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India Retreat

Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Retreat

October 14th - 27th, 2015
Living Flow Ashram - Energetic Vinyasa, Ayurveda and Kalarippayatu

Our inner fire is our vitality, truth, soul’s calling and devotion. Experience a retreat of a lifetime to India, as we offer our 10th annual Living Flow Ashram in a relaxed, yet invigorating rhythm in a healing ocean sanctuary overlooking the Malabar Coast of Kerala. Every participant will receive seven days of massage with the option to experience a rejuvenating panchakarma or just the Kerala style massages. 


Our “Living Flow Ashram” is created with love by Shiva and Demetri with special guest musicians, pujaris and the teachers from Ayurvedic center. We will live in the rhythm of vinyasa, spending most of our hours in natural light and the fresh prana.Through morning and evening meditation, transformational prana flow yoga and your choice studying Kalarippaytu with Shiva's teachers or relaxing deeper into the ayurvedic treatments, we will integrate into our cellular body the process of living flow in rhythm with the pulse of life.


Located at the southern tip of India, Kerala is one of the most culturally rich areas of India, and is blessed with lush green coconut palms, forests, paddy fields, rivers and beautiful beaches. We will embody the connection to the elements with outdoor yoga practice under the coconut palm trees in the sacred yoga space that Shiva helped establish in this sanctuary 10 years ago. This year our pilgrimages retreat coincides with the full moon and the auspicious Attukal Pongala, the largest gathering of women in the world for a day of reigniting their fire with the main Shakti temple - an event that blesses men and women as we care for our inner fire collectively. We have the intention of having Darshan with the living saint, Ammachi (depending on her program dates) and pilgrimage to local temples.

 

This Retreat offers a 10-day Living Flow Ashram

Based upon the teachings of Krishnamacharya's lineage, Tantra, Sacred Arts, Ayurveda, Bhakti and Somatics, Embodying the Flow models the synthesis approach to integrating the roots and evolution of living yoga that Shiva has been pioneering for over 20 years of teaching in the fertile soil of LA's yoga community and annual retreats to India. 


We will create a Living Yoga Ashram during our training as a community-based, dynamic, creative, and rejuvenative approach to teacher training. You will begin teaching the first day and leave empowered to begin practice teaching or elevating your current teaching.

Our unique program also provides year-long support for living vinyasa through Samudra's Global Online program with a community of teachers.

What’s Included in Retreat for Everyone

  • Daily transformational Prana Flow - Energetic Vinyasa overlooking the sea with Shiva and special musical guests
  • Daily mantra-mudra meditation and prana vira flow practice with Demetri and Shiva
  • 10 days of shared accommodations at Manaltheeram/Somatheeram Ayurvedic retreat center (a few single occupancy spaces are available).
  • Gourmet Kerala cuisine 
  • Shiva, Shakti and Ganesh Temple blessings with coconut throwing for removal of inner and outer obstacles
  • Outdoor Fire Ceremony and evening cultural programs
  • Space to rest in the hammocks  by the sea or explore between the morning and late afternoon practices.
  • First and Last days for rest and massage with a optional pilgrimage day half-way during the training (transport not included and divided amongst participants according to sign-up for $10-25)

Choice of Packages:

Full Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Package:

Includes Ayurvedic consultation, seven days diverse Ayurvedic treatements including unique Kerala-style massage, shirodhara, steam bath and many special ayurvedic treatments with 2-3 therapists at a time. This package includes three meals a day.


Core Ayurvedic Regeneration Package (includes Ayurvedic consultation, seven Kerala-style massages and two abundant meals each day (brunch + dinner).


Teacher Training
Body as Temple Practice Intensive with Shiva Rea and teachers of CVN Kalari, Gurukaal Sathya Narayan and Rajashekaran Nayar - click here to learn more about the teacher training module

For more information or to register for this retreat, please contact retreats@yogadventures.com

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