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Yoga - Reiki Intensive Retreat
Level 1 and 2 Certification Course
From 25 June to 08 July, 2013
What is Reiki?
Reiki means the universal life-force energy. 'Rei' represents pure consciousness, 'Ki' is life-force that pervades the entire universe and known in yoga as Prana. The art of joining “Rei” with “ ki ” is known as Reiki.
Reiki treatment is given by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
For more info. about Reiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki
About the Teacher
Dr. Aji Kumar, Grand Master in Reiki
Born in a humble farming family in Kerala, Aji was a civil Engineer with the Government for eight years, before he decided to quit his material life for the sake of sharing and healing Reiki. Since 1999 Aji has completed several courses in Alternative science and also registered as Holistic Practitioner from International University of Alternative Medicine, Calcutta, India.
He founded the White Shadow center in his native Munna hills in Kerala where he is currently based. Since 2000 he has been teaching and healing many clients all over India and also worked for two years in Europe. At the present he is one of senior Reiki Grand Masters in South India. Aji Regularly visits Russia and other European countries, besides teaching in various places in India.
Aji has been teaching and treating several hundreds of yoga students coming to our retreats since May 2011. More 150 of our Yoga students have been initiated into Reiki by Aji and each one has a story to tell, about the miraculous power of Reiki on their body-mind-spirit.
Retreat Donation / Fees:
US$300 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit is needed for booking a place. The balance amount can be paid after your arrival here in Cash or Credit Card. For Non-USD currency, we charge as per the current exchange rates from www.xe.com at the time of payment.
The above given fees includes all classes, all meals and accommodation. Doesn't include Flights, Airport Transfers, Day-tours or any other transportation costs.
From 25 June to 08 July, 2013 (14 days)
You are welcome to come for one week also: from 25 to 30 June or 01 to 08 July, 2013.
Arrive: 25 June or 01 July - both days are off-days for Rest or Mysore Tour
Depart: 01 July or 08 July - Any time of the day/night.
Additional days of Stay
You are welcome to stay here for a few days before/after the course dates by paying an additional charge of $10/day for twin-share, $20/day for Private room applies. Food charges extra - max. $10/day, depends on how many meals you take.
We have a two week Yoga Immersion Retreat from 10 to 23 June, 2013 at the same location. If you have time and interest please check Yoga Immersion page in our website.
06.00 - 06.40 am: Meditation and Kriyas (Neti)
07.00 – 09.00 am: Hatha Yoga & Pranayamas (Gentle & Advanced Separate)
09.00 – 11.00 am: Brunch & free time
11.00 – 01.00 pm: REIKI
2.00 – 02.30 pm: Fruits & Tea time
02.30 - 04.00 pm: REIKI
04.30 – 06.30 pm: Hatha Yoga & Pranayamas
06.30 – 07.00 pm: Yoga Nidra /Meditation
07.00 - 08.00 pm: Dinner
08.00 - 09.00 pm: REIKI / Video Shows (optional)
Snap-shots from past Reiki Courses @ Yoga Vidya Retreats in Kerala:
If you have never heard about Mysore, it is known as the capital of yoga in South India and a perfect gateway to explore South Indian culture steeped in thousands of years of past Hindu Heritage. It is located in the middle of all cultural and spiritual places in four South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
What made us to change to Mysore, instead of Himalayas, is it’s good weather throughout the year and it meets a lot of our practical needs like transport, comfortable rooms and proper food etc. The cultural feasts of this place can balance the 9 hour a day intensive training you will be going through a month long very special time of your life.
For more information about Mysore please check our Orientation Guide or else:
Peridot Inn is a 3 Star Corporate guest house specialized in hosting the groups. During our retreats we are taking the entire place, along with lawns and outdoor restaurant.
All the rooms are a luxury for Indian standards and meets International standards of hotels with spacious rooms furnished aesthetically and the private bathrooms with western toilet seats, hot showers and sinks etc… We chose this seemingly a bit expensive facility as we found from our past retreats in Himalayas and Kerala that without a comfortable sleep and nourishing food, our students can't focus on the course. A good sleep and proper food can make a big difference in how you enjoy this intensive retreat.
