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Let us know if you will be attending the Gathering and you live in a country other than Australia, we can help you make your travel plans, if you need us to.

 

 

Want to bring your Partner, Spouse. Adult Child, or Best Buddy?

YOU CAN!

We have made it possible for you to bring a partner on this, very special, Gathering in India.

Partners will share your room. They will not be able to participate in workshops or courses (free time for them) but will be welcome to join in our morning and evening meditation sessions, if they wish and come on all of our planned excursions. The "partner fee; includes all meals, accommodation (sharing with you) all planned excursions and entry fees, collection from and return to the airport (with you).

Partners need to understand that much of our focus will be on workshops and training courses in the mornings with exploring and excursions in the afternoons.

Also that food served at the Blue House will be vegetarian and this is an alcohol free event.

The fee for partners is
 

 

Find the Partners registration form HERE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year the IMTTA hosts a gathering for its Practitioner Members.
To attend you must be a graduate of the Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development and a member of the IMTTA.

This year we are off to find our peaceful centers amid the hustle and bustle of India!

2018 IMTTA Practitioner Gathering in the Blue City (Jodhpur) India

Join Isabelle, Kerry and 13 of your fellow practitioners for nine, amazing Days in India!!!

Wednesday 24th October to Thursday 1st November 2018

India is the mother land of Meditation. Through attending this unique Practitioner Gathering you will step out of your every-day life into the spiritual heartland...and come home re-invented, refreshed, revived, with some fantastic new skills and insights to help you elevate your own holistic practice to a new level of success.

You will have plenty of time to relax and explore.

You will practice a wide variety of different meditation styles (both contemporary and traditional).

You will be cocooned in a beautiful, traditional environment with comfortable, private accommodation.

You will have delicious, healthy vegetarian meals prepared for you.

You will meet like-minded people who are on a path similar to your own (and may even make lifetime friendships).

You will be able to participate in a variety of workshops and training courses, all aimed at building onto your current skills and qualifications to help you develop the confidence and experience you need to expand your career.

You will have experienced the spiritual essence of India blended with the modern research, holistic techniques and practical hands-on training that will launch you into the next stage of your dream career and lifestyle; refreshed, relaxed...inspired!

See program details below.


Limited positions - ONLY 9 PLACES LEFT!  


Accommodation in India

You will be staying in your own private room, in the charming, family run guest house called The Blue House. It is the oldest Guest House & roof-top restaurant in old Jodhpur.

The roof-top terrace, overlooking the old part of the Blue City, will become our meeting space, classroom and meditation studio for 9 spellbinding days.

The owners are keen to point out that "the Blue House is full of the love and welcome that makes India so wonderful and a trip here so unique. As an honoured guest in their home you will be afforded every luxury, comfort and convenience needed or desired to make your stay in Jodhpur and India an experience you will cherish for the rest of your long life".

Each room is cheerfully decorated, with cultural themes of Rajasthan. All rooms have attached modern bathroom with round the clock hot and cold water (that is really something in India!) and Free Wifi services (so, you can easily keep in touch with the family, back at home). 

Meals

A multi cuisine choice is available and special diets can be catered for.

Dinner is served in the Heritage Royal Dining Hall or you can enjoy the serene verandas and terraces, with breath taking views of the old as well as the new parts of the Blue city.

The Indian, Continental and Rajasthani cuisine has an authentic home cooked flavor with the emphasis on fresh ingredients. Meals will all be vegetarian.

Getting to the Gathering

All you need to do is book your flights from your nearest international airport to Jodhpur and get on the plane. We will meet you, provide everything you need in India and put you back on your flight home.

Remember to make sure you have a valid passport!

You will also need a visa to enter India - See information below.

We recommend you take out travel insurance for your trip to India - See below for how to do this.

Check air fares from your city to Jodhpur, India (click the link below).
Fares from Australia to Jodhpur are circa $1,500 return at this time of year, with reputable airlines.

Flights to and from Jodhpur are not included in the Gathering fee.
We will arrange for you to be collected from and returned to Jodhpur airport.

Pick up from Airport, any time of day on October 24th and transport from the Blue House to the Airport, any time on November 1st - so please book your flights to correspond with these dates.

Traveling Companions program

Let us know where you are traveling from and we can put you in touch with other attendees, leaving from the same airport, so that you can book your flights and travel to the Gathering together.

