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RETREAT ELMIRA April 12-13-14

 

 

        Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected

Recover from a long period of stressful work or family situations
Detox your body with a healthy lifestyle
Have a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own
Unwind and recharge
The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
Get a rare opportunity to really unplug
Drop out of “normal life” for a period
Give yourself some much-needed structure
All fully healthy and balanced meals are provided 

 

Join us for an immersive experience that combines the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita with the practice of asana yoga. Participants will delve into the ancient wisdom of the Gita and explore how it relates to their everyday lives through daily yoga practice, guided meditations, and group discussions. The asanas will be used as a tool to quiet the mind, and bring awareness to the body, allowing the wisdom of the Gita to be fully absorbed. 

 

This retreat is suitable for all levels, whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, and will leave you with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity. This retreat is ideal for anyone looking to deepen their spiritual practice, find inner peace, and gain a better understanding of the Gita.

 

Lessons on the Bhagavad Gita, chanting, prayers and more will be lead by monks living at the ashram.

 

What Makes This Retreat Special

This retreat is hosted in a traditional ashram so guests can be fully immersed in the spiritual practices of yoga and meditation, without any distractions from the outside world.

The center is incredibly cozy; it provides the perfect atmosphere and food required for an effective spiritual, mental, physical and mental detox.

 

Rooms are designed for a cozy and comfortable stay. Meet other spiritual seekers and find friends that feel like family.

  •         Shared Bathroom

  •         Comfortable beds, all linens provided

  •         3 plant-based meals each day included in the room price

Paranitya Narasimha Ashram

Nestled in the quiet town of West Elmira, New York, the Elmira Ashram and Temple is a spiritual hub for seekers across America. The ashram is home to monastics and community members living a life in service to the Divine.

Offering daily prayers, lively spiritual discussion, dynamic devotional music, and space to learn or deepen the spiritual aspects of your yoga and meditation practice, the ashram is an oasis of spiritual nourishment amidst the landscape of our often busy lives. Come for a day, or for an extended seva stay.

The space is open to group retreats, as well as individuals who would like to come experience ashram life, and deepen their spiritual practice & relationship with the Divine.

 

What's Included In This Package

  •         
    Daily yoga classes

    Daily meditation classes

    Daily pranayama classes

    3 daily delicious and nutritious meals

    Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day

    Nature hikes with a trusted guide

    2 nights accommodation

    Parking

    Transportation during the retreat

    Group excursions/activities

    Specialized workshops

    Free excursions to sites of interest

    Pre and post retreat support from our team

    Luggage storage

    3 nights accommodation

    Wifi connection

 

Day 1 (Friday, April 12th) 

 

Check in 2:00pm -5:00pm

 

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Introduction and intentions

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Dinner

8:00pm - 9:30pm: Moonlight yoga

 

Day 2 (Saturday, April 13th) 

 

6:30pm Sunrise Meditation

7:00am - 8:00am: Morning Prayers & meditation

8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00 -10:00pm: Asana Practice

10:00 - 12:30pm: Bhagavad Gita Lecture 

1:00pm -1:30pm Lunch

2:00pm - 5:30pm: Watkins Glenn Hike & Asana practice with a veiw

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Evening Prayers 

8:00pm - 9:00pm: Dinner

8:00pm - 9:30pm: Satsang & Kirtan 

 

Day 3 (Sunday, April  14th)

 

7:00am - 8:00am: Morning Prayers & meditation

8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00 -10:00pm: Asana Practice

10:00 - 12:30pm: Bhagavad Gita Lecture 

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch 

2:00pm - 3:00pm: OM Chanting Healing circle

3:00pm - 5:00pm: Check Out

 

Location

A Spiritual Home In the Heart of the Finger Lakes

 

LOCATION: Paranitya Narasimha Ashram 

ADDRESS: 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY, USA 

 

Nestled in the quiet town of West Elmira, New York, the Elmira Ashram and Temple is a spiritual hub for seekers across America. The ashram is home to monastics and community members living a life in service to the Divine. Offering daily prayers, lively spiritual discussion, dynamic devotional music, and space to learn or deepen the spiritual aspects of your yoga and meditation practice, the ashram is an oasis of spiritual nourishment amidst the landscape of our often busy lives. Come for a day, or for an extended seva stay. The space is open to group retreats, as well as individuals who would like to come experience ashram life, and deepen their spiritual practice & relationship with the Divine.

 

Questions for the center in regards to directions and other center-related questions:
Elmira@bhaktimarga.us
(+1)607-442-0034

 

Deepen Your Spiritual Practice

Dive deep into the ancient practice of Atma Kriya Yoga and partake in group OM Chanting. Guided meditations available to those looking to go deeper into their spiritual practices.

Daily Ceremony

Immerse yourself in the Love of the Divine with lively morning and evening prayers. The monks perform beautiful Vedic rituals, and lively group Kirtan daily. 

 

Practice with the guidance from devoted monks.

 

Explore Nature

Take time to explore the beautiful finger lakes region of upstate New York. Waterfalls, hiking, and swimming holes are abundant in the surrounding areas. Guided nature hike to Watkins Glen will be provided.

 

 

Accommodations

Experience what it feels like to be a part of an ashram where you can connect deeper to the Divine and find clarity and purpose in your life.  

 

Rooms are designed for a cozy and comfortable stay. Meet other spiritual seekers and find friends that feel like family.

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Comfortable beds, all linens provided

  • 3 plant based meals each day included in room price

Getting Here

Find a Direct Flight 

The nearest airport to the ashram is the Elmira Corning Regional Airport. As flights direct to this airport can be expensive, we recommend looking for a flight first to an airport with a direct flight to Elmira, and then take a direct flight from these airports to Elmira. 

You can find direct flights from: 

  • Detroit (DTW)

  • Orlando (SFB)

  • Punta Gorda (PGD) 

  • Tampa (PIE) 

 

Nearest Airports 

  • Elmira Corning Regional (ELM) – 15 minute drive 

  • Ithaca Tompkins International(ITH) – 45 minute drive 

  • Syracuse Hancock International (SYR) – 1 hr 45 min. drive 

  • Greater Rochester International (ROC) – 2 hour drive 

  • Newark Liberty International (EWR) – 3.5 hour drive 

 

From CLE 

  •  About 4.5 hour drive mostly along I-90E

 

From NYC 

  • Drive: 4.5 (depending on traffic) 

  • Bus: There are affordable buses from NYC using OurBus. ($50, 5.5 hours)  https://www.ourbus.com

  • Flight from Ithaca: You can find a direct flight from NYC to the Ithaca Tompkins airport

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