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January 14, 2014

Dear Friends,

We are taking a intimate group to my spiritual home in Kerala for 10 days of prana flow, sunrise and sunset meditation, daily Kerala ayurvedic massage or full pancha karma and the option to be part of our Kalarippayatu immersion. This is when I offer the Kalari Vinyasa preparation to this root tradition which has become part of my heart and embodiment. During this pilgrimage we will participate in a great fire festival connecting to the main Shakti temple, Ammachi will be offering darshan. Early bird ends tomorrow if you have had this seed dream of being in India this February. You need to decide soon for visas. I would get the 10 year tourist visa as you will want to come back. This will be my 14th trip! This video below is our Puttara Vandanam - Kalari Namaskar. You are invited...and we will share with you our trip too as it culminates in Shivratri.

shiva reaMakar Sankranti Blessings,



I am grateful to be part of the great Kalari tradition at CVN Kalari this morning for Vijaya Dashami, the last
"victory day" of Navaratri - the Nine Nights for the Great Mother.

Full Moon Retreat to Kerala, India February 13 - 22

imageOur inner fire is our vitality, truth, soul’s calling and devotion. Experience a retreat of a lifetime to India, as we offer our 10th annual Living Flow Ashram in a relaxed, yet invigorating rhythm in a healing ocean sanctuary overlooking the Malabar Coast of Kerala. Every participant will receive seven days of massage with the option to experience a rejuvenating panchakarma or just the Kerala style massages. 

Learn more and register here

Our “Living Flow Ashram”
* special guest musicians
* pujaris
* teachers from Ayurvedic center.
* morning and evening meditation
* transformational prana flow yoga
* your choice studying Kalarippaytu with Shiva's teachers or relaxing deeper into the ayurvedic treatments

Learn more and register here

imageLocated at the southern tip of India, Kerala is one of the most culturally rich areas of India, and is blessed with lush green coconut palms, forests, paddy fields, rivers and beautiful beaches. We will embody the connection to the elements with outdoor yoga practice under the coconut palm trees in the sacred yoga space that Shiva helped establish in this sanctuary 10 years ago. This year our pilgrimages retreat coincides with the full moon and the auspicious Attukal Pongala, the largest gathering of women in the world for a day of reigniting their fire with the main Shakti temple - an event that blesses men and women as we care for our inner fire collectively. We have the intention of having Darshan with the living saint, Ammachi (depending on her program dates) and pilgrimage to local temples.

imageWhat’s Included in Retreat for Everyone

    * Daily transformational Prana Flow - Energetic Vinyasa overlooking the sea with Shiva and special musical guests
    * Daily mantra-mudra meditation and prana vira flow practice with Shiva and Demetri
    * 10 days of shared accommodations at Manaltheeram/Somatheeram Ayurvedic retreat center (a few single occupancy spaces are available).
    * Gourmet Kerala cuisine
    * Shiva, Shakti and Ganesh Temple blessings with coconut throwing for removal of inner and outer obstacles
    * Outdoor Fire Ceremony and evening cultural programs
    * Space to rest in the hammocks by the sea or explore between the morning and late afternoon practices.
    * First and Last days for rest and massage with a optional pilgrimage day half-way during the training (transport not included and divided amongst participants according to sign-up for $10-25)

imageChoice of Packages:
Full Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Package:
* Includes Ayurvedic consultation

* Seven days diverse Ayurvedic treatments including unique Kerala-style massage

* Shirodhara

* Steam bath and many special ayurvedic treatments with 2-3 therapists at a time.

* This package includes three meals a day.

Core Ayurvedic Regeneration Package (includes Ayurvedic consultation, seven Kerala-style massages and two abundant meals each day (brunch + dinner).

Teacher Training

imageBody as Temple Practice Intensive with Shiva Rea and teachers of CVN Kalari, Gurukaal Sathya Narayan and Rajashekaran Nayar - click here to learn more about the teacher training module.

Learn more and Register here

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I LOVE Banyan and thanks for being part of our teacher trainings and retreats.

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