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Enlightened Living: Recognizing Essential Nature in Daily Life

  • Bergamo Retreat Center 4400 Shakertown Road Beavercreek, OH, 45430 United States (map)


Stephanie Lopez


October 16-20, 2019 (Wednesday evening through Sunday lunch)

Pricing (Tuition and Room & Board):

EARLY BIRD (before Sept 16, 2019)
Single Room: $888
Double Room: $822
Commuter: $734 (no discounted rate)

REGULAR RATE (after Sept 16, 2019)
Single Room: $948
Double Room: $882
Commuter: $734

Meditation invites you to awaken to your wholeness, to what is undeniable yet often ignored because of its simplicity. At this retreat you will learn to bring your loving presence, curiosity, and self-compassion to meet sensations, emotions, core beliefs, and memories that otherwise hold you hostage. When we stop resisting our experience in everyday life and bring skillful means to meet each moment, our underlying ease of Being and Essential Nature are able to shine forth to reveal our wholeness.

Using guided iRest® yoga nidra meditation, silent sitting, interactive dialogue, and gentle movement and breathing techniques imparting deep relaxation, Stephanie Lopez offers accessible practices that reveal your essential nature. Meditative self-inquiry permeates every offering and moment of retreat. Learn transformational practices promoting health, resilience, well-being, and awakening at all levels of your humanity, including:

  • A comprehensive map for every stage of meditation

  • Practices supporting healing the life issues and limiting core beliefs you bring to meditation

  • Meditations that nourish inherent qualities of essential nature such as love, curiosity, compassion, equanimity, joy, and wonder

  • An understanding of how to integrate meditation into daily life

Join Stephanie to explore what is alive and essential in each of us – an underlying stillness and unshakeable ease of Being and Awareness that is here during every moment of life.

Stephanie Lopez, LISW-S, C-IAYT, is the Director of Operations, Senior iRest® Trainer and Retreat Leader for the iRest Institute. Stephanie is a skillful and authentic teacher who brings the ancient yogic teachings to life. With a deeply embodied understanding of meditation, she holds space for students to awaken to their Essential Nature. Stephanie’s offerings are informed by 25 years of immersion in the nondual teachings of yoga. As a psychotherapist, certified yoga therapist, and meditation teacher she bridges eastern wisdom with western psychology and neuroscience to support healing and transformation. Stephanie’s compassionate presence, depth of knowledge, and ease of being create a welcoming space for insightful learning. She leads retreats and trainings internationally with a focus on living an authentic and awakened life. Learn more at

Retreat Cancellation and Refund Policy: No refunds can be made after September 6, 2019. (Cancellation fee is 100% of the event cost). Host and IRI will discuss compassionate refund if it arises. Cancellations before September 6, 2018 will be refunded minus a $350 administration fee.

This retreat is co-sponsored by iRest Institute, Samyoga Institute and Yoga on High. It is held at the beautiful Bergamo Retreat Center in Beavercreek, Ohio on October 16-20 (Wednesday evening through Sunday lunch). It is a full 4-day retreat and qualifies as a short retreat for the iRest certification program.

Earlier Event: October 12
Reiki Level 3 Master Attunement
Later Event: October 17
Reiki Deepening Sessions