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Do you want to lose weight without torturing yourself? Jaisiyaram can help you with this special weight loss yoga retreat. The food plan and exercise are tailored especially in accordance with Ayurveda tradition. You will have daily walk, yoga practice, tasty Ayurvedic diet, and Ayurvedic massages for detoxification. Feel the difference in your body after this retreat!
All ages are welcome as participants.
During this retreat, you will be staying at Shree Bindu Sewa Sansthan Ashram. Today, the ashram is home not only to Swami and his family, but also to a number of students between the age of eight and 20. They come from poor families who cannot afford their living or education and they thus become part of the ashram's family.
They live in the ashram, which means that their families are free of this financial pressure. Additionally, the students learn and grow in a positive, loving, and spiritual environment. They go to the Swami Balendu e.V. kindergarten and primary school right next to the building of the cave in the ashram.
The school and the kindergarten were opened to provide education to children of poor families of Vrindavan. You can help the ashram helping these children if you sponsor a child or the food for a day.
This retreat will take place in Vrindravan, India.
If you stick to the food plan and exercise presented in this retreat, you will see a result and have the knowledge and practical experience on how you can continue losing weight or maintain your dream figure. You don't have to endure weeks of torture and you will not get anywhere near starving. You will be in a beautiful place, enjoying the exercises and tasty food.
You will not have a grumbling, hungry stomach, and although you may feel a little bit of sore muscles, you will feel great about it. Instead of feeling weak, you will feel stronger than before. Losing weight fun with this yoga and Ayurveda weight loss retreat.
While you are at the ashram, you will start every day with a beautiful morning walk around the town. The ashram is directly situated at the Parikrama Marg, a popular pilgrimage way of approximately ten kilometers, which leads around the whole town.
Even if you now think that ten kilometers is far too much and you won't be able to do that for weeks, don't worry! You won't even notice that you are walking this distance while you are passing by Vrindavans' many different areas. Ancient temples and modern housing areas, the mansions of the rich and straw houses of the poor, crossing busy roads and walking by the river Yamuna - so much to see and to experience that you won't even have time to get exhausted!
You will daily get two hours of intensive yoga for weight loss, which will especially focus on all your problem areas. You want to reduce belly fat? Tone your thighs? Shape your hips or get slimmer upper arms? In these workout hours, you will get to know which exercises are a massive attack on your extra fat and which ones bring out the muscles exactly where you want to have them.
The best thing about yoga is that it is a fun, wholesome exercise, and you will enjoy feeling and seeing the effect of what you are doing!
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport by taxi is available upon request. Pick-up and drop-off each cost 60 EUR, so for only 120 EUR Jaisiyaram will have you picked up when you arrive and dropped off when your retreat is completed.
The best time to come to Vrindavan is from October to March. The weather is pleasant and not as hot as in summer, when the temperatures can reach a maximum of 48 degrees Celsius in May and June.
July, August, and September are the monsoon months for Vrindavan. Vrindavan’s winter and coldest time are in December and January. Temperatures can go down to a minimum of one or two degrees Celsius in nights, but that only happens for about two weeks in the year. The winters are beautiful too, especially when the sun shines during daytime and has temperatures of 10 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Women in general should consider how they want to dress when going out in India. Foreigners always get attention, especially in a small town like Vrindavan, but women with plunging necklines and short skirts will not only be stared at, but will certainly also receive insinuating remarks at the least. For your own comfort, it is recommended to dress reasonably in clothes that cover knees and shoulders.
As far as clothes are concerned, you would of course need to pack according to the season you are planning your trip to India for. If you want to come while it is warm, light cotton clothes are the right choice. When it is colder, it is practical to have a woolen jacket to put over your shirt. In December and January, it can get cold, so make sure you have warm pullovers and socks in your luggage.
Unlike other ashrams, the Shree Bindu Sewa Sansthan Ashram is free of regulations where your clothes are concerned. You don’t need to cover your head and if you want to wear shorts, it is allowed at the ashram. Wear whatever you feel good with.
Citizens of most countries require a visa to enter India. Of course the kind of visa to apply for depends on the purpose of your travel and how long you want to stay. As a tourist and for visiting the ashram or participating in yoga retreats and Ayurveda holidays, you need a tourist visa, which is in general easy to obtain.
