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This immersion retreat is designed for all levels of yoga students who are comfortable learning about yoga practices such as chakra study (the study of the energy centers in the body), mudras (hand gestures), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), chanting (singing), and meditation (contemplative prayer). The heart of each retreat is one of the seven major energy centers in the body. This retreat explores Gods purpose for that particular aspect of your emotional and energetic being. Come and see how powerful yoga can be when it is centered, grounded, and focused on becoming more like Jesus in every part of your body, mind, energy, and spirit.
The group will be staying in St. Joseph's Retreat House. Each participant will have a private bedroom and bath. St. Joseph's also has a spacious kitchen and common room, and a front porch that overlooks the tranquil grounds of the monastery.
06:30 Morning practice
07:45 Silent breakfast
09:00 Morning devotional
10:30 Body / mind workshop
13:30 Ayurveda / chakra workshop
16:00 Afternoon practice
17:15 Vespers / dinner
18:30 Free time
20:00 Testimony and worship
This retreat will take place in Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman, Alabama. The retreat center is two hours north of Birmingham and three hours west of Atlanta.
All meals will be provided by the retreat center and are served in a separate dining area. The meals from Monday night dinner to Saturday lunch are included.
Solitude and companionship time
Sacred Heart Monastery and the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center are located on the east side of Cullman, approximately 2.6 miles from I-65 Exit North 308. From this exit, follow US Highway 278 East. Turn left off 278 East onto Convent Road at a 3-way traffic light. Drive to the second block. Enter the second gate on the right.
From the east: Convent Road is marked by the first traffic light on your arrival in Cullman. Turn right onto Convent Road, and then drive two blocks. Enter the second gate on the right.
From the west: Drive through Cullman to Convent Road (approximately 2.6 miles from the I-65/US 278 intersection), then turn left onto Convent Road at a 3-way traffic light. Drive to the second block. Enter the second gate on the right (you will see spacious lawns and large buildings).
After turning into the monastery drive, please take a left at the Sacred Heart statue and follow the road around the building to either the covered entrance at the end of the building or the main retreat center parking area at the rear of the building.