Sadhana Retreats

Siddha Yoga Sadhana Retreats

Silence, Study, and the Practice of Meditation

Siddha Yoga Sadhana Retreats provide an environment for committed Siddha Yoga students to explore and strengthen their spiritual practice over the course of 6 days.

Elements of the retreat daily schedule:

  • Meditation
  • Chanting
  • Guided learning sessions with a Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Personal study and reflection

The retreats are for up to 25 students. This helps maintain a focused atmosphere and allows for optimal interaction between students and the teachers of the retreat.

Retreat participants also practice silence as a spiritual discipline. In the golden light of this silence, participants can see more deeply into the nature of their own meditative experience.

Retreat sites in Mexico, Europe, and the United States—for example Boston—are supportive environments for students' focused engagement with the Siddha Yoga teachings and practices.

Retreat Dates in 2018

Dates Country More Information
February 11 – 16 USA Location: Siddha Yoga Ashram in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more.
Teacher: Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
Language: English
E-mail: BostonRetreats@syda.org
Phone: +1 617 734-0137
March 25 – 30 Mexico Location: Casa de Estudios de Siddha Yoga, Mexico City
Teacher: Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
Language: Spanish
E-mail: retiros@sym.org.mx
Phone: +(52) 55 5668 08 06 ext. 38
April 2 – 7 Mexico Location: Casa de Estudios de Siddha Yoga, Mexico City
Teacher: Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
Language: Spanish
E-mail: retiros@sym.org.mx
Phone: +(52) 55 5668 08 06 ext. 38
July 21 – 26 France Location: Centre Zen – Lanau Neuveglise
Teacher: Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
Language: French
E-mail: retraite.sadhana.2018@gmail.com
Phone: 05 61 54 35 74
August 5 – 10 UK Location: Trigonos, Nantlle, North Wales, UK
Teacher: Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
Language: English
E-mail: retreat@syduk.org
Phone: +44-1404 514403
October 27 – November 2 USA Location: Siddha Yoga Ashram in Boston, Massachusetts. This retreat includes the Global Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive. Read more.
Teacher: Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
Language: English
E-mail: BostonRetreats@syda.org
Phone: +1 617 734-0137
October 27 – November 3 USA Location: Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland, California. This retreat includes the Global Siddha Yoga Shaktipat Intensive.
Teacher: Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher
Language: English
E-mail: sysr.applications@syaoakland.org
Phone: +1 510 898-2703
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Participating in the Siddha Yoga Sadhana Retreat has been a milestone in my sadhana. Before the retreat, I thought that to experience the Self I needed to have a dramatic experience. I found that I was waiting for something big to happen. Then, during the retreat, I realized that these expectations had prevented me from being aware of the different, subtle ways in which the Self manifests—in a few seconds of quiet calmness, in the breath that becomes even and deep, in a feeling of joy emerging out of the blue.
 
Noticing all this has brought about a big shift for me. Now I pay attention to and value the moments in meditation, and beyond, when I am aware of the presence of the Self. I finally understand that by recognizing the Self manifesting in the most subtle experiences, I strengthen my ability to know that I am worthy of the gift of God’s presence in any moment.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Rome, Italy

During the Sadhana Retreat titled “Meditate: Experience the Light of the Self,” Gurumayi’s teachings about the Self brought me to a deeper understanding of what the light of the Self means to me.
 
I intuitively knew that the energy I felt in meditation is the same joy that resonates within as my own Self. The tingling between my eyes and the energy gently pulsating at the top of my head were also manifestations of the energy, or the light, of the Self.
 
It dawned on me that the light of the Self manifests along an entire spectrum of experience. On a fundamental level, I experienced this light as my very own awareness—the awareness that is my inner Self, the awareness that is always guiding me through my eyes, ears, and other senses throughout the day.
 
I became ecstatic as I realized that I had been swimming in this unchanging awareness all my life.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Oregon, USA

A few years ago, I participated in a week-long Siddha Yoga Sadhana Retreat. That year, I had been learning about sound, and how all sounds are born from the original unstruck sound, AUM.
 
The hall where the retreat was held was in the middle of a busy city. During the meditation sessions, I found myself embracing the sounds coming into the hall from the street outside, considering them to be forms of AUM. Instead of distracting me as they used to, the sounds led me deep into my Heart, where I felt still and vast.
 
During the final meditation, I was drawn inward to a very quiet place. After some time, I began to witness a buzzing vibration resonating from the very core of myself. And I realized something amazing: with every exhalation, this vibration arose from my Heart, and I became one with the universe, and with every inhalation, it receded back into my Heart, and everything became one with me.
 
Ever since I had this experience, my meditation practice has become very easeful, I just sit on my asana, focus on my breath, and dive into the experience of oneness.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Utah, USA