Next retreat: 12. to 24. October 2015

Take a break and revitalize your body, mind and spirit at the source of Ayurveda!

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Our first destination will be the idyllic town of Rishikesh. Its mystic temples, the beautiful flora, the clean Himalayan air and the purity of the river Ganges make Rishikesh into a very special jewel.

This place is known as the capital of Ayurveda and yoga, which thousands of pilgrims visit every year before they continue on to travel to the holy places of the Garhwal.

Rishikesh exudes an energy that allows every visitor to enjoy complete relaxation and regeneration.

Then we continue travel along the ganges to Shivpuri (near to Rishikesh), where you will enjoy your wellness days in the newly built hotel „The Grand Shiva“ (or in a similar hotel depending on the season). This modern and very pleasant hotel is only a few minutes walk to the sacred river Ganges and offers a wonderful view overlooking the river. In its beautiful ambience the restaurant, the big terrace, a swimming pool und a good Spa, etc. are available to you. We have reserved for you comfortable rooms. You can enjoy the excellent vegetarian buffet of the hotel restaurant for breakfast and dinner.

On certain days you will visit interesting cultural sites and holy places, as for example the ancient Shiva temple „Neelkanth Mahadeva“, the famous Durga temple „Chandrabadani“, where from you will view the 8000 meter high Himalaya mountains or we will make a trip to the mystical place „Devaprayag“, that is yearly visited by countless of pilgrims. Devaprayag is situated at a point in the Himalayas that is the confluence of the two rivers Baghirati and Alakananda, which unite here to form the Ganges and whose waters carry the healing properties of the high mountains and springs. Devaprayag is known as the meeting place of the gods and the wise. In its vicinity are numerous sacred shrines. You will enjoy the view of both the rivers and the beautiful Ram temple.

One evening we have planned to visit the traditional Ganges worship. This is a beautiful ceremony in Rishikesh accompanied by mystical mantra chants. Thereafter you will enjoy your dinner and an excellent idyllic setting in a cafe at the banks of the ganges.

Every participant can take part in daily restorative yoga sessions and get several ayurvedic massages during his stay for free!

As a great start or as a crowning moment at the final you will experience the capital city Delhi followed by a delicious celebratory meal.

On this journey we place great emphasis on your safety, relaxation and the replenishment of your energy. We took great care to accommodate this aspect when creating the daily schedule.

You will experience these exquisite places in combination with ayurvedic massages, a possible professional Ayurvedic consultation, healthy delicious food, restorative yoga sessions with harmonizing meditations and fascinating excursions to mystical sites.

A valuable part of the everyday program will be the telling of stories that revive ancient India. And there will still be enough free time for your own explorations of whatever is needed to increase your wellbeing.

 

Price: 2.450 € per person

Single room supplement: 250 €

(The price is all inclusive, except the Visa! It includes the flight, full pension, wellness massages and much more!)

Next journey:

12. to 24. October 2015

Registration and information:

info@johannesbaumgartner.com

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