Within just over a month of posting the news about this wonderful retreat, all the open spots are full!  However, please let Lola know if you are interested in the trip and she will wait-list you in the event a spot opens up.  India, here we come!  lola@YogaLola.com.  And check us out at www.yogalola.com.  We have lots of great things going on!

Lola took this picture on the drive into Rishikesh in 2014.  Wow, what an imposing figure! This statute of Shiva, who is credited with being the Adi Yogi, or first yogi, towers high in the air.  Pretty impressive, wouldn't you say?

Your Retreat Teachers and The Teachings

This international yoga and Ayurveda retreat encompasses many things ... including daily yoga, meditation, chanting, and dancing, and an introduction to Ayurveda.  Your retreat leaders are Lola Scarborough and Kevin Post, and you will meet us below.   Both of us have been to India before, and we love it so much, we have organized a trip to take you there and share it with you!

Days 1-4 are all about moving the magic elixir that lives in our spine called Kundalini and in gaining a basic understanding of true Tantra.  We'll discuss many topics related to this process, as well as doing yoga asana and meditation that get everything moving.  Through these teachings and our yoga practices, we'll experience how getting our inherent Shiva and Shakti to dance with each other vitalizes our lives!  Our lectures and discussions related to Tantra will open our eyes to what Tantra is and is not, and it's history and origin.  (BTW ... The tantra portion is lecture and education and purely intellectual in nature -- no hanky-panky included!) 

Days 5-7 are all about getting acquainted with Ayurveda, the OLDEST surviving system of healthcare in the world.  We'll enjoy two wonderful lectures about Ayurveda from an Ayurvedic practitioner, and learn how this system has worked its magic for over 2,500 years.  We'll take a guided herb garden tour where we'll locate and identify some of the many different herbs used in Ayurveda.  And, we'll all get together to cook a meal based on the principles and herbs of Ayurveda.  Yum! There are also two Ayurveda massages included in this retreat, helping you relax, restore, and refresh.

Download the complete retreat schedule here!

Meet Lola and Kevin, partners in marriage and yoga, and the founders and owners of Yoga Lola Studios in Texas.  We are your retreat leaders and organizers for this trip.  Our expertise and specialty areas include mysticism, Kundalini movement and expression, subtle energy expansion through meditation and pranayama, and the use of music, dance, and chant for transformation.

Lola is a registered E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and has practiced Kundalini Yoga for over 18 years and has been teaching it for 11, as well as teaching fitness routines using yoga asana.  She has extensive expertise in Kundalini's yogic technology. Lola is an energy healer and life counselor with a strong background in herbs and healing with foods and lifestyle changes. She has a strong business and writing background and a Bachelors in Political Science.

Kevin is a registered E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and has practiced Kundalini Yoga for 10 years, along with developing a specialized Hatha sequence used at Yoga Lola Studios for optimum fitness. He has been teaching Kundalini and Hatha for 6 years.  Kevin has a Bachelors in Theology and a Masters Degree in Aerospace and brings a deep knowledge of religion and astronomy.  Kevin has a strong background in business and outer space.

Our website:  www.yogalola.com

Meet Deepak Prajapati, owner and founder of Yoga Sutra International.  Deepak has taught yoga in India and in China for the last 9 years, and has had extensive training in the Shiva-Shakti Tantric Tradition.  Deepak will lead us in exciting discussions and yogic practices that help us connect and merge the masculine and feminine inside of ourselves. 

In addition to Tantra Yoga, Deepak teaches Iyenger Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalani Yoga, body purification, Pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas & Meditation.  Deepak manages two international yoga studios in China, and has a Bachelors in Yoga & Holistic Health from the Garhwal University of India.

Deepak's site: www.rishikeshyogasutra.com   

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As well as enjoying yogic teachings from Deepak, there are Ayurveda practitioners and experts guiding our experiences in this area.  We are taught introductoryAyurveda theory and practices, herbs, bodywork, and cooking through the talented Ayurveda staff at Hotel Yog Vashishth, our home place during our stay in Rishikesh.