Yoga Spirituality Retreat & Conference - 2016

Yoga Spirituality Conference 2016

Event details

  • August 20th, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Eastside Yoga
    1050 E 11th St, Suite 150
    Austin, TX 78702

The Yoga Spirituality Retreat & Conference is an exciting and transformative gathering of Yoga and meditation practitioners from throughout the world who are all coming together to joyously learn the deeper aspects of Yoga spirituality, to experience intensive meditation and asana practice, and to grow on the path of Yoga. This is our fourth annual Yoga conference organized in America.

Join us for an immersive weekend of profound spiritual and physical (asana) Yoga practice, inspiring discourses by advanced Yoga Masters, in-depth meditation and Yoga sessions, sacred fire ceremonies, an initiation (diksha) ceremony, as well as spiritual workshops and activities designed to help bring about a personal spiritual awakening! All taking place in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas – one of the music and dining capitals of America!

Seating is limited and cannot be extended beyond capacity. Please register today to secure your place at this spiritually empowering event.


9AM – 10:50AM
Upasana Yoga Class
Taught by Vaidya Savitri Devi

The esoteric Upasana Vinyasa is one of the most powerfully balanced, authentically Vedic based, and meditation oriented forms of Yoga available today. It has also been one of the most secretive Vedic rooted schools of Yoga to be revealed in the West. This very unique Yoga eventually leads its practitioner into a samadhi-like state in which every aspect of the person (body, breath, emotions, mind, psychic body [sushma-sharira], intellect, will and consciousness) is perfectly harmonized and at one in a way that is rarely experienced by most modern Yoga practitioners. It is a moving meditation, in which a deeply peaceful and awakened meditative state is experienced from beginning to end. If you are either a beginner, or have been a Yoga teacher for the last 30 years, you do not want to miss this powerful experience. 

11:00AM – 12 Noon
The Hidden Yoga of the Upanishads
A Keynote Discourse By
Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya

"Sri Acharyaji is the most unique and ground-breaking Vedic teacher in America today. No one can compare to him. He has accomplished things that no one else has in furthering the understanding of Sanatana Dharma. He is the first, and so far only, truly American Acharya." – Dr. David Frawley (February 8, 2015)

After 42 years of studying and practicing the path of Yoga spirituality, Sri Acharyaji is currently recognized as one of the most qualified and authentic teachers of Yoga philosophy in the world today. He only rarely teaches to the general public these days, making this is a rare opportunity to study in person with a recognized Master. 

While many Yoga practitioners are aware of the textual roots of Yoga that are found in the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, few are aware of Yoga’s even deeper roots in the Upanishad literature. In this discourse, Sri Acharyaji will lead the attendees in an examination of the profound Yogic teachings of the Shandilya Upanishad, one of the most esoteric of the 108 Upanishads. 

1:00PM – 3:00PM
Upasana Dhyana:
An Advanced Vedic Meditation Retreat
With Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya

The practice of Yogic meditation has been recognized for thousands of years as being the most powerful tool available for exploring the ecstatic ocean of our interior reality. During this intensive spiritual retreat, we will be expertly guided in deeply experiencing several very advanced meditation techniques that are directly derived from the most esoteric layers of the Vedic, Yogic, Bhakti and Vedantic traditions. The goal of this retreat is to have a direct realization of our eternal selves, and a perceptive mystical awareness of the divine presence within us. This is a very rare opportunity to learn and practice the deepest levels of meditation from one of the world’s most respected spiritual masters. 

3PM – 4PM
An Esoteric Journey Through Vedic Art and Imagery
With Tulasi Devi Mandaleshvari

Tulasi Devi has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts & Graphic Design. In addition to being an accomplished artist in her own right, she was an assistant to the famous artist Johnnie Liliedahl for several years. This seminar will be an audio-visual tour of some of the most beautiful and meaningful Vedic art found throughout history, as well as an exploration of the deep symbolic meaning of Vedic iconography and visual meditative aids found in the ancient Yoga tradition.

4:00PM – 5:00PM
To Be Announced

5:00PM – 5:30PM
Sri Guru Darshana

This will be a rare personal opportunity to have your philosophical and spiritual questions answered by an authentic Vedic guru and Acharya (lineage preceptor). 

5:30PM – 6:00PM
Dharma in Action Award
Closing Remarks

(Optional) 7:00PM
Dinner with Sri Acharyaji and Other Presenters
Star of India Restaurant