23-25, 2008, you can join a small group of individuals
for a cozy weekend that will feed your body, mind, and
spirit! Here’s a highlight of what your weekend will
two-night stay at the Peaceful Valley Ashram
Peaceful Valley Ashram, located less than two
hours from Pittsburgh, PA, was originally
constructed in the 1800s as a shelter for poor people. The ashram buildings are currently
unfolding into a shelter for those seeking health,
happiness, creative growth, and spiritual guidance.
The retreat will take place in the large main house,
beautiful enclosed front porch overlooking the
peaceful land, and part of the west wing. All ashram
bedrooms are nicely decorated and offer sleeping
arrangements for up to four guests in each. Visit
web site to learn more about this
beautifully serene location.
Meeting Leela Mata, a
world-renowned spiritual teacher and master of
Ayurveda and Yoga
Being in the presence of Leela Mata is
a true blessing. Her heart is open and her
interaction with each individual is unique and
filled with meaning. We’ll be taking photos during
the retreat so that you can have a special keepsake
of your meeting with Leela Mata.
Morning and Evening Satsang
Satsang includes a brief period of pranayama (a
simple, yet powerful, breathing exercise), a guided
meditation, chanting to raise the vibration within
all who attend, and a wisdom discourse by Leela
Mata. If you’ve never experienced Satsang, you are
in for a real treat! During the wisdom talk it is
not uncommon for each attendee to feel as though
Leela Mata’s words are spoken for his/her ears only,
and each comes away with a message or direction for
his/her path in this life.
Yoga (morning and late
The yoga classes include a gentle warm up and
cool down period, as well as traditional asanas
(yoga positions). The instructor is skilled in
teaching all levels during the same class, so that
everyone can enjoy a workout at his or her own
level. Someone with absolutely no yoga experience
will feel comfortable in this class, as will someone
who is extremely skilled in yoga.
Amazing ORGANIC, raw vegan
cuisine freshly prepared for you by Wendi Dee of
Wendi Dee will not only be serving you the most
delicious and beautifully presented meals, all
ingredients consist of fresh, high quality organics.
You’ll be experiencing vibrant, organic raw food meals that
will make you wonder why anyone would think cooked
food is better than what you are being served. On
the menu may be dishes like pancakes, “pasta” with
marinara or alfredo sauce and “meat” balls, “cheese”
dips and spreads, apple pie, and so much more!
Gift basket of raw food
When you arrive, a gift basket of raw food snacks
will be waiting for you in your room. Throughout
your stay there will be continual snacks made
available, so you may want to save your gift basket
to share with others when you return home. The
following companies have generously offered to
donate some of their products for your gift basket:
Gopal's Health Foods,
Street Living Foods,
Ancient Sun Nutrition,
Stuff by Mom & Me,
NaturalZing. Keep an eye on this retreat page to
see other companies that will be sharing delicious
raw food snacks with you!
Special retreat materials
Along with the gift basket, we have a special
retreat highlights, journal, and recipes collection
of materials bound together for you to take home.
The highlights of all that you experience during
your stay will be there for you to review as often
as you like. Recipes for all dishes served will also
Raw Foods 101 session
For those who don’t have a lot of experience with
raw foods, Wendi Dee will be holding a special
session to discuss the basics of consuming raw
foods. It’s easier than many people think and she’s
happy to introduce you to the basics and answer any
questions you may have.
Plenty of raw snacks
available throughout the day
Throughout your stay there will be continual
snacks made available (in addition to your meals).
We doubt it could happen, but please don’t hesitate
to ask for something if you feel the foods being
offered aren’t satisfying you or you’d like
something different. We are here to help you have a
wonderful retreat and we look forward to serving you
in any way possible.
Raw food prep
demonstrations by Wendi Dee
Your meals will be prepared with love
and attention to detail, and then beautifully
presented to you. Wendi Dee will demonstrate how
each meal was prepared, always amazing you with the
ease in which you can create such beautifully
vibrant, delicious foods in your own home after your
Pranayama instruction by
Pranayama is a form of breath control in which
your body becomes energized on all levels. Many of
us don’t realize how shallow our breathing has
become over the years. With pranayama, you
experience deep breathing that is very healing for
your body, mind, spirit, and emotions. In this
class, Leela Mata will instruct you in the art of
pranayama and you’ll have time to experience it for
One of your yoga sessions will be a specialized
class covering various positions that help the body
heal and cleanse. If you have any health concerns,
please let us know beforehand so that the instructor
can introduce specific yoga positions for you during
Evening bonfire (weather
Let’s hope for nice weather because a
bonfire on the ashram property will be a highlight
of your stay. Spending time in nature, seeing the
lovely stars that are barely visible from our city
views of the sky, hearing the crackle of the flames,
and feeling the peace and energy of sitting around a
fire are all something everyone should experience!
Raw Foods Q & A period
Be prepared with all of your questions about raw
foods! Wendi Dee will be there to answer all of your
questions—no question is too simple or silly. There
will be note cards available for those who want to
write down their questions, as well. This is your
chance to finally ask those questions that have been
puzzling you about raw foods!
Opportunity to add on other
services (massage, spiritual counseling, raw food
The Peaceful Valley Ashram and Pure Jeevan are
here to assist you in any way we can during your
stay. Please see our list of additional services
you are requiring some more one-on-one guidance
during your stay.
Opportunity to stay an
additional evening ( additional fee, includes bed
and two raw, organic meals)
Why not make the most of your visit? If you are
flying in and need to wait until the next day for
your flight, or you just want to make the most of
your retreat by staying an additional evening,
just let us know. You must reserve this extra
evening when you book your retreat.
Click here to view the daily schedule!
note that this is a special raw food spiritual retreat,
with an emphasis on spiritual practices (meditation,
yoga) and raw food health (organic meals). We understand
that every individual is unique in what he/she is
searching for in this life. For that reason, please do
not feel that you are held to the schedule we have
created for the weekend. If you require quiet time,
please take it for yourself. If you’d rather spend your
time meditating than learning how to prepare raw foods
or taking part in any of the yoga sessions, then please
meditate. You do not need to have experience with yoga,
meditation, or raw foods to enjoy this retreat. This
time is special for you, and we are here to help you
make the most of your weekend. Please let us know how we
can be of service to you, to help you in any way
possible during your stay.
With lots of love and light to all of you,
Dee and Leela Mata
*Add-on Services: (To
schedule any of these add-on services, or to inquire
about fees, you must contact either Leela Mata or Wendi
Dee before the retreat begins.)
Additional Ashram Services
Abhyanga (oil) Massage
Meeting with Leela Mata
Journey Through the Chakras (contacting your
spiritual guides and gaining spiritual instruction
for your development)
Regression Therapy (to shed light on present
circumstances and what influences the past life is
having on you)
Meeting with Wendi Dee
Mapping out a plan for adding more raw to your diet
Individual Specific Food Preparation Instruction
Individual Raw Food Menu Planning
THE RETREAT IS FULLY BOOKED!
Thank you for your
interest. If you missed out on this retreat, but would
like to be part of a future one, please send me an
Please note that this is an
introductory fee and these discounted prices will not be
offered in the future.
Please take advantage of the incredible
PureJeevan is more than happy to
accept payment via personal check or money order.
Contact Wendi Dee if you prefer this option.
Please note: If you are adding on any extra services at
the ashram, do not use this Pay Now button. Please
contact Wendi Dee.
Click here to view the daily schedule!
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT,
use either "Pay Now" button above, or if you
have questions, please email Wendi Dee
WendiDee@PureJeevan.com. She welcomes any questions
and looks forward to meeting you.