Yoga Peru Retreat & Program – March 2015

“Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery”

A Transformative Yoga Retreat and Program
in the Sacred Andes of Peru March 21-31, 2015

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

About the program:
“Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery” was designed by Sat Dharam Kaur, ND. This course is for individuals seeking to develop healthy habits and overcome addictive behaviour and unwanted thought patterns, for health professionals who work with addiction and for certified Kundalini 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, 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; 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. You can also 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 Atalaya travel agency. (See below).

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 visit the majestic Machu Picchu and enjoy the hot springs nearby.

After the intensive period, we will continue with the home study portion to deepen your experience, with weekly small group phone check-ins for an extended period. 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 by Dr Gabor Mate and Dr Sat Dharam Kaur to pursue your discipline and to keep up with teaching others.

Package includes:
All nights in the Valley, one night in fascinating Cusco City, one night in Aguas Calientes located near Machu Picchu, transport, hotel accommodation, entrance tickets and tourist train to Machu Picchu. All meals are also included. For more information, contact the Atalaya travel agency. (See below).

Program Cost $2,650 USD (no tax) by December 21 2014 (Regular rate $2,850 USD)
1. Yoga – $1,400 USD (no tax), payable to Carole Galand, 348 Palmerston Blvd. Toronto ON M6G 2N6
- $500 deposit is required to hold a space. Balance of $900 is required by December 21, 2014
- Cost increases to $1,600 (no tax) after December 21, 2014
- Includes yoga program “Beyond Addiction” facilitated by Tej Kaur and Nirmal Singh

2. Lodging, Meals & Excursions
– $1,250 USD (no tax) payable to Atalaya by January 21, 2015.  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 Cusco via Lima.

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

Payment Options (Yoga Only)
$1,400 USD (no tax) by December 21, 2014; or $500 deposit

1. Cheque or money order in USD payable to Carole Galand and mailed to The Wellness Path, 348 Palmerston Blvd., Toronto ON M6G 2N6, with registration form

2. Pay online with Paypal

Registration Form:
Please fill out registration form and send with your cheque or money order, or email to nirmal@thewellnesspath.ca

Teachers:
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 seen how addiction to drugs and alcohol has eroded their lives and culture. In the healing and beautiful context of Peru where she has lived 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 and related programs. 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.

Information:
*For more information on the Yoga Peru training, please contact Nirmal Singh at 416-929-9369 or nirmal@thewellnesspath.ca.
*For more general information including videos on “Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery”, visit the website at www.BeyondAddiction.ca.