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Discover the real highlights of the yoga capital in India on a week of yoga and breathtaking excursions in and around Rishikesh, scenically located on the River Ganga, at the gateway of the Himalayas. Kanga Yoga offers you a retreat with restorative and challenging experiences for both body and mind. You will enjoy daily yoga classes, live music, and vegetarian and vegan foods. There will be holistic excursions, plenty of space to relax and a lot of wonderful memories to take back home.
You will be staying at Yog Niketan. The venue is well-equipped with facilities for your relaxation and entertainment.
During this retreat, you will enjoy daily yoga classes, live music, as well as holistic excursions and plenty of space to relax.
Kanga yoga is an energetic, alignment‐based flow yoga practice using music, gravity, and the breath to rediscover and rejuvenate the body and the mind. The practice is inspired by the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, and Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois. According to the Ayurveda system (“science of life” in Sanskrit), people have different biological body types.
A relaxed Yin yoga practice may be good for one body type, whereas an energetic Yang practice may be best for another body type. Our biological energies vary according to our lifestyles.
Ayurveda views illness as caused by an imbalance in a person’s physical or mental constitution and therefore seeks to gently bring a person’s body and mind back into a healthy balance. Kanga yoga adapts yoga to the individual rather than the individual to yoga. Each class deepens student’s yoga practice, provides a practical understanding of yoga and offers the opportunity to focus on specific postures, their benefit, alignment, and breath control. Kanga yoga integrates sound, asana, and mudra to bring the body and mind into balance and harmony.
Music itself is Hatha yoga Sadhana; it involves a good amount of control and regulation of breath. Moreover, the various musical notes have their own corresponding nadis (subtle channels in the vital sheath of the body) in the vital centers within the Kundalini chakras, and music vibrates these nadis, purifies them, and awakens the psychic and spiritual power dormant in them.
Helen is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, Reiki healer, dancer and, hula hoop performer and teacher. A strong and natural teacher, she provides a caring, calm and encouraging environment in which to develop the yoga practice. Helen completed her initial yoga training in India and stayed there to teach and embrace the practice and the culture. Her spiritual approach and understanding of practitioner’s needs make her classes appealing to all levels. Helen uses an integrated approach also to her treatment, which often involves getting the whole body in better balance so that it can heal itself.
This yoga holiday takes place in the holy city of Rishikesh, scenically located on the River Ganga, at the gateway of the Himalayas, and Corbett National Park in India.
During this retreat, you will be provided three daily vegetarian and vegan meals and teas included in the cost of the retreat.
Enjoy a one-hour Ayurveda massage treatment is included in the price.