Retreat to India!

21 Days — An Integrated Yoga Journey
with Deborah Carruthers

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Imagine yourself in a place where boundaries dissolve, obstacles are removed, and the heart blossoms like a lotus flower in the sun…

Retreat to India

Fall Intensive 2017

Where: Tropical South India in the spice hills of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
When: November 2 – 22, 2017

Retreat to IndiaReservation Deadline: May 31, 2017. Space is limited, so book a spot today!

Harmony Yoga offers a fabulous format for its Intensive Yoga Training! We have partnered with Kajal India Tours to create an amazing journey for yoga retreat participants that is safe, transformative, and fun.

Deepen your practice while experiencing the sights, sounds and fragrances of India. This fabulous opportunity lets you experience India’s culture and people, while immersing yourself in yoga theory and daily practice. The intensive is transformative for body and mind.

Retreat to India

Information Session

Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: Harmony Yoga, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan BC
Host: Deborah Carruthers (Founder of Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center)
Deborah will explain the details of the yoga intensive training and answer any questions.

Retreat to India. Copyright 2016 Julie Price. All rights reserved.

The Retreat

Included

  • Retreat to IndiaYoga Intensive classes with Harmony Yoga’s Lead Instructor, Deborah Carruthers
  • All accommodation (double occupancy) from Day 0 to Day 21
  • 3 meals/day at the Retreat Centre
  • Private ground transportation to and from the Retreat Centre
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 excursions
  • Pre-trip info session and preparation (including packing lists, cultural information, maps)
  • Assistance with flights and Indian visa

Retreat to IndiaNot included

  • International return flight to India
  • Medical insurance
  • Indian tourist visa
  • Some meals at arrival/departure city
  • Free time excursions, tips, souvenirs, personal items

Yoga and energy requirements

  • Retreat to IndiaStudents will be interviewed by Deborah Carruthers to determine yoga level and experience. This Retreat is an Intensive with 6 hours of daily practice, comprising meditation, pranayama, yogic philosophy, and classical asana. Classes are voluntary.
  • Daily free time to rest or explore the amazing Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary environs.
  • 2 days built-in at the start of the journey to acclimatize.

Hotels

  • Retreat to IndiaWe will stay in clean, moderate-standard family-run character hotels (3-4 star) in the centre of activity, with western toilets, showers, ceiling fans, and two single or two double beds.
  • Retreat members will share a double room with another member.
  • Hotel rooms are included starting the night of Day 0 (November 1) to the night of Day 21 (November 22). Arrival in the early hours of November 2, 2017. Departure taxi at midnight, November 22, to leave in the early hours of November 23, 2017.

Eating

  • Retreat to IndiaIn arrival/departure city, breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner (not included) will be taken at local restaurants.
  • The Retreat Centre includes 3 meals/day with a buffet-style Western/Indian fusion, with vegetarian selections. There are many restaurants available in Kochi, Kumily/Thekkady town as well. Please note there will be no alcohol taken during retreat.
  • Those with special diet needs, allergies, or those with diet restrictions can manage well with a little planning and communication with hotel hosts.

Transport

  • We have a private bus all to ourselves for the journey to and from the Retreat Centre.
  • Airport transfers are included. For those extending their stay in India, airport departure transfer is not included.

Health

  • Health insurance for the duration of the trip is mandatory.
  • A visit to your local travel clinic will determine your need, if any, for pre-trip inoculations.

Before and After Retreat

  • The cost of the international return flight to India is not included. Preference is for the group to travel together on a flight chosen for its expediency. Retreat members will arrange flights in conjunction with Julie Price.
  • You will receive a “Preparing for India” package within 1 week of receipt of deposit.
  • For those continuing to explore India on their own, Kajal India Tours can design an exciting onward journey.

Copyright 2016 Julie Price. All rights reserved.

Registration

Cost: $2,315 CAD. This includes a $500 deposit, required for registration.
Reservation Deadline: May 31, 2017. Space is limited, so book a spot today!

You may register by completing the registration form available at Harmony Yoga & Wellness Center, and scanning, emailing, or mailing it to Kajal India Tours.

  • A refundable $500 deposit (made by cheque/email transfer) is required to reserve your place, and is applied toward the cost of your Retreat. Please make your cheque payable to Julie Price. A photocopy of the photo page of your passport is also required to register unless you do not have one.

Preference is given to Harmony Yoga students. Participants must be interviewed by Deborah Carruthers to ascertain suitability of yoga level.

If the Retreat is full, you may apply to the wait list, or have your deposit returned. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Julie at Kajal India Tours (contact information given below).

What if I need to cancel?

  • You can cancel up to 60 days before the departure date without penalty (before September 2, 2017) – Return of full cost of Retreat.
  • Cancellation less than 60 days before departure (September 2, 2017 onwards) – Forfeit $500 deposit, return of balance.
  • On or after departure date (October 31, 2017) – No refund permitted.
  • Kajal India Tours/Harmony Yoga reserves the right to cancel a Retreat at our discretion and monies received by us will be fully refunded.

Contact information

Julie Price
Phone: 250-510-2060
Email: kajalindiatours@gmail.com
Website: www.kajaltours.com
Address: PO Box 876, Crofton BC V0R 1R0, Canada

Deborah Carruthers
Phone:250-597-1919
Email: harmonyyogaduncan@gmail.com
Website: www.harmonyyogaduncan.com
Address: 360 Duncan Street, Duncan BC V9L 3W4, Canada

About Deborah Carruthers – Founder of Harmony Yoga and Wellness Center

Deborah CarruthersDeborah is dedicated to providing skillful and transformative yoga and wellness. She began her yoga journey later in life and has practiced the Ashtanga method ever since. Completing her teacher training at an Ashtanga Studio in Victoria approximately nine years ago, she continued with Yin Yoga teacher training with Bernie Clarke in Vancouver. An avid student, she travels to India to study with senior Ashtanga teachers and explore Indian culture. Her teaching style is influenced by many wonderful teachers including Chuck Miller, Kino MacGregor, David Swenson and Rolf & Marci Noyoko. Daily practice has radically transformed her life and her wish is to share this journey with her students.

About Julie Price – Founder of Kajal India Tours

Julie PriceJulie brings to the party a passion for India and has been travelling there since 1987. Her ideals of world peace have inspired her to create experiences that bridge cultures, enriching both sides. Starting in 2000, Julie personally guided tours to Kerala and Rajasthan for a decade. Although retired from active tour guiding, being a dedicated “India-phile” she can’t stop herself designing and facilitating custom tours for individuals and groups. Currently she organizes and participates in sending Health Teams to Kalimpong, West Bengal and Retreats of all manner to Kerala. Julie ensures Yoga Retreat members are planted in a supportive environment to have the best possible safe and fun experience of India, stretching not only bodies, but minds and spirits too.

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