DEEPENING INTO YOGA PATH: YOGA JOURNEY TO ANCIENT ARMENIA

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el Camino de Yoga

SEPT 24 -OCT 2

24 de SEPT - 2 de OCT

In Spanish

en ESPAÑOL

Spiritual Journey with ELEONORA and KRISTINE

Armenia is one of those magic countries, that is tiny on a map, but when you're there, it's vast & endless.

This Journey is a combination of traveling to a very ancient country and practicing yoga & meditation with a yoga master. It is guided by a local who is also a world traveler.

And this Journey is simply an amazing chance to connect to some wonderful people like you! 

Available languages: Spanish & English

 

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT

 

 

THIS JOURNEY?

  • Travel to the world’s first Christian country!

  • Enjoy "Deepening into the Yoga Path" program.

  • Explore Culture, History & Architecture.

  • Visit the world’s oldest winery.

  • Dive deep into the world’s oldest cathedra& city.

  • Feel the world's longest ropeway.

  • Sing and chant in ancient monastery complexes & UNESCO world heritage sites

  • Meditate in strong energy points.

  • Experience liturgies & spiritual ceremonies.

  • Guided by a local & a yoga master.

  • Small group to give you personal attention. 

ITINERARY

  • Introductory talk

  • Therapeutic and energetic yoga

  • Pranayama: the art of breathing

  • Introduction to the "Yoga Sutras" by Patanjali: the 8 limbs of the Yoga path

  • Deepening in the 8 steps: daily practice

  • The importance of Patanjali's teachings for contemporary society

  • A "yogic" diet: how to combine food according to the "doshas" and the seasons

  • Be in the here and now: the practice of mindfulness (mindfulness)

  • How to integrate meditation into your daily life

DEEPENING INTO YOGA PATH PROGRAM
  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Yerevan, accommodation and rest.

  • Evening walk in YEREVAN- 2800-year-old capital of Armenia that is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

  • Evening walk from Northern Avenue to Republic Square. Participation in Dancing fountains show.

  • Welcome dinner in Armenian traditional restaurant with a folk program.

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO YEREVAN
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • The KHOR VIRAP "deep dungeon“(established in 642 CE): the most famous pilgrimage site in Armenia. Get to know the mysterious story behind it.

  • ARENI (tour, wine tasting). Visit the winemaking region where wines from the indigenous grape sort produced.

  • Trchuneri (Bird’s) cave: THE OLDEST WINERY in the world (6000 years old)

  • 13th-century NORAVANK MONASTERY; through a narrow canyon get to the valley of red rock where this masterpiece is located.

  • Evening theory class

Day 2: Soul & Wine
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • TATEV MONASTERY (9th century) - one of the most magnificent creations of medieval Armenian architecture

  • WINGS OF TATEV; The longest Ropeway in the world (5,752 meters)

  • Mysterious SWINGING BRIDGE that will connect you to a network of man-made caves; OLD KHNDZORESK CAVE VILLAGE

  • Evening theory class

Day 3: Take a Dip in the Sky
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • TSITSERNAKABERD (The Armenian Genocide memorial complex) - a solemn reminder of the first genocide of the 20th century

  • Short meditation in Tsitsernakaberd

  • SAINT ECHMIADZIN (one of the oldest churches in the world) – the spiritual center of Armenia, (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

  • 7th-century ZVARTNOTS CATHEDRAL (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - a masterpiece of early medieval Armenian architecture.

  • Evening theory class

Day 4: Reflection of History 
  • Morning Meditation & Yoga

  • Hellenistic GARNI - the only pagan temple in Armenia (76 AD).  

  • The geological marvel of SYMPHONY OF STONES; wonderful natural rocks, formed of regular hexagonal cylinders.

  • UNESCO World Heritage GEGHARD MONASTERY (the 4th century) -a fantastic example of Armenian medieval architecture carved into nearby rocks.

  • Chanting in a chapel of Geghard

  • Armenian traditional famous Gata tasting.

  • Evening theory practice

Day 5: Hellenistic Art & Medieval architecture
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • SEVAN – the largest lake in the Caucasus, the “blue pearl of Armenia” and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world

  • SEVANAVANK monastic complex (founded in 874) from where a marvelous scene opens in the north-western part of Sevan Lake

  • Meditation on the top of Sevan peninsula.

  • DILIJAN – a resort green town. Dilijan has undeniably attractive scenery and an extremely pleasant climate and healing air.

  • Evening theory class

Day 6: The Jewel of Armenia
  • Morning Meditation and Yoga

  • 13th-century MONASTERY HAGHARTSIN situated in the gorgeous forest that represents an indescribable example of a blend of nature with architecture.

  • Participation in liturgy

  • Hidden treasure LAKE PARZ in Dilijan National Park

  • OLD DILIJAN (Tufenkian center)

  • Visit a wooden museum made by a local guy who spent 20 years of his life for the arts

  • Cooking class and dinner with the local family (optional)

Day 7: Meet Locals
  • Morning Meditation and yoga practice

  • The Cascade complex

  • Cafesjian Center for the Arts

  • Opera house

  • Matenadaran (a repository of ancient manuscripts)

  • Armenian art and souvenirs in Vernisaj market

  • Closing event: dinner at the traditional Armenian restaurant and Armenian traditional dances

Day 8: Immerse yourself in Yerevan
  • Morning Meditation and yoga practice

  • Check out & departure

 

If you have some more time before your flights we will organize some optional activities for you (customers will pay by themselves)

  • Megerian market” factory-museum - immersing in the world of Armenian carpets and rugs, as well as learning about the art of carpet-weaving

  • ARARAT brandy factory” (tour and tasting) – Ararat cognac was Gurdjieff’s and Churchill’s favorite one (optional)

Day 9: Departure


Armenian cuisine is as ancient as the history of Armenia, it is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest in the South Caucasus. The dishes here are diverse and delicious thanks to the use of lots of spices, herbs, and wild flowers.

Try an ancient Armenian bread: Lavash (UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Taste dolma, basturma, sujukh, spas, kyufta and much more. Taste Armenian BBQ made in tonir: a special stove where many traditional Armenian dishes are made.

ARMENIAN CUISINE
  • Accommodation in heritage hotel Old Tufenkian Dilijan and luxurious Central hotel Yerevan (8 nights) (shared, double or twin room)

  • Airport transfer (2 ways)

  • Breakfast for all your stay

  • Opening & closing dinners in traditional restaurants

  • All entrance fees & folk programs

  • Wine and traditional gata tasting

  • Transportation

  • Yoga practices, meditation & mindfulness practices

  • All theory classes

  • Spanish speaker guide

WHAT IS INCLUDED

8 nights / 9 days

INVESTMENT  1657EUR

 Retreat can be purchased via PayPal below or by bank transfer. For using other methods such as Revolut or Transferwise please contact us.

 

All prices are excluded from any processing fees (PayPal, Credit Cards or bank transfer fees).

 

Please fill the registration form.

 

If you have any questions or can not find availability feel free to contact us. 

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