WELCOME TO THE AWLS GATHERING
A WOODLAND SUMMER RETREAT
WITH GURU JAGAT
JULY 26 – 28, 2019 | NEW LEBANON, NY
🦅 “I want to make a chick, a hawk, and that to be a golden eagle. There shall be grace in her feathers, in her flies, in her existence. However, God may not give me time to accomplish my goal, but I personally feel it can be left in your safe hands. This is the only way left to us as human being to save our future, to save our children, to save our coming generations and bring to us the peace, the God and the happiness. Thank you very much.” – Yogi Bhajan 1977
WHAT IS THE AWLS GATHERING?
The Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society Experience is a three-day off the grid retreat to completely reconfigure your reality. Through deep spiritual practice and collective ceremony with other powerful women, you will:
- Feel more joy and intimacy with yourself, the earth, and a sophisticated community of Women
- Experience revelatory breakthroughs in your self-concept as a Woman and Leader
- Advance the spirit of creativity, wonder, and miracles in your everyday life
WHO SHOULD COME?
If you’re a member of Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for…get ready to party and commune with your fellow Queens from all over the world.
If you’re non-member that’s curious about AWLS, then go here to get all the details about it and sign up. If these otherworldly practices and women’s teachings are intriguing to you, then you should come.
If you want to experience a vivid, electrifying transformation of consciousness and being, then you should definitely come. Again, you do not have to be a current member of AWLS to join us for this experience!
WALKING UP THE MOUNTAIN
This is the second ever in-person gathering of AWLS — Guru Jagat’s online global community for radiant catalysts of change — and it’s shaping up to be an exhilarating adventure.
Mount Lebanon has long been a place for seekers and explorers, from the original Native peoples to the Shaker Society and the Sufis, who are now it’s modern-day stewards. We’ll be nearly off-the-grid, so if no A/C or Instagram for 3 days sounds terrifying, you should probably sit this one out.
MEET GURU JAGAT
Guru Jagat is the founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, a Kundalini yoga school with locations in Venice, California; Mallorca, Spain; and New York City, and the author of the bestselling book Invincible Living: The Power of Yoga, The Energy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Radiant Life.
Guru Jagat first met Yogi Bhajan in 2002 and that encounter crystallized her prior spiritual explorations and launched her on the path of a Kundalini yoga teacher. As the Piscean patriarchal energies fade into history, Guru Jagat has emerged as a leading global figure helping to create, delineate and refine the new feminine matriarchal archetype. In 2017 Guru Jagat created the Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society, which has members in over 20 countries.
HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT EACH DAY…
Wake up in the Amrit Vela for group sadhana in the Big Top Tent
Take a nap, do a group workout, visit the Sanctuary to Thread the Labyrinth or take a stroll in the magical woodland trails of the Abode.
Expect 3 delicious organic meals per day. The Abode’s Mountain Kitchen provides creative and nutritious vegetarian meals with Abode farm fresh vegetables as well as gluten-free options.
Guru Jagat leads Kundalini Yoga and Meditation practices designed to awaken your innate leadership potential, activate your creative force, and deeply renew you.
Guru Jagat breaks down Yogi Bhajan’s women’s teachings through in-depth talks.
The Leadership Council
The Aquarian Age is the Age of Experience and the ripples of change start with you. In these sessions, you’ll reprogram your leadership matrix to maximize your creativity and intuition.
Guru Jagat leads another deeply healing Kundalini Yoga and Meditation session.
Meet your fellow AWLS Members! You’ll get a plenty of time to play, share your gifts and commune with the incredible fellowship of feminine thought-leaders and change-makers that is the Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society.
Meet at the Fire Pit for storytelling and S’Mores AWLS Style
There is no place more special than pitching tent in a magical clearing on this Hallowed Land. All Camping is located on the Mountain Campus close to the Yoga Platform, Dining Pavillion, and Bathhouses.
⛰️ ECO-RUSTIC MOUNTAIN CABINS + HUTS
Rustic Cabin Rooms and Retreat Huts on the Abode’s Mountain Campus accommodate two women per room. There is no electricity and bathrooms and bathing facilities are located in nearby bathhouses.
The Mountain Campus is the epicenter of our retreat and Mountain Campus Accommodations are located closest to the Yoga Platform and Dining Pavillion.
🌲 FARM HOUSE ACCOMMODATION
Farm House Rooms on the Abode’s Main accommodate two women per room. Bathrooms are shared and there is electricity! The Farm Houses are a 10-15 magical woodland walk to the Yoga Platform and Dining Pavilion. (Available first come, first serve)
🌟 PRIVATE ROOMS
There are a limited number of Private Accommodations. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please email [email protected] to get on the list. You’ll be notified on a rolling basis.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE AND WHEN IS AQUARIAN WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SOCIETY EXPERIENCE?
The Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society Gathering Retreat takes place, Friday, July 26, 2019, through Sunday, July 28, 2019, in New Lebanon, New York at the Abode of the Message Mountain Campus.*
*Please note that the Abode has two separate campuses–The AWLS Gathering Retreat is located at the Mountain Campus!
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN BY “RUSTIC”?
The Abode of the Message is a very special and ancient place of spiritual communion, reflection, and prayer. This activated land is cross-crossed by Ley Lines and has long been a place of deep work, revelation, and restoration from its very first inhabitants, Shakers, and its modern-day stewards, the Sufis. We feel these energetic benefits far outweigh its more rustic features. The Abode Mountain Campus has no electricity and no en-suite bathrooms. These conditions apply to the Eco Rustic Hut and Cabin accommodations option. The Central Pavilion has electricity to facilitate basic electrical needs, and power strips for charging necessary devices will be provided and there are outhouses and bathhouses a short walk from all accommodations. The Abode Main Campus Farm House Accommodations do have electricity and indoor bathrooms and are a 15-minute walk up to the Mountain Campus. While bathrooms are indoors, they are still shared with other rooms. Relax, rejoice, and enjoy the great outdoors with Guru Jagat and the Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society. We promise you will be so busy getting your Kundalini Game On and Communing with all your new best friends, you won’t even notice!
