Sadhana Kundalini Yoga Trainings
March 17th – 26th 2023
Sadhana ~ Mind, Meditation, And Heart Communication
Diving for the Blue Pearl into the New Consciousness Grid
The Ancient Science of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
A Ten-Day Immersion with Gurmukh and Gurushabd
“Diving for the blue pearl”is an ancient expression. Blue signifies the color of the vibrational frequency of the higher realms of consciousness. Diving within, you come up with new breath and new mind… thanking Creator for all of your life, for all of your life brings you to this gathering… all of it. We bless our past, for it has brought us here now.
As we journey through the waters into the Aquarian Age, this Ancient Science will enable us to build consciousness to reach the shore. On this shore await happiness, joy, freedom, and love.
Living in the heart and letting our mind follow is the experience of freedom, amazing health, prosperity, and peace. There is a formula. We don’t hope it happens. We know it will happen.
You must be brave. You will be joined by others with like intentions. We will be there for you. We will help each other.
On our ancient land in Rishikesh, India, the river is cool under clear skies. The Himalaya Mountains surround this quiet space. We’ll enjoy good yogic-designed meals. In this sacred place you will go deep within your heart, mind, and soul. You will be healing, releasing, and clearing your path in order to walk easily with purpose, joy, and energy. This can happen in just ten days!
Imagine living in wonder and amazement when rising out of bed in the morning to another glorious day… looking up at the stars… feeling the earth between your toes… smelling the scent of the clean sweet air… feeling the cool breeze. After a shower… sitting in meditation… chanting… yoga… contemplation… breathwalk… fire ceremony… a swim in the river… enjoying a breakfast consciously prepared with delicious foods from the land… collectively joining in community with others who are coming from all around the globe with open hearts.
You will release the resistance to accessing and aligning with your Soul’s truth and knowingness. Your renewal will be inspired by your own commitment to your own Sadhana, looking within for your own truth. You will return home infused with joy and with purpose in this life… feeling the excitement of being in alignment with your Soul’s Truth.
Full refund up to 30 days before start date. No refunds after 30 days to start date as we have to pay accommodation fees at that time.
Sample schedule below. Daily schedule subject to possible slight changes:
4-7 Sadhana: Morning Yoga and Meditation Practice
7-9 Breakfast and Rest
9-12 Yoga Practice and cCass
12-2:30 Lunch and break
2:30 – 5:30 Meditation Practice and Class
5:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Various Events
- DO YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOOKING MY FLIGHT?
There are many options for finding a flight. It all depends on where you’re flying out from. The internet is your best source to explore your options.Some sites that may prove helpful are www.cheapflights.com, www.kayak.com and www.cheaptickets.com.
- DO I NEED A PASSPORT?
Yes. Your passport must be valid for the dates of your trip. If you do not have a passport please allow adequate time to get one. For information on how to apply for a passport visit www.travel.state.gov. You will not be allowed to board a plane leaving the country without a passport.
- DO I NEED A VISA FOR INDIA?
You will not be allowed to board a plane bound for India without a valid Indian visa. Yes, you will need a tourist visa to travel to India. We suggest a 6 month or 10 year visa, whichever makes more sense for your future travel needs. For information on applying for a Visa in the USA go to https://india.travisa.com https://www.indianevisaservice.org.in
In Europe or Asia contact http://vfsglobal.com https://www.indianevisaservice.org.in or go online and search for a Visa Center near you. You will not be allowed to board a plane bound for India without a valid Indian visa.The information needed for where you are staying for your Visa Application is:
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Important: Make sure you check off TOURIST for your Purpose of Visit. Do not check off anything but TOURIST. Your Visa may be held up otherwise.**India now allows you to apply for your Visa online. If you wish to do this you can apply:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.htmlYou may also choose an “on arrival visa” that you apply for online and pick up at the airport in Delhi on arrival. This option is easy and cheaper and only good for 30 days. Be aware that it can take time at the airport depending on how busy it is.
- WHERE WILL THE TRAINING BE HELD?
- WHERE SHOULD I FLY INTO AND WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Check in begins at the location at 12:00 noon on March 16, 2023. If it is possible, we highly suggestto arrive to India March 14/15. This is so you can rest and recover from jet lag before the course begins. This will also give you more time to travel from New Delhi to Rishikesh. Rooms will be available for check in at 12:00 noon on March 16 2023 Class begins Sadhana time on March 17th 2023. If you would like accommodations at The Nirvana River Resort earlier than March 16 2023 please contact them directly. www.nirvanariverresort.com.
- WHEN DO WE LEAVE THE NIRVANA RIVER RESORT?
Your room is paid from March 16th 2023 to early afternoon on March 26th 2023. Check out is after lunch time on March 26th 2023. There will be a 1/2 day of class on March 26th 2023. If you would like to arrive earlier or stay later at the resort, please contact the Nirvana River Resort directly as Golden Bridge is not responsible for any early or extended stays. You can book directly for early or late stay via www.nirvanariverresort.com. Please know that if you arrive early and stay at the Nirvana – you may have to change rooms for the course as we arrange all room assignments in advance of the course.
- HOW DO I GET FROM DELHI TO RISHIKESH AND BACK?
