Yoga Nidra - Kalyana Yoga Shala

Yoga Nidra - Kalyana Yoga Shala

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Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic practice designed to balance the subtle energies within our bodies, master the art of sleep and experience greater depths of meditation. The phrase Yoga Nidra literally means “yoga sleep.” While it does not involve actually sleeping, the practice emphasizes resting without movement.  Yoga Nidra induces complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation and healing of the body by allowing it the rest and recharge it usually lacks in our all to busy lifestyles.

Cost - $15 +hst

Yoga Nidra Kalyana Yoga Shala

Yoga Nidra Kalyana Yoga Shala

Kalyana Yoga Shala (map)

Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic practice designed to balance the subtle energies within our bodies, master the art of sleep and experience greater depths of meditation. The phrase Yoga Nidra literally means “yoga sleep.” Yoga Nidra induces complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation and healing of the body by allowing it the rest and recharge it usually lacks in our all to busy lifestyles.

Cost - $15 +hst

YT Open House @ Kalyana Yoga Shala

YT Open House @ Kalyana Yoga Shala

Kalyana Yoga Shala (map)

Cost - FREE

You are invited to the join Anne Domitrovits - owner of Kalyana Yoga Shala and Janice Varuna Soderholm - owner of Yoga Travels, to the Yoga Travels Open House at Kalyana Yoga Shala Ottawa, Canada to hear all about our 2018 tour to Bhutan with Anne. 

RSVP is much appreciated.  Contact us by email info@yogatravels.ca or call 613-883-5850.

YT Open House @ Shunnya Centre

YT Open House @ Shunnya Centre

Shunnya Centre (map)

You are invited to join Janice Varuna owner of Yoga Travels at this Open House to hear about our 2018 tours to Bhutan, South & North India, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. 

RSVP is appreciated as there is limited space.  Please contact us at info@yogatravels.ca

Sri Lanka 14 Day Tour

Sri Lanka 14 Day Tour

Cost - $3,295 USD

Few countries can boast as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites (eight) as Sri Lanka does – all packed into a small area. Impressive ancient sites are plentiful and depict Sri Lanka’s 2000-plus years of culture on cave walls, in temples, and even in its trees.

Endless beaches, timeless ruins, friendly locals, heaps of elephants, tea plantations, lush hills, permeating spirituality, and flavourful food pretty much sum up Sri Lanka. Join us in fall 2017 on an epic yoga-infused adventure to this exotic island.

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South India Kerala 14 Day Tour

South India Kerala 14 Day Tour

Cost - $2,495 USD

Join Janice Varuna on this fascinating journey through Kerala in Southern India.  This 14 day yoga and cultural tour will take you throughIndia's tropical south, where you will experience it's idyllic coastline, diverse architecture, captivating culture and warm people.  You will have the opportunity to experience authentic yoga instruction from varied Indian teachers.  

Kerala is well known for its elegant houseboats which travel along the Backwaters as well as for transformative Ayurvedic treatments and incredible cuisine.  Many wild birds and animals call Kerala home - it's hard to denyKerala's liberal use of the slogan 'God's Own Country'.  we look forward to sharing yoga and this slice of paradise with you in 2018.

 South India Highlights
 Daily yoga sessions
 Beach front and Heritage stay
 Village walks
 South Indian Cooking demo
 Enchanting Backwaters
 Hills and Plantations
 Bird watching in Kumarakomff
 Ethnic tour in Fort Kochi
 Kathakali Demonstration

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $595USD

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Bhutan with Anne 9 Day Tour

Bhutan with Anne 9 Day Tour

COST - $3,345 USD

Join Anne Domitrovits (owner of Kalyana Yoga Shala, Ottawa, Canada) and Janice Varuna (owner of Yoga Travels) for an extraordinary adventure of yoga and culture in the land of Gross National Happiness Bhutan. 

Together Anne & Janice will bring you this experience of a lifetime which is enhanced by daily yoga sessions. Bhutan is a place where the mountains, rivers and valleys are abodes of the gods. The constant scenes of hills dotted with ancient temples, monasteries and prayer flags are testament to this, whilst in streams prayer wheels powered by the natural water flow turn day and night.

Experience yoga in the Himalayas.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $390USD

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India Ashrams 14 Day Tour

India Ashrams 14 Day Tour

Cost -  $1,945 USD

Join Janice Varuna (owner and founder of Yoga Travels) on this life experience of being in India, with like minded people as we learn about the Ashram way of life together.  Each ashram we visit is unique however all of them follow the same basic schedule (see below).  This is an opportunity to find some stillness in your mind and your life as we slow things down, away from continuous phone activity and practice being in the present moment.  If you feel the time is now to try something intriguing in a safe enviroment, with experienced teachers and guides we are ready to bring you along.  

Please note that this tour is not for anyone uncomfortable with, at times, basic accommodation, a vegetarian diet, a daily schedule, some periods of silence and learning new levels of patience and tolerance for others and especially for yourself.

What is an Ashram?

An ashram is a retreat centre with buildings for eating, sleeping, studying, meditating and yoga.

Does this sound intriguing?  Every year we experience Ashram life in different ashrams in India.  We will be there with you from start to finish, to answer your questions and pave the way for a unique and special experience.  

Join us on this exciting tour which will provide you with an authentic Indian Ashram experience. Ashrams have been a place of worship, peace, learning and most importantly inner transformation and experience for centuries. Through various practices such as yoga and meditation as well as participation in ancient rituals and traditions, you will be fully immersed in the Ashram lifestyle. Here you will have the opportunity to join traditional fire poojas ceremonies, ayurvedic cooking courses, receive ancient ayurvedic massages and treatments to suit all aliments and help balance the body's energy points (chakras). With so many ashrams to choose from with varied quality and authenticity, Yoga Travels, with longtime experience in India, provides a tailored trip to bring you to ashrams that will ensure a diverse, streamlined and real Indian ashram experience.  During our tour we will stay at 3 Ashrams being privliedged to receive teachings of three devoted Indian yoga teachers.

Typical Daily Schedule

6:00 Collective meditation

7:00 Yoga Asanas

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Karma Yoga / Study Period

11:30 Satsang (questions and answers)

1:00 Lunch

3:30 Tea

4:00 Individual study or practice / Karma Yoga

5:00 Yoga Asanas (optional)

6:00 Meditation / Kirtan

7:00 Dinner

8:00 Cultural programmes: reading, video, talks

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $240USD

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