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“Illuminate Your Soul: Lights of Diwali Tour & Yoga Retreat in the Heart of North India”

Has it been a while since you’ve really focused on your spiritual practice, OR EVEN ON YOURSELF?  Do you want to return to what matters most to you, but you’ve just been too distracted?  Perhaps you know there’s something profound in yourself that you want to explore, but you don’t even know where to start.

If this resonates with you, then I invite you to join me and some of my favorite friends and teachers on the Lights of Diwali Tour and Retreat, where you’ll embrace your divinity, learn about and practice deeply esoteric Yoga and meditation techniques, connect with like-minded seekers, and explore the spiritual home of the philosophies we love.

OCTOBER 26th-NOVEMBER 10TH 2024

Northern India is a mystical universe in every sense of those words: the sounds, the constant buzzing of movement and life, the incredible tastes and sights! It’s almost an overwhelming sensory experience.

There’s nothing quite like standing at the entrance of an ancient palace in Rajasthan and imagining the jeweled kings and queens walking the same halls, or hearing temple priests singing mantras during a candlelit aarti ceremony as the incense and burning ghee perfumes the air. It takes you to another place inside your heart that allows everything around you to become sacred once again. You know you have been enchanted with India for as long as you can remember!

For 16 absolutely incredible days of your life, you will be immersed within some of the most historically significant and stunning locations in Northern India, including intricate temples, opulent palaces, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and holy waters where you can literally wash your karma away and start your practice again with an open heart and a fresh perspective.

The intention is to marinate our senses in the beauty and majesty of the Golden Triangle and through Rajasthan to remind ourselves of the sacredness within every detail of life and have the kind of eye-opening experience that grounds us in the present moment.

Running your fingers over the intricate carvings of Akshardham Temple or the white marble walls of the Taj Mahal can take your breath away. Thinking of all the time and attention that the creators of these beloved structures put into every detail is mind-blowing. 

Sometimes we forget that the same time, love,  and attention must also be given to our own Temple Body and to our own spiritual practices. We forget who we really are, absorbed in routines and habits, and we lose track of time.

This body our consciousness inhabits is also a divine creation, as miraculous and powerful as the Himalayas. We are the priests and priestesses of this Temple Body, co-creators of one of life’s greatest mysteries, and we must remind ourselves of our magic!

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Embraced by the shimmering waters of its enchanting lakes, Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, unveils its most magical and vibrant facet during the celebration of Diwali. As the sun sets over the majestic Aravalli Hills, the city begins to transform into a kaleidoscope of colors and lights. The serene lakes, including the iconic Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake, come alive with the reflection of countless diyas (oil lamps) that adorn the ghats and surrounding structures. The flickering flames, set against the backdrop of Udaipur’s regal palaces and ancient temples, create a mesmerizing spectacle that captures the essence of Diwali’s spiritual significance.

Strolling through the narrow, winding streets of Udaipur during Diwali is an immersive experience in itself. The aroma of incense mingles with the sweet fragrance of marigold garlands, and the bustling markets showcase a dazzling array of traditional handicrafts, colorful attire, and festive treats. Locals and visitors alike partake in the joyous atmosphere, exchanging greetings and indulging in delectable sweets. Udaipur’s Diwali celebrations offer not just a visual feast but also a spiritual rejuvenation, as the city resonates with the harmonious blend of cultural traditions and the timeless beauty of its lakeside setting.

 

The pinnacle of our adventure will be a 50-hour program in Rishikesh, the Home of Yoga. For 6 days, we will engage in intensive practice: meditation, yoga asana, pranayama, masterclasses, shatkarma, lectures, and satsang.

Your days will be heart and mind-opening deep-dives into your Self, your Temple Body, your practice, and your lifepath. Discussions on the sands at the banks of the Ganga River, sunrise Vedic mantra chanting, Q&A sessions with sadhus and gurus, and on the 7th day, we will rest and explore Rishikesh.

YOUR FACILITATOR

J’aime Blakely, a Yoga Psychologist, has been practicing and studying Classical Yoga Darshana since 2006. J’aime has received a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health and a religious doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences.

J’aime is an expert in the practice of Yoga as a treatment for stress disorders and the subtle body systems of Hatha and Tantra Yoga as a psychological framework for transformation.

J’aime will be your lead hostess, but has invited several of her friends and teachers to join as guest teachers including members of the Samadhi Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh Yog Sansthan, and more.

DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – PUSHKAR – CHITTORGARH – UDAIPUR – RISHIKESH – HARIDWAR

Here’s what you can expect on this transformative tour:

 Specialized Yoga and Meditation Classes: Immerse yourself in thematic yoga sessions led by J’aime, exploring various esoteric yoga practices and meditation techniques to enhance your well-being and deepen your understanding of the metaphysics of Classical Hatha Yoga. 

• Yoga Philosophy Discussions: Engage in insightful conversations about yoga philosophy, providing a deeper understanding of the ancient principles guiding the practice.

• Transformative Breathwork Experiences: Experience the power of breath with transformative breathwork sessions with Claudia, offering a totally new experience of pranayama and connectivity with the subtle body.

• Personalized Spiritual Guidance: Receive personalized spiritual guidance to enrich your spiritual journey and deepen your connection with yourself.

• Entrances to All Tourist Destinations: Enjoy hassle-free access to all the tourist destinations on our itinerary, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and history of each place.

• 3 Vegetarian Meals a Day: Indulge in delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals, specially selected to support your well-being throughout the day.

• Private Air-Conditioned Tour Bus: Travel in comfort and style aboard our private air-conditioned tour bus, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable journey between destinations.

• Domestic Flights: Seamlessly navigate the vast landscapes of North India with included domestic flights for your convenience.

• 4-Star Shared Accommodation: Rest and rejuvenate in comfortable 4-star accommodations, historic havelis, desert glamping tents, and cozy rooms in yoga ashrams, offering a variety of unique and enriching experiences. Private accommodations are available for an extra fee for those that prefer their own space.

• Tour Guide: Benefit from the expertise of our local Rajasthani Bilingual (Spanish and English) tour guide, ensuring you have all the information and assistance you need during the journey.

• 50-Hour Yoga Retreat with Certification: Deepen your yoga practice and gain certification with a 50-hour Yoga Intensive, offering a structured program to enhance your skills and knowledge.

• Live Translation: For our Spanish-speaking guests, we will have live translation so you never have to miss a word!

• Tour Book: A printed guide for you to take home with interesting information about every location we will visit, including history, mythology, important facts, and images.

CONNECT WITH ME

I’d love to connect with you to discuss how this retreat will fulfill your particular needs and interests.  Any doubts or questions?  Let’s talk about them.  Also, if you’d like to join us for part of the event, we can do that too! This retreat includes private sessions with your facilitators, all of whom are counselors, yogins, doctors, or psychologists –  we are specialists in spiritual practice, and we can provide you the guidance you need on the Yogic Path. Let’s schedule a call!

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I have created an online program in Yogic theory and practice that may interest you if you are looking to broaden your knowledge in the more philosophical and occult practices of Yoga but cannot join me in person. I also offer psychological guidance following the methods of Vedic Counselling and Yoga Psychology, private in-person workshops, and online courses on the following subjects:

  • Yoga Philosophy – Principles of Samkhya and Classical Yoga Darshana
  • Asana and the Principles of Alignment
  • Yoga Psychology and Meditation
  • The Subtle body of Classical Tantric Yoga and the New Age
  • Therapeutic Yoga – Yoga and Meditation techniques to relieve stress, anxiety and depression
  • Yoga Teaching methodology, business, and ethics
  • History of Yoga – From Pre-Vedic to Modern times

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