Two Week Immersive Experiences in the Lap of Mother Nature

Spreading the Spirit from the Himalayas

Not your usual yoga retreat. A life transforming experience in the remote Himalayas, this experience is for those who have a calling for deep dive into the lap of mother nature, a desire for immersive practice, and a wish for life long connections and memories. This yoga retreat is meant to capture the essence of true spiritual sadhana or practice within the rich culture of the Garhwal Himalayas. Not a boutique retreat, but one meant to inspire simplicity and humility. Through the dozens of participants we can say that these retreats make a big impact – They are meant to give respect to the origins of Yoga and the transformative power of the Himalayas.

Anjanisain, Uttarakhand, India
~Sept/Oct 2023 (dates TBA) @ APV School

YOGA: Practicing Yoga in Dev Bhumi or the Land of the Gods gives one a real connection to the roots of the Yoga tradition and the countless sages and saints who did their tapas deep in the recesses of the Himalayas. We will be practicing Classical Hatha, Vinyasa Krama, Pranayama Techniques and Restorative Yoga

MEDITATION: The natural fresh and pure environment provides ample prana, life force, for one to go deep into meditation. The qualities of simplicity and humility are enhanced here to aid one in accessing a space of deep inner joy and radiance, away from the ego drives and fast pace of modern life

SERVICE: Giving service at APV School invites participants to truly develop meaningful connections and relationships with local children and teachers, as well as utilize the retreat as a means to experience one’s own transformation through the act of karma yoga

CULTURAL IMMERSION: Almost every day consists of a new adventure – whether a visit to a local temple, a hindi lesson, a village walk, planting seeds, discussions of meditation, cooking lessons etc., our retreat is focused on participants fully engaging with their environmentso that the imprint of the retreat lasts a lifetime

*Please note, the use of intoxicants is not allowed during any part of the retreat

RETREAT PRICE:
early bird (by April 15th): $1850 first timers – single occupancy add $175
normal: $1950
previous participants: $1750

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

  • Day 1 – Arrive to Delhi, Welcome (if you would like to arrive a day earlier to settle the jet lag, that too can be arranged)
  • Day 2 – Morning Train to Haridwar, Lunch in Rishikesh, 4-5 hour Jeep Ride to Retreat Site
  • Day 3 – Day 11: Retreat Immersion at APV School
  • Day 11 – Day 13 – 2 night Stay in Rishikesh; visit evening Aarti, Ganga River, free time for participants
  • Day 13 – Evening train to Delhi
  • Day 14 – Departure; for those who want a day tour of Delhi, or for those who would like to go to Taj Mahal, please book late night flight on Day 14 or early morning Day 15

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Airport transfer via the hotel in Delhi
  • Accommodations in Delhi and Rishikesh: double occupancy (single occupancy available for additional fee)
  • Transfers to/from Delhi to Retreat Site
  • Simple Accommodation at Retreat Site including 3 meals/day: double occupancy
  • Yoga/Meditation (Twice Daily at Retreat Site)
  • All Cultural and Environmental Activities including Guided Treks, Village Visits, Temple Visits, Cooking Classes and more at retreat site
  • In School Immersion

EXTRAS TO PLAN FOR:

  • Visa (~$25)
  • Airfare
  • Food in Rishikesh & Delhi
  • Tips for Drivers, Guides & Cooks (~$50)
  • Optional travel to Taj Mahal on last day from Delhi if not doing the Golden Triangle Tour (Entrance fees, tour and food at Taj Mahal)

RETREAT GUIDES:

Khushi Malhotra (USA & India); E-RYT, YACEP, MSW, MPH

Khushi received her training from the Himalayan Institute, the spearhead humanitarian organization of Swami Rama of the Himalayas, where she lived for 18 months. Her love of the Himalayan masters brought her right to their feet. Her style is rooted in the Tantras, classical yoga sutras,  sanskrit, hatha yoga, and the teachings of the Buddha. Her teaching style is a combination of subtle body energetics and meditation. She loves to wander around nature, and play with kids and animals any chance she gets.



Mohan Panwar (Anjanisain, Uttarakhand, India)

Mohan is a native of the Himalayas and has lots of experience taking people deep into the grandeur and peace of the Himalayas. He helped start APV school and has been a mindful educator for over 16 years. He will serenade you with his flute while taking you on hikes, and make you laugh with his wonderful stories. As he likes to say, “Discover yourself in the Himalayas!”