3 NIGHT SHAKTI RETREAT
WITH DR. RAJ BALKARAN & MICHELA
17-20 APRIL 2023 at CASA CORVO
Connect with and learn from Dr. Raj Balkaran in person, deepening your connection to Shakti, and raising your spiritual consciousness. Stay in a unique space, tucked away in a serene natural setting.
A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE WITH
VEDIC RITUAL, STORYTELLING, MANTRA, SHAKTI TRANSMISSION & WISDOM TEACHINGS
For a maximum of 15 attendees
WHAT IS SHAKTI?
What is Shakti? What role does it play in your life? What developments would you like to see? What role does Shakti play in the world? What role does Shakti play in these times?
Dr. Raj's powerful storytelling will nourish you and provide deep understanding of Indian Mythology, on many layers. Drawing on primary source Sanskrit texts Dr. Raj Balkaran expertly decodes key Hindu myths.
Along with ritual, meditations and mantra, we will recieve academic lectures on themes realted to the importance of Shakti and the Godess in India today and it's role in the world.
COMMUNITY TIME & DISCUSSIONS
Everyday we will allow time for open discussions with Dr Raj on the Key Themes of the Retreat and on the Wisdom Teachings offered.
Immerse Yourself in a Life-Changing Shakti Experience with Dr Raj Balkaran.
Enjoy a peaceful, beautiful, grounding, natural setting by woods & mountains.
Nourish all layers of your being: physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual.
Connect with a delightful group of supportive, spiritual people.
Recenter. Recharge. Reconnect. Rejuvenate.
MEET DR. RAJ BALKARAN
Dr. Raj Balkaran is a scholar of Hindu mythology and author of The Stories Behind the Poses (2022), The Goddess and the King in Indian Myth (2018) and The Goddess and the Sun in Indian Myth (2020). He holds advanced degrees in Hinduism from the University of Toronto and University of Calgary.
Alongside his academic training, Dr. Balkaran apprenticed with an Indian master for twelve years as part of a living oral tradition dedicated to the preservation and application of Hindu philosophy. He therefore brings hundreds of hours of traditional transmissions of yoga philosophy to the table, which he dovetails with academic rigour and captivating storytelling.
A seasoned educator, Dr. Balkaran also teaches online courses on his School of Indian Wisdom Platform and at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Beyond teaching and research, he enjoys a thriving life consulting practice and hosts the New Books in Hindu Studies Podcast.
ABOUT OUR VENUE CASA CORVO
Casa Corvo is a stunning eighteenth century building that used to be a small convent. Later it became the village mayors house and since 2017, after a careful and respectful renovation, is a boutique Retreat and Yoga center.
The veue is composed by two adjacent buildings offering occupancy for 14 guests, a spacious dining room and communal spaces, a professional kitchen, Yoga Shala, Finnish Sauna, dreamlike Courtyard and lush Gardens.
You will get a full day programm starting with an hour Yoga & Pranayama with Michela every morning at 7am.
After a light self-served breakfast & tea break, from 9am Dr Raj Balkaran will guide us in Ritual, Chanting, Meditation, Mantric Intitiation, Consecrating Goddess Altar & Nyāsas. The mornings will end with an open discussion about Shakti: What is Shakti? What role does it play in our life? What developments would we like to see? What role does Shakti play in the world? What role does Shakti play in these times?
After a wonderful vegetarin Lunch at 12 you will have some free time to enjoy nature or the in-house sauna, then we will meet with Dr. Raj again at 3pm for a Academic Lectures - The Rise of the Goddess in India and Beyond & The Global Goddess and the Future of Humanity followed by Storytelling. Around 4pm there will be Group Discussions on Key Themes and Wisdom Teachings.
Vegetarian Indian-inspired Dinner is at 6.30pm and after that more Storytelling with Dr Raj on the frame story of the Devi Mahatmya and Kirtan.
On the last morning, we will have a rich brunch and our programm will end at 11am for individual travels.
Prices, what is included and Conditions
Accommodation can be either in our venue Casa Corvo or at a nearby hotel (we will take care of everything). Single rooms are limited and will be in the hotel. Double rooms in the venue Casa Corvo (recommended for your energetic empowerment).
CATCH THE EARLY BIRD PRICE, ONLY UNTIL 30 SEPT 2022
Price per person
Double room (twin beds) 960 CHF
Single room 1250 CHF
Double room (twin beds) 1090 CHF
Single room 1370 CHF
The cost of this 3 nights SHAKTI RETREAT with full program guided by Dr. Raj Balkaran and morning practices by Michela includes
- 3 Night accommodation in chosen category, double rooms inhouse at Casa Corvo (with shared bathrooms), singles at nearby (2 min. walk) hotel with private bathroom.
- All meals (3 light breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners) by highly praised Mike the Chef. All meals are vegetarian (lacto-ovo), Vegan options are available, Mike will adapt to allergies - All beverages (water and tea)
- Wi-fi in shared spaces at the Casa Corvo venue and at the hotel - Full Shakti program as listed in the detailed Schedule
What is not included
- Travels to and from the venue
- Extra beverages
- Travel insurance
With purchase of the retreat package you are officially registered to the retreat. We highly recommend you purchase a travel insurance. If for any reason you will need to cancel your participation following policies apply:
- Cancellation up to 4 months before retreat start: refund minus 300 CHF fee
- Cancellation up to 2 months before retreat start: refund minus 400 CHF fee
- Cancellation up to 1 month before retreat start: refund minus 600 CHF fee
- Cancellation less than 30 days before retreat start: no refunds.
EARLY BIRD UNTIL 30 SEPT 2022!
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