Chelsey Kap & Nandini warmly invite you to join in a weekend of natural retreat and yogic practices. The goal of this weekend is to return feeling rejuvenated, centered and clear, and for the practitioner to have a taste at what it feels like to live a yogic oriented way of life. During the course of the retreat classes of meditation, pranayama and asana will be offered with careful and adaptable instruction. Students of all levels or experience with yoga are welcome! You are invited to participate in centering and silent time in nature during our free time and woodland walks. Each day there will be programming of Vedic rituals and scriptural study offered by Ananda Ashram as well as daily vegan meals and lodging. There will be special programing TBA on our last day before our parting meal together. 

This is a moment to take a break from the every day pattern of mundane life, draw the senses inward and experience the magic of collectively making the effort to center ourselves and connect with who we are. 

Space is Limited! Save $100 when you sign up early.


Typical Day Schedule (Fri & Sat)

  • 7:15am Pranayama

  • 8am- Light Breakfast

  • 9am- Meditation & Homa (Vedic Fire Ceremony)

  • 9:45am- Scripture Study/ Yoga Philosophy

  • 11am- Vinyasa Yoga

  • 12:30pm- Lunch

  • 1:30pm- Free Time/Casual Activity

  • 3:45pm- Workshop Class

  • 5:30pm- Dinner

  • 7:30pm- Homa & Meditation/Evening Program

About Your Retreat Leaders

Chelsey Kap is a Certified Rolfer™️ and Advanced Yoga Instructor whose aim is to help you feel amazing, free and powerful in your body. She began teaching in 2013 and now holds over 1,100 hours of formal training. She has practiced since she was a teenager in a Buffalo suburb, where the only yoga studio in town captured her heart and planted the seeds for a life-long commitment to the practice. 

Chelsey’s teaching style focuses on “waking up” the body, creating new awareness of its intricate workings and instilling unshakable confidence in its abilities. She does this with intelligent sequencing, informed by studying her own body on the mat every day. She also utilizes safe hands-on assists, novel alignment cues, and a big dose of love and play. Her favorite part of any class is when everyone laughs while attempting a challenging new pose!

When Chelsey is not on her mat or seeing clients, she enjoys eating lots of vegan food, traveling, burying her face in books, and planning her next professional moves (as of this writing she’s just launched @jaimamalas Mala Beads!)

Follow Chelsey on Instagram


As a native New Yorker, Nandini found her way to her first yoga class when she was 14. She immediately resonated with many aspects of the yoga traditions and sought to practice at various studios around NYC. She has been practicing consitently since for the last 18 years. 

 In June of 2013, Nandini attended the Jivamukti 300hr YTT in Costa Rica co taught by Rima Rani Rabbath, Jules Febre & David Life. She then continued on to complete the 800hr Jivamukti Teacher Apprenticeship Program with her Mentor Rima Rani Rabbath and has taught in the tri-state area for over 6 years.   

Nandini brings an authentic and organic component to her classes. Warm, nurturing and focused, her soothing tonality creates an environment welcoming to any student encouraging trust in themselves and their ability to deepen in concentration. Her clear direction, experience with the practice and constructive alignment cues make a safe and inviting container for learning and exploration of the yoga postures. She encourages practitioners to question and search inside themselves, become inspired, and always develop lightness and humility to guide their experience. 

You can follow Nandini on Instagram @Nandiniyogini

Rooms & Reservations

…are filling up fast! Select your ideal option and e-mail us using the form below to sign up.

Dorm Bed: sleeps 8, for the budgeter who doesn’t mind communal living! $790 Early Bird - only 4 spots left at this pricing , afterwards it is $890

Semi-Private Room: sleeps 2, perfect for couples and friends! $850 Early Bird - only 4 spots left at this pricing, afterwards it is $950

Includes all meals, your choice of lodging, and all classes. Does not include transportation to/from the ashram.

Reserve your space with a $200 non-refundable deposit. Balance due Aug. 26th, 2019

Refunds, (less your non-refundable deposit), are available up to a month prior to start date of  the retreat. All fees are nonrefundable for cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to start date.


Sign Me Up!

To register for this retreat, please fill out the following form using your preferred e-mail address. In the Message box, please indicate whether you are requesting a semi-private or dorm bed, and for how many guests. Nandini (our super-accountant!) will verify the availability of your selection and request a deposit of $200 per person in your party.

Name *



Ananda Ashram is tucked within several acres of private woodland property.

13 Sapphire Road Monroe, NY 10950