"A TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY
FOR YOUR MIND AND HEART"

~ BECOME THE MOST RADIANT YOU ~

15TH -  21TH SEPTEMBER, 2017

BHOLE BABA ASHRAM Cisternino, Puglia, Italy

YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC
BREATHWORK CEREMONY
DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN FOOD
PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION
LECTURE ON TANTRA

SOUND HEALING

REBIRTHING

KIRTAN




This retreat is perfect for you if you are looking for a safe space of love and harmony

to support your personal transformation process of healing and evolution.

This journey is the cultivation of your whole self to unlock your full potentiality in the way of love.

 

 

 "Abundance - Joy - Peace - Love  Is it something you are searching for?"

 

This retreat will help you to find the source of abundance deep within to live life with your full potential.

Remember your spirit, a shining jewel at your heart. In the material world, we seem to be always imperfect

and we all have an experience of suffering from that. But In the spirit world, we are all beautiful and precious as each and whole and this is so abundant, as this is the connection to the eternity.Life is a gift to be embodied with joy, when our consciousness of mind and heart are integrated as one.

You will be stretched in the best of ways in our 6-Days journey together,

for your true transformation to become the most Radiant You!

 

 

 

This retreat is perfect for you if...

 

- there are some negative thoughts or belief patterns
that are not helping you to establish a daily happiness

 

- you are ready for radical change and growth in life

 

- you would like to ignite your creativity and love for life

 
- you would like more connection to other like-minded people

 

- you would like to deepen your spiritual practice and yoga practice

 

- you would like to refine your skills on yoga


- you would like to explore and understand yourself

- you would like to embody LOVE

 

- you would like to immerse yourself in the spiritual environment of Ashram

 

What do I get from this retreat?

 

 

You will learn different techniques and practices 

that you can apply into your daily life to manifest a happier life with clear vision of love.

 

This is an unique opportunity as it includes not only daily yoga practice

but also various different activities and healing sessions for your

true transformation, true alignment and true embodiment.

 

The intention of this retreat is to provide you with a deeply profound inner and outer journey leading to self-understanding, renewal and transformation.

 

You will transform fears into courage, anxiety into peace and harmony

frustrations and anger into new ideas and creativity

indecisiveness into clarity, the feeling of loneliness into a new vision of life

that we are always supported and provided and we are here for each other as how nature is.

 

We really want you to remember who you are and how beautiful you are, although at times when we are captured by our limited mind, this may not sound true, but it is really true and there's no other way.

Here we are absolutely dedicated for this transformational work in the spirit of service and love.

 

You will wide-open yourself in all dimensions of physical, energetic, mental

emotional and soul levels through various powerful practices

in a supportive group of like-minded beautiful friends

with a guidance of experienced instructors.

 

Come alone, Come with friends, Come with your partner, Come whatever age you are

and come whatever level of yoga you may be...    

 

    All styles, all people, all welcome!

Come alone, Come as one, Come with friends, Come with your partner, Come whatever age you are and come whatever level of yoga you may be… all styles, all people, all welcome!

These six days offer a chance to connect with an international community of beautiful yoginis & yogis, along with four inspiring teachers. If you want to enchant your soul, delight your senses and invoke the heart of yoga in the whole of your life, just 

Come alone, Come as one, Come with friends, Come with your partner, Come whatever age you are and come whatever level of yoga you may be… all styles, all people, all welcome!

These six days offer a chance to connect with an international community of beautiful yoginis & yogis, along with four inspiring teachers. If you want to enchant your soul, delight your senses and invoke the heart of yoga in the whole of your life, just 

Come alone, Come as one, Come with friends, Come with your partner, Come whatever age you are and come whatever level of yoga you may be… all styles, all people, all welcome


Venue

bhole baba ashram

The Bhole Baba Center of Cisternino (Brindisi, Apulia, Italy) is a beautiful ashram that has been created in 1979 as first Babaji ashram in the Western world.

 

Located in the countryside of Valle d’Itria, in Southern Italy (Apulia), a region known for its trulli, the characteristic stone buildings with a conic roof that are also part of the Ashram structure. The Kirtan Hall is hosted in a trullo, as well as the ashram’s dormitories and the kitchen area. The Ashram also features the Dhyana Yogi Dhuni built in 1990, where a sacred fire burns continuously, bridging Skies and Earth: it’s a place of union and meditation, where every day the devotees perform and offer rituals with devotional chants, according to the ancient Veda tradition. Other structures of the Bhole Baba Center, built by devotees over time, include a library, a chai shop, a yoga and meditation room, a book shop, as well as washing, farming and animal care facilities.

