A TRANSCENDENTAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT IN THE KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS
7-day Transformational Journey, Pure Presence, and Tibetan Tantra
November 22-28, 2018
Explore. Connect. Transcend.
Explore the cultural and festival wonders of Bhutan.
Connect to your Higher Nature and Life Purpose.
Transcend your everyday life into a Life-Changing Experience.
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Bhutan is truly a mystical country and a unique Kingdom of Happiness perfectly suited for transcendent spiritual travel. Join an intimate international group of people who are dedicated to their highest growth.
Connect to Inner Silence, Love and Peace, discover your True Nature, and unleash an Infinite Joy and Happiness within.
This is a specially curated journey like no other, with group and individual guidance at an unparalleled level. Enjoy the incredible beauty of Bhutan, experience local culture, attend Buddhist monasteries, ceremonies & festivals, and connect with your Higher Self on this Soul Awakening Retreat.
What People are Saying
People who have joined us in this spiritual vacation say they are able to reconnect to their happiness, find clarity in their life’s purpose, open their hearts to unconditional love, manifest miracles, transcend beyond fears and suffering, and achieve their highest goals in life; both for themselves and others. Our selective intimate groups are always very loving and supportive. It will be Yana’s sixth time leading a group to Bhutan and each time it is life changing for everyone involved.
What to Expect
The program is meant to support a collective awakening experience that brings everyone closer to the Higher Self and True Nature. In addition to the transcendental visits in the sacred land of Bhutan, we will spend time diving deep into ourselves and any of the following modalities might be facilitated by Yana and/or any other invited facilitator at any time:
- Meditations, Breathing Awareness, Conscious Conversations, Rituals, Games, Sacred Circles, Inner Child, Journaling, Conscious Movements, Inner Dance, Inner Guidance, Tantric Practices, Breathwork, Sharing, Laughing, Eye Gazing, Energy Exchange, Silence – tailored to the group’s needs, openness and flow, held in the utmost integrity.
- Explorations and transmissions into the your Human Design, Gene Keys, 4 Faces of God …and what is most important – PURE PRESENCE.
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THEME OF THE DAY: creating a solid foundation for the journey ahead
Affirmation for the day: “I am safe and I belong. I trust more and fear less. I am centered and grounded.”
You will be flying in and arriving in Paro, Bhutan amidst magnificent views. (Tip: Make sure you book a window seat, as the landing is one of the most spectacular in the world!) You’ll be greeted by the world’s highest Himalayan snowcapped peaks and the lush green Paro valley.
Dr. Karma and Yana will greet you at the airport upon arrival and you’ll be chauffeured straight to Thimphu. In the evening visit Tashichodzong (capital fortress) that serves as the royal office of His Majesty King, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, national government offices, the summer residence for Je Khenpo (chief abbot) and central monastic body of Bhutan. Later visit centenary Sunday market and walk in the archery field to watch the archery match.
EVENING CIRCLE: After dinner we’ll have our first sacred circle and a welcome ceremony where you’ll get to know your travel companions on a deeper level and set your intentions for the next 7 days. What do you want to experience? Let go of? Connect to? This is where the magic begins… You will learn what to expect in the next 7 days.
Next 6 days we will have morning and/or evening circles that will be tailored to the group’s needs. All are aimed to support a collective transcendental awakening experience that brings everyone closer to the Higher Self and helps to unlock Full Potential. Duration of all circles could be anything between 1 and 3 hours. We will go with the flow and see where energy wants to take us. Surrendering, Letting Go of All Expectations and Pure Presence in the Moment are THE KEYS.
THEME OF THE DAY: processing emotions and unleashing creativity
Affirmation for the day: “I feel all my emotions. I am creative. I go with life’s flow.”
After breakfast, we’ll explore the capital valley of Bhutan and drive north of Thimphu valley to Dechenchoeling passing Dechenchoeling Palace to visit the Pangri Zampa monastery. We’ll visit 17th century buildings that were once the home of the Shabdrung Rinpoche – temporal leader of Bhutan during 17th century and now the houses of monastic astrologer training institute and a temple dedicated to 21 Tara’s.
