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YOGA. AYURVEDA. WELLNESS. ADVENTURE.

August 5-14, 2015

I  N  D  I  A

YOGA. AYURVEDA. WELLNESS. ADVENTURE.

AUGUST 5-14, 2015

I  N  D  I  A

YOGA. AYURVEDA. WELLNESS. ADVENTURE.

AUGUST 5-14, 2015

August 5-14, 2015

9 Night Retreat
Up in the Clouds – Shevaroy Hills

August 5-20, 2015

14 Night Retreat Extension
Down to Le Pondy Beach

Economy & Delux Rates Available

Single, Shared, & Family Accommodations Available. Please Inquire for more information.

Not up for Yoga? No Problem! Join Us Anyway!

Non yoga package available with plenty of activities for you to choose from.

Retreat Highlights:

 

  • Exclusive 3 day intensive with KYM senior staff: featuring Mrs. Desikachar

  • Wellness consultations with Dr.Gita Arjun

  • Daily yoga with Bridget & Rose of Nurture Soul Therapeutics

  • Traditional South Indian cuisine & cooking classes

  • Trek in the Western Ghats & explore the Shevaroy Hills

  • Visit traditional temples

To travel to India, the land of yoga’s origins, is to enter a country that is in constant transformation, yet somehow timeless. It is a land with a temple or shrine around every corner, where the sacred is revered in every river and mountain, where the search for enlightenment is in the air. For many yoga students in the West, a trip to India goes beyond sightseeing. It can be a sacred journey and a deepening of one’s yoga practice, as well as pure adventure.

To travel to India, the land of yoga’s origins, is to enter a country that is in constant transformation, yet somehow timeless. It is a land with a temple or shrine around every corner, where the sacred is revered in every river and mountain, where the search for enlightenment is in the air. For many yoga students in the West, a trip to India goes beyond sightseeing. It can be a sacred journey and a deepening of one’s yoga practice, as well as pure adventure.

Meet Your Hosts

1  Dr. Gita Arjun is a graduate of the Madras Medical College. She did her Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St Francis Hospital, Evanston, USA from 1976 – 1980. She is a Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Gita Arjun retired in 2013 after 32 years as the Director and Obstetrician & Gynecologist at E.V.Kalyani Medical Centre, Chennai, India, which has celebrated its 65th year as an institution dedicated to women’s health.

Soon after completing her training in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Gita Arjun and her husband, Dr Arjun Rajagopalan, chose to return to India so they could share the knowledge they had access to, during their studies in the USA.

Always interested in women’s health issues, she has focused on promoting women’s awareness of health and wellness. She started the “Passport to Health” program to inspire women to pay attention to their health. The program stresses the maintenance of good health and a healthy lifestyle by providing an individualized “Health Horoscope” for each woman who takes part in the program.

She wrote a column on women’s health issues called ‘Women and Wellness’ in a leading English newspaper for more than 7 years. She currently writes a women’s health column for Just for Women, an English monthly.

She has written The Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy to fill the lacuna in India of a pregnancy book written by an Indian obstetrician for Indian women. The Tamil translation was released in February 2014.

She has also collaborated with Sri Tatwamasi Dixit, founder of the Ojas Foundation, a global Vedic health movement that advocates the Vedic path to healthy living. The Foundation has released many CDs of Vedic chanting, including “Ojas for the Expectant Mother”. Hailed as the “CD for every expectant mother”, it consists of specific mantras sifted from the Vedas that are believed to impact on the unborn child at the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual levels.

She is married to Dr Arjun Rajagopalan, Trustee, Medical Director and Head of the Department of Surgery, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai. Her son, Ashvin, is a jewellery designer who is also an art promoter in Chennai, running Ashvita Art Objects and Artifacts and two popular restaurants. Kavita, her daughter, has majored in International Studies at UNC- Chapel Hill, USA and has a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard. She is currently working for an NGO (Vilgrow). Sruti, her daughter-in-law is a film maker.

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Surgeon, teacher, educational strategist, medical administrator, health information architect, speaker, writer, blogger

Medical Director & Trustee at Sundaram Medical Foundation
June 1994 – Present (21 years)

Sundaram Medical Foundation is 180-bed, not for profit, full service, teaching hospital located in Annanagar, Chennai, India that aims to fulfil a three-fold goal: quality care that is cost- conscious and focused on the secondary care needs of the community. I have been associated with Sundaram Medical Foundation as the Medical Director since its inception and opening to the public in 1994.

Fully supported through donations from the well-known Sundaram Finance Group of companies, the hospital was envisioned by its late founder, Dr S Rangarajan, to be a model of health-care delivery that is appropriate to the needs of middle-class, urban Indians. It provides economies in care by virtue of its complete lack of loans and debt. All capital expenditures are met by donations to the Trust from the donor companies.

Medical Technology used at SMF is carefully screened for cost-effectiveness before purchase. The use of tests and the recommendations for procedures and interventions are overseen and guided by a range of in-house, QA and audit processes. As a result, the cost structures at SMF are significantly lower than comparable institutions while the quality of care delivered is of the highest standards.

SMF is staffed by highly trained professionals and support personnel. At the present time, it has about 120 doctors and 750 other staff members. SMF is a post-graduate teaching hospital that is approved for training in 9 disciplines by the National Board of Examinations and has over 40 trainees in various disciplines. It is accredited by several organizations and processes: the ISO 9001-2008, ISO/IEC 27001-2005 for information systems security, the NABL for its laboratory standards, and has completed all requirements for certification by the NABH. All activities, medical and administrative, are supported by an extensive IT backbone that is unique.

avatar.jpg.320x320px Roseangela “Rose” Silva E500RYT, 500PYT, LMT is Founder/Director of Nurture Soul Yoga Therapy Teacher Training and originally from Brazil. She moved to Houston in 2006 where she expanded her path of Yoga, Healing, Reiki and Massage Therapy. Rose received her 500 Hour Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT) certification through Joseph and Lillian Le Page. She has studied extensively at Kripalu and and with many masters, such as Dr. Vasant Lad and has certifications from leading educators, including Amy Wientraub (Yoga for Depression and Anxiety) Judith Lasater (Relax & Renew) and is a member of Texas Yoga Association and International Yoga Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Rose is sought out for her extensive knowledge and compassionate presence that uplifts, educates and enlightens many.

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Bridget Shields, RYT500 is new to Houston, TX where she teaches Monday nights “Gentle Essentials” at Heights School of Yoga and is part of the Nurture Soul Therapeutics Teacher Training Program.

She had been teaching in New York City both privately and in premiere NYC studios for over 14 years including serving as the Yoga Director for Oasis Day Spas, taught at BeYoga, Yogaworks, Reflections Center for Conscious Living, Brooklyn YogaLab, and Devotion.

She has extensive continuing education both in US and India. She has worked with executives, physicians, scientists, fashionistas, celebrities, educators, teens, children, and helps those in recovery from immune-support conditions and cancer patients. Her vast knowledge and experience in classical Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, and Pranayama are unique and specialized for the individual.

Bridget is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She has completed her holistic health certification from Institute for Integrative Nutrition and leads workshops and retreats locally and internationally. She is in demand for her therapeutic style and extensive knowledge of Yoga, Ayurveda and well-being. Her background includes working with a Non-profit 501c3, Fine Art Management in galleries and Private Collections and she holds her Masters in Fine Art.

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