India Yoga Retreat

This winter, join Dr. Venky's Shivshakti Yoga's retreat to immersion in traditional and modern aspects of yogic practices. They are accredited by Yoga Alliance USA. Their training methods take a scientific approach to the understanding of yogic practices. Students are made aware of the scientific explanations for practices like kriyas, bandha, asana, pranayama, and meditation, and are thus better equipped to teach these practices in the secular setting of modern yoga centers and gyms.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Time for leisure, music, and campfire
  • Tours to different exotic places for sightseeing
  • Transportation from Mumbai to retreat place and back
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room

You will be accommodated in a twin room on sharing basis.

Dr. Venky's Shivshakti Yoga Retreat India Itinerary

Day 1, December 16, 2018

10:30 Arrive in Mumbai and transfer to retreat place for about 3 hours drive

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

17:30 - 19:30 Yoga practice

19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

Day 2, December 17, 2018

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch, followed by depart to ashram site enjoy nature and away from urbanization, pollution and noises
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yoga practice on the open air yoga studio facing to the reservoir
  • 19:00 Time for leisure, dinner, music and campfire

Day 3, December 18, 2018

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Guided tour around the ashram
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:45 - 16:30 Mauna practice (keeping complete silence during your all activities)
  • 16:30 Departure to retreat site
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner and discussion

Day 4, December 19, 2018

  • 05.30 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 08:00 Yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:45 Departure to Karla caves
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner and discussion

Day 5, December 20, 2018

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 08:00 Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 visiting Mahabaleshwar
  • Lunch in natural settings of Mahabaleshwar at the very famous Mapro restaurant
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 6, December 21, 2018

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 08:00 Yoga
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:45 Visit to Jain temple
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Yoga practice
  • 17:30 - 21:00 Dinner and discussion

Day 7, December 22, 2018

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 - 08:30 Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Departure to Pune city
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

Day 8, December 23, 2018

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 - 08:30 Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Visit to Bhaja Caves
  • 17:30 - 19:30 Yoga practice
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner and discussion

Day 9, December 24, 2018

  • 04:30 Wake up
  • 05:30 Leave for airport

Note- According to the traffic conditions on the road and unforeseen circumstances timetable may change.

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will get a chance to explore Karla caves, Bhaja caves, and Mahabaleshwar. You will visit to close by Jain temple to explore the beauty of temple and tradition of Jainism. You will proceed to Pune city for shopping as well.

Instructors

Venky Reddy
Through his charismatic personal manner, Venky inspires students to look at yoga beyond asana practice and leads them on a spiritual journey towards physical and emotional stability and power and to see yoga not just as a physical exercise, but as a way of life. With 21 years of experience in teaching various types of yoga both in India and Singapore, he is an internationally acclaimed as a master of Hatha, Ashtanga, Raja, Kriya yoga. He is best sought for his Power, Hot, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga classes. Venky also uses using holistic techniques, such as foot reflexology and massage therapy.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place near Pune, India.

Nearby places

  • Mumbai, 120 kilometers towards Pune city
  • Pune, 33 kilometers towards Mumbai

Unique features

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served with three vegetarian meals a day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can visit close by tourist places, villages, and temples to understand tradition, culture, and ancient India.

What's included

  • 3 meals a day
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga practice
  • Driver bata
  • Entrance fees everywhere
  • Road taxes and toll
  • Transportation during sightseeing and tours
  • Transfers from and to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)

What's not included

  • Air tickets
  • Personal expenses like massages, tips, and other beauty treatments
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Dr. Venky’s Shivshakti Yoga (International) will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday December 16, 2018
Departure: Monday December 24, 2018

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 10% per person. To benefit, book or reserve before September 1, 2018.

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