the experience

 
 

Yoga beyond Asana: Live a YogaVedic life

 

The Yoga School offers a YogaVedic workshop of one week to share traditional and yogic wisdom. This will be achieved through experiential study with detailed lectures and yogic practices to integrate yoga and applied Ayurveda into your day to day routine and lifestyle.The YogaVedic workshop covers the common theory and practice of Yoga and its sister science of Ayurveda. Above all, you will learn the art of executing action in the spirit of Karma yoga. The endeavor is for you to experience yoga throughout your routine of daily life: taking your Yoga beyond Asana and live a healthy abundant life within natural cycles. 

 

The focus of the workshop is to integrate traditional knowledge and wisdom into a healthful everyday regimen supporting an abundant yogic path to blissful being. Taking the science of the planets, stars and their effects into consideration, you will learn to set up a dialogue with the universe and use personal rituals to create intuitive sensitivity to the inner worlds of human consciousness.  The workshop practices are designed to enhance, supplement and complement your knowledge of yoga.


It's beyond Asana. It's about experience, culture and tradition to eventually live yoga within the rhythm of nature’s cycles.

 

Come embrace the enriching experience of the traditions of applied Ayurveda and live Yoga

 

the program 

The program will be conducted in an environment close to nature to reveal of the laws of naturality through the practices of Dinacharya-daily regimen, Ratricharya-nightly regimen and Rtucharya-seasonal regimen.

Why

Conducted amidst the verdant forested landscape of the Himalayas, lush gold cropped fields, sounds of nature and the song of a youthful gurgling Ganga to guide your spirit to inner tranquility: the Yogavedic workshop is designed to align you with the rhythms of nature through special practices and endeavors to impart the message of yoga as a lifestyle beyond asana. The deliberate choice is to move away from commercial mass consumerist ways towards an organically sustainable lifestyle in tune with your body and inner nature. This secure environment in the lap of mother nature will synergise with the practices of the workshop to help cleanse the physical body onwards, promoting an awakening of the subtle body.  

Are you already a Yoga Teacher or Yoga practitioner? 

If you wish to supplement and complement your yogic experience, the knowledge and application of Ayurvedic principles and Vedic routines  will enhance your practice.

Benefits

• Grow your self knowledge to deal with mind-body cycles to effectively live a better quality of life.
• Take your practice of Yoga beyond Asana into the realm of experience.
• Fine tune through a daily regimen and create personal ritual through a set of routine practices.
• Enjoy better immunity and optimal health through a traditional process of cleansing and learning nourishment.
• Learn to align your self to the flow of natural cycles of the Sun, Moon and the planets, incorporating a natural state of being into your day to day life

The YogaVedic Retreat Workshop
One Week 7 nights - 8 days

Ayurveda: An introduction: Concept, Origin and history; Traditional texts;
Dosha: Body humour,Prakriti(Physical Constitution) Parikshana(Determination)
Prakriti(Physical Constitution): Types, Attributes and Function
Panch Pranas(Five Vital Air), Panch Kosha(Five Vital Sheath) and Panch Mahabhoota(Five Elements)

Health: Definition and principles
Disease and balance of dosha

Mitahar(Food Rules): Diet and classification of foods

Yogic diet & Fasting: Technique and Principles

Yoga and Ayurveda: Common origins and philosophy
Yogic Philosophy- Introduction to traditional yoga and texts
Yogic Anatomy and Physiology
Purification processes and use of Shat Kriyas(Cleansing techniques) of Yoga and Panchakarma(Cleansing techniques) of Ayurveda;
Yoga for different Prakriti types

Lifestyle Schedule: Dinacharya(Day Routine), Ratricharya(Evening Routine), Rtucharya(Seasonal regimen) and Sadvritta(Ethical Regimen);
Theory in brief and practice schedule during the duration of workshop

Therapy: Brief overview of yogic and Ayurvedic therapy;
Therapeutic application of Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra;
Therapeutic application of Shuddhi Kriya and Meditation

A Typical Day

Will begin well prior to sunrise to harness the energy of the universe during Brahma Muhurta and utilize it towards yogic growth. A session of cleansing techniques as detailed in tradition will be followed by meditation and an awakening session of asana and pranayama to encourage pranic energy flow through the body leading upto Surya Namaskara welcome of the sunrise.

