Satsang & Meditation
Retreat Himalaya – Toronto
“The Vedic tradition of Self knowledge realises the essence of all beings.”
Rebecca and Mayank are guiding lights to all who wish for freedom from the mind’s limited view and the body’s limited mobility. Join them and let your heart, mind and body be expanded in the discovery of true freedom.
Rebecca’s deep knowledge of Oneness, from the Vedic tradition, inspires all who join her spiritual discourses to unearth the most precious jewel of wisdom from within themselves.
Mayank guides participants to explore the possibilities of movement in their bodies through fully understanding the body/mind connection and how it directly translates into movement in day to day life.
Rebecca and Mayank are living examples of what they teach. Join them to learn how to meditate, integrate healthy movement into your life, and fully live your life effortlessly, consciously and lovingly.
Who are Rebecca and Mayank?
In a small Himalayan village in India, Rebecca and Mayank host ‘Retreat Himalaya’, a popular annual, international meditation retreat. ‘Retreat Himalaya’ will be touring Canada in August, 2018 when Rebecca and Mayank will be teaching at various locations, offering weekly and evening sessions, weekend meditation workshops, and live-in retreats.
Their programs are focused on evolving Self awareness and include satsang, meditation, pranayam (conscious breathing techniques), Soma Yoga, Fundamental Movement and kirtan (uplifting the spirit through singing simple Sanskrit mantras).
What is Satsang?
Rebecca’s students find her satsang very relevant to their busy every-day lives. Her genuine passion in sharing Vedic wisdom inspires dynamic and illuminating interactions in her classes.
Rebecca teaches that through becoming aware of the patterns of the mind, one realises they are never bound in those patterns. Knowing this, thoughts and feelings no longer limit a person and one can realise their highest aspiration—freedom from the sense of division and separation that the ego projects.
“Meditation is natural and allows the revelation of your true and ever-free Self to unfold. There are no steps, no stages, no attaining, no striving, no labels, no dogmas.” — Rebecca
After meditating with Rebecca one is able to effortlessly and joyfully continue meditation on their own.
Pranayam – Conscious Breathing Practices
Soma Yoga and Fundamental Movement with Mayank
Mayank’s movement classes explore how to incorporate simple, conscious movements into day-to-day life combating the stress put on the body by prolonged periods of sitting and leaning forward.
Regardless of your age or ability, you can re-pattern and revitalise your brain and body.
Through a range of non-threatening, accessible somatic movement patterns and exercise, you will:
“Everyone’s body type and varying levels of mobility is perfectly unique. I strive to inspire people to move more and to tune them into how their bodies work and what they can do to maximise their precious time by incorporating small aware movement practises throughout the day.” — Mayank
Kirtan simply uplifts the spirit, through the powerful resonance of the Sanskrit sounds ones entire body can be transformed. At the end of the day, the community gathers, the guitars and drums come out, and the program is completed with a celebration of the purpose of life – to live in love and joy.
Retreat Himalaya in Toronto, August 2018
10th: The Running Room
11th: The Yoga Sanctuary, Danforth
12th: Fieldstone Wellness Centre, Scarborough
17th – 19th: A Cottage Retreat (residential) Bancroft, Ontario
20th & 21st: Grail Springs Wellness Retreat Centre, Bancroft, Ontario
22nd – 24th A Teacher Training Retreat (residential) Bancroft, Ontario
24th – 26th Red Canoe Weekend Workshop (non-residential) Toronto
22nd – 26th Full Immersion. Combine the teacher training & the weekend workshop.
© Vedic Awareness 2018