It never ends,
it just gets deeper...
The Yoga of Inner Radiance
28-Day Meditation Practice
August 27th - September 23rd, 2021
Morning Prayers 6:45-7am Pacific *optional
Meditation 7-7:30am Pacific
Reflection, Q+A 7:30-7:45 Pacific *optional
we meet virtually daily via Zoom
all practices recorded and made available day of
$200 for First Time Meditators
$50 for Dedicated Practitioners
Practices are recorded and shared daily.
How might your life be transformed if you were to discover within yourself, an infinite inner luminosity and eternal reservoir of sorrow-less joy? This is what meditation is for. Maybe you are familiar with meditation, maybe you’ve dabbled, maybe you’ve never tried, but feel called to its many benefits. This is for all of you.
WE RISE is a 28-day guided group meditation practice. We are an international community of meditators dedicated to receiving the promises of Vishoka Meditation, a Meditation rooted in an ancient body of wisdom, and more relevant now as ever.
The meditation techniques shared in WE RISE have been preserved and passed down through the Himalayan Tradition. Simultaneously simple and profound, they are accessible for all levels of practitioner, and their impact, effectiveness and depth develop exponentially with quality, consistency and devotion in practice.
We will approach this practice gently and systematically, honoring the intention of the Himalayan Tradition, of which I am a devotee. This particular system of meditation is based in our experience of the real world, and employs an effortless approach for developing sensitivity to accept the invitation to joyful surrender. Through these techniques, we will develop a worldview which is hopeful, powerful, purposeful, transformative and transcendent.
VISHOKA MEDITATION® COURSE
YOGA, MEDITATION, CULTURE & CUISINE
November 12th - December 2nd, 2021
Agriturismo La Fontaccia
Rufina, Tuscany, Italy
$3,500 all inclusive (double occupancy)
$500 Deposit to Reserve your Space
- OR -
$500 for the Virtual Livestream Experience
Nestled in the lush Tuscan countryside just outside of Florence, your Italian home away from home is the Agriturismo La Fontaccia, a restored 200-year-old farm home owned and operated by locals of the region, Samuele & Elisabetta.
Daily Yoga & Vishoka Meditation®
Vishoka Meditation®Course (Level 1)
with Certified Vishoka Meditation®Teacher, Natalie Backman
Lodging at the beautiful Agriturismo La Fontaccia near Florence, Tuscany
All rooms are double occupancy and require sharing a bathroom with another person
Breakfast & Dinner at La Fontaccia featuring traditional Tuscan cuisine
Lunch included most days, WINE IS INCLUDED with dinner
Cultural Excursions & Activities including
Traditional Italian cooking class, visit to local Goat Farm with Pecorino Cheese Tasting, Wine Tasting with Tuscan Snacks at the Pomino Vineyard.
*Optional excursions include Hot Springs, Nature Walks, Horse-Back Riding,
visit to museums and historical sites in Florence, day trips to Sienna, Luca, Cortona & more
Rental Car Transportation around Tuscany
Guided in Collaboration by
Natalie Backman + Danielle Graham
Are you ready to move away from fear and limitation - toward freedom and fulfillment? Are you ready to let go of your victimhood and become the hero of your story? Are you ready to claim your birthright: a peaceful mind, joyful heart, and unique purpose in life? Okay then, let's get to it.
Six Months beginning January 2022
Scholarships are available
'To rise or come forth into view, as from concealment or obscurity...'
We are looking for twenty brave souls ready to step into the fullest expression of themselves. The journey will be intense, transformative, and deeply nourishing. The teachings and practices are directly inspired by the Yoga Sutra as shared through the teachers in the Himalayan Tradition.
EMERGE is a 6-month journey to the center of YOU. Using yoga and tantra as our guide, we will traverse uncharted territory through the trials and tribulations of our minds, to the joyful radiance of our hearts, and EMERGE with a tangible grasp on our purpose in life: that which delivers ultimate freedom and lasting fulfillment.
