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Dance with the Divine Yoga Retreat to Kolkata, India- Kali Ma

Join us to deepen your physical and spiritual practice and honor your unique connection to the divine within -- all in motherland of yoga and the sacred home of the Goddess. Jai Kali Ma!

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Where

1/1B Upper Wood Street, Kolkata - 700 017, Kolkata Kolkata, IN
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

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When

Sep 21 to
Oct 1
2016
20:00 pmto20:00 pm

Price

$2,295

Total Program Cost: $2295 Early Bird: $1995 ** paid in full by May 25, 2016
**Early Bird (before ) save $300

Full Description

Join Senior Hathavidya teacher, Lisa Benner for the inaugural retreat of the “Dance with the Divine” series, a series honoring and celebrating the divine within us all. This opening retreat celebrates Kali Ma, mother nature herself! Our retreat will be held in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal, the name of which is derived from the Bengali word ‘Kalikshetra’ meaning the place of Goddess Kali.

“As a Mother, Kali was called Treasure-House of Compassion (karuna), Giver of Life to the World, the Life of all lives. Despite the popular western belief that she is just a Goddess of destruction, she is the fount of every kind of love, which flows into the world through women, her agents on earth.” ~

The retreat will be held in workshop style and will include two comprehensive yoga classes daily of asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. In our practices we will explore the elements of creation culminating in a moon ceremony on the dark moon and a visit to Kali’s temple in Kolkata. In between sessions will be ample time to relax, enjoy the grounds of our beautiful resort and travel to nearby Kolkata to explore the regions culture and sites. In addition enjoy one major and one minor ayurvedic treatment (abhyangam, shirodhara, etc) for your enhanced relaxation and rejuvenation.

Join us to deepen your physical and spiritual practice and honor your unique connection to the divine within -- all in motherland of yoga and the sacred home of the Goddess. Jai Kali Ma!

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What a Participant Can Expect
Trip to Kali Temple
New Moon Ceremony
1 major and minor Ayurvedic Treatment (for example abhyangam, shirodhara, rasayina)
Three delicious vegetarian meals a day prepared by a team of specially trained chefs under the guidance and supervision of a dedicated panel of experts.
Comprehensive yoga classes including asana, mantra, meditation, pranayama and philosophy
Free time to rest, reflect, explore the beautiful resort grounds or travel to nearby attractions.
Sacred community within which to share, learn and grow
The guidance & support from a seasoned and knowledgeable teacher
Free holistic health consult to prepare your body and mind for the trip

Through our experience-based approach, students will also experience, first-hand, the transformative physical, mental, and spiritual effects of an intelligent yoga practice.

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Registration
Where: Kolkata, India
When: September-October 2, 2016
Total Program Cost: $2295 Early Bird: $1995 ** paid in full by May 25, 2016
**Early Bird (before ) save $300

All non-refundable and non-transferable prices include an $800 deposit required upon registration. Full tuition must be paid before the beginning of the program or specified early registration rate.

Applications for payment plans are accepted. Details are determined on an individual basis. Participants are responsible for full cost of retreat.

To participate in the retreat please email:

Included in your tuition: Three delicious vegetarian meals per day, lodging and accommodations, and a comprehensive yoga program under the guidance of a seasoned teacher allowing you to really retreat. Travel not included in pricing

About Lisa
An actor, mover and dedicated breather, the moment I was introduced to yoga, I knew it was for me. I came to yoga shortly after I discovered pilates, and found I was able to use both to correct and improve different physical issues, including scoliosis and chronic headaches. For a long while I practiced both, but yoga won my heart. I graduated from Sonic Yoga’s 200 hour Teacher Training program, and Hathavidya’s 1000 hour program. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500 as well as Pre-Natal, a certified Holistic Health Coach, and the director of 200 hour Teacher Training and Corporate Wellness programs for Hathavidya. I teach at various locations and in teacher trainings around New York and internationally.

I teach from the Hatha philosophy in the Vinyasa style, creating each class on a theme, and incorporating pranayama, mantra and meditation. Strong attention is given to alignment. I am greatly honored to be able to share the transformations that yoga brings, to coach individuals towards their vibrancy, to teach and to continue to learn. Many thanks to my precious teachers, including Will Duprey, Susan Duprey, Johanna Bell, Lauren Hanna and Jonathan Fields.