The Inspiration Behind The Sattva Summit Happening In Rishikesh, India This November
The Sattva Summit is a boutique conscious gathering, offering the opportunity for Yogis from across the globe to gather for a week of deep healing, expansion and reason-less joy at The Sattva Retreat, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Yogis will gather and deepen in their silence through daily group meditation and rituals, harmonize with the body in yoga practices with globally renowned teachers, connect to ancient yogic wisdom and the evolutionary teachings of consciousness, nourish their bodies with healing foods from leading Ayurvedic chefs of India, while enjoying live music, chanting, and dancing. There will also be the opportunity to discover the beauty that Rishikesh has to offer, through various excursions! The Sattva Summit is happening November 7-13, 2018.
We had the opportunity to speak with Annemarie Brown, director of The Sattva Summit, about the founder, Anand Mehotra's inspiration in creating the event.
What is the Inspiration behind The Sattva Summit?
The vision for the Summit arose from the land itself, and its desire to support individuals in their evolution. The Sattva Summit is about going deep with each other and connecting with the global family to celebrate our existence! And as this happens collectively, there can be an acceleration in the evolution of humanity as a whole. A tipping point can be reached where the collective state of consciousness is more awake than asleep and that is what is going to change the world. If we are really interested in that happening we have to sincerely look into open ways of discussing and joining our hearts and exploring the deeper aspects of who we are, through meditation, sacred rituals, the physical aspects of yoga, exploring wisdom with Masters and conscious conversations. Yoga is a great technology to make this happen. When we are speaking of yoga, we are speaking of the Vedantic teachings of the East, keeping this intention in mind is why we came up with The Sattva Summit. The invitation is for us to realize our own summit, the highest self within!
What makes The Sattva Summit different from other yoga festivals?
This is an intimate gathering, and at an intimate gathering there is more possibility of going deep. The Summit is going to be focused with many main events that all yogis can attend, rather than 10 yoga classes happening at once. It is made in this way to give each participant a personal practice or sadhana to leave here with. This is a conscious gathering where the concept of festival and retreat merge into one to be supportive of the individual and collective evolution. The vibration will be high and inspiring as the lightworkers of the world will all be here together in one place.
What would you say are the top 3 Reasons to attend The Sattva Summit?
1. The lineup of master teachers Anand Mehrotra, Gurmukh, Kia Miller, Tommy Rosen and many more!
2. The location. The Sattva Retreat is a true healing sanctuary located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of Yoga and home of the Rishis.
3. Personal Evolution. If you feel the call to evolve, this event will truly transform your life through going deeper into the authentic teachings of yoga in a sacred environment with conscious community!
Is there anything else you want the SF Yoga readers to know about The Sattva Summit?
This event is a celebration of existence and will enrich all aspects of your life!