What People are Saying: Testimonials


"To be nourished by the healing art of Ayurveda, combined with deep daily prana flow practice is a precious gift every yogi should experience. Every layer of being being felt full of vitality and a deep peace that exudes from the swaying palm trees and the constant soundtrack of ocean waves. To experience the ritual and reverence of south India, with Shiva as our guide in the motherland of yoga has enriched my understanding of the teachings and of myself." - A.N.
 
"I had been waiting for years for just the "right" invitation to visit India, and the one from Shiva/Yogadventures was IT!  I am so glad that I had my inaugural visit to India with Shiva and the tribe.  They showed me parts and places of myself I was not aware of.  I had a deep uncovering of layer upon layer each day of the retreat.  Shedding so much, unraveling so much, day by day becoming more and more authentic with myself.  In India it is hard not to  unfurl your precious self, but with the guidance and experience of Shiva, it was truly a blessing and an experience I will always treasure"  KR
 
"The Kalari Pyatu practice in the traditional shala completely flipped my perspective of emobodying the Vira, warrior energy. This ancient practice made me feel simultaneously grounded and empowered like nothing ever has before! Plus, it is so rare to find traditional teachers of this martial art that are so warm and welcoming and the CVN teachers are!"  - Amanda
 
"To experience Shivaratrii Festival in Varanasi was a long held dream and in reality it was one of the most rich and awe inspiring initiations of my life! To be immersed in the culture and celebrations as they have been for thousands of years will stay with me forever, a privilege for any yogi to behold.A wild ride into the heart of real shiva shakti worship!"


Overview

Yogadventures

"To experience Shivaratrii Festival in Varanasi was a long held dream and in reality it was one of the most rich and awe inspiring initiations of my life! To be immersed in the culture and celebrations as they have been for thousands of years will stay with me forever, a privilege for any yogi to behold.A wild ride into the heart of real shiva shakti worship!" - recent retreat participant

Shiva-Shakti Tandava - Rasa Rejuvenation Retreat

Kerala - Varanasi - Yogini Temple India
Feb 13-Feb. 26 2017 Valentines - Maha Shivratri
with Shiva Rea and special guests Demetri Velisarius, Shiva Kumar

Yatra 1 Temple of Rasa Kerala South India
9 nights Feb. 13-22 Rejuvenation Retreat
Optional Teacher Training: Tantric Prana Vinyasa, Kalari Vinyasa, Prana Danda Yoga I, Living Ayurveda

Yatra 2 Maha Shivratri Shiva-Shakti Mandala North India
4 ecstatic nights Feb. 22-26 Maha Shivratri-Drupad Mela in Varanasi

Yatra 1 & 2
13 nights/14days 100,000 Moments of a Lifetime includes ~
  • Optional 108 hour 200/300/500 hr Teacher Training: Tantric Prana Vinyasa, Kalari Vinyasa, Prana Danda Yoga I, Living Ayurveda
  • All accommodations & brunch and dinner healing cuisine buffet
  • All yoga, meditation, rituals, special evening programs, transportation within Kerala, Varanasi
 

 


You're Invited!

Dear Friends,

When I was one year old my birthday fell on MahaShivratri. Maha Shivaratri happens on the night before the new moon between February and March, so this is somewhat rare. Next year it happens again! On Feb 26, I will be turning 50 with MahaShivratri, the great all-night sadhana festival celebrating the cosmic Dancer, Mahadev Siva!

My father gave me my name and the seed keeps unfolding as I return for pilgrimage every year to India for conscious fertilization, but this is a first.

So you are invited to this “Rebirthday" for all as we have created a sanctuary in the ancient mandala of Varanasi - Kashi - for 4 nights culminating in the all-night Maha Shivratri with a day to be in silent yoga retreat with massage the day after. We will be joined by kirtan artists, pujaris, and friends from around the world as we become pilgrims together and offer seva of solar lanterns to the local community. We were in Varanasi for Maha Shivratri eve three years ago and fell in love with the energy. So we have found a sanctuary where we can receive the depth of yoga sadhana on the Ganga, at the same time open to magic of Varanasi and the evening Drupad (ancient style of classical music/voice) celebrations.

You can meet us in Varanasi (for our immersion or a free classes) through our expert travel guide or join us with a winter regeneration retreat in our spiritual home of Kerala for all the lovers of life (Feb 13-22).

