Ananda Midwest Retreat Schedule

May 5-7, 2017

The Power of Yoga

Creating Peace and Positive Change in Your Life and in the World

Friday, May 5

3:00pm          Registration/Check in

4:00-6:00pm  Sadhana (Spiritual Practices)

Sadhana is a flow of spiritual practices: Yogananda’s Energization Exercises, gentle yoga postures, chanting (mostly in English), guided meditation

6:00-7:00pm  Dinner

7:30pm           Evening Program: Introduction to the weekend and Vedic Fire Ceremony

 The Fire Ceremony is an ancient vedic ceremony with mantras for freedom from fear and a blessing for all. This will be held outside weather permitting.

Saturday, May 6

6:30am             Wake Up

7:00-8:30am     Sadhana

8:30-10:00am    Breakfast (first 30 minutes in silence)

10:00-11:45am  The Power of Affirmations and Prayer

12:00-2:00pm    Lunch & Free Time

2:00-3:30pm      Afternoon Program: Creating Peace and Positive Change

4:00-6:00pm      Sadhana

6:00-7:00pm       Dinner

7:00pm               Evening Program: Kirtan

A Kirtan is group chanting/singing to encourage the heart to open and receive. The power of devotion is awakened in the heart, as well as our receptivity to higher consciousness.

Sunday, May 7

6:30am               Wake Up

7:00-8:30am       Sadhana

8:30-10:00am     Breakfast

10:00-12:00pm    Purification Ceremony, Sunday Service and Festival of Light

These ceremonies open us to the experience of wisdom and divine joy through prayer, readings, and music. Optional donation during Sunday Service.

12:00 -1:30pm     Check Out, Lunch & Goodbyes

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality


101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis, IN 47146


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