The Peace of Being

This meeting is an invitation to dwell together in the Peace of Being.

Peace is always in us, but all too often it is veiled by the busyness of daily life. Yet it is revealed while in resonance with That which is true and eternal in all of us.

During the course of this retreat, Peace will unfold through different aspects of one's practice:


Somayog is truly the yoga of samaadhi . It facilitates meditative absorption by preparing the body to settle. This technique of Somayog, while it precisely addresses specific body needs, is an ideal preparation for meditation.


The chanting of sacred songs in Hindi and Sanskrit is a complete practice unto itself. It opens the space of the Heart, it awakens delight, settles the breath and the alignment of attention. These sacred songs reveal the power of their hidden knowledge and naturally unfold meditative absorption, or Samaadhi.

THROUGH SATSANG: Knowledge of the Self

Satsang is an environment of enquiry and contemplation in which the dimension of thinking is used as a gateway to reveal the Truth of Being.

Deep and Aadi will use different sources of inspiration from ancestral texts, which bring to life the knowledge of our True Nature. Deep will present the Yog Darshan of Patanjali, the timeless Scripture of the yogis; and Aadi will introduce you to the Ashtaavakr Gita, one of the main non-dual Scriptures.


Meditation is the direct path. In essence, It is not a technique, neither is it even a practice. Meditation is the most natural experience there is. In meditative absorption, the Essence of who we are shines of its bright light.

In the course of this retreat, we will be immersed again and again in this dimension of Being where the causeless joy is revealed in all its clarity.


Deep Priya and Aadi Shakti

Deep Priya and Aadi Shakti (Andr e a Jutras) are long-time friends united by their love of the dimension of Being. They spend most of their time in the company of a Great Sage in an international community in the Himalayas. There they teach and continue to deepen their own practice.

Deep and Aadi have been sharing the essence of their experience as long-term meditators through different forms of teachings, such as meditation, chanting, Satsang and the study of ancient Scriptures. They also address the dimension of the body, though Somayog or hatha yoga.

For years, they have conducted Satsang in their centres in Montreal. It is rare that they travel at the same time and teach together.

This retreat, Shaant Aatma is a precious time of meeting in the Peace of Being.

Om Shaantih, Shaantih, Shaantih.


Bio Deep Priya

Deep Priya was born and raised in France. Since 1984 Deep Priya spends a great deal of her time in India where she teaches and continues to deepen her own practice in an international community of yogis.

Trained as a dancer, she has a special interest for techniques based on the principles of kinesiology. Her unfoldment in the field of Yog includes thirty-six years of study and practice of what is referred to as the inner and outer aspects of the yogic science.

She has a special affinity with the Yog Darshan of Patañjali , the Ancient Scripture at the heart of yoga. She is the co-author of the booklet: The Timeless Sootras in their Pristine Simplicity' and she has recorded the sootras in Sanskrit accompanied by classical Indian flute and tambura.

Her fascination for this Scripture lies in applying the Wisdom revealed in the sutras in her daily life.

Deep Priya is the founder of the Somayog technique. It is the result of her in-depth study of the human body and extensive experimentation in thousands of private and group classes. ?This technique, while it precisely addresses specific body needs, is an ideal preparation for meditation. Somayog is truly a yoga oriented towards samaadhi.

It also deepens and enhances the practice of any other traditional style of yoga, while providing safety. She is known as a teacher of teachers in that field and she has been offering Somayog training for teachers, in Canada, in France and in India since 2001.

She is a dedicated and intuitive teacher committed to the work of unfolding the greatest potential of a human being on all levels.

For more information about Deep Priya


Bio Aadi Shakti

Aadi Shakti is a pioneer in the field of energy healing in Quebec. She was the Founder/Director of le Centre Turiya' in the eighties and nineties in Montreal. Aadi Shakti/Andréa is the creator of two Teacher Trainings: Dimension Énergétique" et "L'Art de la guérison". She has worked in the field of healing for more than 30 years. As a result, she carries an expanded understanding of the subtle realities of human existence.

During her past twenty years in India, she has dedicated her studies especially to the Ashtaawakr Gita, a non-dual scripture. It has become her entry to communicate the Vastness of the Pure and Free Reality of Being.

Wherever she is, she accompanies people who want to nurture their connection to the Source. She offers seminars in Europe, Canada and the US.

Ten years ago, Aadi Shakti founded l'Esprit de l'Himalaya' a forum which allows her to offer:

  • teaching activities in connection with the wisdom of meditation.
  • an exceptional collection of meditation shawls and yoga blankets woven in the Himalaya.

You are welcome to visit our site:




Arrival Friday after 4:30 p.m.

Dinner at 6 p.m.

From 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Satsang, chanting, Meditation 

Saturday the 11th of July

From 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Somayog, meditation, praanaayaam


From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Satsang and meditation

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  


From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Satsangs (inspired by par Patañjali and Ashtaavakr Gita)


From 7:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m.  
Satsang, sacred chanting, Meditation

Sunday the 12 th of July

From 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Somayog, meditation, praanaayaam


From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Satsang and meditation

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Satsangs (inspired by Patañjali and Ashtaavakr Gita)



$480 Total

$320 (including taxes) for the retreat approx. cost depending where the retreat is held

$160 (including taxes) for food and lodging



Individual meetings with Deep Priya or Aadi Shakti are available on the following themes:

  • Dialogues in deeper personal reflection
  • Meditation
  • Praanaayaam, or the yogic regulation of breath
  • Different aspects of the study of Patañjali; Sanskrit chanting, in-depth study of sutras (with Deep)
  • Different aspects of the study of Ashtaavakr Gita; chanting
  • Somayog, adapted to your specific needs (with Deep)

Cost: $80



If you wish to invite Aadi Shakti (Andréa Jutras) and/or Deep Priya to offer workshops or seminars in your area, or your country, please contact us at.

Tel: + 1 (514) 787-9339 / +1 (514) 447-5307

Tel: + 1 (514-500-395



For all matters concerning the retreat or to make an appointment, phone or write:

Deep Priya
Tel: + 1 (514) 500-3952

Aadi Shakti
Tel: +1 (514) 787-9339 or +1 (514) 447-5307

To order meditation shawls and yoga blankets