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Location: The Himalayan Institute in Khajuraho, India

Contact:
officeguru@thewildtemple.com
530-277-4444

Prices
  • $2,225.00 – Retreat Price - Paid in full by January 16, 2018
  • $2,025.00 – Early Bird Retreat Price - Paid in full by November 1, 2017

$50 - application Fee - due with application; non-refundable; goes toward retreat cost
$500 - deposit - due within 2 weeks of acceptance; non-refundable; goes toward retreat cost
$2225 - Retreat Price - Due paid in full by January 16, 2018
$2025 - Early Bird Retreat Price - Due paid in full by November 1, 2017

Alchemy of Transformation 100hr. India Meditation Retreat

With Brooke Sullivan and Daisy Marquis

March 7 - 19, 2018

In March of 2018 Brooke and Daisy will lead a group to the Himalayan Institute campus in Khajuraho, India, the ancient Tantric city unprecedented by its beautiful {erotic} temple architecture. Designed to support students and practitioners in unplugging from life and to recharge at all levels, the immersion’s focus is Meditation and the Tantra Yoga of the Himalayan Sages. A retreat setting, this campus boasts beautiful flora and fauna, serenity and quiet for indepth practice (a rarity for India), western style modern accommodations, 3 daily vegetarian meals, morning and evening chai time, guest lounges, wifi access & close proximity (easy day trips) to the historical Temples of Khajuraho, shopping & Ayurvedic treatment spas.

Students will deeply appreciate the Shakti-filled charge of this ancient-meets-modern setting. Practicing here, as well as visiting such places as the 64 Yogini ruins, will enliven the teachings as well as connect students more strongly to the living flame within their own hearts. New students are welcome if they have taken at least one program with Brooke or Daisy or an equivalent program of study/teacher. (See www.thewildtemple.com (or call us!) for current programs offered prior to this meditation retreat that can be taken as prerequisite).

This experience, this trip…is like a Lotus Flower. Each day a petal opens, until each of us… Lotus-beings…become fully opened. -B. Gabriel, retreat participant, 2016.

The mystical & magical are everywhere in India: in the shadows of the ruins of the temple structures, in the streams of Ganga water poured from the copper vessels of pilgrims, the sensual beat of drums, local dancers and ritualized ceremonies emitting light & musky incense & the rare treat: the Naga Baba’s (naked Sadhu covered in ash) black stares, which are filed with love and hints of the Divine Mother. No matter what we are looking at, we see from within. Travel in India can either divulge beauty or black magic, disorder or blessed perfection, beautiful souls or lives filled with sorrow. Our perspectives change like the wind… and whether we are home or abroad, the ancient sages knew that the key to so many of our issues lie in the resolution to pause, become still, listen, reflect and turn inwards. Many of our answers lie in the temple of our own body. Retreat to find yourSelf.

Journal Entry, Khajuraho India 2016 (by Brooke)

It all begins with the sun and the moon. From the temple rooftop to those sitting under the bodhi tree in the wilderness sanctuary of our Himalayan campus, a profound force coupled with remarkable ease guides us all. The unwinding of truth and falsehood’s have been our ultimate teachers, mind and hearts taking us each to deeper levels of understanding during our time together. We begin to feel more and more complete and in awe of the magic here, each day we sit, each practice in the loving power of the shrine, over steaming mugs of spicy chai or simple walks by the owlet’s tree. The cosmic beings reflect our inner moods with their outer movements.The hands of the setting sun reach out from the mountain tops to touch her voluptuousness, this glorious full moon. And in return, her sweet glow simultaneously emerges from the other side of the world, shining through the treetops. From the temple roofs to the bodhi tree, we all watch in awe, as we are caught in the union of cosmic embrace and everything inside and out, is brought into balance.

