What to Bring
Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share lovingly, to help us keep cost down.
Your own bedding (sheets, blankets and extra pillows and blanks for Restorative Yoga).
A yoga mat.
Yoga props (strap, blocks etc.)
Environmental friendly bug spray (no deet).
Reusable water bottle.
Your own towels and washcloths.
Layers (it can get cool in the mountains of the Catskills in the evening and some of the eco-structures are a constant 55 degrees)
AND an open heart ready to give and receive tremendous love and service!
Friday, September 1st
4:00 - 5:00pm Check In
5:00 - 6:00pm Orientation & Intros
6:00 - 7:15pm Dinner & Clean Up
7:30 - 9:00pm Yoga for the Weary Traveler
9:00 - 10:00pm Free Time
10:00 - 7:00am Quiet Hours
Saturday, September 2nd
7:00 - 8:30am Rise, Shine & Serve Yoga
8:45 - 9:15am Breakfast
9:30am - 1:00pm Karma Yoga
1:00 - 1:3pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30 pm Free Time
2:30 - 5:30 pm Karma Yoga
5:30 - 6:00 pm Free Time
6:00 - 7:30pm Restorative Yoga
7:30 - 8:30pm Dinner & Clean Up
8:30 - 9:00pm Group Choice*
Sunday, September 3rd
7:00- 8:30am Rise, Shine & Serve Yoga
9:15am-10:15am Karma Yoga
10:15- 11:00am Closing Ceremony
September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
A weekend of yoga and selfless service. SEVA is an earth conscious, community in the foothills of the Catskills, on vegetarian ground. Join Pam Lunz Medina, soul-filled meditative yogini, for a karma yoga weekend complete with joyful yoga to unwind, deep relaxation techniques, luxurious breaths, healing chants, mindfulness meditation, accompanied by offering our hands and hearts in service to the sacred land with guidance from Esther Tzoumas. For Karma Yoga, we will be building, organic gardening, earthen-home repair, housekeeping, kitchen assistance, etc.
All yoga classes are suitable for many body types and will be designed to complement the work we do, leaving you relaxed, refreshed, and inspired! Come for a weekend, make friends for a lifetime. Friday evening begins with Yoga for the Weary Traveler. Saturday morning starts with Rise, Shine & Serve Yoga, followed by Restorative Yoga after our Karma Yoga Work is done. Saturday evening Pam & Reinaldo Medina (her husband) will lead us in a group activity depending on the collective interest. You will be welcomed to listen or participate during universal prayer before every meal.
$199 and approx. 8 hours of community service (includes room and board). Preregister by August 25th!
What is Karma Yoga? Karma yoga is love in action, in which the yogic practitioner offers their services to the Divine Oneness. This may be expressed through the service of people, plants, animals, or planet. Swami Sivananda and Swami Satchidananda both taught, "Serve All, Love All." Selfless service is the way to purify and free the heart, to rid yourself of burdens, and to feel truly good about yourself. You will leave feeling you have a real sense of purpose and fulfillment. Here's an article from Yoga Journal on the subject if you'd like to read more. Karma Yoga: Do Yoga, Do Good
Please mail the reservation form and a check for $199 to the address below.
For more information, please call Ester at 607-538-1130 or email SevaPrograms@gmail.com.
365 Seva Lane,
S. Kortright, NY 13842
Seva Karma Yoga Retreat
"Love Yourself More!" Pam Medina, Owner
Take Root Rise Up
1 Barney Road #222 Clifton Park, NY