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7 Days Sacred Mythic Journey Lake Baikal, Siberia
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Apartment on Bograda, 13 Bograda Street 3, 660049 Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Sacred Meditation and Yoga Retreat Siberia

This heart-opening Sacred Mythic Journey takes you on a voyage to the Siberian Lake of Baikal. Natural water reservoirs of the Earth have always attracted people displaying natures harmony. Our planet has many lakes considered to be its splendid embellishment. Baikal lake is a unique pearl from that necklace. Holy Sea, Sacred Lake, and Spiritual Waters are names that have been given to Baikal by its ancient native dwellers, by Russians who came to Baikal’s coast in the seventeenth century, and by foreign travelers who worshiped its magnificence and mystical beauty.

Meet the instructors

Ishika, Marc, & Gabriel

Highlights

  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Inspirational facilitators, guides, and shamans
  • Private one-on-one consultations upon request
  • Transformational workshops and/or ceremonies
  • By joining, you support local indigenous communities
  • Healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices and herbal teas
  • Welcome celebration meal and farewell meal
  • All in-country local ground transportation
  • 6 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Program

Shamans of Siberia

The shaman has served as healer and diviner in Siberia for centuries. During the Soviet age of science and reason the mystical figures were harshly repressed, but today in isolated regions of Siberia the shaman is once more regaining importance as the mediator between the spirit worlds above, the underworld below, and this world of ours.

The deepest lake in the world

The grandeur of the lake is revealed even in its statistics: 636 kilometers (nearly 400 miles) in length and up to 79 kilometers in width, it is the fifth largest lake in the world in terms of area. It can not be compared with anything and nothing can be compared with it. Everything here on Baikal makes a deep impression on our imagination and boggles the mind. Its age is 20 million years, its crystal mirror-like surface extends to 31,171 square kilometers, its maximum depth reaches 1637 meters (1.2 miles), making it the deepest lake in the world. So vast is the lake that it was referred to as an inland sea. ‘Ye glorious sea, ye sacred Baikal’ goes an old Siberian folksong. Baikal is so transparent that a white disk can be seen down to a depth of 40 meters. In spring, the lake is so strikingly blue that no one can divert their eyes from it.

Buryats are the indigenous people of the Baikal area

Shamanism is one of the world´s most ancient religions. Central and northern Asia have been a Shamanistic land from times immemorial. The Buryats, the indigenous people of the Baikal area, have lived in this area and practiced the religion for thousands of years. Although the rites and rituals are centuries old, the Buryats from Lake Baikal still visit shamans to solve their health problems and major life issues. The Island of Olkhon on Lake Baikal, which is the main travel destination of our journey, is traditionally considered to be one of the few strongholds of Shamanism in Siberia.

A place of power

The mysterious rocks, caves and burial mounds: Lake Baikal definitely has places where you can touch the mystery of the Lake and experience its great ancient power. Baikal has many places of natural origin which are associated with the faith of the local population in shamanic spirits, for shamanism is a huge part of the local culture. One of the most important sacred places of Baikal is the mysterious Shaman Stone. Shaman Stone is a rock which stands at the source of the Angara River and rises above the water by 1 to 1. 5 meters in case of good weather. However, a real rock mass is hidden under the water, thanks to this fact the Angara River does not freeze in winter. Locals will surely tell you the legend about the way Shaman Stone appeared at this place:

The shaman's stone miracle power

In ancient times Shaman Stone was attributed a miraculous power. According to a legend, the Master of Angara lived here, the Buryat God Ama Sagaan noiona. Shamans carried out important rites here, prayed and gave oaths. Another cruel custom is associated with this very place: criminals were tied to the stone and left for a night, if they managed to survive, the sentenced persons received forgiveness; but if Baikal waters washed the criminals away, then they were acknowledged really guilty and the great Lake punished them.

Riding the Trans-Siberian Express

Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake.

Retreat location

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Comfortable accommodations throughout the journey
  • All in-country local ground transportation
  • Healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices and herbal teas
  • Welcome celebration meal and farewell meal
  • Local national park entrance fees
  • Transformational workshops and/or ceremonies
  • Inspirational facilitators, guides and shamans
  • Private one-on-one consultations (if requested)
  • 15% of your total contribution goes towards supporting local indigenous communities

What's not included

  • International and in-country domestic flights
  • Personal travel and medical insurance (optional)
  • Essential kit list items
  • Tourist visas
  • Private taxi to/from local airport before and after the journey
  • Extra Personal Expenses (e.g. Snacks & drinks in-between meals, clothes washing)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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