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Join this retreat to take a chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life to practice personal growth and self-care. This Ayurveda yoga retreat is one of the best opportunities to give yourself some much-needed structure and time. You will rediscover and connect yourself after too long time feeling of disconnected. You will feel more relaxed and refreshed than you have ever been.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a exclusive single room or a double room for shared accommodations with attached western style bathroom with running cold and hot water.
This Ayurveda yoga retreat is one of the best opportunities to give yourself some much-needed structure and time. You will rediscover and connect with yourself after too long time feeling of disconnected. Ayurveda and yoga are known for the promotion and preservation of good health.
The retreat will provide you the fundamental knowledge of yoga practices and their philosophy as well as Ayurveda; you can then adopt these teachings to promote physical and mental health in addition to the inculcation of a healthy lifestyle, so that they can find a place in your day to day life to keep you balanced with your spirit always.
Based on your individual needs, the practical training in yoga and Ayurveda will enable you to experience peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body. Ayurveda and yoga are known for the promotion and preservation of good health. Ojashvi retreats programs are guided by the traditional teachings of principles and practices of yoga and Ayurveda which are designed to suit the individual requirements.This retreat will be conducted by experienced Ayurveda experts and yoga teachers who teach the practices of yoga and Ayurveda with a compassionate approach so that there is particular personal attention.
Akshitarpana is the use of medicated ghee on eyes. The ghee is applied over the closed eyes for a certain period of time, and then removed. It strengthens the ocular nerves, and also is helpful in correcting eye defects. This is a very good treatment for eyes tired after working long hours on the computer.
The treatment starts with a gentle massage of the head, eye, and face. It helps to increase blood flow in veins and then ghee is applied to closed eyes. Once the ghee settles on the yes the person, is required to close and open eyes many times and then ghee is removed.
This facial is not just about creams and packs, it is much more. This facial takes care of acne, scars, and black and white patch formation. Such is the benefit of the Ayurvedic facial massage, that in fact the massage is more of a therapy with the first thing being testing the skin type.
The whole body massage from Ayurveda relaxes the body and mind. If you are in stress, this massage will help you for sure. It is performed by trained therapists using herbal oils as per body type. The treatment helps relax the body and mind. You will have the feeling of calmness and surge in energy levels after the massage. The massage is popular worldwide as Ayurvedic Kerala massage because most of Ayurveda centers are in Kerala.
Ayurveda has a special treatment called kati basti. Kati stands for lower back and basti for retention. The treatment is to rejuvenate and retain the strength of the lower back on which the whole body weight is. The lumbo sacral therapy is done using hot oil and herbal decoctions. The treatment achieves local oleation which means addition of fat for making the tissues supple and also sudation which is removing excessive salt from the body.
Shirodhara is the pouring of medicated oil, milk, or buttermilk on the forehead for a specific time period. The liquid is made to drip exactly on the forehead for the best results. When oil is used it is also called thaila dhara, and when milk or buttermilk is used, it is called ksheera dhara. The therapy is done with help of two people. One of them holds the vessel which is for pouring the liquid on the forehead.
The liquid is collected after the drip in a vessel and it is again put in the dripping vessel by the other person. This treatment is a great way to relax the mind and particularly the nerves in the brain.
This steam treatment in Ayurveda is known as swedana. Sweda is derived from "swid" which in Sanskrit means to sweat. During this treatment Herbal steam bath is used to induce sweating. It has been proven by research that sweating detoxifies the body. It is process generally done after an oil massage. The swedana treatment detaches the toxins from tissues, and then can be removed from the body by natural process. Special herbs are used to induce sweating and detoxifying in this Ayurvedic therapy.
This massage uses medicated powder of choicest herbs for massage. There are two methods of treatment. The first method is to make a paste with water. This paste is applied all over the body and the allowed to dry and once the paste has dried, the remaining powder is rubbed all over the body. The mixture used in Pozhikizhi is used in this treatment too.
The second method involves drying the powder using heat and heat is applied to the powder kept in an earthen pot. The dried powder is then applied all over the body except the head starting from feet and ending at the neck. The movement of the massage is circular and the effect of the massage is phenomenal.
