Anjanisain, Uttarakhand, India
July 11th – June 25th, 2020 @ APV School

Spreading the spirit from Himalayas to open hearts and minds

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. 

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 environment so that the imprint of the retreat lasts a lifetime

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

RETREAT PRICE: $1650

ITINERARY:

  • July 11th – Arrive to Delhi, Welcome Dinner
  • July 12th – Morning Train to Haridwar, Lunch in Rishikesh, 4-5 hour Jeep Ride to Retreat Site
  • July 13th – 22rd: Retreat Immersion at APV School
  • July 22rd – July 24th – 2 night Stay in Rishikesh; visit evening Aarti, Beatles Ashram, free time for participants
  • July 24th – Night train to Delhi
  • July 25th – 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 25th or early morning 26th

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

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

EXTRAS TO PLAN FOR:

  • Visa (~60-$100)
  • Airfare
  • Food in Rishikesh & Delhi
  • Optional travel to Taj Mahal on last day from Delhi (Entrance fees, tour and food at Taj Mahal)

RETREAT GUIDES:

Khushi Malhotra (USA & India); E-RYT, 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 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 in movement through the convergence with nature and her laws. She shares teachings for free on her YoutTube channel: khushyoga.