A Return to Wholeness: a Women’s Sacred Pilgrimage to Avalon

Glastonbury, UK

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Jennifer Bhalla
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Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2019
Group size: 5 - 18
A Return to Wholeness: a Women’s Sacred Pilgrimage to Avalon
Glastonbury, UK

Jennifer Bhalla
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$1500
Deposit: $800
Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2019
Group size: 5 - 18

About this trip

Glastonbury, known by some as the ‘heart chakra’ of the planet, has for centuries magnetized thousands of  pilgrims in need of spiritual growth and personal healing.


This five day Pilgrimage to the Isle of Avalon, in Glastonbury, England will grant you the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself, with the land, and with your community of Sisters.


For centuries, Avalon has been heralded as a site of worship, carrying legends of the Holy Grail and as a portal into the spiritual realms. With its deep lore and connection to the traditions of Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arithmia, and the Goddess in Her infinite manifestations, its ancient sites have been heeded as a spiritual mecca for seekers around the world. 

As we enter the sacred waters of the Chalice Well and the Red and White Springs, we fill up our own Holy Grails, overflowing with vitality, grace and awareness to go back to our respective homes renewed.

Benefits


  • A place where you can care for yourself without distractions
  • Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
  • Become stronger mentally and physically and find inner tranquility
  • Connect to a nurturing and loving sisterhood who will support your inner-growth and remind you to come back to spiritual wholeness
  • Experience powerful soul healing and retrieval
  • Discover sacred pilgrimage sites which will leave a lasting impact, far after the retreat ends

Full Description

Glastonbury, known by some, as the ‘heart chakra’ of the planet has magnetised over centuries, pilgrims in need of spiritual growth and personal healing.

This five day Pilgrimage to the Isle of Avalon, in Glastonbury, England will grant you the opportunity to connect deeply with yourself, with the land, and with your community of Sisters.

For centuries, Avalon has been heralded as a site of worship, carrying legends of the Holy Grail and as a portal into the spiritual realms. With its deep lore and connection to the traditions of Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arithmia, and the Goddess in Her infinite manifestations, its ancient sites have been heeded as a spiritual mecca for seekers around the world. As we enter the sacred waters of the Chalice Well and the Red and White Springs, we fill up our own Holy Grails, overflowing with vitality, grace and awareness to go back to our respective homes renewed.

Guiding you on this sacred rite of passage are Puran Kaur and Purandev Kaur, who are both practiced within the lineage of Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and within the Priestess Arts. This sacred pilgrimage honors the integrity of both lineages and includes:

• Daily Meditation, Kundalini Yoga, and Devotion Practice

• Daily Ceremonies & Transmissions

• Pilgrimages to sacred sites in and around Avalon, including Avalon Trail of Tor, Chalice Well and the Abbey, Avebury and Stonehenge, Tintagel Ruins, Merlin's Cave, St. Nectan's Glen

• Nourishing, healthy, and vibrant food (meals not included on excursions)

• A manual of explanations and instructions for ceremonies

• The opportunity to book individual healing sessions on your own time, including

massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Shamanic Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique, and many more

As much of the magic lies in deep listening and integration, we will spend one full day during the retreat in vipassana, or silence.

Our pilgrimage will take place at Healing Waters Sanctuary, a tranquil Interfaith Spiritual Retreat Center located in the heart of Avalon and offering stunning views of Tor. For five nights, from September 29th to October 4th, immerse yourself in the vibration of this sacred land; in the comfort and unconditional love of your Sisters; and most of all, bask in the sweetness of remembrance and homecoming that your heart has been yearning for.

A pilgrimage is more than an outer journey; it is an inner journey of the deepest kind. This sacred pilgrimage to Avalon is a journey you take not only for yourself, but for your Sisters, for your daughters and granddaughters, and for the Earth itself. For as we embark on this courageous path of baptizing ourselves back into remembrance, we hold space for others everywhere to do the same.

Join our Circle~ and let us rise together and remember again what we have always known.

Pricing & Registration

Early bird pricing- until August 20th: $1,500 (airfare not included)

Regular pricing- from August 20th on: $1,750

An $800 deposit is required immediately to secure your spot. Space is very limited as the group size is small.

*This is a non-refundable deposit, but is negotiable if we can sell or transfer your spot.

Two scholarships are currently available to attend at a discounted rate:

Photographer: We are seeking a woman with professional experience in taking photos who can document our trip. Please e-mail meditate@purankaur.com if interested.

Support: A scholarship is available for a qualified woman who can assist with logistical and operational support throughout the retreat. Please e-mail meditate@purankaur.comif interested.

Arrival & Transportation:

Please book your flights as Bristol, UK as the airport destination and departure. Bristol is less than an hour from Glastonbury and it is easy to take a taxi. We will arrange departure taxi logistics but you will need to provide the fare.

