A Create Your Life Series Program:  Everyone has a need for harmony, love, openness, communication, and deep friendship in relationships. Why then aren’t they always that way? There are so many facets. What will make that person respond? Who needs to change – him, her, or me? What’s my next step in understanding my relationships?

Relationships Are Really About Yourself

Relationships are the most powerful motivators for inner growth. Relationships with others are an unparalleled way to learn about yourself. In the mirror of others you have the opportunity to see your own choices and patterns.  

Explore Both External and Internal Aspects of Relationships

When the structure falls apart where do you turn? Living in a difficult situation, is it time to move on or stay and tough it out? How do you generate inner strength, clarity, and understanding of how to think and act? Learn where happiness comes from and how to live in harmony with higher powers.

In this weekend retreat we will explore:

  • Understanding the principles for successful relationships
  • Dispersing fears that create obstacles in relating to others
  • Clarifying what is working and what isn’t
  • Identifying what all relationships have in common
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Tuning into intuitive feeling; listening to inner guidance
  • Accepting differences without compromising your values
  • Developing unconditional love

One short weekend can dramatically change your ability to find fulfillment within yourself and in your relationships.

"The class was really a heart opener. It gave me concrete life tools to change and improve my relationships and actions. The material provided reinforced the presentations and will be a continued resource. Thank you!"  Carol W., Elk Grove, CA

"This course was so central to my higher self. Thank you for providing the knowledge and practical life skills to improve my life in so many ways."      —Lorna K, Sacramento, CA

"I know that all I have learned will encourage my growth as well as strengthen my relationships with my family, friends, and everyone I meet along the way.”  C.G., Real Estate Consultant, Santa Monica, CA 

"I was kind and compassionate and giving before. But at times I would get angry and resentful because I would have expectations for all the nice things I was doing. I’m sure I would outwardly project that. You cleared up that entire issue for me."    —L.B., CA 

"I recommend this for anyone seeking deeper understanding of their nature, behavior and to develop happy relationships—both with yourself and with others."   Elayne A., Davis, CA

"My whole relationship with my husband has changed. And the only thing that has changed is me. As a result of me changing he has changed."  —C.W., CA


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Nayaswami Mantradevi

Nayaswami Mantradevi

Ananda Minister and Counselor, Raja and Hatha Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Travel Host
What is a nayaswami?

Nayaswami Mantradevi teaches with insight, clarity and joy, gained from over 35 years of meditating and sharing yoga philosophy. Her concern for others is one of her key qualities, and she has the innate ability to communicate and apply spiritual principles to real life situations. Her classes are creative and experiential, with humor and discussions keeping them lively and interactive.

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Costs (NSMR)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Apr 5 – 7, 2019
  • Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019
  • Dec 6 – 8, 2019
$272 $350 $478 $440 $612

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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The Next Step in My Relationships starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

The Next Step in My Relationships starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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