Healer Teacher



Abide In The Heart Retreat with Marisa and Devadas

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December 8 -10, 2017

Yoga + Kirtan

"The voice is at once music, meditation, and medicine."

You are invited to come as you are to move, breathe, and sing your way into that soft place in your heart, that still place in your mind, and that deep connection between us that are always there, waiting for us to pause and feel them.

These 2 nights and 3 days are nestled in between late fall and early winter, between holidays. If this is a time of year that you want to take time to take care of yourself, to reconnect to your center and nurture your connection with essential Love, bring yourself on this blissful retreat.

What will happen

We will experience yoga, meditation, and healing sound daily. Yoga classes will be engaging in a way that balances the energy in your the body and brings your attention into the present moment, leaving you deeply relaxed and in touch with a steady presence of love within. Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, each class will incorporate slow flowing movements, longer held postures, and long luscious relaxation as well as guided breathing techniques and learning to use your voice in your postures. Extraordinary musical accompaniment will soothe and elevate your spirit. Kirtan (call and response singing - no experience necessary) will melt away inhibitions, bring out your inner radiance, and leave you in a blissful state of feeling more and thinking less. The richness and beauty of the 95 acres at Lifebridge Sanctuary will provide plenty of space to roam on the trails or gaze at the views to help you reflect and collect yourself. Each lovingly prepared meal will offer us an opportunity to share delicious food and relaxed time together. 

Weekend Plan


4:00 Check-in
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Welcome circle
7:30 Restorative Yoga with Live Music and Reiki


7:00 Morning Meditation
8:30 Breakfast
10:00 Hatha-Vinyasa Integrative Yoga with pranayama, meditation, and sound healing relaxation
1:00 Lunch
3:00 Breath and Voice Workshop with OM Bath and Sound Healing
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Kirtan!


7:00 Morning Meditation
8:30 Breakfast
10:00 Hatha-Vinyasa Integrative Yoga with Live Music
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Check-out


  • meditative morning movement and gentle singing
  • dynamic and restorative yoga with deep pranayama and sound
  • voice workshop with OM Bath and sound healing
  • lively kirtan  (no experience necessary) with Devadas
  • meditation, breathing, and mantra practices to bring home
  • personal time to explore the grounds or rest at the fireplace
  • 2 nights at the *gorgeous* Lifebridge Sanctuary (unless commuting)
  • 6 *amazing* organic vegetarian meals made by local chef Holly Shelowitz of Nourishing Wisdom
  • stunning mountain views and fresh air
  • acceptance, inclusion, connection, time to take care of yourself and be taken care of
  • and more



Marisa Bonfanti

Healer, Thai Yoga Bodyworker, Aroma Acupoint Therapist and yoga teacher
based in the Hudson Valley, NY.  

On this retreat, you will experience Marisa's dynamic and restorative group experiences that integrate yoga, voice, breath work, and deep meditation. She'll provide a way into accessing and expressing your authentic voice and facilitate clearing a path for you to abide in your heart.





Kirtaniya, composer and artist hailing from Brooklyn, New York. 

On this retreat, Devadas will lead lively call and response chanting which creates a powerful atmosphere for opening the heart wide open in a grounded and blissful way. He will offer wisdom about how kirtan connects us to the sacred within us and how to bring it into our daily life. 




Commuter - $308 (includes all meals)

Shared Room - $458

Single Private Room - $558

Non-refundable Deposit to reserve your space - $250

Sign Up

Thank you for your interest in joining us. Registration is now closed for this event.

Sign up for Marisa's newsletter at the bottom of this page and follow her
on Instagram @marisabonfanti_healerteacher for other events and offerings.

Visit devadasmusic.com or find him on Facebook to find his upcoming events. 


Lifebridge Sanctuary

click link above for all transportation details (bus, car, train, taxi)
Lifebridge is in Rosendale, NY
with spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains
on a gorgeous property that won't disappoint
and beautifully designed interior spaces

less than 2 hours North of NYC
4 hours West of Boston
2 hours North of Princeton, NJ


Contact Marisa to ask any questions.

We're looking forward to being on retreat with you!


the heart is :  the pulse is :  the breath is :  the voice is :  the body is :  the heart is