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Yoga in the Himalayas and in Kerala

Yoga in the HimalayasYoga today enjoys great popularity outside India as a way to better balance mental, as physical well-being and achieve inner peace in a time of constant time pressure, and professional and everyday stress.
We offer yoga at three locations: in the Chrysalid camps in the unique mountains of the Himalayas; in an ashram in the "Yoga Capital", Rishikesh, on the Ganges, a very spiritual place; and in Cochin, with a private yoga teacher at impressive natural settings of Kerala in South India. There are different schools of yoga; the yoga sessions are hourly, while you live in a normal Guesthouse.
At all sites, it is also possible to undergo a Yoga Teacher Training.
In Cochin, there is also a spiritual school ("Nirvana Ashram"), which offers meditation and accommodation.



Yoga in the Himalayas

In Tirthan in the Great Himalayan National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Chrysalid camp is located on the banks of the river Thirtan, a pure and non-polluted river. We offer fixed dates for the "Chrysalid Yoga Certification Program" with known yoga teachers from North India. Also, in the Chrysalid camps in Shimla and Dharamshala, you do yoga in nature. Information on this program shortly will be presented shortly.

Yoga in Rishikesh

Rishikesh, which is located on the foothills of the Himalaya, is a famous pilgrimage site. The river Ganges flows through Rishikesh, and at this location it can not only impress through its mythological importance, but also through its clear water and scenic beauty. It is here that the river leaves the Shivalik Mountains in the Himalayas and flows out into the plains of northern India to the gulf of Bengal.
In Rishikesh there are numerous temples and ashrams, some historical and some newer ones. The city attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists from India and western countries every year. There are many Yoga schools, most of which have a very long tradition. Rishikesh has the reputation to be the "Yoga Capital" of the world. Hindus believe that through meditation in Rishikesh and bathing in the sacred river Ganges, they can find the way to salvation (Moksha). During the 1960s, the Beatles and other western musicians visited Rishikesh to meditate.

Accommodation and Yoga program for our participants in Rishikesh is at Parmarth Nikean Ashram, one of Rishikesh's finest Ashrams, which offers views over the holy river Ganges. The rooms retain the simplicity of ashram life, while being equipped with the necessary modern amenities such as fans, private bathrooms with hot and cold running water and western or Indian toilets. Vegetarian Meals are provided at the Ashram.
The daily activities include morning universal prayers, satsang and lecture programs (listening to or reading scriptures, reflecting on, discussing and assimilating their meaning), kirtan (call and response chant), and world renowned Ganga Aarti at sunset. General yoga asana and meditation classes are offered throughout the day.

Monday to Friday, natural cure and Ayurvedic treatment are also available on the premises. In addition, there are frequent special cultural and spiritual programs given by visiting revered saints, acclaimed musicians, spiritual and social leaders and others. All staying guest are welcome to participate in the daily activities.

Sample Daily Schedule:

6:00 – 7:30 am General yogasana – Yoga Hall Top Floor
7:30 – 8:00 am Meditation – Yoga Hall Top Floor
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
4:00 – 5:00 pm General yogasana & Meditation – Yoga Hall Top Floor
5:00 – 5:30 pm Meditation – Yoga Hall Top Floor
6:00 – 7:30 pm Ganga Havan and Aarti – Shankar Bhagwan Ghat on the holy banks of River Ganges
7:30 – 8:30 pm Dinner
Beginner level lessons start very two weeks - we can inform you of the schedule. Those with previous yoga experience can start at any date.

Yoga in Cochin/Kerala

In the historic coastal trading city of Fort Cochin in Kerala, South India, which is a popular and attractive holiday destination for many Indian travelers, you live in a guest house and go by the hour during the day to a yoga school, which is frequented by both locals and tourists.
The yoga school is run by Mrs. Sulochana Anirudhan, a 70-year-old yoga teacher. You take part in traditional Ashtanga yoga classes four times per week (Monday to Thursday), in the mornings from 6.00 a.m. - 7.30 a.m. or 7.00 a.m. - 8.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m., a total of about 16 hours per week. Ashtanga (Vinyasa) Yoga is of the Hatha Yoga system, which for Western students includes mainly asana (postures) and pranayama (breath control). It is considered one of the main and most elaborate, but also most difficult systems of Hatha Yoga. The breathing is synchronized with 6 clearly defined series of dynamic Yoga poses.
With Master Santhosh, another teacher, classes are held every day from 6-7:30 am. This means there is enough time to do other activities on the day, such as exploring the area, to relax on the beach or to do excursions on Kerala's backwaters or the mountains of the state's interior.
Master Abhi has since 1984, integrated Hatha/Raja Yoga in his yoga school. Raja Yoga is one of the four classic paths of Yoga. Raja Yoga encompasses the complete path of 8 steps to develop and master the mind, included the three higher aspects of Dharana, Dhyana und Samadhi. Abhi offers his lessons on 6 days per week from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm, starting with one hour of meditation, then breakfast, then 4 hours of Yoga, then lunch, then 4 hours of afternoon Yoga, then one hour of spiritual studies (singing and reading from holy writings). Abhi has been running his Yoga school since 1984, specializing in a combination of Hatha and Raja Yoga, as well as Asanas and Pranayama meditation and bhajans.
Abhi also offers a one-month yoga teacher seminar. This is intended for students who have a long experience with yoga. Here, you take part Monday-Saturday 6-8 in the morning and 3-6 in the evening with the group and get additional individual lessons with Abhi from 10-12.

Meditation - Spiritual School in Cochin/Kerala

The spiritual school "Nirvana Ashram" in Cochin offers traditional Bharathiya Upasana meditation. This is based on mantric, yantric and tantric meditation, Siva Sakthi meditation or causing Kundalini by Naga energy, Age Reversal meditation, activation of the 3rd eye (Extra Sensory Perception), Healing Chakras (7 energy centers), psychonutritionalen, yoga and treatments. The school is run by Swami Sarva Hara.
Activities are 4 hours per day and you live in the ashram (photos are available in the photo gallery above).


Minimum Duration: 1 week
Language Requirements: English
Location: Various locations - See Text
Accommodation: Various accommodations- See Text

Price: In Tab "Rate"

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