The next "Dayville" will be March 18th, 2017.


~ Krishna Chaitanya  ~

"The Wave of Love; Bhakti Yoga"

 A Yoga Day Retreat with Laurel, Dan & Friends

Saturday March 18th, 2017

Center for Spiritual Living; in the Sanctuary

4100 Benfield Dr. in Kettering Ohio

12:30 to 5:30 pm - cost is $35

Registration has begun. Our next "Dayville" Yoga retreat will be dedicated to the extraordinary life and teachings of the Indian saint and reformer Sri Chaitanya (1486-1533), born in West Bengal. He taught the path of fearless devotion, known in Sanskrit as bhakti yoga, and shared his love for Krishna with tens of thousands across India. His life embodied his message of love, and transformed 16th century India with his spiritual movement based on sacred chanting (kirtan). Chaitanya's message was simple; look for the company of those devoted to service of the Divine and together hear about God and chant the Divine names. Love will grow and lasting happiness will  be found. The yoga retreat will include stories about Chaitanya's life and teachings. We'll immerse ourselves in yogic practices of hatha yoga, pranayam, yoga nidra, chanting, meditation, live music and theatric reenactments about Chaitanya's inspiring life and teachings.  

There will be a 15 minute silent break with snacks in the middle of the day. The day will conclude around 5:30 pm with a communal vegetarian meal of kitchiri. 

We will not be having Matri Satsang following the Dayville Retreat.

"Drown deep, in the waves of Bliss, chanting His name continuously." Sri Chaitanya

We are continuing to appreciate and reap benefits from the Yogic Day Retreats that have been referred to as "Dayville" by participants. People who have been to the Grailville Retreats over the past twenty years have commented, "It's like Grailville, only in one day." Hence, the name "Dayville!" The energy of the groups in the day retreats have been highly enlivening and offers the opportunity for great insight, peace and awakening to the Self. The intent of these yogic retreats for the past three years has been to create a series of "pilgrimages" to Indian sages and Ashrams "in our own backyard". Connecting with Self-Realized sages through stories, teachings, traditional yogic practices, natya yoga (yoga of theatre) and inspiring music is a beautiful gateway to our True Self. Each "Dayville" is a unique experience of exploring the many ways we can live in our Natural Selves. Whether you've been attending "Dayville" all along or decide to join in the pilgrimage at this point, it doesn't matter; each day and evening of these immersions in the Self are complete in themselves. 

Dayville Retreat Participant Comments

"The darshan of the Master moves us . . . to the place where we yearn only to be in the cave of his heart. To hear the drop of the cave water like a clear single bell. To rest in the heart of meditation. We are transformed in the cave of the heart." - Janaki's poetic reflection on her participation in the recent "In Divine Presence" day retreat.

"Thank you for Saturday's bliss! I felt such a deep feeling of returning home....The message and spirit of Papaji and Maharishi "Already Free!" and a god that never disappears were so accessible and ALIVE! - AC

"Thank you both for the truly wonderful Buddha Day. I have not felt such deep stillness in a very long time. You create the perfect atmosphere for spiritual deepening. Dan's music is a perfect compliment to Laurel's teaching. It's just exquisite." -  MM

"The beauty & deep peace of the day, like a roadway one can follow back into that inner space of silence. Thank you Dan & Laurel for continuing to open that path to the heart of stillness for us all." - JV

"Thank you so much for Buddha Day. Not having to think of formulating words for a few hours was so powerful. I am reaping many blessings from the workshop." - SS

"I enjoyed all the retreat days I have attended. I loved walking meditation & plan to continue that. You & Dan do a great job. Knowing you has helped me grow spiritually & professionally." - SK

"Thank you so much for the learning & experience no one could ever get with mere reading. Nowhere else on earth I'd rather be but in this state .... of Bliss!" - KS

"Oh, what a feeling of love and belonging comes from our Dayville retreats. The flow of the day was seamless, and the intermingling of Laurel leading yoga in her special way made it easy on the body; a day without aches and pains. So many details were obviously prepared with great care. It was a truly joyful day having Shankar's teachings of Vedanta remind me, 'Immortal Self, I Am.' OM Tat Sat!" -Janaki

K I R T A N  &  S A T S A N G



devotional call & response chanting 

1st Saturday of each month

7:00-9:00 pm 

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(Satsang means association with Reality.)

chanting & meditation 

3rd Saturday of each month

7:00-9:00 pm


4100 Benfield Dr in Kettering

$5 donation appreciated.


2015 Grailville Spring Yoga Retreat
April 17th - 19th 2015
The cost is $175 for the weekend, which includes vegetarian food, lodging, and classes. A check secures registration. Retreat is full, waiting list is available in event of cancellation. Cancellations made before March 17th can be refunded. No refunds will be made 
March 17th unless we can fill your space.
Location: Grailville Retreat Center 
932 O'Bannonville Road, Loveland OH 45140
This was our last Grailville Retreat after meeting twice a year for 20 years. Grailville will no longer be a retreat Center. They are shifting to organic farming.

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