Why is it that all the ancient indigenous cultures across the entire globe gave great significance to this time? Why was it celebrated in such profound ways? The ancients were deeply connected and attuned to the great life-force which permeates all living things. Thus, they possessed a depth of wisdom, a profound love which sustains and advances life.
This Winter Solstice — in the Life-Force Academy ‘Dharma Cloud’ — at a pivotal time in the history and evolution of our species and our personal journey of this lifetime, we will indeed celebrate.
We will celebrate by carving out the time and space in our life that is necessary to thoroughly purify the heaviness and tension of our life’s many stresses.
We will celebrate by enjoying the magnificent practices of yoga which revitalize our bodies and minds in ways that words don’t give justice to.
We will celebrate by journeying into deeply beautiful and transcendent meditative spaces which fill our bodies with the orgasmic bliss that permeates every cell.
We will feel at ease, energized, and inspired. Finally again, we have reconnected with our essence. Our spirit is alive and our life is renewed with creative purpose.
After 24 months of profound darkness, this Winter Solstice we return to light.
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All sessions can be attended live or via the on-demand recordings available immediately.
ABOUT THE 8 SESSION JOURNEY
By working with astrological archetypes, we are afforded a wisdom-rich mythology through which we can explore and elevate the inner energy of our minds and hearts.
By working with the Navgraha, or 9 planets of Vedic Astrology, we systematically purify and harmonize our entire human architecture — from the physical body to the ocean of our emotional waters, to the subtle winds of our life-force, to the transcendent quantum field of our nucleus-soul.
Here, we learn to live in the highest octave of our life journey.
FRIDAY 12/17/21 ☀️ 5:30pm - 8:00pm PT
Earth Element - Muladhara - Containment - Practicality - Capricorn/Aquarius
Bliss and love are all fine and good, but if you don’t build the container to hold them, it’s totally fleeting. Develop your core in the right way, and you can handle anything life brings you.
Our opening ceremony, Session 1, is a powerful experience that is not-to-be-missed. In this one special evening, we connect to our inner reality, where we find the strength and conviction to live our life in a way that activates our true depth. The practices, meditations, dharma poetry…the MUSIC! Session 1: Light of Saturn, is the inner foundation, the launchpad, of our entire Solstice journey.
SATURDAY 12/18/21 ☀️ 9:30am - 12:30pm PT
Water Element -Svadisthana - Expansion - Visionary - Sagittarius/Pisces
Prosperity is the fruit that grows from the tree of our inner wisdom. You are a wisdom-being by nature. To realize that is profound and humbling.
As a human, you have the capacity to carry great wisdom. All the faculties are already intact. We need only to rhythmically move our life-force, open the centers of consciousness and vibrate this magnificent human instrument of ours! All of creation is conspiring for your happiness! To feel that reality in our hearts is to feel boundless gratitude. As our heartfelt gratitude comes alive within us, it showers us with the benevolence of wisdom. Without a doubt, Session 2 will be total joy!
SATURDAY 12/18/21 ☀️ 2:30pm - 5:30pm PT
Fire Element - Manipura - Energy - Self-Confidence & Focus - Scorpio/Aries
What type of energy does your body have? What type of drive is there? What are your passions, and how much fuel do they want/need? How does your emotional energy project into your relationships? These are the great facets of Mars, and it’s a force that is one to be reckoned with.
Our ability to generate good energy and to move through our life with healthy emotional projection, depends largely on our Mars: the 3rd chakra, the inner fire. Here we activate our warrior, we give life to our substantive passions, and we feel ourselves emanating a visceral inner and outer light. In Session 3, we brighten the light of the inner fire.
SUNDAY 12/19/21 ☀️ 9:30am - 12:30pm PT
Air Element - Anahata -Inspiration - Love of Truth - Taurus/Libra
Think about it — here in this Universe, creative energy reigns supreme. Is there anything quite as powerful in our body as sexual energy? Perhaps only the Kundalini herself!
Creative love rules the world.To the Yogis, her name is Prakriti…Shakti — she who desires to become many! It’s said that through her womb the entire Universe was born. Venus is the flow of her creativity, sensuality, and the light of inspiration. She is our devotion to love and truth, our desire to dwell in an ocean of bliss. Session 4 is a flow of beauty, a ritual of sensitivity, enjoyment, and pleasure. It is a filling of our cup, a blossoming of our boundless heart.
SUNDAY 12/19/21 ☀️ 2:30pm - 5:30pm PT
Ether Element - Vishuddha - Expression - Intelligence - Virgo/Gemini
Visualize all of life, the pervading Universe, as a vast interconnected web of energy. Its network is infinite in nature, beyond our capacity to comprehend it with our ordinary thinking mind. What we put into the network, the web…we get back ourselves. If we communicate love, we will get back love. This is the foundation of harmonious communication. It is an art and a science.
Yet, our emotional turbulence distorts our communications. We repeatedly fail to represent the sound of our true hearts. Through the mystical, and wonderfully practical Kriyas of Kundalini Yoga, we can purify our inner network of thoughts, feelings, emotions, and desires — so they begin to consistently communicate the pulse of our heart & soul. In Session 5, we vibrate the cosmos — the cosmos clears the path.
MONDAY 12/20/21 ☀️ 9:30am - 12:30pm PT
Super Ether - Medulla - Intuition - Soma (bliss) - Cancer
How can we always feel at home? When we find ourselves feeling uncomfortable and in pain, what do we draw on for deeper comfort, genuine security? As children, we may have gained or lost our sense of inner security. Eventually, as we grow and heal, our inner security will no longer rely upon external support. When the emotional love of the body is metabolized by the subtle fire of the mind, the resulting light of bliss-clarity reveals an ever-present cozy space to dwell. In Session 6, we give our mind and heart the unshakable stability of our infinite home.
