Iyengar yoga is developed by BKS Yengar. it is a scientific, disciplined and deeply researched yoga system. It shows how eight aspects (limbs) of ashtanga yoga are integrated. The Iyengar Yoga gives emphasis on precision, alignment, sequencing of asanas, props, timing and therapeutics. Through precise insistence and love it cultivates self-knowing and awareness. It teaches how to move from the outer world to inner world.
Iyengar Yoga retreat is a holistic approach towards yoga. By participating in this wonderful Iyengar yoga retreat you will be enriched with a happier, healthier lifestyle and yoga knowledge.
The retreat is best suited for beginners. It will elaborate the technical details or Pranayama and Asana in the style of Iyengar Yoga.
The ashram has a wonderful yoga studio which is fully equipped for teaching Iyengar yoga. It is located just behind the Ashram Temple with a scenic view of the Himalaya and the holy Ganga River.
USD500/- each 8-Days Course. It includes all meals, apartment accommodation on twin sharing basis, tuition fee, course materials and one outing program. (During the course, students will venture out for outing program together. It may be for rafting, trekking or sight-seeing, to be decided at the beginning of course).
USD600/- each 8-Days course. Same as above except Single Room
In this package we offer you
~ Intensive yoga retreat (based on Iyengar style)
~ Peaceful, serene and pure Ashram setting
~ High level of personal guidance and attention
~ Deeply -connecting Yoga Instruction
~ Enriching and soothing chanting, Kirtans & Bhajans
~ Introduction to Vedanta Philosophy & Sanskrit language & terms (the language of the Yogas).
About the Retreat :
The course will explore the technical details of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation in the tradition of Iyengar Yoga. All are residential intensive courses with single accommodation and delicious yogic cuisine.
Right through the day, you’ll be engaged in different sessions of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting, Audio-video shows of Shri Iyengar classes, Discussions on Yoga Philosophy, Music & Bhajans.
There will also be an outing arranged such as a river rafting experience or a trek which will be decided in conjunction with the group at the start of the course.
Location and about retreat venue :
The retreat is perfectly located in the Ashram town of Rishikesh – the Yoga capital of the World. It is an ideal place to focus on your inner, physical and spiritual self.
The retreat will be conducted in the Ashram which is located right upon the banks of the holy Ganges river. It is set amidst two and a half acres of well manicured gardens and trees. The Ashram although calm and secluded, it is yet only a ten minute walk from the main Rishikesh bazaar and the bustling markets.
The Ashram has a wonderful yoga studio complete with props, which is fully equipped to accommodate more than 50 students at a time. It is located just behind the Ashram Temple with a scenic view of Himalayas and the holy Ganga River.
Spaces are limited to ensure our students receive a high level of personal guidance and attention.
Retreat Program :
This being a Yoga Intensive Retreat, there will be daily yoga classes. As a wholesome program, the study will include asana, meditation and pranayama. The style will reflect the training of the teacher giving a class.
In the morning asana session, you’re going to experience the art of yoga practice. Every day different sequences with clear instructions from the teacher will reveal you new methods and approaches of yogic practice.
In the evening Asana session you’ll learn more about technical details of asana, how to use props and the art of breathing.
Learning from the masters will always take you to an unknown world. Videos of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar’s classes and practice and Swami Dayananda’s talks will be shown in a session.
Sanskrit: The entire authentic Yoga literature is originally in the Sanskrit language. So, if you don’t know the basics, you really aren’t started. Here, in one session, you’re going to learn basic Sanskrit. At the end of the course you can read Sanskrit words, though it’ll take more time to understand the meaning.
There will also be an exclusive session of guided meditation.
In addition you will have sessions of chanting, bhajans (spiritual songs)
Daily classes offer the chance to positively influence your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
About the Teacher:
The retreat is led by Shri Nanda. He has been studying with Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri. Gitaji and Sri.Prashanthji and conducting regular yoga courses at the Ashram. During his long stay at Rishikesh, he made his yoga foundation from Br.Rudradevji and he got the opportunity to study with Sri. Ramanand Patelji of USA. He has also been a student of Vedanta taught by H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji.
~ Pick up from New Delhi Airport upon arrival
~ Transit stay in New Delhi
~ Transfer to Rishikesh Ashram
~ Retreat Participation – includes Food, Accommodation, Tuition fee, Course materials and Group Outing program if any.
~ Return transfer to Delhi upon course completion
~ Transit stay in Delhi (if required)
~ Delhi sightseeing (optional)
~ Drop back to New Delhi Airport for flight back home