Ashley Nunn began studying ayurveda when she was 25 years old, in a quest to alleviate chronic health issues. Some years later, this path led her to begin meditating in 1999. Shortly thereafter, inspired by the life of the Buddha, Ashley travelled to India to see the sacred sites. While in India, Ashley travelled through cities and countrysides, including to Bodh Gaya, Rajastahn and the Himalayas. She also attended the 2001 Khumba Mela in Allahabad, the largest spiritual gathering to have occurred in the world, thus far. She was profoundly affected by her time in India and, after
settling into the culture, was struck by the warmth and kindness of the Indian people as well as the raw beauty and diversity of the country. Upon her return and moved by her experiences in India to make an impact on those in need, Ashley enrolled in graduate school to become a children's and family therapist. She also began avidly practicing yoga with Larry Schultz in San Francisco at that time. In 2004, she graduated with her masters degree and received her yoga teacher training from Larry. She went on to teach yoga and meditation in hospitals, treatment facilities, and in studios to people of all ages.
Ashley met her Indian 'brother' Brahmin priest Partha-ji under auspicious and destined circumstances and together they have created this once in a lifetime sacred journey.
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Partha Paitandi is a brahmin priest who lives in West Bengal, India. He was born and brought up in a Hindu Brahmin (priest) family in Bakreswar. The Brahmin people are a prominent community spread across the whole of India. The Brahmin are the highest of the four Hindu castes, made up of priests and scholars of Vedic literature. Their traditional occupation is to concern themselves with the spiritual guidance of the people, and to conduct rites at marriages, births, deaths and other auspicious occasions. He works at the Bakreswar Shakti Temple as a main priest. He can also perform all types of Hindu rituals including fire puja. He loves to share the culture, heritage, history and spirituality of India. Partha is a self-motivated person having profound knowledge about culture and philosophy. He fluently speaks English and other local regional languages. He has organised small group tours all over India for the past 10 years.
Partha has consistently serviced various renowned travel companies, as well as been a freelance tour guide and interpreter. He has traveled to many parts of India including North India; Gangotri, Jhansi, Varanasi, Allahabad and Mathura, East India; Orissa and Kamakhya in Assam, South India; Kerala and Tamil Nadu, West India; Jaipur and Udaipur. Partha has also experienced theKumbha Mela, which is the biggest congregation of Sadhus (Hindu Saints) and occurs after every 12 years.
Registration fees and deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.
Dates: March 5-15, 2018
*$100 off if $500 deposit paid by Sept 1, 2017
Early Bird: $1950**
**PIF by 10/1/2017
-all domestic travel (plane, train, car, rickshaw)
- daily yoga, meditation & ceremonies
-meetings with spiritual gurus
-entry to temples and hot springs
-personal in depth vedic astrology reading and consultation
-daily lectures and teachings on The Vedas
-personal blessings and mantras
-private native folk dance party
-private boat on the Ganges in Veranasi where we will perform puja (cermeonies) on this most sacred river
-all taxes & government fees
-flight from US to Calcutta
& departure New Delhi to US
-some sites ask for photography fees if you'd like to take pictures