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Second Om Shanti Retreat Reviewed

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 / Published in Caru Das, Reports / 4,362 views

We wound up our second Om Shanti Retreat last Sunday about 2 pm, after the cooking class and lunch. Participants rated the various activities on a scale ranging from 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied). The average scores between 8 people were as follows:

Yoga: 5
Meals: 5
Saturday Night Kirtan: 4.8
Recreation (swimming & parade): 4.8
Gita Class: 4.6
Vegetarianism Class: 4.4
Accommodation: 4.2 (one room should have had a fan)

Below are the comments and feedback. The next full retreat is scheduled for the weekend of October
3 – 5th. There may be a “Karma Yoga” retreat the weekend of Festival of India, Sept. 13 – 15, for those
who would like to be a working part of this great spiritual event. Details TBA.

Feedback from Om Shanti Retreats

“Vastly exceeded my expectations. There are no words…”
Harsh, Gujarati student at BYU

“The entire experience was wonderful. The retreat was truly an inspiring and love felt event. There were a couple of activities I was too tired to attend, but I felt absolutely no pressure. I was very satisfied.”
Michael, Orem, Utah

“This (retreat) was what I needed. I will recommend it. The staff is amazing and very accommodating.
I laughed more than I have in a long time.”
Jean, Brigham City, Utah

“I would definately invite others to come. I already had several girl friends who wanted to come,
so I know you’ll have more from Price next time. Would you ever consider hosting private groups
for the weekend? Everyone was wonderful, very gracious.”
Rebecca, Price, Utah

The retreat weekend was wonderful. The residents were very gracious. I had a great time.
I met wonderful people. Thank you for everything. I will definately recommend this retreat
and the temple to my friends and family.”
Jada, Ogden, Utah

The yoga classes were excellent and Alan was great! A good starting point for beginners.
In fact, I will be practising yoga from now on. Thank you for a great retreat!”
Shanker, Lehi Utah

“This retreat was very relaxing and peaceful. I will definitely come back.”
Crystal, Fruitland, Utah

“The retreat was a huge success! We had 8 attendees and everyone was completely satisfied with the food, lodging, yoga, kirtan, and activities. The llamas, peacocks, parrots, and wonderful staff were the icing on the cake for this fun filled, spiritual weekend. I love coming to Spanish Fork and being part of the Om Shanti Retreat. I get to share my knowledge of yoga and meet interesting people from all over.”
Alan, Newport Beach, California

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