About

Rejuvenate and awaken your life-force with our winter retreat during the sacred time of Maha Shivratri - the celebration of the union of Siva and Shakti and one of the great sadhana festivals in the world. Our special India Yatra (sacred journey) is for the art of life-rejuvenation while opening to pilgrimages of ancient power and in giving back through solar light program.



We begin in our spiritual home of Kerala for the Temple of Rasa retreat overlooking the Indian Ocean on the Malabar Coast of Kerala. 




Part two of our yatra continues to the ancient city of Varanasi for the new moon festival of Maha Shivaratri - this year falling on Shiva’s 50th birthday. 





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 flows, kalarippayatu, prana danda yoga, sacred text study, kirtan, and cultural programs so that we open to both the magic and peace of these sacred places. Each location will be part of the 1008 Be-A-Light Solar Lanterns for Peace seva program which each participant can be apart of local seva (service) and giving back.



Overview

Yogadventures

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.

 

Registration

Not included in registration fees ~

  • transport to India (available by travel agent or on your own)
  • transport within India (available by travel agent or on your own)
  • transport to hotels (available by taxi or travel agent)
  • tips for luggage & massage therapist, restaurant staff
  • personal ritual offerings

Yatra 1 ~ Kerala:
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Yatra 2 ~ Varanasi:
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