Retreat Date December 12 – 21 w/ Yogi Ashokananda
Restore & Recharge Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Yogi Ashokananda – 10 days in India
This 10-day yoga & meditation retreat will help you restore and recharge – your mind, your body and your spirit.
Yogiville hosts the 10 day retreat with Yogi Ashokananda guiding the practices.
Surrounded by nature, the retreat focuses on two unique yoga disciplines personally developed by Yogi Ashokananda.
Himalayan Hatha Yoga – Based on traditional principles of Hatha Yoga
Prana Kriya Yoga – Harmonises and unites the flow of the physical body movement (kriya) with its energetic power (prana) helping you become aware of your creative potential
Pranayama (Breathing), Meditation, Mindfulness and Chanting will complement the twice daily yoga practices to help you connect more deeply to your spiritual self.
The daily routine will consist of morning and evening yoga practices, meditation, pranayama, and chanting during the day. Bhajan (chanting and drumming) after dinner in our onsite temple area will be occur some evenings accompanied with open fire . Each day’s programme will help you deepen your understanding of body and mind to create harmony and help you to restore and rejuvenate.
During your free time you can enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment onsite at Neuroprana Wellness, visit the community projects we sponsor (Sita Devi Charity School, Primary School adjacent to Ashok Tree Guest House), tour Tiruvannamalai, fire elemental town of Shiva with Mt Arunachala at its heart, hill trekking, chill in hammocks, Karma Yoga to Trees and plants or be in your own space, read a book or nap in a hammock.
In between practices and meals you may observe the practice of Mauna (Silence) for internalising and to grow your awareness.
Yoga & Meditation Retreat Host – Yogi Ashokananda
Yogi Ashokananda is an expert and pioneer as a practising master of yoga, mindfulness and meditation and a speaker on humanity and spiritual philosophy. Raised in India, now residing in the U.K., he has been practising yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher. Over many years Yogi Ashokananda has been fortunate to develop his teaching, experience and education of yoga under some of the great, remote, Indian masters and siddhas. He has taught the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga, the Sivananda Ashram, hatha yoga and meditation at the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and the Yogamaya Ashram in Vrindavan. Now he teaches a number of his own profound disciplines and insights which have their roots in ancient, sacred Indian tradition.
Location Information – Yogiville India
At Yogiville India, we are quite traditional with our approach, for example, the food prepared is grown onsite or locally, is organic and will follow sattvic principles. We see yoga as a way of life, not just a physical practice and the approach we take to nutrition / food is just one example. Another example, is how critical yoga and meditation are to the onsite charity school we support. The classes / practice are integral to their education, health, behaviour and focus. We really hope that the school can change the future for these children, as we get back to basics with yoga. And yet another example is the natural environment which will support the retreat.
We reside on 13 acres of land on the outside of a village, which is on the outskirts of the town of Tiruvannamalai in South India. The land has been transformed over the past few years into a homeland for many new and returning species, flora & fauna. We have a variety of fields dedicated to orchards and farming of many types of vegetables for people, the cows & dogs we rescued.
In between the agricultural aspects, the focal points for the yoga and meditation retreat are the Yogashala, Meditation Bowl, fire ceremony and temple area. We believe that reconnecting with nature is part of the yoga retreat experience.
All of our organic food is grown onsite, locally and our kitchen follows sattvic principles, i.e. all vegetarian, no eggs, no onion, no garlic & no mushrooms. We serve 3 daily healthy meals offered all prepared at time of meal in our onsite Ananda Kitchen. The most amazing seasonal fruit is available throughout the day to snack on along w/ chai, herbal teas (some grown onsite) & water. All drinking water and water used in our kitchen is bottled mineral water.
We are served by two airports in the region, Chennai (Airport Transfers included in Fee) and Bangalore. Airport transfers between Bangalore and Yogiville India can be arranged at an additional cost.
Upon registration, you will be provided with a complete information package.
Cost of 10-day Yoga & Meditation Retreat
£390 – £790
- 9 night’s accommodation
- Basic, Standard, Deluxe & Super Deluxe Rooms
- Shared or private basis
- Yoga & Meditation / Mindfulness sessions – twice daily
- 3 meals a day
- Ground Transfers between Chennai Airport & Yogiville India
- Mt Arunachala Sunrise Hike w/ guide
- Annamalaiyar Temple visit – 9th century Shiva Temple w/ guide
- 60 minute Ayurvedic Treatment
- Ayurvedic Workshop
- Nature Tours – (Banyan Tree, Gardening & Care, Animals)
- Charity School Experience
Booking & Payment