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Handstands, Harmoniums, & the Bhagavad Gita with Raghunath & Milard Roper


Jump into inversions, immerse your mind in mantra, sing from your soul, and hear the ancient and timeless truths of the Bhagavad Gita and how to live them today. 

A weekend of nourishing nature, sweet sangha, and divine discipline with Raghunath and Milard Roper!

Space is limited, register ASAP.  Camping spots available and commuters are welcome.


PROGRAM DETAILS

Join Raghunath and MiIard Roper, owner and master-teacher of Long Island's famous FUNKY OM yoga studios in Huntington NY, who will come together to teach three of their favorite topics -- Handstands, Harmonium, and Bhagavad Gita! Come together for this Thursday - Sunday retreat of education-in-spirit as taught in the Bhakti tradition.

Fly, study, and sing your heart out! We'll have a big public kirtan Saturday night, phenomenal vegetarian and vegan food with gluten-free options, and time to swim in the farm pond! This will be a fun and very educational weekend set in the beautiful of Supersoul Farm. A great immersion for students and teachers alike!


RETREAT SCHEDULE*

*subject to slight modification

Thursday
6pm Arrivals
7pm Dinner
8pm Opening Circle

Friday & Saturday
7am Yoga
8am Breakfast
9:30am First Class Session
11:30am Break
12pm Second Class Session
2pm Lunch
4pm Third Class Session
6pm Practice / Free time / Dinner
7:30pm Community Kirtan

Sunday
7am Yoga
8am Breakfast
9:30am First Class Session
11:30am Break
12pm Second Class Session
2pm Lunch / Closing Circle / Departures


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

- Thursday evening opening program
- Daily yoga classes
- Evening satsangs + bonfire
- Saturday evening Maha Community Kirtan
- Amazing local, lovingly cooked and offered vegetarian / vegan meals:
Thursday dinner, Friday & Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch
- Accommodations for all budgets
- Optional picnic and pond swim (weather permitting)


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

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Milard Roper is the owner of the FUNKY OM, in Huntington, NY and a licensed Acupunturist, Massage Therapist as well as a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist. Milard has also taught Kung Fu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for many years. His passion for these arts and his innate knowledge of the body comes through clearly when he is teaching yoga. Milard’s enthusiasm for life and the balance he has created in his professional and personal life is inspirational to his students, patients, friends and family. Milard was trained directly by Ana Forrest and Raghunath. Milard incorporates Ana’s focus on alignment and connecting to the breath as well as Raghunath’s strong physical practice and rich tradition of yogic philosophy into his classes.

Owing everything to his teachers he feels blessed to have made such powerful connections both in the Forrest and Bhakti communities.

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Raghunath has been transforming people's lives since he was a teenager, when he got into yoga and clean, healthy living. As the lead singer and songwriter of two internationally-acclaimed bands that toured the world in the punk/hardcore music community, he made music that, while abrasive, was filled with positive uplifting and spiritual lyrics, transforming tens of thousands of fans' lives, espousing vegetarianism, karma, positive mental attitude and a drug-free life. At 22, he went to India where he lived in a Krishna-Bhakti ashram, taking vows of a monk. Over the course of his 6 years as a monk, he studied sacred literature, music, cooking, and the deeper facets of yogic culture. Considered a teacher's teacher, Raghunath is a gifted speaker and educator of self-transformation & spirituality. He travels internationally, leading teacher trainings, annual sold-out pilgrimages to India, and has been living the life of a yogi for 30 years. Presently, he's married with 5 children and is co-creating Supersoul Farm, an educational center in Canaan NY, with his wife Brij Cappo.


PRICING

All prices include 3-night stay, all meals, and course fee and are per person (with the exception of double occupancy, which are for 2 adults, and commuter price which does not include accomodation).

Dorm: $625
Private King Room with shared bath: $1,340 double occupancy (or $670 per person)
Commuter: $475

Payment via check made out to Foundation for Inspired Living, Inc
25 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

Price Options

ACCOMODATIONS

Dorm: Male / Female dorms in the Yogi House with shared bathrooms
Private Room: King bed (or two twin beds) private room in the Yogi House, shared bathroom
 

Supersoul Farm is simple rural ashram in Upstate NY 2.5 hours north of NYC. This farm was created to host and educate students on deeper facets of yoga, trainings, kirtan and natural living. Our passion is education.


TRANSPORTATION

Metro North to Hudson, more info here
Possibility for carpool from NYC