Himalayan Orchard Yoga

13th April to 20th April 2019

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in the Indian Himalayas

Join us in the wild mountains of northern India, the land where yoga began, for a specially designed seven days of yoga and massage treatments to help you rest, restore and rejuvenate body, mind and soul!

Our home for the retreat, the Himalayan Orchard, lies in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by thousands of acres of uninterrupted forest, near the small village of Rukhla.

Sustainability and comfort are at the forefront of the Himalayan Orchard, with the food served being 90% organic, home grown or locally sourced and 100% seasonal and home cooked. The guest house offers modern and stylish en-suite double rooms as well as three-bed rooms with a shared bathroom.

Creating a nurturing space for deep Self-care and transformation, Thea will lead you through a carefully considered collection of practices to nurture, inspire and uplift you, whilst allowing space for self-exploration, meditation, forest hikes, wild swimming, rest and relaxation.

De-stress, relax, adventure, pamper, retreat, make new friends, transform - maybe all of the above - the choice is yours!

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Date

13th April to 20th April 2019

Location

  • Himalayan Orchard
  • Rukhla
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India

Price

£555 - £665 per person

Early bird discount: £40 off when booked by 30th September 2018

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in double/twin/three bed rooms
  • All meals (homemade and mostly homegrown)
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • One 90min massage treatment
  • Airport transfers from and to Chandigarh
  • Guided afternoon hikes

Price excludes:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Indian Visa
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic beverages
Reading Room At The Himalayan Orchard

Schedule

Meet in Chandigarh at 9am on Sunday 13th April, then transfer to the Himalayan Orchard in Rukhla. The travel time from Chandigarh to Rukhla is about 6-7hrs, including a lunch break.

We will have a welcome session in the late afternoon on the first day of the retreat and an early morning practice on the last day. All other days will have two yoga sessions per day.

Local Tour Guide Narinder Singh

Yoga

Morning

The morning yoga session at 8am will be around 2 hours, including meditation. The morning class will be the more vigorous and dynamic practice. A creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice emphasizing the breath, mindfulness and skillful appropriate action that will – by using and building up through a range of appropriate options – allow students, from the less experienced to the more advanced, to discover how to find and work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.

Afternoon

The afternoon session starts at 5.30pm and will be a soothing and nurturing 90min Yin and Restore Yoga practice.

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Meals

Meals are homemade and vegetarian from principally homegrown or locally sourced produce. Meals can be North Indian and European / Western cuisine.

10:00am — Nutritious vegetarian brunch

7.30pm — Delicious vegetarian evening meal

Snacks

> 8am — Fruits, biscuits and tea are available before 8am

Alcohol

Is not served on the premises, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Host Devanshe Preparing The Evening Meal

Ayurvedic Pulse Reading & Massage

We will be joined by Pandit Awadheesh and his wife Sunita. Pandit is an Ayurveda practitioner, yoga and meditation teacher, astrologer and priest.

Each student will receive an Ayurvedic pulse reading and a 60min massage, according to their constitution.

Sunita is available to give massage treatments to women who do not wish to be massaged by Pandit.

Pandit Sunita Awadheesh

Free time

The rest of the time will be free to do as you please… going on forest hikes, visits to local temples, reading in the orchard, watching birds, swimming in the river etc.

If time allows consider taking an extra few days on either side of the retreat to help you acclimatize, get over jet lag and enjoy spending more time in the stunning Himalayas.

Mountain River