India Himayala Yoga Getaway
25 SEP - 05 OCT 2017 • 11 Days of Yoga, Walks & Cultural Immersion
Follow in the footsteps of legendary yogis; visit their sacred places and take part in ancient rituals. Discover the potent power of the Himalayas to relax and rejuvenate. Unwind in beautiful boutique resorts nestled amoungst rural villages and expansive Himalayan views. Dine on delicious home-cooked cuisine and delve into charming, traditional local culture. Soak in the spiritual ambiance that has drawn yogis from all walks of life for centuries; an exceptional pilgrimage for the mind, body and soul.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi @ The Manor
Arrive into India's capital city. Meet your Yoga Masters, India Guide and fellow pilgrims.
Days 2 - 4 Sonapani @ Himalayan Village
No journey to India would be complete without a train trip! We travel from Delhi into the North Indian state of Uttarakhand and transfer by road to our resort nestled in the Himalayas. Enjoy dynamic yoga sessions amongst fruit trees and local flora. Walk 8 km / 4-5 Hours to Mukteshwar a 350 year old Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with excellent views of the valleys below.
Days 5 - 6 Binsar Forest Retreat
Drive further north into the Pine and Oak forests of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, we reach our eco-retreat (at an altitude of 2300m). Deepen your yoga practice with sublime views of high Himalayan peaks. Embark on a 6km / 3 Hour walk along an ancient stone path within the Sanctuary. Studded with Rhododendron trees, you'll encounter monkeys swinging from the tree tops and a spectacular panorama from an old British outpost.
Day 7 - 9 Dunagiri Retreat
Transfer to our blissful abode at Dunagiri; home to many of India’s great Yogi’s and close to nature’s heart. A delightful walk through rural landscapes and enchanted forests will bring us to legendary Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave where Kriya Yoga was founded. A sacred spot imbued with special spiritual energy.
Day 10 - 11 Delhi @ The Manor
Our return train to Delhi will have us arrive in the evening. Transfer to The Manor for a restful sleep before your departure the next day.
Accommodation: 2 Nights in Delhi @ The Manor, 3 Nights @ Sonapani Himalayan Village, 2 Nights @ Binsar Forest Retreat, 3 Nights @ Dunagiri Retreat.
Meals: All inclusive vegetarian meals. You may wish to bring along your own personal refillable water bottle (mineral water is provded) and your favourite snacks for the road.
Transport: 2 interstate Train Journeys and Private Taxis throughout.
Activities: Daily integrated Iyengar Yoga Sessions with Masters Jacqui & Shimon, 2 Half Day Walks in the Himalayas, Mukteshwar Temple Visit, Mahavatar Babaji's Cave.
Support: Yoga Masters Jacqui & Shimon accompanied by passionate India Guide throughout
Arrival/Departure: Delhi, the capital of India is well connected to the rest of the world by numerous International Airlines. You are requested to arrive in Delhi on Day 1 before midday. You are free to depart on Day 11 at anytime.
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