2018 Mahāpatha Yoga Intensive

Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018


A Mahāpahta Yoga retreat is not a vacation but an opportunity to practice authentic esoteric yoga techniques in an ideal setting while being supported by a loving and accepting spiritual community and a knowledgeable and experienced teacher. Having the right teacher, community, and space when practicing can make the difference between success and failure when using these techniques. If you are serious about yoga as a spiritual path, then you owe it to yourself to see just how powerful and transformative these retreats can be.

This retreat will explore a blend of asana styles like Yin, Yang, Hatha, and Vinyasa as well as more advanced yoga techniques not taught in yoga studios. These include Mantra (chanting), Pranayama (yogic breathing), Bandha (energy locks), Mudra (energetic seals), Yoga Nidra (sleep meditation), and more.

FRIDAY PM ROUGH ITINERARY (subject to change without notice)

  • 3p – 4p: Welcome + Kirtan (centering)
  • 4p – 4:30p: Dancing Warrior + Savasana (releases neurotic / nervous energy)
  • 4:30p – 5:30p: Yin + Yoga Nidra (removes gross blocks & withdraws sense energy)
  • 5:30p – 6:30p: Yang Yoga + Pranayama (balances channels & expands energy)
  • 6:30p – 7:30p: Hatha Yoga + Bandha (contains energy & dissolves ‘psychic knots’)
  • 7:30p – 8p: Seated Meditation (integration)
  • 8p: Dinner

SATURDAY AM ROUGH ITINERARY (subject to change without notice)

  • 6a – 7a: Yoga Nidra (develops chakra or psychoenergetic plexus awareness)
  • 7a – 10a: Five Rites Flow + Chakra Meditation (awakens and balances chakras)
  • 10a  – 11:00a: Seated Meditation (integration)
  • 11p: Brunch

SATURDAY PM ROUGH ITINERARY (subject to change without notice)

  • 2p – 3p: Introduction to Mudra (lecture & practice)
  • 3p – 4p: Dharma Discussion / Kirtan (mental & emotional integration)
  • 4p – 7p: Vinyasa Mudra Abhyasa (awakens Sushumna Nadi)
  • 7p – 8p: Seated Meditation (integration)
  • 8:00p: Dinner, Firepit, & Drum Circle (Bhoga)

SUNDAY AM ROUGH ITINERARY (subject to change without notice)

  • 9a – 10a: Dharma Discussion / Kirtan / Group Photo (mental & emotional integration)
  • 12p: Lunch

PLEASE NOTE: While beginners are welcome, keep in mind that this retreat will demand physical, mental and emotional discipline. Prior experience with yoga, meditation, and the teaching style of Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP is highly recommended. You may familiarize yourself with the teachings of Douglas Johnson by attending his classes in the Atlanta area or downloading some of the free or paid content on his website and Patreon page.