Bhutan is a small constitutional democracy kingdom nestled between two largely populated countries China in the north & India in the south, the country has a population of 700,000 people.
Bhutan is famous to the outsiders for its pristine environment, architecture, food & festivals, yaks and the smiling people & ancient monasteries. Bhutan is considered as one of the last Shangri- la (the last paradise)
The country’s policy of low volume, high cost tourism helps to persevere the country’s culture & environment. This way the resources in the country is not overly exploited yet they have a healthy tourism policy that sustains the country’s steady development.
This retreat offers an exclusive opportunity to experience the country from a local's perspective (co-teacher, Yiki is from there!) and enjoy all the country has to offer!
August 7-12, 2020 (6 days 5 nights)
Early Bird pricing (by February 3, 2020):
Double occupancy $ 2,880.00
Single Occupancy $ 3,380.00
Double occupancy $3,180.00
Single occupancy $3,680.00
$500.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
We accept Venmo, Paypal, Check, or Cash. You will be provided a link in your welcome email once you register.
Payment Plans Available:
4-month option: February, March, April, May 2020
90 days prior to arrival 50% refund
(deposit of $500 is non-refundable)
60 days prior to arrival 0% refund
(deposit of $500 is non-refundable)
Everyone must meet at the Paro Airport in Delhi, India by 12:00PM on Aug. 7th. Due to visa restrictions, we will be traveling as a group IN and OUT of Bhutan together.
When we leave together, you have the choice to fly back to Delhi, India or Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Tiger's nest - popular know as ‘taktsang’ among the Bhutanese ( tak - tiger & sang- nest) is located in Paro valley, Bhutan. The myth is one of the greatest tantric yogi guru Rinpoche flew to the cliff on a female pregnant tigress during the 8th century. He visited the site to subdue a demon and later eventually decided to live in a cave for three years, three months & three days meditating. We can still see the body imprints of Guru Rinpoche in the cave, where he mediated.
Thangtong Dewachen Anim Dratshang, also known as Zilukha nunnery was founded in 1976 by the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo also known as the iron bridge builder. The nunnery houses 48 nuns or ‘anims’. The nunnery is sustained by the offerings made by patrons and donors both within and outside the country.
Dzongs (fortresses) were built in the 16th century by Zhabdrung, a Tibetan scholar who fled Tibet during the Cultural Revolution and settled in Bhutan in 1616AD.
We will have the opportunity to visit two of the many fortresses in Bhutan: tashichodzong & punakha Dzong. Both of the Dzong have eminent histories.
Punakha old capital of Bhutan, & Thimphu is the current capital. Both the dzongs played an integral part in the administration of the country.
Co-Teacher, Yiki Sangay Bio
Hi my name is Yiki Sangay. I am from Bhutan. I am very passionate about yoga.I like to travel,read books and practice yoga & mediate everyday.
Yoga asana and pranayama has helped me enhance my mediation practice, its true when the sages say that in order to mediate, the mind needs to be in control, the analogy of a monkey mind, the monkey jumping from branch to branch can such be our mind.
As thict nath hanh says the island of self where peace dwells can be achieved with a silenced mind, through meditation i am seeking the island of peace within myself, I hope to share this beautiful practise of the inward journey with my fellow yogis.
I did my RYT200 in New York And RYT500 in hatha yoga & emotional blockage & meditation in Rishikesh, India.
See Jan's Bio here!