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.



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.

Yoga and Wine

This is a full list of what’s covered:

How To Taste Like a Professional

  • Here’s Looking At You!
  • Understanding The Color of Wine
  • Grape Skins and How They Affect Wine
  • Analyzing White Wine
  • Analyzing Red Wine Part 1
  • Analyzing Red Wine Part 2
  • How and Why to Swirl Wine in Your Glass
  • The Art of Smelling Wine
  • Techniques For Smelling Wine
  • Flavors You Find in Wine
  • How To Taste A Wine
  • Smelling Vs. Tasting Wine

Wine Characteristics

  • Discovering Flavors In Wine
  • Where Do These Flavors Come From?
  • Other Factors That Contribute To Wine Flavors
  • What is a Corked Wine?
  • How Does Cork Taint Occur?
  • What Are Wine Legs?
  • Wine Acidity
  • Is Acidity Important in Wine? Part 1
  • Is Acidity Important in Wine? Part 2
  • A Guide to Tannins
  • Nitty, Gritty of Tannins
  • What Tannins Add to a Wine
  • Flavors Oak Aging Imparts On Wine
  • A Guide To Oaked & Unoaked Wines
  • Oaked Vs. Unoaked Wines
  • How Oak Aging Affects Wine
  • Wine Body Guide: Part 1
  • Wine Body Guide: Part 2
  • Light-Bodied Wine
  • Light-Bodied Wines: Riesling
  • Light-Bodied Wines & Food
  • Light-Bodied Wine: Pinot Noir
  • Medium-Bodied Wines
  • Medium-Bodied Wines: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Medium-Bodied Wines: Merlot
  • Full-Bodied Wines
  • Full-Bodied Wines: Chardonnay
  • Full-Bodied Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine & Food Pairing

  • Food & Wine Pairing Basics
  • Food Pairing: Flavor Matching
  • Food Pairing: Matching Acidity & Tannin

Wine Service Introduction

  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide
  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide: Sparkling Wine
  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide: White Wine & Rosé
  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide: Red Wine
  • Serving Wine: First Steps
  • Opening A Wine Bottle
  • Serving Wine: Closing Steps
  • What To Do With A Corked Wine