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URBAN DEVI NATURE RETREAT: a women’s weekend getaway


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

Presenters: Rukmini Walker, Jahnavi Harrison, Lucy Ocampo, Rukmini Poddar, and Tatiana Kisleva

date – friday. september 28 – sunday. september 30
time: arrive friday between 2:00pm – 6:00pm / depart sunday 4:00pm
location – Supersoul Yoga Farm, Canaan, N.Y.
price – $455 dorm accommodations
contact: luciendo1@gmail.com


WHAT TO EXPECT

  • beautiful natural setting
  • relaxed atmosphere
  • great variety of events
  • incredible staff of presenters
  • yoga classes
  • life changing kirtans
  • great vegetarian meals
  • make new friends

We invite you to join us for a weekend retreat to nurture our devotion as women on the path of Bhakti. Journey outside the often aggressive and overpowering energy dominating the city, to the inner sanctuary of connection and support with like-hearted women.

The retreat will take place at Supersoul Yoga Farm tucked away in the beautiful forests of upstate New York. We will nourish and deepen our spiritual lives together through kirtan, yoga, hearing timeless wisdom from empowered women of vedic lore, and enlightening and inspiring one another through revealing our hearts and minds.


Schedule

Friday, September 28
2:00 - 6:00 pm -Arrival
5:30-6:30 pm - Back to Nature Yoga Class
Arrive and reconnect with nature. Exhale the city and leave it behind with this all-levels class. 6:30 - 7:45 pm - Dinner
8:00 - 10:00 pm - Welcome Circle and Bonfire Kirtan
S'mores, bonfire, and kirtan...


Saturday, September 29
6:00 - 7:00 am -Morning Meditation with Rukmini Walker
7:00 - 8:00 am - Bhakti Flow Yoga
Rise and shine, breathe and sweat - this vinyasa yoga class will open and warm our bodies, so that we can move with an open heart throughout the day!
8:00 - 9:30 am - Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 am - Sacred Ecology Discussion and Tour of Farm with Brij Cappo
Explore the beautiful Supersoul Farm on this guided tour with Brij Cappo.  Learn what sacred ecology means and what we can do as individuals to preserve and protect Nature.
11:00 - 12:30 pm - “Bhakti In Action” Workshop w/ Rukmini Walker
Delve into the vibrant effortless action  of nature, our Source, and all that is sacred and explore how to live a balance of effort and ease in our daily spiritual practice and all that we do.
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm - Sacred Songs w/ Jahnavi Harrison
Learn from an amazing kirtan artist how the practice of mantra and song can become a powerful force in our daily practice.  Simple songs
3:00 - 4:30 pm - “Daily Creations” Art Workshop w/ Rukmini Poddar
An art workshop to tap into your creative voice and fearlessly create. Explore how art is a spiritual practice by becoming a vessel of inspiration and allowing creativity to flow through you and out of you.
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Prema Breathwork w/ Tatiana Kiseleva
Clear out and remove blocked energy from the physical and subtle bodies in this powerful guided breath-centered meditation.
6:30 - 7:45 pm - Dinner
8:00 - 10:00 pm - Healing Fire Circle and Bonfire Kirtan


Sunday, September 30
6:30 - 7:30 am - Sunrise Hike or Guided Meditation (choose either option)
7:30 - 8:30 am - Restore and Integrate Yoga Class w/ Lucy Ocampo
Restore and relax to fully integrate this love packed weekend. This gentle practice will help us return to our busy lives with a full heart, peaceful mind, and easeful body.
8:30 - 10:00 am - Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 am - Free Time
11:00 - 1:00 pm - “Bhakti In Action Workshop Pt. II” and Closing Circle with Rukmini Walker
1:00- 2:30 pm - Lunch
4:00 pm - Departure


Included In Price

– accommodations (dorm or camping)
– delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
– all yoga & meditation classes, workshops and kirtans listed


Presenters

Rukmini Walker met her guru, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, at the age of 16 and began a lifelong study in Bhakti-yoga under his guidance. Today she is an activist in interfaith dialogue and women’s spiritual empowerment, an artist, and a successful entrepreneur. Her business, As Kindred Spirits aims to connect the finest American designers with charitable and fair trade ventures. The beloved kirtan artist, Gaura Vani, is her son. She lives with her husband in the Washington, DC metro area.

 

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Jahnavi Harrison Mantra music artist and writer, Jahnavi was raised in a family of bhakti yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor in north London. She presents and teaches mantra music and meditation all over the world, and released her debut sacred music album, ‘Like a River to the Sea’ in July 2015. She writes regularly for print and broadcast media including for BBC Radio 2's 'Pause for Thought' and 'Something Understood' on BBC Radio 4.

 

Lucero (Lucy) Ocampo has been a yoga instructor since 2011. The profound wisdom of the path of Bhakti Yoga allowed her to transform her life into one of compassion, growth, and service. 

To her Hatha and Restorative yoga classes she brings an extensive knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, as well as an emphasis on applying yogic principles to the healing of trauma, chronic stress, and addictions. She also incorporates her training in Sound Healing and Shamanic modalities to the process. 

She is currently working on a social initiative that will make the ancient teachings of Bhakti Yoga accessible to our current time and place, so that it can transform the lives of others, much like it did her own.

Rukmini Poddar grew up in the quaint town of Alachua, Florida. Her childhood obsession with coding Neopets pet pages eventually led her to receive her BFA in graphic design from the University of Florida. Her work is best described as both approachable and refined. Her greatest influences come from investigating her Indian heritage.

 

 

 

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Tatiana is a dedicated long time practitioner of Bhakti Yoga, an artist, and a professional photographer. Her personal practice guided her towards becoming trained in Prema Breathwork - a simple yet powerful breath practice that assists practitioners in healing through the release of stagnant energies and even traumas stored in the physical and subtle bodies. Tatiana's deeply insightful and compassionate nature fully supports this much needed healing practice.


Registration & Payment

For questions please contact Lucy Ocampo @ luciendo1@gmail.com

$100 non-refundable deposit with remainder due by September 14th. 

To pay by check or Venmo contact Lucy @ Luciendo1@gmail.com Please make checks payable to The Bhakti Center. 
 

*Please note, there is a minimum number of 12 registrants to run this retreat. In the event of cancellation, deposit/payment will be refunded.


Transportation

Transportation not included. We encourage carpooling or take Amtrak train to Hudson. We can help arrange a taxi to drive you to Supersoul Farm. For travel information to Supersoul Farm visit here