After lunch we’ll visit the National Memorial Stupa – which was erected in the memory of beloved late His Majesty the 3rd Dragon King of Bhutan, Tashichodzong.
By late afternoon, we’ll drive to Kuenselphodrang to visit the world largest Buddha statue erected for world peace and happiness.
You will have some “me time” to rest, reflect, read… or visit a spa.
THEME OF THE DAY: self-confidence and power of transformation
Affirmation for the day: “I accept myself. I make liberating choices. I stand in my power.”
Straight after breakfast we’ll checkout from the hotel and go to the ancient capital valley of Bhutan, Punakha. Morning journey will be a dramatic drive following the course of the Thimphu Chu (river) onto the high mountain pass of Dochu La (3,050m).
It’s a beautiful pilgrimage that includes one of Bhutan first fortress monastery, the 17th century Simtokha Dzong. On the clear days, towering Himalayan snowcapped peaks are visible and the pass graced with 108 stupas, erected by the Royal Queens of Bhutan.
Upon reaching Punakha, we visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong (fortress), the winter residence of chief abbot and central monastic body of Bhutan. It also serves as the administrative headquarters for the Punakha region.
In the evening we’ll visit a nunnery, witnessing chanting by nuns.
THEME OF THE DAY: forgiveness and unconditional love
Affirmation for the day: “I forgive others and myself. I give and receive love effortlessly and unconditionally.”
After breakfast, we’ll explode Punakha and drive to Kabesa village to hike the sacred stupa – Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal recently erected by the Royal Queens of Bhutan.
After lunch we’ll visit the town temple and the Chimi Lhakhang, the famous fertility monastery built in 1456. It’s a pleasant walk through the paddy fields and farm houses ends at Chimi Lhakahng, a temple dedicated to yogi saint Drukpa Kuenley (popularly known as ‘the divine madman’ 1455-1529). Late afternoon will be for you to rest, rejuvenate and reflect.
THEME OF THE DAY: communication and highest truth
Affirmation for the day: “I speak my truth everywhere and with everyone.”
As usual, after breakfast we’ll hit the road and drive back to Paro. Upon arrival at Paro valley, we will go for a short walk downhill lays the dominating Paro Dzong (fortress) – a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. There we’ll cross the Nyamai Zampa – a traditional cantilever bridge and head to the town temple (built in 1525) to view ancient wall paintings and have a discourses on Mantra, rituals and visualization meditation.
You will also have an option to visit National Museum which is housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower) to explore an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom or visit textile museum and experience Bhutanese handicrafts, including exquisitely woven textiles and Bhutanese handmade paper.
In the late afternoon we will visit renovation of ruin Dzong of Drukgyel Dzong followed up by the trip to the oldest Kyichu temple that goes back to 7 centuries.
THEME OF THE DAY: inner guidance, manifestation and divine vision
Affirmation for the day: “I am intuitive. I see clearly. I accept my path.”
After breakfast, will start our spiritual day hike to mystical Tiger Nest, which is more than 3 hour uphill hike.
Taktsang Monastery is the most famous and sacred monastery in Bhutan, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the floor of the Paro valley. The Taktshang means ‘tiger nest’ and named because Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a flaming tigress. He then meditated in a cave here for three months. People all over world walk here for pilgrimage and blessings.
There will also be free time to explore yourself down Town of Paro.
THEME OF THE DAY: consciousness and spiritual awakening
Affirmation for the day: “I am pure awareness. I embrace the unity of all beings.”
After breakfast we will say “so long” to new friends, hug each other with unconditional love and go back to our lives while feeling fully connected to Higher Self, Purpose and Divine.
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About YOUR Facilitator Yana Fry
Yana Fry is a spiritual life coach, experienced group facilitator, motivational speaker, adventurist and alchemist. At the age of 1.5, she was reciting poems by heart, at the age of 6, drawing mandalas, and at the age of 8, performing intuitive guidance sessions.
At the age of 27 Yana had what is called Awakening and she has been integrating that experience since then. A desire to understand this world made Yana an adventurist and a passionate alchemist and so for the past 15 years she has travelled extensively and resided in countries all over the world, from St. Petersburg to Zurich, New York to Singapore. Yana believes that traveling to sacred places is the best form of self-empowerment and the best tool for individual and collective transcendence. After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, driving a motorbike across Himalayan mountains in India, and visiting Machu Picchu in Peru, Yana realized that collectively experienced adventures truly expand human consciousness, bringing people closer to their Higher Self, unleashing their individual powers and gifts, and as a result helping them to find their unique place in the world.