Extra curricular activities such as short mountain trekking and river rafting are included in this retreat depending on seasonal feasibility.
Nagesh Hiregoudar is a 500-hour registered experienced yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance USA in Hatha yoga, asana adjustment and assisting, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and practicum as well as applied yoga. Nagesh is a deeply experienced and extensively qualified yoga practitioner who embodies and imparts the highest standards and ethics of training to his students.
Swami Atmajananand ji
Swami Atmajananand ji is an humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Swamiji has inspired many lives around the world with a vision of a stress-free and violence-free world. He has founded imparting the knowledge of yoga that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and he has established a mindset in his disciples that recognizes a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion.
Naveen Raj is also known as Yogi Naveen. He is from Kshatriya family and a spiritual seeker. To him, life is the subject of self research. He is adept in the ancient sciences of yoga, meditation and holistic living. He speaks Hindi and English languages fluently and loves to interact with people talking about life and travels widely to gain and impart spiritual knowledge. He holds master degree in psychology, certificates in yoga science. He is also certified in life skill training and has worked for decades in the profile of training and teaching in various organizations in India.
Ganesh Prasad did his postgraduate diploma in yoga from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, which deepened his further interest in yoga to study a master in yogic science and holistic health from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya and further he is pursuing his PhD in yoga from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. Ganesh Prasad has had the opportunity of being the guest of honor at a conference at the Italian Yoga Federation in Assisi, where he also conducted workshops.
Rohithaksha is registered yoga teacher with Yoga Allaince USA and has received his masters in yogic science from Mangalore University Karnataka. He has been experienced as a yoga therapist in PG centre Mangalagangothri Mangalore and later he served as yoga therapist in J S S hospital in Mysore. He has also been trained in Bihar School of Yoga, Munger and Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, and in the Divine life society Rishikesh to deepen his understandings of yoga philosophy and practices.
Sandeep did his masters in yoga from Sanskrit University in Haridwar. He has been trained in yoga by traditional teachers of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama and Parmarth Nikethan Ashram of Rishikesh. He specializes in the teachings of yoga Nidra, meditation and Hatha yoga techniques.
Doctor Sumit Sharma is expert in the field of physiotherapy. His passion in life is to uncover the applications of medical mysteries exist in the practice of yoga and Vedic rituals. Sumit is native of Rishikesh, since his childhood he has been inclined to the practice of spirituality. His nature of serving the society motivated him to pursue the noble profession.
This retreat will be held at Ojashvi Yoga Shala facilities in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is located in the foot hills of the mighty Himalayan hills in north India .The ancient sages of the country used to spend lots of their time in the practice of yoga and austerities in this small town which is abundant in its spiritual energy. Rishikesh presents a healthy ecosystem for yoga study and practice. It is the destination in India for teachings of yoga and spirituality.
The scenic and inspiring locals add to the beauty of the nature and make it one of the most appealing yoga teacher training destinations in the world. Contemporary amenities with down-to-earth yogic lifestyle make a perfect combination for the students to learn and practice yoga in Rishikesh.
The serenity and the ambiance of ashrams is being continued to lead Rishikesh as the world capital of yoga due to the exposure to the yoga study in Rishikesh in different traditions and styles, maintaining the harmony.
Another significant reason for the surge in yoga followers in Rishikesh is the economical learning and yoga training cost. Rishikesh is the ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature as it brings the tranquility and peace of mind.
The city is located at the foot hills of the Himalayas on the bank of the river Ganga surrounded with evergreen lush of the forests. The presence of this nature adds the abundant energy to the practitioner in addition to the spiritual vibrations of this land which is the result of the penance of the ancient sages of India in this part of the country.
During this retreat, you will be served three daily vegetarian meals per day. The Kitchen at Ojashvi Yoga Shala is always delighted to prepare delicious food considering the cultural diversity. With a rich history, the food recipes are prepared in variety keeping the concept of health in mind. The ingredients used in the preparation are fresh and with a balance of nutritional principles. The service at the restaurant is outstanding in warm, clean, and more comfortable ambiance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED) or Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The organizer will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. Return transportation is available on request for an additional cost.