see below the pics for details... yoga holidays and more
|Yoga on the terrace
||Take a pony ride
||Swim & play at local waterfall
||Trek a while to the snowline
| Activities at Hotel Eagles Nest : Loads to do - or just relax in the gardens...
Yoga Holidays & Retreats, next one: 19 November 2012, for up to 2 weeks
Special Himalayan Yoga Retreat with acclaimed teacher Sannyasi Yogamani from New Zealand:
Sannyasi Yogamani offers Satyananda yoga for all levels which includes asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), yoga nidra ( yoga sleep) and meditation. Sannyasi Yogamani says -
"Yoga continues to be my life’s path, after humble beginnings more than 30 years ago. Following extensive training here in New Zealand, my studies continued at the Satyananda Academy Australia where I received a Diploma in Satyananda Yoga Training. Along the way I have taken regular pilgrimages to India, to the home and heart of Satyananda Yoga. Teaching and working alongside other teachers from around the world continues to be an absolute honour and blessing, deepening my own understandings that I am able to share with the teachings we offer.
In Auckland we have a established a strong Yoga community through Manipura Yoga Centre, thanks to the help and support of the other Centres in Aotearoa. Here, as with all of the Satyananda Centres, we endeavour to offer Yoga as a lifestyle, not just a set of asanas.
I remain and continue to be a life long student of Yoga."
Accredited SATYANANDA YOGA®
Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (500 hours)
The retreat will be held at Hotel Eagle’s Nest which is based above McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, in Northern India, and residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile.
It is a friendly independently run hotel, situated in 2square kms of Cedar and Rhododendron forest with fantastic views of the snow capped Dhauladhar Himalayan mountains.
About Hotel Eagle's Nest and rates - please see below.
More Yoga Retreats & Adventure holidays taking place with Mumbai's own special Yogini: Deepika Mehta
Deepika has been a student of Ashtanga Yoga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath since 2002. She is authorized to teach by the KPJAYI (Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) and also assists at the shala/school in Mysore. She is also a certified teacher with Sivananda Yoga and Vivekananda Yoga Kendra, amd is a certified fitness trainer from ACE (American Council of Exercise), Reebok University, and the Stott Pilates Center. She was the master trainer on the Indian reality television show ‘The Biggest Loser,’and has trained many of lndia’s well-known film personalities such as Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu.
Mehta has a diploma in Naturopathy and Detox from The Hippocrates Center in Australia. Deepika Mehta believes in yoga: Once a rock climbing accident confined her to a wheelchair, initially this dashed her dancing plans, but having discovered yoga - and great determination - now she’s fully recovered thanks to her hard working practice. Watch her host the ongoing series Yoga City on NDTV Good Times to see her in action and her amazing abilities now. The Mumbai-based yogini needs little introduction to those into yoga, and for those starting out, Deepika advises, practice Ashtanga Yoga. This form is taught to help people attain mental and spiritual strength with physical fitness (even Hollywood celebrities like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow have practiced).
“I will try my best to inspire people about the transformative powers of yoga as it has given me so much in my own life.... The practice consists of asanas from Hatha Yoga, combined with Bandhas, a control of energy, Drishti, control on gazing, and Ujjayi, control on breathing. When these three elements combine with asanas, you feel lots of positive energy. It is not easy to imagine the energy I am talking about,until one incorporates the system into your daily routine.”
contact us for details of Deepika's Yoga Holidays, or Deepika direct: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.deepikamehta.com
Sample Itinerary for yoga groups staying at Eagles Nest: things to do! We are happy to make any extra arrangements for travel too, from Delhi/Amritsar or domestic routes.
Yoga classes will be arranged according to individual or group needs, morning and evening.
Day 1: Meet and greet in Dharamsala/Mcleodganj with taxis arranged to Gallu, nearest vehicle point, then meet porters and walk 700m to Eagles Nest. Yoga session. Welcome talk, information and dinner.
Nighttime – bonfire or drinks on The Point.
Day 2: morning yoga, and ‘setting up’. Afternoon walk to waterfall with picnic. Pm: yoga, dinner.
Day 3: morning yoga. After early lunch walk down to Mcleodganj local town (30-40mins), and visit HH Dalai Lama’s temple. Return either walking up or take taxis (we can arrange) up to Gallu, nearest vehicle point. Pm: yoga. Dinner and Film Night.
Day 4: morning yoga. Trek to Triund (maybe up to snowline) with picnic, a good path all the way, approx. 2-3hrs walk up, 2hrs down. Evening: yoga, dinner & Music with local musicians in Moonight Suite.
Day 5: morning yoga. Visit to Masroor Temple & Hot Springs. 1.5hrs drive – Masroor is an ancient rock-cut monolithic temple, then drive back through the Shivalik Hills, stop and walk downhill, beautiful walk across the river to the Hot Springs, which is also a great place for a picnic. Pm: yoga and dinner.
Day 6: morning yoga. Walk down to Naddi Village, then pick up taxis (can be pre-arranged) at Dal Lake and go round to Mcleodganj for shopping etc, then walk or taxi back up to Gallu, and then to Eagles Nest.
Last night: outdoor dinner on the back terrace, and bonfire on The Point.
Day 7: morning yoga. Lunch - Departure after lunch / or as required.
Other things to do if preferred or if the opportunity arises:
Day trip by jeep to Norbulinka, Tibetan Arts Institute and temple, and visit to Karmapa Lama temple.
Day trip by jeep to Kangra Fort – another fantastic place with wonderful views and lovely picnic spot.
Walk down through Dharmkot to Baghsu and visit to waterfall (1hr). Walk or Rikshaw to Mcleodganj.
The itinerary can be changed and arranged for 4 days to 2 weeks.
This can be extended according to length of stay – many more walks/treks or day trips to do!
Also on-site activities: horse-riding, badminton, table-tennis, croquet, cricket.
Massages on request (booking is necessary).
Rates include taxes, fees for yoga teacher and transport, and all the following -
All suites with modern marble bathroom, veranda and mountain views,
Gorgeous outdoor dining /indoor Hall and inclusive of all resort facilities:
All meals, + fresh coffee & juices, teas and snacks
Own Spring Water
Maid accommodation + meals (Driver accommodation separate)
Horse riding on site
Guides for walking/day trek + picnic
Badminton, croquet, table tennis, cricket
DVDs, Satellite TV, library, internet.
Extra: Alcohol, other transport if required.
Ayurvedic masseur/masseuse in-house.
Please note: We always meet and greet in Mcleodganj main square, so that we can guide guests up the jeep track and then 10 mins walk through the forest to Eagles Nest. We are in 2 sq k of unspoilt nature, in a very unique location.
All guests need to call us before arrival in Mcleodganj for guidance up the rough mountain road. Arrival must be in daytime.
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