Kali Namaskarah Retreat

This Retreat is Not in Silence

Applicants must have a minimum of 1 year dedicated yoga practice (3-4 days/week)

**Please note that Sirsasana, Sarvangasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana are a part of the ‘Kali Namaskarah’ sequence. Applicants are advised to be relatively comfortable with these postures (supported is ok) or in adequate condition to begin learning them.

Description of the course

The ‘Kali Namaskarah’ Intermediate Retreat at Amritapuri, India combines the creativity, intensity and playfulness of the Divine Mother Kali with the stillness and wisdom of Lord Shiva. The morning asana practice begins with a Kali Bhajan followed by a dynamic vinyasa flow progressively building the ‘Kali Namaskarah’ sequence. The afternoon asana practice is a clinic providing a deeper technical understanding of the asanas and breath.

One of the most unique aspects of this retreat is the group seva (selfless service) component. Love and service in community is central to Amma’s message for world peace. On two mornings during the retreat, the class will go to different departments in the ashram to work on a special seva project. During four other days of the retreat, the class will attend a satsang given by senior disciples and devotees. This retreat also includes a daily meditation, restorative classes, Kali puja and a break in the middle of the day to rest, rejuvenate and spend time with Amma.

Structure of the course

  • 14 Yoga Asana Classes
  • Kali Namaskarah Sequence
  • Meditation
  • 4 Satsangs
  • 2 Seva Projects
  • Kali Puja
  • Ashram Daily Schedule (including archana, bhajans, Amma’s darshan, beach meditation and satsangs)
This has been the best yoga training ever! I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years... this is the first time that yoga was introduced to me as a fully devotional practice, with so much attention to every detail of the asanas, breathing and awareness.

Minerva Guillen, Mexico

2019-11-04T10:30:56-07:00

Minerva Guillen, Mexico

This has been the best yoga training ever! I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years... this is the first time that yoga was introduced to me as a fully devotional practice, with so much attention to every detail of the asanas, breathing and awareness.
The Kali Namaskarah sequence is not only opening and strengthening to the body, but also nourishing for the heart. It is full of devotion and is therefore a different and more holistic experience of yoga.

Anagha, 36, Austria/Denmark

2019-11-04T10:31:47-07:00

Anagha, 36, Austria/Denmark

The Kali Namaskarah sequence is not only opening and strengthening to the body, but also nourishing for the heart. It is full of devotion and is therefore a different and more holistic experience of yoga.
This is the best yoga retreat that I have participated in for the last 10 years. I felt that Kali Namaskarah really transformed something in my inner self, my body, my mind and my feelings.... a purification happened inside. It was a very powerful experience.

Ricardo Kolke, 40, Brazil

2019-11-04T10:32:45-07:00

Ricardo Kolke, 40, Brazil

This is the best yoga retreat that I have participated in for the last 10 years. I felt that Kali Namaskarah really transformed something in my inner self, my body, my mind and my feelings.... a purification happened inside. It was a very powerful experience.
One of the most intense and powerful retreats I have been on thus far. The asanas are strenuous yet at the same time soft and feminine.

Kalyani Connell, 34, USA

2019-11-04T10:33:59-07:00

Kalyani Connell, 34, USA

One of the most intense and powerful retreats I have been on thus far. The asanas are strenuous yet at the same time soft and feminine.
My wish to Kali was to live my life fearlessly with love and compassion. I had a huge breakthrough regarding this wish. I realized my difficulties with this stemmed from the fact that I had very little love and compassion for myself and this has now started to turn around.

Christine Marlow, 49, Australia

2019-11-04T10:35:09-07:00

Christine Marlow, 49, Australia

My wish to Kali was to live my life fearlessly with love and compassion. I had a huge breakthrough regarding this wish. I realized my difficulties with this stemmed from the fact that I had very little love and compassion for myself and this has now started to turn around.

Upcoming Retreats

20jan(jan 20)4:00 am27(jan 27)4:00 amKali Namaskarah Retreat