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Dharamsala is peaceful serene and away from the sounds of traffic, which made it as a perfect destination for yoga. Student will have an opportunity to enjoy the magnificents view of surrounding Kangra Valley while attending morning meditation, morning asana, philosophy, and anatomy classes, which will take place on the top floor. While attending on the afternoon asana classes, which will be held outside of the terrace, students will be breathing in fresh mountain air and be really connected to the nature.
Chandra Yoga International will be providing private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There are also shared twin rooms available.
Many illnesses today are caused by increased stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and inability to breathe properly. Because of these conditions, along with other poor lifestyle choices, we have created a system of terrible health throughout much of the world. By incorporating a few lifestyle changes and ancient yoga techniques into your daily life, you will learn to improve your overall health physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Through our mediation classes, you will learn to calm the worries of your mind, decreasing stress and increasing overall satisfaction with life. By participating in our asana classes (yoga postures flow) class, you will begin to feel a renewed sense of energy, more positive emotions, and increased overall health. Our philosophy classes will address those deep questions that have been plaguing your mind and help you to find your way into the answers you have been looking for.
Our special yogic diet will allow you to cleanse the toxins from your body while getting the proper nutrition that your body needs. You will leave the program with a renewed sense of self and a clearer mind. You will learn the basics of yoga during your retreat, and it is our hope that you will continue your own personal practice and bring the teaching of yoga home with you into your everyday life.
This retreat is also good for anyone who is considering becoming a yoga teacher, as you will be exposed to the yoga lifestyle and be able to see if it is a career path you may want to pursue. Please contact us today for more information about our yoga retreats. We look forward to assisting you on your yoga journey.
Dr Sushil Yogi
Dr. Sushil Yogi was born in Haridwar, in the foothills of the Himalayas on the holy banks of the Ganges. The founder of this organization, he is a highly qualified yoga teacher. His credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctrate) in yoga, two years masters degree in human consciousness and yoga science (M.Sc.), a one year post graduate diploma in yoga, a one year diploma in Vedic Karmkand, and a three year B.Sc. degree from Gurukul Kangri University, in Haridwar, India.
Dr. Vineet is a highly qualified Ayurvedic medical therapist. He received his Ayurved acharya (B.A.M.S.) degree in medical science from Gurukul Medical College in Haridwar, India. Additionally, he has a certificate in yoga and has participated in the International Ayurveda and Panchkarma Congress held in New Delhi last 2006. He has experience in creating formulas of Ayurvedic herbal drugs and medicine, and knowledge for the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, joint pains, obesity, and skin disorders.
Miyuki was born in Chiba, Japan. She is a registered Yoga Alliance Sivananda yoga teacher, having completed the 200 hour course at the Neyyar Dharm Asham in Kerala, India. Additionally, she has a three month yoga certification from Kaivalyadham in Lonavala, India, and a 200 hour Advanced Meditation certificate from Thailand. Since 2007, Miyuki has been teaching yoga and organizing retreats in Japan, as well as guiding spiritual tours in India and Hawaii. She joined MaharishiYoga Vihar Foundation in 2009. She teaches Hatha and Sivananda yoga in our yoga teacher training courses.
Gurukul Kangri University (Yoga)
Dr. Shobha was born in Haridwar, India into a noble Hindu family. Her parents have been a great source of inspiration to her since her early childhood. They followed and practiced the teaching of ARYA SAMAJ, which helped Shobha to understand the ancient Vedic wisdom. Dr. Shobha did her Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy on Neuroses and Yogic Treatment with specific reference to Patanjali Yoga Philosophy from Gurukul Kangri University, which is one of the most well-known universities in India; for yoga, philosophy, Sanskrit, and Veda etc. Dr. Shobha knows many yogic techniques to overcome anxiety, stress,
Vimal holds good command on classical Hath Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa with strong focus on adjusting and improving alignment. Vimal holds a bachelors degree in Sanskrit Literatures (from Sampurnananda University Varanasi), a masters degree in Philosophy (from Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar), and a one year PG diploma in Yogic Science (from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar). Now, he is pursuing his PhD in Yoga-Nidra (the yogic or the conscious sleep).
From April through August, Chandra Yoga International courses are run in the beautiful location of McLeod Ganj, or upper Dharamsala, which is nestled into the foothills of the Dhauladhars, which rise to 4546 meters. A hill station from the days of the British Raj, it is now often referred to as "The Little Lhasa" and offers travelers a unique opportunity to experience vibrant Tibetan culture. McLeod Ganj is largely populated by Tibetans and it is surrounded by pine, Himalayan oak, rhododendron, and deodar forests, with a magnificent view of the Kangra Valley.
Today, streams of Tibetan refugees from Tibet and other parts of the world converge at McLeod Ganj to receive blessings and teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Western and Indian tourists, academics and spiritual seekers, come here in large numbers to see the rebirth of an ancient and profound civilization. The high altitude and cool weather contribute physically to this recreation of original Tibetan environment.
The food in the ashram is vegetarian. We serve unlimited fruit and porridge for breakfast and healthy Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner. To experience the good effects of a yogic lifestyle, we request that you do not eat unhealthy/non-vegetarian food from the market. Smoking and drinking alcohol are strictly prohibited.
Discover Hindu and Buddhist temples
Explore the historic Kangra Fort
Hiking in the Dhauladhara Mountains
See the Bhagsu waterfall
Visit the church of St. John in the Wilderness
It is recommended to fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi, and then to Gaggal Airport (DHM), also known as Kangra Airport or Dharamsala-Kangra Airport.
Traveling to and from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Dharamsala is your financial responsibility, however Chandra Yoga International are happy to book a taxi for you. If you'd like for them to do so, please forward your flight info to them and we they confirm with you that a driver will be sent to pick you up. Look for your name on a sign at the airport. If you prefer to travel another way, it is your responsibility to arrange and pay for the travel separately. If you prefer to travel another way (train or bus), it is your responsibility to arrange and pay for the travel separately.
The taxi fare from Gaggal Airport (DHM) to McLeod Ganj is 13-18 USD, and the ride takes about 40 minutes.
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