India


YOGA VIDA

JOURNEY TO INDIA

In February, we’re headed back to one of India’s most sacred places – Vrindavan. We will be staying at the Jiva Institute under the care of its Founder, Dr. Satyanarayana Das Baba-ji as we immerse ourselves in an authentic Indian cultural experience. We will have daily lectures with Baba-ji, yoga classes, and guided trips to the holy places of the region including Krishna’s birthplace, temples, and boat rides on the Yumuna river. We will visit a Goshala to care for protected cows, shopping markets, and the famous Taj Mahal. This is a rare opportunity to experience a taste of traditional India. 

DATES: Thursday, February 23 - Monday, March 6, 2017
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 5, 2017
YOGA VIDA FACULTY: Mike Patton, Rob Lindsey, Colleen Herman & Laura Brandel

PRICING SCHEDULE
Single Occupancy - $1700 (flight not included)
Double Occupancy - $1500 (flight not included)
$200 discount for YV 200 hour TT, Mentorship, India, and Catskill alumni! 

FOCUS OF LECTURES (WITH BABA-JI):
Dr. Satyanarayana Das (Baba-ji) will be giving lecture on The Bhagavad Gita, an excerpt from the great Indian epic, The Mahabharata. This text records the dialogue that took place on the battlefield between Arjuna and Lord Krishna. Arjuna asks Krishna how we can act in this world and maintain a focus on Yoga. The discussion can be applied to modern times: serving as a practical guide on how to engage with life. It is both simple and complex, seemingly easy and challenging. Baba-ji will translate each verse from sanskrit and extoll on the meaning and application; we are free to discuss and ask questions as they come up. There is no prior study or reading of the Gita necessary to join in lecture. If you do not have a copy of the text, there will be a version translated by Baba-ji available at Jiva for $15.

 

JOURNEY TO INDIA

In February, we’re headed back to one of India’s most sacred places – Vrindavan. We will be staying at the Jiva Institute under the care of its Founder, Dr. Satyanarayana Das Baba-ji as we immerse ourselves in an authentic Indian cultural experience. We will have daily lectures with Baba-ji, yoga classes, and guided trips to the holy places of the region including Krishna’s birthplace, temples, and boat rides on the Yumuna river. We will visit a Goshala to care for protected cows, shopping markets, and the famous Taj Mahal. This is a rare opportunity to experience a taste of traditional India. 

DATES: Thursday, February 23 - Monday, March 6, 2017
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, February 5, 2017
YOGA VIDA FACULTY: Mike Patton, Rob Lindsey, Colleen Herman & Laura Brandel

RICING SCHEDULE
Single Occupancy - $1700 (flight not included)
Double Occupancy - $1500 (flight not included)
$200 discount for YV 200 hour TT, Mentorship, India, and Catskill alumni! 

FOCUS OF LECTURES (WITH BABA-JI):
Dr. Satyanarayana Das (Baba-ji) will be giving lecture on The Bhagavad Gita, an excerpt from the great Indian epic, The Mahabharata. This text records the dialogue that took place on the battlefield between Arjuna and Lord Krishna. Arjuna asks Krishna how we can act in this world and maintain a focus on Yoga. The discussion can be applied to modern times: serving as a practical guide on how to engage with life. It is both simple and complex, seemingly easy and challenging. Baba-ji will translate each verse from sanskrit and extoll on the meaning and application; we are free to discuss and ask questions as they come up. There is no prior study or reading of the Gita necessary to join in lecture. If you do not have a copy of the text, there will be a version translated by Baba-ji available at Jiva for $15.

