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Churning the Body, Freeing the Heart A Tantric Hatha Yoga Retreat

For students with min. 6 months of yoga experience.

The yoga tradition assumes that we each develop a persona to fit into the world and then forget that we are more than that persona. Yogic techniques—known as chalana, or churning—energetically disturb the persona, opening the possibility to reform it again and again, each time a little closer to who we really are. When the difference between the persona and our true self becomes small enough, we can take refuge in the ultimate truth of our being.

Release your old identity and move toward truth in a retreat that immerses you in

  • Intermediate and advanced asana, pranayama, and meditation
  • An exploration of yogic ideals to see what’s appropriate for contemporary practitioners
  • Yogic lifestyle and transformational experiences
  • A safe environment in which to connect with a community of practitioners.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Min 6 month
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT 500, senior faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga, has a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.

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