Kevin Tobar Pesántez & Doyal Gauranga
Saturday June 29th – Saturday July 6th
A relaxing and transformative week tucked away in the beautiful Alpujarra Mountain range sharing yoga, kirtan, sacred talks and discussions and beautiful hikes.
House of Light offers your own private yoga centre with an outdoor swimming pool, terraces with breathtaking views, and delicious homemade, locally sourced, vegetarian meals made with love.
This reconnection retreat includes excursions to different parts of the region to discover its diverse landscape and culture, including a day trip to the gorgeous Playa Cantarrijan as well as a visit to the historical Alhambra in Granada. Horseback riding trips and private massages are available upon special request. Expect a week of deep exploration, rejuvenation and discovery.
What’s it all about?
These 7 days offer a reconnection to self, Earth, and each other. Dharma talks, discussions and workshops will focus on recentering and refocusing ourselves to our deeper goals, aspirations and intentions in life during this midway point to the year.
“The inspiration for this trip came last summer, when I had the honor of traveling through the south of Spain. The vibrations of the land brought up many profound realizations in my heart. The energy was both transcendent and confronting, as experiences in truth usually are. Through the ups and downs of my trip my spiritual practice kept me always singing, always chanting the names of the Divine in the form of sacred mantras.
Mantra means to transcend the mind to go above and beyond it, to connect with source. Yoga asana creates a strong and flexible body in preparation to sit. Sitting for meditation begins to till away at the garden of the heart…preparing it for transformation through praise. Kirtan is the process of bringing your soul into a full experience of bliss and love. I am honored to share these Bhakti practices with you all in the stunning and charming backdrop of beautiful Spain.” Kevin Tobar Pesantez
Kevin Tobar is a lover of life and seeker of wisdom. He spent most of his twenties traveling the world; in 2010 he lived in India for a year and half and began studying various schools of Vedanta. Those experiences launched a life-long passion for Vedic knowledge. In 2015 Kevin moved back to New York and completed his 200 hour YTT from Laughing Lotus Yoga. In that same year he was also introduced to the Bhakti Center where he now lives and serves as a Program Manager. Kevin has helped to launch several kirtan initiatives at the Bhakti Center and regularly visits various yoga studios to share kirtan.
Doyal Gauranga is a lover of music and kirtan who finds his deepest spiritual connections through musical prayer. Having spent 10 years living in ashrams on both the East and West coasts of the United States, he now lives in New York City with his wife and serves at The Bhakti Center, a not-for-profit spiritual cultural center. In 2017 he completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Supersoul Yoga. Alongside his services, he studies Social Work and Mental Health Counseling at CUNY Hunter.
Private room: $2350
Shared room: $1850
*$100 off for the first 5 sign ups
$500 secures your space! Deposits are non-refundable.
What’s included in your Reconnection Retreat
- Yoga Asana every morning
- Bhakti Yoga teachings and dharma talks
- Mediation Sessions
- Evening Kirtans
- Three delicious vegetarian meals a day prepared from locally grown produce
- Day trip to Granada: Visiting the Alhambra and an evening of Flamenco (transportation arranged and paid for as part of your trip)
- Day trip to the Beach
- 7 nights accommodation at the House of Light
**House of Light hosts five bedrooms along with three yurt rooms. Yurt rooms have access to the in-house bathrooms as well as outdoor compostable toilets and outdoor showers.**
What’s not included:
- Transportation to and from airport to retreat centre (this can be arranged)
- Massage therapy sessions (optional)
- Horseback Riding (optional)
- Additional Excursions beyond Granada and beach trip (optional)
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