Gateways to Meditation Retreat Registration

with Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Long-time Kripalu Center resident faculty member Bhavani Lorriane Nelson explores the concentration practices in this day-long retreat.  Bhavani has taught meditation for decades and is beloved for her beautiful voice, depth of insight, storytelling and humor.  She makes spiritual practice accessible for all.

DATE:  Saturday, October 1, 2022

PLACE:  Full Circle Yoga, 78 Stillwater Ave., Orono, Maine

TIME:  9:30am - 3:30pm

What to expect:  Morning Session:  Instruction in sitting and walking meditation

                            Afternoon Session:  Chair yoga class; instruction in body scan and loving kindness meditation

                         KIRTAN FOR UKRAINE - By donation to benefit Doctors Without Borders 

What to bring:   your lunch

                         a journal for notes and reflections

Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 required.  For everyone's safety and peace of mind, please home test within 24-hours of arriving.

We will end the day with a KIRTAN FOR UKRAINE from 4-5:30pm that will be open to the public.  Held outdoors (weather permitting), donations accepted for Doctors Without Borders to support relief efforts in Ukraine.  Sanskrit chanting with harmonium and drum led by Bhavani and Kripalu Yoga Teachers Sandy Cyrus and John Yasenchak.


Registration fee: $105     Scholarships are available.  If you require financial assistance to attend this retreat, please email 

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