We will be doing yoga in a huge hall on the top floor and two other halls within the same building can be used for morning gentle yoga classes and for teaching practice during the second half of the course. Two huge lawns are also available for yoga whenever the weather permits.
This Inn has ample staff to keep the rooms and campus clean and to change the sheets and towels regularly.
All rooms are connected with Wi-Fi access and Intercom phone.
Internet Center at the reception and Laundry Service are available within the campus at a nominal cost.
Foods & Drinks
We provide sattvic Indian foods & drinks, which are less spicy and beneficial to the practice of yoga and meditation. Meat and fish are not allowed in our campus. Eggs can be provided on demand, if you think you need more proteins.
05.30 am: Hot Lemon Ginger Drink or Tea without milk
09.00 am: Brunch with Kichdi, two curries and chapati etc..
02.00 pm: Fruit Salad with Herbal Drinks
07.30 pm: Indian Light foods with vegetables, salads and occasional desserts.
We understand that Indian food is new to your stomachs and make sure that you are getting the right food. If anything doesn't suite your tummy, we will provide you with bread, porridge, cornflakes, eggs or any other alternative food that suites your stomach.
We will be organizing a Cultural Tour on days-off for visiting all the important places to expose you to the magic of India. The tour costs are NOT included in the course fees and needs to be paid separately. It will cost about $10 to $20 for this trip.
How to Get Here?
There is one small domestic Airport in Mysore but the flights are not that regular at the moment. You will have to fly into one of the International airports like Bangalore, Calicut, New Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai and then take a connecting flight to Mysore, if it is available on that day.
Nearest International Airports: Bangalore (BLR) / Calicut (CCJ)
Bangalore International Airport, well connected with all the cities around the world, is about four/five hours driving distance from Mysore.
Kozhikode (also known as Kozhikode) International Airport in Kerala is well connected with all cities in the middle East like Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait, Doha etc.. There are many connecting flights from the middle east to Europe, Africa and USA/Canada routes. It is about five/six hours drive to Mysore, through forest beautiful hills and forests on the way.
One can also fly to New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and then take a domestic flight to Bangalore.
We organize safe Airport Pick-up with our personal drivers and staff to pick up /drop back the students from/to from both Airports at any time of day or night. For Single females arriving late night or early morning we request you to wait at the airport or we can arrange a hotel closer to airport -- as we don't want to any risk with female students during night. If there will be two/three students it might be okay to drive down to Mysore during the night also.
Our designated person will be standing at the Exit Gates holding a placard with our school name. At least two emergency telephone numbers will be given in case if you have any difficulty in finding our person at the airport.
Estimation of Airport Transport Costs:
From To Mysore Driving Cost in INR Est. USD Est. Euro Bangalore 150 Km. 4 hours Rs. 3000 $60 €45 Calicut 200 Km. 5 hours Rs. 4000 $80 €60
Check the available Flights to Bangalore or Calicut: www.ixigo.com
Normally most of the students arrive one/two days before the course start date and also leaves one/two days after the course closing date. So, it is possible to share the car / costs with other students, if you don't mind waiting at the airport for a while. Majority of our students arrive between 12 midnight to 8 am. We will be coordinating the arrival timings with students and if necessary arrange the hotel rooms, if you would like to wait for others to join you.
Cheaper option by Buses (for day-time arrivals)
If you are a seasoned traveller arriving during the day time, you can easily take buses from Bangalore or Calicut to Mysore. There are special Volvo buses from Bangalore airport to Majestic (Central Bus Terminal) from where you can catch a bus to Mysore every 30 minutes. It will cost about $10 for both buses, but it can take at least 5 to 6 hours, depends on traffic in Bangalore city.
There are regular buses from Calicut to Mysore which takes about six/seven hours and costs less than $10.
We are just a call away to advice you at any time on your journey: +91 9567442239
Trains from other parts of India
Mysore is well-connected with trains / buses from all four directions of Bangalore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There are also long journey trains from/to New Delhi, Mumbai and all other Indian Cities, but not advisable for travellers new to India. If you can write us from which part of India you want to come we can tell you what is the easiest way.
Check the available trains from here: www.indiarailinfo.com
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