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“Personalise Your Practice � An Exclusive Yoga Retreat for Women by Feel India

7 September – 17 September 2013 Personalising Your YOGA Practice Whether you are looking to kick-start a practice or deepen and develop your current one, Remy and Jane, our Internationally Certified Yoga instructors, are committed to providing you with unrivalled personalized attention, encouragement and instruction, thanks to our low student teacher ratio. Enjoy expanding your yoga knowledge in our guaranteed safe, serene and controlled environment. Explore the vibrancy and energy of a great group retreat. Our guided group classes provide a supportive, structured environment to work in depth on synchronizing breath and movement, developing stiram and sukham (steadiness and ease) and exploring challenging asanas. Be introduced to different styles of meditation in our daily sessions. Work with breath, bhavana (visualization), music, mantra and more. Compliment your asana practice with pranayama learning different breathing exercises. Discover what it means to personalise your yoga practice, and return to the traditional roots of yoga based on one-on-one guidance. Discover the value of this tradition working in small groups and private mentoring sessions. Get empowered to personalize your practice! You'll come away with tools suited to your specific needs for continued personal development once you return home. Experience the strength, vitality, power and positive results that come from learning through a variety of mediums. Have fun, be challenged, deepen your practice and expand your yoga repertoire working with humour, music, themes, Indian mythology, sound, breath, kriyas (yoga cleansing techniques) and more.

For more details on this and future retreats contact: Feel India

enquiries@feelindiaretreats.com

Cell: +91.979.1944.182

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The Feel India Experience This Feel India retreat shares what we love most about India.... the 'real' India.....an India that must be experienced to be understood. Feeling India involves all your senses as you gaze at the brilliant colors of the silk sari, hear the music of water splashing over stainless vessels, inhale the scent of jasmine in the early morning air, feel a cool tile floor under your bare feet, and wonder at the taste of a tea shop's steaming masala chai. Every experience of these ten days has been carefully chosen for you for its connection to the people, the land and the yoga. Feel India immerses you in the life of towns that time passed by. You will be greeted with smiles, curiosity and gracious South Indian hospitality by those who sleep early and stir before dawn, where vegetables are still sold with hand held scales, spices are wrapped in squares of newspaper, men gather at tea shops to share newspapers and gossip, and cows are more common than cars. Participate in local tradition; try a decorative henna tattoo, or design a kollam, the good luck charm every mother or daughter creates on the doorstep each morning. You will have time to explore the architecture, the history, the festivals, and the food. The antique and vegetable markets are a shopper's dream and a riot of color and the temples marvels of intricate stone carving, ritualistic terra cotta figures and haunting ritual chanting. We stay clear of the tourist trail because we want you to feel the `real' India and it will be rare to see other western tourists. Discover the holy city of Rameswaram where we follow the story of Lord Ram, his wife Sita and his loyal companion Hanuman. Come with us to visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple, one of the greatest shrines of India, and participate in a traditional purification ritual alongside pilgrims from all over India. Practice sunrise yoga and meditation on what seems to be the end of the earth and relax and swim in clear, turquoise waters along isolated white sand beaches. Come Feel India with all the hospitality, tradition, color, beauty and romance that only locals could show you.

For more details on this and future retreats contact: Feel India

enquiries@feelindiaretreats.com

Cell: +91.979.1944.182

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The Feel India Team Jane Mason

