Events

March
Autumn Equinox Celebration: 18th March, 2 – 5pm, The Art House, Melville

Autumn is a season for balancing light and dark, letting go and accepting the impermanence of things.  Join me for this inner exploration and celebration through movement, meditation and mantra.  Email me for more information and to book wendy@wise-living.co.za.

Resting in Awareness: Yoga & Meditation Retreat, 24 – 26th March, Emoyeni Retreat Centre, Magaliesburg

Explore the hidden realms that lie within through yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), yoga nidra (deep relaxation), dhyana (meditation), nature and community. For more information and to book, please email retreat@emoyeni.org.za or visit www.emoyeni.org.za

April
Introduction to Ayurveda Workshop: 8th April, 10am – 1pm, HOME Wellness Centre, Edenvale

Ayurveda is a study of Nature.  Our busy city lives have disconnected us from Nature’s wise rhythms.  By realigning to the rhythms of nature, we access our innate state of vitality and harmony.  Please join me for a morning on the wisdom and wonders of this ancient science.  You will learn about: the basic principles of Ayurveda; your unique body/mind constitution (dosha); nutrition and lifestyle guidance for the doshas; and how to use this insight to balance your energies.  This helps you to live a more vital, healthy and fulfilling life – naturally!  Email karin@akashahealing.co.za for more information and also to book.

June
Wise Cooking for Winter Living: 3rd June, 10 – 1:30pm, Wise Living Home Practice, Blairgowrie

Food preparation is an art and a science: Ayurveda acknowledges that food is medicine and teaches us how to combine foods and spices to bring healing to our unique body-mind constitution (Dosha) and balance the subtle energies of our being.

During this course you will learn how to cook delicious, nutritious and simple vegetarian meals that are warming and grounding in nature which balance the effects of the cold and dry winter; as well as boost your immune system.   Acquaint yourself with the medicinal qualities of food and spices and learn more about Ayurvedic nutritional wisdom.  Email wendy@wise-living.co.za for more information and to book.

July
Wise Cooking for Winter Living: 1st July, 10 – 1:30pm, Wise Living Home Practice, Blairgowrie

Food preparation is an art and a science: Ayurveda acknowledges that food is medicine and teaches us how to combine foods and spices to bring healing to our unique body-mind constitution (Dosha) and balance the subtle energies of our being.

During this course you will learn how to cook delicious, nutritious and simple vegetarian meals that are warming and grounding in nature which balance the effects of the cold and dry winter; as well as boost your immune system.   Acquaint yourself with the medicinal qualities of food and spices and learn more about Ayurvedic nutritional wisdom. Email wendy@wise-living.co.za for more information and to book.

Yoga & Meditation Pilgrimage: Immerse in Mystical India & Celebrate Life!
8 Days: 
10th – 19th July 2017

Join us for a journey of immersion and discovery which combines life-changing travel experiences with a personal wellbeing programme designed to cultivate peace, revitalise your body-mind and celebrate life.

Yoga, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to unite’, is humanity’s original system of inner exploration and personal growth. It is a process of purifying your body-mind bringing balance to all aspects of your Being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

The goal of the modern yogi is no different to that of the ancient yogi… to live a happy and harmonious life.

Our intentions for this tour are those of Self Discovery and Celebration: learn empowering tools to bring wisdom and joy to modern life, feel the transformative power of a sacred land, explore ancient sites, embrace sounds and smells of a truly authentic India and travel with like-hearted people.

Tour Highlights

  • Daily guided and silent meditation
  • Daily energizing morning and relaxing evening yoga classes
  • Daily pranayama practice to purify your body-mind
  • Facilitated city tours of Delhi, Rishikesh and Agra, by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fresh and healthy vegetarian breakfasts
  • One 1-1 spiritual coaching session with Wendy Young
  • Sunset hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation overlooking the Taj Mahal
  • Evening Arti celebration, dancing and fire ceremony

Skill level:            Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Group size:         The maximum number of participants is 10-12.

Package price:   SAR 33,450.00 per person sharing a twin room (Single supplement of SAR6550.00)

What’s Included

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 4-5* boutique hotels
  • Return international airfares ex Johannesburg (including airport taxes)
  • Yoga Gear- 2 sets of kurta & pajama, 1 mat, 1 pair of sandals and 1 bag
  • Train fare for Delhi-Haridwar-Delhi in air-conditioned chair car
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi and tuk-tuk ride in Agra
  • Sightseeing using local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for monuments (single entry) as per itinerary
  • Bottled water during the drives and portage at station and airport

In order to secure your place, registration and a R10,000.00 deposit is due by the 27th March 2017.  Please contact either one of us for a detailed itinerary, T&C’s apply.

50% Deposit:                      R10,000.00         (by the 27th March ’17)

2nd Payment:                     R11,725.00          (by the 28th April ‘17

FINAL Payment:                 R11,725.00         (by the 31st May ‘17)

We look forward to sharing this exceptional experience with you!

Wendy Young, Wise Living
Wendy is the ideal person to guide you on a spiritual tour of India. Over a 9-year period she studied under Swami Nischalananda at the Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales.  She is a qualified yoga and meditation teacher, Ayurvedic therapist, spiritual counsellor & coach and has worked in this field for 18 years.
Contact: Wendy Young + 27 (0) 72 800 4982
Email: wendy@wise-living.co.za Website: www.wise-living.co.za

Leona Meadows, Select Incentive Group Travel
Leona is incredibly passionate about her company and traveling. This passion is captured by her hands-on service and attention to detail.  For the past 15 years Select Incentive Group Travel has provided our clients with unforgettable travel experience’s.
Contact: Leona Meadows + 27 (0) 84 379 0876
Email: leona@selecttravelsa.co.za Website: www.selectincentive.com

 

 

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