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HIMALAYAN DISCOVERY: A Journey to India

$1,000.00

JOURNEY TO INDIA with HASU and PADMA

YOGA AND MEDITATION JOURNEY IN THE HIMALAYAS OF INDIA

October 1-15, 2023
$1000 Deposit Reserves your place on this exclusive journey.
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HIMALAYAN DISCOVERY:

EXPERIENCE BEING A MOUNTAIN YOGI

JOURNEY TO INDIA with HASU and PADMA

YOGA AND MEDITATION JOURNEY IN THE HIMALAYAS OF INDIA

October 1-15, 2023
For 2 weeks, a small group of only 20 people will travel into the Himalayas of India. This will be an adventure filled with Yogic and Buddhist meditations, hatha yoga, philosophy, Sanskrit chanting and incredible hikes in North India. Everyone is welcome to this adventure!
$1000 Deposit Reserves your place on this exclusive Journey.
Save your place in this incredible trip!
Email Padma or Marney for more information.

Join a free Informational ZOOM call :

Topic: Himalayan Discovery, Journey to India 2023
Time: December 12th, and January 9th at 530 pm - 630 pm Pacific DS Time

Join Zoom Meeting:
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Meeting ID: 785 104 9750
Passcode: satsang

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CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Taking you into the Himalayas, two Master Yogis, Padma and Hasu, will share their lives’ work with you: Padma’s deep wisdom of Meditation, Yoga and Satsang, Hasu’s years of experience living Yoga and Service.

We will roam the hilltop Buddhist town of Dharamsala where the Dalai Lama lives, and hike through mountain villages of the exotic Valley of the Gods. We’ll wander by the Vyaas River, and be guided daily in classes of meditation, yoga and deep knowledge.

This trip offers a rare combination of Himalayan Yoga wisdom traditions and practices. Explore the life of a Yogi with daily yoga and meditation classes. Dive deep into your practice in the very mountains where these traditions originated. These clear and accessible practices will open you up to your most joyful self.

Meditate with two masters and learn from Ancient wisdom and from the Yoga Sutras: learn about Meditation Philosophy and Practices.

Padma

An enlightened educator and one of Canada’s most respected and popular teachers of meditation, yoga and self-realization. Having studied with a meditation master in the Himalayas since the 1980’s, for the last 25 years she has been guiding people towards finding their own freedom, inner power, peace and enlightenment. Padma’s teaching style is free, joyful and insightful in the tradition of a Himalayan meditation master.

Hasu

An intuitive and knowledgeable Lifelong Yogi. For over 25 years, she has shared a deeply meditative practice which creates self-alignment and attunement, based on teachings from her own life experience. Initiated into the Kripalu Lineage as Acharya by Gurudev, Shri Amritji Desai, with the spiritual name Hasu, meaning Joyous One. Director of Yoga By the Sea Yoga Studio, Roberts Creek, BC. Hasu is known for her warm heart and open, loving teachings. www.yogabythesea.ca

We are so excited to share India with you. This is going to be a transformative, radiant two weeks – in which you will feel fully alive. Reach the heights of the Himalayans. We cannot wait to meet you there.

Retreat Includes:

  • All Yoga and Meditation and Wisdom classes with Hasu and Padma
  • 14 nights accommodation at lovely, carefully selected inns
  • Daily breakfast
  • Personalized Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Dharamshala to Kullu, Kullu to Chandighar
  • Entrance fees to all sites, as per itinerary
  • Local taxis, as per itinerary
  • Guide Tips, as per itinerary
  • Indian Government Service Tax (GST)
  • Hotel taxes (18%)

Also Features:

  • Limited group size of 20 participants only!
  • Daily Yogic wisdom traditions teachings
  • Personal mentoring with Padma, and Hasu
  • Daily Meditations, Pranayama, Satsang, Sanskrit Chanting and Philosophy Classes
  • Daily Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice
  • Visit to the Shyam Meditation Ashram where Padma studied!
  • Satsang with a Himalayan Guru
  • Visit Buddhist temples in Bir and Dharamsala
  • Meditations at the Buddhist temple of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala
  • Visit to the ancient Ghats on the Vyaas River in Mandi
  • Hiking day trips in the Himalayan hills
  • Visits to traditional villages and mountain festivals
  • Bathe in Natural Mountain hot springs
  • Expert English-speaking local guides
  • Plenty of adventure and shopping time too!

