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Experience a potent combination of yoga and meditation sessions that will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and functioning of the mind and find true inner peace and balance. During this retreat, Ayurveda will also be an important part of your journey to wellness, and it will help you bring lasting effects and enhance your healing process. You will sure be amazed by the beauty of India and the positive effect of this retreat!
During this retreat, you will be staying in different accommodations throughout India. They will all be simple and clean, with hot water, and at the same time, honoring an authentic Indian experience.
During this week, you will experience a seven-day Panchakarma therapy at Maitreyi Vedic Village, which will include all organic food, vastu-aligned accommodation, consultations, and treatments. Daily yoga and meditation will also be part of your schedule and you will have the opportunity to travel by coastal train to the state of Kerala.
On your second week, you will meet Amma, also known as "the hugging mother" and stay at her ashram for two days. Boat along the beautiful backwaters of Kerala for one day. This week, you will also fly to Aurangabad and visit the nearby Ajanta and Ellora Caves for two days. Finally, travel by plane from Aurangabad to Dehra Dun.
Daily yoga and meditation on the banks of the Ganges River, combined with daily satsang with Mooji, an Advaita Vedanta master, will be part of this week's plans. Also, you will enjoy evening aarti in Haridwar, visit sacred temples, such as Neem Karoli Baba Temple, Anandamayi Ma Temple, Sivananda Ashram, and more. A private jyotish (Vedic astrology) reading, with a 31st generation astrologer is also part of the program.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Tiffany Nicholson-Smith is a radiant yogini, an Ayurvedic practitioner, and a lover of life, who is known for bringing her clarity, abundant energy, and aspiration for truth into everything she shares and offers. A world citizen and sacred activist, she approaches life with an open heart and an inspired mind. Tiffany has studied and retreated extensively with various teachers in India and around the world, immersing herself deeply into Tantric, Hatha, and Kundalini yoga, Advaita Vedanta, spiritual nutrition, Ayurveda, compassionate communication, and sacred sexuality.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Kristof Wittstock is a down-to-earth spirit, who is known for his clear dedication to truth and his humble heart. He has had the opportunity to study for the last 20 years with various teachers and schools, most situated in India, and steeped in the traditional, classical wisdom of Hatha, Laya, Kriya, and Kundalini yoga. Kristof also has a deep respect and love for Buddhism and has retreated extensively in the Theraveda tradition. His offerings are always infused with this revolutionary edge of Tantric yoga, meditation, and Buddhism.
This retreat will take place in multiple locations across India. You will spend time in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.
For the first week of this retreat you will be able to enjoy three organic sattvic meals every day. During the second and third week, you will be delighted with daily breakfast and dinner.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK).
PROS Beautiful property with a lovely couple that runs it all. Delicious homemade vegan food. Off grid with outdoor shower and compostable toilet.
"The yoga teacher training from Living in the Self with Tiffany and Kristof is absolutely unlike any other. It has changed my life, brought fruit to all of my relationships, and helped me grow in ways I didn’t know were possible. It has been one of the most emotionally, mentally, and physically challenging and rewarding things I have ever done."
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