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SOUL AWAKENING RETREAT IN THE KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS

7-Day Spiritual Journey of Self-Discovery, Transformation and Tibetan Tantra

March 22-28, 2020

 

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SOUL AWAKENING RETREAT IN THE KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS

7-Day Spiritual Journey of Self-Discovery, Transformation and Tibetan Tantra

March 22-28, 2020

 

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Explore. Connect. Transcend.

Explore the cultural and festival wonders of Bhutan.

Connect to your Higher Self and Full Potential.

Transcend your everyday life into a Life-Changing Experience.

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Bhutan is one of the most mystical countries in the world. Its beauty and magic go beyond words. Everything and everyone are interconnected there and widely practiced harmonious way of living life will inspire you to be your best self every day of this journey.

These retreats attract highly international and well-travelled people from all over the world. Deep conversations, unforgettable experiences, and life changing lessons are all part of this journey.

This is a specially curated journey and it will be Yana’s 6th time leading a deeply transformational retreat in Bhutan. Each trip is unique and reflects the collective wisdom and intentions of the group. You will see everything that you are ready to see, experience everything that you are ready to experience and learn everything that you are ready to learn. Enjoy the incredible beauty of Bhutan, experience local culture, attend Buddhist monasteries, ceremonies & festivals, learn ancient Tibetan Tantric meditative practices and connect with your Higher Self on this Soul Awakening Retreat.

THIS TIME WE ARE INVITING MAXIMUM 12 PARTICIPANTS TO JOIN US – TO KEEP THE GROUP VERY INTIMATE. GROUPS ARE VERY INTERNATIONAL AND BY INVITATION ONLY. DO NOT MISS YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN! IT FILLS UP FAST!

What People Are Saying

Participants from previous retreats say that this trip is by far one of the most meaningful and life changing retreats they have ever experienced. People comment on how much they have discovered about themselves, how they found deep peace within their minds, how they reconnected to happiness, love and joy within their hearts. They talk about a great impact on their soul and profound shift in their understanding of life and themselves.

Bhutan teaches you what you are ready to learn at this exact moment of your life journey and gives you answers to existential questions that translate into a more fulfilled living, clearer purpose, healthier body, happier relationships, more peaceful mind and a stronger connection to your soul.

YOUR GUIDES ON THIS SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE 

Yana Adamanta Fry

Yana is a nature given spiritual guide, experienced group facilitator, soulful international speaker, mentor to change makers and role model to thought leaders. 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.

A desire to understand this world in its totality made Yana an adventurist and a passionate globetrotter and so since 21 years old she has been travelling 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-discovery 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 and purpose in this lifetime.

Yana has been on a spiritual journey her entire life. Having studied all over the world in various mystical schools in the last 10 years, she found her primary teacher in Bhutan, a country that she visited for the first time in 2016, immediately felt like being “home”, and has been bringing people on spiritual journeys to since then. For the last year, Yana has been undergoing an deep studying with Karma Lhatrul Dorji Rinpoche, a reincarnated Tibetan master from Nyingma School of Dzogchen Buddhism Tradition. Being immersed deeply into the nature of tantric teachings and playing a role of a “vehicle” between the monastic and mainstream worlds, Yana is following her heart calling and teaching highly successful people in the society how to access their Highest Potential in this lifetime by connecting to Soul Wisdom and living a life of Love, Service and Purpose.

Yana has been residing in Singapore since 2008, where she writes, creates and spends time with her husband in between her fully booked international schedule. Being energy in motion itself, in 2015 Yana has launched YanaTV, a highly popular online talkshow, where she has been interviewing heart-to-heart thoughts leaders, visionaries and change makers, and asking them to share their life stories from the depths of their souls. In 2018 she has opened in Singapore “Lakshmi House”, a conscious community space that has been offering spiritual practices and bringing best conscious teachers from all over the world to the community of truth seekers in Singapore. In 2019 Yana expanded to the Island of Gods, Bali, and launched there exclusive spiritual retreats for people who are ready to meet themselves on the deepest level and awaken their SOULS.

