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Dec. 30

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New Year's Retreat

with Swami Divyananda
Price: $125.00–$175.00 – Sliding Scale Tuition

Join us for the online New Year’s Retreat to gather the spiritual wisdom and strength needed to face day-to-day surprises with the guidance of your own inner light. This retreat offers support to handle life’s challenges.

  • Instruction for silence to experience inner and outer peace and tranquility
  • Instruction in pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), meditation, and Hatha Yoga for focus and rejuvenation
  • Opportunities to absorb the teachings through talks given by Integral Yoga senior practitioners, ministers, and swamis (monastics)

This time away from the demands of daily life is intended to invite deep reflection and help you to make inspiring goals for 2021!

Live sessions on Wednesday evening, Thursday and Friday all day, and Saturday morning, with breaks and optional videos and activities.

You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until February 27, 2021.

Swami Divyananda will also offer a 21-day meditation program following this retreat on January 3–23, 2021.

What to Expect

Experiential classes in:

  • Yoga philosophy
  • Meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Yoga postures
  • Deep relaxation

All Are Welcome

These retreats are open to everyone, from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation or Yoga practices will receive full instruction, while those with experience will have the opportunity to deepen their practice.


Swami Divyananda was incredible! All throughout the retreat, she made me want to give up my outside life and dedicate myself to this practice just by seeing her peace and authenticity. — Emerald R.

Swami Divyananda is a national treasure. Fantastically knowledgeable—a terrific example of what a Yogi should be. I met Swami Satchidananda about 45 years ago and being in Swami Divyananda’s (online) presence is very much like being in the presence of Swami Satchidananda. Very very grateful to have had the experience. — Past Participant

I needed to re-ground myself in my spiritual practices. For the first time in months, I felt such peace and I began to hope and dream for a better future. I would say I’ve gotten more than what I came for because I have a plan for changing my life more powerful than ever before. — Megan Chandler


  • 1

    Welcome !!

    • Student Walkthrough – How to Navigate this Course

    • Welcome to the New Year's Retreat

    • Resources, Materials, and Assistance

  • 2

    Day 1 | Dec. 30

    • Welcome Orientation

    • Evening Sadhana

    • LIVE – Opening Talk

  • 3

    Day 2 | Dec. 31

    • Welcome to Day 2

    • Morning Sadhana

    • LIVE – Karma Yoga Talk

    • Karma Yoga Practice 10:45–11:30 am

    • Noon Meditation

    • Lunch Talk

    • Integral Yoga® Kirtan

    • LIVE – Pranayama Workshop

    • Evening Sadhana

    • LIVE – Yoga Philosophy Talk

  • 4

    Day 3 | Jan. 1

    • Welcome to Day 3

    • Morning Sadhana

    • LIVE – Yoga Philosophy Talk

    • Karma Yoga Practice 10:50–11:30 am

    • Noon Meditation

    • Lunch Talk

    • LIVE – Yoga Philosophy Talk

    • Evening Sadhana

    • LIVE – Saturday Evening Satsang – 7:30–9:30 pm ET

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    Day 4 | Jan. 2

    • Welcome to Day 4

    • Morning Sadhana

    • LIVE – Yoga Philosophy Talk

    • LIVE – Sharing Circle Leading into Meditation

    • Congratulations!

    • Program Evaluation – Help us create amazing experiences

    • Lunch Talk


Senior Sannyasi, E-RYT 500

Swami Divyananda

Swami Divyananda Ma, E-RYT 500, has had a wealth of experience teaching Integral Yoga around the world since 1973. She has taught at corporations, universities, the Commonwealth Cancer Center, and for the Dr. Dean Ornish Reversing Heart Disease programs. She has also served as one of Integral Yoga’s Basic Hatha teacher trainers.

Swami Divyananda Ma took monastic vows in 1975 from the great saint and yogi, Sri Swami Satchidananda. Over the years she has served as the director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and as Ashram Manager at Yogaville. She also served for ten years as the director of the Integral Yoga Institute in Coimbatore, India; this immersion into the South Indian culture has given depth to her understanding and practice of Yoga.

Now an itinerant monk, Swami Divyananda is constantly “on the road.” She leads the annual Sacred India Tours to sacred sites in India in addition to international Yoga retreats and trainings. See more at

Register Now

Join us for the online New Year’s Retreat to gather the spiritual wisdom and strength needed to face day-to-day surprises with the guidance of your own inner light. This retreat offers support to handle all of life’s challenges.