Retreats

Buddha & The Yogis, “The Illuminated Subtle Body” In Molokai, Hawaii with Robert Thurman & Michele Loew

Location: Molokai, Hawaii
Dates: January 4th - 9th 2019 (5 nights)

A Yoga & Meditation retreat in Paradise, in an intimate setting with world renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman,  who will share the Buddha’s teachings with us daily and guide us through meditation practice & dharma talks.

Joined by Michele Loew, who will be sharing two yoga practices a day, accessible to all levels, which will focus on awakening our connection to the subtle body via asana and pranayama in the morning and restorative practices including Yoga Nidra in the evenings.  

A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.

Thurman travels internationally lecturing to universities, companies, conferences and think tanks. He is a gifted communicator who can make complex concepts understandable introducing challenging ideas with intelligence and humor in a down to earth and comprehensible way.

He reasons passionately that H. H. the Dalai Lama, a true man with no worldly rank, is the most practical leader of world leaders, with principles that must be heeded by them to avert the worst outcomes of our present global crisis: nonviolent dialogue in place of war, environmental restoration in place of consumerist exploitation, inter-religious mutual affirmation in place of ideological competition, hope and determination in place of cynicism and denial. When these are widely implemented, we cannot fail to have a world renaissance of an amazing peace, beauty, compassionate justice, and shared joy!

Situated on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai, on a private working ranch.  Pu'u O Hoku Ranch.  Only 11 rooms, so this will sell out quickly and be an intimate setting..

January 4th - 9th 2019 (5 nights);

What’s included:

5 nights Lodging, 3 organic meals on the Lanai sourced from the farm, Study with Professor Thurman, and Yoga sessions with Michele.  

One special guided sunrise meditation walk to the very east end of Molokai to watch the sunrise and the whales.

One guided hike to the amazing Halawa waterfalls.

Free time in the afternoons to meditate or play on the secluded beaches.

What’s not included:

Flights and transfer from airport to ranch (about 30 miles).

$950 per person based on double occupancy shared.  ($850 for Tibet House Members)

$1600 single.  ($1525 for Tibet House Members)

$300 Deposit required to hold your spot.. 

Payment plans available (email info@theyogaspace.com for more information)

Don’t miss this opportunity to start the New Year in beauty and clarity from inspired yoga practice with these master teachers in this intimate and natural setting.  

Ladakh, India with Michele Loew "Illuminating the Subtle Body Meditation & Yoga Retreat"

Location: Ladakh, India
Dates: June 28-July 7th, 2019

Join Michele for a trip of a lifetime in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Ladakh, India.  Home to the Dalhi Lama's Summer Palace, and a pilgrimage place for yogis and Tibetan Buddhist practitioners.  This sacred center is located between the highest mountains in the world, the Himalayas in the South and the Karakoram in the North. 

The high elevation and this sacred ground will support our practice of Yoga Nidra, Gentle Yoga Asana, and Pranayama to support a deeper meditative state of being, clarity and illumination of our Subtle Bodies. 

The Retreat and lodging will be held at Nimmu House:  http://ladakh.nimmu-house.com/

Students can choose from Glamping in luxury tents with En-suite bathrooms, or guest house rooms.  Vegetarian meals will be included, and dietarty restrictions accommodated.  We will have outings with expert Ladakhie guides to nearby temples & monestaries such as Alchi, hiking, and also shopping excursions optional. 

Michele has chosen this time of year in India because it is the best for the Himalayas, but also there will be a Total Solar Eclipse the week of our retreat.  This will not be visible from Ladakh, but it will be felt and support our practice profoundly.  What you are practicing and committing to during an eclipse can be felt for at least 6 months if not much longer. 

We will fly into Delhi and stay for 2 nights at the Trident Gurgaon Hotel.  https://tridenthotels.com/hotels-in-gurgaon

The Basic Retreat is based on 2 nights in Delhi & 6 nights in Ladakh.  Michele will be in Sri Lanka the week prior and staying on in India the week after, and is happy to talk to you about adding on excursions to this trip or recommending places for you to explore unguided. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

•    6 nights lodging Glamping in Ladakh or accommodations inside Heritage House.

•    Three vegetarian meals daily in Ladakh

•    Two Yoga Practices & Meditation Practices a day with Michele

•    Transportation to and from airports to hotels.

•    2 nights hotel room Trident Gurgaon Delhi, breakfast included

•    Day Trip to Alchi Monestary (optional)

NOT INCLUDED:

•    Airfare to India & Ladakh

•    Optional excursions or spa treatments

•    Alcohol

•    Gratuities for Staff

•    Personal Items or Souvenirs

•    Travel insurance (We Always Recommend)

*    Meals in Delhi outside of included breakfast

*    Indian Visa

ROOMS:

-Glamping In Ladakh (Tent with bathroom) & Deluxe room in Delhi – Single:  $2900

-Glamping In Ladakh (Tent with bathroom) & Deluxe Delhi - Shared double per person: $2000

-Heritage house Room Ladakh & Deluxe Room in Delhi- Single:  $2850

-Heritage house Room Ladakh & Deluxe Room in Delhi- Shared Double per person:  $1950

A $700 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. Refunds – less deposit – are available 45 days prior to the retreat. Cancellations WITHIN 45 days of retreat will not receive a refund. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, inclement weather, etc.) but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels.

To be safe, we highly recommend travel insurance.

Michele will be assited by Radhika Tipre, a yogini that is from India and has taken Michele's 500 hr. Teacher Training.  Radhika will be coordinating much of this trip and is availale to answer questions about her native India.  Please feel free to contact her at r_tipre@yahoo.com.   Or to contact Michele, please email:  http://michele@theyogaspace.com

 

 

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