Join Arpita & Arjuna for a week of gentle yet powerful yoga practice and transformation in Guatemala. Immerse yourself in the ancient Science of Consciousness of Yoga, embraced by the relaxed ashram environment. You will be able to explore the deeper dimensions of Love & Well-being on a journey of revitalization & inspiration.
The maximum participants in the group is 22.
Mahadevi ("great goddess") Ashram is a sanctuary dedicated to spiritual growth and expansion of consciousness through ancient Vedic and yogic practices. The ashram is a safe and powerful container for transformation, providing beneficial surroundings and care for every retreater's needs. The accommodation at Mahadevi Ashram is either shared room or private room.
The facilities at the ashram are on sharing basis which includes solar hot showers, a fully equipped vegetarian kitchen, a clear mountain creek with bathing pools, a cozy communal space with an inspiring mini library and fireplace, permaculture garden areas, Wi-Fi access, and free use of the yoga halls outside class hours. The premise is free of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, meat, and fish. Apart from that, the ashrams also have a stone-built, wood-fired steam room on site.
It is part of human nature to feel curious and to feel the need to explore. This program will allow you to relax but also focus on developing a deeper sense of your purpose and existence. This retreat is suitable for those who are ready to be initiated into some powerful practices in order to improve life in this incarnation.
During the program, you will be practicing traditional asana, pranayama (breathwork), kriya (purification), bhakti (chanting), and learn some yogic wisdom embedded in a relaxed ashram environment with balanced vegalicious cuisine. This program is designed for you who seek tangible upgrades in order to improve your life experience as well as to have a deeper understanding and greater skills in using the amazing energy machine of the incarnation vehicle.
Throughout the retreat, you will develop a sense of clarity and recognition of one’s full purpose and potential and in turn, create and encourage a deep relaxing environment and wholesome community. As you go along with yogic breathwork, you will activate your potential as well as making your energy (pranic) body shine.
This program also includes purification techniques to expand your scope of awareness and unburden your body from toxins and energy blocks. Bandhas are also integrated, powerful locks to energize specific centers of the force and join in mantra chanting with and without music to liberate the mind.
The middle of the day stays open for you to explore the surroundings, relax in a hammock or by the lake. All sessions are optional, of course, in case you would like to kick back and just take in the incredible nature and culture here even more.
Arjuna Dharma Das
Arjuna has been studying and practicing eastern spiritual traditions in India, Thailand, and Europe for over 15 years. He started his path and deep soul journey in his early twenties when he discovered Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation along with Sivananda yoga. Apart from practicing Hatha yoga and meditation, he is a fiery bhakta, immersed in devotional songs and chants most of the time. He aspires to bring awareness and love into every breath. From the heart, he would like to offer his deepest gratitude to all his beloved teachers across the world.
Since her childhood, Arpita lived in the reality of complete wonderment of the universe and life itself. In her late teenage years, she started a formal practice of yoga as a student in the Satyananda tradition, which inspired her with its traditional approach to the ancient science and wisdom of yoga. Through Jnana yoga (union through wisdom) and Bhakti yoga (union through devotion), she finds truth in all and aspires to empathically share it with those who know how to listen.
This retreat will take place in Tzununa, Guatemala.
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All daily vegan sattvic meals are included with the package. To best facilitate the practice sessions, there will be brunch and early dinner, supplemented by snacks along the way.
There will be plenty of time in the middle of the day for you to explore the surroundings, relax in a hammock, or by the lake. You can enjoy the nature while visiting the Crater lake, the Mayan villages, and the markets. To add excitement to the retreat, you can go for a hike at the volcano sites or just enjoy a boat ride. There are also cacao ceremonies and other exciting activities for you to experience during the retreat.
They provide free shuttle pickup from Guatemala City airport on the first day of the retreat at 12.30 pm. If you would rather make your own way, there are shuttles to Lake Atitlan/Panajachel from many places around Guatemala & Chiapas, then boats to Tzununa and a tuctuc to the ashram.
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