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"These 10 days have been an absolute transformation of my life. I have no words to express my gratitude. I truly respect and appreciate the efforts of making this course available online and spreading this knowledge worldwide" - Matilda


Day 1: Mastering the Mind

We’ll start off slow with the first step of Vipassana meditation: Anapana. This means respiration awareness - feeling the breath coming in and out the nostrils. Anapana will help you to deeply connect with your own mental and emotional processes using the physical to understand that the mind is a trainable muscle. As you learn the skill of “mastering the mind” you will be able to tell the mind to stay somewhere, and it will. A simple but life-changing step. Develop the willpower, focus, clarity and sensitivity to begin working with yourself.

Day 2: Heightened Awareness

Today, you’ll be increasing sensitivity and building awareness that’s near microscopic. This is actually the skill that the Buddha used to attain enlightenment - developing awareness so deeply that he could perceive the fibres of reality (and hopefully you will too). This practice will show you how powerfully focused your mind can get, and your life will never be the same after experiencing this first-hand.

Day 3: Incremental Equanimity

"Equanimity” is the ability to feel what you're feeling completely without reacting to it. This does not mean suppressing or avoiding sensation, it means incrementally becoming more and more open to feeling life (and yourself) in its entirety. Enter a place of complete mental calm and clarity that can be achieved and become available to you for the rest of your life.

Day 4: Vipassana

You’ve sharpened and prepared your mind over the past 3 days, and today you’ll learn to take this even further. Now you can feel but no longer need to react... and going forward, you can start to use this skill to move through the body and experience sensations you’ve never felt before. It’s this skill that will bring you fully in contact and in communication with your internal world - and help you to become familiar with and eventually take you beyond your past conditioning.

Day 5: SingleStream Meditation

On Day 5 you’ll learn to move your awareness inside the body through an alternative pathway. This allows you to carry your awareness to deeper layers of yourself, and experience more of the totality of your being. Along with this new skill we will go deep into the subject of trauma and learn the cycle that we go through to both create, store, process, and eventually release trauma.

Day 6: Metta Bhavana [Loving Kindness]

We enter into focusing on loving feelings and start to learn that you can do that without an “object of love”. Essentially, you’ll be feeling the love from within so you don't need to receive it from the outside. 

And you can also focus on others and give love as well. You’ll become a love generator, so you no longer need to be a love seeker. This is what we call Metta Bhavana: it’s what bridges the gap between you and the world allowing you to carry the practice into the world. 

Day 7: Transfiguration

On Day 7 you will learn how to meditate with your eyes open using a technique called transfiguration. This will not only allow you to carry your meditation more easily into your daily state, but also help to transmute that state into consistently more heightened experiences. When we learn to continually take responsibility for our state in this way, we also learn that happiness is non-dependent in the same way that we learnt love is non-dependent on Day 6.

Day 8: The Mundane and the Mystical

Today we take transfiguration and Vipassana a step further, and learn how these skills naturally provide a bridge that leads from the mundane to the mystical. This will help you to go deeper into the feeling of clarity and peace - and connect you with what you've been learning on day 6 and 7. After Day 8 you will have the tools you need to go on an infinite exploration that will continually take you deeper into yourself and direct experience of the nature of the universe.

Day 9: Relational Presence

Ultimately, nothing should be separate from our meditation practice - because meditation is a skill that we learn and not a retreat that we are on. So, today you will start to bridge the communication gap by learning a technique called Relational Presence. This will allow you to use your words to get out of the box we usually keep meditation within. You’ll be able to enter and carry your meditative state whilst listening and talking to others in a controlled frame without loosing conscious awareness and breaking focus - making your practice more antifragile.

Day 10 : Your Journey Begins

This is where we plug you back in and connect the meditative world and the "real" world. Can we really bring this back with us into our day-to-day lives? Can we apply this practical tool whilst we re-enter the world we've built? The training we've done should have given you the tools to see this world with new eyes, and bring a greater level of presence to whatever you choose to do moving forward. 

Day 10 is where we break the silence whilst still meditating, and welcome you back to a new world.

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When you master your mind, everything becomes easier. 

You become clearer and more focussed, feel more in harmony with your emotions, and create mental space for yourself, which melts stress and puts you firmly in the driver's seat of your life.

