A poster of Ganesh for the Skanda Vale Retreat Week event

Easter retreat

A week of vibrant, real and deeply practical multi-faith spirituality with the Swamis at Skanda Vale Ashram.

The Skanda Vale Easter Retreat is a chance to ask questions and share your enthusiasm and life experience with like-minded people. We’re offering a rich mix of teachings, discussion, kirtan, temple pujas, workshops and karma yoga – including simple community focussed activities in our woodlands. Great for newcomers and seasoned yogis alike!

Event details:

  • Starts at 5.30pm on Sunday 14th April.
  • Ends at 5.30pm on Friday 19th April.
  • Families and children are very welcome – we have some fun creative activities planned for kids.

Workshops:

  • How to set up and maintain your shrine at home.
  • How to perform a simple but powerful home puja.
  • Training in prayer, mantra, contemplation and mindful living.

Accommodation:

  • Free accommodation is available in Skanda Vale for the duration of the retreat.
  • Ensuite accommodation is available to elders, those with mobility issues, or families with young children.
  • Accommodation is in high demand, so it may be necessary for you to share a room with other devotees of the same gender.

Food:

  • Blessed vegetarian food, or prasadam, is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
  • Meals typically include rice, dahl, salad and a simple vegetable curry.

Please note:

  • If you’d like to come, then you must be sure that you are able to attend the full retreat from Sunday to Friday.
  • It is disruptive to the group dynamic if people arrive late or leave early, so if you can’t attend the full program, please don’t order a ticket.
  • Parents remain responsible for their children – we have activities available for kids so they are included, but we can’t offer a child care service.

Cost:

  • There is no charge for anything – accommodation, food or teachings.
  • We reluctantly have to take a £75 fully refundable deposit to discourage people from booking but not turning up.
  • If you attend the full programme then £75 will be refunded to your account on 20th April.
  • We’ll absorb the Eventbrite booking fees on your behalf.
  • We have a few places available for people who find it difficult to afford the deposit. Please email: [email protected] for restricted income places.

Waiting list:

  • Please join our waiting list if no tickets are available. We will contact you if more places become free.

Book your place: