Course and Retreat
Who is Gurumatha Amma?
Revered in her native India as an incarnation of the Divine, Poojya Gurumatha Amma lovingly showers her unconditional love on each and every person whom she considers as her very own child, and guides each devotee towards his or her own truth, along his or her own unique path. Amma teaches advanced yet simple to understand and easy to apply Yoga techniques for self-realization that are designed for everyday life.
6-Day Course - From Saturday August 10 to Thursday August 15, 2019
Get ready for your awakening! The six-day course is held in a beautiful, bright space of a private waterfront home, located in Montreal-Dorval and overlooking the St. Laurence river. Powerful Yoga techniques for self-realization are being taught by Gurumatha Amma in this course.
The course covers aspects such as Hatha Yoga, Pranayama exercises (yogic breathing), Meditation and Gayatri Maha Mantra. Gurumatha Amma will also expound the meaning and provide a rare initiation into the Surya Gayatri Mantra, the highest form of the Gayatri Maha Mantra.
"The Surya Gayatri, also known as the Adi Gayatri, is an invocation that first appeared in the Rig Veda, an ancient scripture of India. It is considered the original and principal mantra among the Gayatri mantras dedicated to various deities."
This mantra honors Surya Devata, also known as Savitri, the lord of the sun. As the effulgence that brings life to and illumines all activities in the world, Savitri represents the supreme light of Consciousness, the Self of all."
Initiation into this mantra improves clarity for meditation and facilitates the journey on the path to Self-Realization by consciously connecting our everyday life to the universal energy, represented through the form of the sun. Chanting of - and meditating on - the Suryia Gayatri Mantra establishes a connection between the microcosm (the Individual Self) and the macrocosm (the Universal Self), therefore facilitating your journey on the path to Self Realization and Enlightenment.
5:00 am: Morning Yoga, Pranayama Instructions with Amma
9:30 am to 12 pm: Morning satsang with Amma
3:00 pm: Afternoon Session with Amma (course participants only)
5:00 pm: Chanting
7:00 pm: Evening Session with Amma (course participants only)
The auspicious Sri Chakra Puja is being held in this location on Thursday August 15th.
(At the end of the 6-Day course - see further down.)
PLEASE NOTE: PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE ROOM AND BOARD. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO FIND THEIR OWN ACCOMODATION. ALSO, NO TRANSPORT FROM AND TO THE COURSE AND RETREAT VENUES ARE PROVIDED (taxi locally available).
Please check availability of local Air B&B availability in the vicinity of the course venue, residence of Meera and Shyam Prasad.
Residence of Meera and Shyam Prasad
26 Avenue Lilas
Dorval, H9S 3L9
Phone: (514) 633-9193 - for booking confirmation, payment and directions to the course venue, please ask for Meera.
Email: [email protected]a
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3-Day Retreat - From Friday August 16 to Sunday August 18
For the 3-day retreat, 50 rooms have been reserved at special rates for Gurumatha Amma's group at the Manoir d'Youville, Chateauguay venue. First come, first served!!! Upon your confirmed booking of the 3-day retreat, you must contact Meera at [email protected] and ask for your coupon, giving access to preferential rates at Manoir d'Youville.
In other words: You must first book your spot at the retreat via PayPal in order to be able to receive your coupon for rooms at the Manoir at special rates. Please book early to have access to your choice of room. Please also note that all rooms in the Manoir are shared rooms only! Should you wish to not share room, you are invited to inquire about other accommodation options in the local area. Please inquire with your host about the distance to the Manoir d'Youville before booking to avoid surprises.
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CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund of payments for course and/or retreat 30 days prior to the begin of the event. 50% refund up to 14 days prior to the event. 25% refund up to 7 days prior to the begin of the event. No refund 6 days and less prior to the event. +10% late booking fee after July 31st. Course begin: August 10, Retreat begin: August 16. Thank you for your understanding.