Sankat Mochan Hanuman is the remover of all suffering; our time together is intended to promote deep healing, heart opening, & a silencing of the mind, all in the magical embrace of a mountain community founded by the students of master North Indian yogi Baba Hari Dass.
Retreating together includes temple ceremony, Dharma talks, ritual, mudra, chanting, pranayama practices, as well as flow and restorative yoga practices. Amita and Emily have both been inspired by the devotion, service, and energy of Hanuman over the years— join them for this unique and nurturing experience. Amita served as a Priestess at the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple for over three years, and brings with her a deep understanding of the teachings of Hanumanji.
Amita Stark, M.A., RYT-500 teaches weekly at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica & leads retreats, trainings, and immersions. A kirtan artist, priestess, mystic, & pilgrim on the path of Bhakti & Tantra, Amita is a student of master yogi Baba Hari Dass & former swami Sally Kempton. She is known for creating deep safe space for practitioners.
Based in Santa Cruz, California, Emily Perry E-RYT 500, L.Ac. teaches Bhakti Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Mindfulness & Transformative Yoga Flow. Her classes and immersions are infused with energetic alignment, mudra, chanting, & pranayama. Emily teaches dynamic workshops at festivals, and leads retreats, immersions and teacher trainings globally. Her podcast, The Essence of Yoga, can be found on iTunes.
Flow and Restorative Yoga Classes [solar and lunar]
Temple Ceremonies led by Amita
Ritual and Sadhana [development of a personal practice]
Time to explore the redwoods and enjoy personal practice time
Amazing vegetarian meals + Community
In addition, we’ll explore morning silence and meditation, daily chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa, evenings of kirtan, and deep study.
Your time in the redwoods will include all meals, time for personal practice and so much more.
Open to all levels & all stages of practice.
[Teachers and teacher Trainees: Receive 50 HRS towards our RYT-500 program]
Ayurvedic spa treatments are extra.
Early rate: $495 [regularly $550] SHARED room accommodations at the Mount Madonna retreat center.
Early rate: $595 [regularly $650] SINGLE room accommodations at the Mount Madonna retreat center.