Yana teaches that Love, Truth and Illumination is a birth right for each Human Being. To learn more about Yana’s work, connect with her on Instagram at @yanafry.

Karma Lhatrul Dorji Rinpoche

Karma Lhatrul Rinpoche is a reincarnated Tibetan master, yogi, lineage holder, international teacher, and an award winning filmmaker, who is passionate about sharing spiritual messages of enlightenment with people worldwide in a modern, simple and deep way.

Rinpoche began his path of spiritual enlightenment at the age of three. As a toddler, he recalled his past life to his parents and has been taken to a monastery in Assam, Northeast India. Great Terton Kunzang Dechen Lingpa Rinpoche (Lama Terton) confirmed the truth behind the child’s stories and in 1987 adopted Karma as his “heart son”, teaching him for many years and eventually transmitting him the teachings of Padma Sangthik lineage from Dzogchen Padma Sangthik Tradition.

In 1993 Karma was sent to Jigaon Jungle for further education with 8 Maha yogis, including Kota Lama, who was his main script and art teacher. After training with them for three years, Karma’s guru (Kunzang Dechen Lingpa) gave him instructions to stay in the jungle and immerse into Vajrayana meditation practices. After being in a solo retreat for 6 years, his Guru Lama Terton joined him in 2003 in meditation practice and taught him advanced tantric yoga practices. Karma continued his yoga and meditation practice until February 2006. One day, he suddenly received a message from Lama Terton that his 9 year-long meditation practice was finally complete. Nine days later, guru Kunzang Dechen Lingpa passed away.

His guru had always taught Karma that one’s actions should always be of benefit to all living beings. To honor his teachings, Karma decided to start traveling and sharing his life experiences and the guru’s teachings with the people of the modern world. Karma’s passion is to transmit the knowledge of his lineage, passed on directly from late guru Kunzang Dechen Lingpa, in a way that is better understood from the perspective of a modern person who doesn’t come from a monastic background, yet is committed to the path of liberation and enlightenment.

For the last 12 years Karma Rinpoche has been travelling around the world and sharing his teachings with people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. Students say that his teachings are always “simple and very deep”, which makes him a highly effective yet approachable spiritual teacher, who comes from a solid monastic background and at the same time understands the dynamics of the modern world. Rinpoche translates ancient wisdom in an easy-to-understand way for modern people who are looking for life guidance in an ever-evolving society. To connect with Rinpoche, visit his official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/karmalhatruldorji/

What To Look Forward To

Pure Being-ness. A rare opportunity for YOU to spend seven days with YOURSELF. Looking deep inside of your soul, connecting with your ESSENCE.
Unforgettable trips to sites, festivals, monasteries along this sacred valleys and mountains – including a climb to one of the most special sites in the world – Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Special blessings, Buddhist chanting, and a uniquely tailored journey always sensitive to the needs of the group and the pulse of the land
Unparalleled post-trip manifestation, healing and awakening. Participants are talking for weeks, months and sometimes years about all the powerful changes in their lives.

Comfortable stay in carefully selected boutique hotels. Hospitality is one of the landmarks of Bhutan. You will be treated like royalty wherever you go.

Sacred Tibetan Tantra Teachings and practices lead by monks and lamas exclusively available for our group. It took Yana many years to build relationships with teachers in the Kingdom of Happiness, where practitioners are known for being very private and discreet in their meditation practices.

A distinct bond between the diverse international group and unforgettable camaraderie. People are flying from all over the world to participate in this retreat. Bonds that are made are often kept for many more years.
A once-in-a-lifetime fully immersed intentional experience, where you get a chance to discover the true YOU and create more happiness, love and fulfillment in your life.

Deeply transformational group experiences and individual guidance. All activities and practices and tailored to the group’s needs and no group is the same!

RETREAT PROGRAM AND ITINERARY

There will be morning and/or evening group practices each day, as well as daily individual guidance available upon request during the retreat. The program is created for each group specifically and depends on who are the participants, what are their goals/wishes and level of awareness.

