INDIA RETREAT 2019

Yogarasayana Retreat 2019: the yogi’s journey to india

FALL 2019 :: September 26 – October 15

The Yogi’s Journey to India

The Yogi’s Journey to India Retreat begins at an Ayurvedic spa in Kerala. Daily yoga practices include asana, pranayama and meditation. Also daily Ayurvedic treatments, delicious meals, and a visit to the southernmost tip of India to see the sun rise over the meeting point of three oceans.

We then move on to a luxury retreat center in the heart of the forest. Here, surrounded by the sights and sounds of pristine nature, we will begin to deepen our yogic journey, learning how to create and refine home practices. Personalizing our yoga.

Finally, we move to the banks of the Ganges, where we will stay in a hotel overlooking the river and contemplate the flow of the goddess. Our journey becomes even more deeply personal as we find time to explore, worship and surrender. We will also roam the colorful streets of this charming holy city. And visit a sage’s cave for meditation.

We may be well educated on how to earn a living.
Yoga, on the other hand, teaches us how to live fully.

We will study, practice, sightsee, travel, shop and imbibe that yoga.

The Yogi’s Journey to India is designed in three parts:

FIRST WEEK:
The Ayurveda Connection: Fitting yogic and ayurvedic practices together seamlessly.
SECOND WEEK:
In The Forest. Finding the personal in yoga. Creating and refining a home practice.
THIRD WEEK:
At the Banks of the Sacred River. The yoga of surrender. The yoga of joy. The yoga of adventure.

Registration and Information:

ADRETREATS@GMAIL.COM

Pricing:

  • Early Bird Special: $4200 (Ends June 1st)
  • After June 1: $4600 (Closing date: August 1st)

All prices are based on double occupancy.
Two week option: inquire at ADRETREATS@GMAIL.COM


Retreat Itinerary: the yogi’s journey to india

September 26 – October 15

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Somatheeram: September 26 – October 1

The Somatheeram resort in Kerala is spread lushly over 15 acres of greenery on a hilltop overlooking Chowara Beach, south of Kovalam and a short drive away from Trivandrum. The gently sloping grounds are sprinkled with traditional thatched cottages and Kerala style wooden bungalows, nestled among native medicinal plants and coconut groves. We will stay in the Garden Cottages; independent thatched huts rooming two people.

Climbing up the hill you arrive at the Rejuvenation Center with a full staff of Ayurvedic Doctors, where you will receive your daily treatments, including abhyanga and shirodhara…Kerala style!

The resort has a thatched restaurant with a panoramic view of the ocean, and delicious Ayurvedically prepared meals (3 vegetarian, dosha specific meals a day are included).

Kanyakumari: early morning to watch the sun rise literally at the very tip of India. Lunch at Vivekananda Ashram.

Delhi: October 2 – 3

Delhi, the capitol of India. We will stop here in between trips. Include a visit to the Lotus Temple for meditation…

and some good shopping…Delhi is our city break in between the ocean and the forest retreats

JJR at Corbett National Park: October 4-8

JJR is a luxurious hideaway in the verdant Corbett National Park. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett is the most prominent wildlife sanctuary in India. Two jeep safaris are included that show you a rich variety of flora and fauna. Although a tiger sighting is rare, many species of deer and birds abound. In the distance you may see a herd of elephant when we pass through shallow grass.

The rustic cottages at JJR specialize in richly decorated tapestries and furnishings and all the comforts of home (except TV:). The cafe and restaurant serve exquisite food. Much of it provided by an organic garden brimming with vegetables. And the local cows, from their own backyards, provide fresh milk daily. The riverbed and adjoining village make for some excellent hiking. Here, in the magnificent yoga hall we will deepen our studies and begin the process of creating personal yoga practices that go from kriyas to asana to pranayama to meditation and contemplation. Practices that we bring home as a forever gift from India.

Rishikesh: October 9-14

Among all the sacred towns along the Ganges, Rishikesh is closest to its wild mountain waters. This holy town straddles both sides of the river, connecting mainly through two suspension bridges. The town is a haven for both tourists and ascetic holy men. Brimming with temples, artisan shops, local vegetarian restaurants, even an Italian pizza house, it will home us for 5 nights.

