Yoga Immersion Retreat
10 - 23 June 2013At Peridot Inn, Mysore, Karnataka, South India
This tw0 week Yoga Immersion Retreat builds the practical and theoretical foundation to master the yoga in a systematic way. Besides two daily yoga sessions with demonstrations and detailed instructions, the meditation and theory classes are incredibly valuable – for all levels of students. Without this philosophical and spiritual background to your practice, yoga can be reduced to just any other fitness exercise.
This course covers all the basic practices of yoga and meditation,
and also you will get introduced to the basics of Ayurveda during the first week and Patanjali Yoga sutras during the second Week.
Please note this retreat in June is running in parallel with ongoing teacher training retreat. You will be sharing Meditation and theory class (Philosophy or Ayurveda) with Teacher Training Students. The morning Yoga class is divided for Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced students in two separate class rooms.
06.00 - 06.40 am: Meditation and Kriyas (Neti)
Retreat Donation / Fees:
$700 USD - All Classes + Food + Accommodation in a twin-share room
$900 USD - All Classes + Food + Accommodation in a Private room
US$300 non-refundable & non-transferable deposit is needed for booking a
If you have never heard about Mysore, it is known as the capital of yoga in South India and a perfect gateway to explore South Indian culture steeped in thousands of years of past Hindu Heritage. It is located in the middle of all cultural and spiritual places in four South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
What made us to change to Mysore, instead of Himalayas, is it’s good weather throughout the year and it meets a lot of our practical needs like transport, comfortable rooms and proper food etc. The cultural feasts of this place can balance the 9 hour a day intensive training you will be going through a month long very special time of your life.
For more information about Mysore please check our Orientation Guide or else:
Peridot Inn is a 3 Star Corporate guest house specialized in hosting the groups. During our retreats we are taking the entire place, along with lawns and outdoor restaurant.
All the rooms are a luxury for Indian standards and meets International standards of hotels with spacious rooms furnished aesthetically and the private bathrooms with western toilet seats, hot showers and sinks etc… We chose this seemingly a bit expensive facility as we found from our past retreats in Himalayas and Kerala that without a comfortable sleep and nourishing food, our students can't focus on the course. A good sleep and proper food can make a big difference in how you enjoy this intensive retreat.
We will be doing yoga in a huge hall on the top floor and two other halls within the same building can be used for morning gentle yoga classes and for teaching practice during the second half of the course. Two huge lawns are also available for yoga whenever the weather permits.
This Inn has ample staff to keep the rooms and campus clean and to change the sheets and towels regularly.
All rooms are connected with Wi-Fi access and Intercom phone.
Internet Center at the reception and Laundry Service are available within the campus at a nominal cost.
Foods & Drinks
We provide sattvic Indian foods & drinks, which are less spicy and beneficial to the practice of yoga and meditation. Meat and fish are not allowed in our campus. Eggs can be provided on demand, if you think you need more proteins.
05.30 am: Hot Lemon Ginger Drink or Tea without milk
We understand that Indian food is new to your stomachs and make sure that you are getting the right food. If anything doesn't suite your tummy, we will provide you with bread, porridge, cornflakes, eggs or any other alternative food that suites your stomach.
We will be organizing a Cultural Tour on 17th June for visiting all the important places to expose you to the magic of India. The tour costs are NOT included in the course fees and needs to be paid separately. It will cost about $10 to $20 for this trip.
Arrival & Departure
You will have to arrive here by the evening of 09 June or early morning of 10th June.
The program begins with a Opening Ceremony and Orientation Day on 10 June.
The full schedule begins from 11th June. Cultural Tour on 19th June, 2013.
Departure on 23rd June, 2013. Probably you will have to leave 22nd night to catch up the early morning flight from Bangalore Airport.
Additional days of Stay
We have a two week Yoga & Reiki Intensive Retreat from 24 June to 08 July, 2013. You are welcome to extend this stay for one/two more extra days, if you are interested in Reiki Level-1 & 2 Certification Course. Please check the Workshops page in our webstie for more info. about this unique course offered by Grand Master Aji.
How to Get Here?
There is one small domestic Airport in Mysore but the flights are not that regular at the moment. You will have to fly into one of the International airports like Bangalore, Calicut, New Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai and then take a connecting flight to Mysore, if it is available on that day.
Nearest International Airports: Bangalore (BLR) / Calicut (CCJ)
Bangalore International Airport, well connected with all the cities around the world, is about four/five hours driving distance from Mysore.
Kozhikode (also known as Kozhikode) International Airport in Kerala is well connected with all cities in the middle East like Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait, Doha etc.. There are many connecting flights from the middle east to Europe, Africa and USA/Canada routes. It is about five/six hours drive to Mysore, through forest beautiful hills and forests on the way.
One can also fly to New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and then take a domestic flight to Bangalore.
We organize safe Airport Pick-up with our personal drivers and staff to pick up /drop back the students from/to from both Airports at any time of day or night. For Single females arriving late night or early morning we request you to wait at the airport or we can arrange a hotel closer to airport -- as we don't want to any risk with female students during night. If there will be two/three students it might be okay to drive down to Mysore during the night also.
Our designated person will be standing at the Exit Gates holding a placard with our school name. At least two emergency telephone numbers will be given in case if you have any difficulty in finding our person at the airport.
Estimation of Airport Transport Costs:
Check the available Flights to Bangalore or Calicut: www.ixigo.com
Normally most of the students arrive one/two days before the course start date and also leaves one/two days after the course closing date. So, it is possible to share the car / costs with other students, if you don't mind waiting at the airport for a while. Majority of our students arrive between 12 midnight to 8 am. We will be coordinating the arrival timings with students and if necessary arrange the hotel rooms, if you would like to wait for others to join you.
Cheaper option by Buses (for day-time arrivals)
If you are a seasoned traveller arriving during the day time, you can easily take buses from Bangalore or Calicut to Mysore. There are special Volvo buses from Bangalore airport to Majestic (Central Bus Terminal) from where you can catch a bus to Mysore every 30 minutes. It will cost about $10 for both buses, but it can take at least 5 to 6 hours, depends on traffic in Bangalore city.
There are regular buses from Calicut to Mysore which takes about six/seven hours and costs less than $10.
Trains from other parts of India
Mysore is well-connected with trains / buses from all four directions of Bangalore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There are also long journey trains from/to New Delhi, Mumbai and all other Indian Cities, but not advisable for travellers new to India. If you can write us from which part of India you want to come we can tell you what is the easiest way.
Check the available trains from here: www.indiarailinfo.com
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