November 2013 Newsletter

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I remember a bit of my mother's advice when I was a boy: “It's better to be a live chicken than a dead duck.” Of course she was trying to help me avoid doing stupid things like jumping off a bridge because my friends wanted to. (I'm still working on it, Mom.) But how different is it when we go along with doing other foolish things because the people around us are doing them? Or perhaps saying unkind or negative things? Or maybe just getting into situations with degrading energy?

Take the high ground. Seek out those who will support you being the best you can be. Even if that means being alone a little more than you might like. Lighten your vibration, and that will magnetize better friends.

Take a look at some of the basic assumptions that guide your life. Have those assumptions come from people of true wisdom? Follow the best; follow the guidelines of spiritual teachers through the ages.

Timothy Hickey

Blessings on your journey,


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Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat
4-day Thanksgiving weekend

November 27 - December 1, 2013

Holidays are a perfect time to recharge your body and refresh your spirit. Join other like-minded souls and rediscover your inner peace through yoga, meditation, and inspiring activities. Enjoy a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner with delicious nutloaf and all the trimmings.

A Touch of Light
Inspiration from Jyotish & Devi

Jyotish and Devi - A Touch of Light

“... we need to relax all the mental energy committed to worrying or thinking about projects. I've found that if I determinedly let these little problems go, when I sit to meditate they will wait for me to finish.”

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Walking with William the Conqueror
Experience the Spiritual Power of Yogananda's Past Life in Northern France and Southern England

June 22 - July 3, 2014

yogananda and hastings

Led by Catherine Kairavi, author of Two Souls, Four Lives and Richard Salva, author of Walking with William of Normandy, who says “When I heard that Yogananda had been William the Conqueror, I was fascinated. My wife and I traveled to Normandy to visit places made famous by William and Lanfranc. We were overwhelmed by the powerful blessings we experienced there. The pilgrimage was so meaningful to us that we repeated it two years later. I would like to share those blessings with you.”
(French or UK segment only is an option.)

walking with William of Normandy Two Lives - Four Souls Sacred -place

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The "happiness retreat" pic of the month

Kalidas and Melody on the bridge

Yoga teacher Melody and husband Kalidas .. joyfully awaiting
photo courtesy of Barbara Bingham - Joyful Photography


November is Personal Retreat PLUS month
More programs and  20% off regular personal retreat.

See website calendar
for full listing.


Learn How to Meditate
December 6 – 8

Special Events

Living with a Grateful Heart: A Thanksgiving Retreat
November 27 – Dec 1

Holiday Give-Away
December 1 – 6  
 25% off and
 $25 Boutique Voucher

Sharing the Joy: A Christmas Getaway
December 22 – 26

New Year Renewal: Relax, Recharge, Refocus
December 29 – Januray 2, 2014

Creativity & Growth

Life Transitions: What's My Next Step?
November 8 – 10

Ananda School of    
Yoga and Meditation

Yoga Therapy Training for Seniors and Osteoporosis
December 1 – 4   CEU-gif

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
December 4 – 7   CEU-gif


Vibratory Healing Experience
November 8 – 10

How to Live with More Energy!
November 15 – 17

Healing with Divine Energy
November 22 – 24

Spiritual Growth    

First-Timers' Weekend
November 15 – 17

Sri Yukteswar and The Holy Science
November 22 – 24

An 11th Step Retreat
December 6 – 8


Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Retreat
November 29 – December 1
 15% off

Holiday Yoga Getaway
December 27 – 29

Spiritual Travel

Ananda Yoga vacation to Costa Rica
December 1 – 8, 2013

Ayurvedic Healing Retreat In Kerala, India
February 7 – 14 or 19, 2014

Walking with William the Conqueror, France and UK
June 22 – 29, or July 3, 2014

There's more!
See Calendar for
complete listings.

Personal Retreat
with guided activities or not,
available almost all the time.

The Karma Yoga Program
a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and ashram setting.

Recipe for November

From Vegetarian Cooking
for Health and Vitality

Fenugreek Licorice Tea
Fenugreek contains enzymes that help digest plant protein. Great for vegetarians.

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