Breathe. Balance. Explore
Yoga is integral part of healthy living and Yoga Vacation is a creative way to de stress. With the practice of ancient yogic techniques, the body experiences deeper relaxation.
Amidst the Himalayas and closer to nature, Yoga Vacation is a 10 days programme where the body, mind and soul journeys on a deeper level to rejuvenate and find inner peace.
The schedule comprises of morning and evening meditation as a way to interact with the divine consciousness. *The Hatha Yoga classes are elaborate with a sequence of asanas based on the philosophy of Proper Exercise and Proper Relaxation. There are also lectures on philosophy of yogic culture, mantra chanting, kirtan and spiritual talks. During the day the vacationers also have time to interact with the villagers and experience the lifestyle and traditions of Himalayan families.
The schedule as follows:
6:00 am - 7:30 am
Meditation | Chanting | Spiritual Talk | Nature Walk (Silent Walks)
Tea with Snack
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Yoga Asana Class
10:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Karma Yoga (Seva)
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Interaction with Villagers (optional) | Exploration Time (free time)
Tea with Snacks
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yoga Asana Class
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Satsang | Meditation | Kirtan
Join us as we experience the beauty of nature with finding stillness. Please Register in advance as places are limited
Shivalayaa Yoga Shala as an organization is dedicated to enhance the integration of the body, mind and soul. In order to adapt to a yogic lifestyle, we are hereby required to adhere the following code of conduct:
As a Human being first and later as a practitioner of yoga we have certain obligation towards the society we live in and also towards the self. They are chalked out as Yamas and Niyamas respectively. Here at the Yoga Shala we adhere to these Yamas and Niyams as laid down by ancient sages to be practised as a part of Gurukula system.
On days off and during free hours when you wish to take a stroll in the village, you are required to keep the clothing apt as a regard to culture we live in. Any kind of nudity is prohibited in the premises and outside the Yoga Shala
As we have students and practitioners coming from all walks of life and different backgrounds, we acknowledge verbal interaction. We request you to keep your usage of mobile phone bare minimum. Mobile phones are strictly banned in the classes. However, for photography, video and audio recording during the classes and lectures permission may be taken by the Faculty.
During your duration of stay at Yoga Shala, you are requested to follow Brahmacharya and keep of sex and any sexual activity as it affects the mind and becomes an obstacle in your spiritual practice.
The need for discipline is important in the path of sadhana. It is essential for the mind and also for the body. During any programme especially Teacher Training Courses, complete attendance and full participation in the daily classes, meditation and satsang are mandatory. If for any reason you must be absent from any part of the schedule, you are required to inform the teaching faculty at the Shala. Also any absence from the Yoga Shala during the duration of the course other than on a day off is not permissible.
Karma Yoga is an essential part of any programme you choose to attend at the Shala. It not only is a path of growth in the spiritual journey but if the activity one does with complete meditation and regardless of any expectation it becomes a process of liberation it is Karma Yoga. We give an hour of Karma Yoga, also traditionally known as Seva. The practitioners are requested to integrate it as a part of training.
Proper diet has an intimate connection with the mind of a Yogi. At the Shala, we serve a wholsesome Sattvic diet that is just not rich in food elements but also rich in prana. We strictly avoid usage of any non- vegetarian food items, onion and garlic within the premises. Use of any kind of intoxicant is strictly prohibited (such as drugs, alcohol, smoking, coffee etc). You are requested to also avoid it during the duration of any programme or on any outings. If you are found guilty of indulging into any of the above within the Shala premises, you would be directly eliminated without any prior notice.
These are basic guideline that are required and requested to be followed by any one who wishes to enrol for their choice of programme. Once you accept these, please proceed towards Registration.
I spent 48 days with naveen and diksha. The place is beautiful. When you get out of the road and discover the rice fields, there's no more noise. So I had the chance to see the harvest of rice, to get to know the village, to go swimming in the ganges every day. I was going to market and discover the mountain and the amazing places, yoga every day with Naveen. The Hotel is brand new and has nothing to do with the buildings and the usual state in India. It's absolutely perfect and clean with an amazing view of the rice fields. Cut the breath. With Naveen we also went to the source of the ganges passing by gangotri and it's really worth it just ask. Naveen and diksha we have a true spiritual aura and can teach you Indian history or simply discuss life. A Hidden Paradise. Thank you. Om Shanti
Amazing place and lovely people! Naveen and Diksha and everyone else made me feel so welcome. What a great place to go for self practice and feel nurtured in the comfortable accommodation and delicious satvic food. Naveen is also a very experienced yoga teacher and in one lesson he gave a boost to my self practice which I am still benefiting from, and especially his advice about headstands. If you get the chance to stay here give yourself this gift and even though I did not do a TTC this time. I would love to come back at a later date and do their TTC.