Nine years ago Yana moved to Singapore with her family, where she guides individuals, groups and organizations towards unleashing their full potential. In 2015 she has launched YanaTV, a highly popular online talkshow, where Yana interviews thoughts leaders, visionaries and change makers, and asks them to share their success stories, life lessons and happiness tips. In 2018 Yana started “Lakshmi House”, a spiritual private club in Singapore that brings best conscious teachers from all over the world to the community of truth seekers in Singapore and beyond. Yana teaches that Love, Truth and Illumination is a birth right for each Human Being.
About YOUR Co-Facilitator Willo Sana
Willo Sana has been called an Oracle, an Alchemist, a Liberator, and a Doula for Hatching Big Ideas. Her experienced guidance and masterful facilitation of individuals and groups is rooted in compassionate commitment, conscious mindset/behavior rewiring, and channeled energy transmissions, all of which playfully inspire, cultivate, and strengthen our relationship with self/divine spirit.
As a seasoned creative entrepreneur, Willo has continually faced her fears, followed her heart, and founded over half-a-dozen businesses over the last 16+ years. Through speaking, coaching, and writing, she serves as a dynamic catalyst for high-profile leaders and rapidly evolving spiritual visionaries – including best-selling authors, TEDx speakers, psychologists, naturopaths, healers, coaches, lightworkers, and more.
Born & raised in the mountains of Colorado, Willo then spent 18 years living in San Francisco before moving to Asia in 2014 where she has been living, loving life, and leading transformational events throughout Hong Kong, Bali, and Thailand ever since.
Willo’s grand vision for creating heaven on earth is that we all wake up and recognize we’ve been uniquely placed here, at this moment in time, to share our unique gifts with each other; thereby cultivating more peace, compassion, and meaningful connection. Whether your genius is to love, heal, inspire, transform, teach, or ignite a revolution… now is the time!
Willo’s upcoming book, Double Down on Your Genius: Own Your Gifts, Align Your Actions, and Flourish in Your Calling, will be released in 2019. To learn more about Willo, please visit WilloLovesYou.com
About YOUR Guide Dr. Karma
Dr. Karma Wangchuk is the owner of Vajra Guru Spiritual Travels, a registered travel agency in the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is known to satisfy visitors’ specific curiosities about his country, especially those related to the long standing traditions of Mahayana Vajrayana Buddhism found there.
At present, Karma also works as the lead trainer in the Tourism Council of Bhutan Guide Training Programs, teaching Buddhism, iconography and other disciplines to cultural guides. Dr. Karma Wangchuk is called “Doctor” because he has earned a PhD from University of Delhi in Buddhist Studies. He was a Gold Medalist in the M.A Buddhist Studies Program there; while studying there he was a monk for eight years.
He is a practitioner of the Nyingmapa and Kagyupa traditions of Mahayana & vajrayana Buddhism for many years. Vajra Guru Spiritual Travels has been established with the aim to serve and guide especially spiritual and Dharma seekers through theoretical and practical experiences while in the Kingdom of Bhutan.
“Dr. Karma has truly a golden heart and an incredibly deep and diverse knowledge about Buddhism and his country. We have travelled together, laughed, hiked, received blessings, witnessed sacred rituals and unforgettable spiritual experiences. I trust him fully and believe in his ability to provide a loving and supportive environment for each participant. Do not trust my words, EXPERIENCE IT YOURSELF.”
~ Yana Fry
This journey is all about YOU… and transcendence, self-love, adventures, mysticism, awakening, culture, friendships, conversations, people, places, possibilities and of course TRIBE.
While morning and evening activities are scheduled, nothing is set in stone and flow is our main intention. Together we are so much MORE. If you feel the calling to facilitate an activity or share your gift with all of us, step forward and we will offer you space and love.
The group is cozy and kept at a small, intimate number. Express your interest as soon as you feel the calling to ensure your place in this journey of a lifetime.
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