Breakfast with Herbal tea prepared as per constitution and weather will be followed by theory classes to understand the physical practices that are undertaken and the scienctific rationale applied to them.

Theory of yoga, its philosophy and therapeutic science, and Ayurveda and its method of application make up the subject matter. 

Lunch will be prepared with involvement in the cooking methods and understanding the individual characteristic and quality of the ingredients being used. It will be enjoyed at the peak hour of the sun so as to utilize the fiery energy for good digestion. The main purpose is sharing the feeling of oneness through a sense of community with other participants, thus making the meal complete and nourishing to every kosha-level: from the physical to the astral body. Every meal will be special with the application of the principles of Ayurveda. 

Post lunch relaxation, engage the astral plane through Yoga Nidra practice and then employ the mind’s faculty to assimilate further information with a sharing of knowledge interactive chat over evening tea, termed ‘chai chatsang’. More relaxed study will encouragingly lead to another intensive asana practice which will prepare you for a wind-down as the sun lowers in the skies. Early dinner followed by chanting or singing of hymns will gradually merge the mind with the hour of dusk as birds return to their nests and the moon prepares to take centerstage. The practice of mauna(silence) is encouraged to quieten the mind and it will be followed by a nightly ayurvedic routine and meditation to prepare for restful sleep.  


THE YOGAVEDIC RETREAT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

05:00 Wake up

05:15 Kriya-Cleansing and self-care techniques

05:45 Morning herbal drink

06:00 Yoga Asana and Pranayama

07:15 Bath and breakfast

08:30 Theory of Yoga

09:30 Tea break-discussion

10:00 Karma Yoga: Ayurveda Cooking principles

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Yoga Nidra

15:00 Theory of Ayurveda

16:00 Tea break- Chai Chatsang

16:30 Asana/Evening Outdoor meditation/Music and Kirtan

18:00 Dinner

19:00 Chakra meditation (Mauna-Silence after 19:00)

20:00 Ratricharya routine practice

20:30 Bedtime

All inclusive NETALA

One night (group meeting day) accomodation in Rishikesh + Travel to & from Netala

All organic YogaVedic Lifestyle Kit: Yoga mat; non plastic Neti Pot and other personal use products alongwith no-chemical toiletries 

At least 3 vegetarian meals per day

One Ayurveda Nadi Chikitsa - Doctor's consultation

One Ayurvedic Massage session

One day trip to Ganganani/Gangotri/ local village

Ayurvedic Cooking lesson everyday 

7 days YogaVedic Workshop attendance Certificate 


Not included

Any kind of personal expenses

Anything not specified in the inclusion list

Airfare and Airport transfers: We do provide Airport transfer on additional cost*

*Travel to and from Rishikesh (either Haridwar Railway/Dehradun Airport) is not included. It can be arranged- Cost:  INR 1000 / USD 15 

*Pick up/drop from or to Delhi airport/railway is not included.

 It can be arranged- Cost: INR 4500 / USD 70 

All inclusive RISHIKESH:

Accommodation in Rishikesh (7 nights) during the program 

All organic YogaVedic Lifestyle Kit: Yoga mat; non plastic Neti Pot and other personal use products alongwith no-chemical toiletries 

At least 3 vegetarian meals per day

One Ayurveda Nadi Chikitsa - Doctor's consultation

One Ayurvedic Massage session

One day trip outside Rishikesh / Ganga Arti

Ayurvedic Cooking lesson everyday

7 days YogaVedic Workshop attendance Certificate 


Not included

Any kind of personal expenses

Anything not specified in the inclusion list

Airfare and Airport transfers: We do provide Airport transfer on additional cost*

Travel to and from Rishikesh (either Haridwar Railway/Dehradun Airport) is not included. It can be arranged- Cost:  INR 1000 / USD 15 

*Pick up/drop from or to Delhi airport/railway is not included.  It can be arranged- Cost: INR 4500 / USD 70

Accommodation 

Shared rooms of two persons: each with individual bed. Bathroom will be shared between two persons. Single occupancy is availabale at an additional cost of INR 10,000 / USD 150  

Maximum number of students per workshop: 16


           

Meals

Healthy enriching meals will be cooked and partaken as per the principles of Ayurvedic Mitahar. Seasonal, locally grown and sourced, cooked and imbibed in an atmosphere of shared togetherness, offering optimal nourishment at all levels of the yogic body.