The rules and regulations, the conditions, and the different options from visas for six months to several years and from single to multiple entry visas are in constant change and you should always inform yourself at the nearest Indian embassy or consulate which will be the best visa for you.
The embassy or consulate will also be able to tell you how to apply. Many embassies use the service of an official visa agency, and you can mostly download and sometimes fill the required form online from their webpage. Please note that the procedure can be different in every country.
Vaccinations are a topic with different individual views and opinions. There are travellers who take a lot of vaccinations as precautions and others who don’t at all. It will be best for you to contact a doctor if you are concerned and consult with them.
You can exchange Euro and United States Dollar at the airport, foreign currency exchange points, or in the banks into Indian Rupees. If you come from Europe and have Euro, there is no need to change them into United States Dollar first. You will lose money with each conversion, so simply bring your Euro and exchange them directly into Rupees.
To cash a traveler's cheque you need to find a bank that offers this service. There are several ATMs in Vrindavan at which you can take out money with your credit card. If you come for Jaisiyaram's retreats and still have to make a remaining payment, or if you would like to make a donation for the charity projects, you can pay and donate in Euro or Dollar as well. You don't need to convert your money to Rupees for making a payment for a retreat or for making a donation.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Jaisiyaram, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Swami Balendu gave his first spiritual lectures at the age of nine. He traveled throughout India, giving lectures in front of many followers and disciples. Swami spent time a lot of time practicing maun (silence), sometimes retreated in a forest and sometimes in normal daily life. In 1996, Swami Balendu founded an ashram at Vrindavan. An underground cave was built there which he entered a year later. He spent the following three years and 108 days in isolation doing Mantra meditation and connecting with God.
Apart from exercising, the second focus when wanting to lose weight is always on nutrition. While many diets still recommend reducing the food intake to a minimum, it has even reached the mainstream dieter that it is better to change your nutrition completely than starving yourself for a few weeks until you are thin, and then enjoy your regular food and watch the yo-yo effect set in.
During this retreat, you will get daily healthy Ayurvedic meals prepared in the ashram kitchen, with the focus on using little to no fat and sugar. This means that you will get to experience an authentic Ayurvedic diet, which serves its original purpose to feed the body with everything it needs without overfeeding it. The best thing is, it tastes great!
You will receive an Ayurvedic massage every second day of your stay with Jaisiyaram. This may seem to you just like a special treat and it definitely is nice to get massaged, especially after a good yoga workout. There is more benefit to get from it though.
With the help of herbs, the oil that is being used causes heat in the tissues of your skin and stimulates the burning of fat. Additionally, the massage helps cleaning the body. When you lose weight, toxins are set free and they leave the body through the skin. With the help of herbal oils and the rubbing massage, you are freed of these toxins. On top of that, you will also receive an Ayurvedic steam treatment after your massage, if your body type allows, to further support the burning of fat.
Your are free to spend your free time as you please. You may wish to sit in the peace and tranquility of the ashram and enjoy the wonderful energy. You can also visit Swami Ji's cave, where he spent over three and half years in mantra meditation. You can experience a very high loving vibration and absorb its healing qualities. You might also like to visit some of Vrindavans many temples, other Indian ashrams, or local markets.
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"When I saw the Ashram, I already knew that its a safe and nice place. I felt like a member of your family and is sad that I did not have time to stay longer, one day was not enough. I reached very tired and it was the perfect place to recharge my energy, I tried ayurvedic massage for the first time and it was an amazing experience. The city is very nice, I spent 3 hours walking around the city saw beautiful temples and had a really great time."
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"Thank you so much for taking care of me and my little Leo. We received so much love and care here from all of you especially the kids, we left this place knowing that we found our second home here! Everything was great, the food, the ayurvedic massage, your kindness and patience with Leos wishes. I will never forget my stay here, I have really learned a lot from this experience. I love you all, and I want to give a special mention to my yoga teacher Pawan, you will be in my heart forever and I know one day, you will be the number one yoga teacher in the world!"
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"Thank you for a wonderful week here at the Ashram! Your place is lovely and feels like a little paradise! I loved the food and the peaceful environment, I certainly will come back and is looking forward to it."
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