BodySong: Fall 2023, date TBA

A nourishing day of yoga, sound bath meditations and exquisite plant-based food at Matagiri Sri Aurobindo retreat center in the Catskill mountains. 



Participants will be given tools for regulating the central nervous system and restoring a sense of equanimity while incorporating specific techniques in sound and movement to their personal and/or professional healing practice. 




10-10:30 Welcome and introduction

10:30-11: Low Flow Yoga for opening and release

11-12: Vocal Toning of the Vagus Nerve with musical drone instruments for nervous system regulation and deep relaxation*.

12-1:15: Plant-based food ritual

1:15-2:00: Basic techniques in metal and crystal bowl playing for meditation and self-healing. TAP HERE FOR A SAMPLE 

2:00-3:00: Deep listening sound walk 

3:00-3:45: Gentle yoga practice. Self massage and yoga breathing techniques for reducing tension

4-5: Sound Bath with Yoga Nidra and meditation

*The vagus nerve is the main nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system which can become out of balance in times of stress. Toning the vagus nerve through voice work, breath, and creative visualization can help the body to return to a state of homeostasis and equanimity. When we vocalize through toning or chanting we are also exercising deep belly breathing and mindfulness and grounding in the present moment which stimulates the vagus nerve, thereby bringing about a rest and digest response in the central nervous system. 


A note from chef Lauren Tanchum:

All items on our menus are plant-based (vegan). We prepare all our meals in house, without preservatives using raw ingredients. We source all peak seasonal ingredients from local organic farms with adequate climate control factors in place.



Matagiri, located in Mt. Tremper, NY, is a place of solace for seekers to rest in beauty and serenity and to make inner progress. Matagiri collaborates with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville through the distribution of books, hosting visitors and educating through workshops and cultural events. Our retreat center land stewards Julian and Wendy and their sweet dog Radha live, teach and practice on this sacred piece of land that includes walking trails, a sanctuary, library and shop.