Student Feedback...

Vipassana Retreat Schedule Options

Unable to take the full 10 days away from work or family?  

No problem. YogiLab has created three schedule options to accommodate modern-day workflow.

Silent Saddhu

Spiritual Hustler

Workplace Warrior


David Hans-Barker (@meditationdave) is a meditation teacher, but he's also an 8-figure entrepreneur, CEO, and the Founder of YogiLab who has made it his mission in life to teach Vipassana to as many people as possible. 

The practice of meditation changed his life so drastically from one of poverty, chronic pain, depression and grief to abundance, and freedom that he simply wants to share the power of this skill with anyone who wants to learn it. 

His aim is to teach practical meditation techniques in a way that actually benefits people today using a practical and contemporary delivery. So, that by the end of this course all students should have a new skill for life. 

David Hans-Barker CEO & Founder, YogiLab

"24 years, countless spiritual practices, and 8 companies later, there is only one thing I want to spend my time doing… and that’s teaching Vipassana meditation. Because with it, anyone can repeat my success and take it further. Without it, I would have nothing. This is the secret the world deserves to know. This is the only thing between you and achieving the state of happiness that all success comes from. "


+Why is the course ten days long?

Actually, the ten-day course is the minimum; it provides an essential introduction and foundation to the technique. To develop in the practice is a lifetime job. Experience over generations has shown that if Vipassana is taught in periods of less than ten days, the student does not get a sufficient experiential grasp of the technique. Traditionally, Vipassana was taught in retreats lasting seven weeks. With the dawning of the twentieth century, the teachers of this tradition began to experiment with shorter times to suit the quickening pace of life. They tried thirty days, two weeks, ten days, down to seven days, and they found that less than ten days is not enough time for the mind to settle down and work deeply with the mind-body phenomenon.

+ How much does the course cost?

The course is entirely free. Any student that completes the course is given an opportunity to make a donation to help Yogilab to continue to run these courses and teach more students the life changing art of Vipassana meditation.

+How many hours a day will I be meditating?

If you don't include any of the optional meditation or discourse segments of the course, then you will meditate for approximately 12.5 hours/day (to all you hardcore meditators, there's space to do more meditation outside of the schedule). If your application is approved you will receive a complete retreat schedule with all the details.

+ What language is used in the course?

Currently the online retreats are taught in English. The YogiLab team is in the process of prepping courses in other languages. If you're interested in taking part in a course in another language please contact us let us know your preference.🚀

+How much are teachers paid to conduct courses?

Nothing. Meditation Dave will be teaching this course purely for the love of teaching.

+‍I can't sit cross-legged. Can I still participate in the course?

Certainly. Feel free to meditate on a chair, sofa, or with another support that works for you. Though we do recommend for students to sit without a back support, if possible, as it enhances the effectiveness of the technique.

+ I'm on a special diet. Can I create my own menu?

The diet that we recommend [as detailed in the food document you will receive upon being accepted] is designed for its simplicity for the detoxification of your digestive system. If the diet that we recommend is unavailable or impossible for you, then we recommend you follow another vegan diet that's easy for you to manage across the full 10 days.

+ Can pregnant women attend courses? Are there any special arrangements or instructions for them?

Pregnant women can sit this retreat. We ask pregnant women to ensure they are confident that their pregnancy is stable before applying. As with all medical conditions, we would advise seeking medical advice if you are unsure of the health and safety of this practice for you and your baby.

+ Why is a course conducted in silence?

In the interest of all students being able to learn this technique as thoroughly as possible in the given time, we ask that you maintain complete silence as this helps to starve the mind of external stimulus, which can interfere with the process of internal exploration and meditation. Silence is not an essential part of this technique, but it does help to vastly accelerate the rate at which you will learn and experience the benefits of Vipassana.

+ How can I be sure I am capable of doing the meditation? Do I need any practice or meditation experience in advance to join?

For a person in reasonable physical and mental health who is genuinely interested and willing to make a sincere effort, meditation (including "noble silence") is not difficult. If you are able to follow the instructions patiently and diligently, you can be sure of tangible results. All that Vipassana really is, is training for how to use the mind correctly and effectively. We are all continuously using our minds all day. This technique simply gives you a structured framework for how to be more effective at optimizing the use of your mind. Everyone starts somewhere.

