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YOGADVENTURES Presents:

Join us for our annual Navratri Immersion Lunar Prana Flow
October 11 - 19th

"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." - Amanda retreat participant 

Accommodations and Meal Plan Starting at : $1582

  • Name: Navratri Immersion Lunar Prana Flow (optional)
  • Guides: Shiva Rea
  • Dates: October 11 - 19
  • Facebook Page: HERE
Join us for our annual pilgrimage to India during one of the most auspicious and healing times of the year to visit Kerala -the Fall Navaratri. From new moon towards full moon, we will follow the ritual cycle for rejuvenation as we enter the Vata season of Fall with greater grounding and self-care..   From our spiritual home of Kerala overlooking the Indian Ocean on the Malabar Coast of Kerala India.  Throughout our journey you will cultivate the rejuvenation practices of the "living flow asharam".  We balance the solar and lunar arts of healing yoga, meditation, prana vinyasa flows, kalarippayatu, and cultural programs so that we open to both the magic and peace of this sacred place.   Our special India Yatra (sacred journey) is for the art of life rejuvenation while opening to pilgrimages of ancient power and giving back.  A portion of your teacher training fees goes to supporting the clinic attached to the CVN Kalari Chikilsa Kendram.

 


 



Curriculm / Syllabus

 

Awaken your connection to your understanding of the regenerative power of the moon as we explore the art of lunar prana vinyasa – meditation in flow.

In this immersion, we will cultivate the root of Chandra Namaskar and explore meditative dancing warriors in a lunar flow as we learn how to skillfully lead lunar wave sequences.You will receive the transmission of lunar elemental namaskars as movement mediation along with lunar prana vinyasa sequences integrating mudrasanas (long holds with inner visualization).

You will also focus on learning basic prana flow self-massage for embodied knowledge of connective tissues, release of dense muscles, and awakening circulation of blood flow, lymph and prana flow. Everyday we will focus on the art of lunar hands on assist through self-massage and basic supportive flows from Ayurvedic Kalari-based massage which help lubricate and restore the inner and outer body.

Learn how to cultivate the inner arts of lunar meditation, mudra and mantra as ways of transforming stress, offering peace to a changing world, as we learn to nourish ourself which still being warriors for peace.

Hightlights Include:

  • Learn chandra namaskar with mantras and lunar dancing warriors with connecting vinyasas for all-levels of practice and energy.
  • Explore the art of rejuvenation, restoration, and lunar prana flow®.
  • Learn four primary lunar sequences to develop hip opening, forward bending, twists, backbending and inversions in a meditative flow
  • Learn basic prana flow® self-massage flows with ayurvedic herbal healing oils, massage balls, and tuning forks.
  • Focus on the hands on assist and energetic alignment for the lunar families of asanas,
  • Experience Lunar meditation, mudra and mantra for inner and outer renewal
  • Focus on teaching meditation with poetic language to create a lunar bhava (feeling mind).
  • Receive a workbook of sequences and background and Shiva’s favorite elemental music playlists.
Required Readings

None currently required for this training.

Required Online Programs

1. Roots (Foundation) Pathways of Prana Vinyasa - Lunar Sequences

 


Experience an immersion into the art, practices, and realization of the yogic-tantric view of the “body as temple”. Your immersion will bring you into the capital city of Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram for seven Kalari Shakti daily practices at CVN Kalari with Shiva’s teachers leading to the practice sequence of the “Puttara Vandanam” or core namaskar of Kalarippayatu. These sessions will be complemented by sunset yoga sessions for the entire retreat with Shiva as well as special programs. This will deepen your experience of yogic embodiment and initiate you into the practice of Kalarippayatu – a requirement for teaching any aspect of the KalariVinyasa pathway in Prana Flow.

Teacher Intensive Includes:

  • Kalari practice at CVN Kalari with Sathyan Narayan and Rajeshekaranarayan
  • Video sequence of the Kalari Vinyasa developed by Shiva to practice in preparation to teach
  • Daily transportation to and from Trivandrum for Kalari in private taxis (this is an interesting 30 min drive each way)
  • Teacher training credit including opportunity for permission to teach the Kalari Vinyasa developed as a preparation to Kalarippayatu by Shiva with video certification post-training (This option is for 200-500 hour program electives, cannot be substituted for core modules)

About Kalarippayatu

Experience a dynamic introduction to the ancient Indian martial art form kalaripayattu, or kalari, and its shared roots within yoga and Ayurveda. Kalari is an embodied art form that is considered to be one of the oldest “martial art” forms in the world as warrior training is part of this profound and beautiful fluid form. Practiced in a Kalari – a temple created on the raw earth – this form complements the sacred relationship to the body in yoga while giving expression to the embodied power of shakti that is received from the earth and liberated through movement flow, meditation and marma massage. Shiva’s roots are part of CVN Kalari in Thiruvanathapuram with her teachers Sathya Narayan and Rajashekaran Nayar who will be leading the intensive. The fees support the clinic of CVN Kalari which treats patients at a low cost.

