A unique six-day JOURNEY into the HEART
As the Age of Aquarius shifts the vibrational frequency of the planet towards that of the heart centre, we each have a choice: stick to the old patterns and values of the Piscean Age, or join together in the creation of a new world with a foundation of love and compassion by synchronising with the frequency of the heart and making its energy the basis of our consciousness.
Join Charanpal for this special kundalini yoga and meditation retreat in Luxor, the most sacred location of Ancient Egypt – a place where the heart was considered to be the seat of the mind and soul and the measure of a person’s virtue. The programme will include kundalini yoga and meditation together with teaching, discussion and experiential learning. There will also be plenty of time and opportunity to visit some of the most significant landmarks of the Ancient World. No previous experience in kundalini yoga, meditation or any other spiritual practice is required. If you are interested in knowing more about your relationship with the universe, this is the place for you.
Our base in Luxor is on the west bank of the Nile, a short distance from the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, and away from the crowds and noise of the city on the eastern bank. The hotel has a swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests, and several covered areas offer shade at all times of day. The Soul Explorer programme will take place in the grounds of the hotel.
Accommodation is simple, clean and comfortable. Single-occupancy, shared double-bed and shared twin-bed rooms are offered, all with ensuite toilet and shower. Full board is provided, and vegetarian, vegan and most other dietary requirements can be catered for (advance notification required). A small bottle of water is provided with each meal; other drinks can be purchased at the hotel.
– Six-day Journey to the Heart retreat programme
– Room and full board
– Airport transfers
– Use of hotel swimming pool and yoga mats
– An evening of entertainment featuring Sufi dancers
– A boat trip on the Nile
– Flights to and from Luxor (see recommended flights below)
– Entry visa to Egypt (approx £20, available at the airport on arrival)
– Innoculations (see https://travelhealthpro.org.uk)
– Insurance (we strongly advise that you purchase suitable cover)
– Tea, coffee, water and other drinks
– Sightseeing trips (see below for details)
The most convenient option from London is a direct Egyptair flight:
Outbound: 8 October 2018 Depart Heathrow 17:10, arrive Luxor 23:30
Return: 15 October 2018 Depart Luxor 10:00, arrive Heathrow 14:50
Flying indirect via Cairo, however, is also worth considering as it can cost as little as half the price of the direct flight.
There will be lots of time and opportunity for you to explore the many sights and experiences Luxor offers independently if you wish to do so. We will also be organising several outings ourselves, which will include trips to Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. The cost is likely to be around £20 per outing.
The weather in Luxor in October is hot, dry and sunny, with an expected high temperature of 33°C and low of 17°C. You will need sun block, especially around midday, and should drink plenty of water.
There are many places to exchange money in Luxor, including at the hotel, which offers a good rate. The exchange rate is presently around 20 to 24 Egyptian pounds to the UK pound.
If you’re travelling alone but want to share a room, go ahead and book a place in a shared twin-bed room and we’ll match you with a suitable room mate.