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Yoga Retreat in the Indian Himalayas and visit to Amritsar

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15 Days Yoga Retreat

On this two-week trip to the Indian Himalayas we will stay in Mcleod Ganj, the “Little Lhasa”, home to a huge tibetan population and located at an altitude of 1800 meters. The influence of the buddhist culture is very visible in this pristine town, steaming with monks. The town is famous with yoga enthusiasts all over the world and people eager to study buddhism and buddhist temples. Our Guest House, the Ram Yoga House, is located right at the foot of the Indian Himalayas. The Dalai Lama`s residence is just within walking distance. Amazing tibetan restaurants and shops, momo(dumplings) stalls, buddhist prayer chants and prayer flags adorn the environment.

From our yoga hall we have a magnificent view down into the Kangra valley and up to the first snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas.

The days in Mcleod Ganj will be regularly structured with yoga lessons in various traditions, meditations, workshops, Ayurvedic massages and healthy meals. We often have guest teachers in our Yoga House and will occasionally be guests of yoga teachers, meditation schools and Ayurveda doctors around the town.

During the trip we will take a two-day easy hike to a mountain village and will conclude our trip with a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Program

Day 1 ( Sat)Departure your home place, at night arrival in Delhi, if necessary hotel rooms near the airport

Day 2 (Sun) flight to Dharamshala and arrival in Mcleod Ganj

In the morning we take a flight to Dharamshala and reach our hotel at noon.

After some refreshments we explore the city.

Afterwards, our first yoga and meditation lesson takes place.

Day 3 (Mon) to 13 (Thu)

Our days in Mcleod Ganj are clearly structured and peppered with yoga lessons, workshops, massages, mediation lessons and of course time both to explore the nice mountain village and to relax.

During our stay we take a two-day hike to the village of Kareri. Here, in a beautiful camp right next to a mountain river, we will have a yoga lesson in the afternoon and the next morning and can sing Mantra and Kirtan in the evening at the campfire.

Daily Routine

6:45 Morning Tea

7:00-9:30 Yoga

9:00-10:00 Breakfast Buffet

10:00-13:00 Workshops, Leisure, Excursions, Ayurveda

13:00-17:00 Leisure time, massage, excursions

17:00-18:30 Yoga

18:30-19:00 Meditation

19:00 Dinner Buffet

20:00 Evening Activities (Kirtan, meditation, Satsang, Outings)

Day 14 (Fri)Bus ride to Amritsar (5 hours)

In the early morning we take the bus to Amritsar. Here we will visit the Golden Temple and take a look at the capital of the Sikhs.

Day 15 (Sat)Amritsar and flight to Delhi

In the evening we take the flight to Delhi. Until then, we have time to explore Amritsar further.

At night we are scheduled to depart for Delhi or we will book an extra night in Delhi if the flight departs the next morning.

The Yoga Retreat is suitable for yoga practitioners of any level. The yoga classes are adapted to the needs of the participants. The yoga classes will be a harmonious combination of asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha, mantras and meditation.

Included services:

  • tour escort and yoga teacher
  • Total transport (flights, bus, transfers)
  • Overnight visit of Amritsar
  • Accommodation in a shared double room with half board and Tea and Water

During the retreat:

  • Tea and filtered water
  • daily 2 yoga lessons
  • daily meditation lesson
  • Workshops on Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation
  • 4 Ayurvedic massages
  • two-day trek with overnight stay in tents, mountain guide and full catering
  • 1 x Thai Yoga Massage

Non-included services:

  • International flight (can be booked through us)
  • Visa
  • Meals and drinks outside the retreat
  • additional activities and excursions are possible for an extra fee

Fixed departures

01.05.2021- 15.05.2021

1700 € per person (4 to 16 participants) Single supplement charge : 350 €

50 € less if you opt for Budget room

Extra Cost for included Thai Yoga Massage course (2 Hours every day for 8 days): 150 €

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Retreat Accommodation

During the retreat, you will be accommodated in bright friendly rooms with bathroom and balcony at Ram Yoga House in Dharamshala. In the Yoga House itself there is the yoga hall and the open-air restaurant.

In Delhi, you will be accommodated in a hotel near the airport.

Meals

During the retreat, we serve two healthy, freshly prepared Indian meals in buffet style. There will be a selection of vegetables, fruit, rice and Indian bread.

Yoga and meditation classes

Teachers: Sudha Mukti and Noor

Thai Yoga Massage Course

Participants of the yoga trip to Dharamshala have the unique opportunity to be trained in the art of Thai yoga massage. More about Thai Yoga Massage and the experienced Thai Yoga Massage Teacher Ram can be found here. Ram received the traditional Thai yoga massage training from his Nepalese master 12 years ago.In addition he has completed training in Thailand. For several years he has been teaching holistic massage in more than 20 countries worldwide, including Mexico, Belgium and Ireland.

Massage

During the retreat four Ayurveda and one Thai Yoga massage is included. In addition, of course, additional massages can be booked.

Two-day trek to the tree line

During the retreat we will take a two-day break and spend two days in the nature of the Himalayas. The trek itself is moderate. An experienced mountain guide will accompany us to the mountains. Every day we will hike 4-6 hours, our yoga mats are of course included and in the wonderful landscape we will practice yoga in the morning and evening. Meals are freshly prepared by our cooking team.

What to bring

Recommended List:

  • loose and light clothes (knee and shoulder covered, preferable white or light colours), all clothes available in Mclod Ganj
  • one schal or scarf
  • thick socks
  • sweater, jacket, head
  • walking shoes
  • Backpack for the Hike
  • slippers
  • towels
  • sun glasses
  • toiletries (sun lotion) and small medical kit ( in Mcleod Ganj you can get anything)
  • passport (copy), credit or ATM card, some cash in your currency (ca 50-100 €),
  • mobile phone, camera, charger (no adapter), maybe laptop
  • notebook, writing material
  • lots of curiosity and excitement