Fancy A Chakra Reboot?

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We’ve all heard the word ‘Chakra’ – seven energy centres located along the spine… but do we know how to balance them? Learning how to harmonise your chakras through a systematic process unveils an overall feeling of wellbeing.

Common to both traditional Indian and Chinese healing systems, when these seven energy centres that run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head are aligned and energised by vibrant living, feeling great becomes the norm and not just the exception, every day.
How to achieve and maintain this holistic vitality is intuitive, but in this modern era characterised by stressful living, it must be gently re-introduced via a consistent full-immersion approach.  This is why we have chosen the name Lightness Of Being Retreats for our wellness getawaysLovingly created to refresh, renew and revitalise all wellbeing seekers committed to exploring healthy adventures in evocative locations.

Actualise Your Best Self

Health isn’t about being perfect with food, exercise, or achieving a number on a scale. It’s about becoming aware of your deepest desires and learning how to embrace them. Nourish your spirit with an emotional detox that leads to bliss. Gift yourself the lightness of being that you deserve to welcome this coming New Year.

Refresh. Renew. Revitalise.

How has 2017 treated you so far? Are you on track with the wellbeing goals you set all the way back in January? Could you do with a helping hand to guide you to even greater harmony and vitality for the New Year?

Lightness Of Being Retreats guides participants through inner purification by strengthening one chakra per day with expert daily Yoga, Guided Visualisation, Movement Therapy and Ayurveda treatments, targeted to get you energised for the New Year and beyond.

Holistic Rejuvenation Starts Here

Stepping away from everyday life to restore inner resilience and outer luminosity is no longer an indulgence. It has become a necessity in today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Unveil optimal vitality through specific chakra healing activities that yield a deeper and more fulfilling level of wellbeing. Ensure your sustained peak condition, not just quick-fix results.


Dates

December 28 (2017) – January 4 (2018)

Location

Explore a mystical route to radiance with a full board, seven-day wellness getaway by the Arabian Sea in the beautiful region of Kerala, in South India.

Somatheeram welcomes you to the world of Ayurveda. This award-winning Ayurveda Hospital set amid tropical gardens and prime beachfront location offers authentic Ayurvedic therapies, as well as three levels of Yoga in a blissfully peaceful environment. This picturesque seafront hideaway is located at Chowara Beach, with over 15 acres of greenery all around on a hillock 9 km south of the famous Kovalam Beach, less than an hour’s drive from Kerala’s Trivandrum Airport.

Lightness of Being Facilitator, Sarah Bladen

Experienced as a writer, energy healer, meditation and mindfulness coach, chakra-dance facilitator and tantric guide, Sarah Bladen brings soulfulness to her healing mission.

After losing her father and ending a painful relationship within the same year, she left her job as an editor of a celebrity magazine and immersed herself on the spiritual path. As a seeker, she visited the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas, studied the Vedas in Pune and interviewed spiritual masters around the world. She then made a life-changing decision to move to India to train with an enlightened Kundalini Master. This is where she learnt the healing power of Himalayan Kriya Yoga and Samaya Tantra. Besides experiencing the bliss of Tantra in the East, she has taken several neo-tantric courses in the West.

To deepen her practice, Sarah has qualified as a Zen Yoga and Meditation/Mindfulness teacher with London’s leading Zen Master, Julian Daizan Skinner. For Sarah, spiritual dance (Chakra-dance) is another means to ignite inner joy and besides teaching workshops, she enjoys working with individuals privately, as well as in schools and the corporate world. Her mission is to banish stress by enhancing wellbeing and happiness through proven holistic means.

Daily Schedule

TIME ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BEGINNER
6:30-7:00 Wake up Wake up Wake up
7:00-7:15 Pre-Yoga Drink/Light Snack Pre-Yoga Drink/Light Snack Pre-Yoga Drink/Light Snack
7:15-8:00 Meditation Meditation Meditation
8:00-9:30 Yoga (Optional) FREE TIME/ REST/TREATMENT FREE TIME/ REST/TREATMENT
9:45-10:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
10:15-11:45 FREE TIME/ REST/TREATMENT FREE TIME/ REST/TREATMENT Yoga (Optional)
12:00-1:30 Daily Discovery Daily Discovery Daily Discovery
1:45-2:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
3:00-5:00 FREE TIME/ REST/TREATMENT FREE TIME/ REST/TREATMENT FREE TIME/ REST/TREATMENT
5:00-6:00 Yoga (Optional)
6:45-8:15 Daily Discovery Daily Discovery Daily Discovery
8:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner

 

Daily Discoveries With Sarah Bladen

  • 90-minutes of energising breath work and empowering visualisation exercises designed to balance the seven chakras (energy centres), which run from the base of the spine to the top of the skull.
  • 90-minutes of Chakra movement therapy and/or relaxing sunset yoga.