EMERGE is taught in Three Stages
Stage I : Exonerate the Mind restore the mind's inherent pristine nature through
Stage II : Embolden the Heart through trustful surrender, remember the joy inherent to your heart, and delight in the experience of life.
Stage III : Embody your Purpose guided by ancient Tantric wisdom, identify your soul's desires and how they unlock your soul's unique purpose - that which propels you to truly thrive.
an auspicious beginning
ATHA Is shared virtually via Zoom with additional support content available on Coursecraft. We study the Sutras and apply their wisdom through lifestyle recommendations, and a Tantric approach to Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Contemplation, Purification and Relaxation.
$100 per four week session
ongoing sessions for ten months
You can register for one session/month only or sign up for the full ten-session course and be billed monthly.
ATHA is available for drop-in, one time only, to determine if the offering is right for you. After that, please register session by session/month by month.
ATHA is an opportunity for us to rediscover yoga, guided by Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, as a means for freeing ourselves from sorrow and embracing true freedom and lasting joy.
Every time I read Patanjali's Yoga Sutras I am astounded by the wisdom they contain. They are an intricate, in depth manual for maximizing our experience of humanity. Many of us in the west begin our foray into yoga outside of the context of the Yoga sutras, and so miss out on the profound possibility yoga contains.
Asana, the physical practice of yoga, is one limb of an eight-limbed approach to the complete body of wisdom contained in the Yoga Sutras. The other seven limbs include ethical restraints and observances, breath and energy management, control of the senses, concentration, meditation, and spiritual reunion with our source. Asana is a vital element of the yogic path, so how we approach it is wildly significant. The Yoga Sutra offers us specific instructions and hints to help us maximize our experience of asana. When we then layer the progressive steps ofTantric Hatha on top of effective asana, we are equipped for a truly transformative journey home to our Self.
The Tantric Hatha Path progresses through the various stages of PREPARATION (purification and strength), MOON (calm and stability) SUN (expansion and dawning of higher awareness) FIRE (illumination and spiritual absorption) and BEYOND (Rudrani and Kundalini).
Each session is four weeks and consists of weekly live 90-minute practices - plus uploaded video and written content such as pranayama tutorials, daily meditation guides, purification techniques, lifestyle recommendations and more.
RITUAL OF REST
For Deep Awakening
4-week Immersion in Yoga Nidra
Stay Tuned for Winter/Spring Dates TBD
virtual via Zoom
Uncover a sacred space where you can take refuge and receive deep healing in the form of nurturance, guidance, and grace. Through the time honored practice of Yoga Nidra, we will create a Ritual of Rest. This rest will awaken us to the truth of who we are and draw awareness to the transitions happening within us and in our world.
A deeply nourishing experience for body, mind and soul, we will explore rituals which bring beauty and devotion to our practice and our life. Offered as a series of mini-retreats in the comfort of your own home, we will gather virtually, but through the magic of ritual and Yoga Nidra, we will transcend the limitations of the virtual realm. Each week you will receive support for at-home self-care rituals, recipes for tonics and treats, music, poetry, journaling, and contemplations to open your heart. You will also receive a recording of each practice for daily nourishment.
We will invoke Divine Feminine through gentle movement, mantra, ceremony, visualization, and Yoga Nidra. I invite you to open yourself to the mystical aspects of this practice and experience the depth of remembrance available to you.
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
2022 dates TBD
Fivelements Resort & Spa, Ubud
Reserve your Space with $500 Deposit
Retreat Offerings Include
Complete Tantric Yoga Practices
Mantra + Kirtan
Lodging at the Stunning Fevelements Eco Chic Resort & Spa
Gourmet Vegan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Traditional Fire Blessing
Traditional Water Blessing
Single Occupancy (King Bed): $2,700/person
Double Occupancy (King Bed) $2,000/person