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India Retreat

Dec 28-Jan 11, 2022

Join us for an exceptional Yoga Journey to India

Enjoy a yoga and ayurveda retreat at Mahabalipuram. Share time with the pilgrims at Arunchala mountain and optional week-long yoga, ayurveda and creativity at the secluded Chamundi Hill Palace with François Raoult and Nathalie Alvarez.

As students of yoga and life, going back to the Source and meeting Mother India will be a blessing for our practice and teaching.

ITINERARY

DECEMBER 28, 2021

Depart from US or Europe (Dec 29) to Kochi.

DECEMBER 30

Transfer by minibus from Kochi airport to Chamundi Hill Palace, Kerala.

DECEMBER 30 TO JANUARY 3

Three days of ayurveda, yoga and creativity at Chamundi. One daily ayurvedic treatment and supervision with resident ayurvedic physician Dr Sheela. Guided tour of spice garden with Jibu. Puja at local temple.

JANUARY 3

Depart for the great city of Madurai, stay at Royal Court Hotel, deluxe accommodations with two participants per room. Visit Meenakshi Temple and the famous Bazaar.

JANUARY 4

Depart for Thanjavur.

JANUARY 5-6

Explore Thanjavur. Visit of Temple and Palace and immersion in deep rural India.

JANUARY 7

Depart for Mahabalipuram. Lunch at Ramana Maharshi Ashram. Stay at Ideal Beach resort.

JANUARY 8-10

Explore Mahabalipuram. Visit the Shore Temple and the famous bas-relief, the descent of the Ganges. Visit Auroville near Pondichery. Optional swim in the Bay of Bengal.

JANUARY 11

Depart from Chennai International Airport and arrival in U.S or Europe.

Instructors

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François Raoult, M.A., ERYT500, C-IAYT

François is the founder and director of Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester, N.Y. and has taught yoga since 1975. He conducts retreats and teacher trainings worldwide and is a CEO of the new Open Sky Yoga Therapy Training. He was among the first french yoga instructors to study in Pune, India with B.K.S. Iyengar. François is Certified in Gong and Laughing Yoga, completed the International Sound Healer program and holds a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology.

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Nathalie Alvarez

Nathalie is François’s partner in life and co-creator of the Journey to India. A pioneer in the fields of massage and transpersonal therapy since 1981— Nathalie directs L’Ecole du Corps Conscience, based in Montpellier, France. Nathalie’s work combines expression, symbolism, mandalas and color therapy.

LOGISTICS

COST

$3,950, Kochi to Chamundi Hill Palace (not including airfare)

$800 non-refundable deposit

Balance due June 1, 2021. Payable by check or credit card online. Indicate “Journey to India.”

$3950 fee includes all yoga sessions with François, all journaling sessions with Nathalie, art supplies, transportation on AC bus, all meals, hotels, Ayurvedic massage, Kathakali performance, class excursions in Kerala natural areas, visits to sacred temples of Thanjavur, Madurai, Mahabalipuram and Auroville, transfer from Kochi to Chamundi.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Information on immunizations, visa and travel insurance info will be sent after registration.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

A Visa is needed for India. See Travista Outsourcing, http://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing. com/

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Suggested travel insurance: travelex.com or statravel.com

Download and print flyer: PDF

For more information: yogawave108@gmail.com

Option Fee
Non-refundable Deposit, Journey $800
The Journey Balance $3150
Full fee, The Journey $3950