Your Valentine’s Day would begin with nine nights of massage in the spirit of Kameshvara (Lord of Love) sadhana with the option to study prana vinyasa flows, ayurveda, harmonium/voice/mantras, kalarippayatu, dance and prana panda yoga in our Yoga Alchemy Flow Arts immersion.

Please explore all details and contact us with any questions.

Love All Ways,
Shiva

Teacher Training

Juicy Prana Vinyasa teacher training is an option for those wanting to add 3 hours of study to their retreat each day.
Modules are for advanced modules Kalari Vinyasa, Bhakti Prana Vinyasa, & Prana Danda Yoga which include online support.

Optional Study in living ayurveda, harmonium/voice/mantras, indian classical dance and prana panda yoga in our Yoga Alchemy Flow Arts immersion
that allows you to continue your study online from your live transmission.

More details coming soon!

 

Retreat Flow

Our spiritual home of Kerala overlooking the Indian Ocean on the Malabar Coast of Kerala. Throughout our journey, you will cultivate the rejuvenation practices of the “living flow ashram” Shiva has designed from 15 pilgrimages to India where we balance the solar and lunar arts of healing yoga, meditation, prana vinyasa flow and cultural programs so that we open to both the magic and peace of these sacred places.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Transformative, evolutionary Prana Vinyasa Yoga
  • Kalari Vinyasa Immersion (optional)
  • Rejuvenating Massages
  • Daily Meditation
  • Evening Cultural Programs
  • Fire Ritual
  • Temple Offerings
  • Aryuvedic Teachings

INCLUDED:

  • Daily yoga/teacher training
  • Three rejuvenating Ayurveda massages
  • Pilgrimages to local temples
  • Two daily Ayurvedic Southern India cuisine buffets
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Your chosen accommodations
  • Airport transfers
  • A portion of your fees support the clinic of CVN Kalari which treats local patients at low cost.

ADDITIONAL:

  • Yoga Alchemy online courses (required for certification)
  • Required reading books (for certification)
  • Samudra School of Living Yoga teacher training application (for certification)
  • Your transportation to India and TRV airport
  • Any additional stay dates outside our retreat dates

RETREAT FLOW:

  • Welcome Letter from Yogadventures will arrive several weeks before retreat.
  • A retreat itinerary will be available on the 1st day of retreat.
  • Check-in is at 4pm on the first day listed. Program ends at 8am on final day - no morning practice check out day
  • If you would like to enjoy the resort outside of our retreat time together please arrange additional night accommodations directly with the Mandaltheeram



Yatra 2: Varanasi

Yatra 2 Maha Shivratri Shiva-Shakti Mandala

Feb 22 Travel to Varanasi
Hotel Check in - 4:00 ongoing
Rest and relaxation
Optional Ayurvedic Treatments

Feb. 23
Sunrise Meditation
Bhakti Prana Vinyasa - Siva-Shakti Namaskar Sadhana
Brunch
Siva-Shakti Mandala - Ritual, meditation, yoga, kirtan, Kabir seva with Superfood Snacks and Healing Teas by Organic India
Early Dinner
Dusk Bhakti Boat with kirtan by Arjun Baba, Haribol Das
Drupad Mela -

Feb 24 MahaShivratri
Sunrise Meditation
Bhakti Prana Vinyasa - Siva-Shakti Namaskar Sadhana
Brunch
Rest for all-night Maha Shivratri, Ayurvedic Massage
Siva-Shakti Mandala - Ritual, meditation, yoga, kirtan, pranadandayoga, seva with Superfood Snacks and Healing Teas by Organic India
Sunset Bhakti Boat on the ghats with kirtan by Arjun Baba, Haribol Das
Drupad Mela - Maha Shivratri Rituals for all-night ceremony (optional)

Feb 25
Sunrise Shivarati Puja
Rest & Ayurvedic Massage
Siva-Shakti Mandala - Ritual, meditation, yoga, kirtan, bhakti pranavinyasa, seva with Superfood Snacks and Healing Teas by Organic India
Early Dinner
Dusk Bhakti Boat ride with kirtan by Arjun Baba, Haribol Das

Feb 26
Closing Sunrise Puja

 

Travel Info

Getting to India, Thiruvanathapurana (TRV), Varanasi and Bhubaneswar

Airfare to Varanasi and Bhubanewar from Trivandrum is approximately. When you register for our retreat, we will connect you with our travel agent to insure that you have the best experience or you can find the travel arrangements.