Gita & Yoga

Gita and Yoga

Mumbai, India

Summary

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the oldest books of wisdom known to humankind. Set in the background of a battlefield, the Gita provides some of the most profound answers to the existential questions of life. This single book has inspired more people than practically all the self-help books of the modern era. And now Govardhan School of Yoga demystifies this ancient book of wisdom into 7 valuable lessons that can transform your life. Set in the backdrop of the beautiful Govardhan Ecovillage, this 2-day course will take you through a journey of a life time that can help you connect with your true self. With daily yoga-asanas, pranayama & meditation classes along with beautiful kirtans and healthy satvik food, this course is a complete detox for the body, mind and the self. Come, discover your new self!

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Schedule

06:30 A.M Asana and Pranayam Class
09:30 A.M Brunch
10.15 A.M Karma Yoga
11.00 A.M Theory Class
Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Philosophy & Anatomy Class
12.30 P.M Relaxation Therapy
Yoganidra followed by Herbal Drink
01:00 P.M Theory Class
Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Philosophy & Anatomy Class
03.30 P.M Asana
Asana & Pranayam Class followed by Teaching Class
05.30 P.M Dinner
07.30 P.M Evening Satsang
09.00 P.M Rest

Highlights

  • Daily yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation classes
  • Insights into Mahabharata
  • Insights into the philosophy of Gita
  • Daily chanting of Gita
  • Daily mantra meditation, yajna, kirtans and seva
  • Organic Satvik food
  • Ecovillage tours and ashram experience
  • Yoga Nidra – Deep Relaxation Therapy

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga Style

  • Classical Hatha

2 days with instruction in English
Spoken Languages: Hindi & English
The maximum participants in the group is 25
Airport Transfer: Can be arranged on demand (CSI -Mumbai Airport) with fixed charges

Accommodation

Private Room

Check-in Time – 12:00 & Check-out Time – 10:00

$ 40

A Gokul Single is a small private room with one bed and shared bath. They include a ceiling fan, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, and a small room heater.

Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. A hall bath located in each area is shared by guests – averaging 2 people per bathroom. We make every effort to house guests in single gender dorm areas; however, depending upon enrollment, some areas may be coed.

Twin-Sharing Room

Check-in Time – 12:00 & Check-out Time – 10:00

$ 20

A Gokul Single is a small private room with one bed and shared bath. They include a ceiling fan, a desk with chair, electric tea kettle, a closet with hangers, and a small room heater.

Bed linens, pillow, blanket, and towels are provided. A hall bath located in each area is shared by guests – averaging 2 people per bathroom. We make every effort to house guests in single gender dorm areas; however, depending upon enrollment, some areas may be coed.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Yoga Studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • GEV Tour

Accommodation includes a private room or on twin sharing basis at Gokul Cottages. A Gokul single is a private room with one bed and shared bath including all the modern amenities one could wish for. Bed linens, pillow, blanket and towels are provided. A hall bath located in each area is shared by guests – averaging 2 people per bathroom. The accommodation gives a feeling of a village stay with birds chirping all around. You can hear and see local species of birds in their natural habitat and find peace and serenity in nature.

Program

At Govardhan School of Yoga (GSY) we primarily aim to facilitate a journey of inner awakening and transformation based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. As the Bhagavad Gita explains, Lord Krishna is the original Yogeshwara or the Master of Yoga and by becoming conscious of Him one can revive one’s own inner spiritual nature. At GSY we see ourselves not as mere teachers but as facilitators in this beautiful of inner awakening. And when our true spiritual nature begins to awaken, it will naturally rekindle the dormant spirit of love and service towards one. That is our second aim, to love and to serve one and all transcending the limits of nationality, race, culture, gender and even species.

Yoga is a very ancient science that is a part of the very fabric of Indian society. For centuries these ancient techniques of Yoga have been taught by various expert masters for the benefit of the masses. And in spite of such mass preaching, what makes traditional sciences like Yoga so effective and free from distortions and concoctions is the integrity of the spiritual tradition. The Govardhan School of Yoga is also a part of an ancient traditional lineage and presents the pristine teachings of Yoga based on ancient scriptures like Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. The holistic approach of these scriptures is evident in GSY, where yoga is seen not just on the mat but also off the mat!

