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Yoga & Karma Pilgrimage in India with Diana Schöpplein and Himalayan Masters

Immersing into yoga at its birthplace in North India is such a gift. Here, at the holy ganges river you will find space to deeply connect and magically transform your life. Enjoy an absolutely amazing setting, where you can expand your yoga practice, explore your true nature and drop into your heart. With the words of a regular participant: “I found a place that filled me with compassion, kindness, empathy, happiness, laughter, joy and such optimism.“

Join our sweet community of likeminded friends to meet Yoga in its authentic spirituality, to immerse yourself into your own multilayered being and to stretch your practice beyond your mat. This unique 11-days retreat in ‚Shivaland’ will give you a different outlook on life and allow you to make a difference for yourself as well as for the kids of the Paramarth Awadhawan Nature School.

In our daily Yoga routines we will realign and replenish our body and mind with traditional cleansing techniques, authentic Pranayama, heartfelt Chanting, rejuvenating Meditation, empowering Hatha and expanding Yin Yoga flows. 
You will have the rare opportunity to practice with Himalayan Masters and unravel yourself in inspiring talks and Satsangs. 

During our retreat, the Nature school Paramarth Awadhawan Nature Schule in Pauri welcomes us to spend some time further up in the Himalayas, where we can share fun-time with the lovely little village kids. It is a true opportunity to really care and to touch our hearts while expanding perspectives on both ends. 

As part of this pilgrimage, Diana will be sharing her love for this part of the world offering:

  • daily Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra and Asana classes
  • Satsangs and philosophical discussions
  • Temple visits and Meditation Caves
  • Rituals and Fire Ceremonies
  • Bathing in the pure waters of the holy Ganges
  • Walks into the mountains and villages
  • Rishikesh with its unique attractions and its Ganga Aarti
  • Visit and stay at Paramarth Awadhawan Nature School 
  • Karma Yoga and playtime with the village school kids 
  • Sunrise and sunset Yoga and Meditation on the roof and on the beach
  • Dinners, Chanting and Bonfires under the starry night sky

Diana Schöpplein will offer this retreat from Monday, April 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Paradise of Bliss Center near Rishikesh in North India.

Diana discovered Yoga more then 30 years ago. Since then she has been exploring the transformational link of body, mind and heart in monasteries in India and Nepal, with her Himalayan Masters and her longterm shamanic mentor from New Mexico. Seeking to understand oneself and the mysteries of life, she immersed herself in various Yoga teacher trainings, among those traditional Hatha, Anusara and Nada Yoga,  as well as in her former work as an artist. Her own self exploration and deep connection to India drew her deeper into the subtle science of Sacred Sound. 
As a passionate E-RYT500, Diana has been sharing her love for Yoga for more than 10 years. She encourages her students to unravel their personal life’s journey including Hatha Yoga, Yin and Restorative, Ayurveda, authentic Pranayama and Chanting. 
Currently based in Zürich, Berlin and India, Diana offers space and tools to re-connect to our own core essence in Yoga and self-care one to ones, in  workshops, Yoga teacher trainings and especially in her annual Magical India Retreats. 
For further information about Diana, her offers and online courses please visit her webpage www.dianaschoepplein.com

Location and Accommodation
Our center ‘Paradise of Bliss’, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a peaceful abode on a hill in the holy Ganges river, where you can deeply drop into yourself. Our sweet host and his wonderful team are welcoming us as part of the ‚Paradise of Bliss’ family on sacred Shivaland to experience authentic spirituality and village life. We all felt so at home and cared for, spoiled with the most delicious local meals and true Himalayan hospitality. You will feel nourished on all levels and touched deep inside your heart. The unique vibrations at this very dear place support your inner pilgrimage tremendously and help you transform with grace and such beauty.
‘Paradise of Bliss’ is a deeply spiritual place with an own temple and daily ceremonies in the midst of nature. The spacious property with lush gardens is a haven of peace and serenity. 
The guests will be accommodated in double rooms, all with private shower, Western toilet, fan and mosquito net. The traditional housing perfectly keeps the heat out. The cottages and  rooms are sweet, homely and clean and have porches with Ganga view




Price per person
Early Bird price for bookings until November 1, 2018:
EUR 1'197.-  (for double occupancy), plus EUR 100.- school donation
Special gift for Early Birds: The first 5 sign-ups will receive a free massage from Diana.
Regular price for bookings as from November 2, 2018:
EUR 1’397.- 
(for double occupancy), plus EUR 100.- school donation

Cottages and rooms are limited and allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
For single occupancy the retreat center charges EUR 15,- per night on top. Single occupancy has to be paid directly to center upon arrival and can not be guaranteed.

We welcome you to arrive at the retreat center on March 31, 2019. There is also the option to extend your stay after the retreat ends. Please ask Diana about the conditions for extra nights.

Included in the price are
•  accommodation for 10 nights 
•  3 vegetarian meals per day (mainly organic and amazingly delicious)
•  filtered drinking water and tea
•  all classes (taught in English, as needed partly in German)
•  excursions to sacred ceremonies at the foothills of the Himalayas
•  guided walks to temples, meditation caves and villages
•  yogamats and props
•  towels and bed sheets
•  internet usage

Not included are
•  flights and transfers from/to airport/train station
•  tourist visa (apply for your e-visa online via https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/info1.jsp)
•  school donation
•  massages
•  tips etc. 

Booking / Further Terms
To register and for further information please see here...

When needed, Diana will assist with information on flights and tourist visa and organizing taxi pick ups with her trusted driver.

A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of EUR 397.- per person is required to safe your booking.
The remainder is due latest on February 1, 2019.

Cancellation Policy:
•  59 to 30 days before retreat starts; 50% of total price is due
•  30 to 15 days before retreat starts: 75% of total price is due
•  14 days or less before retreat starts: 100% of total price is due

By making the reservation you agree to the terms and conditions. 

This retreat is limited to maximum 12 participants.

Insurance is your own responsibility. We strongly recommend a travel insurance, health- and accident insurance with sufficient coverage.

The company/the teacher shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the company/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.