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.
Thank you for introducing me to the beauty and wonder of Nepal and for heightening my awareness of my goddess self.
The duration of this tour is ten days. The Skydancer Tour is offered October 1st through October 10th, 2017.
Cost: $2950 for a ten day private tour (minimum 3 participants). Personal tours also available. Please inquire.
$500 deposit holds your space.
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This tour to Kathmandu Valley, Nepal offered by Yana Castle, PhD, focuses on the iconography, ritualistic practices and worship of dakinis (skydancers) and major female deities of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (Tara, Vajrayogini, Vajravarahi, Prajnaparamita, Chinnamunda, Simhamukha (lion-headed dakini), Kurukulla and Yeshe Tsogyal (Queen of the dakinis). The tour also includes basic meditation instruction and Tibetan Buddhist dharma teachings.
WHAT IS A DAKINI (skydancer)? In Sanskrit 'dakini' means a powerful female who flies through the sky. In Tibetan the term dakini is translated, 'she who flies everywhere in the limitless realm of space.' In iconography she is often depicted as dancing. Hence, she is called 'skydancer.' For more information on dakinis, see Dakini As Art website.