India

Incredible India 2019!    Karvansarai-Travel

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•  Soul Stirring     •  Life Altering     •  Vibrant and Mystical

Yoga Retreat Adventure — March/April, 2019

There’s probably no other country that blazes its way into your memory quite like India does. An exotic blend of deeply spiritual, energetically modern, and endearingly old-fashioned; experiencing India is a profound and powerful experience. Take your yoga beyond your mat, as you journey to the very heart and origin of yoga.

PART I — Himalayan Yoga Immersion: 6 days

Join Julie Murphy and Karen Pagano at the foothills of the Himalayas, in this “Little Tibet” region of India, where history, spirituality, and culture merge together.

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We’ll enjoy daily yoga, we’ll explore the town of McLeod Ganj, which is where His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides, and we’ll sit in meditation in His Holiness the Dalai Lama Temple.

Julie received the extraordinary gift of meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on her first visit to India … who KNOWS what may happen on this trip 😉

Yoga Immersion — Part I

•  A full Yin Yoga Immersion

•  Yoga Nidra Meditation

•  Exploration, discussion, and yoga philosophy

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• Includes Yoga Workshop with Yogi Sivadas, who guided Julie through her 500-hour yoga teacher certification on her first visit to India. What a joy to return for his teachings, as he shares his practical wisdom and deep knowledge of the vast subject of yoga.

PART II—Vibrant Rajasthan — 7 days

Continue with Julie to take your yoga off the mat and into Rajasthan, the “Land of Kings”— the fabled realm of maharajahs and their fairytale palaces and majestic forts. Add to that the jungle safari and wildlife encounters of a luxury, 1920s-style, classic safari camp … this is India at its vibrant best

The enthralling city of Jaipur, the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. And a classic safari stay in the Ranthambore National Park  —the finest habitat in the world to search for tigers in the wild.

We’ll enjoy:

  • Daily yoga to keep travel stress at bay
  • Jaipur excursions/cultural experiences with local guides
  • Private jeep tiger safaris 

About Your Retreat Hosts

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Julie Murphy discovered the joy of yoga in her home country, South Africa, and has several 200-hour and 500-hour certifications from the US and India. She is well known for her soothing voice and Yoga Nidra guided meditation recordings, enjoyed by thousands on Insight Timer, Spotify and other online platforms. In 2018 she traveled to India again, to complete an additional 200-hour certification in Yoga Nidra. Julie is inspired by yoga as a way for anyone to reach their full potential—in body, mind and spirit.

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Karen Pagano is considered one of the pioneers of Yin Yoga in South Florida. Her yoga studies took her to Seattle, WA, Bali, and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala for her certifications in Hatha Yoga and Yoga of Sound. Karen’s teaching emphasizes an awareness of energy flow which allows students to expand joyfully into all areas of their lives.

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With a complex and culture-rich history, India has fascinated for centuries    …    Join us on our life-changing yoga travel adventure and experience this magical country of contrasts.

 

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