Purna Yoga in Pondicherry 2020!

Pondicherry, Puducherry, India

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Jennifer Weinert
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9 reviews
Feb 8 - 20, 2020
Group size: 12 - 12
Purna Yoga in Pondicherry 2020!
Pondicherry, Puducherry, India

Jennifer Weinert
  • Email address verified
9 reviews

$2995
Deposit: $1000
Feb 8 - 20, 2020
Group size: 12 - 12

About this trip

You're Invited!


Join Certified Purna Yoga Instructors Brad Waites and Jennifer Weinert in Pondicherry! You and 9 other like minded adventurers will stay at beautiful Quiet Healing Center, sleeping to the sounds of the waves and dining on exceptional Indian cuisine. You will have Purna Yoga Asana and Philosophy and Heartfull™ Meditation sessions. You will visit Matrimandir, Sri Aurobindo's Ashram, and Sri Aurobindo's Room~ all inexplicably powerful sites. And you will venture to two ancient, sacred sites: Mahabalipuram and Chidambaram Nataraja Temple  

And yet, there will be enough free time to enjoy the spa treatments at Quiet and/or rest, shop and venture out on your own. 

Pondicherry and Auroville represent much of the source for Purna Yoga. You will show up and undoubtedly be transformed. 


Cancellation Policy: In the unfortunate circumstance that you may need to cancel, please note that your deposit and all installments made are non-refundable. However you may find someone to take your place and have all monies refunded less a $150 administrative fee.

Instructor Brad Waites

Brad  Waites is one of fewer than 40 teachers worldwide to be certified at  the 2,000-hour level by the College of Purna Yoga, and is currently a  member of the college faculty. After a career as a partner in a  civil-litigation law firm, he began pursuing yoga as a means of  self-empowerment and self-fulfillment. Years of study led him to Purna  Yoga, which seeks to evolve the consciousness of all humanity. He also  holds a professional level teacher's certificate from Kripalu Center for  Yoga and Health, where he lived and taught for several years. Brad  leads workshops and classes throughout North America. In addition to a  love of anatomy and alignment, he has a special interest in introducing  students to the beauty of yoga philosophy and the power of Heartfull™ Meditation.

Instructor Jennifer Weinert

Jennifer Weinert has studied extensively with Purna Yoga™ founders, Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri since 1995. She has been teaching for nearly as long and is a Certified Purna Yoga Instructor (CPYI), having completed over 2,000 hours of professional training as a yoga teacher.  She is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). Jennifer directs The College of Purna Yoga at Hilo Yoga, a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification program. She teaches privately in her home studio, Purna Yoga Hawai'i, (Hilo Yoga) and publicly within the Hilo community on the Big Island of Hawaii. She also presents workshops locally and internationally, and trains Teachers of Purna Yoga. 

Jennifer joyously shares what she has learned from the lineage of Purna Yoga as well as her personal growth experiences from her own practice. The essence of yoga is to be lived not just read and recited, or practiced on the mat. Therefore yogic philosophy and its practical applications are spontaneously offered throughout Jennifer’s classes. Her passion is to guide students to heal and grow on all levels- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

What’s included

  • Round Trip Taxi Service
    Your taxis (to and from Pondicherry) will be arranged for you with a reputable service.
  • Accommodations
    12 wonderful nights at oceanfront Quiet Healing Center. You will have one roommate with your own bed. Private bathroom.
  • 3 Meals Daily
    The food is plentiful and delicious. There is always a buffet so that you may choose....but try everything! There is even a salad bar for lunches!
  • Laundry Service
    Complimentary. Daily service except Sundays.
  • Mahabalipuram
    Full Day excursion with English speaking guide to this sacred site! Tour of this ancient UNESCO World Heritage site of 7th and 8th century carved temples- AMAZING! Excellent shopping for marble.
  • Chidambaram Temple
    Chidambaram Nataraja temple is a 50 acre site of a "working" temple. You will see services happening and experience the magnificence of this temple that is peacefully shared by Shiva and Vishnu!
  • All transfers
  • Airfare
  • VISA for India
    approximate cost- $100USD
  • Travel Insurance
    Secure on your own (optional)
  • Gratuities
    for Quiet Staff and guides on excursion
  • Personal bookings
    Transportation that you arrange on your free time

Available Packages

Double Room with Air Conditioning
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Garden View Room with Air Conditioning. You will have one roommate and each have a twin bed. Private bathroom.


