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Return to the Source: A Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat

August 5 - August 8

A view of lakeside cabins at Borestone Retreat

Monday – Thursday August 5 - 8, 2019

Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian

Schedule: Monday evening until Thursday mid-morning (details below)
Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary | Guilford, ME

This retreat is full. Contact us to be added to the Wait List.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on the shores of Midday and Sunset Ponds at the tranquil Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary and renew with silence, a slower pace, and time to connect with your Soul. Join us for three days of social silence, yoga, meditation, and a time to honor the Source of our beings and of all creation. This retreat focuses on awakening a connection to the wellspring of our beings through deep immersion in the natural world and practices designed to invite inquiry into our innermost Satya, our deepest truth. Each morning we will awake to greet the day with a silent meditation practice and a yoga class. We will use meditation to invoke our inner knowing and connect with the earth. Morning yoga classes will focus on gently building the inner agni (internal fire) to illuminate your true radiant nature.

There is free time throughout the day to enjoy the walking trails around the Borestone Mountain Sanctuary, take a swim or canoe ride on the pond, journal, explore personal yoga practice, or sit on the deck and simply Be. A silent meditation hike is offered on one or two afternoons of the retreat for any interested participants. Afternoons include a sadhana session consisting of pranayama and/or gentle yoga and a guided meditation session focusing on self-inquiry. The evening sessions include a spiritual talk and/or silent meditation. Three delicious Ayurvedic, vegetarian meals are served daily. Chef Dawn Tassi is trained in Ayurvedic cooking and prepares the meals with mindfulness, following principles of Ayurveda to provide nourishing food that supports learning and inner exploration during the retreat. Private sessions with the teachers can be scheduled during the retreat.

This three-night retreat begins with an evening meal at 6 pm on Monday, August 5th and ends mid-morning on Thursday, August 8th after a morning session and breakfast. For more information about silent retreats, click here. This retreat is perfect for anyone with some prior yoga and meditation experience. If you have practiced yoga for awhile, but are new to meditation please feel free to contact us and check in.

A view of lake and trees at Borestone Lake

Sample Daily Schedule:

6:30 a.m. – Tea & Fruit or Snack

7:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Meditation & Yoga Class

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Breakfast

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch

3:30 p.m. – Silent Meditation Nature Walk

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Evening Meditation

A group of yoga students overlooks the lake and forest at Borestone

Rates & Accommodation

The rate includes 3 meals/day, lodging, yoga & meditation sessions and a private session with the teachers.

Early Registration Discount for ShivaShakti YTT/AYTT Graduates: Registered by April 1, 2019: $600.00

Regular Rate: Registered by July 26, 2019: $675.00

Payment Plan: Register by March 1, 2019 to qualify for a 4-installment payment plan. Contact us for more info.

       Scholarship Option/Rate: We offer two $150 scholarships for this retreat. Please Contact us for details on how to apply for a scholarship. They are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, so early registration is recommended if you are interested in a scholarship.    1 available.

Registration: To register, submit the application below.  This retreat is limited to 14 participants so early registration is recommended to secure a spot. Registration closes July 26, 2019.

Continuing Education Credits: 24 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for this Yoga & Meditation Immersion. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CEs.

Advanced YTT Credit: This retreat is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Accommodation/Meals: Accommodation is provided at the beautiful Borestone Mountain Sanctuary lodges in single/double/multiple occupancy rooms. Three (3) vegetarian meals are served daily.  Food sensitivities can be accommodated. More information about the Borestone Mountain Sanctuary including directions, facilities, FAQ’s, etc. will be e-mailed to participants after the application/deposit are submitted. Contact us for details about the retreat facilities, food, etc.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for the Return to Source- Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreat: July 26, 2019

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.

Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a paypal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit.  The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the retreat.  The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the retreat will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.

Step 4: The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date of the retreat.

Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted.  Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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Krishna Peter Perry & Aiyana Athenian


Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
1000 Mountain Rd
Elliotsville, ME 04443 United States
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(207) 631-4050