Join Lisa Benner for the inaugural retreat of the “Dance with the Divine” series, a series honoring and celebrating the divine within us all. This opening retreat celebrates Kali Ma, mother nature herself! Our retreat will be held in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal, the name of which is derived from the Bengali word ‘Kalikshetra’ meaning the place of Goddess Kali.

“As a Mother, Kali was called Treasure-House of Compassion (karuna), Giver of Life to the World, the Life of all lives. Despite the popular western belief that she is just a Goddess of destruction, she is the fount of every kind of love, which flows into the world through women, her agents on earth.”

The retreat will be held in workshop style and will include two comprehensive yoga classes daily of asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. In our practices, we will explore the elements of creation culminating in a moon ceremony on the dark moon and a visit to Kali’s temple in Kolkata. In between sessions will be ample time to relax, enjoy the grounds of our beautiful resort and travel to nearby Kolkata to explore the regions culture and sites. In addition enjoy one major and one minor ayurvedic treatment (abhyangam, shirodhara, etc) for your enhanced relaxation and rejuvenation. 

Join us to deepen your physical and spiritual practice and honor your unique connection to the divine within -- all in motherland of yoga and the sacred home of the Goddess. Jai Kali Ma!

What a Participant Can Expect

Trip to Kali Temple
New Moon Ceremony
1 major and minor Ayurvedic Treatment (for example abhyangam, shirodhara, rasayina)
Three delicious vegetarian meals a day prepared by a team of specially trained chefs under the guidance and supervision of a dedicated panel of experts.
Comprehensive yoga classes including asana, mantra, meditation, pranayama and philosophy
Free time to rest, reflect, explore the beautiful resort grounds or travel to nearby attractions.  
Sacred community within which to share, learn and grow
The guidance & support from a seasoned and knowledgeable teacher
Free holistic health consult to prepare your body and mind for the trip

Through our experience-based approach, students will also experience, first-hand, the transformative physical, mental, and spiritual effects of an intelligent yoga practice.

Total Program Cost: $2295 Early Bird: $1995 ** paid in full by May 25, 2016
**Early Bird (before ) save $300

All non-refundable and non-transferable prices include an $800 deposit required upon registration. Full tuition must be paid before the beginning of the program or specified early registration rate. 

Applications for payment plans are accepted. Details are determined on an individual basis. Participants are responsible for full cost of retreat.

To participate in the retreat, please email: or

Travel not included in pricing