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Go beyond daily roles and connect with your loved ones on a deeper level. This fun family yoga vacation is designed to inspire children, families, and couples to experience the joy of practicing yoga together. By sharing the traditional yoga poses, playful partner poses, breathing techniques and chants integrated into five creative yoga stories and magic carpet relaxations based on each of the five elements, people of all ages may improve their physical and mental well-being as they enhance their relationship and share a glimpse of the unity inherent in all creation.
The spacious main house has 14 elegant rooms with private terraces, and a large restaurant offering Indian and French specialties. Just beside, in the exotic garden, 10 Thai cottage style rooms have sea-view terraces overlooking the pool.
Surrounded by lush greenery and tropical flowers, the elegant perimeter overflow pool has a shaded child basin, perfect for a refreshing dip at any time of the day, year-round. Beside the pool is an Ayurvedic spa, to restore harmony and balance to mind and body.
Natural air-cooling, 1 double bed, full bathroom with shower, small sea-view terrace overlooking the pool.
Air conditioned, with 1 double and 1 single bed, full bathroom with shower, private terrace with a view of the bay of Bengal or the Auroville countryside.
Air conditioned, with 1 double and 1 single bed, full bathroom with shower and bathtub, large private terrace with a view of the bay of Bengal or the Auroville countryside.
This five elements family yoga retreat is based on the book of yoga stories written by Teressa Asencia and Marie Noelle Boyer.
The daily schedule during this family yoga vacation includes one yoga class for parents and children together each morning. Families will also enjoy free time to swim, go to the beach and enjoy being together.
Join us for this fun and relaxing five elements family experience and share a joyful and profound experience of practicing yoga with your loved ones.
Teressa Asencia has taught yoga for 25 years in many countries. In addition to her traditional training in India, she holds a masters degree and both E-RYT and RYT-C certification from Yoga Alliance. She created and hosted many yoga TV series in Canada and has produced several yoga DVDs. Teressa also offers private and semi-private classes and special workshops and trainings based on her books, 'Yoga in Your School', 'Yoga Pour Maman, Papa et Moi', and Apple Ipad ebook, "Playful Family Yoga".
Mango Hill, a gracious Indian hotel with an unmistakable French touch, located on a hill planted with mango and cashew trees between Pondicherry and Auroville, on the bay of Bengal.
An eco-friendly haven of serenity just outside the city where Parisian savoir-faire meets the charm of the Indian countryside.
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"Thank you so much for the great yoga teacher training for children. I have learned so much over the last two weeks. Not only have I learned to teach children the beautiful art of yoga, but I have also learned to be a better yoga teacher. I came to Pondicherry to be trained, yet I feel I am coming away with something even more valuable: grace, peace, and santosha. "
"Thank you for teaching many life lessons as well as helping me let go of some past hurt that I came to India to heal. I never expected to be going home as light and free as I am. So, thank you for not only being a great yoga teacher, but also a great friend. I wish nothing but grace, beauty, peace, and success for you. "
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"We had an amazing session with Teressa and her friend in Pondicherry. She gave a two-day course to me and the two girls (nine and 13 years old). Her material was well prepared and extremely well suited for a session with children. She gave the session with true dedication and made it fun while stretching us in our learning at the same time. Teressa herself is a very enjoyable person and the hours with her were therefore really fun. I have tried several yoga courses for children and find Teressa's sessions particularly good for families with children. Even young children would enjoy this quite a lot."
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"The family yoga program that Teressa designed was just the perfect thing for us and our two girls (ages nine and six years). Teressa's easy, engaging, and fun for kids program stayed with us even after the week is over and we are now striving to keep it up back amidst the routine life of schools and work. The story telling approach to yoga was just wonderfully creative and the kids still remember the tales of the five elements. For us, the parents, the chance to learn how to further bond with our kids through yoga is a lifelong learning we will carry with us. Thanks to Teressa and her wonderful trainee Mitu. The kids talk about Pondicherry as the best holiday they have had."
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