JUNE 23 – 29, 2012


Program Tuition Fee: $495

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*Invite a Friend to the same 2012 Summer Retreat & Receive $100 “Bring a Friend” Discount Each!!! (Details Here)

How do you know if you’re on the right yoga path?  How do you navigate life moved from within?  How do you flow with quiet grace?

The cultivation of the qualities of curiosity, wonder, willingness and vulnerability are essential if we are to fully receive and benefit from yoga’s deepest teaching. Life brings us to this again and again, but do we approach each moment with the openness and undistorted perception to meet life’s deepest purpose?


Join Kira Ryder & Ravi Ravindra on the wondrous journey toward the eternal, which is Now. During joy-filled practice sessions sprinkled with her one-of-kind gentle humor, grace, and skill, Kira will guide you towards experiencing your essence.  Combining asana, pranayama and meditation, she will inspire a keen interest and attentiveness to our intimate tender relationship with life’s vital force, Prana.

Ravi Ravindra will then awaken deep contemplation about the nature of Spirit and Being. Drawing mainly from the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras, as well as the great texts of other major spiritual traditions, Ravi weaves science, philosophy, religion and mysticism in a profoundly relevant manner shedding new light on the wisdom of the texts.

The beacons by which we will navigate through this retreat are:

  • The Heart and Purpose of Yoga
  • Becoming Intimate with the Cosmological Order
  • Dharma, Yajña and Yoga: Responsibility, Sacrifice and Discipline
  • Seeing More Clearly: A Yogi’s Guide to Unknowing
  •  Yoga off the Mat in Daily Life

Kira Ryder is grateful for all her teachers and the teachings that have been so generously shared with her.  Named one of Yoga Journal’s Top 21 Yoga Teachers under the age of 40 “shaping the future of yoga,” Kira is the Den Mother of Lulu Bandha’s and the International Ojai Yoga Crib. Her teaching techniques are designed to prepare the soil in which the seeds of Yoga can be planted.  With attention to the subtle energies and feeling tones, she emphasizes tuning into the alignment within your own heart. Her website is


Ravi Ravindra was born in India and received his early education there. He went to Canada as a graduate student and later as an immigrant. Now he is a Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he served for many years as a professor in three Departments: Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Physics. He was a Member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla, and the Founding Director of the Threshold Award for Integrative Knowledge. Ravindra’s spiritual search has led him to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, G. Gurdjieff, Yoga, Zen, and a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian classical traditions. He is a prolific author including: Krishnamurti:Two Birds on One Tree, Science and The Sacred, The Wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras and The Inner Journey-Myth, Psyche, and Spirit. These and many more can be found on his website: