Rental for Yoga Meditation Retreat/TTC

Yogiville Venue Hire

Yogiville at Sunrise

Are you looking for a beautiful and sacred location to host a Yoga or Meditation Retreat, a Wellness Retreat, a Spiritual Retreat, teachers training, event program or simply looking for a place to chill and rejuvenate?

We will work with you to build a package that meets your specific needs, either as a group or as an individual.

This hammock is waiting for you

Packages can include Ashok Tree guest rooms en-suite shower, breakfast, beverages, meals, treatments, transportation, tours, Yoga & Meditation classes, workshops, courses and more.  Venue hire fees are Priced On Application based upon the components you select.  Your programme can be designed based upon your stay of 1-6 days, 7 days, 10 days or long-term rentals.  Rates are available for group hires and individual stays.

You are able to hire Yogiville with full use of the facilities and en-suite room accommodations for up to 42 guests.   

All prices are provided in GBP/£,  actual fees can be paid in other currencies as agreed.

To check availability and to design your Yogiville stay, please provide details in the form at bottom of page.

Package Options:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Classes & Workshops (Yoga, Meditation, Ayerveda & Naturopathy)
  • Practice areas – Yogashala, Yagnashala, Buddha Bowl (meditation dome)
  • Neuroprana Wellness Treatments
  • Local Tours
  • Day Tours
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Transportation

Yogiville Areas

Yogiville is a complete site for travellers, retreat guests, training groups and day visitors.  Yogiville includes a variety of accommodations (Ashok Tree), kitchen, indoor, outdoor and open dining areas (Ananda Kitchen), purpose built yogashala in the round, Yajnashala for self practice, Meditation Dome, Temple area, swimming pool, Neuroprana Wellness Centre, farmland, orchards, cows and goshalas, roaming footpaths, hammock areas, a gift shop, charity projects including a Primary School, Sita Devi Charity School, on adjacent property. 

Yogashala in the round

Buddha Bowl – Meditation Dome

Fire Ceremony

The entire location has been developing since 2012 at the keen vision of Yogi Ashokananda.  Designed for sadhana. 

Meals

Vegetarian & plant based meals are prepared and served in Ananda Kitchen.  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be offered each day of the retreat with fruit and herbal teas are available throughout the day.  All our food is sattvic and will be prepared onsite at meal time.  We source local, organic seasonal produce and our herbal teas, sourced from our gardens.

Sites, smells and Tastes!

  • Vegetarian Ayurvedic meals
  • Fresh fruit
  • Drinks – Tea & Water
  • We have a Ayurvedic cook, traditional south and north Indian cook
  • If you prefer to bring your own cook/chef there will be a charge of £5 per day to cover the use of kitchen and the gas bottle (gas charged separately)
  • There will be a security deposit of £200 for all dry hire against the kitchen equipment

Local Tours

Cave Trek

Guided tour to two important caves on Arunachala that have been used by Enlightened masters for meditation over many centuries, for more than a thousand years. These caves hold the energy of high consciousness, which can be experienced within. 

Cave Trek – Enjoying the Views

Virupaksha Cave is one such high energy cave.   We will also visit Skandashram, Sri Ramana Maharishi’s first ashram on Arunachala.  

Ramana Ashram

Following the Cave Trek, you will visit Sri Ramana Ashram.  The ashram is a highly spiritual enriching place and there are temples and meditation halls to visit.  Depending on the time of day of our visit, we can spend time meditating in the meditation hall, it is a delightful place to meditate, we may observe or participate in the rituals of puja or Vedaparayana, boys from the onsite Gurukul lead the vedic chanting. 

Meditation – Self Journey Discovery

There is shrine devoted to Lord Shiva and pujas are conducted here on Fridays, special days and all full moon days. The tomb of Sri Ramana is located inside the ashram in a mantap. Peacocks roam freely through the ashram.

Arunachaleswarar Temple

Guided tour of this significant 9th century temple, believed to be the largest in the world dedicated to Siva. The temple complex covers 10 hectares, and is one of the largest in India.  It houses four gateway towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the eastern tower, with 11 stories and a height of 66 metres (217 ft), making it one of the tallest temple towers in India The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Arunachalesvara and Unnamalai Amman being the most prominent.

Arunachaleswarar Temple

The temple complex houses many halls; the most notable is the thousand-pillared where Sri Ramana achieved Samādhi, the blissful return to our Divine origin.

Parikrama– Circumnavigation of Mt Arunachala 

The Parikrama or Circumambulation is the act of moving around a sacred object or idol.  In this case, pilgrims, tourists and people with general interest circumambulate Mt Arunachala, Fire mountain of Wisdom.  This is a very popular ritual completed on the full moon of every month and can also occur at any time.  It is known as Girivalyam, Giri means Hill and Valam means Circumambulation. The trek is about 14 kms which starts from east gopuram (gate) of Arunachaleshwara temple.

Girivalam should be started either early in the morning or late evening, circumambulating on full moon night is very popular.

Arunachala to the human eye is 3000 feet high but for Siddhas, it is an infinite hill with no ends on either side. Siddhas say that even Sun and Moon circle Arunachala without going directly over head.

Girivalam is considered as the most sacred of all rituals. It is advised to perform Girivalam with pure mind, and also give alms liberally to Sadhus, needy people and animals who are found on the way. At every step of Girivalam, one should look at Arunachala. 

Local Hill Trekking

The hills surrounding Yogiville present a beautiful opportunity to connect with nature and with self.  The hills are less travelled as they are not a typical destination for the many pilgrims and tourists in Tiruvannamalai.  Essentially, it remains for the intrepid traveller to make the path and determine the route to the tops and other sides of the hills laying to North, North west of Yogiville.  

