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Yoga & Sound: Bhakti Immersion Retreat in Mother India

October 18 - October 30

Mother India
Yoga & Sound: Bhakti Immersion Retreat

with Saul David Raye & Special Guests

Delhi ~ Kainchi Dham ~ Rishikesh

October 18 – 30, 2019 

Bhakti Yoga Immersion ~ Daily Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Pranayama ~ Chanting ~ Mantra Practice ~ Karma Yoga ~ Yoga Study ~ Spiritual Adventure in Spiritual India!

(50 hours towards Yoga Alliance & Atma Yoga Teacher Training)

Namaste.

Join Saul for a Bhakti Yoga retreat, cultural immersion and spiritual adventure to Mother India. Everyday we practice yoga, meditation and chanting, we visit ancient temples, caves, shrines and sacred rivers. We will visit with revered yogis, saints and inspiring souls devoted to making the world a better place. We will practice Seva (service), Bhakti + Karma Yoga and be immersed into the sacred culture of India in a way that most tourists will never experience. We will learn about the teachings and origins of different yogic paths and explore some of the main spiritual centers of India as well as have time on retreat to absorb the experience. Magical moments chanting and meditating in ashrams, hotel roofs, sitting by the Ganga, meeting other seekers and experiencing the rich source that yoga springs from. This is a spiritual journey, an adventure that we make together. A Yoga magical mystery tour of India.

This journey will be a yogic pilgrimage and a spiritual adventure with a focus on sadhana (practice) and learning. The size of the group will be limited so that the experience can be more intimate and connected and we will be able to move around with ease. If you are feeling moved to join us this year, please send us an email to [email protected] We have a short interview to make sure this is the right trip for you and that we can properly support you on this trip.

Yoga & Sound Immersion Classes
During this retreat we will have the opportunity to have yoga & sound immersion classes where we will dive into the philosophy and practices of Nada Yoga,  Bhakti Yoga & Tantra. We will be practicing and learning different chants and mantras and there will also be the chance to learn and practice ledign kirtan and playing some instruments for those that wish to. We will visit some very special places and dive deeply into Indian culture as well as take some time on retreat to rest and integrate the experience.

You can find more info on the classes, itinerary and some testimonials below.

Hari Bol!

 

Sample Itinerary 

Oct 18 – Arrival New Delhi
Meet at Whitehouse Hotel
Program Officially Begins 6 pm on 10/18
Yoga, Dinner, Evening, Satsang
*You may arrive anytime on 18th. You can also arrive on 17th and we can arrange a room for you.
For those who wish, there will be a little sightseeing and shopping in New Delhi on the 17th late morning.
October 19 
Morning Yoga
Breakfast
Depart for Ramnagar
Lunch en route.
Afternoon visit to Garjiya Devi temple
Dinner at Hotel
Evening Chanting & Meditation
Oct 20 
Morning Yoga
Breakfast
Visa Jim Corbett Wildlife Park
Depart by bus for Kainchi Dham
Arrive Kainchi Dham / Stay at Sudha Amar Retreat
Afternoon visit to Maharaji Temple
Chanting Hanuman Chalisa
Evening Aarti at Temple
Dinner
Oct 21 
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Breakfast
Yoga & Sound Immersion Class
Lunch
Visit  Babaji’s cave. 100 year old yogi saint.
Afternoon rest
Aarti at temple
Dinner
Evening Kirtan & Sound Immersion
Oct 22 
Morning Meditation Yoga
Breakfast
Yoga & Sound Immersion Class
Lunch
Visit Nainital Lake and Hanumangar Temple
Dinner
Evening Kirtan
Oct 23 
Retreat Immersion Day
Full Day Yoga & Sound Immersion at Retreat
Oct 24 
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Breakfast
Depart for Rishikesh
Lunch
Arrive Rishikesh
Rest visit Ganga
Evening Puja ( Blessing Ceremony)
Oct 25 
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Breakfast
Visit to Vashishta Yogi Cave, Meditation & Sacred Ganga Dip
Lunch at Hotel
Afternoon visit to Lashmanjula
Evening aarti at Parmarth Niketan
Oct 26
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Breakfast
Yoga & Sound Immersion Class
Lunch at Hotel
Visit to Kanjapuri Durga Temple
Dinner at Ashram
Evening Kirtan & Satsangh
Oct 27 
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Yoga & Sound Immersion Class
Lunch at Hotel
Afternoon visit to Ramanas Garden Children’s Home
Dinner at Ramanas
Evening Kirtan at Ramanas
Oct 28 Retreat Immersion Day 
Spend the day at retreat center with Immersion Classes, rest, visit to Ganga.
Healing treatments.
Evening visit to Yoga Ashram Dinner, Fire Ceremony & Kirtan
Oct 29 
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Breakfast
Ganga River Rafting & Chanting
Lunch at Hotel
Afternoon Yoga & Sound Immersion on the banks of Ganga
Dinner
Closing ceremony / Kirtan
Oct 30 
Morning Meditation & Yoga
Breakfast
Closing Circle
Departure from Rishikesh
Yoga & Sound Immersion Classes
  • Daily Bhakti (Heart) Atma (Soul) &  Prana ( Breath)  Centered Yoga Practices for all levels
  • Nada Yoga ~ teachings on the Mysticism of Sound
  • Bhakti Yoga ~ The Path of Devotion/ Core Philosophy and Practice
  • Daily Meditation Practice
  • Karma Yoga & Seva / The Yoga of Loving Service
  • 9 modes of Bhakti & the Bhava’s of of Yoga
  • 9 Rasas of Tantra
  • Integrating Bhakti, philosophy, kirtan & mantras in teaching and daily life
  • Daily Mantra Chanting Practice
  • Learning to sing and lead kirtans (no musical experience necessary)
  • Understanding the Cosmic energies through the deities/Sacred storytelling to reveal deep truths
  • Bas Kirtan ( Bas is Bus in Hindi)
  • Meditations, mantras & practices for strengthening the Heart: Developing deep Bhakti
  • Teachings & understanding of  the importance & power of the human Heart from Scientific & Metaphysical view points
  • Ecstatic Poetry – from great masters and your own

