You are God. In a body made of God.

Being Human.

-Durga Ma, Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga Master and Founder of ISLAdevi

All events are listed in order by date

Weekly Satsang and Meditation

Satsang “seeing Truth” is considered to be an essential component of the spiritual journey. This is a traditional gathering a spiritual seekers who come together for spiritual community and practice. We strengthen our commitment and devotion to our journey and one another through this practice, and gain insight and knowledge through the collective energy of being with one another.

All are welcome to join for this gathering. It is led by Anandi, direct disciple of Durga Ma and Yogacharaya (teacher) of the Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga lineage. The intention of these gatherings is to experientially encounter a deeper truth of reality and our existence, strengthening our connection to ourselves and Truth/Divine/God while connecting with our spiritual brothers and sisters.

ISLAdevi ashram – 203 Highland Ave. Torrington, CT 06790

Friday’s 7-8:30pm (doors open at 6:30)

Suggested Donation – $10

**Parking is available on Mt. Pleasant Terrace along the side of the ashram (located at the corner of Highland Ave. and Mt. Pleasant Terrace). For more information please contact the ashram via email. **

** LIVE streaming of this event will be available for people who are unable to attend beginning in September 2019. Be sure that you are on our mailing list if you would like to attend virtually, so you receive the links and can register to participate.**

Natural Meditation Experience

Meditation has become widely known and accepted for relaxation, emotional, mental, and health benefits all over the world. But did you know there is more to it? Meditation can go beyond the body benefits to bring about spiritual awakening and Self-Realization, which amplifies every other benefit exponentially. 

When it is done right.

But isn’t meditation just sitting up straight and being quiet for awhile? Not quite. Even sitting upright is an option, not a requirement. Would you be interested in experiencing a rare from of effortless meditation, used for centuries by the immortal masters of yoga?

Join Anandi for a Natural Meditation experience, using sound composed specifically for this form of meditation, and allow yourself a new and powerfully effective way to approach 

  • Spiritual awakening and Self-Realization
  • Inherent joy and happiness
  • Improved sense of wellbeing
  • Increased energy and decreased physical pain

Without having to use techniques and efforts to be successful. This is one of the most powerful antidotes to overwhelm that you can give to yourself. No previous experience is necessary, and all are welcome regardless of your existing practice/beliefs. 

Sacred Rivers Yoga Studio – East Hartford

Monday, September 23rd 9:00-10:30am

Thursday, October 24th 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: $25 per session

Awakening (Natural Meditation) Retreat

Registration opens August 15th

In a world that demands our attention, meditation is the antidote to overwhelm and the key to our freedom and happiness. Join us for a unique experiential form of meditation used by the original ancient masters, kept in secrecy for over four centuries.

Natural Meditation has gone by many names over time, but has been passed down exclusively through a lineage of enlightened masters* to initiates until now…

Expereince the benefical power of a meditation that

-Will accelerate spiritual awakening
-Requires no effort
-Is easy, enjoyable, and doesnt require a static uncomfortable posture

It was Durga Ma who was charged to bring back this form of meditation, and knowing how powerful it is, she made it accessible and applicable to anyone who wanted to expereince the benefits of meditation without necessarily going as far as being intitated into a formal lineage.

The combination of this practice, led and taught by Durga Ma’s predecessor and closest disciple Yogacharya Anandi, and the beautiful natural environment of Nature’s Gate Retreat Center is an amazing way to

– Begin your journey with authentic knowledge and practice
– Awaken and enliven your exisiting spiritual journey
– Go deeper into the mystery of existence

So you can integrate and your expereince into your everyday life.

For more details or questions, please email Anandi

October 11th 7:00pm – October 12th 4:30pm
Cost: $79 early bird pricing before 9/20
$115 includes meals (healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks)

Accomodation @ Nature’s Gate is not included and is limited to first come, first serve. Please contact Elandara for inquiry and reservations

*the lineage of enlightened masters of Natural Meditation (Sahaja Yoga, Surrender Yoga, Shaktipat Kundalini Yoga) began with Adinatha (first Master), Lakulish (28th incarnation of Lord Shiva), Swami Kripalavnanda (Swami Kripalu), Yogeshwar Muni, Durga Ma (avatara)

Natural Meditation Workshop

“I should probably meditate more.” 

You know that meditation produces a wild array of beneficial results for regular practitioners. Maybe you even meditate regularly, but haven’t found the joy and inspiration that makes you  want to meditate every day.

It’s hard to do something when you don’t want to do it. Even when you know it’s good for you.

Meditation has become widely known and accepted for relaxation, emotional, mental, and health benefits all over the world. But did you know there is more to it? The “more” is the very thing that might be keeping you from doing it, simply because you don’t know what’s missing!

This workshop takes a hands-on look at the technology of meditation:

  • What meditation actually is
  • How it works
  • How to do it successfully 

So you can experience the benefits and understand them in a way that inspires you to meditate more, and get more beneficial results. Meditation can be FUN. 

This is not for people who want to sit straight and try to empty their mind of thoughts. It is for people who are ready to open themselves up to experiencing meditation without effort or trying to control their mind.

Join Anandi for a Natural Meditation Workshop, where she will lead and guide your meditation experience while teaching some of the elemental principles, with hands-on experiments to demonstrate how powerful meditation, and YOU really are!

Some of the topics will include:

  • The two types of meditation and the difference between them
  • What attention is and how to master it
  • How meditation dissolves overwhelm and pain
  • Why meditation improves our relationships
  • How meditation increases vital energy and gives us access to our inherent power

Take your Self journey to the next level and join us for this unique workshop, where you will be fully supported by an experienced guide. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate regardless of experience or background. 

Sacred Rivers Yoga – East Hartford

Saturday, October 26th 11:00-2:30pm

Cost: $49