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


You can bring a partner on this, very special training course in India.

Partners will share your room. They will not be able to participate in workshops or classes (free time each morning for them) but they will be welcome to join in our morning and evening meditation sessions and chair yoga classes if they wish. naturally they will be very welcome at all of our meals, special activities and to come on all of our planned excursions.

The "Non-Student Fee" Includes everything that your fee includes, except the actual certificate level training course.


It includes all meals, accommodation (sharing a room with you in either a double or two single beds) all planned excursions and entry fees, collection from and return to the airport (with you).

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

This is an alcohol free event.

Though you will be free to do as you please in your free time, of course.

All participants must be over 21 years of age.

 


ENROL YOUR PARTNER HERE

 

 

Read the course overview HERE

 

Meet Your Teacher

Isabelle

Namaste!
I am so excited to be leading this group in India in April!

If you would like to know about my credentials and teaching experience please visit our about page.

I would rather use this little bit of space to tell you why I love India and why I believe doing this training course, in India, will change your life.

India is so alive and vibrant, it is hectic and serene all at once. It smells of a delightful mixture of incense and spice and cow dung and curry.

It is drenched in colour and sound.

It is a place where the people have eyes like no place else, which look into your soul as thy greet you with Namaste - The divine spirit in me recognizes the divine spirit in you.

Just being in India wakes you up and roots you in the present moment.

India is a magical place that will connect you to the most alive, most awake and most perfect part of yourself.

You will have experiences on this journey that will change your life in so many ways and open you up to infinite new possibilities.

This course will help you step into a new career that will allow you to make a huge positive impact on so many other peoples lives.

I hope you come. It's gong to be amazing!

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate in Meditation Teaching
and Holistic Human Development

Intensive Residential Training Retreat

A new career and a life changing adventure, in the heartland of Meditation - two weeks in INDIA

Bookings for this course are now open.
Book HERE

Join Isabelle, Kerry and a group of like minded students of all ages, for two magical weeks in Jodhpur, India.

Return home as an internationally accredited Meditation Teacher, Chair Yoga Instructor and Holistic Counsellor, ready to begin your wonderful new career.

Monday 8th April to Monday 22nd April 2019.

India is the mother land of Meditation. Through attending this unique intensive training course, 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 ready to step into a financially and personally rewarding new career, where you get to help other people live happier, healthier lives every day.

You will have the opportunity to complete this IICT accredited training course, which will prepare you for a new and exciting career.

You will be able to join the IICT and gain professional insurance.

You will also receive a full year of practitioner support to help you launch your own holistic wellbeing business.

You will be cocooned in a beautiful, safe environment in comfortable, private accommodation, with people who know the area and the locals and who are focused on making sure you enjoy all of your time in India.

You will have abundant, delicious, healthy meals prepared for you in a breath taking setting. The Haveli is situated right at the base of the 600 year old Mehrangarh Fort.

You will get to practice a wide variety of meditation styles every morning and each evening and attend a Chair Yoga class every day.

Your classes are held in the mornings while the weather is cool and your mind is still fresh. Followed by play time every afternoon!

You will have the opportunity to wander around the blue city, explore its magical, ancient streets, the bustling markets and the many, many colourful little shops just beyond our front gate, where you will meet the locals and see crafts people at work.

You will be able to participate in a range of exciting excursions to explore the local sights, including the Mandore Gardens with its ancient temple ruins; the Mehrangarh Fort; Jaswant Thada, Toorji's Step Well, Umaid Bhawan palace and Museum the jain Mahavira temple and some other local places of interest.

The culture in Jodhpur is colourful, vibrant and creative. It is steeped in history and of special interest due to its position on the edge of the desert.

You will have plenty of time to relax, shop and explore the local area.

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

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


Limited positions - 10 students only.
Book HERE

Explore the course overview HERE

Accommodation in India

You will be staying in your own private, air-conditioned room with private bathroom, in a beautiful 600 year old Haveli in the heart of the magical, colourful city of Jodhpur. Or you can choose to share a room if you wish.

The Haveli has been lovingly restored and is a delightful oasis, offering an authentic and unique experience of the Marwar region. It has the grandeur of olden days Rajhatstan mixed with modern amenities and comfort.

The Haveli is the ancestral home of a delightful family, who will make you feel like a dear friend and provide you with a very traditional experience over two enchanting weeks.

There is a little courtyard garden, swimming pool, WiFi and a delightful roof top restaurant that looks out across the blue city to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Think Marigold hotel and you will have the right idea!


The market is only five minutes walk through the lively streets.



(Above) The view of the fort from the Haveli dining room



The Haveli is a tranquil, peaceful and very comfortable retreat.

Meals

Breakfast offers the typical western choices of fruit, cereals and toast, enhanced with come more traditional Indian breakfast options.