 

2017 ITINERARY: 
SUGGESTED FLIGHT: Air India
DEPART FROM JFK: Thursday, February 23, 2:25pm
ARRIVE TO DEL: Friday, February 24, 2:50pm
DEPART FROM DEL: Monday, March 6, 1:35am
ARRIVE to JFK: Monday, March 6, 7:35am

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
>> 2:25pm Depart from JFK

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
>> 2:50pm Arrive in Delhi
>> 3:30pm Depart Delhi for Vrindavan
>> 7:00pm Arrive to Jiva Institute Vrindavan
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner 

 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
>> 6:30am-8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranyama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 10:00am-11:00am Jiva Facilities Orientation
>> 11:00am-1:00pm Lecture 1
>> 1:30pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:15pm Res
>> 4:30pm-6:30pm Vrindavan Practical Tour
>> ATM/Money Exchange
>> Specialty Shop
>> Internet
>> Grocery
>> MVT Restaurant
>> 6:30pm-7:30pm Rest
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26
>> 6:30am-8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 9:30am-1:00pm Vrindavan Temples
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:45pm Rest/Explore
>> 5:00pm-7:00pm Lecture 2
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
>> 6:30am-8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 9:15am-1:00pm Lodi Bazaar (downtown shopping district)
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:45pm Rest/Explore
>> 5:00pm-7:00pm Lecture 3
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
>> 6:30am-8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 9:30am-1:00pm Vrindavan Parikrama (7 mile walk around the holy town) OR Yumuna River
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:45pm Rest/Explore
>> 5:00pm-7:00pm Lecture 4
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
>> 6:00am-7:30am Yoga Asana & Pranayama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 9:30am-1:00pm Goshala (tour cow sanctuary, brush & feed cows) OR FARM SEVA*
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:45pm Rest/Explore
>> 5:00pm-7:00pm Lecture 5
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY MARCH 2
>> 5:15am-5:30am Tea & Biscuits
>> 5:30am Depart for Taj Mahal
>> 7:30am-8:00am Picnic Breakfast before entering Taj Mahal
>> 8:00am-11:15am Taj Mahal (guided tour with History PhD)
>> 9:30am FARM SEVA* for those not attending Taj Mahal trip
>> 1:15pm Return to Jiva Institute from Taj Mahal
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:45pm Rest/Explore
>> 5:00pm-7:00pm RESTORATIVE YOGA**
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

 FRIDAY, MARCH 3
>> 6:30am-8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 9:30am-1:00pm Krishna Janmabhumi in Mathura (Temple of Krishna’s birthplace) OR FARM SEVA*
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:45pm Rest/Explore
>> 5:00pm-7:00pm Lecture 6
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner
>> 8:30pm-9:30pm Cultural Performance @ Jiva (Music/Dance/Drama)

 SATURDAY, MARCH 4
>> 6:30am-8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 9:30am-1:00pm Kusum Sarovar Temple OR FARM SEVA*
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:15pm-4:45pm Rest/Explore
>> 5:00pm-7:00pm Lecture 7
>> 7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner
>> 8:30pm-10:00pm Radha Ramana Temple evening cultural program

SUNDAY, MARCH 5
>> 6:30am-8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama
>> 8:15am-9:15am Breakfast
>> 9:30am-1:00pm Explore
>> 1:15pm-2:15pm Lunch
>> 2:00pm-4:00pm Rest/Explore
>> 2:15pm-5:30pm Rest/Explore/Pack
>> 5:45pm Depart for Airport

 MONDAY, MARCH 6
>> 1:35am flight
>> 7:35am arrival at JFK

    *FARM SEVA
    On days when the group is journeying to temples and the Taj, you will have the option of performing service to the farmland that Jiva takes care of; walking distance from the ashram. Mike and Justin will be guiding these excursions with the help of Jiva. Be prepared to get dirty digging or cleaning up the land. Also note that the sun will be over head, bring a appropriate hats, sunscreen, etc.

    **RESTORATIVE YOGA
    Let the body sink into deep rest with guided posture and breath work. An excellent compliment to rigorous morning routines.

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    FREE INFO SESSION: January 19, 2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm @Noho

    GROUP ORIENTATION: February 9, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm @Noho

    INDIA FAQ

    Please email robert@yogavida.com with any questions.