Program, Sadhana & Practices
Whether on personal or group based retreat, the daily flow of the Ashram is here to support your journey in practicing meditation and yoga and learning how to incorporate these powerful practices into your life.
It is also here to give you plenty of space to reflect, contemplate and participate soul nurturing activities at the Ashram.
Himalayan Meditation – Sunrise / Sunset
Samarpan Dhyan Sanskar
A seated meditation that is the core practice of the Ashram. A universal technique, it promotes a deeper and more meaningful inner connection and a balanced mind.
It is a silent practice of 30 minutes conducted both individually and as a group.
Forms and Sequences from the Shadow Yoga school
A traditional system for bringing the body and mind into alignment through the removal of obstructions by unimposed natural conditioning.
David has practiced under the tutelage of Sundenath, the head of the Shadow Yoga and an initiate in the Nath Sampradaya.
He shares from his personal practice and experience.
David studied sound meditation in Nepal and uses Nepalese healing bowls, handpan, gong, drum, and sacred mantra to weave a divine soundscape that may assist in cultivating the feeling of Samarpan (surrender) which can lead to healing, growth and insight.
A soulful and creative exploration of the inner realms, including guided meditation empowered by Rajni’s practice of Samarpan.
Be prepared for your unconscious to present hidden messages through your creative activity.
No skills or talent are required, just an open mind and the inner child!
Based on indigenous meditative practices David received in the mountains of Nepal and the knowledge from the Tantrik Hatha Yoga lineage, this practice weaves the Yogic understanding of the elements with the beauty of the natural world.
Activities help the practitioner to re-establish a connection to nature, both inner and out.
Mauna (Silence) 730pm – 730am
Noble silence is maintained from after evening meditation until breakfast.
Establish a quiet mind through reducing the outflowing of energy in conversation.
Discourse and Q+A
A weekly discourse on the practices offered at the Ashram, each week David shares insight and guidance based on the teachings of Swami Shivkrupanand and the practice of Samarpan (Surrender.)
Yagya – Traditional Fire Ceremony
Participate in a traditional sacrificial fire offering (Chitta Shuddhi Yagya) with the aim of purifying one’s consciousness. Elements of the ceremony are 5000+ years old and have universal, multi-faith appeal.
Mindful service in support of the space.
Your chance to be engaged and contribute to the ashram by assisting in cleaning, meal preparation, landscaping, gardening and other creative projects.