12 days Yoga, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation sadhana and pilgrimage in Himalaya

You are teacher or regular yoga practitioner?
You are looking for the possibility to recharge your energy and go deeper in your practice?
You are attracted by the power and mystery of himalayan secrets?
You want to be guided by authentic master and discover ancient temples?
This sadhana retreat is for you!

Why yoga sadhana retreat ?

This 12 days retreat is designed to give you space for inner yogic growth and deepen in the experience of yoga with practitioners from all around the world. Some years after your Yoga Teacher Training or any other deep experience in yoga you may look for more inspiration, you may have questions on practice and philosophy, you may search for more insights. These 12 days will create the space for exchange and learning from both outside and inside.

 

Sadhana retreat is the unic posibiliy to combine lush nature, intense practice, sacred space of caves and temples, Ganga river blessings, great time with new yogic friends and all this under the loving and wise guidance of Saji.

 

 

PROGRAM

Our sadhana retreat is hosted by wonderful eco-friendly and high vibrating places.  Continous sound of holy rivers Ganga and Mandakini, wild birds, magic fireflies and butterflies, sandy beach, spring water, milky way, green shades, silence and peace are all background for intense inner yoga work and sharing. Amazing sattvic organic vegetarian (or vegan) food is supporting in the best way physical and pranic purification and upliftment.

 

 

Day 1 – 6 

25th – 30th April

BANYAN BY THE GANGES

  • Arrival of participants in Banyan by the Ganges which is situated 2h from Dehradun airport on the Badrinath road.
  • Luxury tent accommodation, hot water available.
  • Intensive yoga sadhana in the camp during 6 days.

 

6h – 7h : Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation
7h – 9h30 : Asanas
10h – 11h : 1st meal (organic, homemade)
11h – 13h : Free time and swimming in Ganga
13h – 14h : Mantra chanting, sound bath
14h – 15h : Pranayama
15h – 15h30 : Fruit time
15h30 – 16h30 : Yoga nidra / Mind Sound Resonance Technic
16h30 – 17h30 : Soft asanas
18h – 19h : 2nd meal (organic, homemade)
19h30 – 21h : Satsang & Meditation / Pooja

 

 

 

Day 7

1st May

TRAVELING

  • Special ritual of holy bath at the starting point of Ganga river (Devprayag)
  • Meditation by Shiva Koteshwar cave (Rudraprayag)
  • Arrival and setting for 3 nights in Himalayan Eco Lodge (Kund) at 1900m by the Mandakini river (luxury tent accommodation, hot water available)

 

 

Day 8

2nd May

ANSUYA DEVI TEMPLE + ATRI MUNI CAVE

  • At 2000m altitude with amazing waterfall
  • 5 hours of trekking during the day (easy walk)
  • Sharing / satsang with a local sadhu Akhileshwarananda in his cave
  • Pranayama and meditation practice on the way

 

 

 

Day 9

3nd May

TUNGNATH TEMPLE + CHANDRASHILA PEAK

  • Tungnath Shiva temple at 3680m altitude
  • Chandrashila peak at 4000m altitude
  • 5 hours of trekking during the day (easy but slow walk because of the altitude)
  • Asana, pranayama and meditation practice on the way

 

 

 

Day 10

4th May

KARTIK SWAMI TEMPLE 

  • Kartik swami temple at 3050m altitude
  • 3 hours of trekking during the day (easy walk)
  • Asana, pranayama and meditation practice on the way
  • Arrival in Tiger Paw hotel (Rudraprayag)

 

 

Day 11

5th May

TRAVELING TO RISHIKESH  

  • Visit of Vasishta yoga cave
  • Asana, pranayama and meditation practice on the Ganga beach near to Vasishta cave
  • Arrival in Hotel Damini in Rishikesh

 

 

 

Day 12

6th May

RISHIKESH  

  • Morning yoga practice in the roof top of Damini hotel with amazing Ganga view
  • Departure of participants

 

 

Namaste !

Teachers

Saji

Saji is practicing yoga since the age of 17 and he graduated in 2001 from VYASA University (Bangalore, India), where he studied Yogic Sciences, Yoga Therapy and Naturopathy. But Saji’s background in the traditional lineage of Bihar school of yoga (founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswati) has given him the deepest experiences which goes way beyond the academic knowledge. Since more then 20 years of teaching with open heart, Saji helped to grow to many very dedicated yogis and teachers all over the world. Travelling with different seminars, retreats and workshops, Saji also give a place that brings more balance and upliftment with tools of holistic yogatherapy to people who come to his private consultations.

Maitri

Maitri is involved in the path of yoga and ayurveda since her teenager. She is presently living in France and India, practicing and teaching integral yoga through all its traditional aspects. Still bhakti and mantra yoga remains Maitri’s main focus in sadhana. She had chance to learn from talented teachers and is always happy to share the vibration with yoga practitioners.

What is included in the retreat fee ?

  • Food and accommodation from 25th April to 6th May 2019
  • All transports except pick-up and drop-in from / to airport of Dehradun (we can arrange taxi for you)
  • All tuition fees

 

 

Retreat Dates

25th April to 6th May, 2019

Retreat Location

Himalaya, Rudraprayag

Retreat Fee

970E

Retreat Shedule on set up days

6h - 7h

Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation

7h - 9h30

Asanas

10h - 11h

1st meal (organic, homemade)

11h - 13h

Free time

13h - 14h

Mantra chanting, vocal healing bath

14h - 15h

Pranayama

15h - 15h30

Fruit time

15h30 - 16h30

Yoga nidra / Mind Sound Resonance Technic

16h30 - 17h30

Soft asanas

18h - 19h

2nd meal (organic, homemade)

19h30 - 21h

Satsang & Meditation / Pooja

The organisation and payment of flights to India is the responsibility of the student.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course please write to vasiyoga@gmail.com.

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