India 2019 Retreat

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India 2019 Retreat

310.00

This deposit of $310 secures your spot on our 2019 Yoga, Meditation, and Cultural Tour in Manali, India. Act fast, our spots will fill up!

It is due no later than January 15, 2019.

Final payment $1690 is due March 15 through Open Lotus.


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2019 SUMMER RETREAT:  YOGA, MEDITATION, & CULTURAL TOUR

June 4 - June 15, 2019

Book a tour for for the Summer of 2019. We have a lot in store for you already! Yoga and meditation will be  taught by Gianna Purcell. When you’re on top of the world it’s easy to touch the sky. Breathe in the pure air and see the mountains that give Manali the nickname “The Valley of Gods. You’ll stay in a family house or hotel in the small village of Vashisht. Practice yoga to join your body, mind and soul together and hike to some beautiful and interesting places in the surrounding area. Details itinerary, booking info and photos below.

 

Included Services:

  • Airport Transfer to Standard Hotel in Delhi.
  • All Airport Transfers & Delhi Visit.
  • Family Homestay/Preferred Hotel in Vashisht,
  • Transport for Sightseeing as per Itinerary
  • Yoga Practice as per Itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner in family house- Prepared by the Women of the Family
  • Local Guide for Tours & Trekking
  • Twin Sharing Rooms, single room supplement charges
  • Special Havan Puja Ceremony
  • Visit Hindu Astrologer & Tibetan doctor. (fee extra-500rs Per person)
  • Indian Cooking Classes
  • Govt. Service Tax
  • 1 Single Room for Yoga teacher with Breakfast & Dinner
  • Thai Yoga Massage by Chhape Ram

Cancellation Charges

  • 3 months before 25% charge
  • 1 month before 50% charge
  • 15 days before No Refund for Cancellation

Hotels & Accommodations

Instructors:

Meet your talented instructors here:

Not Included:

  • Additional Beverages & Water
  • Monument Fees/Donations
  • Food in Delhi
  • Lunches in Vashisht.
  • Travel insurance & Medical Evacuation
  • Airfare Expenses
  • Food & Beverages on Night Volvo Bus
  • Ayurvedic Massage & Other Personal Activities
  • Tibetan or Ayurvedic Medicine Fees

Cost (Dollars & Euro):

  • Cost Per Person: $2000 dollars | €1700 euros
  • Single Room Supplement Charge: $350 dollars | €300 euros

Additional Optional Expenses:                                                                                                                         

Thai Yoga Massage- Each client may receive one Thai Yoga Massage. Additional treatments cost 1000/rs –  $15 US

  • Hotel in Delhi, extra night Per Room (Includes Breakfast) - $75 US | €63 euros
  • Extra airport Transfer (Car + escort- max 2 person) - $55 US | €47 euros

Duration & Fixed Dates:

12 Days, 11 Nights (06/04/2018 to 6/15/2018)

 

Detailed Day-to-Day Itinerary

 

Day 01, June 4: Arrival in Delhi

Arrival in Delhi, gather at the airport and transfer to hotel – overnight at the Ashok Country Hotel & Resort 

Day 02, June 5: Full day Visit Delhi

Explore Old Delhi: spice market, you can do rickshaw ride in old delhi. Sikh temple  and market . evening back to Delhi 

Day 03, June 6: Flight to Kullu drive to Manali -50 Kms -1.5 Hour drive

Arrival in Manali. From here you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel/family house 4km up the road in the town of Vashisht (Elevation 2000 meters).

You can rest and relax or take your toiletries and towel and head to the local temple to bathe in the deliciously warm natural hot springs. Wash away your travels and nourish yourself in these especially healing waters.

Enjoy lunch at the Ram Family house. After lunch, we will have a short orientation talk, a casual yoga/meditation before dinner, and night in family house/hotel.

Day 04, June 7: Yoga, Meditation, and Short Trek

7 AM Yoga asana practice for 1.5 hours. 
9:30 AM Breakfast
After breakfast-guided walk to Jogini Water Falls. These are beautiful waterfalls about an hour along the wall of the valley from Vashisht. These falls descend from high above and run into the Beas River below. At evening, we will have meditation and pranayama class, dinner, and night in family house/hotel.