Required Reading:

  1. When the Body Becomes All Eyes: Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian Martial Art by Phillip Zarrilli
Required Online Courses:
  1. Flow like a River: Intro to Kalarippayatu in the Tradition of CVN Kalari

Our special India Yatra (sacred journey) is for the art of life rejuvenation while opening to pilgrimages of ancient power and giving back. A portion of your teacher training fees goes to supporting the clinic attached to the CVN Kalari Chikilsa Kendram.






Registration

Navaratri Immersion Lunar Prana Flow

October 11 - 19th, 2018

** As this is a popular time of year in Kerala (Navratri) our rooms for our intimate group are filled * HOWEVER * you may still book your accommodations directly with our resort HERE * Or email them directly mail@manaltheeram.com *  Be sure to let them know you are joining Shiva Rea's group * Please register for the retreat and/or teacher training portion below:
 


*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.

*We have limited practice space connected to the hotels we reserve. Booking the Teacher Training portion of our program only is not an option unless you also have booked with our accommodations listed. 

*If your desired retreat is sold out please add yourself to the wait list as we will offer advanced registration opportunity to the wait listed for next year*


Sanctuary

 


Our retreat center sits atop a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean, spreading over an area of 15 acres of lush greenery. Traditionally-styled Kerala wooden houses, bungalows and cottages are widely scattered down the contoured hills among the coconut groves and other naturally preserved plants.

  • Relax in a swinging hammock beneath the shady coconut palms.
  • Bathe in the brilliant sun on the beach.
  • Swim in the soothing waves or pool overlooking the ocean.
  • At sundown, soak in the beauty of a thousand lamps as they gleam from fishing rafts at sea.
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunsets!!

Amenities & Services:

  • Telephone
  • Safe Deposit Locker
  • Mail and Message Handling
  • Safe Keeping of Baggage
  • Doctor on Call
  • Money Change
  • Gift Shop
  • Tours and Travel Division
  • Car Parking
  • Room Service
  • Hot Water
  • Laundry
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Beach Decks
  • Indoor and Outdoor Games
  • Boating
  • Ayurveda Treatment and Massage (optional)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
About Ayurveda Centre

At the Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Centre, ayurvedic therapy is integral to the very spirit and essence, offering a variety of treatments including rejuvenation therapy, shirodhara, ayurvedic massages, and panchakarma. Our retreat includes three (one and half hour) Kerala style Ayurvedic massage.

Other optional treatments include, shirodhara, marma massage, abhyanga and more. You may book optional treatments after your initial consultation when you arrive.

For additional nights stay outside our listed retreat dates, please contact the retreat center directly at: mail@manaltheeram.com and their website is: http://www.manaltheeram.com/

*We have limited practice space connected to the hotels we reserve. Booking the Teacher Training portion of our program only is not an option unless you also have booked with our accommodations listed.

 



Travel Information


INDIA VISA:

Effective January 15th, 2010, the Indian government has introduced new requirements for all visa applicants. All applicants, regardless of nationality or visa type requested, must submit a copy of their birth certificate or school diploma. Please do not submit the originals. If submitting a diploma, it must be a High School Diploma or above.

You will need a travel visa for travel to India, please begin this process as soon as possible.  Here is a link to one organization we have used - you may find others that suit you.

https://www.indiavisa.org.in/

**Please note as with all our retreats it is your responsibility to determine proper travel documents and immunization requirements for your stay**

 AIR TRAVEL:

Trivandrum Airport (TRV) is the nearest airport to Somatheeram. Ground transport is included in the retreat package from TRV airport only on the listed start and end dates of the retreat.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

All transfers to and from Trivandrum airport to Somatheeram are included in the price of the retreat. Please send your flight itinerary to our retreat coordinator for ground transportation so we can arrange with retreat center. Arrival time is preferred by 2 pm. Departure time is preferred after 2pm, if possible. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Travel insurance for all of our Yoadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at SquareMouth.com. Please send proof of insurance to retreats@yogadventures.com

For more info on India check out: www.incredibleindia.org

*Yogadventures Cancellation/Refund Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to hold your space for each event and is due at the time of registration. Full balance due must be paid 60 days prior to event start date - if we do not receive by this time we will automatically charge to the card we have on file from your initial registration. Cancellations must be sent in email to retreats@yogadventures.com - please be sure to get a confirmation that your cancellation was received. --60 days or more prior to the event: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee. --59-30 days prior to the teacher training: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat within 2 years --29 days or less prior to the event you are responsible for full payment and your card on file will be charged.






