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Transformational Retreat to India
• What we'll do Imagine waking up in a mountain town at the base of the Himalayas. You hear temple bells ringing in the distance and sip on a steaming cup of chai tea as you walk to your yoga class with a local instructor.Later on, you shop for brightly colored saris in the nearby markets before connecting with your travel companions for a delicious Indian dinner, including hot naan fresh from the oven. The flavors are so rich your mouth waters to thinking about them. You find yourself looking forward to a coaching workshop in the evening -- a time to connect more deeply with your fellow travelers and talk about everything you’re learning about yourself in this vibrant country. Our transformational trip to India runs from January 19 - 30, 2019* and will be an explosion of color, community, creativity and exploration. ***REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1*** Things You’ll Love About This Trip: *The Coaching: We use coaching and Authentic Relating games to deepen your experience and relationship to your fellow travelers. *Visiting the Taj Mahal: Tour this sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture and learn about it’s history. *The Scenery: Overlook the picturesque Moata Lake from the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Take a train through the foothills of the Himalayas. Walk along the Ganges river and practice yoga in the town known as the “birthplace of yoga.” *The Arts: Enjoy bollywood dance classes and a film screening at Jaipur’s famous Raj Mandir cinema hall. *Experiencing Rural Life: Sample sweet treats and interact with friendly locals in the town of Suroth. This trip gives you the best of big cities and a chance to experience the countryside. *The Shopping: Buy beautiful souvenirs for yourself and friends and family. Itinerary Day 1 - 2: New Delhi We spend two days in Delhi where you will get to know your group members, eat incredible Indian cuisine, tour the city, and have your first group workshops. Day 3 Agra Explore the Taj Mahal and visit the Agra Fort. Day 4 Karauli Take a guided walk through this rural town and visit the eclectic market stalls to sample seasonal local sweets. Day 5 - 6 Jaipur Full of palaces, bazaars, and folk-based arts, Jaipur is a favorite for many travelers. We will visit local sights, take a Bollywood dance class, and attend a Bollywood Movie at the famous Raj Mandir Cinema. Day 7 Rishikesh - ON Sleeper Train After a morning Bollywood Dance Class with a local instructor, you can enjoy a free day in Jaipur. Tonight, we hop on an overnight train to Rishikesh. Day 8 - 10 Rishikesh Get to know the "Yoga Capital of the World." Stroll along the holy Ganges River as temple bells ring and see the nightly fire ritual of Ganga Aarti. Our days here will be full of coaching workshops, authentic relating workshops, yoga, and plenty of time to hike trails to nearby waterfalls and caves. Day 11 New Delhi Rise early and take the train back to Delhi. Enjoy a coaching workshop before a cooking class with dinner. Day 12 New Delhi Farewell! • What to bring • Important to know

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Authentic DC is a space where you can discover how much richer and more thrilling it is to BE YOURSELF. Inspired by Authentic World in SF, we create events that help us connect more deeply with ourselves and each other.

Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you found yourself hanging on their every word? Your heart is wide open, your eyes filled with tears, and the goofiest smile you’ve ever pulled is on your face?

DC’s Authentic Game Nights and Circling Events, hosted by Authentic DC, are designed to give you that same experience with people you’ve never met before. Authentic DC is inspired by the Game Nights and Circling events held in San Francisco by AuthenticWorld.

The purpose of the community is to allow people to feel relaxed, open and inspired with other people who are tired of the same old boring encounters with “new people”. Sometimes loud, sometimes intensely quiet, sometimes risky. Always fun and revealing. We are tapping Authentic World for fun and engaging games that we can play ourselves.

WHAT KIND OF EVENTS ARE THESE?

* Imagine a fun playground where you can practice the art of relating with others but in a fun, social atmosphere. They are safe places for taking risks and playing a little more outside our comfort zones and the discovering more about ourselves than we might in our everyday lives.

* By "authentic" we mean that there is no cookie-cutter mold for how you should be or what relating should look like. Everyone is a complete universe unto themselves, has a unique style, personality, and integrity that is perfectly *them*, and everyone is perfect and amazing as they are (including their belief that they aren’t.)

* They’re also a chance to have fun and party in a conscious way with great people, going beyond small talk and expected social norms.

* All this is within a light-hearted container which is safe for getting real, taking emotional risks, and personal growth.

* Things to expect: laughter, relief, anxiety/excitement (and the wisdom to know the difference), reverence, love and connection, new friends, and new possibilities for how you engage the world

* These are fun, highly interactive activities done in both groups and with partners. WHO COMES TO THESE EVENTS?

* All are welcome. Men and women, singles or not, are welcome to enjoy an evening with us while cultivating a deeper understanding of yourselves and what’s possible in your relationships.

* You want the opportunity to experience an open-hearted space where people get to “cut through the superficial” and be truly themselves without apology for an evening.

* You enjoy exciting, fun and very juicy social evenings with lots of laughs, plenty of insights, and sometimes sparks flying!

* You are looking for a real, authentic connection with new people and are prepared to take a risk to try something NEW.

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