sacred motherland experience
INDIA RETREAT


 

march 16 -25 | 2020

This trip is for the spiritual adventurer ready to experience Indian Culture. It's for those ready to create a deeper knowledge and connection to the divine, connect with a larger community of traveling yogis, make friends for life, and broaden your wisdom and love for yoga and for ALL of humanity.

We will dive into the heart of yoga each and every day, immersing ourselves in grounding and uplifting yoga classes, chanting mantras, attending offering ceremonies, visiting ashrams and temples, cleansing our mind, body and spirits, all while opening our hearts and coming alive in Mystical India!

Audrey and Jasmine are excited to travel to India together for this heart-expanding adventure with an amazing group of seekers and adventurers. We look forward to this journey with you! We promise you’ll always hold a special place of gratitude in your heart for this trip.


your guides


 
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Audrey Sarquilla

Audrey currently calls Bali her home and Radiantly Alive her home studio. She is the founder of White Peacock Yoga School and owned a yoga studio for several years in Encinitas, California.
Audrey has travelled to several areas of India on her own Pilgrimages, as well as led others on their pilgrimage through Rishikesh. She loves the vibrant life of Rishikesh and finds it to be another place of home each time she returns.

Audrey has led international retreats for 7 years, and creates a sacred and safe container filled with compassion and acceptance for each individuals journey.  She humbly shares yoga as a form of self-discovery, self-awareness and self-empowerment, rooted in many traditions including Ashtanga, Bhakti and Tantra Yogas and Western Traditional Mysteries.

 

Jasmine Danino

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Jasmine visited Bali for the first time on her honeymoon and felt the calling to make it her home. Not only that, she is now the owner of Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio next to her husband and partner in crime, Rafael.

When Jasmine visited India for the first time, she was recently pregnant, and Rishikesh touched her heart deeply. She made the promise to go back every year, and is now excited to experience this journey with others.

Her loving and nurturing energy creates a safe space for others to open up, feel held and supported. She is a passionate yoga teacher and whether its a powerful vinyasa class or a gentle Yin, her focus is on cultivating presence, one breath at a time.


RISHIKESH


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High above the silvery flow of the Ganges River, on a swaying suspension bridge, you find the remote town of Rishikesh, India. Its magnetic vibe attracts many spiritual seekers and religious pilgrimages. Not only because of the healing powers of the Ganges, but because this town is the birthplace of Yoga.

Not surprisingly in 1968, the Beatles came to this corner of India to study transcendental meditation and find a deeper meaning to life. They studied with Maharishi at Mahesh Yogi’s ashram  and wrote over 40 songs. Many of these found their way onto the 1968 White Album.

Many still follow in their footsteps to learn yoga, study ancient philosophy, spirituality, and to de-stress.

Rishikesh can be broken down into the Sanskrit words of hrishika, meaning 'senses' and isha, meaning 'lord.' The name can also be translated as 'lord of the senses', referring to the Hindu god, Vishnu. By law, the region is vegetarian and alcohol free. Rishikesh is a powerful place, come and experience her with us!


VENUE & Accommodation


Dewa Boutique Retreat + Spa

'Dewa' or 'Deva' is the Sanskrit word for divine being or God in Hinduism.

As one of the best Hotels in Rishikesh, Dewa Retreat is happy to serve its customers in a mindful manner. They deliver a wide range of services with the utmost efficiency and warmth. With yoga shalas boasting panoramic foothill views, a swimming pool to cool off from the heat, sustainable housekeeping and maintenance practices, and a beautiful organic Café, all the modern amenities will make your stay in Rishikesh a memorable and unforgettable experience.


WHAT’s INCLUDED


The retreat includes:

  • 9 Nights/10 Days Lodging and 2 vegetarian meals per day (breakfast and dinner)

  • Excursions to sacred sites on the foothills of the Himalayas

  • Morning and evening Yoga classes (Slow Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Kirtan) with Audrey and Jasmine

  • Ashram visits

  • Evening Ganga Arati

  • Temple visits

  • Sacred Yogi cave excursion in the hills

  • Excursion to the pink sand on Ganga Ma

  • Singing on the banks of Ganga Ma

  • Beatles Ashram excursion

  • Donation to local orphanage, Ramana’s Garden

The retreat does not include

  • International airfare

  • Travel from Delhi to Rishikesh/Dewa Retreat Hotel

  • Specialty drinks

  • Travel insurance (must be purchased and a copy sent to Jasmine@radiantlyalive.com)

  • Any other extras


The SCHEDULE


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Sample daily schedule

8:00am | Yoga
9:30am |Breakfast
11:00am | Free time to explore Rishikesh or excursion
1:00pm | Lunch at Pure Soul Café or on your own in town
2:00pm | Free time at Ayurvedic Spa/Pool or excursion
5:00pm | Yoga (Kirtan, Meditation or Yin)
6:30pm | Dinner


Investment


 

DEPOSIT

PAY DEPOSIT NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!

$800

Full payment due by 15th of January 2020. Two payments in total - deposit and remainder.

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Early bird

Early bird price

$1997

Price per person for retreat, meals & accommodation. Available only until 15th of August 2019.

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Normal Price

Normal Price Retreat

$2497

Price per person for retreat, meals & accommodation.

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Any more questions? Contact Audrey or Jasmine directly…