Food

Organic, locally grown (when possible), seasonal ingredients.

Wholefoods direct from one of the best wholefood, wholesale suppliers in the UK.

Attention is paid to the effects of foods and aim to provide a balance of hearty and nourishing food that is also conducive to meditation and deep inner work. This way, everyone is nourished and uplifted by the food.

Years of experience cooking Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and European dishes have been adapted to the vegetarian, fresh food diet provided at Healing Waters.

Superfood smoothies and fresh vegetable juices made daily in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Location

Glastonbury, England is believed to be the heart of the ancient mystical land of Avalon. Many of us have heard the soul call to return and reconnect to these sacred lands; especially now, as we begin to transition from years and years of feminine-masculine imbalance and pain cycles to embody divine fortitude and transcendence.

The setting of Glastonbury is highly picturesque and liminal, like you have been set inside a pastoral painting where Heaven and Earth meet as one.

What Makes This Retreat Special

A Yogic Journey of Divine Feminine Remembrance and Initiation


Beloved Sisters, you are being called.

Your Soul is calling you to envelop Her.

Your Body and Mind are calling you to slow down and heal.

Earth is calling you, inviting you Home.

The sweetness of Sisterhood is calling you, inviting you into Circle. The Great Mother is calling you, inviting you to Remember.

Will you honor her Call?

Beloved sisters, the time has come to commune and re-activate what for centuries has been lost and cast aside: the remembrance of your Divinity and your true identity as a Vessel for the Divine Feminine to pour through into the world.

You are invited to step over the threshold of duality into your higher purpose. Sharing with you in this journey are your Sisters from around the world; Sisters who are rising up to claim what has always belonged to the Collective Feminine, the overflowing and never-ending Holy Grail of the Goddess.

What’s Included in This Package

  • 5x days, 5x nights of deeply nurturing accommodation at Healing Waters- Retreat and Sanctuary, an Interfaith Spiritual Retreat Centre and B&B that embodies Love and Compassion
  • Stay on the sacred site of Wearyhall Hill and the Saint Michael Ley Line, the powerful energies holding this beautiful house provide stunning views of Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels
  • Gluten-free vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner on non-outing days at Healing Waters lovingly prepared by our own personal chef
  • Morning kundalini yoga and meditation practice to bring awareness and intention to your day by Kundalini Yoga Institute certified teachers, Puran and Purandev Kaur
  • Award-winning guides to lead our journeys to sacred pilgrimage sites and destinations
  • Deepening bonds through afternoon/ evening integration ceremonies, dance and movement, and sacred sisterhood priestess rituals and self-initiations
  • A day of silence and inward introspection through practicing vipassana
  • Avalon surprise gifts and take-aways

What's Not Included

  • Air fare, travel insurance and airport transportation transfers
  • Entrance fees to sacred sites (Stonehenge 17 pounds/ Chalice Well 4.50 pounds/ Abbey 7.50 pounds/ Tintagel Ruins 9.50 pounds)
  • A few meals on outing days (2 lunches and a dinner)
  • Book your own individual healing sessions on your own time, many offered at Healing Waters, including: Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Reflexology, Emotional Freedom Technique and more

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Healing Waters Sanctuary
  • Food (except excursions)
    Gluten free, vegetarian, organic
  • Guided Tours
    Learn from Knowledgable Wisdom Keepers and an Award-Winning Guide and Author
  • Daily Yoga + Meditation
    Morning kundalini and daily meditation practice
  • Day of Vipassana
    A day to integrate in silence
  • Daily Women's Circles
    Sacred opportunities to share and connect
  • Airfare
  • Food on excursion days
  • Tour fees
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

Early Bird Pricing
Available until Aug 30, 20198 left

Early bird pricing is available until August 30th. 


Pricing goes up to $1,750 after August 30th.

$1500
Deposit: $800
$1500
Deposit: $800

Early Bird Pricing

Itinerary

Avalon Legends
Tor and the White Spring

Begin each day with the powerful and ancient practice of Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness.


Visit the Avalon trail, which is designed to connect you to the Avalon energy and legends. It takes you to the foot of the Tor to a special place called the Avalon Orchard, where we do a guided meditation into Avalon meeting the Lady of Avalon Morgana, followed by a Celtic ceremony with the 5 elements. Afterwards we go up the Tor to feel the vortex energy and hear are about the Avalon legends. When we descend the Tor, we will visit the White Spring first for some chanting and finish at the Red Spring for a water blessing.

Your Organizer


JB
Jennifer Bhalla
Puran Kaur (Jennifer Layne Cardon) is an IKYTA-certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher (200 hr), Yoga Alliance-registered Mystical Flow Teacher (200 hr based in Sivananda Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa) and former Living Yoga Trainee at Satchidananda Ashram in Yogaville, Virginia.

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