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF AWLS TO COME?
You do not, but if you aren’t already, now is a great time to join and reap all of the benefits! Members receive a $100 Registration Discount for their Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society Experience Retreat Enrollment. Your Registration Discount is basically the cost of your first month’s membership with AWLS, so why not join us and see what it’s all about! It’s a great primer for your In-Person experience with Guru Jagat in August!
CAN I HAVE MY OWN ROOM?
There are a limited number of Single Huts available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register for AWLS Gathering then email [email protected] to get on the list. These are perfect for mothers with children.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Yes! The Abode’s Mountain Kitchen provides creative and nutritious vegetarian meals with Abode farm-fresh vegetables in addition to gluten-free options.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Here’s a packing list with all the AWLS Women’s Camp Essentials:
- Comfortable, Layered Clothing Appropriate for Yoga, Meditation, Movement for Warm Days and Potentially Cooler Nights
- Ceremonial Outfits and Accessories
- Closed Toed Shoes Suitable for The Great Outdoors
- Personal Toiletries
- Bedding (Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Pillow, Blanket, Sleeping Bag, etc.. however you can purchase a Linens Package for an additional $30 here)
- Tent + Camping Gear (Fly, Ground Tarp, Sleeping Pad, Poles, Steaks, Ropes, etc… we do not provide any camping gear and nor does the venue, please come prepared if you are camping)
- Yoga Mat + Sheepskin + Meditation Cushion
- Water Bottle
- Head Lamp or Flashlight
- Essential Oils for Bug Protection
- Sun Screen
- Notebook + Pen
- Extra Charger Pack (if you need for your electronics, charging stations are only in the central pavilion, not in guest accommodations)
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN BEDDING?
For Camping and Eco-Rustic accommodations, Linens are not included. If you’d like to add on a Linens Package, you may do so for an additional cost of $30. This includes a pillow, sheets, blanket, and towel. Click here to pre-order. For Farmhouse accommodations, linens are included.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF ACCOMMODATIONS?
You have three options for onsite accommodations: Camping, Eco Rustic Cabins + Huts, and Farmhouse Accommodations.
> Eco Rustic and Farmhouse Accommodations are all double occupancy. Eco Rustic Cabins + Huts have no electricity and all bathroom and bathing facilities are shared and are a nearby walk to the Bathhouses. All Eco-Rustic Accommodations are located on the Mountain Campus which is the Epicenter of our retreat, near the Yoga platform and Dining Pavillion.
> Farmhouse Accommodations have indoor, shared bathrooms and do have electricity. All Farmhouse Accommodations are located on the Main Campus which is a magical 15-minute woodland walk.
While we highly encourage you to stay on site to receive the full benefits of the magical land of the Abode and all AWLS Gathering. If you’re sensitive to rustic accommodations but still feel called to be a part of the experience we suggest you look into accommodations in the nearby town of New Lebanon.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN ALONG?
Yes, Kids 0-7 are Complimentary at the AWLS Gathering and are expected to share a bed with their mothers. The Single Huts are perfect for Mothers with Children as there is one Twin Bed with room on the floor for a sleeping pad for your child. Please note, we do not provide sleeping pads for children. If your child is 7+ or you would like to reserve them their own bed please register them as an AWLS Kid. In honor of your child’s dignity, male children 5 and older are not allowed to stay overnight on site due to shared bathing and bathroom facilities. If you have a male child 5+ please consider staying off-site or opting for a kid-free weekend.
HOW DO I PLAN MY TRIP?
THE LOCATION: 5 The Abode Road New Lebanon New York 12125
BY AIR: Albany International Airport (AIB) is the closed airport which is about a 1-hour drive in light traffic (50 miles). New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Laguardia International Airport (LGA) as well as New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and Connecticut’s Hartford Bradley International Airport (BDL) are other options.
BY CAR: The Abode of the Message is a 3.5-hour drive from New York City. Connect with your fellow travelers on the AWLS Facebook Private Group or add your name to the Carpool List to coordinate a ride share.
BY BUS: From New York City, the Peter Pan Bus from New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal to Pittsfield Massachusetts is about 6 hours. Pittsfield is then a 20-minute via Taxi or Self-Arranged Carpool to the Abode. For other East Coast points of departure please check the Peter Pan Bus Website or other regional bus lines for alternate travel suggestions.
BY TRAIN: From New York City’s Penn Station, you can catch the Amtrack to Hudson New York which is then a 45-minute drive to the Abode. For other East Coast points of departure check the Amtrack Website for other regional routes.
*Please note that these are travel suggestions. Travel is not included and is up to individuals to arrange.
WHAT TIME IS CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT?
REGISTRATION opens on Friday, July 26 at 11:00 AM. Check out is at 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 28th. If you have to leave early, it’s no problem!
YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS
Save your spot now by choosing your room option + payment plan below.
Farmhouse $649 // Eco-Lodge $549 // Camping $449 // Kids $349
Can’t make the whole weekend? Drop in for the day! Register here and let us know what day you’ll join us.
**MEMBERS Receive $100 Off Eco-Rustic or Farm House Accommodations — Use Your Coupon Code Upon Checkout to Redeem**
E-mail [email protected] with your q’s about the Aquarian Women’s Leadership Society Experience.
See you at the Abode!