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27th Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Port Prayer in Frankfort, IL
(45 minutes outside of Chicago)

$275 before 8/1, $300 after

includes instruction, private room, and exquisite vegan meals 

Commuters (not staying overnight) $250 before 8/1, $275 after

Register before 8/1 and save $25

Space is extremely limited; please register early to insure your spot



"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.

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 vegan 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.


Our primary practice will be based on Dharma Yoga, a complete and healing practice named for NYC-based yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra, which includes postures, breathwork, Yoga Nidra, philosophy and meditation. It opens the body quicky, and adapts well to all levels (even raw beginners). Pose variations will be given so that all everyone feels comfortable / challenged. 

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 $300 or $275 for commuters (not staying overnight), including all meals and instruction. If you register before 8/1, the fee is $275 overnight, $250 commuters.


Please register early, as space is extremely limited

Register by using Paypal (includes Paypal fees)* and filling out the form below and e-mailing it to kaliom108 [at] yahoo [dot] com:

*To avoid Paypal fees, you may use Venmo (sorry, no Zelle) to kaliom108@yahoo.com; please put "Oct. 2024 Retreat" in memo. Or you may send a check for a $5 handling fee; please email kaliom108@yahoo.com for mailing address. 





Please copy and mail or E-mail to: kaliom108 [at] yahoo [dot] com,



Retreat Cancellation Policy

Nobody books a retreat with the intention of canceling, but unexpected events do occur - so please keep this in mind before you commit.  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 a future retreat. No refunds or credits for cancellations less than one week prior to the event.  Exceptions to the cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be given for failure to attend, complete, or for arriving late or leaving early. Please note that retreat fees will be refunded only if the retreat is cancelled minus transaction fees. Changes in the dates, location or for a partially completed retreat are not considered a cancelled retreat. In this case refunds may not be possible.


Students are asked to bring their yoga mat, facemask, 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 815.464.3880 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.


You may arrive on Friday and stay that night in a hermitage for an additional fee; arrangements for this must be made directly through the Port for Prayer (815.464.3880)


*Please note that this retreat may not be a good fit for someone who is pregnant or new to yoga.