Your Guides

About Your Guide: Shiva Rea

Shiva's retreats explore the art of yoga in practical, creative and life transforming ways. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is a leading teacher of Prana Flow yoga worldwide. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world.

As a global adventurer, she has lead over 80 retreats and pilgrimages nationally and internationally as well as served as a creative catalyst for conferences, festivals and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts including the third annual Yogini Conference of Kripalu and Omega. Shiva writes for Yoga Journal and is the author of award-winning CD's and DVD's to empower and transform yoga home practice.

Daily Schedule

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.
  • If you would like to enjoy the resort outside of our retreat time together please arrange additional night accommodations directly with the Mandaltheeram

Yogadventures Start/End Times:
Most of our programs begin approx 4-4:30pm local time and end the morning of the last day - there will be a Kalari practice on the last day (19th) please plan travel accordingly



FAQs

What can I expect on a Yogadventures retreat?

Fun, connection, transformational yoga, celebration, nourishment, relaxation, release, uncovering self discovery layers, embracing the prana of nature, sacred living, rituals, living flow....

Do I need yoga experience?

No, we welcome all! Depending on if you chose the teacher training portion there may be some prerequisites and required reading and prepatory online courses. See Teacher Training Tab

When will I receive trip details?

You will receive a welcome letter from us approximately two weeks before the retreat, you will also receive a confirmation letter upon registration and a prep letter about a month before the event.

Can I arrive early and stay late?

Unfortunately we are unable to book any additional stays outside our retreat dates. Any addition stays need to be arranged directly with the venue. Please see Venue Tab

What’s Included?

Please refer to the Retreat Flow Tab for more details, but typically we include all lodging, breakfasts/brunch and most dinner meals. Each event varies, but we often include 1-2 excusions and a few other special treats. Yoga and meditation classes are included, however the teacher training yoga portion is additional

Can I go on a Yogadventure by myself?

Yes! May of our Yogadventurers our come alone and leave with lifelong friends. If you’re traveling alone, a yoga retreat is the best way to meet new people with similar interests in a safe and healthy environment.

How many people will be on the retreats?

Depending upon the retreat but we host typically ~50 yogis!

What type of food is offered?

We always enjoy delicious food on our retreats and strive to include organic, fresh ingredients, vegetarian/vega options as often as possible.

What should I bring?

You will receive a more extensive list in your welcome letter, however some suggestions are yoga mat/props, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes, layers for all weather, sunglasses, headlamp, book, journal, reusable water bottle, and an openness to flow!

How much free time do we have?

We offer a healthy balance between our group time and solo free exploratory time. Depending on the Yogadventure we will be in nature, we may be inside some of the time, we always have long breaks mid- day ... staying open to the flow of all and needs of the group.

Do I need extra cash? How much?

See the event Retreat Flow Tab to see all that is included. If you choose to go on any optional excursions you will be responsible for the costs and the retreat center can help you arrange for your needs. Please see Venue Tab

How do I get from the airport to the retreat center?

For most of our retreats you will be responsible for your own airport transfer unless stated otherwise. Our facebook page for each retreat is a good place to connect with other to arrange shared travel.

Do I need to book my own flight?

Yes, you are responsible for your flights and travel arrangements and details. You can find helpful suggestions on our Travel Tab and itineraries can be found on our Summary Tab

When should I book?

We are big fans of "the sooner the better" - we also often have Early Bird Specials for those to register early - more often than not our retreats sell out!

Is travel insurance mandatory? How do I purchase it?

Yes!  Travel insurance for all of our Yoadventure retreats is mandatory. We are unable to have your participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight. You can find many options at SquareMouth.com. Please send proof of travel insurance to retreats@yogadventures.com

Is my ticket refundable?

In the event of cancellation:
60 days or more prior to the retreat: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee.
59-30 days prior to the retreat: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat only within 2 years.
29 days or less prior to the retreat: forfeit all retreat money rendered.

Do you have discounts available?

We offer a limited number of early-bird prices to make our trips as accessible as possible. We also offer occasional giveaways and specials on Shiva's facebook page and in our PULSE newsletter

What is the teacher training portion?

 This is for those wishing to gain hours towards certification in our Samudra School of Living Yoga - you can find more details on our Teacher Training webpage and our Teacher Training Tab  

 



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"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.

"The experience shared with you all was such a cleanse for so many aspect of my life, lots of unwanted things were released from my being in those potent days that set me up for my amazing new experiences, I'm grateful" - L

"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" - K

"my time with you all was so transformative and the connections I made with the tribe were priceless" -N.

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"thank you so much shiva, this week i've felt like my cups is so full feeling of freedome it feels so good and i know its from the experience you gave at the the retreat"  -D.