Silence into Sound

3 Day Silent Retreat ~ May 1-3


Rates: Rates include almost 20 class hours, meals and lodging. You must register for this retreat in advance and the rates before tax are: $475 for a single room/$395 per person shared room (2-3 people), $395 per person camping and $505 for one per person lodging in the pond cabin (contact us for 2 person rates). Offsite commuter rate (with no lodging fee) is $350.  Rates include everything but tax.

Registration/Payment: To register, you will need to follow these two steps: Click here to fill out our online registration and then return to this page and Click this link to pay your $100 deposit. You can pay the remaining balance at the end of the retreat with cash, check or credit card. (Note that credit card payments will include a 2.75% service fee.)

Attendance: Your full participation in this retreat supports you yourself and the rest of the group. We ask that everyone join us for the entire retreat. Please be seated in the classroom five minutes prior to the start of each session.

Silence: Participants will observe silence throughout the retreat.

Meditation: Most meditation periods will include sitting and walking meditation. The forms we will use are easy to follow and will include guidance as needed.

Meals: Meals will be vegetarian with an emphasis on organic and local ingredients.  Both vegan and gluten-free options will be offered at each meal. With registration, you will have an opportunity to let us know of any food sensitivities or concerns.

What to bring: Meditation Cushions and yoga mats will be provided, but, if you have your own, please do bring them.

Overnight Lodging:

1.) Some participants can be lodged at True Nature. Lodging onsite is offered first-come, first-serve and includes our rustic cabin by the pond, bedrooms in the house and camping. (See all those rates above)

2. ) For those who prefer to stay offsite, the rate for this retreat is $350, plus tax. There are numerous inns, bed and breakfasts and cabins very nearby to True Nature. We suggest Hotel Millersburg, Zincks, The Barn InnTranquil AcresFerngully Creek CabinsCricket Hill Cabins, Mrs. Miller's Cabins and the Comfort Inn. The Barn Inn is only about 1/4 of a mile away from True Nature and makes for a nice walk along

our quiet country road. For a more complete listing, email or call us.

Attend kirtan only: Cost for the kirtan only is $25 and you can pay here.

Silent Retreat Itinerary

Friday, May 1

1:30 Arrival

2:15 Opening Circle

2:45 - 4:15 Meditation and Self-Breema

4:30 - 6:00 Yoga

6:45 Dinner

7:30 - 9:00 Evening Practice

Saturday, May 2

6:30 - 7:45 Yoga

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 11:45 Meditation & Breema

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:00 Breema

3:00 - 4:30 Meditation (Sitting and Walking)

Free time

6:30 Dinner

7:30 - 9:00 Evening Activity

Sunday, May 3

6:30 - 7:45 Yoga

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 11:30 Meditation and Breema

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30 Kirtan

2:30 - 3:00 Closing

Retreat with us and explore this simple truth: The open flower receives more sun. What does it mean to be open, to be receptive? How do we connect to silence when back in our day-to-day lives? Our practice is a process that allows answers to unfold, and with the support of the group, we enter that mystery together.

Our May Silent Retreat arrives at an incredibly beautiful time of year. New blooms unfurl each day and the warming earth says "Yes" to every step that thanks the ground. We gather together with new and old friends to navigate through the challenges of silent practice, and we all benefit so deeply.

You'll experience meditation (sitting & walking), yoga asana, Breema: The Art of Being Present, playfulness, delicious & vital vegetarian meals & time in nature. Some classes may be outside, weather-permitting. We are also delighted to announce that Lana Sugarman and Narada Wise, will be leading us in a heart-opening kirtan to help bring our silence into sound. You need no experience in chanting, and it's easy to dive in! There is even the option to attend just the kirtan.

Dave and Alana Pratt will lead the retreat, and they ask that you read all of the details below if you are interested in attending. The itinerary is also posted at the bottom of this page.

Alana & Dave Pratt

Co-owners of True Nature

Lana Sugarman & Narada Wise

will lead a kirtan on the closing afternoon