Yoga & Sound: Bhakti Immersion Retreat in Mother India
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)
Join Saul for a Bhakti Yoga pilgrimage, 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.
October 18 Meet in New Delhi
October 19 – Travel to Kainchi Dham
October 19 – 24 Kainchi Dham, Nani Tal and Surrounding Areas
We will stay at the lovely Sudha Amar Retreat just a short walk to the Neem Karoli Baba Temple. We will visit local temples, the beautiful lake town of Nanital and hike in the mountains. We will also visit Babaji, a 100 year old yogi who lives in cave. Daily yoga, chanting, meditation & satangh in the beautiful yoga room overlooking the mountains.
October 24 Travel to Rishikesh
October 24 – 30th Rishikesh & Surrounding Areas.
We will be visiting the sacred Vashishta’s Cave, the Durga Temple as well as other local temples. We will go to a Ganga Arti , do a river rafting trip, visit Ramana’s Garden and the Beatles Ashram.
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 to be arranged. You will take a short domestic flight to Rishikesh or you can take a train or private car. The retreat will conclude in New Delhi or Rishikesh on October 29th. Please co-ordinate with our office before you book flights.
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.
Super Early-Bird by July 3rd ~ $2250
Early Bird before August 3 ~ $2,500
Regular Price after August 3 ~ $2700
Private Room add $500 to each tier.
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, transportation during retreat including trains + buses, 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.