Winter Bliss (In-Person) - Deepening Spiritual Practices with Astaunga Yoga

  • 29 Dec 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • 02 Jan 2023
  • 11:00 AM
  • Catskills Region, NY


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • per person, 1 bunk in a collective room of 6 people - brothers only
  • per person, 1 bunk in a collective room of 6 people - sisters only
  • One (1) room with one (1) bunk bed that can accommodate two (2) people.
    Separate collective bathrooms
  • One (1) room on the ground floor with attached bathroom for a couple, & we can add an additional bed/crib.
  • Per person in a room with two (2) beds and using the collective bathrooms - 5 minutes walk from the program hall.
  • A single room that uses the collective bathrooms.
  • Registration fee for Adults who are staying off-site at a B&B or elsewhere (arranging separate payments). Includes all meals & programs.
  • Price for those facing some financial hardships. Staying 5 min walk from program building
  • This includes the program and up to two meals in the day.
  • Upon approval
  • Full time Mission workers


Winter Bliss 2022-23
Deepening Spiritual Practices with Astaunga Yoga
Dec 29, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023

A new year’s celebration of sadhana, kiirtan, & service in-person at ananda viplava, new york.

Bliss Retreats are unique events that are carefully crafted to create a highly charged spiritual environment. Bliss Retreats create a safe, sacred space for all, from advanced yogis to new aspiring yogis; we all deserve to experience joy.

What will happen at the retreat?

This retreat will be focused on Astaunga Yoga - the eight limbs of Yoga. We will have meditation 4 times a day, singing and dancing to blissful kiirtan, Yoga asana sessions twice daily, spiritual lectures & discourses, winter nature walks, and satsaunga (good company) with like-minded individuals. This will be a great time to make new friends, learn, have fun & enjoy delicious food!

Registration: choose one of the options available for in-person or online participation. Payment plans are available if needed.


What you get:

  • Morning Sa'dhana' Shivir
  • Yoga Asanas class every morning
  • Workshops on the various aspects of "Astaunga Yoga"
  • Delicious Vegetarian Food with Vegan options
  • Nature Walks in our Pristine Forest Trail
  • Kid Friendly - Spiritual Activities for Kids
  • Meditation, Kiirtan, and Satsaunga (good company) with dozens of fellow practitioners
  • Avartha Kiirtan every night
  • Akhanda Kiirtan - Dec 31st to Jan 1st

This is a golden opportunity to immerse yourself into the blissful waves of ecstatic kiirtan and deep meditation!

Special Guests:

Various Wholetimers and Family Acaryas will be present.

Arrival and Departure Times (in-person):
Arrive by: 5:00 PM Thursday Dec 29, 2022
Depart by: 11:00 AM Monday Jan 2, 2022

What to bring? 

Warm, comfortable and respectful clothing for indoor & outdoor programs.
Shoes for hiking and walking outdoors (possibility of snow).
Slippers while inside.
Personal toiletries.
Blankets or mats for asanas and meditation.
Guitars and musical instruments.

    Cost:  Prices vary according to chosen option.

    Please do not let finances stop you from coming.  Email us for special discounts.

    Accommodations (in-person):
    Couples and Families can have their own rooms, while individuals may be in a room with up to 6 people. There is only 1 room with an attached bathroom. All other rooms share collective bathrooms. Capacity is limited - register now!

    Register online with a credit or debit card. If you have problems with the online registration system, 
    email us and we will assist you. 

    Directions and Questions:
    Call 347-305-0033

    We offer a few full and part time scholarships to those who participate in the organization of the program. 
    Please contact us here and tell us your skills if you would like to volunteer. As of now, we need assistance with cooking, cleaning, technical support for sound and image, a transportation organizer, marketing, web design, and many more.

    Refund Policy:
    No refunds will be issued 10 days before the retreat.  If you apply for a refund during this period, you will only receive credit for future retreats, minus a 15% fee. Refunds before this period receive a 10% reduction. Payments in-person are charged an extra $35. To apply for a payment plan, receive assistance with online registration, or if you have any questions, please email blissretreats.

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