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Bhakti Lifestyle Retreat
Delray, Fl 2022

Friday, 4th November 2022, 6pm - Sunday, 6th November 2022, Noon 
Our Bhakti Lifestyle Retreats Delray do not simply revitalize you during your three days with us, but actually empower you to make the changes you want and need in your life 365 days a year. Experience vedic bodywork and marma points, sacred sound and kirtan, discover your ayurvedic constitution, explore sacred texts, participate in sacred rituals and enjoy and honor healing meals.

Meeting venue will be emailed to you upon registration.

 
OFFERINGS

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Your Ayurvedic Constitution 

In Ayurvedic medicine, the personal constitution of the person is the starting point for all treatments. This constitution (Sanskrit: prakruti) expresses itself as an individual manifestation of the three doshas (bioenergies or life forces): vata, pitta, and kapha. The doshas are described as biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern the physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment. Discover your dosha and start living your most balanced life. 

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Marma Discovery

Marma points therapy is a traditional Ayurvedic massage technique that's believed to help sustain the flow of energy throughout your body. There are 107 marma points located around your body. Stimulation of these points is said to affect everything from the health of your organs to the production of hormones and more. Discover your secret points to activate your best life. 

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Vedic Bodywork 

Nuad Borarn (VedicThai Bodywork-Assisted Yoga) is viewed as a martial art of healing and is reported to manifest instant positive results. In Thailand, Bodywork is utilized medicinally as a cherished and revered indulgence to remedy the prominent social ailments such as emotional stress and physical inertia. Thai-Yoga sessions inspire the soul and tranquilize the body. Customarily, a Thai-Yoga session lasts about 2 hours, during which there is a surrendering release which allows deeper and deeper physical and mental ‘openings’. Flowing rhythmic compressions using the feet, knees, palms, elbows, forearms and fingers are blended with exotic stretching positions known as asanas and disciplined breath control known as pranayama, effectively producing a balanced and harmonious symbiotic communication integrating the body’s vital systems, including mechanical- musculoskeletal, electrical-neural, chemical-glandular.

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Vedic Thai Bodywork

Assisted Yoga is love. It is a sacred offering, a conscious contribution to self-realization and soul revelation, the goal and purpose of life.  With deliberate and skillful intentions of joyful communication, Thai-Yoga bodywork produces profound pleasure and inspiring tranquility physically and psychologically by replacing old, restricted energy patterns within the body/spirit. Socially revered as a medical folk art, it is commonly reported to revitalize and balance cerebral (emotional) and somatic (physical) ailments instantly.  This dignified and communally-cherished art parallels in sophistication results obtained by other modern medical options.  Aesthetically pleasing and highly recommended, Thai-Yoga Bodywork enhances the quality of living by opening congested chakras (dormant reservoirs of bio-spiritual power) and clearing nadis (electro-magnetic meridian pathways), Nuad Borarn is one of the Original Matriarchs of healing.  Its distinction is true in its value of producing dynamic well-being and serenity.” (Mukti) 

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Sacred Rituals and Scripts 

Rituals are about bringing sacredness into your life, and about honoring something greater than yourself. It is about honoring the mystery, and the bringer of life in all things, from the flowers to the trees, to the birds, the tiny caterpillar glistening on a fresh leaf, or the waking sun, and the moonlight. There is a divine force that moves through all things, like a river, enlivening all of life. It is the same force that moves the plant to flower, the wolf to howl, or lights up a baby’s face. As we become more aware of this higher force moving in our lives and express our gratitude for it, it expands and colors daily life with radiance and light that connects us to all living things. Discover some simple daily rituals to bring magic into your life. 

Ritual is the passageway of the soul into the Infinite. – Algernon Blackwood

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Sacred Sound and Kirtan 

Become the best and most authentic version of yourself through maha-mantra meditation. Uncover your inner joy, cultivate peace, and achieve a balanced lifestyle.  Kirtan is the call and response form of chanting that characterizes the Bhakti movement. Kirtan usually offers a journey deep within the very heart of our soul. Kirtan is also an essence to yoga that links one with God.

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Five Healing Meals 

According to Ayurveda, your dosha determines which foods you should eat to promote inner balance. For example, the pitta dosha focuses on cooling, energizing foods and limits spices, nuts, and seeds. Meanwhile, the vata dosha favors warm, moist, and grounding foods while restricting dried fruits, bitter herbs, and raw veggies. Finally, the kapha dosha limits heavy foods like nuts, seeds, and oils in favor of fruits, veggies, and legumes.

Red meat, artificial sweeteners, and processed ingredients are limited for all three doshas. Instead, the Ayurvedic diet encourages eating healthy whole foods. We will explore the impact of these foods on the body after cultivating awareness of our dosa. 

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Only $295

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Schedule

Friday,  November 4
6pm-9pm

Saturday,  November 5
6am-10am
6am-9pm

10am-6pm: Schedule Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork with Serafima and complimentary pulse diagnostics with Sonia. Appointments need to made separately through event facilitators and will incur a separate discounted charge.