What your Gathering fee includes

Transport from Jodhpur airport to the Gathering and back to the airport on departure (to meet your flight).

8 nights accommodation in your own comfortable private room.
(You will arrive on 24.10.18 and leave on 01.11.18)

All meals from dinner on 24.10.18 to breakfast on 01.11.18


All training and materials required to participate in all training courses and workshops.

A variety if sightseeing outings including transport and entrance fees.

Gathering fee


Full fee: $2367

Please contact us to discuss a payment plan.

Extra costs

Once you have paid for your Gathering fee you will also need to arrange and pay for the following:

Your flights to Jodhpur

Your visa


Australian nationals require a valid visa for entry into India - Choose a Tourist Visa.

There are a few ways to apply for an India visa and the easiest is through the new e-visa process. Australian and New Zealand passport holders can apply for an e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) to enter India at certain designated airports.

You can apply online a minimum of four days before your arrival, up to 120 days. For example, if you’re applying on the 1st of September, you can arrive between the 5th of September and the 2nd of January.

The visa costs around $40 (excluding credit/debit charges which must be paid at least four days before you travel) and will be valid for 60 days from the date of arrival in India. You’ll need to have a recent front facing photograph with white background and a scanned copy of your passport photo page that can be uploaded in order to proceed with your application. 

One last thing, your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your arrival date into India, and have at least two blank pages for stamping.

Apply HERE


Travel Insurance


Travel Insurance will cost from $30 t0 $100 depending on the level of cover you choose. Get an instant quote from 10 different providers HERE


Spending money

We recommend you talk to your bank about the best way to access your money in India - You cant just take your ATM card and use it overseas without arranging this with your bank first. (All of your accommodation, meals, organized sightseeing and transport within India is included in your Gathering fee, as outlined above).

The local currency in India is the Rupee (INR or Rs) 


The program

We are still organizing the program and it will be posted in greater detail here soon!

What we can tell you is...

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Arrive/orientation/introductions
Relax & settle in.

We will collect you from Jodhpur Airport and bring you to your private room in the Blue House. Take your time to settle in, re-set your body clock and maybe sip Chi on the roof top terrace, overlooking the Blue City.

There will be a sunrise meditation on the roof top terrace, each morning, with some gentle Yoga to salute the sun and welcome the new day (participation is optional of course, there wont be any alarm clocks!) Followed by some free time for early morning exploring ( a trip to the near-by, colourful, bustling market in the cool of the morning, perhaps) before breakfast is served round 8am.

There will be a workshop every day from around 9am until lunch time at 12.30pm. A program for the topics covered in the workshops will be available soon, but we can tell you we will be addressing all of the areas that practitioner want (and need) to develop, in order to grow their businesses. Including how to market your business in ways that are super effective, easy and fun!

There will also be workshops to develop your holistic counselling skills, role play and story telling workshops and some art therapy.

There will be seven workshops in all and you can choose to attend all, some or none of them!

You will also have the opportunity to get your Postgraduate Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy Certification if you wish (you will need to book for that as we need to order text books for you).

The afternoons will be devoted to relaxation, reflection, sight seeing excursions and extrapolation!

Some afternoon excursions will include a visit to the Mandore Garden, Machiya Safari Park and the Mehrangarh Fort - These will be included in your Gathering fee and optional to attend. More details to come.


Mandore Garden
Monkeys! There are monkeys!!

Dinner will be served at 6pm and, in the evenings, we will be holding space for contemplation, reflection, consolidation and discussion.

Thursday 1st November 2018 will be our last day. After breakfast we will take you to the Jodhpur Airport to meet your flight.

What to expect in Jodhpur

Weather in Jodhpur in late October is typically very warm during the day (around 28 -31) but it can get cool at night, so you will want to bring a warm jacket or jumper.

To discover more about Jodhpur on the Lonely Planet Travel website, click on the image below. You will find travel information, local knowledge, weather information and also a list of places you will want to visit while you are there.

A little more info

Once you have booked, you will be emailed an information package.

This will provide guidance in regard to what clothes to pack for the weather, and a check list to make planning your trip simple, including: booking your air travel, getting your visa and arranging travel insurance.

We will asst you in preparing for your Indian adventure and make sure all of your needs are taken care of in India.

*Please note: India is not very disability friendly and the Blue House does have stairs and no wheelchair access.

** You will need to be in good health and reasonable fitness to attend this Gathering.

*** This is an alcohol free event.

 

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