Join us on this 12 day & 12 night journey to experience yoga and meditation in the stunning Ladakh region of India. Our homebase will be picturesque Thiksey Monastery, where we have unprecedented access to ancient prayer halls for yoga & meditation. This Tibetan Buddhist enclave is nestled high in the mountains, with stunning panoramas of the Himalayas and the Indus River valley. We’ll also visit the iconic Taj Mahal, a must-see while you’re in India!
Double-occupancy rate of $2995 includes:
- daily yoga & meditation with Debby
- all lodging
- all meals
- all transportation within India
- trip to Taj Mahal
- tips & donations
Our daily yoga practice will include pranayama (breathing practices), asana (postures), and meditation that will vary from day to day, based on the climate, environment, time of practice, and experience of the group. These daily practices will strengthen our connection to Source, serving as a foundation that will allow us to relate more meaningfully with the people, cultures, and experiences we encounter as we explore this beautiful, sacred region of the world.
Our on-the-mat practice will be based in a classical Indian practice, much like you would find at many ashrams in India. Debby is a 500-hour teacher certified in Ayuryoga®, a style created by Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute that is a unique blend of classical Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra, and Meditation practices to harmonize the mind, body, and soul following basic Ayurvedic principles.
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old traditional Indian system of holistic medicine, emphasizing the uniqueness of each individual. When Yoga is integrated with an Ayurvedic understanding of the body and mind, these two systems are a powerful combination for healing and rejuvenating all bodily systems. In India, these two systems are the foundation of a holistic lifestyle. Debby will be available for private Ayurvedic consultations throughout the retreat upon request.
A 12 day journey to experience yoga & meditation in the stunning Ladakh region of northern India, nestled high in the Himalayas in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery.
Debby discovered the profound healing power of yoga while traveling in India in 2005. It was then that she also discovered yoga’s healing roots in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. She spent over a month living in an ashram, immersed in an Ayurvedic lifestyle and the practices of yoga. She especially grew to love pranayama, yogic breathing practices, which help one enter a meditative state. She emphasizes these practices in her teaching.
While in India, she fell in love with the diverse culture and its people. She spent a month in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama, teaching English to a Tibetan monk and learning about Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Debby’s travels in India have inspired her to bring others to this sacred land in order to experience the transformative power of its culture, people, spiritual wisdom, and ancient practices.
She is certified to teach Hatha Yoga through Yoga Vidya Gurukal (Nasik, India). Debby is also a certified Ayuryoga® teacher (500-hour level) and Ayurvedic Practitioner through the Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque, NM). Debby has been a featured presenter at the Iowa City Yoga Festival, the Austin Yoga Expo, the Manifestation Celebration, and the Om Vibrations Yoga and Music Experience. See more photos and other events by this presenter