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Timing - will be the same as it has been, so July 20, 21 and 22nd.
Location - not at Chateau Anand, but somewhere closer to Fondjouan. Hopefully we'll have the place solid in a few weeks.
Among the participants of this year's mela, there was a desire to move both the timing and the location of the European Mela. It was felt that having the mela, then the trainer forum, then the Yoga Festival was just too much for some people. The suggestion came to perhaps have the mela move with, and be timed with, the European TTEC meetings. Which would mean that the 2021 mela would be Saturday, Sunday and Monday, January 9th, 10th and 11th, followed by the EU TTEC on Tuesday January 12th.
Of course not everyone attending the mela could, or would want to, attend the TTEC. And vice versa. But for some people it would combine trips. And it would be at a quieter time of year, and would move to various locations in Europe year by year. Of course, no time of year would work for everyone - but we need to hear from you all, who are in Level 3 currently, if this would work for you, or if leaving it in July is better.
If we were to "attach" the EU mela to the EU TTEC, the dates and locations would be:
|EU mela and TTEC Dates||Location Name||Country|
|(mela in July)|
TTEC - 14-Jan-20
|mela 9, 10, 11 Jan|
TTEC - 12-Jan-21
|mela 8, 9 10 Jan|
|Guru Ram Das Ashram||Germany|
|mela 7, 8, 9 Jan|
|mela 6, 7, 8 Jan|
Quinta do Rajo
What do you think?
If we moved it in 2020 I would personally not be there as we are away but in principle I like the idea x
It is good idea in general, but for January 2020, it is too short notice for me, I am already teaching 11-12th Jan 2020, what about having the mela after TTEC durining week dates? e.g. 15-17th Jan 2020?
If not, I will etend the mela in 2021. Blessings Har Anand
I would prefer to do the level 3 mela before the festival and it would work well if the location is nearer to the festival site to save on so much travelling, but am open to change of dates and time if needed. Many blessings. Preet Kaur
I totally support the idea of having moving melas and to attach to EU ttec.
Just a small remark, as January is winter in Europe, that means the experience of the meals will be a totally different one than in the past at CA, with us being confined to indoors for most of the time. Just a thing to be aware of.
Blessings, Sukhdev Kaur
I have really heard the feedback that the cost of the melas has been an issue. KRI has never used the melas to make money - we always tried to just break even. But I've tried to bring the expenses down so that the price could also come down. So the cost for the 2020 mela, including everything except accomondations, will be 379 euros.
The dates of the 2020 European mela are Monday - Wed, 20 July - 22 July.
The location has also been moved after feedback from you all that Chateau Anand is amazing, but too difficult to get to. The 2020 mela (and trainer forum) will be close by the site of the Yoga Festival, at a site called Domaine de Chales. https://www.chales.fr/
There will be a limited number of single and twin bed rooms available there. For the 3 nights of the mela (Sunday night the 19th, Monday and Tuesday), the costs will be 146 euros for a single room and 102 for a twin room. Camping is also an option, but at a location 4km away - https://www.campingrandesologne.com.
I hope to see you there!