VERNAL EQUINOX RETREAT
18 - 28 March 2020
Travel to Sikkim in India to a secluded organic 100 acre heritage farm for our annual Vernal Spring Equinox Retreat. This Spring Equinox Retreat has been created in collaboration with LYLIS©. A retreat that prepares you for the Spring Equinox, as you move from the cold dark winter months and transition to rebirth into Spring. This is an opportunity to truly connect to nature and the incredibly powerful Himalayan mountain energy where you will rejuvenate on a deep trans-formative level. Here is where you get to take a much needed break from your daily life to nourish yourself as we honor the changing seasons.
Explore the foothills of the Himalayas and rejuvenate in nature during the spring equinox as we merge out of the dark winter to rise into the light of spring, in the vibrant and sacred hills of Sikkim, India.
Duration: 10 nights /11 days
Places visited: Delhi, Biksthang, Sikkim.
Dates: 18 – 28th March 2020
The journey to the Himalayan Foothills is a life-changing experience for those who undertake it, catapulting them into uncharted inner frontiers like nothing else can. For a pilgrimage to this timeless, breath-taking and fascinating spiritual spot is like a journey within yourself. Sikkim is an intense spiritual experience, complete with the inclusion of sunrise meditations, evening Satsangs (spiritual chats) around the fire and the healing power of nature as we hike and explore the areas monastery’s and temples.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and nature of Sikkim, also known as Bayul Demajong (The holy hidden country with abundance of fruits, flowers, and medicinal plants) which lies nestled under Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world and guardian deity to the people of Sikkim.
WHAT IS THE VERNAL LYLIS EQUINOX RETREAT?
LYLIS is a holistic program combing the ancient arts of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation. It is a tender way to holistically connect with your true self, an invitation to explore the vegetal intelligence of nature to rebirth and blossom into the spring season. The Spring Equinox Retreat is a perfect time to consider the balance of your life – work, play and relationships.
Your journey begins in Delhi, where you are met by our representatives and together as a group we fly to the secret jewel often referred to as the Switzerland of India for five transformative days at a traditional Sikkimese Heritage Farmhouse on 100 acres, ensconced amidst the foothills of the great Himalayas. A sacred location, that will awaken your senses, as you begin to tune in to the nectar of this rare magical time of the year.
After the retreat we will travel further north in West Sikkim to an altitude of 6,800 ft. for three nights. The tranquil town of Pelling presents a majestic view of entire snow-capped Kanchenjunga mountain range. Pelling’s tranquil atmosphere and panoramic ambiance are ideal for favorable nature walks and gentle treks to sacred sites and ancient Buddhist monasteries.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Nourish your body with fresh local organic food from the farm.
Enjoy plenty of discovery time in nature, for quiet reflection and contemplation, Hot Stone Baths, and relaxed evening Satsang’s by the fire, overlooking the foothills of the Himalayas.
The combination of healing sounds and chanting will invoke the trans-formative qualities of the elements, to soothe your mind and uplift your soul.
Experience Meditation, Yoga, and the art of Ayurveda through slow yogic sequencing & conscious movement meditations with balancing mudras to balance and heal your mind, body and soul.
Deepen your meditation practice by learning Primordial Sound Meditation so you can remain profoundly connected to your true self even after you’ve returned to your daily life.
Gain a clear sense of direction and purpose for your life by tuning into the voice of your soul which will always lead you to fulfillment and joy.
DISCOVER A NEW PATH TO HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
The vernal equinox is known as the day of equilibrium. It is one of the two days in the year that night and day are in balance. Nourish your entire being and receive individual guidance to transform your health and life. Whether you are experiencing overwhelm, an accumulation of stress, or simply wish to feel more energetic this retreat is customized for you, leaving you feeling more rested, joyful, and in tune with yourself than ever before – & with the resources to stay that way.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Return Flights from Delhi to Bagdogra
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Hot Stone Bath in local medicinal purifying herbs
Instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation
Daily Meditation & Yoga
Personalized Ayurveda Mind-Body Consultation
One to One Sessions
Immersive instruction & holistic experiences
Retreat Highlight- Vernal Equinox Ritual
Spring Equinox Ceremony and Celebration!
Scheduled treks and tours to local Sacred Sites
Simple Easy Booking
1. Connect with this online form
2. Receive your confirmation email
3. Pay the booking deposit €1000 online
4. Return the registration form + copy of your passport
5. Pay the balance
*We will connect with you directly to finalise your booking.
Suzi +353 85 721 4170
Anne +1 480 747 0266