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About Kunga Journeys – Dec 28, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019

KUNGA JOURNEYS INDIA – DECEMBER 2018

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 Fort Kochi Beach Inn, 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 Southern Indian Kerala cuisine, curries and coconut, pappadams and masala!
  • Daily transport between the orphanage and our hotel
  • Kerala backwaters group excursion on a 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 with the girls
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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 $2975 –

***SUPER EARLY BIRD SAVINGS thru August 28th!!!***

$2575

* 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 $2575- 

***SUPER EARLY BIRD SAVINGS thru August 28th!!!***

$2175

* 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 $2275- 

***SUPER EARLY BIRD SAVINGS thru August 28th!!!***

$2075

* Cost of retreat package does not include flight. *

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Retreat Leaders

About Retreat Leader Jess Bichler, ERYT500

Wilmington Yoga’s Operations Manager, Jessica has a rich yogic history, steeped in a variety of trainings and lineages, bringing a wealth of knowledge to her classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Jess came to yoga in her teens, recognizing it as a path towards staying active and healthy throughout every stage of life. Jess has had the opportunity to study myriad yoga styles, particularly the prominent lines of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Anusara – each complimenting her attention to alignment and core engagement gained as a gymnast – as well as therapeutic and kids yoga. Her formal education and certifications were earned at the Morningside School of Yoga in upstate New York, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, and most recently 200 and 500 hour certifications from the Wilmington Yoga Center. Her influential teachers include Michael Smith, Stacey Millner-Collins, Cheryl Crawrford, Kristin Cooper and Noelle Whittington. Jessica loves developing a wide variety of classes including everything from gentle and chair yoga, to kids yoga, to advanced practices focusing on arm balances and inversions. Her goal is to lovingly support students down the path of living a yogic lifestyle in all aspects.

 About Assistant Retreat Leader Allie Lloyd, ERYT200

Allie, ERYT200 received her 200 hour certification from Wilmington Yoga Center in the July 2014 three week immersion teacher training and is currently working towards her 300 hour advanced Kunga certification under the tutelage of senior instructors at WY. She also received her Masters in Teaching Social Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has additional trainings in Hands on Assist, 5 Elements, Ayurveda, and Power Vinyasa. Allie believes each class she teaches is an opportunity to explore student needs whether through gentle sequences focused on rejuvenating the spirit and body or a power class to charge the body through a rigorous practice. Any student is welcome in her class because yoga is for everyone and she enjoys helping students find the best modifications for their practice.


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 workshop required 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.