A Sri Lankan Odyssey

A spiritual adventure of a
life-changing kind
12 to 23 February 2017



This is the only spiritual adventure we have planned for 2017. We’ve listed as much detail as possible in these few pages to help you understand what these journeys are all about. It’s important that you go through all the pages and details thoroughly before signing up. These pilgrimages are special and are carefully created to help people have life-changing experiences. They must be embarked upon in the right frame of mind and with the right intention.

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Supporting Team
Robin Buck

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Robin will teach yoga asana classes almost every day on our spiritual adventure. She has taught yoga asana on 2 of the past 3 spiritual adventures she has been with Dandapani. She is the owner and Director of Jane’s House of Well-Being, a registered Yoga School in Saint Charles, Missouri. For the past 20 years Robin has dedicated herself to living the tradition of yoga, teaching and training teachers. E-RYT 500.

Jasmine Astra-elle Grace

jasmine grace - A Sri Lankan Odyssey - DetailsJasmine is the coordinator of our spiritual adventure. She has taught and coordinated on 2 of the past 3 spiritual adventures she has been with Dandapani. She is a yogi, teacher, wife, mother, and the CEO and co-owner of Yoga on High. For over 20 years Jasmine has been interested in yoga, wellness, and the healing arts. She is knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic – advocating that a healthy lifestyle is a way to discover balance, healing and awakening in our body, mind and spirit. E-RYT 200, RYT 500.

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Our Accommodation

We’ve picked the best possible and most suited accommodation in the places that we are visiting. Most hotels range from 3-star to 4-star properties and have been picked to best support the itinerary and experiences we have planned.

At this point we only have double occupancy rooms (no single occupancy rooms available).

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Things you should know...

* All participants must begin and end the journey with the group on the start and end dates & times. This is non-negotiable.

* We observe a strict vegetarian diet (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on the journey which is ordered by the trip coordinator.

* Cancellation terms and conditions are outlined in the application form and are strictly adhered to. We encourage purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment.

* If you are traveling alone we will assign a roommate of the same gender to you. Only double occupancy accommodation is available on the trip.

* If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@dandapani.org

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What happens after I apply?

Once your application (along with deposit payment) has been submitted, your application will be reviewed. If approved you will be emailed a username and password along with a link that will allow you to access our participant information portal. Here you will have access to all kinds of information to help you prepare for the journey. 

Will there be meditation classes?

Yes, Dandapani will teach classes on meditation and also lead guided meditation sessions. No experience is needed to participate in the classes. Only a desire to learn how to meditate.

Will there be yoga classes?

 Yes, we will have yoga asana classes almost every day. The classes cater to students of all levels. If you have never done yoga before don’t worry. You’ll find our teachers approach gentle and welcoming.

I’m not a Hindu. Is it ok for me to attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend. But it is important for you to know that all the teachings are based on Hindu philosophy. You will also be participating and experiencing traditional Hindu ceremonies and rituals at the many temples and ashrams we will be visiting. This will also require you to dress in traditional Hindu (Indian) attire.

What fitness level will I need to be in to participate in this journey?

This spiritual adventure requires participants to have an average level of fitness. There will be long days of travel (up to 12 hours), long hikes and walks, sitting for 2-3 hours at temple ceremonies and classes, and more. 

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