Incredible India Yoga Retreat
You will be spending most of your nights there. Ideally situated just two-minute drive or few minutes walk from the bus stand, and 10 minutes drive from the Pushkar Railway Station. Hotel Pushkar Country Side Resort offers lawns or gardens, internet facility, parking facility, and sightseeing. Its closest tourist places are Pushkar Lake and Brahma temple. The guests can watch the fish in the shimmering lotus lake, see history reincarnated in the etched walls of ancient temples, and also relax in lush green gardens with waterfalls. At the hotel’s restaurant, pure organic vegetables and fruits are being used for cooking highly delicious and mouthwatering foods. At the hotel’s coffee shop, the guests can enjoy lip-smacking hot or cold coffee. Perfectly designed rooms are well-equipped with satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet access, and room heater. The visitors can also take a beautiful view from the balcony or sit out. Babysitting service, handicap facility, and laundry service are offered to the guests. The countryside resort was established in November, 2011 in purpose to provide a peaceful stay in surrounding nature for the traveler who loves to relax and peace in between natural scenes like mountains, valley, greenery, vegetable, and flower farms with the surrounding area. The countryside resort is one of the coolest places in 100 kilometer area because of the green area around and it is situated near the lake. In the winters, there will be a white icy shadow of the garden and trees on it. The Country Side Resort in Pushkar is famous in between families, couples, and honeymoon couples for their lovely view and for their full peace and privacy atmosphere.
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Food and Alimentation:You will be served two meals a day, breakfast and dinner. Vegan and vegetarian food options are available for the participants. The day we will stay in New Delhi, we will have dinner at the hotel or at an nearby restaurant and is NOT included at the final retreat cost.
A few words about Ivana:
Ivana (Ishwari Devi Das) was born in Zadar in 1980, and her “re-birth” happened in 2006, when she started her journey of physical and spiritual transformation. In her “past life” she was veterinarian, the profession she chose as she always felt connected to Mother Earth and all living creatures. However, a deeper spiritual meaning was missing and was sent to her in her mid-twenties in a form of her first spiritual teacher, Jagannth das. Patiently and intensely, he guided her through Bhakti yoga and taught her first techniques of Hatha yoga. INTERNALLY GRATEFUL, SHE CONTINUED ADVANCING IN BHAKTI YOGA AND STUDYING SHRIMAD BHAGAVATAM AND OTHER SACRED VEDAS, WITH PROFOUND INSPIRATION AND DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THE SPIRITUAL MASTER, WHO TRANSLATED THEM INTO ENGLISH, SRILA PRABHUPADA. Other inspirations woven into her yoga practice include her time spent in India, where she met her spiritual teachers and teacher of Raja and Ashtanga yoga, who confirmed her that she is on her chosen path and encouraged her to continue advancing in her Yoga teacher education. She met her teacher Sandra Petra Pintaric at Kirtan Retreat in 2010 and entered Divya Yoga School, where she progressed intensively and got her Yoga teacher certificate. Ashtanga with Petra and classes with Sandra were filled with patience, creativity, deep asanas and friendly advice, that formed Ivana’s unique practice today, for which she is eternally grateful. Over the last decade that she has partially spent in India, her other home, Ivana practiced her Yoga with teachers as Andrej Ram, Yannis Andristsos and many others. She is a follower and practitioner of Goudie Vaishnava Sampradaya legacy. Yoga made it possible for her to develop a gift of healing and extra sensorial capabilities through which she practices karmic diagnosis, cleansing and strengthening the aura, thus helping people in many different ways.
A few words about Elena:
Elena Mouratidou is a Certified Yoga Teacher from Dharma Yoga Center (NYC), Jamtse School of Yin Yoga (USA), Bihar Yoga Bharati Institute (India) and Yoga Alliance USA E-RYT® 500, YACEP®. With more than 5000 hours of Spiritual Energy Medicine and Yoga Teachers Trainings beside the most inspiring teachers from all around the world, Elena became a Yoga Sannyasin (BYB, India) and, for more than a decade she follows a holistic lifestyle through Yoga and Healing practices. In 2012, together with her beloved husband, she founded Anahata Yoga Studio, a place where Western Yoga meets Eastern Spiritual Medicine practices and empowers a holistic approach for healthcare. In 2014, under the guidance of her teacher and friend, Sri Andrei Ram and of a great shaman from Peru, Dr. Pio, she was initiated in Spiritual Healing Practices and Fire Ceremonies rituals from the Indigenous and Native Americas Cultures, a path that she continues to follow with love and devotion. In 2018, Elena became a proud mama of her daughter, Iris. Through Motherhood, she became determined to follow her inner calling to inspire women in need and empower their Goddess Warrior Archetype. As a female guardian and leader, she is training women to step into their power and create the life that their heart desire. Through her ongoing love for a holistic lifestyle, she is following the Ayurvedic Healing Course under the supervision of the American Institute of Vedic Studies and Dr. David Frawley, a world-renown Hindu teacher (Acharya) and author. Besides, Elena immersed herself in many therapeutic practices for Women’ Healing together with spiritual chanting, sound healing and Indian music courses under the guidance of well-known sound teachers and musicians. Teacher’s teacher for many students globally, Elena keeps traveling extensively to coordinate and teach 200hr and 300hr Yoga Alliance® Trainings, Holistic Lifestyle Retreats, Yoga Philosophy courses, Inner Healing Practices, Women Empowerment Circles and Aerial Yoga Teachers Trainings. Teaching Yoga for Elena means sharing life, riding the waves, rising in Love. Her teaching approach is a result of her own transformation; a powerful blend of Classical Hatha-Raja Yoga science, Intuitive Energetic Flow, Native American practices and Sound and Fire Healing rituals, as a holistic path to inner happiness and harmony with the flow of life. Elena strongly believes that through our inner healing, we can reach the Highest Level of Consciousness so that we become Guardians of the Light and transform the downside of the world forever. Her teachings are an offering to the Sacred Feminine, the Divine Mother, Pacha Mama.
Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Brahma with its creation. Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples are not very old because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The most famous among all is the Brahma temple built during the 14th century. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world. Other temples of Brahma include Bithoor in Uttar Pradesh, India, Khedbrahma in Gujarat, India, village Asotra near Balotra city of Barmer district in Rajasthan, Uttamar Kovil (one of the Divya Desams) near Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, Carambolim near Valpoi in Goa, Mother Temple of Besakih in Bali, Indonesia, and Prambanan in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Pushkar lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in October to November for a period of seven days.
Jaipur is the capital and the largest City of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also know as the Pink City. We are going to visit Hawa Mahal or the Palace Of the Winds, one the important places to visit in Jaipur, and also Amber Fort located amidst the Picturesque and rocky Aravalli hills.