Spiritual Retreat in India 2025

January 3rd – 16th

February 1st – 14th

Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda Retreat

Early bird discount – Save 10% (11500 DKK)

10350 DKK / 15650 SEK / 1388 EUR 
Register now with 3500 DKK (5300 SEK or 470 EURO)
January retreat – Register before 30/08/2024
February retreat – Register before 30/09/2024

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 dedicates his full time to helping you and your group to get the most out of each day. Retreat takes place 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.

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.

Retreat Highlights

  • Daily yoga & meditation classes by Govind.

  • Ayurveda classes: learn to apply ayurvedic life principles as a part of your personal practice.

  • “On location classes” during the course we move around in different locations in Tiruvannamalai (Temples, Ashrams etc.)

  • Sessions by inspiring spiritual personalities.

  • Individual one-to-one session with Govind.

  • Consultation & ayurvedic massage by ayurvedic Doctor 

  • We meditate in the ancient meditation caves in the holy mountain Arunachala.

  • We visit small and huge temples.

  • We join chanting and Vedic rituals in ashrams.

  • We participate in ancient fire ritual.

  • We go for the pilgrimage walk around the mountain.

  • We visit a wonderful school in a small village to experience the beauty and joy of Karma Yoga in action.

  • Course certificate.
  • On every retreat we have organized in India, the participants have wholeheartedly contributed towards the eco-restoration of Arunachala forests.

Retreat Package

11500 DKK

Early bird discount

Save 10%

10350 DKK / 15650 SEK / 1388 EUR

Register now with 3500 DKK (5300 SEK or 470 EURO) and get the 10 % discount 👇

January retreat – Register before 30/08/2024
February retreat – Register before 30/09/2024

This price includes:

1)  Course fee for the 14 – day retreat, totaling 100 hours (see Retreat Highlights for details).

2)  Accommodation for the duration of the retreat.

3)  3 daily meals for the duration of the retreat.

(This price excludes flight expenses)

Accommodation, Food & Transportation


Tiruvannamalai, located in Tamil Nadu, India, is a renowned spiritual destination centered around the holy mountain Arunachala. This sacred mountain, believed to be a manifestation of a Hindu God, attracts seekers from around the world for its ancient meditation caves, vibrant ashrams, and profound spiritual vibrations. Arunachala is known for its ability to facilitate deep meditation and spiritual awakening.

We are staying at the “Gia Mantra Global Village,” an experimental eco-community living project in Tiruvannamalai. We have booked their rooms and facilities, including the yoga hall, Cafe, and swimming pool.

The serene, natural surroundings provide the perfect setting for our daily spiritual classes, discussions, relaxation, and self-reflection. In addition to the comfortable rooms, you can enjoy the swimming pool in the afternoons when the temperature peaks at around 27-30 degrees.


All accommodations are in double rooms, so you will be sharing a room with a fellow participant, with separate beds in each room. If you require a single room, please inform us, and we will do our best to accommodate your request, although it is not guaranteed.

 Accommodation is included in the retreat package.

We will be having our meals in Gia Mantra and in restaurants and other homely village food places. In all our retreats we arrange Indian vegetarian food which is freshly prepared with local ingredients. We eat most meals together but it is also possible to eat a few by your self, if you like.

Some of the dishes are authentic traditional Indian food. If you have food limitations or are sensitive to spicy food you need to contact us to discuss your situation when you register. In order to make the best out of the time, we pre-select a variation of good dishes for the group meals since it is extremely time consuming if each person order different food in the rural areas of India. So, be flexible to eat “what is on the table” and we promise you that it will be good, healthy vegetarian food!

3 daily meals are included in the retreat package.  We will make sure you get freshly cooked, healthy, Indian vegetarian food.


  • You are responsible for your visa, booking your flights (both ways), and insurance.
  • The nearest airport is Chennai Airport (also called Madras Airport), about a 4-hour drive from Tiruvannamalai.
  • Currently, you can get tickets (both ways) starting at DKK 4900 – 5900 (SEK 7400 – 8900) from Copenhagen to Chennai.
  • We will arrange taxis for travel between Chennai and Tiruvannamalai, and you will be paying the taxi fare (approx. 300 DKK) directly to the driver.
  • More information on booking taxis and other details will be provided upon registration.

Booking & further info: contact us to get a registration form

Good to know

Procedure: to register you need to fill out a registration form and pay a deposit.

Payment: Deposit of 3500 DKK/470 EURO to be paid when booking. The rest of the payment is to be paid 2 months before the retreat begins.

Cancellation procedure: We will fully refund your deposit if you cancel up to two months before the retreat. If you cancel at a later date, you will receive a 50% refund. However, in case if we find another participant to take over your seat, we’ll happily refund your full deposit. We strongly recommend all to have a travel and cancellation insurance. In case if we have to cancel the retreat (which never happened before), we will return the fully paid amount.

Participants: we can have up to 14 in a group.

What to bring? Vaccines? Visa? Get advice and more in the FAQ

Language: We speak and teach in simple English.

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    Testimonials & Videos of Previous Retreats

    Tiruvannamalai and especially the mountain Arunachala is a very special, sacred place, very vibrant and to me I can feel it especially when I meditate here, I fall into meditation quite peacefully and I really feel that this vibrant place, I can take it home with me and use it in my meditation back at home.

    Sofie Bak Thorup

    You may think that retreats are only for younger people, but I can say for one, being 66, it’s also possible for you to go on a retreat like this. You come here with a retreat group and our group is a fantastic group, we care about each other and a certain kind of love and a feeling as one has entered us all. That’s probably what I have learned from this retreat, that we are all one.

    Per Aachamann

    This was my third time joining Govind’s retreat. In joining it was my intention to reignite my daily yoga practice and get time in the beautiful energies of Tiruvannamalai to recharge and reconnect. Govind taught about ayurveda, which asanas to do to balance the doshas, which mantras to use to transform energy and deeper knowledge which really makes you contemplate about life and what is important.

    Heather Palen

    Listen to the life-changing experiences of our retreat participants through these heartfelt testimonials. Join us on a journey of growth, healing, and spiritual awakening as our participants share their personal stories of transformation. Gain insights into the profound impact of our Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurveda Retreat in Tiruvannamalai, India, and be inspired to embark on your own transformative adventure with us.