11 Days Art, Meditation, and Yoga in India

11 Days Art, Meditation, and Yoga in India

  • Vrinda Kunja ashram, bhutgalli, Vrindavan, UP

India Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Join us for an 11-day retreat in the heart of Mystic India. These days we will explore the essence of what is Yoga. Vrindavan is an ancient temple-town with over 5000 temples and ashrams where the locals and pilgrims share a timeless faith in Universal Divinity. Since thousands of years the area has been revered as place for healing and deepening ones own spirituality. Still today students of sanskrit from various Yoga philosophy schools come here for purification and to celebrate their diversity in unity. Our retreat is no exception to that purpose as we embark on a journey within with arts and yoga as our vessel and tool. Our purpose with this retreat is not tourism but rather to share with you an insight into one of the few living ancient cultures of this world.

Highlights

  • Bhajan classes
  • Vedanta Art session
  • Morning Yoga, pranayama, meditation
  • Discovering Vrindavan, excursions, temple dinner
  • 11 nights accommodation in the ashram
  • Airport transfers with taxi
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 11 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will be staying in ashrams in Vrindavan, where there are double rooms with attached and shared bathroom.

Our stay in Vrinda Kunja ashram offers you a daily morning Yoga and meditation session. The ashrams history goes back to the queen of Manipur who established this temple in the backyard of an ancient Shiva temple. You are introduced on a very personal level to the life of our local friends. We will process our experiences with daily art sessions and meditations.

There will be art sessions where you will process your experiences with artistic assignments that requires no previous experience of painting or sketching.

Daily yoga sessions are designed to balance your body and mind.

Please arrive on February 26, 2017 so that you will have some time to settle before the retreat begins on the next day (there will be no classes on the arrival day). Every day in our ashram we will offer you:

  • Morning Yoga, pranayama, meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Vedanta Art session
  • Lunch
  • Discovering Vrindavan (see disclaimer), excursions, meeting new friends
  • Temple dinner
  • Evening gathering
  • Evening excursions

Every evening there is a colorful festival somewhere in Vrindavan, the temples are chiming with bhajans and mantras and perhaps a monkey will steal your sandal. We will offer flower garlands in various temples and take part in ceremonies that has been going on for thousands of years. Monkeys, cows, buffalo, camels, pigs and rikshaws mix in the street like a symphony of diversity. Many areas and structures in Vrindavan are very old and sometimes it feels like you have traveled 500 years back in time. The teenagers of Vrindavan meet up around the temples every evening to sing lively bhajans. The beggar in the street can be a previous millionaire who gave everything away to simply live on mercy.

Itinerary disclaimer

If you decide to come, please keep in mind that this retreat is not for everyone. The mix of a culture that transcends external consideration and the reality of globalization and pollution can be difficult to digest. The schedule adapts to the spontaneous nature of Vrindavan and its colorful locals. Expect the unexpected.

This retreat will take place in Vrindavan.

The price of this retreat includes all meals, where you will enjoy the best Indian vegetarian dishes both in the ashram.

In Vrindavan you can find many extra activities outside our program such as visiting authentic astrologer, taking music-lessons or perhaps visiting our local ayur-vedic doctor. These activities are not included in our price.

You can book an Ayurvedic massage or other treatments on site, with a reservation, for an extra cost.

  • 11 nights accommodation in Vrinda Kunja ashram
  • 3 daily meals
  • Airport transfers with taxi to and from the Airport
  • Bhajan classes
  • Daily yoga session
  • Daily art session
  • Daily excursions
  • Daily lectures on local culture and faith
  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Personal insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa for India - 50 EUR

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga and Art Therapy Retreat will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Yoga and Art Therapy Retreat is part of the international school of Yoga Inbound and OIDA Therapy Institute. They offer tours, yoga retreats, and art therapies.

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 92% of the time.
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12 days / 11 nights

Departure:
Monday February 26, 2018
(12 days / 11 nights)

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