Our groups are very diverse, international and democratic. We have had multimillionaires and students, stay at home moms and business owners, deeply spiritual and highly skeptical people often joining all at once. Group chemistry is always one of the greatest highlights of this trip and each group says that they are “the best group ever”!

The retreat program is flexible and is subject to change based on weather conditions, festival schedule, ceremonies timing, group wishes, etc.

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Day 1. ARRIVAL AT PARO AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO THIMPHU

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.

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 the centenary Sunday market and walk in the archery field to watch the archery match.

7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Welcome Circle facilitated by Yana Adamanta  Fry

(group introductions, intentions sharing and magic creation)

Duration of drive: 1hr Overnight: Thimphu
Elevation 2,320 m | Weather in Thimpu: Hi 22 Lo 13

Day 2. THIMPHU – THE NEW CAPITAL

 

7:00 – 8:00 am Morning session lead by Yana Adamanta Fry
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

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.

 7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm SESSION WITH KARMA LHATRUL DORJI RINPOCHE

 Overnight: Thimphu
Elevation 2,320 m | Weather in Thimpu: Hi 22 Lo 13

Day 3. PUNAKHA – THE ANCIENT CAPITAL

7:00 – 8:30 am SESSION WITH KARMA LHATRUL DORJI RINPOCHE

8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast

 Start early and head off to the beautiful Dochula Pass (3,050m), around 1 hour away from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range, forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.

 From Dochula pass, en route to Punakha, hike and visit the temple dedicated to the Divine Mad Monk – Drukpa Kuenley. The hike takes about an hour to the temple, and about 40 minutes back to our bus.

 In the evening we’ll visit a nunnery, witnessing devotional chanting by nuns.

 8:00-9:00 pm Dinner

9:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Session lead by Yana Adamanta Fry

 Overnight: Punakha

Elevation 1,300 m | Weather in Punakha: Hi 27 Lo 14

Day 4. PUNAKHA – PLACES OF POWER

7:00 – 8:00 am Morning session lead by Yana Adamanta Fry

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

 Day four begins with a short hike through rice fields, chilies and cabbage, to the Khamsum Yuley Namgyal Chorten, a monument dedicated to the King of Bhutan.

The next stop will be the magnificent Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of the Phochhu and Mochhu (male and female) rivers. This fortress is the winter residence of the monastic order’s head.

Rafting down the Mochhu River to the Punakha Dzong is an option available for those interested. 

 7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Session lead by Yana Adamanta Fry

 Overnight: Punakha
Elevation 1,300 m | Weather in Punakha: Hi 27 Lo 14

Day 5. RETURN TO THE PARO VALLEY

7:00 – 8:00 am Morning session lead by Yana Adamanta Fry

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

After breakfast, retrace the journey back to Paro and reach by lunch time. After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, a 17th century monument, which now houses the National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiques. It served as a watchtower during the Tibetan invasion and played a strategic role in Bhutan’s successful defenses.

Next, visit the Paro Dzong. This again as with all Dzongs, is the centre for civil and religious activities. The evenings are free to look around the small quaint town of Paro.

7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm SESSION WITH KARMA LHATRUL DORJI RINPOCHE AND YANA ADAMANTA FRY

Duration of drive: 3 hrs 30 min Overnight: Paro
Elevation 2,280 m | Weather in Paro: Hi 23 Lo 10

Day 6. TAKTSANG HIKE – THE TIGER’S NEST

7:00 – 8:00 am SESSION WITH KARMA LHATRUL DORJI RINPOCHE

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

After breakfast, will start our main hike to the mystical Taktsang monastery (Tigers nest). Taktsang is one of the most important pieces of architecture building in Bhutan. Taktsang monastery defies logic, gravity, and reason.

 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. Being one of the most revered Buddhist sites, thousands of pilgrims travel here each year from all over the World. It takes about 2 and half hours to get to the temple and about 2 hours to return down.

 There will also be free time to explore yourself down Town of Paro.

