August 16, 2012
Led by internationally-recognized Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Gong Master Healer Harijiwan, the Spa + Kundalini Meditation & Gong Healing Retreat will be held October 4-11th at AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The Retreat combines guided Kundalini Yoga Meditation, healing sounds of the gong, Mayan Spa treatments, special activities, a menu of gourmet spa cuisine, and more. A percentage of profits from the retreat will be donated to charities in the community.
With over 30 years of experience in the science of Kundalini yoga, Harijiwan incorporates a vast knowledge of various methodologies and training into his practice. A series of classes will focus on balancing the five elements —Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, allowing one to enter new realms of health, vitality and consistent contentment. Guided deep meditation, Pranayama and chanting, and contemplative strolls with Harijiwan will also be conducted daily.
A selection of Mayan Spa treatments at the resort’s world-class spa and the healing powers of the Gong will fuse the elemental natural forces with the currents in one’s mind to create a new experience of harmonious well-being. Participants will experience daily healing spa treatments inspired by the destination’s Mayan traditions, including a Cocoa Ritual, Vela Fish Therapy, Shawl Experience, Coffee Ritual, Purifying Vanilla Facial, and more. In suite bath rituals, a Mayan Massage on the guest’s private terrace, and unlimited access to the revolutionary Water Journey, with clay room, ice room, plunge lagoon, and lounge area, are also part of the Retreat. Accommodations during the Retreat will be in one of the resort’s 1,100 sq ft Zen Grand Spa Suite, with a private terrace and plunge pool, interior Jacuzzi, tranquil sitting area tropical garden view, and other spa amenities. A la carte gourmet dining at Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s AAA Four Diamond rated restaurants is available, in addition to pool beach-side dining, 24-hour in-suite service, and a culinary tour through the five internationally acclaimed gourmet restaurants.
Available for students of all levels the seven-night Spa + Kundalini Meditation & Gong Healing Retreat at Grand Velas Riviera Maya starts at $6,812 per person in double occupancy and $8,737 in single occupancy (October 4 -11, 2012). All-inclusive rates include luxury spa suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, nightly entertainment, taxes, gratuity and more. For more information or reservations, please call Velas Resorts at 1-877-418-3067 in the U.S. or Canada, email spa(at)velasresorts(dot)com or visit http://www.velasresorts.com
The Kundalini Meditation & Gong Retreat is part of a series of week-long Personal Experience Retreats at Velas Resorts, with world-class destination spas in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, and Riviera Nayarit, in 2012. Others include an AfroCaribe Retreat that combines sacred Music & Dance and Tao Spa healing treatments led by Kimberly Miguel Mullen at Casa Velas and a Spa + Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat at both Grand Velas Resorts led by Mas Vidal, an internationally recognized Ayurveda Practitioner.
Today, and throughout his years as a teacher and healer, Harijiwan remains committed to expanding his knowledge and experience to provide his students and clients with the most progressive, effective, self-empowering approaches that increase over-all joy and wholeness within the context of every day experiences. With over 30 years of experience in the science of Kundalini yoga, Harijiwan is available for consulting, face reading, meditation and yoga, hypnosis, gong intensives and workshops for personal transformation and increased projection of intention. He incorporates a vast knowledge of various methodologies and training into his practice, working with both corporate and private clients to assist in relationship, financial, personal and spiritual development. His insight and application of this technology is unique offering the participant a chance to fully benefit from the multiple aspects of the ancient, yet timely teachings.
About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
Recently featured in Forbes’ roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances-- premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the region’s largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named “Best Spa" in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.
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