"So that the grace and the practices and teachings of Meditation in our lineage may continue into next generations and meditation may become a family-centered experience." - Swami Veda Bharati
Dear Ahymsin Sangha,
It is with great pleasure that we invite you and your family to attend the next International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat December 22-31, 2014 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram in Rishikesh India.
As you may already be aware, in December 2011 we held the first international gathering of children and families here at SRSG. Over 100 children ages 0-35 yrs + travelled to Rishikesh with their families, from over 30 different countries, to learn age appropriate practices of hatha yoga, meditation, relaxation, pranayama etc.
Swami Veda, as well as HH Swami Rama of the Himalayas, have greatly emphasized the importance of integrating the principles of yoga practice into the family householder lifestyle. Both Swami Rama and Swami Veda have maintained and encouraged a legacy of annual family yoga retreats in several different countries around the world for decades. The 2011 retreat was the first international gathering and not only did it challenge and encourage the integration of the practices into a family centered environment, it also expanded many sadhakas' notion of "family" to a global level.
Lela Pierce (on behalf of the children's retreat planning committee)
For articles about the 2011 Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat, please click on title:
- The Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat (pictures at the bottom of the article)
- Seeds Were Planted
- An Experience of the Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat
- The Children Are Here!