Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda Retreat
A spiritual retreat with daily yoga & meditation and classes in the ancient yoga philosophy and ayurvedic life understanding. Govind takes you by the hand all the way and he dedicate his full time to help you and your group to get the most out of each day. The course takes place inside the resort Arunai Anantha and “out there” in the amazing Tiruvannamalai – in the middle of the ancient spiritual vibrations in ashrams, meditation caves, temples and on the pilgrim walk around the holy mountain Arunachala.
Standard package: 12850 DKK /1722 EURO.
Simple package: 9950 DKK (1333 EURO).
Visit as a guest, not as a tourist
Get inspired from the direct touch! Govind invites you to “his India” – in his home country and to the mountain Arunachala where Govind has been meditating since he was a teenager. This opens an opportunity for you to learn from the inside of an ancient, rich and unique culture. Together, we cross the usual tourist border lines and make you feel as a participant rather than a spectator. All guest teachers -including swamis and other radiating personalities – are people Govind is personally connected to. The places Govind takes you to are places that inspire him the most whether it’s an amazing temple or a poor farmer in his hut. They all have stories to tell. In each step, you are personally guided by Govind.
05.45 - 08.00: Yoga & Meditation
08.00 - 09.00: Breakfast
09.30 - 11.30: Spiritual Class/ satsang
12.30 - 13.30: Lunch
15.00 - 18.00: Guided tour, meditation or guest teachers
18.30 - 19.30: Dinner
19.45 - 20.15: Group reflection
Each afternoon you have some hours to "digest" on your own: visit your favorite ashram, drink a chai in the local tea stall, chill out with a fresh papaya juice or have a refreshing swim in the pool at the resort. But most of the time you are with the group and will be guided by Govind
Accommodation & Food
The base for the course and for the stay for participants with the standard package is the resort Arunai Anantha. Here Govind gives spiritual classes and we discuss and reflect upon our experiences by the holy mountain. We use the spiritual surroundings outside the resort daily and will spend much time in the peaceful vibration of the saint Ramana Maharshi in Ramana Ashram – just a five minutes’ drive away.
Arunai Anantha is located by the foot of the holy mountain Arunachala away from the traffic noise and crowds of the small roads in the ashram area in Tiruvannamalai. Besides having nice and comfortable rooms, Arunai Anantha serves nice Indian food in their garden restaurant and have a lovely outdoor yoga shala for our classes. In the afternoons, when the peak temperature will be around 27 – 30 degrees, you can enjoy the swimming pool or drink a cooling fresh juice on the terrace while digesting the inputs of the day.
Standard package: accommodation in Arunai Ananthas comfortable and spacious double rooms, limited single rooms available for advance booking and additional payment.
Simple package: the option for you who are flexible in accommodation and who do not mind a little walk to reach the resort. Near the resort we rent a house with single and double rooms and shared toilet and bath. The accommodation is simple: a room with a bed! The mattresses may be hard and you will have to clean your own room, bring your own towels, and wash your laundry by hand. But for you who like to travel simple this is a good way to cut down some expense on your trip.
Food: Most meals we share together in relation to the course. We offer traditional South Indian food and each day you will have 3 delicious vegetarian meals.
The price includes
Course fee for 14 days course, totally 100 hours course including one individual session with Govind, accommodation in double room, food (3 vegetarian meals daily) and certification. Single rooms available for 2850 DKK/382 EURO (limited numbers of rooms).
Not included: Transportation, extra payment for single room (limited amount): 2850 DKK /383 EUR
How to get there
Transportation: You are responsible for your own flight and for local transportation from the airport to the resort and back. Nearest airport:Chennai airport (also called Madras Airport) located 4 hours’ drive from Tiruvannamalai. Further information regarding arrival/taxi and more will be send when you register.
Good to know
Payment: Deposit of 3500 DKK/470 EURO to be paid when booking.
The rest of the payment is to be paid 8 weeks before the retreat begins.
Cancellation procedure: In case of cancellation up till 2 months before the retreat:
50% of the deposit will be refunded.
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Rejsegarantifonden: Santhi Yoga is registered in Rejsegarantifonden (membership no: 2915)