Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice which has enjoyed a modern revival. It has enormous benefits for one's health and mind, gets one in touch with the body, develops balance, and is an excellent support for meditative practice - it was practiced by the Buddha himself for this very purpose.

Aryaloka has regular opportunities for yoga practice throughout the year in the form of retreats.

Upcoming Yoga Programs:

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Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Event Dates: Friday, February 26, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016


yoga-meditation_smFor centuries the benefits of yoga and meditation have been well known. Both can help us to achieve better mind/body integration. This weekend retreat will combine periods of body movement, meditation, reflection, silence as well as good friendship. While some experience in yoga, meditation or both could be helpful, this retreat is suitable for participants at all levels. All you need is a bit of curiosity and a willingness to let go of the hectic world for a day or two.

Molly Schlangen (owner/director of Awakening Grace Yoga in Epping, NH and a 500-hour Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor) will be leading the yoga portions of the retreat. Dharmachari Satyada will be offering support for your development of mindfulness meditation. There will be an opportunity to share reflections in a group setting.

The retreat will offer simple but delicious vegetarian food. Bring your own yoga mat and any other props you may need. Also bring clothing suitable for our yoga activities. By the end we hope you will wonder at the wellness you have unleashed.

Led by: Molly Schlangen & Dh. Satyada
Times: 7pm Friday, Feb. 26th- 2pm Sunday, Feb. 28th
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $275/220/170
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.

Yoga & Buddhism Weekend Retreat

Event Dates: Thursday, September,  22, 2016– Sunday September, 25, 2016


photo credit: RelaxingMusic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83905817@N08/7676579466)Yoga and Buddhism may be described as complex spiritual traditions, each teaching us about ourselves and our way in the world. Both traditions, while drawing upon mind and body practices, turn our attention inward, paving the way to a path of awareness and awakening.

In this retreat there will be a weaving together of the similarities and differences of these practices. There will be an invitation to explore how the practices of Yoga and Buddhism can foster mindfulness, calmness, wisdom, kindness, and compassion.

Although not required, some experience with yoga postures and Buddhist traditions will be helpful. The retreat will be experiential, with appropriate times of silence, delicious vegetarian meals, and rest.

Led by:  Lily Sibley
Times: Thu. 7:00 p.m Sept. 22, 2016– Sun. 12:00 p.m. Sept. 25, 2016
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $260/220/180
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.