Category Archives: Transformation

Retreat, Yoga, Spiritual, Wine?

A retreat serves the body, mind and spirit by allowing time to find greater inner peace. When you find inner peace, you move the world toward peace. This is why it is vital to escape from the world’s bombardment of sounds and images and take time for the mind and heart to come to stillness.

Why retreat? People go on retreat for a number of reasons that generally focus on positive personal change:

 

  • Reconnect to your true self
  • Learn and practice methods to better yourself and your life
  • Relax at a deep level
  • Rejuvenate your Spirit
  • Take time for reflection
  • Gain clarity on an issue or your life path
  • Find meaning in your life beyond daily or material concerns
  • Heal
  • Practice your Faith
  • Contemplate
  • Create

One of the most popular styles of retreat at Siloam has been to re-connect, we have another group scheduled to arrive soon who will stay for three days to retreat from their daily lives and connect with each other.  Shortly after that group departs another group will arrive who will be focusing on leadership for their annual leadership retreat.

For your own personal retreat from intimate to extravagant; Siloam should be considered. Located where you are, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility here, there, anywhere.  Retreat services with or without overnight accommodations for individuals or groups, the Retreat coaches will help make your retreat and event dreams real!

 

Self Study-Study of the self

We have learned the importance of self study-svadhyaya.  As Socrates told us “the unexamined life is not worth living.”

Svadhyaya a practice of self study reading ancient text (all) spending time in quiet to research and discern belief, understand context, culture, and modern day applications lends to ones spiritual voice, to one’s own spiritual practices.

Svadhyaya as a practice of examining the self, spending quiet time reflecting, searching and researching your own path, directions life has taken you and what may still lie ahead.  To be open and prepared to receive all these practices are part of the yoga in life–daily life, daily practices.

Join us in the practice, yoga, practice svadhyaya–on Sundays we sit in comfort, gathering together over tea, or beverage, bringing our questions, our past understandings, our learned experiences, sharing our spiritual practices.  It’s a beautiful thing, this happens here, there or anywhere–contact us for more information.

 

Guru

Light and darkness—darkness in the light-intelligence in conscious awareness.  What is guru and who is guru the conscious knows.

‘The one who guides you, the one who enlightens you, as such there is a guru in everyone, as such there is a guru in everyone.’

On Sundays, we sit together and study yoga philosophy/spirituality questions like what is guru, who is guru.  We look to Satchidananda and other gurus, to the guru within to help guide us.

Yoga is more than asana, there is asana in yoga (postures/poses=exercise) that help keep us physically fit.  We sit, we chat, we discuss, we question, and search for meaning and understanding beyond asana.

Join us, this can happen anytime, anywhere.  Please contact us for more information about this or any other services.