For more information or to register, please contact Natalie in the office at [email protected].

 

Flight Info:  Arrange to fly in and out of Delhi. The retreat begins on October 18th, where we will meet at a hotel .
The retreat will conclude in Rishikesh on October 30th.  Please co-ordinate with our office before you book flights. We will help you make arrangments.

 

Testimonials 
India…She is magical, mystical, challenging, busy, exotic, chaotic, spiritual and never-ending in her history, adventure and allure. To see and experience India with a guide like Saul makes all of this come alive in technicolor. Even before the trip began I felt at ease with Saul helping us make travel arrangements and providing great information on what to bring, expect, etc. From the moment you touch down in India you feel safe and Saul prepares you for the adventures to begin. But what was probably the best part of seeing India like this was traveling together as a family that ate, danced, sang, chanted, walked, laughed, cried, swam, grew and supported one another all along the journey. Saul creates and holds space for the beauty of deeper connection and pure divine love to unfold. This was truly the trip of a lifetime and we would not have done our first trip to India any other way. Ever so grateful for Saul’s guidance, all of the incredibly soulFULL and wonderFULL experiences and the beautiful friendships and connections forged along the way!

~ Shannon & George , Chicago Ill 

 

To travel with Saul is to experience India through the lens of the Heart. Through his many years of travel and practice in India, Saul has come to know and gain access to many potent spiritual places and teachers. But being guided to significant places and beings is only one layer of the magic. Saul leads with embodied Bhakti; whether it’s morning sadhana and asana practice, singing kirtan on long bus rides, taking moments of deep silence and reverence at holy sites, enjoying delicious group meals, or traversing the humble streets of villages with joy, each moment (even the challenging times or most seemingly mundane activities) become part of the sacred flow of the journey. I felt completely safe, supported, and seen throughout the trip and was grateful to have logistics taken care of so that I could surrender into the fullness of the experience. For all Bhaktas, and especially if it’s your first time to India, I highly recommend trusting Saul to hold the seat of teacher and guide on this transformative adventure.
~ Rebecca C.  / Yoga Teacher, Minneapolis, MN.

 

 

 

Cost 

Double Occupancy ~ $2,500

Deposit to hold your space is $500. Deposit is non-refundable but is transferable to another in house program with Saul. Early bird price must be paid by August 1 and is refundable (less the deposit) up until 30 days before the program begins. There is a $100 Administrative fee for any cancellations, this will be deducted from the deposit with the remaining balance to be used in another program.

Space is limited.

Retreat cost includes: accommodations, meals**, classes, programs and special events in India.
*Price does not include airfare to or within India, Indian Visa or any personal costs within India. Also does not include group rickshaw rides.
** Breakfast and Dinners are included and most lunches.
*** When taking group rickshaw rides, everyone pitches in.


Details

Start:
October 18
End:
October 30
Event Category:

Venue

India

Details

Start:
October 18
End:
October 30
Event Category:

Venue

India