Retreat does not Include:

  • International airfare to and return from Delhi, India
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport travel to Dharamsala or return from Chandighar
  • Cancellation and Medical Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not specified (lunches and suppers)
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Indian Tourist Visa (required)
  • Any items of a personal nature such as tips, laundry, drinks and telephone calls
  • Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website

Note COVID PRECAUTIONS:
Please note that everyone joining this trip must agree to a Covid quick-test at the beginning of the trip, and another half way through, and to share the results of the test with Hasu and Padma. If anyone falls sick along the way, they must take a test, and if positive, not join the others in the group for at least 7 days, and must then pass a negative Covid test. All expenses incurred will be at your own expense, and therefore we are highly recommending you purchase travel insurance that includes care and/or return flights in case of Covid infection.

Tour Price:
Reserve your spot with a Deposit of $1000 and secure Early Bird pricing, by January 31. Non-refundable
Early Bird Price Remainder Paid in full by APRIL 1, 2022: $
4985 CAD + tax

After JANUARY 31, 2023, full trip price = $ 5985 + tax
Remainder to be fully paid by AUGUST 1, 2023.

Itinerary:

Dharamsala: 6 nights
Apple Valley Inn: 2 nights
Kullu Valley: 6 nights

Daily Schedule:

  • Each morning we’ll start the day at 7:00 a.m. with meditation and guided breathwork, gentle energy based hatha yoga until 9:00 am (all levels included)
  • From 10:30 to 12:00 we’ll practice meditation and explore wisdom philosophy from the Himalayas.
  • After Lunch, we’ll have the whole afternoon to explore and be enchanted, plus relax and have lots of fun. Each day there will be a fabulous group outing planned, which you can join, or enjoy a massage service.
  • Supper will be your own choice, although three dinners in Naggar/Kullu are included, and there are plenty of local options available.
  • Before bed, we’ll do some exquisite Sanskrit mantra chanting and enjoy a full-relaxation guided meditation.

October 1 to 15, 2023, for 2 weeks, a limited-size group of only 20 people will travel in the Himalayas of India. This will be an adventure filled with Yogic and Ancient Wisdom meditation, hatha yoga, philosophy, Sanskrit chanting and incredible hikes in North India.

Everyone is welcome to this adventure!
Save your place in this incredible trip!

TRIP TO INDIA 2023

Tentative ITINERARY

2023

OCTOBER 1, SUNDAY
You fly in the morning from Delhi to Dharmsala on your own.
You’ll be picked up by taxi at the airport and transferred to the Serkong House Hotel in MacLoud Ganj.
Check -in to your room
Group Meeting and Orientation
Lunch at Serkong House
After lunch gentle Yoga and Meditation
Explore about the market place and shops
Supper where you like
Evening Yoga and Meditation.=

OCTOBER 1 to 6, MONDAY to FRIDAY
7am Morning Yoga and Meditation
8:30am Breakfast at Serkong House
10am Morning Wisdom talks and Meditation
12 noon Lunch where you like (Serkong or another restaurant in the market)
2pm Afternoon tours, walks, visits to various Tibetan Temples and Monasteries
4:30pm Afternoon Yoga and Meditation practices
6pm Supper where you like
7:30pm Evening Yoga and Meditation

OCTOBER 7, SATURDAY
7am Morning Yoga and Meditation
8:30am Breakfast at Serkong House
Drive by Taxi to Bir Village for tea and visit Large Buddhist temples
Roadside “Dhabba” lunch stop
Drive by taxi to Kullu Valley
Check-in to the Apple Valley Resort
Supper at Apple Valley Resort
Evening Meditation

OCTOBER 8, SUNDAY
7am Morning Yoga
8:30 am Breakfast at Apple Valley Resort
11am Attend Satsang wisdom talk and meditation at the “Shyam Ashram” in Kullu.
1pm Lunch in local restaurant
2:30pm Walk through Mohal Valley villages
4:30pm Visit to Kullu town, OR afternoon Practices at the Apple Valley
6pm Supper where you like
7:30pm Evening Yoga and Meditation

OCTOBER 9, MONDAY
7am Morning Yoga and Meditation
8:30 am Breakfast at Apple Valley Resort
10am Drive by taxi to Naggar Village
Check-in to Naggar Delights Hotel
12 noon lunch at Naggar Delights Hotel
Explore Naggar Village with a Guide
4:30pm Afternoon Yoga and Meditation practices
6pm Supper where you like
7:30pm Evening Yoga and Meditation

OCTOBER 10 to 14, TUESDAY to SATURDAY
7am Morning Yoga and Meditation
8:30 am Breakfast at Naggar Delights Hotel
10am Morning Wisdom talks and Meditation
12 noon Lunch
2pm Afternoon walks, visits to various villages, hillsides and temples
4:30pm Afternoon Yoga and Meditation practices
6pm Supper
7:30pm Evening Yoga and Meditation and Farewell.

