RETREATS

Rtu Vidya: Seasonal Wisdom
An Ashtanga Yoga Retreat for Women

June 16 – 21 2024,
Balearic Retreats, Mallorca
Himalayan Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Nea Ferrier - Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Join authorised Ashtanga Yoga teacher Nea Ferrier for seven nights/six days on the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca for an Ashtanga Yoga Retreat curated especially for women.
 
The retreat will include;

  • personal one-on-one teaching Ashtanga yoga with woman-centric alignment and considerations
  • afternoon sessions of restorative yoga, chanting and meditation
  • Discussions on yoga and self care, through the viewpoints Ayurveda, Tantra & Menstruality
  • All meals catered by a vegetarian chef
  • Accommodation at a stunning hillside Majorcan finca.

The retreat is open to women of all ages and levels. Beginners to Ashtanga are welcome. 
 
Spaces are limited

Itinerary

Saturday June 15

  • Check in from 3pm

Sunday June 16 – Friday June 21

  • 7:00-9:00am – Chanting, Meditation. Ashtanga Yoga
  • 11:00am – Brunch
  • 12:00-4:00pm – Free time
  • 4:00pm – Philosophy/Restorative Yoga/Meditation
  • 6:00pm – Dinner

Saturday June 22

  • Check out 10am

PRICING

EARLY BIRD (BY APRIL 30)

  • EURO1900 (sharing)
  • EURO2300 (single)

REGULAR

  • EURO2000 (sharing)
  • EURO2400 (single)

RTU VIDYA: SEASONAL WISDOM
AN ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT FOR WOMEN

AUGUST 20 – 24, 2024
NØSEN YOGA RETREAT, NORWAY
Himalayan Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Nea Ferrier - Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Join Nea Ferrier for a five-day Ashtanga Yoga retreat designed especially for women.

The retreat will include personalised one-on-one teaching of Ashtanga yoga in the morning Mysore classes, as well as nurturing and nourishing afternoon sessions of chanting, restorative yoga and meditation.

Supplementing the yoga practices will be lectures and discussions centering on the topic of menstrual cycle awareness (as per the teachings of the Red School) and how this wisdom is a powerful sadhana in itself.

The retreat is open to women of all ages and may be of particular interest to mothers, women in peri- menopause/menopause, those wanting a deeper connection between their wombs and yoga or any women seeking a retreat experience combining both Ashtanga yoga and gentle, restful practices.

Suggest itinerary from Dubai

Arrival
Monday August 19
DXB – OSLO flight (7:35am – 12:30pm)
One night in Oslo

Tuesday August 20
8am train to Nosen (3 hours plus 1 hour drive)
Lunch at Nosen
Retreat starts 4pm

Departure
Saturday August 24
2:00pm check out
3:30pm train to Oslo
One night in Oslo

Sunday August 25
OSLO – DXB flight (2:35 – 11.25pm)

PRICING

  • EURO600 (sharing)
  • EURO750 (single)

BANARAS BHAKTI & BLESSINGS

November 6 – 10, 2024
Varanasi, India
Himalayan Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Nea Ferrier - Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Join Nea Ferrier for a trip to the spiritual heartland of India, Varanasi for five-day/four nights of yoga, meditation, temple visits, textiles and cultural experiences.

ABOUT VARANASI

Also known as Banaras or Kashi, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living cities. Situated on the majestic Ganges, it is an important place for Hindu pilgrimage, as well as an intriguing and soulful destination for students of yoga. Varanasi is just 30 mins away from Sarnath, where the Buddha gave his first discourse. The city also is famed for silk weaving and delicious vegetarian cuisine.
 

OUR ACTIVITIES

Our mornings will start early with sunrise yoga & chanting and the days filled with temple visits, exploring the old city as well as some time for relaxation at our stunning resort.

Activities will include:

  • evening Ganga aarti
  • Ganga boat ride
  • temple tours
  • exploring the old city
  • visit to nearby Sarnath (important Buddhist site)
  • visit to local rural villages to see silk weaving
  • shopping and trying local cuisines
  • daily yoga, meditation, chanting and philosophy including a special sunrise session on the banks of the Ganga

 

ACCOMMODATION

We will stay at a luxury boutique hotel Tree of Life, which nestled in greenery on the outskirts of the city. Featuring beautiful gardens and a pool, it offers peace and serenity in between visits to town. Each suite boasts a private outdoor space overlooking landscaped gardens and the sacred ‘kund’, complemented by intricate carved teak furniture and artistic wall paintings. A beautiful spot for our morning and evening yoga/meditation practices.
 

YOGA PRACTICE

We will practice the Ashtanga Yoga sequence in the mornings, and end the day with gentle yoga and meditation. Students of all levels are welcome to attend including to beginners.
 

DELHI OPTION

For those who would like to avoid night flights or long travel days, there is also the option to add on one night in Delhi on Tuesday November 5. The recommended hotel is Haveli Dharampura – situated in Old Delhi. Nea will organize an Old Delhi guided tour and dinner for those transiting through Delhi.

Pricing

EARLY BIRD by June 30

  • Single Room – AED 8,300
  • Double/Twin Room- AED 6,480

REGULAR PRICE

  • Single Room – AED 8,800
  • Double/Twin Room – AED 6,980

 

Pricing includes

  • Four nights stay at five-star boutique resort
  • All meals (combination of resort and local restaurants)
  • Daily tours including temples, old streets, ghats & local villages with a professional cultural guide
  • Morning & afternoon yoga & meditation sessions
  • Ganga aarti and boat tour
  • VIP entrance to Kashi Visvanath Temple
  • Entrance to Sarnath museums
  • Daily transport in comfortable Innovas
  • Airport transfers

 

Additional

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa costs
  • Additional night in Delhi/Varanasi

Spaces are limited to 12.

Suggested Flights

Departure
Wednesday November 6

  • Dubai – New Delhi / Air India / 00.05 – 04.45
  • New Delhi – Varanasi / Indigo / 10.55 – 12.15

Or arrival on Tuesday November 5 (either to Delhi or Varanasi) –

Return
Sunday November 10

  • Varanasi – Sharjah/Air India Express / 19.20 – 22.30