Retreats and Programs
Ongoing Daily, Weekly and Monthly Events:
(Also see Annual Events, below)
Mondays, 5 - 7 pm, Raja Yoga Class Series. These classes start with energization, hatha yoga, and meditation, followed by a discussion of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda as applied to daily life. Suggested donation $10. Email or call (808) 430-8009 for more information.
Wednesdays, 5:45 pm & 7:00 pm, Kirtan (sacred music) & Potluck. Chanting and meditation starting at 5:45 pm followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner at about 7pm.
M-F, 5:45 am-7:15 am, Daily Meditation and Yoga. We have guided group meditations every morning and most evenings in the Polestar Temple. On weekdays we start at 5:45 am with Paramhansa Yogananda's energization exercises and a brief hatha yoga session, followed by chanting and meditation ending at 7:15 am.
Fridays, 4:30 pm, Volleyball. Open to all ages and skill-levels. Experience the fun and joy of this energetic and accessible sport.
Saturdays & Sundays, 6:00-9:00 am, Long Meditation. On weekends we host a three hour meditation starting at 6:00 am (come early for energization / yoga); chanting breaks at 7:30 and 8:30 am, closing with Healing Prayers at 9:00 am, (on rare occasions we end earlier because of other events).
You are also welcome to join us on weekdays for a brief mid-day meditation starting around 12:15 pm.
Service Projects: We regularly volunteer at servicee projects throughout Puna and beyond and you are welcome to join the fun. Contact us for a current schedule.
Apprenticeship Program: Ongoing: runs for 1 – 2 months
Special Events 2013
Art, Spirit and Nature with
with Dana Lynne Andersen
February 24 - March 3
Melt into the healing balm of nature as you delve into your inner world. Ignite the spark of your creativity, rouse a wellspring of fresh energy, abundance and joy. Join us for a transformational experience of spirit, art, and nature with internationally renowned artist, Dana Lynne Andersen.
Yoga Intensive and Teacher's Training
with Bhavani Girard
March 20 - April 20
Deepen your practice of raja yoga and earn 200 hours certified yoga teacher training.
Polestar Sacred Music Festival
May 1 - May 5
Join us for 5 enlivening days of classes, workshops and performances. Polestar is a space for amazing, transcendental and completely accessible music experience.
Adventures in Spirit Summer Internship Program 2013
June 22 – July 1
This popular program is in its 16th year and also open to students of all ages. A feast of Spirit, with sadhana, service, music, adventure and community celebrations.
June 28 – July 1st
Perhaps our most relaxing and joyous celebration of the year! Three days camping on our favorite beach with swimming, snorkeling, dolphins, campfires, boogie boarding, volleyball, and music along with great company and fabulous food. Please email or call (808) 430-8009 for reservations or more information.
Independence Day Picnic and Celebration
Non-stop volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes, a giant slip and slide, face painting and fireworks in a drug and alcohol free environment are how we celebrate this traditional holiday – bring your family and some vegetarian fare for the barbecue!