Summer Sounds Retreat with Kevan+Betty and special Guest Girish

Wilmington • Jul 18 - 21 2024

Sound Waves Yoga Retreat in Vermont

Summer Sound Waves Yoga Retreat
Wilmington Vermont

Join us for an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation at our Summer Sound Waves Yoga Retreat, where the harmonious blend of yoga and live music will uplift your spirits! This Summer Sound retreat with Kevan & Betty welcome our special guest musician Girish, ragainst the stunning summer backdrop of Southern Vermont.

About Girish: Girish is a world-renowned musician, singer, and songwriter known for his soulful chants and captivating melodies. With over two decades of experience in the field of music and spirituality, Girish's uplifting compositions and mesmerizing voice have touched the hearts of audiences around the globe. At our retreat, Girish will weave together the healing power of music with the practice of yoga, creating a unique and immersive experience that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

About Betty and Kevan: Betty and Kevan are highly respected yoga teachers with a wealth of knowledge and experience in various yoga traditions, including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. Their compassionate teaching style and intuitive guidance create a nurturing environment for students of all levels to explore their practice and deepen their connection to mind, body, and spirit. Betty and Kevan will lead daily yoga sessions, incorporating dynamic asana sequences, breathwork, and meditation techniques to cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace.

What to Expect: Each day will begin with a morning meditation followed by a yoga session led by Betty or Kevan. In the afternoons, you will have the opportunity to explore downtown Wilmington, go antiquing, explore kayaking on nearby Lake Harriman, hike the trails on site or at Molly Stark.

In the evenings, Girish and friends will lead kirtan sessions, where you can experience the healing power of sacred chants and mantras.

  • Special Saturday Afternoon Outdoor Concert with Girish: Experience the magic of live music amidst the beauty of nature with a spectacular outdoor concert featuring Girish. Join us for an afternoon of chanting, yoga, and meditation as Girish serenades us with his soulful melodies and uplifting chants. 
    Special Tickets will be sold for non-retreat guests for the Saturday outdoor concert for $25.  
    (Tickets for retreaters are included in retreat price.)

Who Should Attend: This retreat is suitable for yogis of all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners, who are seeking a yoga weekend to getaway. Whether you are looking to deepen your yoga practice, connect with like-minded individuals, or simply unwind and recharge in a peaceful setting, this retreat offers something for everyone.

Join Us: Summer Sound Waves Yoga Retreat.

Dates: Thursday July 18-Sunday July 21, 2024
Location: 188 Shearer Hill Road, Wilmington
Investment: $850 for shared room based on double occupancy
Camping onsite option $650 - Bring your own tent. Offsite accommodations at Horizon Inn for those needing single rooms

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today. 10 indoor spaces 10 outdoors camping Spaces 10 Off site Horizon Inn Spaces

For inquiries and bookings, please contact Bettyriaz@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you to this magical retreat experience!

With love and gratitude, Kevan and Betty






Optional Activities

Optional Activities:

  • Kayaking on Harriman Reservoir: Explore the pristine waters of Harriman Reservoir with a guided kayaking excursion. Connect with nature as you paddle through serene waters, surrounded by lush forests and breathtaking mountain views.


Room Options

All onsite rooms are shared rooms

There are single rooms available offsite at Horizon Inn for an additional $250 at an inn located 2 miles up the road. 
Camping Options :  $650 for camping off site



What's Included

  • Daily Yoga 
  • Daily Meditation
  • Room &Board
  • Chanting & Kirtan
  • Sat Afternoon Outdoor Concert
  • All Meals
  • Access to onsite hiking trails 


What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Wilmington, Vermont


Travel

Wilmington Vt is located in southern Vermont approximately 2.5 hours from Boston or 3 hours from New York city.  

The closest major airport is located in Hartford Connecticut and is a 1.5 hours drive.  



Instructors

Betty Riaz

Since 2009, Betty has connected and shared the teachings of healing and spiritual practices of the Tibetan Yogic Tradition. Her mission is to help others through her work at Stil Studio, teaching yoga and mindfulness, healing bodywork and leading global retreats. She is co-owner of Stil Studio & Terma Goods, both located in Historic Downtown Dedham. She is eternally grateful to her teachers from the Tibetan Vajrayana practices; Khenpo Lama Migmar Tsetsen, Kevan Gale, Dr. Eric Rosenbush and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.


Girish Cudrun

Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice.

For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. When he was eight years old, his parents gave him a little red snare drum as a bargaining tool to stop him from banging on everything else in the house. 

Drumming has always been instinctual to Girish, flowing freely from his fingers and knowing no musical bounds. In his teens, he started experimenting with pop, rock, jazz and orchestral music. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. "During improvisational sessions," he recalls, "there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic." 

These moments came just as Girish was feeling pulled toward a sacred life. A college philosophy class inspired him to explore spirituality through Kundalini yoga, meditation, and the study of Eastern scriptures. By the time of his college graduation, Girish was so deep into these practices that he decided to move into an ashram in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Thus began an unexpected journey-a seeming detour that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry. 

Kevan Gale

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