Revered in India as an incarnation of the Divine, Poojya Gurumatha Amma lovingly considers each and every person as her very own child, showering her unconditional love on all. She guides each devotee along their own unique path towards the truth, using simple yet profound yogic techniques for self-realization.
6-Day Meditation Retreat
Tuesday, July 19 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
This retreat will be held in a private home in Waterloo, Ontario. Over the course of 6 days, Gurumatha Amma will teach powerful techniques for self-realization, hatha yoga, pranayama (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 honours 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 Surya Gayatri Mantra establishes a connection between the microcosm (the Individual Self) and the macrocosm (the Universal Self), thereby facilitating our journey on the path to self-realization and enlightenment.
5:00 am: Hatha Yoga
6:00 am: Guru Gita Chant
7:30 am: Breakfast
10:00 am: Session with Amma
12:30 am: Lunch
1:30 pm: Rest
4:30 pm: Chanting satsang
7:00 pm: Session with Amma
The auspicious Sri Chakra Puja is being held on Thursday July 21st.
1 day: $50
2 days: $100
3 days: $135
4 days: $180
5 days: $200
6 days: $240
*Please note that the daily price quoted above includes breakfast and lunch. Accommodation and dinner are not included.
***** REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JULY 5, 2022 *****
*As spots are limited, we encourage you to reserve your place early.
Proof of full vaccination is required for registration.
COVID-19 protocols for retreat attendance will be shared with all participants in advance of the retreat.
Retreat Location & Accommodation
This retreat will take place in Waterloo, Ontario.
The following accommodation offers preferential rates for retreat participants:
University of Waterloo: To book a 4-bedroom or 2-bedroom apartment (with shared kitchen, bathroom and living room) with our special retreat rate:
They are many hotels in Waterloo. The Waterloo St. Jacobs Marriott Courtyard is situated very close to the retreat location.
For general inquiries about the retreat, or questions regarding retreat registration or accommodations, please email: [email protected]
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CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund of payments for course and/or retreat prior to June 20, 2022.. 50% refund up for cancellations prior to July 5, 2022.. 25% refund up for cancellations prior to July 12, 2022. There will be no refund for cancellations made as of July 12, 2022.