 

Babaji's teaching is universal, respectful of each religious belief. It doesn’t offer a new religion, but the thousands years old science of Yoga, the knowledge of the mind, and the way of the heart. Babaji tradition is one of the mystical and authentic lineages of India's ancient yoga tradition.

 

The ashram life is a school where to learn to know your own self, and to discover the presence of the Divine within you. It is the perfect setting for our auspicious journey, where there are so much blessing energies of Grace, Bhakti Yoga (devotion) and Karma Yoga (offering each action to the Divine).

delicious organic food

Delicious vegetarian meals are served three times a day, and they are offered during the whole time of your stay. Breakfast time is 8:30, lunch 13:00, and dinner 20:30. All meals are prepared by devotees with full of devotion, love and blessing energies that will nourish your body and soul. They grow their own vegetables, bake bread, and make special pasta by themselves. If you have special meal request, please let us know to meet your needs as much as we can!

 


WHAT MAKES THIS RETREAT SPECIAL

Daily rhythm includes but is not limited to: yoga, meditation, pranayama, mudra, chanting,

kirtan, shamanic breathwork ceremony, rebirthing,

sound healing, laughing, spending time in the nature, soaking in the sun,

eating delicious food and sleeping sweetly, bonding with beautiful beings,

experiencing an Ashram life with full devotional energy around

and spontaneous adventures of immense JOY!

 

 

YOGA PRACTICE: Oursadhana (practice) incorporates asana, mantra, mudra, pranayama and meditation to explore our totality from the physical body to the subtle body, and to the inner most being. Yoga supports us to live in the very "core" of the existence, to live a fully embodied life that is a gift to be celebrated and embraced with joy. The alignment-based practice welcomes all levels and ages of students as they are guided into correct alignment of asana safely. Much focuses are on breath and energetic flow within.

 

 

DISCUSSION: We will have a plenty of time to learn and discuss about various topics. The topics include but are not limited to: Subtle body anatomy, Chakra-s, Pancha Maha Bhutas (5 Great Elements), Prana (energy), Bhakti (path of love), Mythology, Radical Affirmation, Tantra, Spiritual Heart, Self-Enquiry.

 

 

REBIRTHING with LIVE HANDPAN MUSIC: Rebirthing is a conscious circular breathing technique to evolve and express the vital energy. It's used as a tool to expand and transform our consciousness. This simple yet powerful technique works holistically in our body. It helps to remove emotional blockages or traumas that no longer serve us. Positive affirmations will change some aspects of your past that till now limited your life and your full potential, you will make a clear decision of the way you want to live your present and future without fear and more clarity. The session is guided by the sound of handpan, which has a special frequency for healing benefit.

 

 

SHAMANIC BREATHWORK CEREMONY: Shamanic Breathwork is a special rhythmic breathing technique that will bring the expansion of the heart and deep connection within. The ceremony is guided and supported with various shamanic musical instruments to call back ancestral vibrations of healing. The intention is to guide your center of perception, to perceive the reality not from your mind, but from your heart. No filter of ego or fear, but only love. This is an experience of unconditional love and surrender that you can recall for all your life. We will have 2 ceremonies during the retreat.

 

 

KIRTAN: Call-and-response style chanting and collective expression with music, is so powerful to open the heart to the full, and experience the glimpse of our eternal self and the unconditional love. Sanskrit mantra is a Divine speech and vibration that helps to clear any blockages to become more free, open and vibrant. The outcome of Kirtan is an effortless state of Sahaja, the natural state of who we are: Sat, Chit, Ananda - Pure being-ness, Pure awareness, and Absolute Bliss that doesn't require any validation from outside. We are Blissful in the essence!

 

Note: The Bhole Baba ashram offers daily Aarati (offering ceremony) and you are welcomed to participate in them to immerse yourself in Classical Tantric Bhakti practice of devotion, service and love.

 

 

MEN'S/WOMEN'S CIRCLE: We will gather as men and as women, to share and discuss various topics including Tantric sexuality. It is a collective empowerment to remind the beauty of each other, and inspire each other in each unique embodiment.



Retreat schedule 15th - 21th September

Arrival & Check-in Day, Friday 15th

 

Check-in is from 12:00 pm. Lunch will be served at 13:00.

 

Our first meeting and the opening ceremony is at 16:00 - 18:30 where we will get to introduce each other and the teachers, followed by a grounding asana class.

