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About Kunga Journeys – Dec 28, 2017 – Jan 5, 2018

KUNGA JOURNEYS INDIA – DECEMBER 2017

Visit the birthplace of yoga. Take your yoga off the mat. Join Wilmington Yoga Center as we travel to Kerala, India for an annual yoga + service retreat. We’ll take a backwater tour, explore the jungle + city-life, + most importantly, visit the Home of Hope Orphanage to see the girls we support throughout the year through the Kunga Fund.             

Grow the Spirit and the Soul.                   

WHAT THE RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights/9 days accommodations at the Bright Heritage in Cochin (Kochi), India
  • Donation to Home of Hope Orphanage
  • Daily morning and afternoon yoga + meditation classes
  • Breakfast + lunch daily
  • Airport transfer to hotel upon your arrival
  • Airport transfer to hotel upon departure
  • Opening ceremonial group dinner of traditional Souther Indian Kerala cuisine, curries and coconut, pappadams and masala!
  • Daily transport between the orphanage and our hotel
  • Kerala backwaters group excursion on private traditional Indian houseboat
  • Daily afternoon activities at the Home of Hope Orphanage
  • Painting/beautifying/repairing the girl’s dormitory + school
  • Teaching/reading conversational English with the girls, helping with homework
  • Kids/family yoga on the rooftop terrace with the girls
  • Helping to cook traditional southern Indian cuisine for dinners at orphanage
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Package Option 1

Includes:
Single Room
8 nights/9 days accommodations
Donation to Home of Hope Orphanage
Daily morning + afternoon yoga + meditation classes
Breakfast + Lunch Daily
Airport Transportation
Opening ceremonial group dinner
Kerala Backwaters Group Tour

Price $2,800 –

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$2300

* Cost of retreat package does not include flight. *

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Package Option 2

Includes:
Double Room

8 nights/9 days accommodations
Donation to Home of Hope Orphanage
Daily morning + afternoon yoga + meditation classes
Breakfast + Lunch Daily
Airport Transportation
Opening ceremonial group dinner
Kerala Backwaters Group Tour

Price $2,400- 

***FLASH SALE SAVE $500 thru 11/16!!!***

$1900

* Cost of retreat package does not include flight. *

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Package Option 3

Includes:
Triple Room

8 nights/9 days accommodations
Donation to Home of Hope Orphanage
Daily morning + afternoon yoga + meditation classes
Breakfast + Lunch Daily
Airport Transportation
Opening ceremonial group dinner
Kerala Backwaters Group Tour

Price $2,100- 

***FLASH SALE SAVE $500 thru 11/16!!!***

$1600

* Cost of retreat package does not include flight. *

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Retreat Leaders

About Retreat Leader Noelle Whittington, ERYT500

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Adjunct Faculty Noelle Whittington, ERYT500 leads 200 and 300 hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Trainings. Noelle is also a Professional Level Kunga Yoga Leader, completing a 350 hour advanced apprenticeship certification with Kristin Cooper-Gulak; and is currently pursuing her 1000hour Kunga Yoga certification. She is deeply committed to the Kunga Yoga mission of service, spending much of her time in India and in the U.S. working with and for the girls of the Homes of Hope Orphanages in Kerala, India. Noelle has been teaching since 2006, beginning her yoga studies at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica, and studying Thai Yoga Massage in Chaing Mai, Thailand, completing advanced-level certifications in the Lek Chaiya tradition. She is a certified Pilates Mat and Pilates Reformer teacher, completing over 250 hours in advanced anatomy and pilates technique training and is also a certified 5Elements Flow Yoga Teacher Trainer and certified Kunga Vinyasa Trainer. Her additional certifications include Interdisciplinary Yoga, Fluid Power Yoga, and Thai Yoga Therapy. Noelle’s primary teachers include Ashley Ludman, Kristin Cooper-Gulak, and Larry Hobbs. She has also completed trainings with Hilary Garivaltis in Ayurveda, Marlysa Sullivan in Anatomy of Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga, David Emerson in Yoga for Trauma and PTSD, and Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Heather Till. Noelle has assisted Anusara-based Seaside Yoga Teacher Trainings and Transformation Retreats with Ashley Ludman and has led retreats to Ambergris Caye, Belize, with Elizabeth Cramond RYT. Due to her dynamic classes and community following, Noelle has been chosen as an ambassador of both Manduka and Lululemon. Yoga, music, dance, service work, and travel are her passions, and she enjoys incorporating these experiences into her teachings to create a safe, fun, and effective experience appropriate for all ages and levels. Noelle enjoys empowering the student to connect with their inner teacher.