7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Integration Circle lead by Yana Adamanta Fry 

(Vision, Purpose and Commitments for Reintegration into the NEW LIFE)

Duration of hike: 5 hrs up and down | Difficulty: moderate to hard | Overnight: Paro
Elevation 2,280 m | Weather in Paro: Hi 23 Lo 10

Day 7. DEPARTURE

7:00 – 8:30 am SILENT SESSION WITH YANA ADAMANTA FRY

8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast

 You will have an opportunity to wander the streets of Paro, peruse the markets, purchase souvenirs, or find yourself in a spa to prepare for the flight home.  If you are leaving for Bangkok, you will be transferred around 14:00 to the airport.  And that will be your farewell of Soul Awakening Retreat in Bhutan… until the next one.

Flight Paro – Singapore 16:00 – 21:35

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CHARITY

A percentage of the profit will be donated to Tashi Choeling Nunnery and Sang Ngag Choikhor Derjyeling Monastery. Funds are needed to ensure long-term stable support of the activities of over 300 monks and nuns who are dependent on sponsorship for their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, books and material for the sacred arts.

Investment for this unique transformational experience in Bhutan

EARLY BIRD PACKAGES

(Full payment by February 15th)

Shared accommodation or couples

USD 3300 per person

Individual accommodation

USD 4100 per person

Registration Open Until Feb 15, 2020

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REGULAR PRICE PACKAGES

(Full payment by February 27th)

Shared accommodation or couples

USD 4100 per person

Individual accommodation

USD 4900 per person

Registration Open Until March 1, 2020

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

International bank transfer or via paypal/credit card which incurs an additional 4.5% fee

Bank Transfers: Non-refundable deposit of $1000 USD is required to confirm your booking.

Paypal/Credit Card: Entire payment needs to be processed at once.

PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES:

The 3-4 star Accommodations in Twin and Deluxe Rooms.
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 Unlimited Mineral Water
Tea and Snacks
All Transport within Bhutan (Coaster Bus)
Services of expert Bhutanese guides
Cultural Programs
Special entry fees
High Peak Travel Visa of $250 per day and surcharges

35% Government surcharge that goes towards free healthcare, education and social development

    PACKAGE PRICE EXCLUDES:

    Travel and Cancellation Insurance (all attendees MUST purchase insurance prior to arrival)
    Laundry, Telephone, mobile, fax and internet bills
    Tips for guide and driver ($100-$150 suggested)
     Beverages in Resorts
    Shopping and personal expenses

      Please email CONNECT@YANAFRY.COM to reserve your space on this retreat. Upon doing so, you will receive an email confirming a hold period for three days. To confirm your reservation, a NON-refundable deposit of $1000 USD is required to be paid immediately to secure your booking. Payment can be made via bank transfer or paypal.

      The FULL balance of the payment is due 30 days prior to the retreat start date. If your booking falls within 30 days, full payment will be due immediately. Payment details will be provided to you upon reservation (via bank transfer or Paypal.) Please note that Paypal and credit card payments incur a 4.5% charge.

      FLIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS

      Note that the only airline flying in and out of Bhutan is Drukair.  Flights from Bangkok, Thailand and Kathmandu, Nepal have daily arrivals. Other flights use Singapore, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sydney, Australia, and Kolkata, Bagdogra, and Gaya, India.

      For those coming from a different city other than Singapore, we will be able to help you arrange the flight from the other ports of entry into Bhutan.

      We highly suggest organizing your flight to Singapore or Bangkok, as they are by far the most convenient transit points of entry into Bhutan.

      This journey is all about YOU… and transcendence, self-discovery, 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 way of living. 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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      SOAR (Soul Awakening Retreats) are deeply transformational experiences that are offered worldwide. We create exclusive, intimate and life-changing journeys with the purpose of helping people to align their mind, body and spirit. Each retreat is themed and customized according to the destination and the uniqueness of the land and teachers we meet. We believe in doing our part and creating a world where all beings are happy and free.