YATRA INDIA

YATRA INDIA

(View from our high mountain lodge, Upper Dharamkot)

(View from our high mountain lodge, Upper Dharamkot)

Earth Element Women's Yatra Himalayas, India

May 16-26, 2019 Upper Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh

Sarasvati details

Imagine gathering with your sisters from around the globe in sacred circle with the Himalayan mountains as the backdrop. The air is fresh and clear, the rhododendron trees are in blossom, giant white fluffy monkeys sit pensive in the trees above. We will start each day with our beautiful Morning Puja, deep slow asana, meditation, and pranayama honoring all of the elements but especially what grounds us.

The focus of our journey will be the element of Earth on this Yatra. Sharing our best grounding practices, tuning in to what supports us, and how can we be supportive to others​. ​We feel deep in our being that women who gather together in sacred space is one of the strongest tools and biggest gifts we can give to ourselves and one-another. It’s necessary, it’s been in our makeup for thousands of years, and it’s extremely healing, relaxing, restoring, and realigning. It’s exactly what we have been waiting for. Pair that with the landscape, spirit,  and traditions of India, and this journey is bound to be a life changing experience for all. Days will be steeped in Vedic ritual and philosophy, connection, honoring sacred feminine, pilgrimage to sacred sites, nourishing food, sublime nature walks, fire ceremonies (yagna), Classical Indian Ragas, and so much more. The first 7 days we will be mostly staying at the lodge in “retreat” mode, and the last 3 days will be “excursion” time where we will travel to local temples (Including H.H. The Dalai Lama’s Temple, shopping trip, hot springs and so much more!)

Faculty

Sharada & Renee Garland

Sharada brings her deep knowledge of Ancient Vedic wisdom, paired with years of experience leading women to find themselves through spirituality and connection. She is a wonderful teacher and guide filled with so much grace who continually journeys around the world to share her knowledge and gifts. She’s a trained classical Indian dancer, and has traveled and lived many years in India, including Swami Dayananda’s Ashram. Renee brings to us her 18 years of living and traveling on and off in Mama India. She started visiting India from 20 years old, and faced many challenges as a young blondie importer in the subcontinent alone. But above all else, her thirst for spiritual teachings and textiles always won, choosing to continually follow her inner heart callings. Our offering to you is to create a sacred container where you will feel welcomed into Indian culture in a safe, nurturing, and fun way together as sisters.
Om bhumidevyai namaha

Lakshmi details

We have room for 12-14 women maximum. We are providing beautiful shared accommodation at a stunning high mountain off grid lodge, with double occupancy. We ask a 500$ deposit to secure your place in this Yatra. The early-bird price including accommodation and food, airport pick up, and all excursion costs is $2100 USD for the 10 days, not including airfare.

After the early-bird deadline by Jan 1, full price is $2400 USD Renee will arrange the airfare so that we can all come in at the same time for most ease and enjoyment. Payment in full is due by March 16, 2019.

Sign up

Dear sister, we kindly ask you to fill out the application form and write about yourself. May this process help you to clarify your intentions and also for us to serve you better. You can contact reneegarland@gmail.com and we will answer any questions you may have. Once you fill out the application form, and pay the deposit, you’ll receive an email confirmation and further details regarding the pilgrimage. The journey will start when you decide to sign up, for as a special offering we will be hosting zoom meetings together online. Here we will meet one another in sacred space, start sharing our meditation, and answer questions to help you to prepare for this amazing deepening journey ahead.  

Refund policy
We hope no obstacles will come in the way for your participation, may the journey be smooth and easy! However, we can never know what the future brings and if something happens that you do not have a say over, like sickness, we have the following refund policy:
If we can fill the spot with another participant then we will give you full refund including deposit but excluding transactional fees.
If not, then: Full refund until Jan 1. Minus transaction fees.  50% deposit refund until March 16. 0% deposit refund after March 16, unless we can fill your space.

Earth Element Women's Yatra Himalayas, India

May 16-26, 2019 Upper Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh

Sarasvati Details

Imagine gathering with your sisters from around the globe in sacred circle with the Himalayan mountains as the backdrop. The air is fresh and clear, the rhododendron trees are in blossom, giant white fluffy monkeys sit pensive in the trees above. We will start each day with our beautiful Morning Puja, deep slow asana, meditation, and pranayama honoring all of the elements but especially what grounds us.

The focus of our journey will be the element of Earth on this Yatra. Sharing our best grounding practices, tuning in to what supports us, and how can we be supportive to others. We feel deep in our being that women who gather together in sacred space is one of the strongest tools and biggest gifts we can give to ourselves and one-another. It’s necessary, it’s been in our makeup for thousands of years, and it’s extremely healing, relaxing, restoring, and realigning. It’s exactly what we have been waiting for. Pair that with the landscape, spirit,  and traditions of India, and this journey is bound to be a life changing experience for all.

Days will be steeped in Vedic ritual and philosophy, connection, honoring sacred feminine, pilgrimage to sacred sites, nourishing food, sublime nature walks, fire ceremonies (yagna), Classical Indian Ragas, and so much more. The first 7 days we will be mostly staying at the lodge in “retreat” mode, and the last 3 days will be “excursion” time where we will travel to local temples (Including H.H. The Dalai Lama’s Temple, shopping trip, hot springs and so much more!)

Faculty

Sharada & Renee Garland

Sharada brings her deep knowledge of Ancient Vedic wisdom, paired with years of experience leading women to find themselves through spirituality and connection. She is a wonderful teacher and guide filled with so much grace who continually journeys around the world to share her knowledge and gifts. She’s a trained classical Indian dancer, and has traveled and lived many years in India, including Swami Dayananda’s Ashram.

Renee brings to us her 18 years of living and traveling on and off in Mama India. She started visiting India from 20 years old, and faced many challenges as a young blondie importer in the subcontinent alone. But above all else, her thirst for spiritual teachings and textiles always won, choosing to continually follow her inner heart callings. Our offering to you is to create a sacred container where you will feel welcomed into Indian culture in a safe, nurturing, and fun way together as sisters.

Om bhumidevyai namaha

Lakshmi Details

We have room for 12-14 women maximum. We are providing beautiful shared accommodation at a stunning high mountain lodge with double occupancy. Other arrangements might be possible to be made upon request. We ask a 500$ deposit to secure your place in this Yatra. The early-bird price including accommodation and food, airport pick up, and all excursion costs is $2100 USD for the 10 days, not including airfare.

After the early-bird deadline by Jan 1, full price is $2400 USD. Renee will arrange the airfare so that we can all come in at the same time for most ease and enjoyment. Payment in full is due by March 16, 2019.

Sign up

Dear sister, we kindly ask you to fill out the application form and write about yourself. May this process help you to clarify your intentions and also for us to serve you better. You can contact reneegarland@gmail.com and we will answer any questions you may have. Once you fill out the application form and pay the deposit, you’ll receive an email confirmation and further details regarding the pilgrimage. The journey will start when you decide to sign up, for as a special offering we will be holding some zoom meetings together online. Here we will meet one another in sacred space, start sharing our meditations and answer questions to help you to prepare for this amazing deepening journey ahead. 

Refund policy
We hope no obstacles will come in the way for your participation, may the journey be smooth and easy! However, we can never know what the future brings and if something happens that you do not have a say over, like sickness, we have the following refund policy:
If we can fill the spot with another participant then we will give you full refund including deposit but excluding transactional fees.
If not, then: Full refund until Jan 1. Minus transaction fees 50% deposit refund until March 16 0% deposit refund after March 16, unless we can fill your space.