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Magical India Yoga Retreat

Thavathiru yoga welcomes you to join their yoga retreat’s Thavathiru yoga centered in the magical place next to Auroville Tamilnadu, their mission is to spread peace, health, and joy, which can be achieved through yoga, kalarippayattu, Varma, and Ayurveda treatment. This 7 days yoga retreat gives you the opportunity to live in a spiritual environment and practice yoga alongside holiday activities like hiking and local sightseeing.

Meet the instructors

Thirunavukkarasu
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Highlights

  • Daily 2 yoga sessions
  • Indian classical music concert
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology workshops
  • Meditation, pranayama, Satsang class, and mantra chanting
  • Enjoy excursions to nearby sites
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Tamil
Group size: 4-22 participants
Airport transfer included: Chennai International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

You will stay in double sharing occupancy with attached bathroom with 24/7 hot water supply.

Program

Thavathiru's mission is to spread to create wellness to every one of the healthy living, peace, health, and joy, which can be achieved through yoga, Siddha, and Ayurvedic treatment. How yoga leads an individual to a healthy body and lifestyle, and also how yogic philosophy can help in maintaining a peaceful mind and a serene spirit. the curriculum also integrates yoga asana, pranayama, and relaxation practices on a daily basis to bring balance into the practice and to make way for the body and mind to be ready for meditation sessions. For asana practices, the school focuses on Hatha yoga and Ashtanga, Yin, yoga styles of asana.

If you are looking for a stress-free holiday in a loving, fun, nurturing, and compassionate community with Thavathiru yoga guiding you in an intimate environment, this retreat will contact you to yourself and you will feel inner peace – one that promises to renew, restore and rejuvenate.

Mantra chanting

  • Intro to mantra science
  • Morning prayers and evening prayers
  • Suryanamaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras
  • Breathing and Pranayama practices
  • Pranayama – everyday practice of pranayama with leading trainer
  • Establishment of diaphragmatic breath
  • Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana,
  • Benefits of pranayama practices

Meditation

  • Meditation practice – everyday practice guided Meditation with leading trainer
  • Relaxation Practice and yoga Nidra
  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • The sequence of relaxation practices
  • Tension and relaxation exercises
  • Systematic relaxation exercises

Yoga asana

  • Standing posture to learn the foundation of standing asanas and about the position of the foot as well as learning the engagement
  • Seated pose: you learn in seated pose to open your groins, as well as sacrum to bring more ease and flexibility, and stillness
  • Lying pose: you learn in lying pose to open your hip joints, as well as sacrum to bring more ease and flexibility and stillness
  • Classical Surya namaskar
  • Yin yoga

Philosophy

  • What is yoga?
  • Different paths of yoga?
  • Patanjali yoga sutra explanation

Anatomy

Types of joints, skeletal system, yoga anatomy, muscular system, classification of yoga, shoulder vs spine, stages in yoga asana, femur, proportion, orientation, connective tissue, the angle of the neck, the pelvis, aims and objectives of asana, general guidelines. Yin practice the flow of asana of the above from standing and sitting posture.

Culture activities

Culture activities – students can create cultural activities like music, dance, fun activities, etc.

Daily schedule

Thavathiru yoga follows a tight daily schedule to ensure that our students get ready for classes; It is encouraged to take full rest every night by sleeping early as part of your practice and to maintain health and focus throughout the program.

Typical daily schedule

  • 07:00 – 07:30 Mediation
  • 07:30 – 09:00 Pranayama and asanas practice
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Lecture (theory and yoga philosophy)
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Asana alignment
  • 13:30- 14:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Pranayama and asanas practice
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Meditation, pranayama, and Bhakti yoga
  • 21:00 Light off

Please note: schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.

Included excursions

  • Near pilgrimage image sites
  • Manakula vinayagar temple
  • Pondicherry visit
  • Matrimandir visit
  • SVARAM - Musical Instruments and Research visit
  • Sadhana forest visit
  • Near beach visit

Instructors

Thirunavukkarasu Jayaraman

Retreat location

Nearby attractions include Sadhana Forest (8 kilometers), Ma Pondy Cherie (6.5 kilometers), and Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple (6.7 kilometers) Auroville (5 kilometers), and Auroville Beach (2.0 kilometers).

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lobby
  • Terrace

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will enjoy a healthy selection of balanced food. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served during the day with a juice accompanied by a light snack in between.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Apart from the daily schedule, which includes yoga and meditation classes, open discussions about life, evening activities such as talent show, and Nidra yoga, you are always welcome to explore the beautiful surroundings, spend some time sunbathing or explore the local village nearby.

Spa

Spas are available at an additional cost.

Spa treatments

  • Cups therapy treatment and Varma treatment
  • Varma massage available

What's included

  • Daily 2 yoga sessions
  • Siddha and Ayurvedic treatment and Chavitti uzhichil, varma body massage
  • Transfer from and to Chennai International Airport (MAA) only pickup
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Daily tea or coffee
  • Laundry and free Wi-Fi
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Philosophy classes
  • Meditation, pranayama, Satsang class, and mantra chanting
  • Near Pilgrimage image sites
  • Manakula vinayagar temple
  • Pondicherry visit
  • Matrimandir visit
  • SVARAM - Musical Instruments and Research visit
  • Sadhana forest visit
  • Near beach visit

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Special tours
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Thavathiru yoga will provide pick-up from Chennai International Airport (MAA) at your convenient time. Additional charge available for more info, kindly contact Thavathiru yoga.

Airport: Chennai International Airport Airport transfer included: Chennai International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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