(Australian) - Yoga Instructor & Mentor

Jane's passions in life are yoga, food, travel and surf. After studying Law in Sydney, Australia, the desire to explore the world and yoga brought her to India where she fell in love with its vibrancy, strength, history, opportunities, challenges and the yoga that is evident in everyday life. She now lives in Auroville in the south of India. Jane is qualified in Vinyasa, Hatha, Viniyoga and Prana Vashya yoga and is continuing her education in Yoga Therapy. Jane’s speciality is mentoring, developing personal practices and designing yoga sequences to the individual's needs. Her group classes emphasize the Vinyasa style linking breath with movement; they are designed to build heat, strength, and flexibility and work with different themes, use of music, chanting, pranayama, meditation and other tools to cultivate awareness helping the student find their own edge between challenge and acceptance. Jane takes a holistic approach to yoga and continuously explores the link between yoga, food, health and healing. She loves vegan cooking and is a raw food chef. She brings her knowledge of food to all retreats providing yummy snacks, healthy Indian cooking classes and raw food workshops. “I remember trying yoga a few times at the local gym and not really understanding what it was all about. Then my friend convinced me to attend a yoga retreat and this short 3 day retreat was an amazing experience for me. It created an opening in my heart and mind and a desire to learn more and develop this practice. This teacher created a program and an environment that allowed the space for each student to progress at their own pace and an opportunity to really surrender to yoga. It is my aim with all of our Feel India retreats to pass on this experience to others. Whether you are starting out or deepening an established practice I am blessed to have the opportunity to help you explore yoga and your personal potential.”

Remy Quinter (Canadian) - Yoga Instructor & Mentor Remy holds a Masters of Yoga from the Sivananda Yogasana Research Institure in India, as well as certificates from the Himalayan Yoga Institute and Agama Yoga. Remy's classes mix enthusiasm, depth, humor and vitality, incorporating Vinyasa style strength and breath synchronization during standing asanas and Yin-style holds for seated asanas. He also teaches a variety of popular workshops focusing on all aspects of yoga, including meditation, breathwork and philosophy. He runs numerous retreats during the year. Remy is a strong proponent of adapting postures to fit the needs of his students, working positively with what a student brings to class in the moment. Remy's goal is to synthesize the best teachings from both the East and the West incorporating his study of molecular biology at the University of Sydney. In keeping with his teachers' philosophy that yoga practitioners are “lifelong students,” Remy continues studying under masters in such diverse disciplines as Aikido and transpersonal psychology. Remy currently resides in Sydney, where he teaches regularly at The Living Room in Coogee while raising his six-year-old son and enjoys every opportunity to practice his French.

For more details on this and future retreats contact: Feel India

enquiries@feelindiaretreats.com

Cell: +91.979.1944.182

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Kasha Vande,

(Franco-American) - Co-ordinator & Personal Coach

While studying architecture in the tropical city of New Orleans, LA, Kasha fell in love with warm weather and has rarely ventured out of it since. She lived and worked as a Project and Event Manager in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Paris, and Abu Dhabi. In 1998, following her French husband, she headed to Pondicherry, India where she fell in love with the culture, tradition and colonial architecture, not to mention the cuisine. She has been in Pondy for over a decade and is an energetic entrepreneur pioneering the first-in-Pondicherry all local women staffed boutique and Indo European vegetarian restaurant, Kasha Ki Aasha. Other businesses initiated by her include a full fitness center and a beach side restaurant. She works with a local NGO supporting women and children and is proactive in the positive development of the small fishing village where she lives. Currently she is involved with the direction of a community wide event, Pondy A.R.T. which focuses on increasing public awareness of the arts as well as the social issues challenging India today. Kasha has made her work with and support of local women her own, unique Yoga and is now often sought out by many visitors budding entrepreneurs in Pondicherry to share her personal and professional experience. “The moment I got off the plane for the first time, I fell in love with India. I have discovered a freedom of expression, an independence and a cultural environment that has opened my heart, changed my personal values and given me an opportunity to do what I love and give back to those around me in ways I never expected. I am very excited about sharing India and its life changing effects with women from around the world through our retreats. Come “Feel India” and you will never be the same again.”

The Feel India Accommodation The Saratha Villas is located in the village of Kothamanagalam, in the heart of Chettinad, a region of South India known for outstanding architecture, living heritage and famous cuisine. The Saratha Vilas is a prime example of the luxurious mansion unique to the Chettinad region. Designed by a wealthy Tamil merchant in the early 1900's, the villa holds a silence that is perfect for inner reflection and meditation. The property, full of light, pure air and peaceful silence includes elegant rooms, spacious courtyards and coconut palm gardens providing a luxurious Yogic environment. We will practice yoga in a spacious open air shala, a grand salon under crystal chandeliers and in cool terra cotta tiled courtyards. But the reason we really fell in love with The Saratha Vilas was because of the owners and their story. Michel and Bernard, French architects and designers, came to India regularly to source wood for one of their personal projects back in Marseille, France. Upon discovering that this wood was supplied by demolishing old Chettinad homes they came to explore the region and found themselves falling in love with the beautiful homes and villages. Moving to Chettinad after 3 years of negotiation with the owner of this historical gem, they painstakingly and lovingly restored it with a staff of 100 local workers into an eight room boutique hotel in less than one year. Their passion for this region, this villa and their guests is evident in every exquisite detail of their hotel and by their continued efforts in historic preservation of the area. In fact, they are working diligently towards getting Chettinad listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more details on this and future retreats contact: Feel India

