“Beyond Addiction” Yoga Peru Retreat 2013

A Transformative Yoga Retreat and Teacher Training
in the Sacred Andes of Peru July 14 - 24, 2013

Surrender to yourself and leave behind any demoting habits. Experience the mystery of the ancient Inca and bask in the majesty of the Andean mountains.

Come with Sat Dharam Kaur, Tej Kaur and Nirmal Singh to participate in a certified program that will give you the opportunity to free yourself from addiction and to learn how to free others. Come with us to the healing wonder that is Peru…

About the program:
This course is designed for individuals seeking to develop healthy habits and overcome addictive behaviour, for health professionals who work with addiction and for certified yoga teachers who would like to teach a yoga-based addiction recovery program. The course outlines 70 hours or 16 weeks recovery program which includes Kundalini Yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, self-reflection, lifestyle and dietary guidelines, stress management, hydrotherapy, naturopathic detoxification and nutritional and herbal supplementation for neurotransmitter and glandular balance.

For more information on the 16 week recovery program, please click here.

For daily itinerary details, please click here.

What Peru offers:
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Mountains:
The retreat centre offers a restful and magical guesthouse, set in a charming garden in the Sacred Valley of the Inca. It is composed of bright and peaceful rooms, built from adobe with private bathrooms and hot water; each one has its own unique view of the mountains and the gardens. The round house yoga studio has a hardwood floor, big windows overlooking the mountains. The surrounding gardens are filled with medicinal plants of the Andes and brilliant flowers. At any time, you can also enjoy a beautiful floral bath and visit the unique waterfall near by. A sweat lodge is provided at the beginning of your stay. Their menu is vegetarian including delicious and nutritious, protein-filled Andean cereals and legumes. For more information on accommodations and meals, please contact the travel agency.

A few hours of yoga will be offered each day to cover this very rich “Beyond Addiction” Program with Kundalini. Time is set aside for your personal exploration and meditation in the garden and hiking in the mountains. We will be visiting these incredible Inca salt mines called Maras. We will also visit the inevitable Machu Picchu and enjoy the hot springs nearby.

After having covered the program, you will be part of a network of people who have done the course before and professionals to support you. You will have access to a web of info like online yoga classes and talks to pursue your discipline and to keep up with teaching others.

Package includes:
All nights in the Valley, one night in fascinating Cuzco City, one night in Aguas Calientes located near Machu Picchu, excursions to Maras and Ollantaytambo, transport, hotel accommodation, entrance tickets and tourist train to Machu Picchu. All meals are also included. For more information, contact the travel agency.

Program Cost ($2,500) by April 12, 2013
1. Yoga – $1,660 (no tax), payable to Tom Russell, 348 Palmerston Blvd. Toronto ON M6G 2N6
- $500 deposit is required to hold a space. Balance of $1,160 is required by April 12, 2013
- Cost increases to $1,910 (no tax) after April 12, 2013
- Includes yoga program “Beyond Addiction” facilitated by Sat Dharam Kaur, Tej Kaur and Nirmal Singh

2. Lodging, Meals & Excursions
– $840 (no tax) payable to Atalaya by the April 12, 2013 early deadline. Contact Magda at www.atalayaperu.com for details.

- Includes meals, all quality hotels, transport, all entrance tickets
- Not included are international return flights from your country to Cuzco via Lima.

For further details on travel (lodging, excursions, etc.), please contact the travel agency.

Payment Options (Yoga Only)
$1,660 (no tax); or $500 deposit

1. INTERAC e-Transfer to tom@thewellnesspath.ca

2. Cheque payable to Tom Russell and mailed to 348 Palmerston Blvd., Toronto ON M6G 2N6, with registration form

3. Pay online with Paypal (with 3% handling charge)

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Registration Form:
Please fill out registration form and send with your cheque, or email to tom@thewellnesspath.ca if registering online

Teachers:
Sat Dharam Kaur
Sat Dharam is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and instructor, author, and naturopathic doctor practicing in Owen Sound, Ontario. She has studied Kundalini Yoga with Yogi Bhajan since 1976 and has facilitated teacher training programs in Toronto (ON), Canmore (AB), and New Mexico. She has developed an addiction recovery program using Kundalini Yoga as well as a breast health yoga training, designed to help educate women in breast cancer prevention through Kundalini Yoga and lifestyle change. A featured teacher at the Toronto Yoga Show in 2004 and at Khalsa Women’s Camp in New Mexico, she has written several best selling books: A Call to Women: The Healthy Breast Program and Workbook, The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women’s Health.

Tej Kaur
Tej Kaur left France to live in Toronto in 1999 where she discovered the Kundalini Yoga which began her spiritual journey. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher with a specialization in Addiction Recovery. Like many people today, she has witnessed first-hand, the effect that addiction can have on people close to us. Having worked with indigenous people in both North and South America, she has also seen addiction to drugs and alcohol have acted to erode their lives and culture. In the healing and beautiful context of Peru where she lives for a few years, Tej has been motivated to help people return “Home” to their true selves from the grips of addiction, whether it  be heavy drugs, unhealthy thought patterns or even consumerism.

Nirmal Singh
Nirmal Singh is a professional Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer, and has mentored with Sat Dharam Kaur in her “Beyond Addiction” training program. Nirmal resides in Toronto and has been studying Kundalini Yoga since 1995 and teaching since 1999. Nirmal’s background includes a successful 20 year career in advertising. In 2004 Nirmal created The Wellness Path which offers Kundalini Yoga, Polarity Therapy and Brain Gym. More recently, his focus has been producing 3HO events for the Toronto community including sacred chant concerts for Snatam Kaur and others, the White Tantric Yoga meditation course, Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training, Level 2 teacher training, and other trainings, workshops and classes by internationally renowned teachers.

For more information:
Contact Nirmal Singh (Tom) at 416-929-9369 or tom@thewellnesspath.ca.