Event Information
Make Your Heart a Hermitage: Online Retreat Location: ONLINE via Zoom

with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
Thursday Evening through Sunday Morning, March 19-22, 2020

(streaming live and archived recordings)

Envelop yourself in the meditative bliss of the Divine Presence and then offer your actions in selfless service to share that Presence with other seeking souls. –Paramahansa Yogananda

You are warmly invited to participate in our online meditation retreat, especially designed to strengthen inner peace, build resilience, encourage balance, and most importantly, provide an opportunity to be enveloped in the bliss of the Divine Presence. Nothing is more transformative, or necessary, now.

  • Guided Silent Meditations throughout the Day
  • Daily teaching sessions with Yogacharya O’Brian
  • Easy to follow Hatha Yoga sessions
  • Chanting and Meditation
  • Support for healthy dietary choices and Walking Meditation

Registration is required (click date icon below to register). Upon registering you will receive a detailed retreat schedule, dietary guide, link to live streaming, and other support materials. You will also receive daily emails during the retreat that include additional support materials and links to recordings of previous sessions. 

This retreat is offered on donation basis. You can offer a donation during the registration process, or via PayPal. You will also have an opportunity to contribute throughout the retreat.


Thursday (3/19/20)

  • 4:00 pm   Orientation
  • 4:30 pm   Opening Session
  • 7:00 pm   Evening Session

Friday & Saturday (3/20 & 3/21/20)

  •   6:30 am  Morning Meditation
  • 10:00 am  Morning Session
  •   1:30 pm  Walking Meditation
  •   3:30 pm  Gentle Yoga & Meditation
  •   7:00 pm  Chanting & Meditation

Sunday (3/22/20)

  •   6:30 am  Morning Meditation
  • 10:00 am  Morning Session

NOTE: While we suggest attending all retreat sessions for the greatest benefit, we understand that people are dealing with many factors affecting schedules. We welcome you to attend any session you can for inspiration and spiritual support

Times listed above are Pacific Daylight Time. This retreat is available worldwide, in your time zone, wherever you are. Check the internet to determine the time difference in your state or country. For example morning sessions will take place live as follows: Western US 10am, Eastern US 1pm, Italy 6pm.

Recorded sessions will also be available if the live time is not convenient for you.