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bhakti chant camp

25hr Weekend Retreat with Yoga for Recovery and Linda Go

Friday Sept 3rd till Monday AM Sept 6th – Labor Day Weekend

 

Please join us for YFR’s first chant camp located on 200 acres of beautiful property in Marshall NC about 20 miles North of Asheville NC. Gorgeous 3 level large home with wrap around panoramic deck, giant community room, large kitchen, walking trails and two pristine creeks for bathing and drinking.

Ways to join us:

 

  • Stay on property - pay one price for room & meals - see details under each room for payment and pricing

  • Camping is also available on property but must bring your own tents and gear. This will be an intimate event for a maximum of 30 people. On site pricing also includes a Friday night sound healing in downtown Asheville, three healthy meals on Sat & Sun/breakfast on Monday, and all events.

  • Local? Purchase day passes for Saturday or Sunday or both which includes lunch and dinner and all activities after lunch.

  • Not local but house on property is sold out? Stay in AirB&B or hotel and buy a day pass!

Details for each room, day passes and camping are provided under the other product sections. Please do not try and pay in this section, you will not be able to reserve your spot here.

Please visit here for room selection, day passes and payments. Click on the picture of each room and then scroll down the page for all details on how to purchase. If it says out of stock, that means the room has already been secured and not available.

Some rooms come with private bathrooms. If you pick a room that allows for additional registrants, please calculate your price and pay the total price. Details are in each room section.

Campers can use all of the home amenities. House max of 10 people, camping total max of 8 people. Ten day passes for each day also available.

 

Weekend Details:

 

  • Arrive on Friday afternoon Sept 3rd and check out Monday morning by 11:00 AM.

  • No alcohol or drugs are on allowed on premises.

  • Electronic media discouraged- this is time to unplug and unwind.

  • This will be a very special weekend of chanting, mantra, sound healing, and mindfulness.


Nada Yoga is the yoga of sound. No musical experience necessary. You don’t have to sing well because it’s not about singing. You don’t have to say the words right, because it is about feeling. You don’t have to know how to play an instrument but you might end up playing some! This weekend is about feeling good, experimenting with sound and allowing the happiness hormones that comes from using your voice to work their magic.

100% no judgement zone with friendly and like-minded souls.  As a group we will come together, our voices finding each other until our focus becomes unified.

Chanting helps to balance the nervous system and to normalize hormone production which can balance our mood, help one recover from stress and support our overall well-being. It is also a form of meditation. You simply breathe, produce sound, listen to others, and settle into the rhythmic patterns and surrender. Chanting can also be done silently.

What to expect over the weekend:

 

Expect to feel great, make new friends and experience something wonderful! Activities also include:

  • daily asana

  • tai chi

  • meditation

  • mala making

  • learning instruments

  • forest bathing in clean fresh spring water

  • communal dining

  • evening kirtan and mantra story telling

 

And if you don’t want to participate in any activities, feel free to rest and enjoy the scenery and tranquility. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for starry night viewing, sacred fire circles and perfect camping temperatures. Chant camp will be offered in rain or shine with no refunds.

A large pond filled with lotus flowers will be in full bloom this time of year! Just this alone will be a magical and rare sight to practice and meditate. There are refrigerators and BBQ grills. Feel free to bring potluck vegetarian food or snacks to share with the group as well! If you have special dietary needs, please bring your own food. Coffee & Assorted teas and other beverages will be available at the house.

This weekend is in conjunction with Linda Go and Yoga for Recovery.

 

Weekend Schedule

 

Friday Sept 3rd


12:00 Check in for those staying on site /set up camp on property in Marshall (recommended for those attending the 3:00 Sound Healing) If not attending the sound healing, check in will be available until 7:00PM – please contact us direct if you will not be available to arrive by these times yfr@yfrfoundation.org.

Sound Healing: Arrive 2:45 @ Skinny Beat Sound Shop In Downtown Asheville- 5 Eagle Street, Asheville NC. Parking is in garage right above the shop.  This event is for attendees staying on property only for the full weekend. More details will come your way after registration.

Shop, Walk Around Downtown Asheville /Dinner on own then head to property where we will stay the rest of the weekend.

 

Directions to camp will be provided after registration. Property is located about a half hour from downtown Asheville.

Friday night Sept 3rd 

7:30-8:30 Group Welcome /Orientation @ Main House Om Room

Saturday Sept 4
8:00-8:45 AM-Tiffany/Bari: Asana Class
8:45-9:15 Victoria: Meditation and Breath Work
9:30-10:45 Breakfast gathering
11:00-1:00- Linda: Chanting the sounds of the chakras
1:00-3:00 Lunch/Break Heather: optional making Malas for Japa (extra charge for materials)
2:00-3:00 Ginny: Tai Chi
3:30-4:30 Workshop: Learning and playing different Sound Healing Instruments & Tibetan Bowls
5:30-6:30 Communal Dinner
7:00-9:00  Group Kirtan with Aditi and friends
9:00-11:00PM Evening Communal Gathering @ fire pit – Victoria & Group Kirtan

 

Sunday Sept 5
8:00-9:00 AM Ginny: Tai Chi
9:15-10:30 Breakfast
free time to enjoy property and chat with new friends
12:00-1:00 Victoria- Mantra Story Telling @ the Creek
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00- Linda: Shakti Chanting & Movement
3:30-4:45  Tiffany: Asana Class to live music –ending with optional 15 min Japa Meditation
6:00-7:00 Group Dinner
8:00-11:00PM  Group Kirtan circle share around the fire- Victoria, Linda & Entire Group- bring your favorite chant and musical instrument

 

Monday Sept 6

8:00-9:30 Light Breakfast & Gathering, Check Out by 11:30

 

 

What to bring:

 

  • Reading Material

  • Water Bottle

  • Outdoor clothing

  • Light Jacket or other warm clothing incase temperature drops

  • Rain gear

  • Insect repellent

  • Blanket for sitting on outside or something to sit on (Backjack, campchair or bolster cushions)

  • Yoga Mat (any props that you might need)

  • Toiletries (personal items)

  • Towels

  • Any Any musical instruments, bowls, bongos etc,,,

  • Snacks, drinks or personal dietary needs (refrigerators in house)

  • Swimsuit

Register for Bhakti chant camp