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Feedback from current and past students is perhaps the best indication of how satisfied they feel after attending the yoga programs that I offer.

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Yoga Retreat Feedback

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the retreat was a life-changing experience, because I truly came away from it a different (and hopefully better) person. I have always been deeply interested in yoga, but had stalled out for one reason or another. Since the retreat, I have been practicing every day, and I have found myself using some of the concepts from our lectures in my daily life. The retreat was one of the most joyful experiences I've had a in a long time. The other participants were kind and interesting people, and I felt comfortable being myself around them. Subhash's teaching was one of the major highlights of the retreat for me as well. It was thorough and engaging, and he allowed us ample opportunities to discuss what we were learning. I have noticed that, even though we learned a lot in a short amount of time, the concepts were reinforced so well that I've been able to take them home and use them meaningfully. I am so grateful to have been able to be part of this wonderful retreat.

I was blown away by the food, especially. It was so fresh and nourishing, and the people at the ashram were so generous with feeding us. I enjoyed the sleeping arrangements. It was nice having a restroom in our room, plus another one in the hall in case you didn't want to disturb your roommate. The building and grounds were very clean and nicely kept, and it was a relaxing place to stay.

Major takeaways: That the ego is the source of most of the things that cause problems in my life, the importance of pranayama, and a better understanding of the 8 limbs of yoga.

Also, the reasonable price was one of the things that persuaded me to go on the retreat, but I would be happy to pay more for the next one. We received so much value for what we paid -too little

- Christina


Wonderful! Thank you for facilitating such a magnificent time of reflection and community.  I felt a lot of my resentment towards my ongoing physical pain and the ending of a relationship melt away over the course of the weekend for which I am very grateful. I look forward to attending an intensive series with you in the future. I LOVED the food and the lotus pond.  Was perfectly satisfied with my room as well.

Major takeaways: 1) It's a combination of movement, breath, and meditation that are needed to steady our lives, 2) Detaching from the hustle and bustle of life and the memories that we rehash and suffer from is possible with daily practice, 3) Connecting with a community of strangers is a very special and to be cherished experience. 

I would like a printed copy of the incantations and key Sanskrit terms. Also, I would still attend if timing was shifted, but I think I preferred the Thursday - Sunday schedule we had this time around as I imagine myself being a bit stressed to drive and then go directly to work on Monday.

- Anne


Incredible, emotional. We covered a lot of material in a short period of time. Would love to have continued 3 more days...a month? :) I entered duration as just right as a minimum time...for me it was not enough...I mean, no! It was perfect...enough :) aparigraha  , Santosa...very sattvic experience. Wonderful food!! Rooms were comfortable and provided everything we needed. Facility was beautiful, esp. the outdoors. The walls and gates and security cameras made me feel a little uneasy at first...I forgot about them eventually...too bad we live in a world where we need to put up walls. Did I say I loved the food and the people preparing it! Om Sri dhanvantre namaha

Major takeaways: 1.) Abhyasa and vairagya 2.) purifying the mind, sutra (1.2) 3.)control emotions and thoughts with pranayama, weaken samskaras      

- Mary


Very insightful and beneficial  in mind, body and spirit. It was a nice environment for a retreat, the food was very good and the people who prepared it were so considerate of my request for no salt food.

Major takeaways: 1. Additional understanding gained from breathing practice. 2. The collective energy of the groups impact. Inspiring sense of well being to be with that many like minded people for that length of time. Awesome group of people. 3. The importance and good fortune to have a person that knows, teaches and lives what Subhash offers. The depth of his practice and knowledge is an inspiration to commit to learn, incorporate and practice more.

- Denise


 


Very good! Food and facility was fine.

Major takeaways: Sanskrit as critical to thinking about the Sutras and understanding how the meaning inherent in the words defines the lesson. The unquestionable importance of Pranayama in the practice.             

- Sarah


Excellent! I loved how close this facility is to home. Everything was great and the weather was perfect. Major takeaways: Practice daily. Most important -- pranayama and meditation. Settle in with what is and connect to all.

- Brenda


Great!

- Eleanor


Found the retreat very positive and motivating. Answer to why we need to practice yoga and role of ego in our life. Overall very nice. Would have liked better phone connectivity. Not having internet probably helped us focus better.

- Anish


"An amazing gift. The yoga retreat took my practice and yoga knowledge to the next level.
Three take-aways: "1. That yoga is much more than the physical poses; 2. Breathing is the key to peace and energy; 3. A better understanding of ""the ego"" and how to try to participate in life without it's strong presence."
Facility: The Ashram is wonderful. The beds were amazingly comfortable ! :) It felt like being "at home".
- Kristen Daniels


"What a wonderful experience! If the stress of daily living has become overwhelming or you simply want to reconnect to what is important, this is the perfect opportunity! The entire experience is nourishing to the body, mind and soul. The experience was truly a gift to my spirit! "
There is so much more to yoga than the physical practice. Not only does Subhash share his knowledge of yoga philosophy, he models the behaviors he teaches.
This experience served as a positive reminder of the power of self care and the positive impact consistent practice and mindfulness can have on my life. The casual, easy conversation with other participants was also a reminder of the importance of surrounding ourselves with positive energy! "
The center was wonderful-peaceful and serene. I felt very welcome and at peace here. The food was wonderful! I'd love to learn more about the ingredients and preparation methods. "

-Kathy Kondas


"I had a lovely experience. I especially liked the time spent on yoga philosophy. Subhash presented the information in a way that encouraged conversation rather than it feeling like a lecture. The conversation was dynamic and had room for all questions at every level of understanding.
The food was fantastic. As a vegetarian, it is nice to have the oppurtunity to try various new foods without having to get the list of ingredients first."

- Elizabeth Reilly


"I enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the ashram and the friendliness of the ashramites. Reinforcement of yoga and pranayama practices and of courses the discourses and yoga by Swamiji. He was very friendly and easy to talk to.
The facility is very good and I am sure will be better after the renovation. The garden is very inviting for meditation.
The home baked bread was a treat. Thank you."

- Sudha Iyer


"Subhash, I would like to say that I had an absolutely wonderful time at the retreat. I will definitely be attending another one, if offered in the future.
Met wonderful people, Swami, staff, and other attendees.
The food was absolutely delicious; however, I would have like to have eaten earlier in the day for dinner."

- Terry Elder


"I had a great time! I'd definitely do it again!
1. I needed to hear the difference between acceptance and resignation.
2. I thought that what you said about stress - that we can choose to let something bother us or not - was pretty profound!
3. I must remember that yoga is not just exercise, it's to prepare the body for meditation.
Lovely grounds. The food was good, but I wish there was a card with ingredients. I have food allergies, and I'm sure others do to. I was afraid everything was going to be too spicy for me, but it wasn't."

- Julie Ward