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Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan retreatwith Satyadev & Satyabhama, & Silvia Nakkach

Friday, June 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - Sunday, June 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Cost: $70 + Accommodations


Withdrawing from the everyday world, slowing down the revolutions of life, and engaging in practices that nurture the spirit is a necessity of the soul. And we want to provide you with a space that has been delicately planned so that you feel like you recharge physically, mentally, and spiritually.


Bhakti is love, and Kirtan is the practice that brings us closer to the purest form of love. When you sing the divine names or mantras, feel that Divinity is seated in your heart, that every word is filled with divine potencies, that the old vicious Samskaras (thought and behavior patterns) and Vasanas (mental waves) are burnt by the power of mantras, that the mind is filled with purity, that passion and inertia are completely destroyed and that the veil of ignorance is torn down. Meditate on the divine form and attributes also. Then only will you get the maximum benefit from Kirtan.


Kirtan is our calling out to God. In the Bhakti Yoga tradition, it is mentioned that there are nine primary practices or forms of devotion. They are hearing (Sravanam), chanting (Kirtanam), remembering (Smaranam), offering prayers (Vandhanam), serving the Lord’s feet (Pada-sevanam), becoming a servant (Dasyanam), worship (Archanam), befriending (Sakyam), and self-surrender (Atma-nivedana). All this starts with hearing, chanting, and remembering. These three are the secret of kirtan.

Join us and experience real ecstasy!

Program Schedule


2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
7:00pm      Orientation
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
1:00 pm    Workshop
4:00pm     Dedicated Relaxation Time = whether Hatha Yoga, yoga nidra, or time in nature.
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang – devotional voice of raga singing with our special guest: Silvia Nakkach-Knapp.
10:30pm    Lights Out


5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
11:00am    Closing Circle
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan / chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

Arrival & Departure Information

•   Thursday – 2:00pm
•   Sunday – 12:00pm (room checkout)
Planning to arrive and depart here by bus?
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Satyadev and Satyabhama

Satyadev (from Germany) is an Advanced Sivananda Yoga Teacher and since 2005 is one of the main Hatha Yoga teachers in the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the Bahamas, Colombia, and Argentina. And together with Satyabhama (from Colombia) are called to share the valuable teachings that have given them a lot of internal wealth in their lives.
Satyadev and Satyabhama are established in Mexico, where they run their Yoga project, Satyarupa, with a firm devotion to the practice, study, and teaching of the full range of authentic yogic practices received from the lineage of Swami Sivananda.
Silvia Nakkach-Knapp, M.A., MMT
Grammy® Nominated Musician
Academic Programs Consultant
Founder |Artistic Director, Vox Mundi Project and School
Adjunct Faculty|East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)


Friday, June 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm UTC-4
Sunday, June 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm UTC-4


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788 United States


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