Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

February 1st – 14th 2024

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 dedicates his full time to helping 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.

Price: 14140 DKK. /22,335 SEK

Early bird retreat discount. Save 10%. (12726 DKK / 20,103 SEK)

Register before 01/11/2023

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.

Daily programme

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.

Location & food

The base for the course is the resort Arunai Anantha. Here, Govind gives all 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.

3 daily meals are included in the retreat price. For breakfast, you have the option for continental breakfast or Indian breakfast and for lunch and dinner we make sure you get a good variation of freshly cooked, Indian vegetarian food. The meals are a journey in it self – be prepared to new tastes


Retreat package: 

Price: 14140 DKK. /22,335 SEK

Early bird retreat discount. Save 10%. (12726 DKK / 20,103 SEK)

Register before 01/11/2023

This price includes: course fee for 14 days course; totally 100 hours course, including:

  • Daily yoga & meditation classes by Govind Radhakrishnan
  • Ayurveda classes: learn to apply ayurvedic life principles as a part of your personal practice
  • 3 daily meals (Indian, vegetarian)
  • Individual one-to-one session with Govind Radhakrishnan
  • Course certificate
  • “On location classes” during the course we move around in different locations in Tiruvannamalai;
  • We meditate in the ancient meditation caves in the holy mountain Arunachala Meditation;
  • 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.
  • On every retreat we have organized in India, the participants have wholeheartedly contributed towards the eco-restoration of Arunachala forests.

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Accommodation & transportation

  • You are responsible for booking and paying for your accommodation and transportation.
    ( because this retreat, according to Rejsegarantifonden is not defined as a so-called “package tour” )
  • The cost for a double room at the resort Arunai Anantha is 3,640 DKK / 5,749 SEK and single room costs 5,300 DKK / 8,367 SEK for 14 days. You can pay directly at the resort.
  • The nearest airport is Chennai airport (also called Madras Airport), about a 4-hour drive from Tiruvannamalai.
  • You can book your flight online (check momondo.com for price comparisons) or through a travel agency.
  • Currently you can get tickets (both ways) starting at DKK 5300 – 6800 from Copenhagen to Chennai.
  • Kumar from the local travel agency in Tiruvannamalai can assist you with local transportation booking.
  • More information on booking taxis and other details will be provided upon registration.

 Total price includes retreat package & estimated transportation and accommodation expenditures. Your final price depends on your selection of flight and accommodation. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions!

Your safety is important!

Let’s face it. The world has been a bit more unstable in the past years. In Santhi Yoga, we have made group retreats in India since 2011. We know what it takes to make you feel save and we don’t compromise in this. Prior to the decision of having this retreat, Govind took a journey to the resort in India to make sure that the condition in the local area is ready for us. It is – and we are extremely happy to reopen our retreats.

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.

Covid-19: the situation looks good and stable regarding Covid-19. But never travel without insurance: your cancellation insurance and travel insurance will help you and cover expenses if you get sick just before traveling or during your journey. Furthermore, in the unlikely situation if the Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs advice against travels to India, your full payment will be paid back to you by your insurance.

Participants: we can have up to 20 in a group. But usually we will be 12-15 persons.

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

Language: We speak and teach in English.

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