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Chinar invites you for another opportunity to explore yourself in the sacred Himalayan nature. Chinar is a meditative zone which allows the body and mind relax deeply and touch the peaceful presence within yourself. These 8 days of purification and nourishment through yoga, meditation and silence are open for all who are searching for the deeper meaning of life and are in love with nature. Expand the idea of yoga beyond physical exercises, and bring deep awareness to every aspect of your life journey. You'll learn to flow with the meditative movements and rhythms of nature.
During the retreat, you will be staying in Chinar Paradise. Chinar is hugged by waterfall, greenery, and strong mountains. Still, the Chinar Soul House is highly accessible. Within seven minutes of walking distance is Bhagsunag Village. The house is tucked under Chinar, a giant maple tree. There are lovely tables made of the Himalayan stones and hammocks where you can relax forgetting the time. There are spectacular mountain views everywhere you look. Chinar House is small and charming and can accommodate up to nine people. There are double rooms with nature view and detached shared bathrooms.
Here at Chinar you will receive rare glimpses into worldly traditions and together celebrate the life through dance and music. Chinar is committed to create harmonious environment and help all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion. Among the precious gifts of this land are its unmanipulated, pristine forestry, virgin air, and crystal water flowing directly from the Himalayan, snow-capped peaks. Chinar is the final resting place before one treks deep into the Himalayas above. From here, you can go on a mesmerizing trek into the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalaya.
Chinar is also 20 minutes by foot from Macleodganj bus station. The nearest airport, Dharamsala Gaggal Airport, is 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) away, and takes about 45 minutes by taxi.
During the retreat, you will have the right to choose trekking as an optional activity. The cost of the trip is included in the price.
A philosopher and an artist (Saumyatirtha Art), Saumya shares her yogic experience in India, Ireland, and Poland. In her classes, you will move beyond the idea of yoga as a series of physical exercises and stretches. Saumya will invite you to focus on developing deep awareness: emotional, mental, and energetical. Saumya will also teach you to try to understand primordial forces governing your bodies and the universe, a dynamic balance of yin and yang. She practices Satyananda Yoga and Bihar yoga.
Ved is a natural yogi, a Dharamsala local, expert mountaineer, connoisseur of Himalayan wilderness, and above all a kind and patient human being.
This retreat will take place in Waterfall Pathway, Bhagsunag Village in Dharamsala India.
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During the retreat, the kitchen team will provide healthy and tasty vegetarian meals. The menus are balanced with the season and are based on locally grown fruits and vegetables. Since everything is made from scratch using fresh ingredients to create a variety of healthy dishes, Chinar are able to meet everyone’s need. You will also have a vegetarian cooking class.
If you have any special dietary requirements due to a medical condition, please contact Chinar before making a booking to inquire whether they can accommodate your needs. They will do their best to provide for your needs.
Should you wish, during this amazing retreat, you will be able to enjoy the following:
Please book your flight to arrive at New Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport (DEL) where you take domestic flight to Dharamsala / Gaggal Airport (DHM) with Air India or SpiceJet.
Regular direct bus services are available from main cities. From Delhi there are government and private buses departing from Kashmiri Gate (ISBT-Inter State Bus Terminal) and Majnu ka Tila (Tibetan Colony). Most buses leave between 18:00 - 20:30 and arrive in Dharamsala at 06:00 - 07:00. You can book your ticket in advance online or take private bus company such as Bedi Travel.
From New Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport (DEL) you take Airport Express Metro to New Delhi Railway Station. There you go to the Tourist Office and ask for next train to Pathankot (Chakki Bank). Its the nearest train station, which is approximately 85 kilometers from Dharamsala. After arriving in Pathankot you can either take a bus which is about 3.5 hours travelling time from Dharamsala (200 INR) or taxi which takes 2.5 hours (approximately 1500 INR).