A happy mind brings us good health, a continuous stream of love into our lives, and a shine born of inner-confidence! We learn to feel proud of the life we’re living. Our sense of who we are expands far beyond the constriction of our mind’s polarization.
What word could ever describe who and what we are at the level of our supreme nature? There is simply nothing more magnificent than you. Recognizing that IS the journey. There are so many peaks and valleys, so many deep, dark seas to swim through. You will need the courage of a lion and the continual light of the sun to navigate such things. This is Kundalini Yoga of the Radiant Body. In Session 7, we brighten our field of radiance. From there, all things fall beautifully into place.
TUESDAY 12/21/21 ☀️ 7:00am - 9:30am PT
Crown - Radiant Body - Atma/Self - Eastern Horizon
What is your life going to be about, really? What story will be told?
The stage was set as an infant, the moment you gasped in your first breath. The conditions were absolutely perfect — somehow through the force of magnetism — the possibility of a heroic tale was set into motion. Without a doubt, it’s a love story, as every good story is.
There will be great challenges, sometimes greater than we’ll feel we can bear. But it is here that we’ll find our most precious treasures. We will learn what we’re really all about. We learn to wear the jeweled crown of our innate royalty. We realize we are the legend in our own mythology. By deeply experiencing our uniquely brilliant nature, we gift ourselves the joy of life. In our final session, we bring in the new light. The sun rises once again, illuminating the path forward!
How the Retreat Works:
The Solstice Retreat consists of eight sessions. The entire event will be streamed live, and recordings will be available after.
Each session is provided in video format. The week after the Retreat we will be adding audio files. The video format is dynamic and adds a visual element to the learning experience. The audio allows you to listen on the go!
You can stream the sessionslive from our website, or watch as a replay right away during or after the event, and/or download the video/audio files to your computer after the event concludes. This way you can enjoy the content offline after the event.
You will own the Retreat content forever and can access it at any time you wish. The virtual aspect of the event offers attendees the ability to relive the Retreat experience again and again.
Neo-Psychedelic World & Ethereal Wave band, SIMRIT, has created waves with packed theaters and concert halls, chart-topping albums, and raving fans worldwide that have powered a palpable musical movement. Transcending genres with their eclectic and eccentric blend of instruments and lineages, the SIMRIT experience is based around its lead singer–songwriter, Simrit Kaur, born in Athens, Greece, and adopted by Greek Americans into South Carolina. Filling out the SIMRIT sound and experience is Salif Bamakora on the 21-string West African kora, Shannon Hayden on electric cello (that she runs through a pedalboard with wild effects), and guitar, Jared May on bass & Moog synthesizer, and Devon Ashley on drums and other percussions. Their music is known for its hypnotic, deep-pocket groove, haunting beauty, edge, and psychedelic atmosphere.
It won't take very long after the music begins for you to realize that this isn't your average kundalini yoga experience. From the transcendent sounds, the hypnotic groove, world-class musicians, and Simrit's mesmerizing voice ...Get ready for lift-off!
SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"I loved the potency of the practices and the discipline it required to commit to the structure from home. The highlights for me were the energy I felt within and around me after the early morning sadhana and chanting, the connectedness to Jai Dev’s presence even through the virtual arena, the delicate and powerful music of SIMRIT, and praying for compassion in solidarity with a worldwide community during a time of great unrest." - Neema
"I really loved the format. It was wonderful to spend such concentrated time inside a virtual container that spanned several days with the community. The Zoom Room was so sweet. Of course, it's just amazing to have SIMRIT live there as well. It's just so special." - Kim
"It was amazing to be able to still attend - from my living room - and particularly during a pandemic! I love in-person retreats but I found that I could take longer breaks if needed at home, so I could set my own pace. I loved that it was virtual and it didn’t lose any of the potency." - Kristen
"I can't thank all of you enough for creating a sacred space for me to practice more deeply compassion and love for myself and others, and for going deeper into the practice of stillness and deep listening within myself. I felt calm and more connected to my essence, to what really matters." - Sue Ann
"I LOVED the live music. It really enhanced the experience. It also helped that Jai Dev addressed those of us in the Zoom room, encouraging us and reminding us of certain things as if we were all together in one space." - Becca
"I definitely feel calmer. Even though I don't see or interact with LFA members, I feel more connected and a part of the community. The retreat gave me a feeling of belonging. The experience gave me the luxury of time to stay with my connection to what truly matters and to the divine within and that has deepened my confidence as well as a feeling of peace." - Sue Ann
"After the Immersion was over and the challenging contraction of life occurred, I kept coming back to that opening...the one that has given me the lens to see from a mindful and observing place. It is a place where I can cultivate the ability to not grip to the pleasures of life or avoid the pain. It is a vantage point that is constantly being nurtured, but post immersion I've experienced an anchoring that feels substantive. Saying that I am grateful...well...words just seem to fall short." - Mary
"I was renewed in my commitment to a kundalini yoga practice. I loved the feel of the community from LFA and the immersion, even though it was virtual, still felt like such a great connection, energetically, with everyone who was doing the meditations around the world at the same time. That was incredible and to revisit that feels like a huge uplift for me in my sentiments towards humanity right now." - Emily
"I feel more self-compassion and trust my intuition more. My consistency towards my practice has increased, because I really got the message that I could dedicate my practice to the happiness of others, and it's just so delightful to continue to bring this into focus when I practice now." - Michelle
Jai Dev Singh is a yogi and internationally-renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher. He is the founder of the Life-Force Academy and has authored numerous courses on Yoga and Ayurveda. He is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and formerly served as the Clinical Director at the California College of Ayurveda. He travels all over the world sharing ancient yogic teachings and practices.