enquiries@feelindiaretreats.com

Cell: +91.979.1944.182

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The Feel India Food A big part of experiencing the “real” India is tasting regional food, spices and chai. We love food and bring you an exciting and varied experience of Indian and yogic food. Saratha Vila's passion for food will is evident the moment you taste the Chef's specially prepared Thali traditionally served on a banana leaf. North and South Indian food (some with a French flare) and some lighter western style dishes are also included on their table d'hote menu. Feel India shares this passion for food and so we include healthy Indian cooking classes, raw food workshops and yummy vegan treats. The chefs at Saratha Vilas tailor to western tastes and accommodate special dietary requirements.

The Feel India Therapies In between classes relax and enjoy therapeutic and healing treatments with our personally chosen, internationally certified therapists offering assorted massages and energy work. Therapies include Quantum Shiatsu and Healing Touch massage as well as Hypnosis. We only include therapists that we have worked with and those we feel offer the best treatments available in the region. You enjoy one complimentary massage with the ten day program.

10% Discount with full Registration st by 1 July

“Personalise Your Practice” Exclusive Women’s Retreat Details: Price: USD2375 (shared room) 7 - 17 September 2013 (arrival in Madurai 6th evening suggested)

What is included: Ÿ Transport to and from Madurai airport or hotel to The Saratha Vilas Ÿ 10 nights accommodation in luxury shared rooms (limited singles available) Ÿ 3 yoga sessions per day (except during overnight trip where this is one session per day) Ÿ Individual mentoring, personal practice development & take home practices Ÿ Overnight trip to Rameswaram including transport, hotel, temple tours and beach tours Ÿ Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and drinking water for the entire retreat Ÿ One massage or treatment (traditional therapies available on request) Ÿ Healthy Indian cooking workshop / raw food workshop Ÿ Optional local tours to temples, fort, local businesses, antique and food markets Ÿ Henna and Kollam workshops For more details on this and future retreats contact: Feel India

enquiries@feelindiaretreats.com

Cell: +91.979.1944.182

Fb: Feel India


Sample Daily Schedule 06:00 - 06:30 06:30 - 08:30 09:00 -10:00 10:00 - 13:00 13:00 - 14:00 14:00 - 16:00 16:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 19:00 19:00 - 20:30 20:30 - 21:00

Meditation Yoga and Pranayama Breakfast Mentoring/massage/local activities/workshops Lunch Massage/ local activities/workshops/rest Individual yoga sessions, mentoring, workshops Rest Dinner Evening meditation

Overnight Trip Schedule Day One: Morning yoga practice at The Saratha Vilas and breakfast Depart around 11:00am for Rameswaram, we will stop at a private white sand beach for a picnic lunch and afternoon swim. Enjoy sunset at Hanuman temple and then check into the hotel for dinner. The evening is free for you to rest or explore the night markets of Rameswaram.

Photographs courtesy of Saratha Vilas

Day Two: Early start by jeep to a beautiful beach at an eastern tip of India just a stones throw away from Sri Lanka (you can actually pick up Sri Lankan mobile network!!). Here we have sunrise yoga and meditation followed by swimming. On the way home we explore some ruins left from British Colonial rule and then head back to the hotel for breakfast. Next we head to main temple for the traditional purification ceremony. We don't want to reveal too much about this... but it is a truly once in a lifetime experience. After lunch we return to The Saratha Vilas via the Vivekenanda Memorial.

For more details on this and future retreats contact

Feel India enquiries@feelindiaretreats.com

Cell: +91.979.1944.182

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"Personalise Your Practice" A Feel India Retreat  

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