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2020 8-Limbs Of Yoga Retreat: Discover India With Heart By Global Family Travels

May 13, 2020

| $2,950

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Discover India With Heart On Global Family Travels 8-Limbs Of Yoga Retreat - Global Family Travels

Join Global Family Travels’ Founder, Jennifer Spatz, with Ashish Arora and Tina Templeman, two of Seattle’s top yoga instructors, on our yoga retreat to North India in the Spring of 2020 with a focus on the 8 Limbs of Yoga  and its path to self-awareness and purpose. India is the epicenter of many of the world’s religions: Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism all call India their birthplace.  The intermingling of the country’s diverse cultures and religions formulates its unique and charming soul.

In this land of diversity, Tina and Ashish will guide you through the Yoga Sutra’s eightfold path, called ashtanga, (eight limbs), that helps us acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature, as we take you on a journey to India’s holy places, featuring beautiful temples, monasteries, ashrams and historical monuments and making deep connections to the peoples in the different communities we engage with.  As we awaken and nurture our inner divinity, we will also expand our global family through service opportunities with several non-profit partners we support in Ladakh, Rishikesh, and Dehradun, focusing on quality education, preserving culture and women’s empowerment.

Global Family Travels is honored to be a mentor and pioneer with the Transformational Travel Council (TTC), and our 8-Limbs of Yoga Retreat is the first of many TTC Trips that encourages travelers to use a journey as a chance to grow, learn, and transform their live.  On this trip, we will also travel with HEART, which means to be: HumbleEngagedAwakeResilient, and Thankful for to the opportunity to travel. 

Through intensity and humility of travel through various parts of India, we learn to express our divine nature and live with the true freedom in the present with deep gratitude.  


JENNIFER SPATZJennifer Spatz – Trip Leader

Jennifer Spatz is Founder and CEO of Global Family Travels  & Co-founder of Impact Travel Alliance for Greater Seattle.
Jennifer created  Global Family Travels (GFT) with the mission to Learn, Serve and Immerse, using travel as a means to build cultural bridges and to foster global citizens. Growing up in several countries, Jennifer experienced the bonding power of travel with her family, and by authentically connected with the locals, learned that despite our differences, we are all the same in our hearts and minds. The experiences inspired her to offer community-based travel experiences, and partner with local non-profit organizations to create service-learning tours for families.

It was Global Family Travels’ first official trip in 2010 to the stunningly beautiful region of North India called Ladakh that transformed Jennifer’s life. The journey entailed a village clean-up with students from the Siddhartha School, founded by Khensur Rinpoche, an educator and Buddhist monk and a lifelong friend of the Dalai Lama. At the end of this trip, Jennifer knew she had found her calling and the Universe supported it, allowing her to use her Sacred Gifts to develop transformational travel experiences filled with immersive activities.
Today, Jennifer is passionate about creating educational & transformational travel programs in support of many United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including education, access to clean water, conservation, gender equality, and preservation of local cultures.



Tina Templeman – Yoga Instructor

Tina is one of Seattle’s top yoga instructors, a 2011 Lululemon Ambassador, certified 500 hours, and Baptiste Yoga instructor. Her  knowledge of anatomy and physiology, her extensive yoga training, combined with her own lived experience of yoga’s power to heal and transform, help make her a powerful and evolving teacher.
Tina encourages her students to pay close attention to poses that most resonate with them because she believes such inquiry will help them discover the best teacher of all- themselves.
Learn more about this amazing yoga instructor here: https://www.tinatempleman.com/.


Ashish Arora – Yoga Instructor

Ashish grew up in New Delhi, India where he briefly practiced yoga in Elementary school and learned Sanskrit in Middle and High school.  After spending 16 years of working as an engineer in the computer and video game industry, he is now devoted to practicing/teaching yoga and to travel. He loves to practice different styles of yoga taking 8-10 classes/week while teaching 12-15 classes/week at some of Seattle’s top studios.
Ashish teaches with a smile and brings his fun personality to his teaching, just like his own practice. Ashish strongly believes that happiness cannot be achieved by just tying it to big goals, but it comes from finding something in the current moment to be happy and to smile about it. Those moments then go on to make your entire life.



Highlights Include

Yoga daily with Tina and Ashish, incorporating ashtanga (8-Limb) principles as we travel

Learn spiritual practices from Buddhist monks, nuns and Hindu Gurus and yogis

We will expand our family circle through service opportunities with several non-profit partners  in Ladakh and Dehradun which focus on providing quality education and women’s empowerment.


May 13th – 25th, 2020


Starting at $2,950


May 13, 2020
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