Outdoors

There is plenty to explore and learn outside of the classroom: Nature is the best teacher and it is to her that we will turn for inspiring treks over forest, village, mountain and valley, refreshing yourself in the fresh cool waters of the Ganga or bathing in the hot water springs, thus coming to rediscover our inner nature through the outdoor explorations.

"If places were books, Netala would be that rare timeless classic sitting on a hard-to-reach shelf, in a less-frequented aisle of a quaint bookshop that only incorrigible bookworms make their way to. No snazzy cover jacket to grab eyeballs, no stellar reviews announced on its back cover, no catchy tagline, no hashtag-endorsed popularity, not even a shred of well-deserved pride displayed for admiration. Just unassuming dust-laden covers holding between them a world that could enchant and devour anyone who stepped in. An exterior that couldn’t possibly have hinted at the grandeur inside. Much like the harsh terrain that precedes this well-kept secret of a village.


Eighty-five kilometres from Gangotri (the source of the Ganga) and eight kilometres north of Uttarkashi, Netala stands a world apart from the world outside. A small Himalayan village right on the banks of the Ganga with no networks, no tourist traps, and a skyfull of unadulterated crisp mountain air. And the ice-cold waters of the Ganga (known as Bhagirathi here) roaring past mountains elegantly dressed in lofty trees of every green. Home to roughly a thousand people and their animals, it has the air of a place that somehow stayed true to what nature had intended for it, long before it got marked on a map. The reassuringly sturdy Siror bridge, the Sivananda ashram and the villagers’ humble abodes being the few signs of human occupation dotting its terrain." -
The Better India

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Rishikesh is a town in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand state in India situated at 365 meters above sea level in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Range and surrounded by the Shivalik range. Rishikesh is 35 kms far from Haridwar, 90 Kms from Mussoorie, 25 Kms far from Jollygrant airport Dehradun, and 240 kms far from New Delhi. The town has a spectacular view of jungle-clad hills and also is the confluence of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga. The glorious attraction of Rishikesh is none other than the great river Ganges herself, running rapidly throughout the city. Rishikesh has known as an abode of sage Raibhya who meditated here and invited the grace of Vishnu as Hrishikesh Narayan- who gives control over the senses. Since ancient times, yogis, rishis, sages and sannyasis have been attracted to Rishikesh to practice yoga in this peaceful location. Rishikesh is a holy town with many Ashrams and is famous world wide and  is now popularly known as the Yoga Capital of the world. Rishikesh is also known as gateway to the Char Dham pilgrimage: the four holy shrines on the hills (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri). Thousands of people arrive every year to Rishikesh for spiritual relief, peace, yoga, adventure and to take a dip in the holy Ganges for salvation. The famous among them were Beatles, Kate Winslet and many other celebrities. It is believed that by a dip in the holy river Ganges and meditating in Rishikesh one attains "Moksha" (liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth). Apart from spirituality, Rishikesh is also a hub for adventure activities such as rafting, camping, trekking and bungee jumping. There are ashrams, centers for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage and astrology. 

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Dates

september 16 - 23 workshop (autumn equinox) at Netala 
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OctoBER 10 - 18 Navratri Sadhana & detox retreat AT RISHIKESH 
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novemBER 18 - 24 early winter Workshop at netala 
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dECEMBER 16 - 23 workshop (winter solstice) at RISHIKESH  
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January 13 -20 yoga retreat (makar sankranti) at Gujarat 
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february 10 - 17  (late winter) workshop at rishikesh 
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march 17 -23  workshop (Holi: spring equinox) at rishikesh
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april 05 -13 -Navratri sadhana & detox Retreat at rishikesh
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Investment

The YogaVedic Workshop price: INR 30,000 / USD 450

Reservation advance: to be adjusted against Total : INR11,000 / USD 150

Workshops can be customised for groups. Send us an inquiry!

Come, experience Yoga beyond Asana

Rediscover traditional ways of sharing knowledge through the centuries