Inner Journey Himalayan Adventure @ Modern Mystic Yoga Academy, Tucson [from 6 to 19 May]

Inner Journey Himalayan Adventure


24
6 - 19
May
06:00 - 09:00

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Modern Mystic Yoga Academy
Tucson, Arizona 85719
High Altitude Himalayan Adventure
“Deep Dive into Ultimate Reality Buddhist Style”

Join American Yoginis Julie Upton and Tamara Lee Standard on this magical Dharma journey to ancient lands where many mystical practices have flourished. We will encounter the influence of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam while we spend time with double hump camels in a high altitude desert valley, tour very old and incredibly ornate Buddhist monasteries, and conclude with an overnight on a houseboat in Dal Lake in Kashmir. These spectacular places are going to be the backdrop to your own inner journey which is inevitably going to be super enhanced by the high altitude rarefied atmosphere, mystical group consciousness of your fellow travelers & guides and the proximity to dedicated local spiritual practitioners who have been repeating mantras for liberation for years over the very places you will walk, sleep and dream. Daily (optional) Mystic Yoga and Guided Meditations are included in the program which are accessible to all levels and designed more to support the travel and facilitate one's inner awakening, (meaning not hard core physical poses, rather emphasis on subtle body practices) as well as an opportunity to earn 40 Continuing Education Credits for YA registered yoga teachers.
This is for you if you long for adventure, yet would like the support of a tour and the loving container of traveling with two dynamic guides who will catalyze your experience as well as nurture you as you evolve into a more liberated version of yourself.
Our joy is facilitating your joy and excitement in exploring new lands and new territories in your mind.

ITINERARY

High Altitude Himalayan Adventure
“Deep Dive into Ultimate Reality Buddhist Style”

August 5th-19th 2017

14 Nights
15 Days

Day 01

Arrive Delhi
Welcome Dinner
Overnight Delhi

Day 02
Breakfast
Fly from Delhi to Leh, Ladakh (3500 meters)
Check in to hotel
Overnight Ladakh

Day 03
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Tour of Leh (Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Downtown)
Opportunity to learn to cook momos and language lessons with locals — go home knowing how to make Tibetan food for your family and freinds.
Overnight Leh

Day 04
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Monastery Tour (Shey, Thiksey, Hemis)
Overnight Leh

Day 05
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Drive from Leh to Nubra Valley
Visit double hump camels at the sand dunes in Hundar
Overnight at Sumoor camp

Day 06
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Relaxing day in Sumoor
Sumoor is in a small village in beautiful nature down in Nubra Valley. It is very quiet, quaint and perfect for meditation, contemplation and settling into one's sacred heart after the previous day's adventures. Here we offer modern mystic yoga, guided meditation, & led writing and communication practices (all optional) in a relaxed setting throughout the day. Participants can also choose to be silent this day if they are feeling that, and their space will be respected.
Overnight Sumoor

Day 07
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Go to the hotsprings and sit in healing waters, very conducive to integrating some of the inner work that was explored in the previous 6 days.
Drive from Nubra Valley to Leh
Overnight Leh

Day 08
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Drive from Leh to Pongong Lake
Pongong Lake is a beautiful and pristine lake deep in the Himalayas. ¾ of it is in Ladakh, India and ¼ of is in Tibet, China. No boats are allowed on the lake. It is just a peaceful place to relax. The lake has different colors of blue and is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range. You will most likely see yaks roaming about. We will stay at a beautiful camp and have a wonderful night around a camp fire. To get there we travel over Chang La pass which is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. That itself is an amazing part of the experience.
Overnight Pongong Lake

Day 09
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Drive from Pongong Lake to Leh

Day 10
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Day in Leh to explore (this is a good day if you are feeling you need time alone to take it or to explore in smaller groups to follow one’s own unique interests and intuitions. Guides will be available to tour around with you or offer suggestions if needed.
Overnight Leh

Day 11
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
We travel from Leh to some of the most ancient and holy sites of Ladakh. In the old days monasteries were way away from people so the monks and nuns could meditate without being disturbed. We will travel back in time to a few places that are still functioning in the ancient ways. We can only go to parts of them of course so as not to disturb, but the vast beautiful high altitude nature is breathtaking and you will be acclimatizing in alchemical way if you are open to the transformational experience available just moving about in this sacred atmosphere.
Basgo, Lekir and Alchi
Overnight Alchi

Day 12
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Drive from Alchi to Lamayuru monastery
Lamayuru monastery was founded by the great Buddhist scholar and practitioner Naropa. It is the oldest and largest temple in Ladakh. Buddhist Philosophy/History will be covered here for those wanting Continuing Education Credits.
Overnight in nearby Kargil

Day 13
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Drive from Kargil to Srinigar
Stay on a beautiful house boat on Dal Lake; this is the icing on the cake for this magnificent journey. We will relax on the boat and take outings on a smaller boat where we see floating stores and markets…Here we enter a magic water world in Kashmir.
Overnight Srinigar

Day 14
Mystic Yoga / Guided Meditation
Breakfast
Tour of the nearby mosques and the tomb where it is believed by some to hold the body of Jesus. More history here included regarding Islam and Christianity and the Mystic path. Deeply supportive way to end the tour and feel empowered to move deeper into one’s own spiritual journey after witnessing such an array of practices and practicing deeply oneself in high altitude and building connections with fellow travelers as well being deeply nurtured by Tour Guides Julie & Tamara.
Overnight Srinigar

Day 15
Brief Closing Circle with short meditation and time to commune with another
Breakfast
Fly from Srinigar to Delhi
Fly Home or stay one night and fly out the next day depending on your plans
OR
Go on to your extension tour with us

Cost Per Person:

$2800 Early Bird – Book by June 15 2017

$3200 Book by July 1 2017

$3600 Book Anytime After

Contact Julie if you would like to discuss wholesale rates if you are a yoga teacher wanting to bring your students on this tour. [email protected]

Trip Includes:
Airport Transfers
All Accommodation
All Transportation including domestic flights
Most food (vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner)
All Fees and Permits
All Spiritual Programs: Optional Daily Mystic Yoga and Guided Meditations

Trip Does Not Include:
International Flights
Mandatory Travel Insurance
Some Food (very few meals are not included but, when you have free time it is good to be able to roam around and experience the culture and food on your own)
Alcohol
Meat
Extra drinks (soda, coffee etc…)
Miscellaneous / Shopping
Tips you may want to give to local guides

***To book please contact Julie at [email protected]
and/or Tamara at [email protected]
For any questions or concerns feel free to ask via FB or email.
We look forward to journeying with you!
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