Ascension Meditation Course
This 3-Day Ishayas' Ascension Meditation Course is great for beginners to meditation, and also
more advanced students. People from all levels have expressed great
appreciation for this technique in enhancing their experience of Peace
throughout the entire day.
During this 3-Day course, you will be taught techniques from the ancient
Ishaya tradition, with a lineage that is linked to Shankaracharya in the
Advaita Vedanta tradition (teaching of non-duality).
During this highly charged and auspicious festival, we will partake in traditional Hindu ceremonies
including daily puja, yagam and homam. These ceremonies will be held at the home of Divine
incarnation, Sri Shakti Amma. Shakti Amma will perform many of these pujas, which are pure
devotion to the Goddess Sri Narayani (Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi). Sri Narayani has
Unconditional Love for all of humanity, and this can be felt by those who spend time at Shakti
Sacred Sites Tour
Saran will guide the group in Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry, Auroville and Mamalapuram. During
this tour you will get an intimate experience of all the most beautiful and auspicious places in
Tiruvannamalai, specifically at Arunachala. Saran will give guided tours of Sri Aurobindo Ashram,
and the Ganesha Temple dedicated to the Remover of Obstacles, the Elephant God and son of
Parvati and Shiva.
Polarity Therapy - Energy as medicine
Bruce Burger, author of Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness and founder of the
Heartwood Institute, will be leading this 18-Day APP certified career training course (earn 90
Maha Deepam Tour
Maha Deepam is perhaps the most auspicious festival of Shiva, celebrated in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil
Nadu. Deepam is a time in which deep spiritual devotion and sadhana (spiritual practice) can be
performed, with great results. Deepam, meaning Light, is an ancient festival, which revolves around
events relating to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma (the three primary masculine Gods of Hinduism).
Maha Shivaratri retreat
Maha Shivaratri calls for a night devoted to worship of Lord Shiva. This event happens to be on the
14th night of the new moon in the month of Phagun (using the Jyotish Calendar). According to
popular belief, Lord Shiva is said to have performed the ‘Tandava Nritya’ on this night. Many other
legends and beliefs have been associated with this day.
Meditation Retreat in Tiruvannamalai
Meditation Retreat will include careful meditation instruction, helpful for beginners and also those
wishing to return to a simpler mindset. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Tiruvannamalai for this
retreat, with a small group. There will be yoga asana guidance most mornings before breakfast, and
meditation guidance in the mornings after breakfast. There will be plenty of time to meditate as a
group, and personal time when needed.
Women's Retreat - With Mikaela Oven
This women's only retreat, lead by Mindfulness and Conscious Parenting Teacher and Writer
Mikaela Oven, will be a very nourishing environment in which to celebrate and nurture your heart,
body and mind in a circle of women. Our exploration will include mindfulness and compassion
practice, ritual, discussion and seva. The retreat will be held primarily in Tiruvannamalai, but will
also include time visiting Auroville/Pondicherry and spending some time at Sri Narayani Amma's
(an incarnation of the Goddess Narayani) ashram near Vellore.
Pranic Healing Course
This Certified Pranic Healing Course will, will cover much material, offering Level 1, Level 2, and
Level 3 all in this one 12-Day Course. All Pranic Healing classes will be taught by Dr. Syed Afzal, who
specializes in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Pranic Healing. There will be daily (optional)
Yoga classes to start the day. Following Yoga and breakfast, the classes will start, and go until lunch.
After lunch and a short rest break, Saran will lead the group in local tours.
Group Tours Retreats
On this page you will find our list of scheduled Tours and Retreats. Toward the bottom of the page
is a list of optional tours & retreats that we do not currently have on our schedule. You can request
one of these tours if you have a group you want to bring or are traveling with a few others.
If you wish to bring a group (great for Yoga/ Meditation Teachers & Healers) of your own, please
contact us and we'll help arrange the perfect group tour or retreat to suit your needs.
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