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SACRED ECOLOGY RETREAT presented by The Bhakti Center


  • Supersoul Farm 365 Schillings Crossing Road East Chatham, NY, 12060 United States (map)

The Sacred Ecology Retreat is a special opportunity to step away from hectic city life and spend a weekend reconnecting with Nature in the beautiful atmosphere of Supersoul Farm, in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley. 

We’ll engage in guided forest meditations, get hands-on with active gardening, share and hear sacred storytelling about the role of Mother Nature and Her energies, and take away practical skills on how to develop organic gardening in our own homes (no matter how small). 

This will be an unplugged weekend, with all participants strongly encouraged to leave electronics at home or in the car. Yoga and kirtan will round out our days.


INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

– Friday and Saturday night accommodations (indoors or camping)
– Daily workshops
– Catered vegetarian meals throughout the retreat from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch
– Hands-on gardening
– Daily morning satsangs, mediation and sunrise yoga classes
– Daily evening kirtan


RETREAT SCHEDULE

Friday, June 15
2:00 – 6:00 pm: Arrivals
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Evening satsang, framing the weekend, kirtan

Saturday, June 16
5:00 – 6:00 am: Morning satsang (optional)
6:00 – 7:00 am: Sunrise forest meditation walk
7:00 – 8:00 am: Yoga class
8:00 – 9:00 am:  Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 am: Workshop 1: Tuning into Nature and Energy of a Landscape
10:00 – 11:00 am: Permaculture Walk led by Brij Cappo
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Hands-on Garden Seva Session 1
1:00 – 3:00 pm:  Lunch and break
3:00 – 6:00 pm: Hands-on Garden Seva Session 2
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pm: Evening satsang and kirtan

Sunday, June 17
5:00 – 6:00 am: Morning satsang (optional)
6:00 – 7:00 am: Sunrise forest meditation walk
7:00 – 8:00 am: Yoga class
8:00 – 9:00 am:  Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 am: Workshop 2: Organic Gardening for the yard or the apartment
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Hands-on Garden Seva Session 3
12:30 – 1:00 pm: Closing Circle
1:00 – 2:00 pm: lunch
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Departures, option to stay for additional gardening or help cleanup.


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

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Rasika Gopi serves as the Community Groups Director and is a member of the Sacred Ecology Forum at the Bhakti Center. Since 2009 she has been practicing bhakti yoga and is devoted to serving community and Mother Earth, both of which she believes sustain and nourish spiritual lives. Rasika is currently pursuing her master’s degree in geography at Hunter College, researching cultures of (un)sustainability with a case study of Govardhan Ecovillage and the role of vedic culture in attaining holistic sustainability. She currently works for an environmental nonprofit in NYC.

 

 

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Allegra Lovejoy is an urban farmer and Bhakti practitioner from Brooklyn, NY. While working on farms in Massachusetts and New Jersey, she developed a passion for connecting people and earth through good food, seva, the arts, and spiritual reflection. With a degree in public policy from Princeton University, her professional practice is devoted to conservation and developing lands for agriculture and recreation, while her personal seva connects people with the heart and soul of the earth. She has been connected with The Bhakti Center since 2011.

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Brij Cappo E-RYT 500, CMT, is a transformational life coach, IIN certified health coach, and cofounder of Supersoul Collective; Supersoul Farm Yoga Retreat Center and Supersoul Yoga in upstate Chatham, New York. A mother of five, she coleads yoga teacher trainings in both India and the United States alongside her husband, Raghunath. Brij has studied extensively in the fields of yoga bio-mechanics, yoga therapy, massage, and life-coaching, and shares her teachings in an authentic, grounded manner, inspired by values-driven, integrated, yogic living.


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).

Indoor Communal Guest House: $375
Camping/Commuter: $300

Please send check, written out and mailed to:
The Bhakti Center
25 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Please put a note on the check or in the envelope mentioning your name, contact info, and that your payment is for Sacred Ecology Retreat.


REGISTRATION

Contact Allegra with any questions at bhumiseva108@gmail.com or sign up here:


TRANSPORTATION

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