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Yoga originated in India 5000 years ago. The ancient science of yoga is designed to rejuvenate every part of the body and calm the mind. It involves a series of physical exercises and breathing techniques that enhances both physical and mental well-being and is one of the most comprehensive forms of physical exercise for people of all ages. Villa Shantis yoga vacation is designed to enhance your enjoyment in India by offering yoga classes designed to dissolve travel stress and allow deep relaxation to renew body, mind and spirit.
The 15 spacious rooms are built around an inner courtyard with a vertical garden and all have natural light. Located in the new wing, they fit perfectly into the building's architecture - mid colonial mid modern. There are four categories of rooms: Nine deluxe rooms, two superior deluxe rooms, two junior suites, one executive suite, and one terrace suite.
Develop strength, endurance, and flexibility with a series of energizing yoga postures that invigorate both body and mind. Allow relaxation and well-being to nourish every cell as you enjoy Restorative yoga postures and soothing breathing techniques that relax the body and calm the mind.
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".
Hidden behind a discrete facade, this big 19th century house located in the old French town (white town) has expanded a new wing built in contemporary style and comprises of 15 well decorated and spacious rooms, a restaurant and a cafe bar.
The use of traditional material in a modern language, the harmony of proportion and simplicity confers a unique and innovative character to this hotel and provides a modern interpretation of colonial architecture.
This mixture of styles as well as the use of popular handiwork are involved in the joint efforts of the architects and promoters, who in their own capacity have vast knowledge in the service industry, to shake the conventions, to arouse curiosity and to create an alchemy between the elements while maintaining a great artistic sensibility.
"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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