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Radiance & Rejuvenation India Retreat: A Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda Immersion

February 25, 2020 - March 6, 2020

Tuesday – Friday February 25 - March 6, 2020

Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian

Schedule: Tuesday evening until Friday mid-morning (details below)
Maitreyi Vedic Village | near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India

Full! Please contact us to be added to our Wait List.

Journey to the motherland of Yoga and immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and ayurveda at the peaceful sanctuary of Maitreyi Vedic Village. Relax in the quiet and beauty of nature in the Tamil Nadu countryside away from cities and a busy pace of life. Take time to connect with your Soul opening to your innate radiance. Each morning of this 10-day retreat we will awake to greet the day with Vedic chanting, silent meditation and an Ayurvedic yoga class aimed at gently building the inner agni (internal fire) while balancing your body and mind.

a monk sitting in Chin Mudra

Chin Mudra Meditation

This retreat includes a strong focus on Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, aimed at balancing the body through understanding of the five elements and 3 doshas. Participants will receive a consultation with the resident Vaidya (Ayurvedic Doctor) to assess your individual needs at the beginning of the retreat. Then you will be given seven Ayurvedic treatments (1 per day with a couple days off for excursions) aimed at deeply relaxing the body, calming the nervous system and restoring the body to balance and wholeness. Treatments often include abhyanga (relaxing oil Ayurvedic massage), shirodhara (oil streamed on the forehead to reduce stress and tension) and herbal formulas to support health. The regular Ayurvedic treatments for the duration of the retreat will support a deep rejuvenation process in your body and mind.

There is free time throughout the day to explore the retreat grounds, take a walk through the organic gardens at Maitreyi, journal, explore personal yoga practice, enjoy the resident cows or sit and simply Be. Afternoons include a class that incorporates chanting, meditation and often a spiritual talk on Ayurveda or yoga philosophy. Some evenings there will be special events put on by the retreat center such as a traditional Indian dance performance and videos about Indian culture and other evenings are free. Three delicious Ayurvedic, vegetarian meals are served daily. Private sessions with the teachers can be scheduled during the retreat.

Other optional retreat activities include homas (fire ceremonies) led by the resident pandits (priests), a Vastu (Vedic architecture design/Indian Feng Shui) tour of Maitreyi Retreat, garden/herb tour of Matreyi and two excursions to nearby temples and a tea plantation.

This ten-night retreat begins with an evening meal at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 25th and ends mid-morning on Friday, March 6th after a morning session and breakfast. This retreat is perfect for anyone with some prior yoga and meditation experience. If you have practiced yoga for awhile, but are new to meditation please feel free to contact us and check in.

Sample Daily Schedule:

6:30 – 8:15 a.m. – Meditation & Yoga Class

8:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast

10:30 – 12:00 – Ayurvedic Treatments or Free Time

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Ayurvedic Treatments or Free Time

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Class: Chanting, Meditation and/or Spiritual Talk

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Videos about India (offered by the retreat center)- Optional and only certain evenings

Rates & Accommodation

The rate includes 3 meals/day, lodging, yoga & meditation sessions, 7 Ayurvedic treatments and a private session with the teachers if desired. Accommodation is in double/single cottages. Each cottage includes a spacious room with two twin beds, a private bathroom with western-style toilets, a hot water shower and a porch.

Early Registration Rate: Registered by September 1, 2019

Double Cottage: $1795.00

Single Cottage: $1995.00

Regular Rate: Registered by February 11, 2020

Double Cottage: $1950.00

Single Cottage: $2150.00

Payment Due Dates: A $500 deposit is due with submission of an application and secures your spot in the retreat. 50% of the remaining balance is due 30 days after submission of the application unless one opts for the payment plan (see below). The remaining 50% is due 30 days before the retreat start date.

Scholarship Option/Rate: We offer two $350 scholarships for this retreat. Please Contact us for details on how to apply for a scholarship. They are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, so early registration is recommended if you are interested in a scholarship. 1 left.

Payment Plan Rate: Registered by August 15, 2019 (6-installment payment plan): $1895.00- double room, $2050.00- single room | Contact us for more info.

Registration: To register, submit the application below and make the deposit payment. This retreat is limited to 20 participants so early registration is recommended to secure a spot. Registration closes February 11, 2020.

Continuing Education Credits: 50 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for this Yoga & Meditation Immersion. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CEs.

Advanced YTT Credit: This retreat is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Accommodation/Meals: Accommodation is provided at the beautiful Maitreyi Vedic Village in double or single occupancy cottages. Singles occupancy cottages are very limited, so if one is necessary due to health concerns, please contact us to check on availability. Three (3) Ayurvedic, vegetarian meals are served daily. Food sensitivities can be accommodated. More information about the Maitreyi Vedic Village including directions, facilities, Indian travel info, FAQ’s, etc. will be e-mailed to participants after the application/deposit are submitted. Contact us for details about the retreat facilities, food, etc.

Additional Costs:

Airfare to India. Coimbatore Airport (CJB) is the closest domestic airport to Maitreyi Vedic Village, while Cochin Airport (COK) is the nearest international airport.

Transport to Maitreyi from the Coimbatore airport: Approximately $15-40 USD one-way depending on whether one is sharing a vehicle or not. (This is optional if one chooses to fly to another airport and arrange her/his own transportation to Maitreyi).

Indian Tourist Visa.

Optional Excursions to Temples, Gandhi Orphanage, Tea Plantations and/or Wildlife Refuge.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for the Radiance & Rejuvenation India Retreat: February 11, 2020

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.

Step 2: Once an application has been submitted, you will be redirected to a payment page. Please submit the $500 deposit payment for the retreat. Once your application and deposit are received, your application will be reviewed. An application will not be reviewed without the deposit. This deposit holds your spot in the retreat.

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the retreat, what to bring, payment options, India travel info and more will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.

Step 4: The applicant can either pay 50% of the remaining balance 30 days after the application is submitted and the remaining 50% 30 days before the start date of the retreat or one can opt to use a payment plan divided into 5 monthly payments beginning September 1, 2019.

Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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February 25, 2020
March 6, 2020
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Maitreyi Vedic Village
Ishwaramalai, Aliyar
Pollachi (TK), Tamil Nadu 642101 India
0091 4253 288 763, 764


Krishna Peter Perry & Aiyana Athenian