Details. HeartSongs in the Himalayas – 2018
- AddressLadakh, Likir, India
New Format!We’re so happy with our retreat location that we are now offering another 2 week retreat in 2018 .. An immersion into sacred chanting and then magic of Himalayas.
Heart Songs in the Himalayas is a retreat held in the incredible and sacred Himalayas of Ladakh, in northern India. This retreat will be the fourth time that we, as an intentional group supported in Heartsong by Kevin James Carroll, will share our time with each other connecting through music, chant and heart-centred practices in the Himalayas. Building on the amazing experiences we have had with the previous retreats, we have refined yet again the formula to create an incredible and potent life energizing retreat drawing on the power of voice, mantra, vibration, heartsong, dance, yoga, meditation and nature. The retreat is held at the safe and comfortable No Mind Retreat in Likir, a semi-secluded peaceful location approximately 1 hour drive from the airport in Leh.
The ProgramThere will be time and space for inward inquiry with daily practices of yoga, meditation, music and dance, as well as our regular practice of deepening into the heart space with chanting, toning and voice led skillfully by Kevin James. Outwardly, we will explore some of the special locations right on our doorstep, including the local stream with our secret picnic spot, walks though the old village, silent meditative walks to the old monastery on the hilltop nearby, where we can also chant in the ancient Tantric temple. We will include a day trip to a nearby village with sacred caves, lush gardens with flowing streams, abundant apricot trees and nurturing nature to relax in. As a retreat based journey, we have the opportunity to enjoy yoga, meditation, dance, nature walks, daily heartsong, voice training and chanting practice. We will facilitate group activities to assist the process of connecting and merging as a group, so that our time spent together is light hearted, fun and joyful as well as deep and meaningful. Kevin will share his gift of music and voice, guiding us through chanting each day into ever deepen heart space. This both enhances our connection as a group, and also our connection to the incredible environment through which we will be traveling. Bring an open mind and a flexible attitude, and be amazed at what unfolds! 🙂
The Location – No Mind Retreat Space LikirWe are very happy to be returning to the No Mind Retreat Space in Likir village, just one hour west of Leh in the Indus River valley of Ladakh. It’s a very special place for us as we have held a number of retreats here, as well as based several journeys from here over the years. We are now proud to be working with the new management to create a purpose built retreat space environment that is totally conducive to our kind of travel experience.
More about Daily Chanting
Kevin will guide us daily in an exploration of the profoundly transforming energy of chanting.
We begin our day with Kevin sharing what he simply calls his “Morning practice” which involves a deep journey into the Aum & toning sacred sounds as he shares his profound insight into the nature of sound and the connections it has to every part of our lives.
You will be supported to open up to an effortless way of singing in your natural voice with emotion and feeling (the essence of Bhakti) and Kevin will explain how this has a direct connection to your true authentic self.
In the daily chanting sessions, we explore some of the blissful trance states that come from certain mantras with the possibility to learn some some of the more difficult mantras he doesn’t normally share in the circles. Also there will be the element of co-creation where Kevin will do his best to accommodate the desires of the group including some ‘one on one’ help if needed.
“The benefits from chanting are clearly evident in just one 2 hour session. What I love about these retreats is that I get a chance to share the experience of what it’s like to be chanting every day and how this can have a profound effect on your state of being and health but even much more than that, it can change your reality, where it’s almost like we enter another dimension of harmony and grace. This is really the essence of what I intend to share at these retreats.” ~ Kevin
Morning Practice Toning work. Toning singing through the Chakras.
This will improve and open your voice, clear emotional blockages and give your energy centers a clean up and charge up with the power of your own voice. Send a message of harmony to every cell of your body. Feel the deep meditation of toning the sounds of your own true nature as it aligns your being and gives you a clear aura of peace and healing.