Day 05, June 8: Yoga, Meditation & Temple Visit

7 AM Yoga asana practice for 1.5 hours. 
9:30 AM Breakfast
After breakfast-visit the village of Goshal, Old Manali, and the beautiful Hadimba Temple.
Hadimba temple is about one km from Manali, a very old temple, is surrounded by the tall cedar pine trees on the edge of Dhungri village. According to legends, Bhima one of the Pandava brothers fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba. The sister of the local chief by the name of Hadimba married her. In your own time, you can enjoy the surroundings and take a rickshaw back to Vashisht. For the evening, we finish with pranayama and meditation, dinner, and night in family house/hotel.

Day 06, June 9: Yoga, Meditation & Explore Villages Life

7 AM Yoga asana practice for 1.5 hours. 
9:30 AM Breakfast
After breakfast, we will walk up along the valley to three distinct villages that dot along the Beas River: the village of Burwa, Shanag and Goshal. Here you may stop for tea at a local family house. For the evening we finish with pranayama and meditation, dinner, and night in family house/hotel.

Day 07, June 10: Yoga, Meditation & Nagar Castle.

7 AM Yoga, asana practice for 1.5 hours. 
9:30 AM Breakfast
After breakfast, you will drive to Nagar, visit Nagar castle and Roerich Art Gallery and Krishna Temple, then back to Vashisht. For the evening, we finish with pranayama and meditation, dinner, and night in family house/hotel.

Day 08, June 11: Yoga, Meditation & Tibetan Medicine Doctor or Indian Astrologer

7 AM Yoga asana practice for 1.5 hours. 
9:30 AM Breakfast
After breakfast, half of the group will go to the Tibetan doctor for a check-up and the other half will go to the Indian astrologer/priestfor spiritual guidance. Concludes in the evening. 

Day 09, June 12: Yoga & Free Visit

7 AM Yoga asana practice for 1.5 hours. 
9:30 AM Breakfast
After breakfast is free time. You will have time to relax, enjoy the hot springs, schedule a massage, or do a little exploring on your own. For the evening, we finish with a Kirtan session, dinner, and night in the family house/hotel.

Note: One can do Canopying or rock climbing as per your own choice for half day. We will help you to book one day in advance.

DAY 10, June 13:Pranayama & Special Havan Puja (Spiritual Prayer) for Group.

7 AM Pranayama class for 30 minutes then join a Havan Puja lead by a Hindu priest which is special puja for one’s personal life, good health and wellness, and what we call shanti living.10:30 AM Breakfast For the evening, we finish with pranayama and meditation, dinner, and night in family house/hotel.

Note: Eeach person should not eat anything before Puja but tea/ coffee etc is permitted, so breakfast will be later than the previous days schedule.
 
What is Havan Puja
A havan or homa is similar to a puja in the sense that both are common modes of Hindu worship and both are symbolic forms of communication. The words havan and homa each derive from the Sanskrit root hu, meaning to consume. Generally, the word havan is heard in North India and homa is used in South India. A havan is a religious ceremony performed in temples and in homes that involves worship through a sacred fire. The use of fire as a means of worship is the most ancient of all rites, going back to the earliest Vedic times. This fire ritual is described in elaborate detail in the Brahaman. From the early Vedic times and even to present day, fire (Agni) was viewed as the chief of the Gods. In fact, the first verse of the Rig Veda is addressed to Agni, the fire God. “I praise Agni, the chosen Priest, God, minister of sacrifice...”

Day 11, June 14 :Early Morning drive to airport to for flight to Delhi. Drive to Agra . Overnight in Agra .

On your arrival in Delhi,We will drive 4 hours directly to Agra. Night in the city of Agra at the Man Sing Palace, a 5 start hotel.

Day 12, June 15: Visit Taj Mahal & Red Fort (Friday closed) -350 KMs -4 Hour Drive Back to Delhi

Early morning visit Taj Mahal and the Red Fort, drive back to Delhi airport. Tour concludes.

 

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