Local Retreat

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Save the date: Our local spring retreat will be April 27-28 at the same beautiful place


18th Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Port Prayer in Frankfort, IL
(45 minutes outside Chicago)
Private room $250 ($230 before 2/​1) | Commuters $200

"I enjoyed this retreat very much - especially the facility. I needed to get away from the city and have some quiet reflective time and include Yoga and meditation. It was just what the doctor ordered. [Kali] is an excellent instructor and her calm truthful way is an inspiration!! Thank you."

See photos of a previous retreat here.
Click here and here for more photos.

You can now arrive early (on Friday) and stay that night in a hermitage.

Deepen your yoga practice and heal your body, mind and spirit at the peaceful Portiuncula Center for Prayer in Frankfort, 36 miles southwest of Chicago. Enjoy gourmet vegetarian meals and walk a sacred labyrinth in the magical, meditative setting of St. Francis Woods. The 50-acre campus of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart includes peaceful sitting areas, grassy knolls, fountains, a creek, and hiking trails.

This retreat will focus on the eight limbs of yoga, including the ethical roots, philosophy, pranayama (breathing), concentration, and direction towards the true goal of yoga - which is settle the mind into silence so that we can discover our true, peaceful nature. We will also chant and do plenty of postures! Saturday evening’s session will end with Yoga Nidra, or deep relaxation – which Sri Dharma Mittra calls the greatest antidote to impurities. We will also do Psychic Development to put power behind your thoughts. On Sunday we will do a special Maha Sadhana (complete) yoga practice, followed by lunch.

Suitable for all levels, this retreat starts Saturday at 9AM and ends Sunday at 1PM.

The fee for a private room with a shared bath for this one-night retreat (including lodging, vegetarian meals and instruction) is $250, or just $230 before February 1. The commuter fee (including all meals and instruction) is $200.

Register by mailing a registration form and check payable to Kali Om to Kali Om, P.O. Box 60401, Chicago, IL 60660. Or use PayPal (3% fee) and e-mail the registration form to kaliom108 [at] yahoo [dot] com:


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Students are asked to bring their yoga mat and any necessary props to the retreat, and to arrange their own transportation. If you have any questions about the use of the neti pot or mala beads, please bring these items with you.

Massages, facials and reflexology sessions are available on-site at the Povorello Holistic Center and must be booked in advance at 815.464.3808 or 815.464.3840. (There is free time from 1-4 on Saturday, and after the retreat on Sunday).

Click here for directions to the retreat.

*Retreat Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 30 days or more prior to the event receive a 50% refund. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event, a 50% credit will be applied toward any future retreat. No refunds or credits for cancellations less than one week prior to the event.


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