the experience

 
 

Yoga beyond asana.


Yoga and Ayurveda are two sides of the same coin, each in a synergetic role to the other to ensure a healthy life. Ayurveda, being one of the Upa-vedas is so strongly rooted in the traditions that it extends its reach into the kitchens and cooking methods and living techniques passed down through generations of Indian grandmothers and mothers. 

The focus of the workshop is to integrate this traditional knowledge into a healthful everyday regimen supporting an abundant yogic path to blissful being. Taking the science of the planets, stars and their effects into consideration, each one will learn to set up a dialogue with the universe and use personal rituals to create intuitive sensitivity to the inner worlds of human consciousness.


It's beyond asana. It's about philosophy, culture and tradition to eventually live yoga within the rhythm of nature’s cycles.

Come embrace the enriching experience of the traditions of applied Ayurveda and Yoga

the program 

The program will be conducted in an environment close to nature to reveal of the laws of naturality through the practices of Dinacharya-daily regimen, Ratricharya-nightly regimen and Rtucharya-seasonal regimen.

Why

Conducted amidst the verdant forested landscape of the Himalayas, lush gold cropped fields, sounds of nature and the song of a youthful gurgling Ganga to guide your spirit to inner tranquility: this Yogavedic workshop is designed to align you with the rhythms of nature through special practices and endeavors to impart the message of yoga as a lifestyle beyond asana. The deliberate choice is to move away from commercial mass consumerist ways towards an organically sustainable lifestyle in tune with your body and inner nature. This secure environment in the lap of mother nature will synergise with the practices of the workshop to help cleanse the physical body onwards, promoting an awakening of the subtle body.

Benefits

• Grow your self knowledge to deal with mind-body cycles to effectively live a better quality of life.
• Take your yoga practice beyond Asana into the realm of experience.
• Fine tune through a daily regimen and create personal ritual through set of routine practices.
• Enjoy better immunity and optimal health through a traditional process of cleansing and learning nourishment.
• Learn to align your self to the flow of natural cycles of the moon and the planets, incorporating a natural state of being into your day to day life

The YogaVedic workshop
One Week - 6 nights 7 days

Ayurveda: An introduction: Concept, origin and history; traditional texts;
Dosha - Dhatu-Mala and Prakriti Parikshana
Prakriti: attributes and function
Panch Pranas, Panch Kosha and Panch Mahabhoota

Health: Definition and principles
Disease and balance of dosha

Mitahar: Diet and classification of foods.

Yogic diet & fasting: Technique and principles.

Yoga and Ayurveda: Common origins and philosophy
Yogic Philosophy- Introduction to traditional yoga and texts
Yogic Anatomy and Physiology
Purification processes and use of Shat Kriyas of Yoga and Panchakarma of Ayurveda;
Yoga for different Prakriti types.

Lifestyle Schedule: Dinacharya, Ratricharya, Rtucharya and Sadvritta;
Theory in brief and practice schedule during the duration of workshop.

Therapy: Brief overview of yogic and Ayurvedic therapy;
Therapeutic application of Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra;
Therapeutic application of Shuddhi Kriya and Meditation.

A Typical Day

Will begin well prior to sunrise to harness the energy of the universe during Brahma Muhurta and utilize it towards yogic growth. A session of cleansing techniques as detailed in tradition will be followed by meditation and an awakening session of asana and pranayama to encourage pranic energy flow through the body leading upto Surya Namaskara welcome of the sunrise.

Breakfast with Herbal tea prepared as per constitution and weather will be followed by theory classes to understand the physical practices that are undertaken and the scienctific rationale applied to them.

Theory of yoga, its philosophy and therapeutic science, and Ayurveda and its method of application make up the subject matter. 

Lunch will be prepared with involvement in the cooking methods and understanding the individual characteristic and quality of the ingredients being used. It will be enjoyed at the peak hour of the sun so as to utilize the fiery energy for good digestion. The main purpose is sharing the feeling of oneness through a sense of community with other participants, thus making the meal complete and nourishing to every kosha-level: from the physical to the astral body. Every meal will be special with the application of the principles of Ayurveda. 

Post lunch relaxation, engage the astral plane through Yoga Nidra practice and then employ the mind’s faculty to assimilate further information with a sharing of knowledge interactive chat over evening tea, termed ‘chai chatsang’. More relaxed study will encouragingly lead to another intensive asana practice which will prepare you for a wind-down as the sun lowers in the skies. Early dinner followed by chanting or singing of hymns will gradually merge the mind with the hour of dusk as birds return to their nests and the moon prepares to take centerstage. The practice of mauna(silence) is encouraged to quieten the mind and it will be followed by a nightly ayurvedic routine and meditation to prepare for restful sleep.

