March 2020 Yoga Amongst The Dunes with One Verse Yoga
Andréa Borrero is an E-RYT 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor, with over 1000+ hours of training.Her strong athletic flow combines the principals of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, and Thai Yoga bodywork; emphasizing strength, intention, meditation and focused breath. read more >
She first started practicing in 1997 at Integral Yoga in downtown Manhattan and fell in love with yoga from the first moment she took class: the breath, the bliss, the feeling of SPACE around her.Andréa knew she wanted to teach yoga halfway thru her 200-hour teacher training. She quote, "...Got the bug and wanted to share." Andréa decided to get certified in 2007 as she contemplated her next life move...little did she know she had just begun a journey that has now turned into a career. She is currently the Manager of Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Special Events at Pure Yoga in New York City.
Andréa received both her 200-hour (2007) and 300-hour (2008) certification from New York Yoga under the guidance of Kristin Leal. In addition, she's completed teacher trainings with David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Jill Miller, Scott Harig, Yogi Charu and Maty Ezraty. She brings an ever-expanding knowledge of bodywork to her classes, specializing in Thai Yoga Bodywork and Marma Point Therapy.
One Verse Yoga is an integrated approach to celebrating the body, mind, and spirit.
When the beauty of human anatomy and movement combines with breath and spirit, one can truly dive inward and find intention in their yoga practice, This defines the balance of strength, grace, power and surrender, and how they co-exist in our mind and our body as one.
March 17th through 26th, 2019
The yoga program takes place amongst the dunes of the Thar Desert; our practice space, a breath-taking landscape right next to the desert campsite. Each day of yoga - morning and evening - will bring us deeper into the wisdom of our own hearts, and what it means to live a life of service and compassion. read more >
The lovingkindness metta practice (a ‘compassion meditation’, meaning friendliness, good will, connection) will infuse our days, and transform our evenings. We’ll also work with sankalpas (intention-setting) to focus our physical practice, all designed to draw you deeper into your own experience.
All levels are welcome and classes will be tailored individually to each student.
Combined with our humanitarian work, the beauty of the surroundings, and the graciousness of the people, this is sure to be a transformative and memorable yoga journey, both on and off the mat.
Day 1: Tuesday, March 17
Arrive in Delhi and spend the night at a boutique hotel or similar.
Day 2: Wednesday, March 18
We’ll have a late check out after lunch, followed by an afternoon tour of Delhi and a group dinner.
From there, we take the overnight sleeper train to Ladnu (7-8) hours.
Day 3: Thursday, March 19
The train arrives early morning into Ladnu and we’ll transfer via coach to our tented encampment in Baghsara for breakfast and an introduction to OVY Yoga/humanitarian retreat.
Opening Circle + Morning Practice – Slow Flow Yoga
Late Afternoon Practice – Restorative + Yoga Nidra: A deeply relaxing practice that will introduce us to the themes of lovingkindess and the concept of working with a sankalpa, themes we’ll revisit throughout the week.
Evening welcome celebrations with the village at the fort will be followed by a traditional Rajasthani dinner. This will be our first night at the One Verse camp outside of Baghsara, sleeping amongst the dunes.
Day 4: Friday, March 20
Morning Practice – Vinyasa Yoga class; with a focus on stability and grounding.
Afternoon Practice – Pranayama + Meditation 1
We will visit the Dhadi Mata Goddess Temple for an evening filled with devotional bajans. The combination of drumming, bell-beating and chanting takes this electric experience to a wondrous level.
Day 5: Saturday March 21
Morning Practice – Vinyasa Yoga class; a focus on self-awareness + engagement
Mid-morning trip into Baghsara to visit a school for an interactive Q & A session with students, followed by hand-washing lessons and the distribution of education materials.
Late Evening Practice – Pranayama + Meditation 2
Day 6: Sunday, March 22
Morning Practice – Slow Flow Yoga class, w/meditation; a focus on compassion.
We’ll start our day engaged in purposeful and meaningful work, conducting both our Gift of Sight and Dental Care programs in the village of Baghsara. We will be screening eye patients in order to qualify them for free eye surgeries. The camp will open from 10:00 a.m. and will close by 4:00 p.m., or until the last patients have been screened and/or treated. We expect to see between 300-400 patients at this medical camp.
Evening Practice – Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra
Day 7: Monday, March 23
Morning Practice – Vinyasa Yoga class; a focus on compassion + expression
Afternoon visit to the Tall Chappard Wildlife Sanctuary. Expect to see a wide array of wildlife such as chinkaras, black buck, Blue Bulls, wild boars and desert foxes roaming through the sanctuary.
The region is populated by the Bishnoi tribe, whose name means the 20 principals; these principals serve to protect both the environment and its wildlife. There are strict no hunting and tree cutting laws in this region, which have left the wildlife fearless.
Evening Practice – Pranayama + Meditation 3
Day 8: Tuesday, March 24
Morning Practice – Vinyasa Yoga class; a focus on connection.
In the late morning, we’ll depart for the historic city of Nagaur. We’ll have lunch at the Ranvaas, a historic heritage hotel located within the 12th century award Unesco Award-winningAhhichatragarh Fort. We’ll enjoy a late afternoon walk through the Nagaur’s ancient and historic market where you can find traditional spices, textiles and carpets among other Rajasthani offerings.
Closing Circle + Evening Practice – Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra
Day 9: Wednesday, March 25
Early morning departure for Jaipur, followed by lunch at the historic Narian Niwas Haveli. We’ll then enjoy the afternoon at our leisure, either lounging poolside at the hotel or shopping.
Day 10: Thursday, March 26
Farewell lunch. Guests will travel by coach from Jaipur to Delhi for their international departures.
THIS ITINERARY IS FLEXIBLE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY POINT.
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