Spring Seva Work Retreat
With Naader Shagagi and Carolina Cotman
April 24 - 28, 2024
The meaning of Seva is “selfless giving”.
In this retreat, we will gather in the spirit of Seva for the betterment of ourselves and our Samaa Living Fellowship. Guests are asked to devote 4-5 hours a day to service of the fellowship, one another, and spirit. We will work on property improvements, repairs, clean-up and meal preparation. Each guest will be assigned a duty, based on skill set or preference.
In exchange, Samaa Living will provide guests with lodging and meals. Just like in every retreat, we will practice daily yoga and meditation, gather in Satsang and sacred circles. Our focus is nourishment of the soul through the act of selfless service, gathering together in devotion to our practice, to commune with spirit, and create community around mealtimes.
*There is a $50 fee to cover administrative costs.
Trained in Raja yoga at the Self Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles and Hatha yoga at The Yoga College of India, Beverly Hills, Naader Shagagi has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation since 1983. A former Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering, Naader also studied Philosophy and Religion before coming to Los Angeles as a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda in 1985. A student of the great yoga master, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Sufi Mystic, Pir Inayat Khan, Naader brings a culmination of intensive study and personal experience presented to you through his yoga of Mystics® philosophy.
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Carolina is a professional yoga instructor schooled in the arts of yoga and meditation. She studied under a sufi mystic and distant disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, and began teaching in Pasadena, CA. While she has received her 200-hour certification from Yoga of Mystics®, she believes that a commitment to teaching yoga is a lifetime journey in which she sees the teacher in all, in particular her well-intended mother, mystical father, supportive and loving husband, strong-willed daughter, affectionate son and her trustworthy teacher. Carolina teaches 5-7 yoga classes every week alongside her own practice, and leads yoga retreats 3-4 times each…
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