As you drive away from the city, a mere 108 km from Mumbai, lies a world that moves to a different time. The Ecovillage itself lies near the picturesque Kohoj Fort, in a region that is one of the top ten biodiversity hotspots in the world. You can meet many a winged wonder during your stay here. This is not just a retreat, it is a living embodiment of a way of life. It is a place that inspires an inner transformation allowing you to appreciate the gifts of the earth and what it means to live simply in keeping with spiritual and eco-friendly principles. If you’re not attending one of our retreats, we encourage you to take advantage of the experience offered by our daily schedule.
At Govardhan Ecovillage you will experience life as a fusion of Vedic wisdom and modern science. You will discover a spiritual ecology, that lets you live in harmony with the earth. In Vedic times, life was focused on service to the world and its inhabitants – both human and animal – not their exploitation. It is this spirit of empathy that lies at the heart of this retreat. GEV is now an award-winning eco-community, that you can visit and experience a living example of sustainable and harmonious living.
Get in touch with you inner Yogi
Learn the secrets of Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga from highly trained masters. Get the in-depth knowledge of healthy eating, self-care through holistic-living, and meditation techniques from the bhakti tradition. Discover well-being as a way of life.
Pure Ayurveda Living
Experience a snapshot of the possibilities of reconnecting with yourself with our daily programs. From Ayurvedic massages and unwinding at the pool to meditating in nature, at Ecovillage life is truly lived in the joyous moment.
Try your hand at organic farming or discover the joys of giving with our animal care program. If you’re a nature-lover then Govardhan Ecovillage is a perfect place to experience the joys and wisdom of sustainable living.
12 pm – Check in
1 to 3pm – Lunch at yogashala
3 to 3:30pm – Video show at satsang bhavan
3:30 to 4:15 pm- Talk show ( eco talk / wisdom talk / general talk) at satsang bhavan
4:15 to 4:45 pm – Yoga nidra at satsang bhavan
5 pm – Nature’s walk ( Eco & Vrindavan tour) starts from satsang bhavan.
Sites to visit –
Goshala, Rain water harvesting ponds, water recharge zone, Animal shelter, Green Building, Organic farms, waste management ( SBT, pyrolysis), Biogas plant, Solar plant, vrindavan biodiversity garden, 7 temples and yamuna river etc.
6:20 pm – Yamuna arti
6:30 to 7:30pm – Darshan & Kirtan @ Vrindavan Bihari Temple and Madan Mohan Temple.
7 to 9 pm – Dinner at yogashala
4:30 am – Mangal arti at Radhavrindavan behari temple
5:15am – Mangal arti at Madan mohan temple
5:30 to 7 am – Mantra meditation ( Japa session)
7am – Gurupuja and sringar darshan
7:45 to 8:45 am – 3 Options
- Yoga and asana at satsang bhavan
- Yajna at yagnashala in vrindavan forest
- Bhagvatam class in main temple
8 to 10 am – Breakfast at yogashala
9:30 to 10 am- Yoganidra ( optional)
Note – No electric cart for tour.
Swimming costume is must for using swimming pool.
- UNWTO Award by United Nation’s World Tourism Organization
For promoting Eco-Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Development
- Aqua Foundation’s Excellence Awards by IX World Aqua Congress
Promote, Encourage & Recognize Innovations & Contributions in the Field of Water, Environment & Humanity
- Spirit of Humanity Award by AmeriCares
Living in Harmony & Developing Spiritual Ecology
- Green Platinum Award by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
Enable Sustainable Built Environment for All
- Green Apple Awards by The Green Organization, UK
Built Environment & Architectural Heritage Award 2016
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