India Programs & Pilgrimages
Dancing Shiva presents...
We are offerring two India programs in 2020, each with its own distinct quality to experience and embrace the incredible knowledge that India offers. The Yogi Yatra (pilgrimage) will be focused on the northern region and more partcularly the Himalayas. This region is abound with yoga, ancient temples, the sacred river Ganges and the caves (including Mahavatar Babaji's).
Dates: January 5th - 12th 2020
Arrival City & Departure City: Delhi, India
Mas Vidal will be hosting a special pilgrimage in the sacred Himalayan regions in the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
General description: The journey will begin with arrival into Delhi where we will take a few days to unwond from travel, visit some very special sites such as the breathtaking Akshardham and the very special museum and the Birla House or Birla Bhavan, is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi, where Mahatma Gandhi spent his last days during his battle to overcome colonialism. Overall this trip is focused on the spiritual values that India represents and we will honor this by visiting sacred sites that were vital to the renaissance of yoga in recent times. Our trip will stir the deepest vibrations of devotion that India holds in its rich Vedic traditions, in its sacred cultural practices and the fascinating history that makes India an incredible experience for any spiritual aspirant.
Our stays will include special yoga ashrams and modest bed and breakfast style hotels. After a couple of days in Delhi the group of sadhakas (spiritual aspirants) will head north to the Himalayas into the state of Uttarakhand and ride the famous Kathgodam Shatabdi Express, a new Swarn’ train (gold standard) showcased by the India Railways to reach the highest station in the very scenic Himalayas where we will stay at various ashrams to practice deep meditation and visit the sacred temples and caves of these remote regions. The altitude is much higher and one should expect much cooler temperatures, especially at night and early morning.
Included: Accommodations and meals and transportation in India. (International Air-flight not inlcuded).
Note: Ideally, deposits should be made at least 75 days prior to the trip.
Ayurveda Healing Immersion
January 13th - 26th 2020
This 15-day intensive takes place at our affiliate Institute in Pune, India. For several years the Dancing Shiva School has established a close affiliation with the fully accredited International Academy of Ayurveda (IAA). ACP students will experience the unique opportunity of participating in specialized classes given by Mas Vidal and the faculty of the institute. The material covered in the classes includes expansive (more advanced & in depth) coverage of the material listed in the main curriculum. The main difference gained from participating in studies in India is substantial. Firstly, to study at an Indian Ayurvedic institute is unique to our affiliation with IAA, as this is not commonly permitted at Indian institutes. As international students you receive the direct cultural experience, classes given by an Indian faculty, experience of observing actual patient cases (encounters) in an ayurvedic clinic and access to an extensive library and dedicated departments for each main topic of Ayurvedic education.
Curriculum topics include:
~ Kaya Chikitsa (Internal Ayurvedic Medicine)
~ Pancha Karma (Clinical Ayurvedic Treatments)
~ Womens Ayurveda-Gynecology
~ Yoga Asana & Pranayama Therapy according to Ayurvedic Principles.
Overview of what is included in the Ayurveda Program:
1. Education provided by International Academy of Ayurveda (IAA) and Mas Vidal (Director of Dancing Shiva)
2. Shared accomodations in cottage style living.
3. 150 Hours of Certification
4. Transportation is provided from Mumbai International airport only! Drop off is also included to Mumbai International airport after the last day of the program.
*Recommended arrival into for the Ayurveda Program is into Mumbai International Shivaji Airport or Pune Airport is 2-3 days prior (Jan 10th- 12th) to commencement of the program and your return flight should depart early morning of Jan 27th Note: Its good to arrive a few days earlier to adapt to the time change. Cost for early arrival is extra and we will recommend either hotel or take your directly to the accomodations for the program on the campus. Some people prefer to spend a few days in Mumbai in a hotel site seeing before the program begins.
*Are highest recommendation is to attend the Bhakti Yoga Immersion prior and enjoy good community on this sacred trip.
*Meals are to be paid separately as there are various vegetarian meal options at the school-clinic at very reasonable prices of $8 usd per day. The cost may vary slightly depending on how much you eat :)
Total Program Cost $3,100 (Does not include airfare or meals)
Program students with Ayurvedic doctors observing a patient in the hospital prior to treatment for back pain and spinal issues.
Dr. Subhas Ranade and his wife Sunanda are chairmans of the International Academy of Ayurveda (IAA), he is one of the leading pioneers of Ayurveda globally. He has been on the faculty of the Dancing Shiva programs for over 15 years and both DS and IAA have shared a strong affiliate relationship for many years.