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North American Gurukul Retreat

Evolution Through the Chakras

with Swami Satyadharma Saraswati

Labor Day Weekend
Friday - Sunday, September 2-4, 2011
Estes Park, Colorado

View the retreat weekend schedule here.

Download the PDF Brochure here.

Registration is now available! Fill out the form below. Be sure to join our mailing list to receive updates as they are announced.

Swami Satyadharma Saraswati, worldwide ambassador for Satyananda YogaEvolution requires the ability to change, adapt, and create a better ?self? on all levels, resulting in more harmony in our lives and the clarity to express ourselves more creatively.

Chakras are the energy centers in the body which represent different aspects of the personality, including physical, vital, mental, and spiritual. When we understand and gain an experience of the chakras, we are then able to purify, strengthen, and balance these dimensions, gaining greater knowledge of ourselves.

This Retreat will provide you the opportunity to more fully appreciate the depth of SATYANANDA YOGA® and will include lectures, practices (asana, pranayama, Satyananda Yoga Nidra®, meditation), and kirtan.

Leave your daily life behind and join other like-minded people on retreat in the beautiful Rocky Mountain venue of YMCA Estes Park, Colorado. Beginning Friday, September 2 at 5:00 pm and closing Sunday, September 4 at 3:00 pm.

Satyananda Yoga Chakras by Debbie Doberzeniecki

Be a part of the Satyananda Yoga Community!

Swami Satyadharma is a highly experienced practitioner and teacher of the classical yogic sciences within SATYANANDA YOGA®. She has spent many years under the direct tutelage of Paramahamsa Satyananda and his spiritual successor Swami Niranjanananda. During this time she has played a key role in the development of Bihar School of Yoga founded by Swami Satyananda, as well as the Bihar Yoga Bharati, the world’s first Yogic University.

In 2001, Swami Satyadharma moved on from her role as head of Department of Undergraduate Studies and now spends part of each year touring overseas delivering workshops and seminars. She has been chosen by Swami Niranjanananda as an official ambassador to formally represent Satyananda Yoga internationally. She has had decades of experience teaching in different cultures to all sections of society and is considered to be a world class exponent of the Satyananda Yoga system. Swami Satyadharma also plays an integral part in the development of further studies in yoga in accordance with the standards set by Bihar Yoga Bharati and has spent time in both Greece and Australia helping with the development of the Yogic Studies courses.

The breadth and depth of Swami Satyadharma’s experience and detailed knowledge of the subtle aspects of yoga, particularly of meditation and allied yogic philosophies, is a great and rare gift. She shares this knowledge eloquently and with great conviction, giving the student of yoga a deeper and richer experience of what yoga is. Her warmth and accessibility are valued by all who come in contact with her.

Investment Details:

Discounts available for those who are economically challenged. 

Contact us to discuss options.

Register for the retreat with our online form


Book accommodations at the Estes Park Center

Estes Park, Colorado**Please note: Retreat Registration and Estes Park Accommodations are booked and paid for separately. Retreat investment does not include housing fees.**

A 35% deposit by credit card will be required in order to guarantee each individual reservation. If you cancel a reservation made from the Group Block, certain rules apply: If you cancel 30 or more days in advance, you will be refunded 75% of your 35% deposit. If you cancel within 30 days of arrival, you will forfeit 100% of your deposit.

Reminders and clarifications about accommodations and room-sharing:

To summarize methods of booking rooms:

1. Our contract is set up as IRM which means that reservations can be made online through this link that was given to us for the website or by calling central reservations. Please try really hard to use this link. You can call Caitlin, NAG's Administrative Assistant, for assistance at (216) 371-9760. If Caitlin is not in, Swami Atmarupa will be happy take time out of her busy schedule to help you.

2. If calling central reservations the following is critical:

a. Call 1-800-777-9622

b. Say that you are part of the

North American Gurukul Group Reservation #233059 This is vital. Do not say the “yoga group.”

c. Do not ask for “sharing” as they interpret this as the YMCA arranging people for the sharing arrangements. You have to find your own roommates! Contact us in you want to be added to the room-share list and receive information on other folks looking for roommates.

d. Book the room under one name with one credit card and tell them the names of the people who will be in your room. Cabins are not part of our group reservation.

3. At check-out each person can pay for their portion of the bill separately including varying rates that might exist depending on number of nights the room was shared by different people. This is true whether the reservation was booked online or through central reservations.

4. If you have any questions about any of this, please contact Caitlin or Swami Atmarupa for clarification, either by emailing or calling (216) 371-9760.


For transportation between Estes Park and the Denver International Airport, North American Gurukul has arranged a special 10% discount with the Estes Park Shuttle. Reservations can be made online or by calling (970) 586-5151. The group discount code is EP11.


Vendor Information: For information and to apply as a vendor for the conference, click here. If application is accepted, you will be contacted and sent an official contract.


Chakra Artwork by Satyananda Yoga Teacher Debbie Dobrzeniecki