 About Village Yoga Guest Retreat Leader Katie Kennis, ERYT200/RYT500

Growing up on the Outer Banks, Village Yoga C0-Founder Katie Kennis first discovered yoga in 2003 through the loving guidance of her yogini mother, Maggie. From then on she was hooked. Through a dedicated daily practice and a love of travel, Katie found herself completing a 200-hour Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga certification through School Yoga Institute on the beautiful beach of Playa Gigante, Nicaragua in 2011. Eager to share the benefits cultivated through her self-practice and to dig deeper into all aspects of a yogic lifestyle, she returned to her childhood home on the Outer Banks where in 2013 she co-founded Village Yoga, a social entrepreneurship and yoga studio.

After a sudden loss of Katie’s mother, she soon found the consistent dedication to her practice to be the driving force in her healing process. With a vision to guide others on the path to self-discovery and healing within an all inclusive environment, Katie continues to draw inspiration from the fluidity of the ocean, freedom of her travel adventures, and above all the compassion of her most influential teacher, Mom.

Since the founding of Village Yoga, Katie has completed her 500-hour certification, and a professional mentorship with Kristin Cooper-Gulak and the Kunga Yoga School, during the spring of 2015. Katie is honored to have guest taught in 200-hour teacher training programs and is a certified Kunga Yoga teacher trainer at the professional level. Through her love of travel and service, she has had the opportunity to teach on retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica and and Kerala, India.

Through a passion for teaching, Katie has received a 5 Elements Vinyasa Flow certification from Kristin Cooper-Gulak at the Wilmington Yoga Center with additional training in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for PTSD and trauma sensitive populations, Kids Yoga, Yoga for Seniors and more. Katie remains forever grateful to consider Maggie Kennis and Kristin Cooper-Gulak as her primary teachers. She has also studied under such influential teachers as Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Cruikshank, Tim Miller, Leslie Kaminoff, Seane Corn, Rolf Gates, and Maty Ezraty.


Kunga Journeys Mission

 

All Kunga Journeys retreats and trainings are dedicated to educating the public about approaching yoga as a path of service. Our projects involve fundraising for Class-5 non-profits, which serve children, animals and the environment. Kunga Journeys programs provide hands on opportunities to volunteer with underserved communities. Some highlights of our service work since 2006 have included placing over 150 yoga teacher-trainees in underserved communities in the U.S, coordinating group volunteering with orphans from Rwanda, Jamaica, India & Thailand, and raising over $50,000 in funds and schooling for various local and international charities.


CEUs & Yoga Certification Info

  • 30 CEU Hours toward 500 YA or CEUs
  • $15 Additional CEU certificate due at time of registration
  • Participation in full workshoprequired to receive 500YA credit
  • This certification counts as one required module towards 500Hr registry in the Wilmington Yoga Center premium

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, the following policies apply:· 60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your payment will be refunded, less a $250 administration fee.· 59 – 46 days prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less $250 administration fee) to a studio account credit.· 45 days or less: Payments are not refundable or transferable, as your payment has already been processed.The above policies apply regardless of the reason for cancellation (such sickness, death in family or emergency, etc). Unfortunately, group contracts and packages have been pre-arranged and pre-paid with hosts at the time of registration and we do not have control of refunds or credit beyond the above exceptions. Retreat does not include food costs for “free night” dinners, or extra travel costs associated with other tourist attractions.All activities, yoga, and volunteering are optional. Some participants and significant others choose to rest, go sight – seeing, etc, and nothing is mandatory on our retreats.Disclaimer: We reserve the right to cancel retreat should we have less than minimum of 10 participants registered. Registrants will be notified by Nov 25th in the rare case that trip is cancelled. Please contact retreat coordinator with questions.