A Sample Day in Khajuraho

5:30 am      Morning chai
6:00 am The sweet melody of morning prayers of the Himalayan Tradition permeates the crisp morning air of the HI Sri Vidya Shrine
8:00 am Enjoy a nourishing breakfast
9:00 am Garbha Griha open for darshan until 10a.m.
10:00 am Private Retreat Activities
12:30 pm A hearty lunch to delight your taste buds
2:00 pm Private Retreat Activities
4:00 pm Savor the British tradition embraced by India as you refresh yourself with afternoon homemade Chai and a tasty snack
4:30 pm Private Retreat Activities
5:00 pm Garbha Griha open for darshan until 5:55pm
6:00 pm Gather in the Sri Vidya Shrine for evening prayers (verses from Saundaryalahari)
6:15 pm Supper brings you together again to share the day’s experiences
8:00 pm Private Retreat Activities
9:30 pm Quiet hours begin
10:00 pm Lights out for restful slumber and silence hours to soothe your inner being until breakfast

 

Alchemy + Kundalini 100hr. is an advanced yoga training immersion within The Sage Yoga Teacher Training’s advanced yoga teacher studies — Sage Wisdom. Students who take this course along with two others offered under the Sage Wisdom series, are eligible to be certified at the 500 hour level through the international directory of yoga teachers, Yoga Alliance. It is required that students have at least a basic steady spiritual practice and foundational knowledge of yoga to attend. A practice of at least 2 years of yoga and/or meditation is highly recommended.

Overview of Topics Covered:

  • The Twilight Language of the Sages
  • The 6 Gems of ParaYoga
  • Sri Vidya Tantra vs. Kundalini
  • Laya Yoga (the dissolution of the elemental forces of nature, emotion and mind held within the chakras)
  • Prana & Cranio Rhythms: Sacred Touch Into the River of Life
  • Secret (hidden) cave practices of the Tantrics
  • EarthSun/Moon/Fire
  • Vichara; Active Self Inquiry
  • Yoga Nidra & Sankalpa Shakti
  • Siva Sankalpa Suktam
  • Meditation
  • Mantra Jappa
  • Overview of Kundalini vs. Prana Shakti
  • Devi Sadhana
  • Fire Ceremonies

What is The Sage Yoga Teacher Training?
The Sage Yoga Teacher Training Program is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga training rooted in The Himalayan Sage Tradition. Offered through The Wild Temple School of Yoga + Herbal Wisdom and taught by Brooke Shannon Sullivan, this is a unique and powerful program that weaves ancient techniques of the living tradition of Himalayan sages into the modern mind and life. Drawing from Yoga Science, Tantric Philosophy, and Botanical Wisdom, this program offers a profoundly integrative and deep training. The program starts with foundational studies that guide each student deeply (as well as safely and effectively) toward becoming advanced practitioners. The Sage Yoga Teacher Training Program teaches about love, faith, and power in a non-dogmatic format, where interactive discussions are the highlight and students discover and begin to embody what is True for them (in relation to topics such as power, oneness, fear, the monkey mind, dharma or one’s life path, right/wrong, emotional and physical health, etc…). The practices and course topics are designed to awaken each student’s own inner teacher and empowered self, leading them into successful lives with rich relationships, and with the strength to shift unhealthy habits and an increased capacity for patience, love, & compassion. The Sage Yoga Teacher Training Program is dedicated to anyone interested in self-transformation through the yogic path and/or becoming a yoga teacher.

 

Photo Credit: Brenna Geehan

 

About the Teachers

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Brooke Sullivan

Brooke Sullivan BA, e-RYT500 is an herbal yogini, writer, retreat leader, practitioner and educator of the Science and Philosophy of Sri Vidya (ParaYoga) Tantra. She is the director of The Wild Temple School of Yoga and Herbal Wisdom and lead teacher of the 5 spoked, traveling yoga program, The Sage Apprenticeship. An initiate of the Himalayan Sages, her passion is […]

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Daisy Marquis

Daisy has been facilitating growth in awareness and vibrant health for students and clients in the Asheville area for 20 years, through yoga, energy healing, meditation, and holistic herbalism. Her special focus is Subtle Herbalism, exploring the deeper dynamics between the natural world and humanity, particularly the power plants have to assist us in becoming […]

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