OCTOBER 15, SUNDAY
Travel Day.
Morning Taxi either to airport for flight from Kullu to Delhi or Chandighar, OR go by taxi to Chandighar.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

• Loads of fun!
• Welcome Package, including a special meditation Mala
• All daily Yoga Classes with Hasu
• All daily Wisdom Talks and Meditations with Padma
• All Private Sessions as by appointment
• Daily Hosting, Guiding and Companionship with both Hasu and Padma throughout the trip
• Learning sacred Sanskrit Chants appropriate to the various locations and religions
• Any cultural events scheduled for the group
• Pick up at Dharmsala Airport and taxi transfer to Serkong House Hotel
• 6 nights at Serkong House Hotel with Breakfasts
• Tour Guides around Dharmsala
• Visit the Dalai Lama’s Temple and the Norbulinka Institute
• Tips for Guides and Taxi drivers
• 18% GST for hotels
• Taxi to Bir and tea and temples visits
• Taxi to Kullu Valley (Visit the Shiv Temple in Mandi)
• 2 nights at the Apple Valley Resort
• Visit to Tibetan Buddhist Temple and Morning Chanting Practice
• Visit to Shyam Ashram and attend Satsang talks and Meditation with Alka-ji
• Walk through Mohal Valley
• Taxi to Naggar Village
• 6 nights at Naggar Delights Hotel with Breakfasts
• Walks around Naggar Village, Jana Village, Krishna Temple
• Walk to Forest Hikes, Vashisht Waterfalls
• to Manali (Visit the Hadimba Devi Temple, bathe at Vashishta Hot Springs)
• Taxi to Kullu Airport

FEES DO NOT INCLUDE

• International flights
• Travel Insurance
• Delhi Hotels or transit
• Flights to Dharmsala
• Flights or Taxis back to Delhi or Chandighar from Kullu
• Spa treatments
• Alcoholic beverages
• Room service/extra snacks/extra meals outside of the resorts
• Laundering service at the retreat venues
• Service tips at hotels or restaurants
• Museum or gallery entrance fee
• Meals not specified: Lunches and Suppers will be separately and individually paid
• Cost to obtain valid passport, Indian Tourist Visa
• First and Final night hotels in Delhi (ask for assistance to book your room)
• Delhi Tours (Ask for our reference for a great guide)
• Cancellation, Flight or Medical Insurance
• Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls
• Any item that is not specifically detailed or in the final retreat itinerary

WHAT TO DO TO JOIN US:

• Pay your deposit to either Padma or Hasu by April 1 to save your place at Early Bird price (only 20 places available in total)
• Get a valid Passport that is valid until well after the trip dates
• Get a valid Indian Visa in time that is valid until November at least (There’s a back-log now so to get a Visa it can take up to 4 months, so please make sure you get started on this in good time)
• Join the open Zoom Q&A Meeting in December with Hasu and Padma.

REFUND POLICY:
• Deposit of $1000 CAD is due to hold your place in this trip.
• Early Bird remainder fee must be fully paid by April 1, 2023.
• After April 1 there is no refund for any Deposit payment.
• Remainder of full payment (non-Early Bird) is due by August 1, 2023
• A refund can be given between January 31 and August 1 for 50% of any Remainder payment that has been paid.
• There are no refunds of any kind after August 1, 2023.

COVID POLICY
Please note that everyone joining this trip must agree to a Covid quick-test at the beginning of the trip, and another half way through, and to share the results of the test with Hasu and Padma. If anyone falls sick along the way, they must take a test, and if positive, not join the others in the group for at least 7 days, and must then pass a negative Covid test. All expenses incurred will be at your own expense, and therefore we are highly recommending you purchase travel insurance that includes care and/or return flights in case of Covid infection.

MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE
Since this is a trip to a mountainous region, we require you to fill out and sign a Medical Questionnaire. Thank you.