INDIA TOUR 2017!
Chaos & Grace
A Women's Journey through Sacred India!
with Kirsten Warner & Jeanie Manchester
November 26-December 5, 2017
India, is rich in holy places, traditions and rituals, and offers so much for those longing for awakening their hearts and minds. Join us on this sacred journey to some of the holiest, mystical and powerful spiritual places of India!
Say YES to India's transformational magic and the experience of a lifetime!
Make your $550 deposit here...
This Women's Journey will take us to some of the most sacred places in North India. We will experience the deep spiritual atmosphere of these holy places as well as the pulsing vibrancy of modern India.
Yoga, Meditation & Women's Practice
In addition to our time traveling, visiting temples and taking in the crowded streets, holy ceremonies, vibrant colors, flavorful food, and unique gifts of this magnificent country, we will also spend time each day in conscious practice.
Using meditation, chanting, yoga and powerful women’s practices, we will explore goddess myths, study the iconography and most importantly do the practices
specifically designed to awaken and embody the Shakti within us.
Conscious Travel & Sisterhood
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.
It is also a country that can be as heartbreaking as it is beautiful. One of our intentions is to support one another in keeping our eyes and hearts open to all of it. 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.
Where will our Journey take us?
The journey to get to each place we will be going will be as rewarding as the destinations themselves. On the way it will be part of our practice to stay flexible and open as India is always full of surprises. Along with the outer journey each of us will be invited to go on an inner pilgrimage. This is the process of connecting more and more with the essence of who we are and face any obstacles that might arise along the way.
Our journey begins in India's capital, Delhi. We will stay right inthe heart of the city. We will meander through the narrow streets of Old Delhi in rickshaws, visit the Chandi Chowk Market, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Sikh Temple, Lotus Temple and so much more.
Vrindavan & Taj MahalVrindavan is the town where Krishna is said to have spent his childhood years. Monkeys and Cows wander the streets alongside the many spiritual seekers and devotees who will happily smile and declare Hare Krishna to you as you walk by. With a beautiful hotel surrounded by lovely gardens as our base, we will explore the amazing temples and sights in Vrindavan & nearby Mathura, join in heartfelt kirtans, meet with local teachers, take a half day trip to Agra to experience the Taj Mahal and more.
Called "the Gateway to the Gods", Haridwar is one of the holiest cities of India. Here, the Ganga begins its descent into the plains of India.
We love it here because it is not a crazy as Delhi, but still bustling and beautiful and sacred. Very few western travellers go here but it is a popular pilgrimage site for Indians. While we are there we will hike up to the Mansa Devi Temple, participate in the Ganga Aarti at the Har Ki Pauri ghat, practice yoga on a beautiful rooftop with a view of the Ganga below and wander through the endless marketplace as we continue the yoga of opening our hearts and minds to the crazy beauty of this magical place. We will enjoy the comfort of a luxery hotel right on the Ganga, near the markets and the main ghat.
Since time immemorial this area has been the abode of saints and sages. Rishikesh is know as the Yoga capital of the world.
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. 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. We will stay in cozy cottages on a hillside above the Ganga, have lots of free time to wander through the town, visit temples and participate in the evening aarti.
What is included:
- 9 nights accommodations at high quality hotels
- 3 meals a day (Safe food and water)
- All domestic transportation
- Entrance fees to Temples, Taj Mahal, etc
- Local guides
- Morning meditation & chanting
- Daily yoga and/or women's embodiment sessions
- Women’s Community & Sisterhood
- Practical & emotional support before, during and after the trip
- 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.
$2700 After September 1, 2017 ($3000 Single Occupancy)
If you would like to stay on India a little longer,
Sign up for both the Retreat and the Tour and you will receive 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.