Join us in Puri and Varanasi in February, 2014!

I’m giving my second retreat! I look forward to having enough time to share a more complete experience of yoga, including pranayama, discussions and meditation. It will be in India next February. The details are below. You can also download the flyer. I hope you can come!

Yoga Retreat with Lisa Walford
February 15 – 28, 2014
Puri ❊ Calcutta ❊ Varanasi
Lisa on the bank of the Ganges in Rishikesh
Recharge, renew, and rejuvenate, in two of the most spiritually saturated places on Earth: Puri – one of the four Char Dhams, or sacred pilgrimage destinations in India – and Varanasi – the most ancient of cities, and a pilgrim’s mecca, where the rhythms of life are palpable next to the sacred waters of the Ganges. Magical, colorful, and rich with cultural history, our memories of Puri and Varanasi will last a lifetime.

In Puri
We’ll enjoy daily practice of asana and pranayama with Lisa. We’ll visit the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, the Sun Temple in Konark, where we will enjoy an award-winning Dance and Music festival. Lastly, we’ll take several relaxing rickshaw rides and visit local craft villages.

Sun Temple in Konark with Sri BKS Iyengar

In Calcutta
A visit to the revered Kalighat Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Kali, will drop us into the bustling mix of life that typifies the urgency of seeking spiritual grace amidst the throng of humanity. A glimpse of the Goddess’s eyes is considered a blessing.

In Varanasi
Greeting the sunrise by boat is magical; rambling through the back streets of this city will tease all our senses, and strolling on the riverside ghats with our guide is a photographer’s paradise. We’ll also visit Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first darshan.

A sadhu in Varanasi

Schedule
Sat Feb 15th leave US » Mon 17th Delhi » Tue 18th Puri » Sat 22nd Calcutta » Sun 23rd Varanasi » Thu 27th Delhi » Fri 28th arrive US

Cost
US $2,999 ($3,299 after November 25th), includes all transportation within India, double-occupancy upscale accommodations (5-star in Puri & Calcutta), and full-time personal tour guide. Single-occupancy may be available. Breakfast and Lunch are included. Please register soon, as we are limited to 15 participants.

Sunrise on the Ganges in Varanasi

All levels are welcome. For more details, or to register, please call/text +1.310.985.9642, email us at puri@walford.com or visit walford.com/puri.

About Lisa
Lisa Walford holds an Intermediate Senior Iyengar Yoga certificate, is on the Board of Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics, and was on the faculty of several national Iyengar Yoga conventions. She writes for Yoga Journal and has co-authored several books on nutrition. She has been teaching for over 30 years. In her rigorous and technically informative classes, Lisa creates an ambiance of internal focus inspiring both beginning and advanced students.

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6 Responses to Join us in Puri and Varanasi in February, 2014!

  1. Mary Ann Kellogg & Tony Whitman says:

    Hi Lisa
    Tony and I will be joining you in India. Put us on the list.

    Looking forward to it.

  2. lisa says:

    Here are some comments from participants of our first retreat to India:

    I had taken less than 10 yoga classes, but always wanted to go to India. Lisa was skilled at asking just enough of my body that hit the envelope of being very challenged but not too much so. The spiritual part of the trip in Rishikesh, with readings and homework from the Bhagavad Gita, and visiting with local Indian swamis, was the highlight for me. Unforgettable trip. -Vivian

    Experiencing India’s sights and sounds under Lisa’s guidance was a truly transformational experience. Lisa’s wisdom extends beyond her mastery of asana and her teaching illuminates the depth of Yoga as a whole. -Beth

  3. karin korvin says:

    Hello Lisa,
    This is Karin, your old French/Swedish student from…. 20 years ago!
    I am currently on a leave of absence from teaching and would like to know more about the possibility of joining you in India and studying with you again. Is there space available?
    We’ll be back in CA Jan 1.
    Merci,
    Karin

  4. Very interested but won’t know if I can go for certain u until 1/15/14. May I contact you at that time?

    • lisa says:

      Hi Veronica,

      We would love to have you join us! Please let us know as soon as you can, so we can assure you a seat on the domestic legs of our trip. If you send me your email, I can reply with more details about our upcoming adventure. -Lisa

  5. Erika Cianciulli says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I met you this Summer at the yoga teacher training in Santa Barbara. I was very moved by your teaching. I am looking forward to starting bi-monthly trips to Santa Monica this year to study with you.
    On another note I have a friend who Is interested in your trip. He is a long time student of Kofi Busia and currently teaches yoga in Santa Cruz. Is there still room?
    Many Thanks,
    Erika

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