INDIA 2017 RETREAT!
Shakti & Marigolds
Women's Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India!
Join Kirsten Warner & Jeanie Manchester on this incredible spritual journey!
December 6-16, 2017
Say YES to India's transformational magic and the experience of a lifetime!
Make your $550 deposit here...
In the fullness of our modern lives, the sacred is often obscured by our work, phones, email and everyday stress and responsibilities. Its all too easy to lose sight what matters most.
Yoga, Meditation & Connection
This is a retreat for women who are ready to take their practice to the next level. For real.
We will spend several hours a day immersed in meditation, chanting, yoga and powerful women’s practices. We will explore the myths, study the iconography and most importantly do the practices specifically designed to awaken and embody the energies of several of the goddesses of yoga.
Riding the endless waves of grace flooding through the hills of Northern India, we will let go of our resistance, release old habits and surrender to the sacred.
Be prepared to free blocked energy in your body, share your heart, and peel away the layers to allow your true Self to shine.
Rishikesh, The Yoga Capitol of the World
Its easy to fall in love with the unabashed honesty of India. She is so much like a woman with all of her moods & flavors, sacredness & sorrow, chaos & grace. Every moment there is another opportunity to experience the wild and authentic mess of the conditional realm, and unquestioningly feel how perfectly it dances within the breath of the infinite.
Here, everything pulses with the energy of thousands of years of practice. The feel of the land, the hearts of the people, the smell in the air... it's truly indescribable.
Our journey will take place in this beautiful retreat center in the foothills of this magnificent mountain range.
The magic in the air here is palpable. Surrounded by exquisite mountains and nestled right above the sacred Ganga river you will feel drawn towards deep practice and communion with the divine.
Quiet, focused retreat time will be balanced with a few group excursions to nearby towns, temples and schools. You will also have some free time for your own practice, adventures and explorations.
India can be as heartbreaking as she is beautiful. One of our intentions is to support one another in keeping our eyes and hearts open to all of it. When we stop turning away from the suffering in the world we will often be more inspired to help make real chang e.
After fully immersing ourselves in the journey inward during the retreat, we will venture out into the reality of India. Endeavoring to embrace her light and her shadow, as we have our own, we will drink in the crowded streets, holy ceremonies, vibrant colors, flavorful food, and unique gifts of this magnificent country.
What is included?
- 10 nights accommodations at the most beautiful retreat center on the sacred Ganga River
- 3 organic, locally grown vegetarian meals a day
- All local transportation
- Taxi to and from Dehra Dun airport
- Morning meditation & chanting
- 2-3 yoga and/or women's embodiment sessions daily
- Women’s Community & Sisterhood
- Excursions to nearby Temples, Sacred Sites & Towns
- Practical & emotional support before, during and after the trip
- Indescribable beauty and magic
- Airfare to and from Delhi
- Transportation back to Delhi from Rishikesh if only doing Sacred Journey.
- Transportation to and from Dehra Dun airport if only doing Retreat.
We will send you more details upon registration.
$550 Deposit (non-refundable)
$3150 Single Occupancy
If you are interested in seeing more of India before our retreat,
consider joining us for Chaos & Grace, A Women's journey through Sacred India!
Sign up for BOTH Tour & Retreat and save more than 15% off the price of one!
Make your deposit today and let the adventure begin...
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or excitement!
Say YES to the calling and we will be there to greet you with a garland of marigolds and a warm, loving embrace.
Jeanie & Kirsten
Jeanie Manchester is the founder of Anjaneya Yoga Shala in Boulder, CO and the creator of Shakti Rise Immersion & Trainings ( E-RYT500 Instructor) which draw on her 30 years of dedicated practice and teaching. Jeanie created Sacred Flow, her signature vinyasa classes rooted in meditation, bhakti chant, storytelling, mantra,mudra and the art of living a daily practice on and off the mat. Her students love her heart based, friendly style of intuitive mentoring and teaching She is a dedicated student of Neelakantha meditation and the Sri Vidya Goddess tradition of South India.
Kirsten Warner has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over 25 years, She is an E-RYT 500 instructor and the founder of Devi Yoga for Women. In addition to leading ongoing classes, workshops and retreats, Kirsten has developed several Yoga Alliance approved teacher-training programs. Her own radical transformation as a woman and yogini has inspired her to work with the energies of the divine feminine and use yoga and the alchemy of interconnection to help to support women around the world. Kirsten has travelled and studied in India extensively since she first fell in love with it back in 1999.
“India broke me open and I was able to see the chaos and grace inside of me in real time. I am overwhelmed with the experience of the retreat, of the gathering of conscious loving women and the power we have together. I feel deeper into the flow and more of an observer. Thank you mama India!”
“I've been to some amazing, truly gorgeous countries, but this was hands down my most incredible travel experience. I felt very held and safe throughout the entire time. I felt like I could just show up and have the right experience because everything felt so cared for. Anand Lok was its own kind of special haven. I wish I could go every year. ”
“India had a huge impact on me that I didn't realize it until I returned home and processed all of the mind blowing experiences that I witnessed and went through! India left me very humbled! I am more centered in my truth, more grounded and content. I want to travel more! I want to make a difference in this world.”
“India knocked my socks off! From the experience there, I am able to view things differently in a good way, with much more acceptance and contentment. I will forever be changed by the experience there. I feel stronger, more complete and more whole.”
“This retreat changed my life. I came back new and cleansed. I feel myself in a completely new way and at a depth I've never experienced before. I've integrated a daily meditation practice and grounding rituals. I've created a sacred space in my home and most of all, have moments of quiet every day to feel India and how she lives within me. I am so very grateful.”
“India has changed me in showing me that I have the courage to take the risk and step more into my own heart path. This retreat will open up your heart. You will learn to experience unconditional love for self, others, and nature like you have never experienced in your life. You will come back a new person, able to stand tall in your Self, in trust, and in confidence.”
“This retreat was a life-changing experience that wholeheartedly broke me open and made me come back to my true, authentic self. India is the perfect place for a women's retreat because it provides enough discomfort and challenge to spark emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual transformation; all while revealing remarkable beauty, inviting deep connection with oneself and others, and finding joy in life’s simple pleasures. I highly recommend this retreat for any woman ready to explore and drop into her most authentic, creative, joyful, and loving self. ”