Themes Explored

Day 1 Root Chakra

Day 2 Sacral Chakra

Day 3 Solar Plexus Chakra

Day 4 Heart Chakra

Day 5 Throat Chakra

Day 6 Third Eye Chakra

Day 7 Crown Chakra

Optional Activities Included In The Lightness Of Being Retreat

  • Yoga (90 min/1 class per day) – Choice of skill level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Meditation (45 minutes/1 class per day)
  • Ayurvedic body treatments, e.g. massage (2-hour session per day)
  • Health check-up with an Ayurvedic doctor (1 session per day)

NOTE: Your daily Ayurveda body treatments should to be scheduled around the yoga training. Therefore, be sure to remind the Ayurvedic doctors on the first day that you are not available from 12 pm to 1:30 pm and from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm, due to the classes with Sarah.

Other Elements Included In The Lightness Of Being Retreat

  • All meals (three buffet vegetarian meals a day) + 1 big water bottle
  • Accommodation in a traditional Kerala-style cottage
  • Airport transfers (pick-up and drop-off)
  • Backwater trip through the mangroves of Kerala (3 hours)
  • Slimming diet (optional)
  • Ayurvedic cooking class with take-home recipes
  • Gala Dinner on New Year’s Eve with fireworks, entertainment, etc.
  • Help with flight bookings – domestic or international, if required.
  • Guidance and letters of invitation to facilitate the visa process, if required.

Package Extras (Not Included In The Lightness Of Being Retreat)

  • Tantric Energy Exchange – Private Sessions (Sarah)
  • Non-vegetarian food options
  • City tour or day trip to Kovalam Beach / Lighthouse Beach

Facilities

Rooms
The gorgeous deluxe sea view cottages (twin sharing or double – A/C, non-A/C) have direct access to a stunning tropical beach. All accommodation has en-suite bathrooms with unlimited hot water, individually decorated rooms, comfortable mattresses and proper electrical connections.

  • Gold Package – In the Gold category, guest(s) are allocated an Air Conditioned Special Cottage with Sea View.
  • Silver Package – In the Silver category, guest(s) stay in a comfortable standard room that offers the same amenities as the Special Cottage but without AC and without a sea view.

Food/Restaurant
Somatheeram boasts its own al-fresco restaurant where you savour three delicious, healthy vegetarian meals a day, something tasty to satisfy every palate.

Carnivores will be pleased to note that there is a limited selection of non-vegetarian food available. The daily buffet includes eggs at breakfast; however, there is no lamb, beef or pork served at the resort. Chicken and fresh seafood items (prawns and white fish) are available on à la carte basis, at an additional charge.

Alcohol/Smoking
Somatheeram does not serve alcohol and does not permit smoking on its premises. However, you are welcome to go to the beach, or immediately outside the main gate.

Yoga
Somatheeram takes Yoga seriously with three levels of daily instruction offered in indoor and outdoor spaces.

 

Added to Sarah Bladen’s unique Chakra healing sessions, you will start the New Year feeling totally energised and looking your most radiant ever.

Pool
The infinity pool at Somatheeram overlooks the Arabian Sea, making it a serene spot to unwind. Unlike most pools, this one is sterilised and scented with camphor, instead of chlorine, making it a holistic treat for your senses.

Prices

Inclusive of daily activities, meals, airport transfers, accommodation, backwater boat excursion, New Year’s Eve Gala dinner.

  • Gold PackageUSD 2,200 per person (twin sharing)
    Single Occupancy Surcharge – USD 85 per night
  • Silver Package – USD 1,850 per person (twin sharing)
    Single Occupancy Surcharge – USD 50 per night

NOTE: A USD 1,000 Refundable Deposit Secures Your Place

  1. Bookings will be fully refundable until 30th October, 2017.
  2. Bookings will be completely non-refundable on or after 28th November (30 days prior to event).
  3. For cancellation between 31st October to 27th November, a partial refund of 50% will be offered.

Travel

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Contact

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions we would love to hear from you.
retreats@gvpmedia.org or lisa@gvpmedia.org


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Lisa is an Anglo-Italian writer, editor and New Media entrepreneur who founded the global business network and publishing company, (GVPedia.com) in 2004. Previously she worked as a development writer for the Bay of Bengal Project, a UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) project based in Chennai, India. After moving to the Middle East in 2001, Lisa was editor of several consumer magazines in the region such as Aquarius, Jumeirah Beach Magazine and Property World Middle East. She was the editor-in-chief of NewYou, the region’s premier monthly publication dedicated to Integrative Health, Medical Aesthetics, Holistic Healing and optimal longevity and is now heading wellnessworld.blog. a portal dedicated to similar topics. Lisa has spent over 20 years living in emerging economies and has published over 30 books within the ‘Best of...’ annual series of publications across five continents.