7 Days Manali Meditation and Yoga Retreat in India

  • Amar Family House, Vashisht, Manali 175103, India

7 Days Manali Meditation and Yoga Retreat in India

  • Amar Family House, Vashisht, Manali 175103, India

Mind, Body, and Spirit India Yoga Retreat

Have you already planned a trip to India this summer? Would you like to experience the beauty and magical power of the Himalaya’s in Vashisht near Manali? Are yoga and meditation appealing to you? Visit Open Lotus yoga as part of your journey. Open Lotus yoga offers you morning and evening yoga and meditation for an intensely personal and spiritual experience combined with an exploration of the beautiful surrounding areas. Don't miss it!

Highlights

  • Yoga and pranayama classes
  • Evening yoga and meditation sessions
  • Guided walk, temple visit, and exploring villages around Manali
  • Daily vegetarian breakfasts and dinners
  • Return transfers from Manali
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The family house offers double rooms with attached bathroom and toilet. From every room, you have a great view of the mountains. The sound of the Beas river is constantly rushing below.

Day 1 - Arrival at Vashisht, Manali

You arrive at Manali by your own means. Open Lotus yoga welcomes you there and organizes your transfer to the family house in Vashisht. You have time to explore your new environment and will be introduced to the yoga and meditation teacher. Together with the family, you will enjoy a freshly made dinner prepared by Padema and Ritu.

Day 2 - Yoga and short trek

Yoga and pranayama will start from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. After a well deserved delicious breakfast, you can spend your day as you wish. After breakfast, you will have a guided walk to Jogney Falls. These are beautiful waterfalls about an hour along the wall of the valley from Vashisht. These falls descend from high above and run into the Beas River below. In the evening, you will take a meditation class. After that, dinner will be served in the family house or a hotel.

Day 3 - Yoga, meditation, and temple visit

Yoga, pranayama, and asana practice will start at 7:00 a.m. for two hours. The breakfast will be ready by 9:30 a.m. After breakfast, you will visit the village of Goshal, Old Manali, and the beautiful Hadimba Temple.

Hadimba temple is about one kilometer from Manali. It is very old and surrounded by the tall cedar pine trees on the edge of Dhungri village. According to legends, Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba, the sister of the local chief by the name of Hadimba and married her.

In your own time, you can take a rickshaw back to Vashisht. After dinner, you will take a meditation class. You will spend the night in the family house or a hotel.

Day 4 - Yoga, meditation, and exploring villages life

Yoga, pranayama, and asana practice will start at 7:00 a.m. for two hours. The breakfast will be ready by 9:30 a.m. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit several villages. You will walk up along the valley to three distinct villages that dot along the Beas River. You will visit the village of Burwa, Shanag, and Goshal, and stop for tea at a local family house. After dinner, you will take a meditation class. Spend the night in the family house or a hotel.

Day 5 - Yoga, meditation, and visit Solang Village

Yoga will start at 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. After breakfast, Open Lotus yoga will drive you to Solang, where you can paraglide, ride a horse, or just take a short walk around at the top of the Kullu valley. After this busy day, you can relax with yoga and meditation and enjoy a good dinner at the family house.

Day 6 - Yoga, meditation, and explore Vashisht

Yoga will start at 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. Today is a free day where you can do your shopping and explore the local rooftops. Around the temple, there is always something to experience. Ask the guide to take you one more time for a walk. Vashisht has many gardens and beautiful paths to admire. Evening will be spent for yoga and meditation and dinner will be served at the family house.

Day 7 - Check out

Yoga will start at 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. Today after breakfast, you check out from the homestay. Transport is provided to Manali, from where you can continue your journey. Or maybe stay another week because you will miss it!

A local guide to explore around Manali is included in the price.

Amar Family House is located in the center of Vashisht, a lively village in the Kullu Valley “Valley of Gods”, about three kilometers from Manali. From there, it is a two-minute walk to the hot springs, temples, shops, and rooftops. Many walking paths start here, up to the waterfalls, the many apple gardens, and the other villages.

Nearby places

  • Hadimba temple, 4 kilometers
  • Hotsprings - 2 minutes' walk
  • Manali, 3 kilometers
  • Rooftops - 2 minutes' walk
  • Shops - 2 minutes' walk
  • Solang village, 13 kilometers
  • Temples - 2 minutes' walk

During your stay, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner at the family house. All meals are vegetarian prepared with fresh and local ingredients by Padema and Ritu.

During your free time, you can do your shopping and explore the local rooftops.

Massage, Reiki, and yoga therapy are available on request. If you are interested, please inform Open Lotus yoga in advance.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All yoga and meditation activities
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • Local guide to explore around Manali
  • Return transfers from and to Manali
  • Bottled mineral water
  • International flights
  • Lunch and other beverages
  • Monument fees
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Chandigarh International Airport (IXC). For international flights, you need to fly to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and then take a domestic flight to Chandigarh.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Marleen Coppens from Belgium

    "In order to reach the Bhrigu Lake we had to follow a steep trail covered by large pine trees. Every now and then we marveled by seeing the amazing panoramic views, it literally took our breath away. Crossing small rivers, climbing and stumbling over the rocky pathways we reached our camping ground. Camping on 3200 m altitude surrounded by the snow-covered mountain chain is a very special feeling. After a nice dinner we gathered round the fire and shared our live stories. At night we gazed at the million stars and the enchanting light of the Milky Way. Never before we had a toilet with a view on a troop of monkeys and their babies. No wonder everybody took their time …We still didn’t reach our highest point. A very exiting trek brought us to an altitude of 4000 m. Every step our knees sunk into the snow. We left the trees behind, and the air was cold and thin. Finally we reached our destination, and there we stood, touching the dark blue sky. We were so happy and proud!"

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  • Review by Gianna Purcell from United States

    "This Himalayan trip brought us through small village mindsets with home cooked meals, rich culture with welcoming arms, and a beautiful yoga space with mountain views. It was a great way to see this country, with the support of locals in clean and simple homestays. The wonder of these holy mountains raises your vibration and clears your mind to experience all the beauty that is India."

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  • Review by Julie Monjean from Germany

    "Me and my friend stayed for 5 days at Open Lotus' Homestay in Vashisht; it’s been a beautiful place to stay! Chhape Ram and his family made it a great experience for us, we went out to do some trekking with Chhape Ram, had two really nice Yoga Classes in the morning and an amazingly delicious, traditional Indian dinner in the evening. Also, our room was nice, luminous and clean. I definitely recommend Open Lotus' Amar House homestay with the Ram Family!"

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Open Lotus Yoga offers the possibility to discover and combine a yoga retreat with trekking with a view on the majestic Himalayan mountain range.

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