Chaos & Grace
A Women's Journey through Sacred India!
with Kirsten Warner & Devi Yoga Teachers
November 1-11, 2018
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 and beautiful 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.
The gateway city to colorful Rajasthan, Jaipur "the pink city" gives you a real taste of exotic India. Ancient palaces and havelis, wild bazaars, fine jewels, turban wearing snake charmers, painted elephants, wood block printing artisans, sacred temples, tassel covered camels and exquisite handicrafts are just some of the things you will find there. We will take a guided tour of the the Amer Palace, Jawa Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Galtaji (Monkey) Temple, Hawa Mahal and the Lakshmi-Narayan Temple.
Vrindavan & Taj Mahal
Vrindavan 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 known 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 the Kunjapuri Devi Temple and participate in the evening aarti.
- 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 to Jaipur from Delhi at beginning of trip
- Transportation back to Delhi from Rishikesh if only doing Sacred Journey.
- Transportation between Delhi and Rishikesh if only doing Retreat.
We will send you more details, travel tips and packing list upon registration.
$2500 Early Bird (Based on double occupancy)
$2800 After August 1, 2018
For Single Occupancy add an additional $600
Since you are already going to be in India,
consider joining us for the Women's Yoga & Dharma Retreat in Rishikesh.
Sign up for BOTH the Journey & Retreat and save $500!
Make your deposit today and let the adventure begin...
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or excitement!
If you are feeling called to join us, then say YES and we will be there to greet you with a garland of marigolds and a warm, loving embrace.
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 and she takes great joy in sharing it with others.
“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! It 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.”
“The sights and sounds of India will surprise and amaze you. So much beauty as well as some sadness.
Throughout the trip Kirsten lead us to all our destinations flawlessly. I like to say she floated across India and we followed close behind. We always felt safe and well looked after.
The trip was eye opening and inspiring. I can’t say enough positive things about this experience. The trip was organized and handled professionally.
Take the plunge, You are in good hands, Come back and you will have a new perspective/ outlook on your life. Gratitude continues to inspire me every day. Take the journey to India and find yourself in the process.”
“The dichotomy has stuck with me.... beautiful temples, flowers, vibrant colors worn as garments, mixed with pollution, poverty and trash in the street. I am still in awe of the beauty mixed with dysfunction. This allows me to even more appreciate our clean air, water and infrastruction. But despite that, India demonstrates that not matter how we live, we are all similar as kind, genuine people. It was such a wonderful trip its hard to put into words the gratitude I feel for all that went into making this a memorable experience.”
“As a photographer and a yoga student visiting India had been a long time dream. However, I did not know where to start planning a trip to India and I was nervous to travel there by myself. When the trip with Kirsten and Devi Yoga for Women presented itself, it was what I had been searching for to experience India both culturally from a yogi's perspective and a yoga retreat. ”
“This journey 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 trip showed me that I have the courage to take risks and step more into my own heart path. It will open 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.”