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The Joy of Being: Yoga & Chant Retreat in India with Fabio Giaccone, Julia Deutscher and Brenda McMorrow

Join Fabio, Julia and Brenda for this unique experience: a 10 day Yoga & Chant Retreat at the beautiful Vérité Guest House in the International Community of Auroville. Each day includes yoga with Julia and Fabio, chanting with Brenda, 3 delicious organic, vegetarian meals, plus the infinite possibilities that India has to offer!
Dive deeply into this heart expanding journey of body, spirit and song!

Verites Community, Auroville Tamil Nadu, IN
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

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When

Feb 1 to
Feb 10
2014
03:00 amto05:00 am

Price

899 €

899 € ($1,200 USD) for the first 6 registrants
999 € ($1,340 USD) until the end of September, 2013
1099 € ($1,470 USD) after October 1, 2013
(Applies per person in a double / double / single, excluding arrival and visa)

Full Description

Take advantage of this special opportunity to deepen your yoga practice while enjoying a holiday in yoga’s motherland!

We will practice traditional hatha yoga (asana and pranayama) each morning and evening, and you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Bhakti Yoga practice of Kirtan chant each day - all the while connecting with like-hearted people from around of the world and discovering more about the multifaceted realm of yoga and the secrets of India.

Everything is wonderfully green this time of year in South India, with the temperatures still pleasant at around 24-32 ° C. It is the best time of year to travel to the south of India.
The community of Auroville is described as “a project, a living experiment and a spiritual society… the purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity” It is a multi-national community, populated with many artists and innovators. For more information visit:

Small group, maximum number of participants: 17

There is plenty of free time for optional excursions such as:
Visiting the Auroville community and it’s projects; visits to and Anugama MeditationMusic at the Matrimandir; shopping, holistic treatments and enjoying time at the beach; visiting the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, sight-seeing and shopping in the charming town of Pondicherry; trips to the holy city Tiruvannamalai or to the “rock carvings” in Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram).

We can also decide spontaneously to take small separate day tours with an Auroville resident to various Indian temples in surrounding villages
(any costs associated with the activities above are not included in the retreat fee).

Accommodation / Food
We will be staying at "Vérité", an idyllic eco-community guest-house which is surrounded by greenery, in cozy single, twin or double rooms, enjoying delicious organic, vegetarian meals.

Your investment:
899 € ($1,200 USD) for the first 6 registrants
999 € ($1,340 USD) until the end of September, 2013
1099 € ($1,470 USD) after October 1, 2013
(Applies per person in a double / double / single, excluding arrival and visa)

Retreat Includes:
2 yoga classes daily and one chanting session
11 nights accommodation in a twin / double / single room (rooms are assigned on a “first come, first serve” basis according to when you register)
3 organic, vegetarian meals daily
Sheets, towels, laundry, internet, bike rental, free use of the “Guest Lounge” with Kitchenette
Retreat does not include:
Cost of participation in other activities in Auroville (such as a day tour, various holistic treatments, etc.)
Food on excursions
Taxi for excursions to Pondicherry and surrounding area
Arrival (flight, visa, taxi to and from the airport)

Requirements:
An open heart and an open mind!
A willingness to engage in the unexpected - India is full of surprises :-)
Our teaching style will allow everyone to have their individual skills nurtured accordingly, whether you're a beginner or have been doing yoga and/or chanting for some time.
We focus on attending to each participant’s individual needs.

Retreat Leaders:

Fabio Giaccone & Julia Deutscher
Fabio & Julia, founders of the Ananda Yoga Zentrum, Germany are celebrated Yoga teachers who have spent much time traveling through India discovering it’s secrets and sharing their discoveries far and wide with students at teacher trainings, classes and retreats throughout Germany, Italy and India, with Auroville being their beloved second home.

Brenda McMorrow
Devotional Chant Artist Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous Bhakti Yoga practice of Kirtan. Brenda is invited to share her music at chant at festivals, workshops, retreats and concerts across North America, Europe and Asia. Auroville is where, years ago, Brenda first began delving deeply into the beauty of Kirtan.

More Information and registrations:

Euro Registrations:
Ananda Yoga Zentrum - Kempten, Germany
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Dollar Registrations:
Brenda McMorrow
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