You can fly from Delhi to Deradhun (we recommend Spice, India or Jet Air Airlines). Once you arrive to Deradhun Airport you will need transport to the course. The flight from New Delhi to Deradhun is approximately 1 hour. Another option is to take a train from Delhi to Haridwar. The train leaves from New Delhi (Station Code NDLS) and goes to Haridwar (Station Code HW) and takes 4.5 hours. For more information, please see the Indian Rail website.**For transportation arrangements from the airport or train station to the Nirvana River Resort or information on how to get there please contact Govind Agarwal. He is the managing director and can arrange this for you.Govind Agarwal
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- WHERE CAN I STAY IF I ARRIVE TO RISHIKESH EARLIER THAN MARCH 16TH 2023
You can look into staying at the following:
The Yog Vashishth Hotel – www.hotelyogvashishth.com/
The Nirvana Palace – www.hotelnirvanapalace.com/
There is a Radisson Blu Hotel next to the New Delhi airport that is very nice. This is great if you are
flying in to New Delhi and need accommodations before you take your Domestic flight to Dehradun.
You want to reserve with Radisson Blu Hotel Delhi Airport Reservation
- ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A HEALTHY FLIGHT?
Since the flight is so long we do recommend drinking plenty of water, at least 8 ounces per hour. Drinking caffeinated beverages is not recommended. If you want a special meal remember to order in advance with your airline.. Vitamin C or Vitamin packets are helpful in fortifying your immune system during the flight. Snacks of fruits and nuts will help too. When not sleeping or watching movies, take regular breaks to get up, walk around and stretch.
- WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
Once you register you will be provided with a suggested packing list. We suggest you bring one large suitcase or duffle as checked luggage and one small bag or knapsack as your carry on. If you would like, bring an empty duffle packed into your suitcase to bring home your purchases. Don’t overpack! Remember, airlines are imposing stricter guidelines for luggage and weight. Also, there are times you will have to carry your own luggage, so make sure the luggage you bring is luggage you can handle carrying.
- DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?
There are no required vaccinations for travel in North India. We suggest to consult with your doctor if you are concerned about this issue and do whatever makes you feel comfortable. Please do your own vaccination research.
- WHAT ARE THE COVID-19 TRAVEL REGULATIONS
India’a regulations depend on your country of citizenship and country of flight origin. Please see the current regulations here: https://www.india-briefing.com/news/india-international-travel-latest-rules-20683.html/
- WHAT ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS AND MEDICINES?
Once you register you will be sent a list of recommended supplements and suggestions to stay healthy during your time in India. Whatever prescription medications you are required to take at home, please continue to take them while in India.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I TAKE WITH ME?
That’s entirely up to you and how much you want to buy. Things in India are much more inexpensive than they are in the US or Europe, so your dollar goes pretty far. Travelers checks are harder to exchange in India than cash, so we recommend bringing cash and credit/debit cards. ATMs are available down in Ram Jula and the Rishikesh area. Ram Jula / Rishikesh is about 45 minutes from where we will be staying.ATMs are also available in Delhi and at the airport.Most stores take credit cards.
- WHAT ABOUT TIPPING?
We do not tip any staff during our stay at the Nirvana Resort. Rather, we leave a collective group tip at the end of our stay, which the staff divides between them. Generally this tip is around $30/person for the month stay. In addition, if you use porters to assist you with your luggage, plan on $1/piece of luggage each time you use them. For taxis within Delhi count on $1$ 2/trip.
- WHAT IS THE CURRENCY AND HOW CAN I EXCHANGE MY DOLLARS?
The currency in India is the rupee. There is money exchange in the Delhi airport. When you fly into Delhi, exchange some money into rupees at the airport. The rupee is not exchangeable outside of India so however much money you exchange into rupees, know that you must either spend it or exchange it back before leaving the country.
- HOW SHOULD I DRESS WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH INDIA?
For women, please dress modestly with respect for the culture. It is preferred to not wear tank tops and halters or shorts. Also when traveling through India it is best not to wear tight or transparent clothes that show too much skin or underarms.Instead wear loose fitting graceful clothing such as Indian Kurtas. Long skirts are also a good option. This is to not only show respect for the culture but to also not draw unwanted attention to yourself.
For men, we suggest not to wear tank tops. Kurta shirts and T-shirts are fine. You will be doing a lot of Kundalini Yoga and meditation so we prefer white or light colored clothing. Also, head coverings are highly recommended.There is plenty of shopping in Ram Jula and Laxshman Jula. These areas are about 45 minutes to an hour below where the training is being held. So, you can do plenty of shopping for clothes if you arrive early before the training begins.
- WHAT IS THE NIRVANA RIVER RESORT?
For more information please see: http://www.nirvanariverresort.com. Because we will be up in the mountains please make sure to bring all of your toiletries and any necessary comforts with you from home. There will be days off during the course when you will be able to travel down to Laxshman Jhula or Ram Jhula (where Parmarth Niketan Ashram is located).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – TEACHER TRAINING
- WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION?
Completion of the registration form as well as the full payment are necessary to consider your registration complete and your spot reserved.
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- ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR WORK EXCHANGE POSITIONS AVAILABLE?
- WHAT ABOUT DISCOUNTS FOR INTERNATIONAL OR INDIAN STUDENTS?
None are available.
- IS THERE ANYWAY TO CONNECT WITH MY FELLOW TRAINEES PRIOR TO THE COURSE?
Yes. We will set up a What’s App Group Chat just for students of our Teacher Trainings. Once you register, we will set you up in the chat.
- WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Please contact Dass Padmani she will be happy to answer any of your questions! Her email is email@example.com