April Retreat: The Shakti Principle

Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 April 2019

Shakti is love, joy, wisdom, peace, upliftment; it is the nectar of life. Shakti is the upward shift of energy that tells us we are moving in the right direction. Drawing on texts from Kashmir Shaivism, especially the Spanda Karikas, Guruji will share his understanding of Shakti and the spanda principle. He will also demonstrate methods by which we can expand and uplift our personal experience of spiritual energy.


Devi Ma’s morning programs on Shiva Process Self-inquiry are the perfect accompaniment to Guruji’s evening talks. The Shiva Process is a method of meditation that Guruji developed with Devi Ma’s assistance, by which we engage our awareness to effectively remove blocks in the areas of career, relationship, heath and spirituality. Devi Ma’s profound understanding of this process work will help participants to shift blocks in their inner world, allowing Shakti and divine grace to flow into all areas of their life.


The retreat will run for 4 days and 5 nights, from April 10th to 14th. The retreat schedule provides the perfect environment for real spiritual practice, or sadhana, and transformation.


An example of what the daily schedule includes:

  • Seva or selfless service.
  • Evening programs with Guruji.
  • Morning programs with Devi Ma.
  • You can open your heart and chant at our kirtan workshops.
  • Hatha yoga classes.
  • Practice Shiva Process self-inquiry.
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).


The retreat culminates in the Meditation Intensive. In this program, Guruji gives Shaktipat, also known as kundalini awakening. The meditation retreat prepares us for the Intensive, which runs on Sunday 14 April from 10am to 5:30pm. To learn more about Shaktipat kundalini awakening, click here.


There are many options available to attend the retreat. You can book in to stay residentially at the ashram, attend only the morning sessions or the evening sessions, drop in for a yoga class or come to the Intensive on Sunday. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. See below for prices.

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Next Retreat
  • Full retreat with accommodation for 4 days and 5 nights

    Includes overnight accommodation, all programs, meals and Intensive. Please note accommodation maybe shared.

    $750 / $650 conc.
  • Full retreat days only

    Commences 5pm Wed April 10 - 14 Includes all programs, meals & Intensive

    $500 / $400 conc.
  • Individual days only

    Includes day program, lunch, dinner and evening program

    $105 per day full price $85 per day concession
  • Morning programs

    Per lecture - Thurs 11th, Fri 12th & Sat 13th April

    $27 / $22 conc.
  • Evening programs

    All 4 nights

    $95 / $80 conc.
  • Evening programs

    Per lecture

    $38 / $32 conc.
  • Intensive with Shaktipat

    Includes lunch and afternoon tea

    $205 / $170 conc.
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