 

Journey of Self Discovery

On the return trip to Yogiville, a large banyan tree is waiting for you as a wonderfully playful place to help you reconnect with your inner child.  

Banyan Tree Fun

Day Tours

We can organise tours which will take you slightly further away and can be designed from a cultural, spiritual or historical perspective based on your focus and interests.  Easily accessible as a 1/2 day or full day tour are Pondicherry, Auroville, Vellore and Gingee Fort.  

Auroville

Auroville is a universal town where people of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.

The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity.

A trip to Auroville typically starts at the Visitors Centre where you can become acquainted with the concept and lifestyle at Auroville.  The visitor Centre introduces the novice through a series of lectures, films and the educational and cultural activities from the locals.   Onward to Matrimandir, the viewing point in the city’s central Peace Area and a special place for meditation and contemplation. 

Your group would typically set off from Yogiville after your morning practice, take a boxed breakfast with you, have a spot of lunch at Auroville and return to Yogiville in the early evening for dinner.    

Auroville – Matrimandir

Pondicherry / Puducherry

The city on the sea, with strong french influence, has a lovely, accessible old town, White City.  Here, you will find many colonial buildings, churches, temples and statues, preserved with the colonial ambiance.  The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, founded by the freedom fighter and spiritual philosopher, Sri Aurbindo, the founder of Auroville, is one of the locations to visit and perhaps meditate in during your visit to the old town.  

There are a number of old and large churches in Pondicherry, most of which were built in the 18th and 19th centuries. A number of heritage buildings and monuments are present around the Promenade Beach, which visiting may become part of your jaunt around the old town.  Consider the Children’s Park and Dupleix Statue, Gandhi statue, Nehru Statue, Le Café, French War Memorial, 19th Century Light House, Bharathi Park, Governors Palace, Romain Rolland Library, Legislative Assembly, Pondicherry Museum and the French Institute of Pondicherry at Saint Louis Street.

Puducherry Botanical Gardens may peak your interest. The Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1826 in ornate French style, with pruned trees, beautiful flower beds and gravel lined paths and fountains. 

The French introduced many exotic plants from all over the world, many of which thrived. The sprawling 22 acres garden houses more than 1500 species of plants with placards indicating the species, common name and interesting information like the uses of the tree, amount of oxygen generated and its medicinal value; this could well qualify as one of the best botanical gardens in South India.

Pondicherry requires a full day.  Your group would typically set off from Yogiville after an earlier than normal morning practice, a boxed breakfast to go with you,  lunch in Pondicherry and return to Yogiville in the evening for dinner.    

Gingee Fort

What stands as an historic structure today was once a ground for several battles and invasions. Today, these structures look like nothing has happened but they carry a bloody history and incredible tales that are interesting. Gingee fort complex has been a prominent place for several rulers of ancient India, also called Senji Fort.

This fortress is built across three hillocks in Villupuram district. It is said that earlier there was a mini fort constructed by Cholas but it was later revamped by the Nayaks.  Spanning over three hills, this fort has stood the test of times. Today, it is one of the popular tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu. The fortifications, temples and various other parts of Gingee Fort offers a lot to explore.

We plan for a 1/2 day tour of Gingee Fort, whereby your group would set off from Yogiville after your morning practice and brunch and return to Yogiville in the early evening for evening practice and dinner. 

Vellore 

A strategically located town, with great historical significance and relevance. It was under the sway of various dynasties and rulers, the prominent among them being the Pallavas, Cholas, Rashtrakuta dynasty of Malkhed, Sambuvarayar, the rulers of Vijayanagara, Nawabs of the Carnatic and the British. 

Two must see sites are Vellore Fort and the Golden Temple.

Vellore Fort

A 16th century fort, and the location for The First Mutiny against the British in India in 1806.  The fort contains both secular and religious structures including tippu Mahal, Begum Mahal, Kandi Mahal, Jalakanteswara Temple, A mosque and a Church.

Golden Temple – Sripuram

The temple is located on 100 acres of land and has been constructed by the Vellore-based charitable trust, Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by its spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as ‘Narayani Amma’. The temple with its gold (1500 kg) covering, has intricate work done by artisans specialising in temple art using gold. Every single detail was manually created, including converting the gold bars into gold foils and then mounting the foils on copper. Gold foil from 9 layers to 10 layers has been mounted on the etched copper plates. Every single detail in the temple art has significance from the vedas.

Vallimalai Murugan Temple

The location where Valli Performed penance on Lord Vishnu to have the Hands of Lord Muruga, hence the Sadari Blessing with Lord Vishnu Pada (feet) is offered to Devotees in the temple.

Vellore will take the better part of the day to tour.  Your group would set off from Yogiville after your morning practice, take a boxed breakfast with you, have a spot of lunch in Vellore and return to Yogiville in the evening for dinner.    

Neuroprana Wellness 

Neuroprana Wellness Clinic, our onsite Ayurveda & Naturopathy centre, offers different options for Ayurvedic & Naturopathic treatments on a residential basis or as a walk-in patient. Treatments, services and courses include cleanses, consultations with the Ayurvedic doctor and Ayurveda courses. Ayurveda patients also benefit from the yoga and meditation facilities and are encouraged to participate in daily yoga classes to complement their treatments.

Neuroprana Wellness – Shirodhara Treatment

Ayurveda originated in India more than five thousand years ago and is the oldest continually practiced healthcare tradition in the world. Its written source is found in the ancients texts of the Vedas, transcribed by great sages and seers who produced India’s original systems of Astrology, Yoga and Meditation.

“Ayur” means “span of life” and “Veda” means “knowledge.”

Simply put, Ayurveda concerns itself with the maintenance, quality and longevity of life. The Science of Life.

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