Sunday,  November 6
6am-1pm

Join the WhatsApp group for more information and conversation around this retreat: https://chat.whatsapp.com/KMXS2DUXu450hNFNUT7i0S

 
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FACILITATORS

Mukti is the Founder and Director of the Vedic Conservatory which includes ten excellently qualified instructors hand picked and certified by Mukti. Mukti is a graduate of the notable Lek Chaya, ITM and Sunshine Schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand and regularly hosts student study tours to Thailand. Mukti is also a certified instructor for Thai Healing Alliance International T.H.A.I. Mukti has initiated certification to over 20,000 students in 9 countries and documents teaching over 1000 hours every year since 1996. His previous professional background includes graduation from The Swedish Institute NYC in 1984, the advanced program at The Ohashi Institute in NYC in 1985, and The Anma Institute in San Francisco, CA in 1986 and in 1996 Mukti achieved Level Three Instructor status with The International Thai Therapy Association [I.T.T.A]. Mukti is a member of ABMP and a certified instructor with Thai Healing Alliance International [T.H.A.I.] and is New York and Florida state licensed. Mukti is a certified Revelation Breathing Coach and Tratak Meditation Initiator. At age 24 Mukti was ordained by the renowned spiritual teacher and acharya A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada into the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya [lineage] as a Hare Krishna monastic and was instrumental in opening several yoga and meditation centers worldwide.

Vrindavan Priya

Vrindavan Priya is a multi-disciplinary musical artist and is most known for her kirtan offering (an emerging genre based on ancient Indian mantras or chants). Born in the Czech Republic, she was drawn to practitioners of bhakti and found their music unifying and transporting. She loves bringing gatherings of people together in rhythmic singing of mantras or poetic names of God.

Gokula Priya (Dr. Gulnara Pugliese)

Gokula has an MD/PhD in dermatology, internal medicine, integrative medicine and Ayurvedic doctorate education. Gokula is married to Laksmi Nrsimha and they both live in Boca Raton with their adorable son.

Barbara Fretes

Barbara, 500-hour RYT, was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
During her childhood she was trained in ballet, contemporary dance, music, art, and others.  She moved to the United States in 2001 and her passion for yoga was awaken in 2015 when she attended her first yoga class at Anuttara Yoga Shala. After 2 years of practicing regularly, fascinated with all the aspects of the practice, in 2017 she completed her first 100hr Anuttara Vinyasa certification. In 2018, 200hr Anuttara Hatha and lastly, in 2020,  200hr Anuttara Raja Yoga.  All of these trainings were under the guidance of Philip Christodoulou at Anuttara Yoga Shala and the lineage of Kriya Yoga, self-realization.
Yoga has changed her life radically and she is eager to spread awareness, compassion, philosophy, and the ancient tools and techniques to achieve our highest potential. Become a better human being. She wants students to grasp the importance of making as much spiritual progress as possible during this lifetime and to find ways to be at service.
Ultimately, her mission is to help others have a better understanding of the mind, the body, and the soul and the personal connection to the supreme consciousnesses.

Jaya Krsna imseng

Jaya Krsna joined ISKCON in 2003 in Switzerland after working for 25 years in various leadership positions in business. He served as Director of Bhaktivedanta College at Radhadesh, Belgium for seven
years before assuming, and currently serving in the role of Temple President of New Vrindaban in 2011. He loves to share the bhakti principles with guests at New Vrindaban and is often seen with them on tours of the vast 2500 acre property. He is eager to share his journey in bhakti and the teachings along with it. Jaya Krsna will be leading sacred wisdom discussions.

Sonia Tigero

Sonia is a Vedic chef and Ayurvedic practitioner. She expresses her creativity through cooking and deeply loves to share with others the teachings she has been exposed to. With her extensive curriculum in teaching for more than 15 years different modalities, from math to chemistry, dance to Ayurveda, she feels she has found her passion and purpose. She is eager to spread the wonderful teachings of a plant-based lifestyle, as well as Ayurvedic cuisine and holistic medicine. In 2014 she opened the first Ayurveda cafe in South Florida. During the past 7 years, she has been applying the ayurvedic principles in every dish. She was invited to participate and show her healing kitchen at various prestigious venues.  She will be offering complimentary pulse readings on Saturday from 10am-6pm.

Serafima

Serafima is Mukti's wife, and she founded the Family KungFu School in Russia, Moscow and trained adults and children for over 17 years. Her specialty is Vedic Thai Yoga which incorporates with BioField energies and the chakra system. She will be offering bodywork at a discounted rate on Saturday from 10am-6pm.

Anuradha Imseng

Anuradha was born to an Indian family in an African hospital in the midlands of South Africa—she loves to cook for friends and family, regarding food as a means to healing the heart. She lives with her Swiss husband Jaya Krsna in an intentional spiritual community that he manages in West Virginia. She will be leading small group discussions and cooking for us.

Laksmi Nrsimha Pugliese

Laksmi is a teacher and seasoned bhakti practitioner.  He will share his extensive bhakti and Ayurveda knowledge and lead everyone in sweet kirtan with his melodious drum/mrdanga playing.

Sarah Ferrer 

Sarah was first introduced to bhakti yoga over 20 years ago but was still seeking so did not fully embrace the practice until after she had explored the physical sciences, a career in social service, co-owned a bicycle shop all while centering her life around exercise, health and wellness. She found that these physically focused modalities don't offer true happiness or protection from the hardships of life, and found her questions to be answered through the bhakti yoga practice.  Sarah graduated with her 200 hour teacher training in spring of 2021 and currently lives with her charismatic labradoodle Shanti in New Vrindaban, WV.  Sarah will be leading the small group discussions, hosting, and sharing her unique cooking with us.

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