 

There will be Aarati (offering ceremony) everyday at 18:30 - 20:30 at the ashram. You can enjoy your free time until dinner or you can participate in Aarati, the Classical Tantric Bhakti practice that has been passed on over millenniums.

 

20:30   Dinner


Daily Program

Saturday, 16th

7:00 - 8:30   Morning Asana Practice

All yoga classes, morning and afternoon, will incorporate elements of practice like asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, kirtan, and music.

 

All classes, morning and evening, will incorporate elements of practice like asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, kirtan, music and a lot of fun!

8:30 - 9:30   Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00   Mudra, Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation, Discussion

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch followed by free time to rest

15:30 - 18:30   Shamanic Breathwork Ceremony with Sound Healing

18:30 - 20:30   Aarati (offering ceremony)  **Optional

20:30   Dinner

 

Sunday, 17th

7:00 - 8:30   Morning Asana Practice

All classes, morning and evening, will incorporate elements of practice like asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, kirtan, music and a lot of fun!

8:30 - 9:30   Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00   Mudra, Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation, Discussion

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch followed by free time to rest

15:00 - 16:15   Discussion on Tantra, Radical Affirmation, Say YES to Life!

16:30 - 18:30   Rebirthing Breathwork with live handpan music

18:30 - 20:30   Aarati (offering ceremony)  **Optional

20:30   Dinner

 

Monday, 18th

7:00 - 8:30   Morning Asana Practice

All classes, morning and evening, will incorporate elements of practice like asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, kirtan, music and a lot of fun!

8:30 - 9:30   Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00   Mudra, Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation, Discussion

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch followed by free time to rest

15:00 - 17:00   Men's/Women's Circle

17:30 - 18:30   Movement Practice and Kirtan

18:30 - 20:30   Aarati (offering ceremony)  **Optional

20:30   Dinner

 

Tuesday, 19th

7:00 - 8:30   Morning Asana Practice

All classes, morning and evening, will incorporate elements of practice like asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, kirtan, music and a lot of fun!

8:30 - 9:30   Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00   Mudra, Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation, Discussion

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch followed by free time to rest

15:30 - 18:30   Shamanic Breathwork Ceremony with Sound Healing

18:30 - 20:30   Aarati (offering ceremony)  **Optional

20:30   Dinner

 

Wednesday, 20th "NEW MOON, NEW BEGINNING"

7:00 - 8:30   Morning Asana Practice

All classes, morning and evening, will incorporate elements of practice like asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, kirtan, music and a lot of fun!

8:30 - 9:30   Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00   Mudra, Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation, Discussion

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch followed by free time to rest

15:30 - 18:30   Transfiguration ritual and closing ceremony

20:30   Dinner


Last Day & Departure, September 21st

 

The official closing ceremony will be before the dinner on September 20th. You will have enough time to rest and sleep, pack and connect with friends and teachers before your departure.

 

Check-out is on the 21st. There will be a freedom to leave at your own timing. Breakfast will be at 8:30, and lunch at 13:00.



teachers

AKARI TAMURA
Akari, originally from Japan, is an experienced yoga instructor, multi-instrumentalist, body worker and energy healer. Her self-enquiry began when she traveled around Southeast Asia and Africa by volunteering and helping people which led her discover the yoga system. She has been teaching asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy in different courses and training programs over the years, and her passion extends to chanting mantra, kirtan, music, mudra, mythology and stories.
"Yoga is a guidance tool to open our full potentials to say YES to life. Life is a gift to be embodied with joy. All the practices that we do, including asana, breathwork, chanting and music are the medicine that supports us on the journey, helping us to connect deeper within and around. Freedom and love for all beings arise from the churning ocean of the heart. The heart is the key for happiness in life. In Tantra, there is a saying of "Bhukti, Mukti." It means that worldly fulfillment and spiritual liberation go together, we can totally have a fulfilled material life with work, family, school, children, relationship etc, but at the same time we can be spiritually liberated within with compassion, love and ease."
DAVIDE D'AGOSTINO
Davide, originally from Italy, works with healing elements of water, air/breath, sound and music. He is a rebirthing & breathwork facilitator, Wataflow (water massage therapy) facilitator, multi-instrumentalist and a creator of Tantric Handpan music.
He was a master diving instructor and sailor in the past; he spent many years working and living in Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Red Sea. The lifestyle was challenging physically, mentally and spiritually, then some life-changing events followed. He was initiated to the study of Buddhism and different kinds of meditation. Following the inner calling, he continued his study on yoga, Tantra, rebirhting breathwork, and Wataflow healing therapy. With his years of experience of mastering the breath under water, and all the tools and practices that he has been benefited, he is dedicated to support and guide people to find happiness in themselves and in their life.
 
