Join Ingela Abbott

for a

Yoga  Hiking  Biking

Bhutan  Adventure 

9 Days/8 Nights   Nov 3 – 11, 2018

Welcome

To an experience of a lifetime to the Land of the Thunder Dragon!

Join us for 8 days to hike up to 10,000 ft temples, bike along quaint country roads, do yoga in peaceful settings and meet the happiest people in the world.

More information coming soon!

Fees:

Pay Deposit $500
(Refundable until May 1st)

Early Registration 

$3500
Due May 1st

 Early Registration

$3000 

Minus Deposit 

 Full Amount $3700
Due September 1st

 

 

Refund Policy:

Your deposit is refundable until May 1st.  After May 1st refunds are available minus the $500 deposit.

No refunds will be given after Sept 1st unless your space can be filled from a waiting list minus the $500 deposit.

At this point our Yoga Hiking Biking Bhutan Adventure 2018  is full, but we would love to include you on the waiting list. No deposit required to be on the waiting list. Please email your request: doyoga@yoganorthwest.com

Here is a little insight into

Bhutan and it’s culture.

Bhutan is a small country embedded between Tibet to the north and India to the South and is 200 miles long and 100 miles wide with less than 1 million people. The country is divided into many high mountain passes and fertile valleys and for hundreds of years it was also divided into many different kingdoms. In 1900 Bhutan became one united kingdom and in 1960 they finally opened the doors for visitors to enter the country. Bhutan became a democracy in 2008, with a constitution that strongly promotes preserving their environment, tradition and culture, while also opening the doors for new technology and developments. Their motto is “To Modernize, but not to Westernize”. The constitution also requires the measurement of the country’s progress in the “Gross National Happiness Index”, with the Bhutanese people currently being some of the happiest in the world

Traveling in Bhutan is relatively expensive compared to other Asian countries, as their government has issued a minimum spending fee for tourists entering the country, to limit the number of visitors, while at the same time using the tourist funds to help finance their free education, free healthcare and other social programs.

Bhutan is mainly a Buddhist county. The constitution prohibits any killing of animals and fish, and also 65% of its forest and natural habitats are to be persevered. (There is a little hypocrisy though…. The Bhutanese people do eat fish and meat… but they are imported!!)

The whole country of Bhutan is filled with thousands of monasteries, prayer flags, and devoted people following Buddha’s teachings of genuine care and loving kindness, to all beings, animals and nature. From the moment I stepped off the plane into Bhutan last year, I fell in love with everything I saw and experienced; the beauty, the mountains, the fun and spirited people, the ornate and artistically decorated houses, the clean villages, the monasteries  filled with chanting monks and prayer flags blowing peace  all across the countryside.

During our time in Bhutan, we will stay in 4 different 3 or 4 star hotels, some even with separate yoga studios! We will also stay 1 night in a traditional farm house in the secluded Ha-Valley. All meals are included. On most days, we will have invigorating yoga in the morning and relaxing yoga in the afternoon.  Included in our trip are also a minivan and driver, new mountain bikes, bike trailer, and our own bike mechanic. The best of all are our two fantastic, fun and knowledgeable guides, Druksel and Bhakta, who are passionate about their country and eager to share lots of history, stories and insights into the Buddhist culture and traditions.   

I am really excited and looking forward to guiding our first “Yoga Hiking Biking Bhutan Adventure” next November, 2018 and hope you can join us!   Love, Ingela

Prerequisites

Everybody is welcome to join our Yoga Hiking Biking Bhutan Adventure who has a minimum of 6 months of yoga experience without injuries, and can bike and hike comfortably for 3-4 hours. You can also choose to not bike, hike, or do yoga some days and just relax at the hotel, or in our support van. Spouses are also welcome to join us and participation in the yoga classes are totally optional.

Your Yoga Instructor

Ingela Abbott is a senior Iyengar Yoga instructor, has studied yoga for 46 years and taught for 37. She is the owner of Yoga Northwest and has many times been to Pune, India to study with late master Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son and daughter. Ingela has guided several yoga adventure trips to Panama, Vietnam, Bali and Sweden. She is now excited to share with you her passion for Traveling, Hiking, Biking and Yoga to Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, and one of the happiest countries in the world.

Upon registration we will send you a complete list of what to bring and more detailed travel infos.