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7 Days Meditation and Asana Yoga Retreat India

  • Maitreyi The Vedic Village, Ishwaramalai, Aliyar, Pollachi, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu 642101, India

Overview

7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

Maitreyi The Vedic Village invites you to join this retreat to gain the direct experience of the supreme reality of life. The Vedas emphasize sadhana, which encompasses all spiritual practice. The peaceful atmosphere at the Vedic Village will be very conducive for your sadhana, yoga practice, meditation, or any other spiritual practice received from your teacher.

Highlights

  • 5 asana yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Introduction to vedic performances
  • Rudrabhishek and Veda performances
  • Learn transcendental meditation
  • 6 nights accomodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During this fulfilling experience, you can choose to stay in a private or a shared room. This eco-spiritual retreat offers beautiful, traditional style cottages designed according to Vaastu and built with many natural materials and techniques using rock lime, terracotta, and wood. Being an eco-spiritual retreat, Maitreyi does not provide air conditioning in the rooms.

As in any traditional place in India, alcohol, smoking, non-vegetarian food, and loud noise are not allowed within the premises of Maitreyi. The village has a certified organic farm with coconut plantations, mango fruits and vegetables. You can walk through a small ayurveda garden with herbs and greens, and Aaranya, the nursery for sale of plant saplings. Also, there are many natural areas adjoining the forests for walks and exercises, guest reception, and other lounging spaces.

During this retreat, you will participate in group meditations, enjoy the Rudrabhishek and Veda parayana performed by the pandits, and be introduced to pujas, bhajans, and other traditional Vedic performances. Learn Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's transcendental meditation to live profound experiences and benefits from its practice and at the same time get introduced to Maharishi's Vedic science and the worldwide activities of Maharishi's movement.

Transcendental meditation

Transcendental meditation as taught by his Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, comes from an ancient tradition of knowledge; the Vedic tradition of India that has stood the test of time as the supreme science and technology of consciousness. The Vedic tradition has carefully maintained the purity of this practice for thousands of years ensuring its effectiveness still today.

Transcendental meditation is a simple, natural technique practiced for 15 to 20 minutes during the morning and evening while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. It is easy to learn, effortless to practice, and does not require specific beliefs, behavior, or lifestyle. By now, more than six million people around the world of all ages, cultures, religions, and educational background have learnt the transcendental meditation technique.

During transcendental meditation, your awareness settles down as you experience a unique state of restful alertness; transcendental consciousness. This consciousness, is the simplest form of human awareness and the inner reservoir of creativity, energy, and intelligence. As the activity of the mind is reduced, the body gains a unique state of deep rest, releasing accumulated stress and revitalizing the entire nervous system.

Through the resulting development of mind and improvement in health, you will enjoy increase success and satisfaction in life. The effects and benefits of transcendental meditation have been documented by more than 600 scientific research studies conducted at 200 universities and research institutions in 35 countries. No other program for personal development has received this level of attention and respect from the scientific community.

This remarkable body of research showing that transcendental meditation produces basic improvements on all levels of life, health, mental potential, social behavior, and world peace, confirms that this technology of consciousness operates on the most fundamental level of nature’s functioning, enlivening the field of natural law in the consciousness of the individual and in society so that life may be lived in accord with this law.

This retreat will take place at Aliyar village, in Tamil Nadu area, close to the Kerala border in South India. It is located adjacent to the Aliyar Dam Lake in Tamil Nadu known for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate throughout the year. Spread over 25 acres adjoining the Anamalai Hills, the harmonious layout of the village enhances the beauty of the place.

Nearby places

  • Cochin International Airport (COK), 158 kilometers
  • Coimbatore Airport (CJB), 80 kilometers
  • Coimbatore city, 64 kilometers
  • Palghat city, 64 kilometers
  • Pollachi town, 24 kilometers
Activities
  • Massage
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lake nearby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Library
  • Local market

During this retreat, you will be served three daily satvik vegetarian meals. The meals will be served at the Annapoorna Bhavan dining hall during fixed times.

  • Discover ancient temples in nearby villages
  • Drive down Coimbatore or Palghat cities
  • Shop at Surabhi Maitreyi's local store
  • Visit the Aliyar Dam Lake
  • Visit the spiritual library
  • Walk through enchanting waterfalls

Jeevaniya

Jeevaniya is to give and extend life, a type of treatment plan which aims to detoxify the body, reviving the physical wholeness and natural immunity. It is meant for people who due to lifestyle habits or circumstances like polluted environment, accumulate a lot of toxins in their day to day living.

Praveshika

This treatment is ideally recommended for guests looking to relieve fatigue and at the same time get a taste of Ayurvedic treatment techniques.

Punarnava

This treatment is mainly indicated for people affected with fatigue, emaciation, lack of energy or dullness that aim to build new cells, alleviate the internal unrest and give fresh energy to the body.

Rasayana Chikista

It is suitable treatment for long staying visitors/guests and is a slow but methodical combination of a program for purification and rejuvenation.

Swasthya

This treatment is a good regime to recover for those under mental and physical stress from long and continuous working hours, excessive daily travel, or tension from other worldly activities.

  • 5 asana yoga classes
  • 6 nights accomodation in traditional cottages
  • Daily meditation practices
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Airport transportation
  • Spa treatments and theraphies

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Coimbatore International Airport (CJB). Other option is to book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Maitreyi The Vedic Village an inquiry.
  • Review by Jess H
    10 out of 10

    "I was initially planning to stay at Maitreyi for 28 days, that quickly extended into 5 weeks. I spent a long time researching different Ayurvedic centres in Southern India and finally settled on Maitreyi, one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The location is exceptional, right in the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains, surrounded by lush coconut."

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  • Review by Anja K from Zürich, Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Maitreyi is a little paradise and the perfect place to go for Ayurveda treatments and relaxation. The staff is very friendly, professional and attentive. The food is great, healthy and tasty. The rooms are beautiful, built after the principles of Vastu architecture and the surroundings are just stunning. It is also possible to go there by yourself and have a great time as Maitreyi offers interesting activities everyday and you will certainly never feel left alone."

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  • Review by Traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This beautiful, serene retreat built on the principles of Vastu shashtra offers outstanding Ayurvedic treatments. Not only are the bungalows spotlessly clean and comfortable, the ambiance of the entire property of 16 acres is relaxing and soothing to jaded city slickers. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Much better bang for your money than other commercial Ayurvedic centers. "

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Tamil Nadu, India

Maitreyi Vedic Village is an eco-cultural, spiritual retreat located adjacent to the Aliyar Dam Lake in Tamil Nadu, where yoga and meditation are supported by Ayurvedic treatments.

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7 days / 6 nights

Availability

This vacation is available all year around. Season rates may change from September 15th to March 15th and March 16th to September 14th.

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