoga taught by going here.
Patricia’s and Surya’s bio 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. Everyone is asked to stay off computers and phones to allow for an undistracted experience and deeper connection with yourself. This also enhances everyone’s experience. The combined intention of unplugging from technology in retreat is essential for the focused work of looking within. An emergency contact number will be provided to give to loved ones.
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