Here, we will do evening pujas,

hike to a legendary sage’s cave, optionally river raft, but most important of all we will worship the river and bring a deeper dimension to our yoga practice: that of chanting and worship. We will learn the true meaning of surrender is to find the joy of acceptance!

Delhi: October 15-16

Having taken the evening train from Rishikesh on the 14th and settling into our hotel, we wake up to our last day in India. A chance to catch our breath or do last minute shopping before taking a night flight home. Please note, most night flights leave after midnight and thus would officially be the 16!

The Retreat officially ends and India awaits any fearless explorers who wish to do more. YogaRasayana’s trusted travel agents are available to help with this!


Registration and Information:

ADRETREATS@GMAIL.COM

Pricing:

  • Early Bird Special: $4200 (Ends June 1st)
  • After June 1: $4600 (Closing date: August 1st)

All prices are based on double occupancy.
Two week option: inquire at ADRETREATS@GMAIL.COM

Deposit of $500 per person will hold your space and price. Final payments must be completed by June 30 to keep your early bird price. After June 30 your deposit will continue to apply but will apply to the next tier (regular price $4600) After July 15, if payment is not made in full, your deposit is forfeited and you will lose your space. Deposits are refundable only till July 15 at 50%. After July 15, deposits are nonrefundable. Any bookings made after July 15, will be accepted only with full payment. August 1 is closing date for all bookings.

Fine Print

The above prices include the following:

  • All group travel as stated. This includes all listed air and land travel during the Retreat. This specifically includes air from Trivandrum to Delhi, all group road travel and train from Rishikesh to Delhi. Any personally requested additional travel would be at your cost.
  • Airport pick up and drop off. This includes airport pick up in Trivandrum and airport drop off in Delhi.
  • Lectures and all yoga sessions. . We will have two sessions per day for 5 days in Somatheeram. Morning or afternoon practices daily at JJR. And morning or afternoon sessions as decided in Rishikesh. Any personal consultations (with Arun) will be subject to time, availability and additional cost.
  • Kanyakumari half day road trip from Somatheeram
  • Visit to Vasishta Gupha in Rishikesh.
  • 2 jeep safaris at Corbett.
  • Shared Double Occupancy Cottages at Somatheeram, Kerala. (Single Room Occupancy prices will be higher and subject to availability.)
  • Shared Double Occupancy Cottages at JJR, Corbett. (Single Room Occupancy prices will be significantly higher and subject to availability.)
  • Shared Double Occupancy Rooms in Rishikesh (Single Room Occupancy prices will be significantly higher and subject to availability.)
  • Shared Double Occupancy Rooms in Delhi (Single Room Occupancy prices will be significantly higher and subject to availability.)
  • All meals at Somatheeram.  (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All meals at JJR. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Breakfasts only in Delhi and Rishikesh.
  • Ayurvedic treatments at Somatheeram daily (Additional treatments can be included at an extra cost)
  • While at most lodging facilities, WiFi is included, be aware that we cannot guarantee its availability and quality.

What is NOT included:

  • Airfare/travel not specifically included above, including to/from your own starting and ending destinations, whether in the Americas, Europe, India or elsewhere.
  • Optional river boat rafting in Rishikesh.
  • Any additional excursions taken either as a group or individually that are not expressly mentioned above.
  • Massages at JJR (we have arranged special pricing but take no responsibility for quality of same.)
  • Optional additional jeep safaris (two are included)
  • Optional Trivandrum day trip while at Somatheeram
  • Additional costs you may incur as a result of taking this trip including but not limited to passports, visas and other incidentals.
  • Additional incidentals you may incur such as laundry, phone calls, internet, alcoholic beverages, any foods or drinks not specifically covered above, or any items of a personal nature that are not expressly mentioned above.
  • All meals not expressly mentioned above. (Exclusions include lunches and dinners outside of Somatheeram and JJR, where they are included)
  • Any transportation not expressly included above.
  • Any additional expenditure not expressly covered above whether of an individual nature or voluntarily as part of a group.
  • Tipping. (We will pool tips for Group Tipping wherever applicable. We estimate this to work out to around $100 total per person)

Registration and Information:

ADRETREATS@GMAIL.COM

Pricing:

  • Early Bird Special: $4200 (Ends June 1st)
  • After June 1: $4600 (Closing date: August 1st)

All prices are based on double occupancy.
Two week option: inquire at ADRETREATS@GMAIL.COM

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