May 2, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Today, if one hopes to lead a happy and fulfilling life, being ‘spiritually awake’ has almost become a necessity. Working with Kundalini Shakti, A.K.A. the “Serpent Power,” can be both an aid to spiritual awakening, and once awake, an accelerant for spiritual development.
This three-night retreat will run from Thursday evening through Sunday morning and will focus on a combination of various advanced Tantra Hatha Yoga techniques to first clear a path for Kundalini Shakti and then awaken, expand, move, contain, and channel it. The result will be a transformation of consciousness that changes our view of the world and ourselves within it. This transformation will not only allow us to feel more peace, contentment and joy, regardless of our particular circumstances but also will enable us to be more effective at creating the best outcomes for all.
All practices are held in the Forest Studio at Elohee Retreat Center and led by Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP. All meals, tuition, and lodging are included in the price, which depends on your room selection.
Please note that all participants will be expected to know how to sit Zen meditation. If you would like to receive meditation instruction or add a day of meditation to the start of your retreat please register for Awakening the Serpent Power Plus. If you cannot come on Wednesday and do not already know how to sit Zen you can book a private lesson with Douglas or you can listen to the many free recordings Douglas has made available on the Mahāpatha Yoga Patreon page.
This retreat will involve the following practices:
- Kirtan (call and response chanting in Sanskrit)
- Yin Yoga (passive stretching)
- Yoga Nidra (sleep meditation)
- Yang Yoga (dynamic stretching & strengthening)
- Pranayamas (breathwork)
- Hatha Yoga (active stretching)
- Bandhas (energetic locks)
- The Five Tibetan Rites (Tibetan Yoga)
- Chakra Meditation (Bija mantra Nyasa practice)
- The Pranava (chanting the Om mantra)
- Vinyasa Yoga (dynamic & active stretching & strengthening)
- Mudras (advanced postural energetic seals)
- Zazen (seated meditation)
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a beginner-friendly retreat and is intended for intermediate to advanced Mahāpatha Yoga practitioners. While these practices are ultimately for almost everyone previous exposure to the teachings of Douglas Johnson and experience on a Mahāpatha Yoga retreat are highly recommended. Additionally, please be aware this retreat has nothing to do with ‘Kundalini Yoga’ as taught by Yogi Bhajan or ‘Tantric Sex’.