My time in Nepal with Yana was mind-expanding and magical. Nepal’s soulful, ancient culture taught me a lot about myself. It enriched me. That’s because Yana is a wise woman who knows where to go to see places, people and events that celebrate the divine feminine. As a result, I left Kathmandu feeling empowered and renewed.
This seven day, six night tour is offered annually to individuals and small private groups only.
Please use our contact form to inquire and include the dates that you wish to travel.
Yana will do her best to accommodate your request.
Thank you for introducing me to the beauty and wonder of Nepal and for heightening my awareness of my goddess self.
WHAT IS A DAKINI (skydancer)? In Sanskrit 'dakini' means a female messenger of wisdom. In Tibetan the term dakini is translated as khandro, 'she who flies everywhere in the limitless realm of space.' In iconography she is often depicted as dancing. Hence, she is called a 'skydancer.' For more information on dakinis, see Dakini As Art website.
This tour to Kathmandu Valley, Nepal offered by Yana Castle, PhD, focuses on the iconography, ritualistic and meditative practices and worship of skydancer dakinis and the major female deities of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These deities include: Tara, Vajrayogini, Vajravarahi, Prajnaparamita, Chinnamunda, Simhamukha (lion-headed dakini), Kurukulla, Yeshe Tsogyal (Queen of the dakinis) and treasure revealer Sera Khandro.
Also included in this tour is basic meditation instruction and Tibetan Buddhist dharma teachings concentrating on the divine feminine.