+ ‍Is there anyone who should not participate in a course?

Obviously someone who is physically too weak to follow the schedule will not be able to benefit from this course. The same is true of someone suffering from psychiatric problems. Through a process of questions and answers, we will be able to help you decide clearly beforehand whether you are in a position to benefit fully from a course. In some cases applicants are asked to get approval from their doctor before they can be accepted.

+ Can Vipassana cure physical or mental diseases?

Many diseases are caused by our inner agitation. If the agitation is removed, the disease may be alleviated or disappear. But learning Vipassana with the aim of curing a disease is a mistake that never works. People who try to do this waste their time because they are focusing on the wrong goal. They may even harm themselves. They will neither understand the meditation properly nor succeed in getting rid of the disease.

+ Can Vipassana make people mentally unbalanced?

No. Vipassana teaches you to be aware and equanimous, that is, balanced, despite all the ups and downs of life. But if someone comes to a course concealing serious emotional problems, that person may be unable to understand the technique or to apply it properly to achieve the desired results.

+ Do I have to be a Buddhist to practise Vipassana?

People from many religions and no religion have found the meditation course helpful and beneficial. Vipassana is an art of living, a way of life. While it is the essence of what the Buddha taught, it is not a religion; rather, it is the cultivation of human potential leading to a life which is good for oneself and good for others.

+ Why do I have to practice for the entire ten days?

Vipassana is taught step by step, with a new step added each day to the end of the course. If you stop early, you do not learn the full teaching and do not give the technique a chance to work for you. Also, by meditating intensively, a course participant initiates a process that reaches fulfilment with the completion of the course. Interrupting the process before completion is not advisable.

+ Is it dangerous to stop a course early?

Stopping early is simply short changing yourself. You don't give yourself a chance to learn the full technique and you might not be able to apply it successfully in daily life. You also interrupt the process in the middle rather than letting it come to the proper conclusion. To stop a day or two early, you waste all the time you have invested.

+ Should I unplug TV, radio, etc?

We advise turning off the WiFi in all areas of your house except the area where you will be watching the discourses and meditations. Likewise, we advise putting away all electronic and mobile devices that may prove a distraction to you whilst meditating.

+ What if I am in a different time zone?

We will be starting the retreat at 2:00pm on September 11, Bali local time. The entirety of the course will be live streamed. If you are living in a different time zone then each day will be available for you to start and watch, starting at 8am in your region.

+ Are there any additional guiding documents or instructions I have to follow?

Yes, if your application is approved, then you will be sent all the supporting documents necessary for you to complete the course successfully.

+ Is there a group for me to connect with other meditators after I complete the course?

Yes, once you are accepted onto a YogiLab online retreat you will be invited to join our Vipassana Meditation Community group on Facebook. This will allow you to connect with other meditators in your area and worldwide, as well as ask questions about the technique.

+ Why should I do this? What am I getting out of it?

The potential benefits that can be received from mastering your mind are infinite and unimaginable. Using our Founder, and your meditation teacher, David Hans-Barker as an example, Vipassana meditation has helped him to alleviate chronic pain, overcome stress and anxiety, access deep states of bliss and meditation, and go from living in poverty to founding multiple businesses and achieving financial freedom. These are just a small sample of the benefits that can be achieved using this technique.

+ Can I do it with my partner or a friend together? Or do I need to be alone?

Yes, you can complete with a partner or a friend. However, physical contact, sexual activity or communication (verbal or nonverbal) is not permitted during the course.

+ What if I live with someone that doesn't do the vipassana retreat with me?

As long as they or you do not make any attempts to communicate or instigate physical contact during the course, then this shouldn't be a problem. All you need is a space where you can practice for the entirety of the 10 day period.

+ What about using Binaural beats or other guided meditations?

We ask that all students refrain from listening to music or any other content not included in this course package for the entirety of the course. One of the main things that you will be trained to do using this technique is to reframe your relationship with sensory inputs. Therefore, no other materials are necessary for you to do this and can actually hinder your growth and training.

+ What about ringing the house phone or the doorbell?

During the course of this retreat you will be training yourself to be aware of stimulus and not react to it. This training encompasses everything including mundane interferences, such as the doorbell or the phone.

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