Beyond the Beyond: Meditation and Pranayama Retreat 
50-Hr Meditation Retreat and Workshop in Whole-Self Awareness

For Yoga Practitioners and Teachers


2016 Dates TBA


• Directed by Devarshi Steven Hartman

• This program is open to anyone wanting to learn how to meditate

• 50 hours credit towards Nosara Yoga Institute 1000-Hour Certification
• 50 Yoga Alliance CEUs


“All yoga practices are designed to lead one to an experience of being infinite, eternal, and whole.  An experience of being infinite, eternal and whole is beyond a mental belief that you are infinite eternal and whole.  The mind’s concepts and beliefs cannot get there, so at some point you must leap from mental experience into another realm.”

-- “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita”
by Devarshi Steven Hartman

This is the meditation workshop you’ve been longing for, as well as the awareness training you wish you had received at the beginning of your life journey. In a supportive, bliss-seeking setting, you will learn and practice the fundamentals of meditation as set forth in the ancient yogic texts.


Consider the value of spending one week of your life exploring the hidden dimensions of your natural intelligence through meditation. One week with yourself can give you a relationship of peace and inner stillness that will last a lifetime.

In the pristine garden jungle of the Nosara Yoga Institute discover the power of nature as your teacher, and experience a heightened sense of awareness that endures all of life’s circumstances and physical locations.


What are the benefits of “training your awareness?”

The basic practice of developing your awareness is at the heart of everything we are seeking. Attention is the starting line. By training yourself to take charge of your attention, you will find that it is not as hard as you may have made it, as boring as you may have imagined, or as complicated as you may have been told. It is natural. Awareness waits for us to rest in it.

Throughout this training, you will:

        • Discover your personal way of directing your attention where it naturally wants to go

        • Learn to detect the conditioned, habitual, mental and emotional patterns that hijack your awareness

        • Make friends with the power of your will as an ally to welcome the wandering mind back to the experience of your whole self

        • Develop the ability to be truly present, to experience the outrageous moment fully

        • Experience your own state of wholeness, in union with the world around you, a state of union that yogis for generations have described as “witness consciousness”


Through individual practice, reflection, and partnering activities, you will uncover a pathway towards your own inner teacher. By exploring a range of practices from stillness to mindful movement, mantras, mudras, silence, exploring nature, breathing and other yogic practices, you will find the keys that work for you, enabling you to pass through the doorway of Atha (now).

At the end of this experience, you will leave with:

      • An inspiring set of tools to help yourself and others enjoy the experience of this inner landscape

      • Personal experience of heightened states of awareness as a result of numerous mediation techniques that help bring presence to all you do

      • Personal reflections on the dynamics of leading these experiences for your students, and how to incorporate them into your own practice beyond the training

      • A foundation in the classical tools of pranayama and meditation that result in the unveiling of the whole self

      • More equanimity in the face of all that life offers you

      • The potential of unwinding habitual patters that have held you back

      • The ability to creatively shift the way you see and relate to the world

      • A community of students and friends that share a life of expansive freedom of choice



Tuition:      $ 995.00

Early Bird: $ 800.00 (Paid in full 3 months prior to start date)



If you have any questions, please get in touch with us and we'll be glad to help.