- Yoga & Ayurveda Reisen
- Yoga Reisen
On this two-week trip to the Indian Himalayas, we will experience a varied yoga and Ayurveda program in the Buddhist-influenced Mcleod Ganj. Ram Yoga House, located at the foot of the Indian Himalayas, is within walking distance of the Dalai Lama’s residence. From the small streets of the even smaller mountain village at an altitude of 1800 meters, Buddhist mantras sound, women sell steamed dough bags, colorful prayer flags fly in the wind.
From our yoga hall we have a magnificent view down into the Kangra valley and high on the first snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas.
The days in Mcleod Ganj will be regularly structured with yoga lessons in various traditions, meditations, workshops, Ayurvedic massages and healthy meals. We often have guest teachers at our yoga house and from time to time we will also be guests of yoga teachers, meditation schools and Ayurveda doctors.
During the trip we will take a two-day easy hike to a mountain village and will conclude our trip with a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Day 1 ( Sat) Departure from Germany, in the night arrival in Delhi, if needed hotel room near the airport.
Day 2 (Sun) Flight to Dharamshala and arrival in Mcleod Ganj
In the morning we take a flight to Dharamshala and reach our hotel at noon.
After a little refreshment we explore the Tibetan-influenced place.
Afterwards, our first yoga and mediation lesson takes place.
Day 3 (Mon) to 13 (Thu)
Our days in Mcleod Ganj are clearly structured and peppered with yoga lessons, workshops, massages, mediation lessons and of course time both to explore the nice mountain village and to relax.
During our stay we take a two-day hike to the village of Kareri. Here, in a beautiful camp right next to a mountain river, we will have a yoga lesson in the afternoon and the next morning and can sing Mantra and Kirtan in the evening at the campfire.
9.00-10.00 Breakfast buffet
10.00-13.00 Workshops, Leisure, Excursions, Ayurveda
13.00-5.00 Free time, massage, excursions
8.00 Dinner buffet
Day 14 (Fri) Travel by bus to Amritsar (5 hours)
In the early morning we take the bus to Amritsar. Here we will visit the Golden Temple and take a look at the capital of the Sikhs.
Day 15 (Sat) Amritsar and flight to Delhi
In the evening we take the flight to Delhi. Until then, we have time to explore Amritsar further.
At night we are scheduled to depart for Delhi or we will book an extra night in Delhi if the flight departs the next morning.
- German-speaking travel companion and yoga teacher Sarah Appelt
- Total transport (flights, bus, transfers)
- Accommodation in a shared double room with half board
During the retreat:
- Tea and filtered water
- daily 2 yoga lessons
- daily meditation lesson
- Workshops on Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation
- two-day trek with overnight stay in tents, mountain guide and full catering
- 1 x Thai Yoga Massage
International flight (can be booked through us) Visa (about 2o €) Meals and drinks outside the retreat additional activities and excursions are possible for an extra fee Ayurvedic massages
Prices and Dates
13.05.2023 – 27.05.2023
11.05.2024 – 25.05.2024
1600 € per person (from 4 persons)
Single supplement: 350 €
As a private trip please make an enquiry
The Yoga Retreat is suitable for yoga practitioners of any level. The yoga classes are adapted to the needs of the participants. The yoga classes will be a harmonious combination of asanasa, pranayama, mudra and bandha, mantras and meditation.
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During the retreat, you will be accommodated in bright friendly rooms with bathroom and balcony at Yoga House in Dharamshala. In the Yoga House itself there is the yoga hall and the open-air restaurant.
In Delhi, you will be accommodated in a hotel near the airport.
During the retreat, we serve three healthy, freshly prepared Indian meals in buffet style. There will be a selection of vegetables, fruit, rice and Indian bread.
Yoga and mediation lessons
Our yoga teacher Sarah lives yoga in his country of origin India and has also learned here. She has a 1000 hour certification from the Yoga Alliance. more about them here.
She designs her lessons according to the needs of her students. She combines strengthening asanas with soothing pranayama and deep meditation.
Ravi from Rishikesh comes from a Brahman family whose yoga line can be traced back several generations. He began his yoga training at Mathura Gurukul School at the age of eight. He completed his education with a master’s degree in yoga and has since taught yogis and yoga teachers from all over the world. He teaches Hatha, Asthanga and Iyengar Yoga.
Ram grew up in a traditional Indian family and grew up with Ayurveda and yoga. He has received his yoga teacher training at the Shivananda Center in Kerala and specializes in meditation.
Thai Yoga Massage Course
Participants of the yoga trip to Dharamshala have the unique opportunity to be trained in the art of Thai yoga massage. More about Thai Yoga Massage and the experienced Thai Yoga Massage Teacher Ram can be found here. Ram received the traditional Thai yoga massage from his Nepalese master taught 12 years ago, in addition he has completed training in Thailand. For several years he has been teaching holistic massage in more than 20 countries worldwide, including Mexico, Belgium and Ireland.
Two day trek
During the retreat we will take a two-day break and spend two days in the nature of the Himalayas. The trek itself is moderate. An experienced mountain guide will accompany us to the mountains. Every day we will hike 4-6 hours, our yoga mats are of course included and in the wonderful landscape we will practice yoga in the morning and evening. Meals are freshly prepared by our cooking team.
What to bring
- Loose and light clothing (knee and shoulder covered, preferably white or bright colours), all garments are available in Mclod Ganj
- a scarf or cloth
- thick socks
- Sweater, Jacket, Head
- Walking shoes
- small backpack
- Toiletries (sunscreen) and small medical equipment (in Mcleod Ganj you can get everything)
- Passport (copy), credit or ATM card, some cash in your currency (approx. €50-100),
- Mobile phone, camera, charger (no adapter), maybe laptop
- notebook, writing material
- a lot of curiosity