Please note: There is a $50 late fee for any late payments.


Cancellation policy: Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. . In the unfortunate circumstance that you may need to cancel, your payment will be refunded less $150 administration fee ONLY IF someone on the waiting list replaces you.


No refunds issued after January 11, 2020.

$2995
Deposit: $1000
Double Room with NO Air Conditioning
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Ocean View Room with NO Air Conditioning. You will have one roommate and each have a twin bed. 

Private bathroom.

Please note: There is a $50 late fee for any late payments.


Cancellation policy: Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. . In the unfortunate circumstance that you may need to cancel, your payment will be refunded less $150 administration fee ONLY IF someone on the waiting list replaces you.


No refunds issued after January 11, 2020.

$2895
Deposit: $1000
Double Room w/ Air Conditioning- 8 days
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$1895
Deposit: $1000
$2995
Deposit: $1000

Double Room with Air Conditioning
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Your Organizer


JW
Jennifer Weinert
9 reviews
Jennifer Weinert is an Event Planning Specialist and loves to organize and participate in Retreats! What better way to be on vacation and be immersed in something you love to do at the same time. What better way to connect with others that are as passionate as you are!

Reviews

Jennifer W did a superb job of organizing every minute detail of this trip, from the classes to the outings, this adventure could only be classified as A++ I would not hesitate to travel on a trip organized by Jennifer again, as I feel she covered everything I absolutely wanted to experience in India. This was an amazing spiritual adventure. She was well informed and knew the area like the back of her hand. The yoga and other classes were of the highest level. If you have a chance to take part in a trip organized by Jennifer - jump in with both feet!!!! Michelle A
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This was an amazing retreat! Jennifer is so great at organizing logistics and creating a balanced schedule of activities and down time. Her experience with Purna Yoga and connections with local Pondicherry folks are invaluable, and she shares these jewels wholeheartedly. Brad's philosophy talks also greatly enriched the adventure. His crystal-clear understanding and explanations of the yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are unparalleled and added so much to our time together. The location of the Quiet Healing Center was ideal, with easy access to Auroville and central Pondicherry, and its bodywork treatments are not to be missed. All in all a great experience.
Thank you for your kind words, Leslie! As our "official photographer" your eyes saw many things that many of us don't always notice- our retreat participants will have beautiful memories captured with your eyes- thank you! Let's do it again!
By Jennifer Weinert on Feb 24, 2020
JW
A trip I will always remember. Jennifer and Brad were absolutely inspirational. Well organized with different experiences that would be difficult to obtain unless you were with someone who knew what to do and how to do it. A unique experience that is beyond words as it's indescribable. Thank you, Palmira
It was an absolute delight to have you with us, Palmira- and we sincerely hope your positive, bright personality will grace us again with your participation! We have spent many years cultivating relationships and friendships and it is our pleasure to introduce our retreat participants to our friends. Yes, we did do many things that would be impossible otherwise!
By Jennifer Weinert on Feb 23, 2020
JW
This was an absolutely wonderful retreat! It was a perfect opportunity to take a break from the busy-ness of life, land in a glorious place, with a lovely group of people, exquisite food, well-appointed and incredibly pleasant lodging, with time to explore the area built into the experience. The yoga classes and Jennifer’s instruction were thorough, accessible, and met the individual needs of each participant.. And the yoga studio & setting are so beautiful.! I really appreciated Jennifer’s experience & expertise in Purna yoga, and feel I have a new approach to yoga to carry home with me. So appreciated the enthusiasm and positive energy surrounding every aspect of this retreat.
This was a wonderful trip and retreat. I am so grateful I was able to participate and see these beautiful parts of Italy with a wonderful group. The hotel in Florence was gorgeous and luxurious. SarAnd Relais was a beautiful, peaceful oasis in Fondi. The excursions were insightful and informative. The four stars is because of my history of nut allergy (anaphylaxis, potentially life-threatening) and nuts were served to me at Helvetia-Bristol in Florence during the menu lunch and at the buffets at SarAnd Relais. Lactose and wheat were marked as being present in certain dishes at SarAnd Relais, but nuts were not identified despite several requests. Thank you!
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