YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT
THE LIGHT OF AWAKENING
29 March – 1 April
Lago Trasimeno – Umbria
“The Light of Awakening” is an invitation to brighten up your life from within. Join us as we create an atmosphere where joy meets spirituality, opening up the path for a deep and lasting transformation.
Prepare your heart for an experience of complete renewal where your body, mind and soul will be guided towards a positive change.
Every day will begin with a session of yoga and meditation for a more flexible body and calmer mind.
The singing of the mantra “Baba Nam Kevalam” (infinite love is all there is) will relieve you from your thoughts and prepare your mind for subtle inspiration.
Book your place now for a journey which nourishes the body, mind and soul.
During the retreat you will enjoy…
both group and individual meetings with Acaryas, Ananda Marga’s monks and nuns
collective meditation with singing of mantra
yoga lessons twice a day
workshops and new insights
walks by Lake Trasimeno
programs for children
sentient vegetarian food
Acaryas are missionary monks and nuns and expert yoga and meditation teachers who have dedicated their lives to the service of humanity for social and individual progress. Besides just having deep knowledge of the discipline of yoga and meditation, they have worked in Ananda Marga social service projects: schools, orphanages, medical clinics, rescue in instances of natural calamities, etc.
You will have the opportunity to interact with our monks and nuns who are experts in meditation and yoga for over 20 years, sharing your questions with them and deepening knowledge of spiritual practice. They will be present to guide you and offer you their support throughout the retreat.
DIDI ANANDA SAMPRAJIINA
DIDI ANANDA RAINJANA
Every day there will be asana lessons (yoga positions), held by expert teachers. You will enjoy wonderful stretching, controlled by the breath, designed specifically to relax the nervous system. Every lesson ends with a self-massage and long, pleasant relaxation.
We will also practice the singing of mantra (kiirtan) and meditation together. Kiirtan will help to dissipate your day-to-day worries and direct the mind towards more subtle thoughts. After kiirtan will follow silent meditation. Our monks and nuns (teachers and experts of yoga and meditation) will be present at the retreat and will respond to your questions for a more holistic lifestyle.
You will be served a delicious and nutritious menu, prepared with local, seasonal produce. A healthy, joyous and plentiful menu from a production chain which supports both health for people and the planet. We believe that food must give nourishment to all levels of our being: body, mind and the soul. We will also take care of all your specific dietary requirements. You will find a specific part in the registration form to inform us of your preferences.
Children are welcome to this program! During collective yoga and meditation, we organise special activities for children, where they can have fun together.
Where we are
The retreat will take place at “La Casa sul lago” which faces Lake Trasimeno, in the heart of Umbria. Take advantage of this privileged location to explore the treasures of Umbria. Visit ancient villages, historic sites and enjoy the stunning views which inspire the soul.
La Casa sul Lago
Viale del Lavoro 25,
Torricella di Magione – Lago Trasimeno
What to bring
Comfortable clothes, items for personal hygiene, a bottle, sandals/slippers, Yoga mat, bedsheets and blankets or a sleeping bag. If you would like to rent sheets on site, the venue provides single bedsheets at a cost of €3.00 or double sheets for €5.00 (blankets included). This service must be booked in advance and indicated in the corresponding question box on the registration form.
The recommended donation for this retreat:
Adults € 220,00
Parents and couples € 200,00 a persona
Students € 200,00
Children aged 9-13 € 130,00
Children aged 3-8 € 90,00