"Breath is a powerful healer that helps to release stuck energy and old patterns and transform the mind, and when you are held in the water, it is an experience of unconditional love itself. We need to be aware that water has a memory, we are all made out of water, and our intention is powerful. The same for air and all the other elements as we all are each little universe. The universe is love. We are love."


additional offerings

  • FREE Download of "Kirtan!" CD with 7 audio tracks

 

1 hour Massage Healing Sessions Offered by Akari

During your stay, integral massage therapy is available at an additional cost of 60€ for 1 hour session. Integrative massage therapy is a blend of many styles of healing techniques: deep tissue, Swedish, acupressure, aromatherapy, trigger point, marma point or Indian shiatsu, reflexology, Thai massage, Reiki, Theta healing (transformation of belief systems), chakra balancing, and other intuitive energy work.

This special treatment provides a deep relaxed state and the cleansing of past emotional residues and traumas. It helps to release unresolved physical pains and aches, and you will feel lighter and balanced physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is really energizing and recharging of your total system! Prior to your session, a brief analysis is conducted to determine your specific needs and goals and a tailor-made treatment is designed to address your issues and holding patterns most effectively.

 

If you would like to enjoy a session, please book on arrival or in advance with info@journeytoyourheart.it

 

 

 FREE Download of "Kirtan!" CD with 7 audio tracks

 

1.Ganapati om 12:11

 

2.Jai Jai Devi Ma 08:28

 

3.Krishna Govinda Govinda Gopala 08:08

 

4.Sita Ram 08:41

 

5.Om Namah Shivay 06:25

 

6.Parameshwari Anandamayi 07:02

 

7.Santur 7.09

 




logistics & travel

Cisternino is one of the greatest historical towns in the planet. Its whitewashed houses, narrow, shady streets, historical churches, and elegant central piazza open out onto a series of panoramic viewpoints from which visitors can take in the surrounding countryside, with its rolling hills, dry stone walls, and white-tipped conical trulli roofs piercing the green fields. There are also beautiful beaches nearby.

The participant is responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the retreat venue.

The cost of the Retreat does not include travel or personal insurance.
ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE

Please book your flight to arrive at Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI) or Brindisi – Salento Airport (BDS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The cost is 80 EUR from Bari and 60 EUR from Brindisi.

 

ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

  • "Cisternino Cittaea" FT train station, 5 kilometers
  • "Cisternino" FSE train station, 25 kilometers

Puglia is served by the main railway artery of the country. The high-speed rail Frecce di Trenitalia connects from both Bari and Brindisi airport to the Cisternino station, which is located on the sea side of the town Cisternino and is 25 kilometers from the ashram. From Cisternino train station, you can take the ashram taxi for 25 EUR.

 

Ferrovie del Sud Est, the main public railway operator in Puglia, connects Bari and large part of its provinces with Brindisi, Lecce, and Taranto. The nearest station from ashram is the Cisternino Citta FSE station. You can change train from Trenitalia to FSE at Taranto station and you can get off at Cisternino Citta. This FSE doesn't operate on Sunday. From Cisternino Citta train station, you can take the ashram taxi for 10 EUR.

 

We will provide you more detailed information on traveling by train and bus once we have received your registration. The easiest way to get to the venue is by taxi from the airport. However, you may choose to travel with the cost of around 10 EUR by using the public transportation.

 



Date & Rates

-The Transformational Retreat in Bhole Baba Ashram is limited to 20 participants-

 

15th - 21th September 2017


In case you have any doubt or question, contact us.

Don't  miss out on this great opportunity!

-The Transformational Retreat in Bhole Baba Ashram is limited to 20 participants-

The price of the retreat includes all programs, 3 vegetarian meals a day, 6 nights accommodation and FREE "Kirtan!" CD, plus 1-on-1 life coaching session. We have different accommodation options, both private room and different shared rooms. Private rooms are very few, so you'll need to book early.
Early Bird Prices (Regular Prices)
Dormitory (8 Beds)      - 640(699€)
Shared Double Room  - 690(769€)
Private Single Room    - 740(819€)
Private Double Room  - 1,340(1,529€)
(for 2 person)                
For registration, please deposit 300
Classes are suitable for all levels, and are instructed both in English and Italian.
Space is limited; First come, first served.
For more information about registration and payment, please contact us via e-mail to info@journeytoyourheart.it


payment & cancellation policy

A booking is complete upon your full payment. The deposit 300 is non-refundable after July 15th. The rest will be paid by cash upon your arrival.