THE SACRED LAND OF JAGANNATHA PURI (INDIA) IS CALLING YOU!

“One of India's most popular pilgrimage sites and seaside resorts,
Jagannatha Puri is located in Orissa, three hundred miles
south of Kolkata on the eastern coast.
This is the transcendental landscape where great saints
and sages of the bhakti yoga lineage lived and taught.
Why go there? Because sages have a way of opening you up
by reflecting your own bliss."

Voyage to the land of adventure, discovery and wonder; Jagannatha Puri, India. This sweet land of love will pacify your busy mind, nourish your hungry heart, and celebrate your soul. Upon arrival, stress melts away. Have a coconut, breath in your surroundings, and get ready for the journey of a lifetime.

There’s no hello or goodbye, only the sweet chanting of Jaya Jagannatha! We are not tourists here. We live in beautiful temples on the Indian Ocean and eat blessed vegetarian food with our community of new friends.

Everyone here is experienced as a special personality – the singing birds, the tender green creepers, the ancient trees, the insects, cows, and especially the people. We walk, sing, dance, eat, shop and laugh amidst an eternal landscape of divine uncovered beauty. Dive deep into the wellspring of wisdom found in the Bhakti Yoga tradition.



“This was in its truest form a yoga journey through the timeless land of India. It's difficult to describe the transformational power of this retreat.”


testimonials-india JENNIFER MERCIER
Elephant Awakening Yoga

Jaishree having ventured here many times held the space for us to learn and absorb on our own individual levels. She was always there to answer questions, but really the journey was ours to have. The benefit of having "mama bear" there was a comforting necessity and a loving reminder that we have support in our spiritual quest. We never have to go it alone! In the practice of Bhakti Yoga it is all about association, and elevated association is what you will receive on this journey. I'll see you next year as I already look forward to my return journey with Jaishree in 2015.”


testi-ashley ASHLEY
Happy yoga student

As a college student, Jaishree’s honest and playful approach to yoga captivated an otherwise occasional yogi at best. Through her practice I learned to be gentle with myself as well as the importance of being fully present in my daily life. Recently, I began new career in a new industry. When my company was considering beginning a monthly yoga class, I knew just the person to call. I knew Jaishree’s grounded and loving spirit would compliment a start-up company’s hyper-driven and usually harried office environment. She delivered. My continued work with her through recent years has inspired me to join her retreat to Costa Rica in February 2014. I am eager to see how she will blend the raw beauty of the jungle and its coastline with the beauty of every retreat member. A true blessing of Jaishree is her ability to connect with her students, understand what it is they need and encourage them give it to themselves.


testi-maggie Maggie Fiorella-Winter
Teacher & Owner Green Tea Yoga

Jaishree’s yoga retreat to India was the trip of a lifetime to open your heart and your mind! It’s about learning to let go of all expectation of this material world as you journey deeper into your true self. This trip will test the limits by allowing the raw parts of your being to rise to the surface. Connecting with these parts of you transforms you as you realize it’s okay to be human! You shed your shell and learn to love you for you, all of you. Jaishree is a tiger! She will guide you into the depths of India, sharing the deeper meaning of life. Jaishree is an amazing soul and mother to all. She was patient and centered throughout the whole journey. Her humor and lightness kept the fun in the trip. Jaishree is a well-known teacher in our yoga community and she is extremely knowledgeable and influential in her teaching. Thank you, Jaishree, for this amazing opportunity. I will forever be changed! And to Jaishree, Liliya, Jane, Vito, Victoria, Deb, and Christine – you will forever be my brother and sisters.


testi-tamra Tamra Geryk
Marketing Manager at New Chapter and Director at SheJumps.org

Sending much, much love… I have india on my mind and in my heart — what an amazing trip! My life and heart are forever changed and I am so grateful for that.

This has honestly been the best and most challenging year of my life. I write this with tears in my eyes, my heart is so full of joy and gratitude for you all and for our experience together last fall. I can remember every moment like it’s the present moment, and my memories continue to fill my heart, and the honesty of everything “India” never lets me down. Oddly enough, at times India seemed, to the mind, to be very uncomfortable, but to my soul it felt like home. I love you all, and have never EVER met such amazing women. Jaishree, thank you for bringing us all together and for giving us a taste of Bhakti – and thank you Sue, Buffy, Julie and Kate, for living honestly, and for being supportive, loving and for the laughter you brought on that trip, …it still echoes inside me.



“Every moment in Puri is
purifying for the soul."





JAGANNATHA PURI IS THE LAND OF LOVE.



Visit sacred sites and temples, listen to pastimes, bathe in holy rivers, honor blessed meals, enjoy classes of philosophy and vinyasa yoga, associate with elevated devotees, and surrender to the irresistible current of love flowing through India herself. Once you've got wanderlust in your blood, you've got it for life. Steep yourself in the eternal loving practice of Soul Culture Yoga.

Dive deep into the wellspring of wisdom found in the Bhakti Yoga tradition.


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Surrender to the irresistible current of love
flowing through India Herself.



One of India's most popular pilgrimage sites and seaside resorts, Jagannatha Puri
is located in Orissa, three hundred miles south of Kolkata on the eastern coast.
This is the transcendental landscape where great saints
and sages of the bhakti yoga lineage lived and taught.

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testi-clarence CLARENCE KALANIDHI DOW-SPIELMAN
Retreat Co-Leader,
Soul Culture Yoga Teacher

“Every breath feels like a prayer. Every moment feels like a meditation. Every footstep feels like a movement towards your true self. ”


AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER






THIS IS WHAT OUR SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE

  • 5am Morning Arti + Kirtan
  • 6am Parikram (Temple Sojourn)
  • 10am Rest + Soul Mapping
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1 - 5pm Shop + Swim + Nap
  • 6pm Bhakti Yoga Class
  • 7pm Evening Arti + Kirtan
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9pm Sweet Dreams


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Deborah 'Jaishree' Dow-Spielman.

Jaishree (Deborah Dow-Spielman) is the creator and lead teacher of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Soul Culture Yoga School, Soul Mapping Yoga™, and the author of Discover Your Bliss. Her mission is to nourish the awakening of your soul’s passion and her most precious offering is this Journey to the Heart of Yoga in India. Her heart is always in Mother India and she loves leading new friends there to experience the sweet blessing of bhakti yoga.