SILENT WEEKEND – Silent Meditation and Yoga Retreat

This retreat is for those seeking to refresh and renew themselves through silence and meditation. The program integrates meditation practice, gentle yoga classes and Kiirtan, a form of chanting which opens the heart and helps let go of anxiety and stress.

Practicing silence has a long list of benefits: reducing stress, improving concentration, boosting creativity, deepening self-awareness, reducing anxiety, improving sleep and strengthening the immune system.

The retreat includes private time for self-reflection, walks in nature, reading and journaling. It also includes an element of challenge with a fairly early start and 30 to 45 minute meditation sessions at regular intervals throughout the day. The different elements of the program are woven together in a way that creates both variety and flow, so that the body and mind can get maximum benefit in a rhythmic and natural way. Meditation guidance will be given at key intervals by Dada Krsnasevananda, a life-time monk and meditation teacher, with 40 years of teaching experience.

🔸 VENUE:

Nestled on 13 hectares of farmland just an hour away from Copenhagen, you’ll find Ananda Gaorii Ashram – a peaceful oasis for those seeking a rejuvenating escape. Our serene retreat boasts a range of amenities, including a small orchard, vegetable garden, organic bakery, sauna, meditation hall, dining hall, and more.

🔸 ACCOMMODATION:

At Ananda Gaorii Ashram, we offer separate dormitories for both men and women. These spacious rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. Alternatively, if you prefer to be closer to nature, you’re also welcome to camp on our beautiful grounds.

🔸 CUISINE:

Our cuisine follows the yogic vegetarian and vegan diet, which is based on foods that are not only beneficial for the body but also calming for the mind. Tea and light snacks are available at different times during the day.

The yogic diet excludes fish, eggs, onion, garlic, and mushrooms, as these foods are believed to be disturbing to the mind.

🔸 PROGRAM:

🕒 Friday, Jan. 26

3:00 PM: Arrive/Register (Hand in phone, etc.)
4:30 PM: ðŸ§˜â€â™‚️ Yoga Class – relaxing and calming postures (Silence Begins)
5:30 PM: Introduction to Chanting and Meditation with Dada Krsnasevananda
6:30 PM: Meditation Insights/Kaoshikii (spiritual warmup exercise)
7:00 PM: Dinner
8:00 PM: Welcoming and Introduction
8:30 PM: Guided Meditation
9:00 PM: ðŸ˜´ Sleep

🕒 Saturday, Jan. 27

5:30 AM: Rise, morning shower
6:00 AM: ðŸ§˜â€â™‚️ Yoga Class – relax, energise, focus
7:00 AM: Kiirtan – Devotional Mantra Chanting
7:15 AM: Guided Meditation
8:00 AM: Inspirational Reading and Meditation Insights
8:15 AM: Breakfast
8:45 AM: Karma Yoga (Breakfast cleanup)
9:15 AM: Free Time for Journaling, Reading, Silent Walk
10:45 AM: Kiirtan – Devotional Mantra Chanting
11:15 AM: Meditation
12:00 PM: Inspirational Reading and Meditation Insights
12:15 PM: Break
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Free Time for Journaling, Reading, Silent Walk
3:00 PM: Kiirtan – Devotional Mantra Chanting
3:20 PM: Meditation
4:00 PM: Kiirtan
4:20 PM: Meditation
5:00 PM: Inspirational Reading and Meditation Insights
5:15 PM: Break
5:30 PM: ðŸ§˜â€â™‚️ Yoga Asana Class
6:30 PM: Break
6:45 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Karma Yoga (Dinner cleanup)
8:00 PM: Meditation Insight Class
8:30 PM: Guided Meditation
9:00 PM: ðŸ˜´ Sleep

🕒 Sunday, Jan. 28

5:30 AM: Rise, morning shower
6:00 AM: ðŸ§˜â€â™‚️ Yoga Asana Class
7:00 AM: Kiirtan
7:15 AM: Guided Meditation
8:00 AM: Inspirational Reading and Guidance
8:15 AM: Breakfast
8:45 AM: Karma Yoga (Breakfast cleanup)
9:15 AM: Free Time for Journaling, Reading, Silent Walk
10:45 AM: Kiirtan
11:15 AM: Meditation
12:00 PM: Closing Circle (Silence Ends)
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Cleanup and Pack
2:30 PM: Depart

🔸 PAYMENT INFORMATION:

https://anandamargadanmark.nemtilmeld.dk/37

🔸ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS AND MASSAGES:
💫Face & Body Spa Treatments by Shivanii:
• SharOasis Signature® Back Massage (60 min) – 250 DKK
• Mini Serenity® Face/Neck/Shoulder Massage (15 min) – 150 DKK
• Touch by an Angel® Aromatherapy Facial (30 min) – 275 DKK
• Touch by an Angel® Aromatherapy Facial (60 min) – 550 DKK

*Note: To schedule an appointment, please visit us in person. We look forward to treating you!

🔸 PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

A fitted bed sheet, a duvet (comforter) cover, a pillow case, a bath towel, toiletries, comfortable warm loose-fitting clothing, indoor slippers, warm socks and warm clothes for outdoor activities. *A pillow and duvet (comforter) will be provided. A set of sheets and a towel can be provided for the cost of 50DKK.

🔸 WHAT NOT TO BRING:

Participants will be asked to surrender all electronic devices including computers, phones and tablets at the start of the program. These will be returned after the closing circle on Sunday.

🔸 HOW TO GET TO THE RETREAT:

Buy a ticket from Copenhagen Central Station to “Vig”, change at “Holbæk”. You have an option to take two buses; 560 and 566 or the train to Vig. If you come by car, use your navigation to: Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig.

*Please note: If you arrive too late in Vig to take the bus, please call us 30-minutes before you are due to arrive at the station. We can arrange for someone to pick you up.
Happy travels!

🔸 COVID PRECAUTIONS:

Depending on your location and circumstances, there may be varying testing requirements. However, if you are feeling sick, please take precautions by staying home and following local health guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

🔸CANCELLATION REFUND POLICY:

• 100% refund if cancelled two weeks prior to the retreat.
• 80% refund if cancelled more than one week prior to the retreat.
• 50% refund if cancelled less than one week prior to the retreat.

🔸 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Write to

OR

Call Dada at: +4571881273 or Shivanii on Telegram: @bevshar

www.anandagaorii.dk

We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching experience!