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Weekend Yoga Retreat with Nicolai Bachman and Lori Gaspar

A fun and informative weekend including talks and discussion with Nicolai Bachman on Sanskrit Basics, Chakras, Mantra, and more, as well as yoga practices with Lori Gaspar, owner of Prairie Yoga. Nicolai will also perform a scaled-down version of the Vedic Fire Ceremony.


1926 N Main Street, Wheaton IL, US 60187

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Nov 21 to
Nov 23
11:00 amto05:30 am

Fri 7-9:30pm The Elemental Cakras: Subtle Body Evolution
Sat 8:30-9:45am Asana with Lori Gaspar
Sat 10:00-12:30pm Mantra Recitation
Sat 2:00-4:30pm Origins of Yoga w/Vedic Fire Ceremony
Sat 4:45-5:30pm Relax, Receive, and Restore
Sun 8:30-9:45am Asana with Lori Gaspar
Sun 10:00-12:30pm Yoga Sutras: Understanding Suffering



Includes all sessions w/meals and lodging.
All sessions w/vegetarian lunch and no lodging is $250.
Indiv sessions $60 each.

Full Description

Explore and experience the broader tradition of yoga in a retreat setting with Nicolai Bachman and Lori Gaspar. Learn the ancient yogic perspective on the chakras, what Sanskrit mantra is, how it works, how the sacred syllables are pronounced, and the origins of yoga. We will also explore the idea of suffering according to the Yoga Sutras, including what we can learn from it and how we can apply this knowledge for personal growth and to avoid future suffering. Nicolai will lead all lectures, perform a sacred and powerful Vedic Fire ceremony, and chant beautiful Sanskrit verses and mantras while each participant rests in shavasana. Both mornings will begin with carefully guided yoga asana practices led by Lori.