his retreat will focus on the application of the science and practice of meditation and yoga to generate greater mindfulness, concentration, intuition, peace of mind and unity.

The ancients who created the practices of yoga and meditation regarded these practices as a science of intuition.  Modern yoga has become a synthesis of Eastern subjectivity and Western science.  Master yoga teachers attest to the importance of awareness of the anatomy and psycho-physiological processes to strengthen our yogic practices.  Recent research has offered a wealth of evidence in the field of neuroscience that meditation enhances attention, calms the mind by producing slower alpha and delta brain waves, slows aging of the brain, and actually increase the grey matter of the brain in areas affecting these functions.  We will review recent research that informs and focuses our practices.

The sciences of bio-psychology and somatics, associated with the practice of yoga postures (asanas- “postures with ease”), will be reviewed and applied to demonstrate how each posture pressurizes and depressurizes endocrine glands and activates clusters of nerves associated with different chakras to balance our mental and emotional states.  We will apply this objective scientific knowledge in a mindful manner to the practices of asanas and meditation.

Individual workshops to achieve our objectives of greater mindfulness, concentration, intuition and peace of mind/unity will involve:

girl med-011.  Biopsychology: Structure and function of glands, nerves and the
allied chakras to regulate thought and emotions.

2.  Somatic Yoga: application of somatic and yoga exercises to free
the body and mind from sensory and motor amnesia associated with
stress and trauma.

3.  Asanas: Regulating hormones to create a balanced body and mind.

4.  Meditation: Taming the monkey mind to achieve a sense of peace and unity.

These workshops build on one another in creating a synthesis of physical, mental and spiritual integration.  Many opportunities for growth are based on clash and cohesion.  The practices taught in each workshop prepare you to transform obstacles into personal growth based on the science and practices of yoga and meditation.

  • 4 yoga classesyoga-class
  • 4 meditation classes
  • 4 workshops
  • 120 acres of natural beauty and hiking trails
  • Accommodations in our 6000 square foot geodetic domes
  • All delicious gourmet vegetarian meals


3:00 – 5:00    Arrival/Registration

5:00 – 6:30    Yoga Class

6:30 – 7:00    Retreat Orientation

7:00 – 7:30    Group Meditation

7:30 – 8:30    Dinner

8:30 – 9:30    Evening Program

9:30 – 10:00    Free Time

10:00    Lights out


6:30 – 7:00    Wake-up

7:00 – 8:15    Yoga class

8:15 – 9:00    Group Meditation

9:00 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 –12:00    Morning Workshop

12:00 – 12:30    Free Time

12:30 – 1:30    Lunch

1:30 – 2:00    Free time

2:00 – 4:00    Afternoon Workshop

4:00 – 5:30    Yoga Class

5:30 – 7:00    Group Meditation, Talk

7:00 – 8:00    Dinner

8:00 – 9:00    Evening Program

9:00 – 10:00    Free Time

10:00    Lights out


6:30 – 7:00    Wake-up

7:00 – 8:15    Yoga class

8:15 – 9:00    Group Meditation

9:00 – 10:00    Breakfast

10:00 –12:00    Morning Workshop

12:00 – 1:00    Meditation

1:00 – 2:00    Lunch and Departure

SidAs a clinical psychologist, Sid Jordan has taught psychotherapy and community psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and served as director of the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services in a community center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC over a period of 25 years.


When: March 20 – 22, 2015

Program: The Practice and Science of Meditation & Yoga

Where: Prama Institute

Cost: Early Bird $250  or $300 (After Feb 28)

Faculty: Sid Jordan


Early Bird –  $250 (Before Feb 15) Regular Fee –  $305 (After Feb 15) Price includes all meals, accommodation and classes.

Register Here


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