On Campus Program

Developing Samadhi for Success In Your Practice A Yoga and Meditation Retreat


In this time of change, take the unique opportunity of space to dive deep into your practice. Join renowned author and yoga instructor, Rolf Gates, this fall to both study and develop your personal yoga and meditation practice. 

From the perspective of a beginning practitioner, the term yoga describes the goal sought through practice. Yoga means union. Under this definition, one practices postures and meditation—two common yoga disciplines—to harmonize body and mind. Seen in this light, yoga is described as a spiritual path, often broken down into the following eight stages as delineated by the sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras: 

1. Yama/Restraint: Actions best avoided
2. Niyama/Observance: Positive actions to cultivate
3. Asana/Posture: Releasing tensions from the body
4. Pranayama/Breath Regulation: Harmonizing body, mind, and breath

5. Pratyahara/Introversion: Withdrawing attention from external distractions
6. Dharana/Concentration: Focusing the mind on a single point
Dhyana/Meditation: Accessing a state of flow
Samadhi/Oneness: Effortless, integrated being

The key to understanding how yoga impacts your life beyond the physical benefits can be found in this eighth Sutra. Join returning presenter Rolf as he guides you through the concept of Samadhi/Oneness. This program teaches the three components of Samadhi/Oneness and how they can be brought into your practice and your life off the mat. 

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

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Rolf Gates, author of Daily Reflections on Addiction, Yoga, and Getting Well; Meditations from the Mat; and Meditations on Intention and Being, is a leading voice of in contemporary yoga.

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