Join Shri Jasnath Asan in a unique ten-day desert yoga retreat. Their mission is to deliver yogic wellness practices, education, and spiritual upliftment to all, in the pursuit of a world that is harmonized by love and peace. The workshop is perfect for mature wellness aspirants seeking wisdom from the yoga path. You will be immersed in ancient wellness philosophy and techniques with yoga masters in a serene, ancient, desert ashram environment.
There are 12 rooms within the ashram itself, equipped with all the necessary facilities for the comfort of the visitor. Pure drinking water is provided by a rain water collection tank, and there is a solar heating system for consistent hot bathing water.
Rooms in the main house are equipped with contemporary, luxurious, European bathroom facilities, and cotton sheets on single or double beds. If your stay is planned for the winter months, air conditioning is not required.
Within the outer wall is a Dharamsala (pilgrims rest home) providing additional basic accommodation as well as a spacious newly constructed meditation hall for yoga practice.
Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.
Shri Jasnath Asan is a 500-year old ashram on the edge of the Thar Desert handed down through the Hatha lineage from one guru to the next. Yoga classes are Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. with another relaxing session in the evening before dinner.
This is an experiential, residential retreat and workshop which emphasizes ancient yogic healing theories and practices. Housed in a desert oasis of green trees, gardens and lawns, the days are filled with:
The curriculum is designed around the five pillars of Hatha yoga:
Shri Jasnath Asan is the oldest educational and spiritual institution in the Marwar Valley of Rajasthan, blessed with the responsibility of healing with yoga. It offers yoga lifestyle workshops during the winter months in Rajasthan, and throughout the world during the summer - for families, schools, and communities.
They aim to uplift the quality of all life by emphasizing common values in a vibrant, green environment:
This retreat includes a tour to the Thar Desert sand dunes, a guided tour to Nagaur, Jodhpur and Mehrangarh Forts, an overnight Camel Safari and a tour of the Sachiya Mata temple in Osian.
Shri Jasnath Asan ashram lies in the heart of western Rajasthan in the village of Panchla Siddha (place of deep meditation) near Khimsar, approximately 100 kilometers from Jodhpur and 60 kilometers from Nagaur. It is one of the oldest ashrams in the Marwar region. The great saint, Shri Boyat ji Maharaj and the direct disciple of Shridev Jasnath ji, founded the ashram more than 500 years ago.
Rajasthan has a special place in every international travelers diary. Famed for its desert forts and safaris, brilliant palaces and mansions, spectacular temples and wildlife, Rajasthan attracts people from all corners of the globe. Whether to catch a glimpse of medieval ruins, to behold the dexterity of immaculate craftsmanship, to soak in the old world charm, or to enchant oneself with the colorful bazaar - Rajasthan beckons one and all.
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Rajasthan is a desert region so the insufficiency of water has a great impact on cooking practices. Yet there is never a shortage of fantastic, vegetarian food. Local vegetables are rich sources of minerals and vitamins as are the dried lentils and beans from indigenous plants. Do not miss the delectable desserts and mouth-watering, spicy snacks - each region is renowned for its specialties. Cooking demonstrations are available and encouraged by the kitchen staff.
Breakfast: Bread, sandwiches, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee, fruits, yoghurt, boiled green vegetables, and baked potatoes constitutes a typical breakfast.
Lunch and dinner: Regional, unique, distinctive cuisine consisting of bread and vegetables. These meals are characterized by delicacies like gaate ka saag, mustard leaves, green onions, ker and saangri, gwaarfali, bajra chapati, daal-baati-churma, mawa kachori, kaaju katli, sesame seed laddoo, chilly pickle, karhi, khichr and camel milk ice-cream.
Participants of this retreat will have the chance to be escorted through tours of Meharangarh Fort in Jodhpur and Naguar Fort. Overnight camel safari tours will also be organized and you will get to experience the famous fire dance (between November and February only). Sand dunes excursions and much more will also be prepared just for you for an additional fee. Local outings can also be arranged, as well as shopping in old Jodhpur city and local tours of temples and forts.
Invest in your health and relaxation with a selection of Ayurveda services from Shri Jasnath Asan's a-la-carte menu. They have male and female technicians who can deliver specific interventions for ailments such as knees and spine, headache and digestive disorders. You can also simply float away with a whole-body oil massage. The treatments are included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From Delhi, transfer to local Air India flight to Jodhpur. The ashram vehicle is available for pick up from the airport the evening before the launch of the program.
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