Monday, December 27, 2010

Om Shanti Yoga Retreat - Reconnect with your Self

Om Shanti Yoga Retreat
Friday, April 1 (4 pm) - Sunday, April 3 (4 pm)

Enjoy different aspects and styles of Yoga, meditation and fun activities.
An opportunity to learn tools of healthy living & personal transformation.
 Charge your spiritual batteries.
 A vacation from life’s chaos.
 Healing, Massage, Henna tattoos.
 Non-Yogis are also welcome!

Barsana Dham (400, Barsana Rd. 78737)  is a world away from the demands of daily life. The natural landscape, spread over 250 acres, creates ideal areas for outdoor fun activities, Yoga  and meditation. Enjoy Ashram life, peach orchards, walking trails, healing, wildflower fields, a natural stream,  hills, clean air, the shade of live oak trees, colorful peacocks, outdoor dining and more (

EARLY BIRD PRICE for those who register now: $250 (Pay non-refundable $75 now and $175  by February 15, 2011). Limited space. 
Full Price: $300

ACCOMMODATION  rates (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)      
Rooms with shared hall bath: Per person/per day  
4+ people   $80    
3 people     $90      
2 people    $100      
1 person     $115    
Rooms with private attached bath:
 4+ people $90      
 3 people    $100      
 2 people    $110       
 1 person    $125      

Payment should be made by check in favor Jogi Bhagat and can be mailed at the following address:

10008 Mount Rainier Drive,

Refund Policy

You can receive full refund of your payment minus $75, if you inform us 30 days before the starting of the retreat.  $125 will be deducted from your payment in case cancellation is done 15 days before the retreat. There will be no refunds for no-shows or cancellation within 24 hours. For more details, please contact Jogi (details below).

The schedule will include optional fun filled activities from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.,such as joyful Yoga, meditation, inspiring talks and workshops to deepen your understanding of Yoga and yourself.  You will have time to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and map out your vision for the future.

Please bring the following:
A Yoga mat
A blanket/comfortable cushion/blocks for sitting on the floor
Extra cash or check if you are interested in onsite massage
Comfortable shoes if you would like to  enjoy walking at Barsana Dham
Please leave valuables at home.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Yoga Retreat/Vacation?
Usually when we go for holidays for recreation, we get ourselves so tired that after coming back, we need another holiday to rejuvenate. A retreat not only rejuvenates but also gives us practical techniques for physical, mental and emotional well-being.  It is time to step back from everyday stresses and strains and put things back in perspective.  

It is time to step back from everyday stresses and strains and put things back in perspective.  A retreat is good for recreation, but it is more about "re-creation". It gives you perfect environment to relax, rethink about direction of your life, enjoy great activities.  It is an opportunity on one hand to spend time with one's own Self and reconnect with nature and on the other hand enjoy the company of like-minded people - a wonderful long-term friendship can spring from such retreats.  More importantly, a Yoga Retreat provides a clearer direction towards a peaceful way of existence.  It develops an increased capacity to resolve the inner turmoil and anxieties that are experienced every single day.

What is the difference between a Yoga Class and Yoga Retreat?
Have you ever felt peace, serenity and sense of well-being after attending a Yoga class?  If your answer is "yes",  it is time to learn more tools of transformation in a retreat that can extend "after Yoga class" peace and joy in your day-today activities. It is an opportunity to leave behind clamors of daily life to deepen your Yoga practice, build true strength and enlighten your spirit.

Who is organizing this Retreat?
Jogi Bhagat, RYT(500),  Certified Yoga Instructor, Therapist and Teacher Trainer is organizing this Retreat.  He  has studied with renowned Masters in India, Europe and US, including TKV Desikachar and Swami Ramdev. (  If you have never attended his classes, you are welcome to try out a free class and this will give you an idea of this retreat.

What is special about Barsana Dham Ashram?
Not everyone has the money or time to take a Yoga Retreat in Fiji, Hawaii or Bali.  Sometimes paradise can be found right at home.  To this end, we created Om Shanti Yoga Retreat at Barsana Dham Ashram.  This Ashram's serene and beautiful environment provides an ideal location for a lot of fun filled and stress busting activities.

Can I attend the Retreat without staying at Barsana Dham?
It is better to stay at Barsana Dham Ashram for a true immersion experience.  But, staying at Barsana Dham during the retreat is optional.

In case, you decide not to stay at Barsana Dham  during the Retreat,  you will only need to pay for your meals  plus a $15 per person/per day commuter fee that Barsana Dham charges us. If you wish, you can bring your own meals and keep in a small refrigerator at Ancient Yoga Center.  The cost is $10 per meal, as charged by Barsana Dham.

Can I attend the Retreat just on Friday, Saturday or Sunday?
Yes, it is possible.  Following are the rates, including meals and commuter fee:

Friday, April 1st: $80
Saturday, April 2nd: $160
Sunday, April 3rd:  $110

 Don't miss this powerful opportunity to leave behind clamor of daily life, and engage in a weekend of connection and renewal!

For questions and concerns, contact Jogi at 512-963-8364 or at