India Yoga Retreat – A Spiritual Journey.

Monday 3rd – Friday 14th October 2022

India is a deeply spiritual place, it is the birthplace of the ancient wisdom of yoga. All of your senses will be awakened. With the Himalayan mountains in plain view, this retreat is a chance to immerse yourself in authentic wisdom – to find a connection to something truly meaningful. To see and experience the path of yogis, old and new, and discover for yourself the essence of the clear, awakened mind.

11 places remaining

Pay a $500 deposit to secure your place.

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Our Voyage

Tushita Meditation Centre

We will mediate and receive teachings, enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens.

Jawala Temple Shaktipeeth

The temple believed to be 1000 years old is known for its sacred flame, gold-domed shrines & panoramic mountain views.

Namgyal Monastery

We will walk around the gardens, if we are lucky perhaps we will attend a talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here we will also visit the Tibetan museum which gives us an understanding of the people in exile.

Bhagsu Waterfall

We will take a mindful walk through Dharakot to the Bhagsu waterfall. Stopping for an incredible dinner at common ground on the way back up.

Mcleodgunj

Shopping, traditional Buddhist artwork (Thangkas) and the best thali of your life.

Naddi, Dal Lake & Triund Meadows

We will head through the woods via Naddi Village and Dal Lake. after passing the Tibetan Childrens Village we will head north to a waterfall. towards the panoramic mountain view of Triund. A beautiful walk to showcase the glorious Himalayan Range.

Kangra Fort

Here we will spend time walking to the top of the fort. Here we will witness a part of history of the Mughal reign in India.

Each location has some spiritual and historical significance. Our focus will be to develop an inner awareness of compassion and kindness towards ourselves and others. Through this practice we will come to know more happiness and ease in life.

Be prepared to meditate mindfully and allow the beauty of these places to infuse inspiration to propel you further on your yogic journey.

This retreat has a strong spiritual focus but rest assured, you will still have the opportunity to relax, explore, and buy those perfect little gifts for yourself and others. india yoga retreat

Our Practice

Yoga

Most mornings will begin with 60-75 minute vinyasa (flow) practice to get the body moving and the mind awake and ready for the day.

In the afternoons we will practice a lighter yin class.

Mantra

The mantras we will practice will focus on Shiva mantras. Shiva is believed to be the source of Yogic tradition among the Hindu people. We will practice these at the Resort and on our journey’s through the mountains.

Meditation

Our meditation sessions will follow the teachings on compassion and kindness, which come form the Mahayana Buddhist school of thought training. These will be in the morning and evenings.

Accommodation

Aum Cottages – Traditional with a modern touch.

Aum Cottages are situated at an altitude of about 6,300 feet above sea level in Upper Dharamshala, District Kangra, Himachal, India. The Cottages nestle in enchanting forests of cedar, oak and rhododendron on the picturesque slopes of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. The Kangra valley spreads far and wide below.

This place is ideal, most suitable and perfect for conducting spiritual retreats, meditation and yoga sessions.

There are some lovely walks and trails in and around the property. You may read, write, reflect and discover yourself. Let nature refresh and rejuvenate you. The silence of the woods and the singing of the birds enthral.

The Cottages are set amidst verdant, idyllic and serene surroundings.

Aum Cottages – Traditional with a modern touch.

Aum Cottages are situated at an altitude of about 6,300 feet above sea level in Upper Dharamshala, District Kangra, Himachal, India. The Cottages nestle in enchanting forests of cedar, oak and rhododendron on the picturesque slopes of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. The Kangra valley spreads far and wide below.

This place is ideal, most suitable and perfect for conducting spiritual retreats, meditation and yoga sessions.

There are some lovely walks and trails in and around the property. You may read, write, reflect and discover yourself. Let nature refresh and rejuvenate you. The silence of the woods and the singing of the birds enthral.

The Cottages are set amidst verdant, idyllic and serene surroundings.

Meals

On this retreat all meals at Aum Cottages are vegetarian, made fresh, and where possible using organic produce. india yoga retreat

Main meals on pilgrimage trips are included in the retreat price and will also be vegetarian.

Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements, we will try to accommodate these.

Treatments

Pamper Yourself

Treatments will be available nearby whilst on this retreat.
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Please bring extra money if you wish to enjoy these services.
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Guidelines

The guidelines for the yoga retreat are to assist your practice and facilitate a deeper experience.

Simple Guidelines

• Attendance at all sessions is required. If you are sick, or cannot attend for any other reasons, please inform Ritu.
• You must attend each session promptly.
• Sometimes we will observe silence.
• No visitors will be allowed during the yoga retreat.

Keep the five Mahayana Precepts

• no killing
• no stealing
• no lying
• no sexual misconduct
• no tobacco, alcohol or other mind altering substances.

What not to Bring

• Do not bring any non-yogic reading material. A journal is ok.

Pricing

The prices for the this Yoga Retreat cover your Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, teaching and practice sessions, luxurious accommodation, delicious meals and day trips.

Prices do not include tourist visa ($100*), airfaires ($1000*), transfer from Delhi airport, insurance ($250*), spending money, massages ($40-$55*) * indicates approximate price.

All share accommodation is single beds.

All share accommodation is single beds. The large and medium cottages are very spacious.

Large Cottage Single

$2590 pp

1 Cottage Remaining

A double bed with a private bathroom.

Large Cottage

$2090 pp

2 places remaining

Each cottage consists of one bedroom with two beds, an attached bath and a sitting room at a split level.

Small Cottage Single

$2590 pp

3 places available

Each Cottage consists of one bedroom with either a double bed, an attached bath and a small glazed verandah overlooking the forest

Large Double Cottage

$2090 pp

8 places available

Each double-unit cottage consists of one bedroom with two beds, an attached bath and a sitting room.

Bookings

A $500 deposit is required to confirm your booking, full payment to secure your place. Full payment is required within 30 days of the retreat. All payments are refundable up to 30 days before the commencement of the retreat, minus booking fees of 5%. Full cost of the retreat will be forfeited if participant cancels within 30 days and the start of the retreat.

Please note that bookings are subject to covid-19 regulations as stated by the Victorian/Australian government.

Teachers

This retreat is a Yoga Tree and Phoenix collaboration.

Lead Guide & Teacher

Ritu has a special connection with the Himalayas and ancient Indian teachings. As lead guide & teacher, she will be available to assist your yoga and meditation practice, answer your questions and ensure you are comfortable and enjoying your retreat experience.
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Your Support Teacher

Sanjay has been leading retreats since 2006. He has travelled to Nepal many times for personal practice, and spent approximately 8 months in retreat and study at Kopan Monastery. His knowledge and experience in Mahayana Buddhist teachings and the physical yoga practices makes him a unique spiritual guide.
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