Lunch is fairly standard each day with a delicious (and not too spicy) banquet including samosa, Indian potato dishes, rice dishes, spring rolls and fresh fruit. The fruit will be washed and cut up on the table so we can all be sure it is hygienic and healthy to eat.

You will be able to choose from the multi cuisine menu at the Haveli's restaurant for dinner each night and special diets can be catered for.

In the interest of staying healthy in India, all of our meals will be at the Haveli (which we know and trust) and will be vegan. Having eaten in many places in India, we are pretty sure the Haveli has the very best food anywhere!

The choices are many and the food here is truly delicious. You can rest assured the Haveli kitchen is clean and healthy.

You will also be provided with unlimited fresh bottled drinking water every day.

On our last evening at the Haveli together, we will have a special graduation banquet and Bollywood party to celebrate.


Getting to your training course

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.

You will need to 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).

Flights to and from Jodhpur are NOT included in the course fee.

We will arrange for you to be collected from and returned to Jodhpur airport.

Pick up from Airport, any time of day on April 8th and transport from the Haveli to the Airport, any time on April 22nd - 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 you can book your flights and travel together.

What your Course fee includes

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

14 nights accommodation in your own comfortable, air-conditioned, private room with private bathroom in a lovely, safe, 600 year old Haveli.

Housekeeping, clean sheets, clean towels, toilet paper and hot water are all included.

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from lunch or dinner (depending on what time you arrive) on 08.04.19 to breakfast or lunch (depending on what time you need to leave) on 22.04.19. You will be able to purchase additional snacks yourself, if you want to but we seriously doubt you will need to.


Fresh, clean bottled drinking water will be provided in abundance, every day.


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

A variety if sightseeing outings including transport and entrance fees and guides.

Course fees

All fees are in Australian Dollars.

Total
Fee paid in full Prior to April 1st 2019

Provided places are still available.

BEST OPTION
Early Bird
Fee paid in full prior to January 31st, 2019
Save $500

Payment Plan option ends on January 3rd 2019

Private Deluxe room
Private ensuite bathroom
All meals, water, excursions.
Training courses

$3,797

$3,294

4 payments

First installment is required on enrolment, prior to January 3rd - $950 - followed by payments...
By February 3rd - $950
By March 3rd -$950
By April 3rd - $950

Total $3,800

Student Shared Deluxe room
(2 single or one double bed)
Private ensuite bathroom
All meals, water, excursions.
Training course

$2,897

$2,400

4 payments

First installment is required on enrolment, prior to January 3rd - $725 - followed by payments...
By February 3rd - $725
By March 3rd -$725
By April 3rd - $725

Total $2,900

(NON-STUDENT)
Shared Deluxe room with student
(2 single or one double bed)
Private ensuite bathroom
All meals, water, excursions.

$1,997

$1,500

4 payments

First installment is required on enrolment, prior to January 3rd - $500 - followed by payments...
By February 3rd - $500
By March 3rd -$500
By April 3rd - $500

Total $2,000

 

Book HERE

Extra costs

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

Your flights to Jodhpur
Your Visa
Travel Insurance
Spending Money

 

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 must be paid at least four days before you travel (but you really want to apply at least two weeks before you leave) 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 Jodhpur is included in your training fee, as outlined above).

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


The program

Monday April 8th- Arrive/orientation/introductions
Relax & settle in and adjust to life in a beautiful Indian Haveli.

You will be collected from the Jodhpur Airport and brought to the Haveli where you will be able to settle into your private room. Take your time to re-set your body clock and maybe sip a chai on the terrace.

There will be a chair yoga class at 7am each morning, to welcome the new day followed by a meditation, before we meet for breakfast round 8am.

There will be a class every day from around 9am until lunch time at 12.30pm.

You can find the course overview HERE

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

Some afternoon excursions will include a visit to the colourful local markets. Mandore Garden, Saswant Thada, Toorji's Step Well, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, the Jain Mahavira Temple and the Mehrangarh Fort - These will be included in your course fee and optional to attend.

There will also be plenty of time for treasure hunting in the market or lazing around the swimming pool.


Mandore Garden - the monkeys here are very timid and sweet. They are not the type that steal your sunglasses or try to climb on you.


Sunday, April 21st.
This will be our last full day together and your chance to do any last minute shopping. We will be having a very special banquet this evening to celebrate you graduation and say farewell to new friends, the Haveli and Jodhpur. We encourage you to dress up and get into the festive spirit.


(Above). Some of our 2018 group at our farewell dinner.

Monday April 22nd.
We will take you to the Jodhpur Airport to meet your flight.

What to expect in Jodhpur

Weather in Jodhpur in April is typically very warm during the day with highs of 39° and lows of 23°.

 

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 assist 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 disability friendly and there will be stairs (a lot of them in some places) and no wheelchair access.

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

*** This is an alcohol free event.

Bookings for this course are now Open!! Book HERE