The Power of Silence: A Prajna Yoga Silent Retreat
May 6, 2021 - May 9, 2021
“Pure awareness is not something gained or lost, activated or made passive. Rather it is unchanging and incorruptible.”
– Tias Little, Yoga of the Subtle Body
Unlike most other yoga trainings, Prajna Yoga offers time in silence, a time that enables “inner communion.” Yogis seek silent retreat time to evolve on the path of yoga. Today, the intimacy and power of silent practice is needed more than ever before.
At Prajna Yoga, we believe that silent practice is an invaluable path to penetrate the depths of the heart-mind. Through the combination of Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA), yoga practice, and seated meditation, this silent retreat helps awaken new insights into body, mind and spirit.
Silent Retreat Format
- Students hold noble silence while Tias and Surya guide
- Practice days weave movement with stillness: SATYA, asana, and meditation
- Seated and standing meditation sessions
- Indoor and outdoor walking meditations
- Savasana meditation
- Holding silence throughout day: upon arrival, over lunch, and in the evening
- Sitting with dharma passages to help clarify the nature of the heart-mind
A silent yoga immersion is a potent means to deepen one’s practice. Through the support and power of the sangha, we will also remain in social silence outside the class sessions in order to allow a deepening of our relationship to ourselves, to nature and to simple tasks such as walking and eating. A silent retreat enables each of us to become more focused in the present. Removed from the demands of our daily rhythms and responsibilities, we hold sacred silence together.
The retreat time is an invaluable way to nourish ourselves, while establishing an antidote for the “habit body and habit mind.” Sustained silence is a traditional means to recognize and discard unhealthy habits of thinking, speaking and perceiving and to realize new capacities for compassionate action in the world.
Cost: $695 + tax, Non-refundable and Non-transferable Deposit: $150
Participation in silent retreats is required for students completing the 300-Hour and 500-Hour Prajna Yoga Teaching Trainings.