Navaratri, Yoga, Meditation & Shakti
We are incredibly fortunate that we will be in India during Navaratri, one of the biggest, and longest festivals that's celebrated throughout India! Navaratri literally means, “nine nights,”. This festival, which has been observed for centuries, honors the Devi, (great goddess, divine mother, luminous Shakti). Shakti takes many forms and each day of the festival is focused on one of her qualities. According to legends, the occasion marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura, the victory of good over evil.
In addition to our time traveling, visiting temples and taking in the crowded streets, holy ceremonies, vibrant colors, flavorful food, and unique gifts of this magnificent country, we will also spend time exploring the goddess myths and how they are relevant to us in our lives. Using meditation, chanting, yoga and powerful women’s practices, we will tap into the magic of India to awaken and embody the Shakti within us.
Where are we going?
Day 1, Sept 28: Arrive Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Centuries-old religious traditions infuse every detail in this part of India. A journey through its colorful layers of history reveal an India unlike any other.