Lotus of the Desert Retreat
The Lotus of the Desert Retreat is a powerful exploration of the divine feminine and how she manifests within us. It is a chance to discover how each one of us may grow into our abundant potential and fully bloom where WE have been planted in our lives. It is a unique opportunity to travel as a group of women, in sisterhood, supporting one another as we open and flower as the radiant beings that we are!With Mother India as our supporting guide and teacher, we will experience an inner journey towards greater self-knowledge, clarity, and personal empowerment, as we adventure through the colorful, vibrant, exotic Indian state of Rajasthan. In moments of self- introspection we will retreat into silence, yoga, meditation, sacred ritual, healing, dance, and group sharing. In other moments, we will live with presence in the movement of life amidst ancient temples, exquisite palaces, sacred waters, never ending deserts, smiling camels and exuberant locals.
You can relax deeply and safely into your journey as our India experienced guides and teachers organize all the daily travel details, take you to the cleanest, most delicious restaurants, unveil sacred powerful sites, bring you to their favorite teachers, and help you navigate in a sometimes chaotic country.
Day 1-Delhi- Arrive in Delhi by 3pm-Group meeting, Opening and Invocation, Delicious Indian dinner.
Delhi to Pushkar- Travel by train and taxi to the Sacred Brahma city of Pushkar- Pushkar is a quaint desert oasis situated around a beautiful Lotus-shaped lake. It is the only holy place dedicated to the creative force of Brahma and is powerful pilgrimage site. Upon our arrival, we will deepen our journey with a sunset Yoga practice, meditation, rest, and exploration.
Pushkar- Supported by the oasis’ high spiritual vibration, we will balance our time between inner exploration and connection to sacred desert sites. This portion of the retreat includes daily yoga and meditation, sunrise and sunset hikes to the mountain-top temples of the Goddesses Gayatri and Sati, tantric ritual, and a Yagna (Fire ceremony) at the Shaktipeeth Goddess Temple. We will also visit ashrams from the Satya Yuga era, Potato Baba, and the Brahma Temple
Blue City Jodhpur- Arriving as the princesses that we are, we will stay as royalty in one of the area's enchanting and beautiful hotels. Here we will practice resting in a state of inner silence amidst the bustling Indian City. We will explore the winding streets of the blue city, visit Mehrangarth Fort, and head out on safari to visit local artist villages and wildlife.
Jodhpur to Jaisalmer- Visit Jaisalmer Fort and explore
Camel Trekking Jaisalmer-This phase of the journey will be a chance to experience the profound silence of the Desert Landscape as we travel upon camels into some of the more remote areas of Rajasthan. We will visit local villages, move through breathtaking landscapes, and sleep beneath a sky of infinite stars. On the final day of the trek, we will return to Jaisalmer for restorative yoga and relaxation.
Return to Jaisalmer for embodying abundance – Delicious Food, shopping, Integration, a hotel fit for Queens, and our closing circle.
Delhi- Experience the spiritual aspects of Delhi as we integrate our experience of moving meditation within Riskshaws, markets, busy streets, and delicious restaurants.
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