workshops and special events: calendar

Workshops and Events

Yoga is a science of living and those who practice it are known as Yogis.
It is a system of meditation and service of humanity designed to affect the reunion of the soul with the universal spirit.

All workshops are preregistration (unless noted otherwise)
You may email the ashram to register
Om Shanti Om

Saturday, December 2
Teen Yoga Retreat with Leslie

This retreat day will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), kirtan, meditation, satsang, and high spiritual teachings appropriate for teenagers that enhance their interaction with worldly activities. Also included will be karma yoga to teach teens the importance of selfless service, study of the yamas & niyamas (yogic principles), and a yogic art project. A vegetarian supper will be provided. Pre-registration required (please note when registering if there are any dietary restrictions). All levels of teenagers are welcome to attend. Ages 12-18.


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Sunday, December 17
Yoga for the Cervical Spine with Lakshmi

The cervical spine, or neck region is the most common area of tension and pain in the spine, and the area that is most often ignored. By understanding how the cervical spine moves, what is attached to it, how they relate to one another, and how to keep these areas in proper relationship will quickly begin to alleviate tension and pain. With understanding comes the opportunity to change, and thus the door opens to healing. In this experiential workshop we will study the anatomy of the cervical spine and neck region as well as factors that influence neck pain, and therapeutic exercises to stretch, strengthen and realign the neck. All levels welcome. Perfect for both students and teachers.


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Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Observances

Please join us on the sacred and holy eve of Christmas to celebrate the coming of the Lord into our presence upon the earth. We will lift our voices in praise, go deep within in prayer, and strengthen our dedication and devotion to God through scriptural study of the birth and life of Jesus Christ. May the unconditional love and compassion of Jesus be born in all our hearts and minds! May we realize what is within us and all beings already, the resplendent and Supreme Self!

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Sunday, December 31 - Monday, January 1
New Year's Eve Observances

The Shanti Niketan Ashram New Year’s Eve Observance is the perfect time to come together and rededicate ourselves to our spiritual practice, refocus our concentration upon the Self within, and to remove anything standing in our way from realizing our goals through the sacred practices of kirtan (singing the praises of God), meditation and scriptural study. Steady concentration brings steady results. Begin your year with how you would like to spend it, with your mind and heart fixed upon God and allow the past year to go gracefully, with gratitude and love for all blessings. May God bless you!

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Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11
Women’s Retreat w/ Sister Lakshmi & Sister Leslie
6pm Friday - 6:30pm Sunday

The spiritual path is unique and mysterious for the female Sadhaka. Woman is the very embodiment of spiritual character and dignity, yet often finds herself facing obstacles unique to the female experience. In this powerful retreat we will gather for an uninterrupted time of sacred sadhana, study and healing with a concentration on the feminine path of Yoga.

This weekend immersion will be an unforgettable and life changing experience designed to strengthen, restore, preserve and ignite the body and spirit, culminating in a renewed softness, sweetness and concentrated determination, through the study of the Divine feminine. The purity and Divinity of Woman is unrivaled. She is the very embodiment of the Divine Mother.

3 Day Retreat includes: 2 nights accommodations (double occupancy), All meals/classes/sessions Fee is $275 if paid in full when you register. Deadline for registration is January 20, 2018.

Please note: Space is very limited so it is recommended you register early. Pre-registration and overnight stay is required. Download application:

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