Journey to Mother India
This devotional journey to Mother India will cultivate healing and joy with daily sadhana, yoga, meditation and fellowship. We will travel inward and explore our true purpose to heal ourselves and our world.
February 27 - March 6, 2017
A retreat in fellowship is both a return to self and an abandonment of self. We understand and meet the self, the source of delusion and of attachment to pleasure and we release her into the ocean of unity finding an experience deeper than pleasure, beyond self and beyond impermanent attachment. We find the souls we contracted to journey with and they together with us, lift the veils of anxiety, sadness and greed, so that we can flow into divine connection with all the world. Retreat in fellowship takes us beyond a vacation into a space where we can initiate ourselves into a deeper absorption with the truth. This absorption with the divine happens in retreat so much more easily than in life. Retreat in fellowship is like medicine for the social self. How can I find and experience an expansive joy with others? How can I savor this opportunity? How can I nurture this body so it can carry on the work of the spirit, the work of my soul?
I'm so excited about the second annual Journey to Mother India this February! This will be my 16th journey to the Motherland, a place that has inspired, ignited and sustained my spiritual, creative and family life. Sharing India is my passion project and supporting people in their spiritual lives is my calling and there is nothing I would enjoy more than celebrating the richness of life with you in this sacred context. We will co-create a joyful, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience your soul and to increase your capacity for grace, joy, intimacy with yourself and the world you live in. It is sure to be a sacred time full of meaningful breakthroughs and opportunities to align with our deepest selves. After meeting with some of you last week for our chai and chat I came to identify a resonant thread woven between each of us called to this trip-- a desire to Unite with Spirit. The spirit of friendship, the spirit of adventure, the spirit of the Mother(land), the creative spirit, the spirited self, the spiritual quest, the spirit of the journey, the spirit of love, unity and the infinite spirit.
As we form our soul group and move towards actualizing this trip there are some things you need to know and I want to provide you with that information here. You will soon be able to find more details, testimonials and images on here or you can reach out to me or Alison with any questions or concerns. In order to secure our rooms and practice spaces at these hotels during wedding season, I will be paying for rooms within the next two weeks and so will need a commitment from our participants to move forwardThe trip includes eight nights of accommodation at inspiring five star hotels (see links) in the colorful environment of Rajasthan, all meals at Neemrana Fort are included, all breakfasts for the 8 days, tea time and transportation including our flight to Amritsar and private car between Neemrana and Jaipur. Daily Amrit Vela Sadhana, daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, cultural tours, home and ashram visits, group and personal ceremony, ritual and healing opportunities including a day of silence and an opportunity to serve at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. You will be guided, held and supported by a team of people who know and love India, and who are skilled at supporting group and individual consciousness-raising. The trip does not include airfare to India, you will need to arrange this personally (though fares are at a record low.) I will be there to help every step of the way. Optional sightseeing in Delhi, including a day trip to the Taj Mahal, can be arranged at an additional cost. The trip begins at Neemrana Fort on the 27th of February where we will enter into our retreat. The trip is $3,200 - $3,600 depending on occupancy and availability of rooms. This includes all of the above and many other delights and details along the way.
Look for updates and personal introductions from some of our group on the Facebook page - Journey to Mother India with Harsevak Kaur. My dear friend and resident of Rajasthan, Balwant Soni, will reach out soon with information on his role as local guide and logistical facilitator. He will act as our translator, representative and personal friend on this trip and I know you will come to adore him and his family. We are also lucky to have Alison Lerman (Satya Nama Kaur) with us as a collaborator, space-holder, coordinator and inspirational presence on this trip. I will offer daily yoga and meditation workshops designed to travel deep into the healing field, drawing on traditional medicine, Shamanism and Kashmiri Shivism to activate Kundalini and facilitate rest, establish balance and wellbeing. Gifted teacher, healer and friend Swaranpal Kaur is joining us to facilitate our daily Amrit Vela sadhana, support our group and individual development and provide additional guidance, inspiration and love. She is available for individual healings in the afternoon. If you are called reach out to her personally for more details on what she offers. Swaranpal and Harsevak look forward to working together to assist you in building capacity to heal and grow.
We will be held and supported and we have a wonderful team to ensure that the details are coordinated in a way that leaves you free to deep dive into your destiny.
We each come to this moment with a personal intention and this virtual space can serve to connect us as we start this transformative process as soon as we are ready. Please feel free to post your picture and begin a dialog with one another as soon as you have made your personal commitment to attending. Local journeyers will meet every six weeks to plan, prepare and collaborate on setting our goals and cultivating a rich culture of friendship, inquiry and joy.
A non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due by September 1st - checks payable to Luisa Giugliano.
Please mail to Alison Lerman, 173 16th Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579
The trip balance will need to be paid in full by January 1, 2017.
"Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a far away land ... A land far away from the noise, distractions and convenience of our day to day living. Imagine a land with color and beauty far beyond what the eye can see ... a beauty rich in culture, spirituality and belief.
I traveled to this land on a spiritual journey to Northern India this past winter and I have experienced first hand the gifts of this incredible treasure. With no expectations I applied for my visa and packed my bags. I allowed myself to be consumed and absorbed -- to be truly present in every way possible.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this journey. The women who started out being solely a name are now friends I hold close to my heart. We are bonded forever and I know that to be true in the most honest sense. Our Kundalini Circle quickly became our family with each of us bringing something unique and splendid to the group. With Luisa at the helm, it seemed almost effortless that she navigated us all. She quietly lead us through every aspect of the trip and handled details with ease and expertise. She was a joy to watch and a joy to be around.
Words cannot fully describe the peace, grounding and tranquility that quickly enveloped each of us. The reality is that for me the journey will never end and will always remain with me. I close my eyes now and I don't have to imagine. I can reach deep within my core and relive every bit of my experience and spiritual journey."
-CW | 2016 Journey
"I had the incredible pleasure of joining Luisa Harsevak Kaur's Kundalini Circle on an unforgettable journey to India in March 2016. The experience was undeniably one of my most memorable and transformative thus far. Harsevak has the incredible gift of teaching for she embodies such joy, such love, you can actually FEEL what she says, as if she were spinning silk with her words, a soft blanket for us to rest upon. Throughout our journey, Harsevak created an environment of love, healing, peace, and openness which helped spark a curiosity to look inward and to deeply feel the transformation that was possible during our time together. Her wisdom and inner light guided our path towards ourselves and one another in a way I could never have imagined possible. To practice Kundalini Yoga in India and have Harsevak as our guide on all things spiritual and cultural was a gift unparalleled. I treasured the experience of seeing India through Harsevak's eyes and simultaneously had the opportunity to develop my own relationship with this incredible country. The culmination of our journey from Dehli to Neemrana, to Jaipur and then finally the Golden Temple in Amritsar is hard to describe with words. At the Golden Temple, I felt a new type of love blossom from within and could see and feel that love in the eyes of all those who around me. Our practice together leading up to our arrival in Amritsar prepared me for the gentle opening I felt in my heart that day and continue to feel today.
I am new to Kundalini and felt immediately embraced by the simple yet deeply profound beauty in the practice. My life, my heart, my soul has forever been touched by this experience with Harsevak Kaur and the circle of women who journeyed together. What a gift it has been to feel the seeds of love, peace, and wisdom planted during the trip now blossom in my life at home with my family, my friends, my community. I hope to take this journey with Harsevak Kaur again and for many years to come."
AE | 2016 Journey