Six retreats from October 2022 to March 2023
Retreats in India
Ayurveda Yoga Meditation
For beginners & intermediates
French and English speaking
22 days/21 nights including:
8 Days of Ayurvedic Detox
Bhakti Yoga (vocals)
Visits to sacred places
21 DAYS OF FITNESS AND SPIRITUAL HEALING IN SOUTH INDIA
Our intensive program begins with a detox, Virechana, supervised by an experienced Indian team. Supported by the practice of asanas, meditation and chanting, the Virechana detox is equivalent to physical, emotional and mental purification. After three weeks, you won’t be quite the same person. New energy, new physical and mental habits, new perspectives. You have lost a few pounds of toxins, your eyes are brighter, your mind clearer and your thoughts more positive. All you have to do is cultivate the seeds sown during the retreat when you return home.
Why attending a retreat with us?
Because we have organized more than 250 yoga and meditation retreats in India and Canada in five years. We have set up a resourcing program that has proven its worth. Our retreats in India are known to be a source of both physical and spiritual benefits because our approach is holistic.
Group discipline facilitates practice and progress. What you could not accomplish alone, you will do easily during these three weeks. For example, doing an eight-day diet followed by a purge (virechana) at the same time as you practice yoga, meditation, chanting and continue to interact with others. It is all together that we go through this process of purification. This is why we pay particular attention to group dynamics.
India is a sacred land with countless temples, where life is punctuated by rituals. And like everywhere in India, Karnataka is imbued with spiritual vibrations that emanate from the earth and that can be felt not only in the temples, but everywhere, in nature, in the streets, in the eyes of people. You will experience a world where the gods are invited to participate in daily life, for your greatest joy.
From 8 to 16 participants maximum per retreat
The retreats are based on discipline in the spirit of Sivananda yoga. These are introductory retreats to yoga, meditation and Indian culture for beginners and intermediates, French and English speaking.
Program for information only. Not mentioned in this program are some local outings that will be organized as the retreat progresses. Also count in addition three workshops which will be given on certain afternoons not yet specified:
« The Little Anthropology Lesson » introduces you to what anthropology is and what it is for. This workshop leads to a reflection on the meeting with India and will give you some tools to make the most of this meeting.
« Initiation to Hinduism » presents the history of Hinduism, its characteristics and currents of thought. This will give you landmarks when you visit the temples.
« Sivananda Yoga » introduces you to Sivananda’s yoga of synthesis. The workshop will allow you to better understand our approach and how we came to organize retreats in India.
Regular day schedule (for information only)
- 07:00-08:35 Morning satsang meditation
- 08:30-10:00 Yoga Class
- 10:00-11:00 Meal
- 11:00-16:00 Rest
- 16:00-18:00 Yoga class
- 18:00 Meal
- 19:00-21:00 Meditation / satsang / puja / cultural program
- From October 02 to October 23, 2022
- From October 30 to November 20, 2022
- From December 18 to January 8, 2023
- From January 15 to February 5, 2023
- From February 12 to March 5, 2023
- From March 12 to April 02, 2023
From 8 to 16 participants maximum per retreat
Beginner and intermediate level.
For English-speaking and French-speaking clientele.
The package includes: detox (2 medical consultations, 2 massages followed by sweating), yoga, meditation and singing classes, spiritual teachings, workshops & activities, three excursions, accommodation, food (2 meals per day except during detox), transfer from Mangalore airport.
Not included: international flight, travel insurance, transportation not mentioned in the program, tips for hotel staff (mandatory, $25 CAD minimum to be given at the end of the stay), snacks between meals, beverages, donation to the Manasa Jyoti orphanage (recommended minimum $25 CAD), massages and additional medical consultations as well as personal expenses and overnight stays and meals in addition to the retreat dates.
To register, first receive the brochure using the form below. From the PDF brochure, click on the « register » button.
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Who are we?
Marie-Noëlle has a PhD in anthropology, specializing in the anthropology of health and religion. Since 2006, she has also worked as a hypnotherapist. She will lead the talking circles, be attentive to group dynamics and give a few workshops to help you make the most of the meeting with the Other in a respectful way. She will speak in particular about the quest for meaning, healing, rituality, Hinduism and Indian culture. She will also give you some gentle yoga and Nidra yoga classes and will oversee the detox, in collaboration with our Indian team.
Computer consultant, but also yoga teacher Sivananda JC (Sivaram) opened in 2015 a meditation center in the Laurentians (QC) where he led until 2020 nearly 250 retreats. From 2018, he developed his activity in India. During the retreats, JC will lead the meditation sessions and teach yoga and philosophy. He will tell you about the nature of the mind, and how to control your mind. Its strong point is Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion, which is practiced through devotional songs and which promotes the opening of the heart. He takes Hindustani music lessons with Gajanan, his Indian music Master. MN & JC have shared their existence for thirty years and have two children.