Set amongst hills, organic gardens and streaming river, this eco nature retreat is a paradise for peace seekers and yoga practitioners. The 14 days yoga immersion retreat for beginners makes a perfect escape from the daily hustle and bustle and it will help to integrate yoga practices into daily life.
Wake up with the sunrise and start the day in silence with a guided meditation, followed by Neti practices (nasal cleaning) and a warming hot lemon, ginger drink. This way, the body and mind are perfectly well-prepared for a back-bending, mind-soothing yoga class, combining yoga asanas with pranayama breathing techniques. After brunch, there is a theory class on yoga and the yogic way of living, followed by 4 blissful hours of free time where one can enjoy nature walks, relaxing with a good book or visit the onsite Ayurvedic clinic for some traditional treatments and guidance. In the afternoon, there is a second yoga class followed by a healthy dinner and the day ends with chanting or watching an inspiring documentary film. From 10 pm to 10 am, the ashram is in total silence - this is the time for resting and self-reflection.
The 2-weeks yoga retreat for beginners includes multiple private consultations with one of the expert teachers and all yoga attributes and book are provided. Groups are limited to 5-10 students to ensure lots of personal attention.
The retreat schedule is good for 6 days a week. On the 7th day, there are optional day-trips to explore more of South India with the fellow students.
The environment and teachers are truly inspiring! This 14-days yoga retreat for beginners allows you to experience the ‘yogic way of living’ in a religion-free and guru-free setting, simply finding one’s own way to live a healthy, peaceful life in today's modern world.
- 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily
- 1 Guided Meditation Class Daily Morning Yoga Asanas & Pranayamas
- Morning Theory Class
- Evening Yoga Class Mixed Level Daily
- Detox : Neti & Kapalabhati
- Private 1 to 1 Coaching
- Chanting Once a Week
- Video Shows: Cultural & Spiritual Videos
- Yoga Philosophy
- 14 Nights Accommodation
06:00 – 06:30 am: Meditation
06:30 – 07:00 am: Neti Practice & Hot Lemon Ginger Drink
07:00 – 09:00 am: Asanas & Pranayamas
09:00 – 10:30 am: Brunch
10:30 – 12:30 pm: Philosophy
12:30 – 01:30 pm: Private Coaching (optional)
01:30 – 02:30 pm: Fruit and Snack Lunch
02:30 – 04:30 pm: Self-Study / Nature Walks
04:30 – 06:30 pm: Asanas & Pranayamas
07:00 – 08:00 pm: Dinner
08:00 – 09:00 pm: Video Shows / Chanting (optional)
10:00 pm – 10:00 am: Silence / Self-Reflection
About the center
AyurYoga Eco-Ashram Mysore India
AyurYoga Eco Ashram is a retreat centre located in the village of JP Hundi, 40 kilometres from the city of Mysore in the heart of South India. The ashram is surrounded by green hills, agricultural fields and it features stunning views of the Kabini river valley. The climate is moderate all year round and the ambience is tranquil and peaceful.
This retreat centre features eco-friendly buildings to blend in with nature as much as possible and the property is home to 18 acres of fertile lands used for permaculture and their organic gardens.
AyurYoga Eco Ashram is a non-profit organization, founded by Krishna Chaitanya, a native Indian spiritual seeker and yoga teacher who also teaches at his retreat centre. The centre is home to beautiful yoga halls located in the fields and by the riverside. There are meditation places, there is an Ayurvedic clinic and there is a boutique shop to buy organic toiletries, yoga wear, Ayurvedic medicine and such.
This retreat centre is free from religion and guru’s, it is all about ancient yogic wisdom, yoga as a way of life and finding one’s own way with the help of unbiased yoga teachers and volunteers. A beautiful place with beautiful people and they offer great yoga retreats for beginners, intermediate and advanced yogis and yoginis.
Simple but comfortable are the key features when it comes down to accommodation at this ashram. In total, there are 35 rooms, each featuring a balcony with river valley view. There are 10 wooden cottages and 25 eco-friendly hollow brick bungalows scattered around the property. Every room has got its own private en-suite bathroom with western toilet and warm water showers. Students have the option between private or twin-shared rooms.
Ayurvedic vegetarian meals and drinks are included for the whole duration of the retreat. The food is made with fresh veggies and fruits from the onsite organic garden. There is no alcohol, coffee, meat, eggs or fish available. The food is served buffet style and enjoyed at the dining hall with wonderful views of the surroundings. Special dietary needs for gluten, dairy, and food intolerances can be accommodated for just inform them up front.
What is Included
- All Classes for 14 days
- 14 days of all ayurvedic/vegetarian meals and drinks
- 14 days of accommodation, with attached bathroom
- 1 GB of complimentary Wi-Fi
- New yoga mat
- Books & neti pot
What is not Included
- Pick and Drop transfers
- Personal Expenses
- Air Tickets and Visa Costs
The deposit payment of $300 US Dollar is non-refundable under any circumstances, as this goes toward administrative costs.
If you have paid the full fees for the course:
100% refund, if you cancel six weeks before the retreat start date.
75% refund if you cancel 15 days before the retreat start date.
50% refund if you leave within the first 3 days after arriving here.
We hire the number of teachers/staff, pay for the rooms in advance and make other preparations for each retreat based on number of participant. Any last minute cancellations, no-shows or leaving the retreat without completion would cause financial loss for us. So, we will be compelled to forfeit the non-refundable deposit and also charge you the cancellation fees as follows:
$100 USD Cancellation Fees, if you notify us at least 4 weeks prior to the retreat start date.
$200 USD Cancellation Fees, if you notify us at least 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date.
$300 USD Cancellation Fees, if you notify us at least 1 weeks prior to the retreat start date.
50% of the total Retreat Cost for No-Shows or No-Cancellation notification during the 7 days prior to the start date.
75% of the total Retreat Cost, for leaving the retreat within the first 3 days.
100% of the total Retreat Cost, for leaving anytime after 3 days and before completion of the Retreat.
If you have to leave the Retreat for any medical or family or unavoidable emergencies, at least 50% of the Retreat costs will be charged for the duration you didn’t stay . For other 50% it will be sole discretion of Ashram Director in deciding if we can make any refunds or not, based on the circumstances causing you to leave.
Full (Balance) Payment
When you complete the deposit payment, you will receive the invoice showing your balance payment, after deducting the deposit payment, which is part of the total payments. If you want to pay the balance in advance, please email our office. Then we will send an invoice with link for online payment with your credit/debit cards.
You can pay the balance payments anytime before retreat start date.
You will have to complete the retreat payment within three days from retreat start date.
Yes, it is possible to transfer your application and non-refundable deposit to any future course (not necessarily the same retreat/program you are applying for) or to any of your friends/family, with the following conditions:
1) Transfer request needs to be made at least six weeks before retreat start date. So that we will have enough time to find a replacement.
2) Your future retreat should be within one year from the date/month of retreat you have paid for. Example: if you book for a retreat starting in January 2016, you can transfer to any course till in January 2017.
Without Transfer intimation within six weeks prior to the start date, the non-refundable deposit will be forfeited automatically. The forfeited deposits go to our Trust account as a donation, which will be used for charitable activities like free medical camps, supporting the education of orphans and training locals into organic farm, etc.