All inclusive on NETALA dates:

1. One night hotel accommodation at Rishikesh (group meeting day).
2. Transport from Rishikesh to Netala.
3. Accommodation in Netala during the program.
4. At least 3 vegetarian meals per day.
5. One Week YogaVedic Workshop attendance Certificate.

All inclusive on RISHIKESH dates:
1. Accommodation in Rishikesh during the program.

2. At least 3 vegetarian meals per day.
3. 
One Week YogaVedic Workshop attendance Certificate.

Accommodation 

Shared rooms of two persons: each with individual bed. Bathroom will be shared between two persons. Single occupancy is availabale at an additional cost of USD 150 or INR 10,000. 

Maximum number of students per workshop: 16


           

Meals

Healthy enriching meals will be cooked and partaken as per the principles of Ayurvedic Mitahar. Seasonal, locally grown and sourced, cooked and imbibed in an atmosphere of shared togetherness, offering optimal nourishment at all levels of the yogic body.

Outdoors

There is plenty to explore and learn outside of the classroom: Nature is the best teacher and it is to her that we will turn for inspiring treks over forest, village, mountain and valley, refreshing yourself in the fresh cool waters of the Ganga or bathing in the hot water springs, thus coming to rediscover our inner nature through the outdoor explorations.

"If places were books, Netala would be that rare timeless classic sitting on a hard-to-reach shelf, in a less-frequented aisle of a quaint bookshop that only incorrigible bookworms make their way to. No snazzy cover jacket to grab eyeballs, no stellar reviews announced on its back cover, no catchy tagline, no hashtag-endorsed popularity, not even a shred of well-deserved pride displayed for admiration. Just unassuming dust-laden covers holding between them a world that could enchant and devour anyone who stepped in. An exterior that couldn’t possibly have hinted at the grandeur inside. Much like the harsh terrain that precedes this well-kept secret of a village.


Eighty-five kilometres from Gangotri (the source of the Ganga) and eight kilometres north of Uttarkashi, Netala stands a world apart from the world outside. A small Himalayan village right on the banks of the Ganga with no networks, no tourist traps, and a skyfull of unadulterated crisp mountain air. And the ice-cold waters of the Ganga (known as Bhagirathi here) roaring past mountains elegantly dressed in lofty trees of every green. Home to roughly a thousand people and their animals, it has the air of a place that somehow stayed true to what nature had intended for it, long before it got marked on a map. The reassuringly sturdy Siror bridge, the Sivananda ashram and the villagers’ humble abodes being the few signs of human occupation dotting its terrain." -
The Better India

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Rishikesh is town in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand state in India. Rishikesh is situated at 409 meters above sea level in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Range and surrounded by the Shivalik range. Rishikesh is 35 kms far from Haridwar, 90 Kms from Mussoorie, 25 Kms far from Jollygrant airport Dehradun, and 240 kms far from New Delhi. Rishikesh has spectacular view of jungle-clad hills. Rishikesh has also confluence of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga. The glorious attraction of Rishikesh is none other than the great river Ganges herself, running rapidly throughout the city. In the ancient time and still so many yogis, rishis, sages and sannyasis attracted to Rishikesh to practice yoga in this peaceful location. Since then, Rishikesh has known as an abode of sages. Rishikesh is a holy town with so many Ashrams and it is famous for the yoga world wide. Rishikesh is now world famous as a Yoga Capital of the world.

Rishikesh is also known as gateway to the Char Dham. Char Dham is four popular holy temples on the hills (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri) Thousands of people attracted every year to Rishikesh for spiritual relief, peace, learn yoga, adventure and to take a dip for salvation. The famous among them were Beatles, Kate Winslet and many more others celebrities. It is believed that by meditation in Rishikesh one can get "Moksha" (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth) as well as holy dip in the river Ganges. Apart from spirituality now Rishikesh is also hub for the adventure activities such as rafting, camping, trekking and bungee jumping. There are also big ashrams, centers for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage and astrology are here. Rishikesh is also known as the white water rafting capital of India.

Dates

October 10 - October 19 - NETALA - CLOSED
October 25 - November 03 - NETALA - OPEN Book now
November 10 - NOVEMBER 19 - NETALA - OPEN Book now
november 24 - December 03 - RISHIKESH - OPEN Book now
december 19 - december 28 - RISHIKESH - OPEN Book now
January 02 - january 11 - RISHIKESH - OPEN Book now
january 18 - january 27 - rishikesh - OPEN Book now
january 31 - february 09 - NETALA - OPEN Book now
february 15 - february 24 - NETALA - OPEN Book now
march 01 - march 10 - netala - OPEN Book now
march 14 - march 23 - netala - OPEN Book now
march 27 - april 05 - NETALA - OPEN Book now
april 08 - april 17 - NETALA - OPEN Book now

Investment

The Yoga School Workshop price: $800

20% Spot Reservation advance: $160

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