During the 2 Days Gita and Yoga Retreat, you will be taken through a journey of a life time that can help you connect with your true self.

Teachers

Aarti Masrani

Aarti is an eternal student, a preacher of traditional yoga who holds a Master’s Degree in ‘Yog-Shastra’. She is also a QCI certified Level II Yoga Teacher under Government of India-AYUSH Ministry.

Aarti’s first acquaintance with Yoga came at quite a young age with Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nashik (Swami Satyananda lineage-Bihar School of Yoga) where she enrolled for Pranayama course, after which she had a longing to deepen her knowledge, especially in ancient, scriptural & traditional practices of Yoga and went on to doing almost all the courses offered by the institute and many more from institutes all over the country.

Anmol Londhe

Anmol is exposed to fitness & sports since childhood. He took up various courses along with Teachers Training at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, especially to explore the importance of Yogic practice in different sports.

Anmol believes that yoga is all about challenging your limits and reaching new stages of physical and mental strength. He has a unique dynamic way of teaching yogic practices with a big smile & positive attitude. It is more to be experienced than explained! Students stay inspired even during intensive training due to his joyful nature & sense of humor.He has stayed and completed his classical & advance yoga training from multiple yoga institutes under the guidance of great teachers from Yog Vidya Gurukul, Trimbakeshwar, Sivananda Yog Vidya peetham, Kerala, Mysore etc...

Nimai Lila Das

Mr. Nimai Lila Das, Philosophy and Bhagavad Gita teacher of Govardhan school of yoga graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2007. After working with Tata Motors and L&T, he joined the Govardhan Ecovillage(GEV) to enhance its sustainability initiatives.

He has played an instrumental role in expanding the Ecovillage's role in the fields of Water Conservation, Waste Management, Alternative Energy, Green Buildings, Rural development, Geotourism and Global Outreach. ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village today is a multi-award winning model eco-community showcasing some of the best practices in all the above fields. He has authored many technical papers on sustainability and is a regular speaker at various distinguished conferences. In 2015 he was invited to “The Emerging Leaders Climate Change Convergence” in Rome, Italy along with 100 other delegates from world over. Last year he was voted among the Most Influential Sustainability Leaders in India.

Food

The package includes daily brunch and dinner. Being a pure vegetarian and animal friendly retreat, we at Govardhan Ecovillage thoroughly believe in vegetarianism and provide pure sattvic vegetarian food (no onion & garlic) to our students..

Our food is prepared from home grown vegetables and presents itself of being a powerful healing tool. Using some of our home-grown vegetable and some from the nearby farms, our menu of fresh sattvic dishes support self-healing of the body, improves detoxification and leaves you feel strong and rejuvenated.

Following Meals are Included
• Brunch
• Dinner

Following Drinks are included
• Water
• Herbal Tea

Things to Do (Optional)

Apart from your daily schedule including Yoga, Meditation and Bhagavad Gita classes, you can attend many other events that happen at Ecovillage .

Evening Kirtans, tour of Vrindavan forest, visit to the waste management plant and exploring the beautiful nature are some of the activities you can do during your free time.

What’s Included

  • 02 Days Yoga Teacher Training
  • Brunch & Dinner for all Days
  • 02 Days Accommodation
  • Unlimited Filtered Drinking Water

What’s not Included

  • Flight
  • Airport Transfer – Govardhan School of Yoga can organize pick up and drop on request at a fixed cost

How to Get There?

By Road
From Mumbai Govardhan Ecovillage is well connected by road from Mumbai, India’s financial capital. We are about 60 miles from Mumbai international airport. It takes between 1.5 – 2.5 hours to reach us along the Mumbai- Ahmedabad expressway.

By Train
The nearest railway station is Palghar Railway station which is 22 miles from the Govardhan Ecovillage. From there you can hire a cab or a State Transport Bus to reach the Ecovillage.

By Air
The nearest airport is Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which is 60 miles from Govardhan Ecovillage. Visitors can hire pre-paid taxis from the Airport directly to Govardhan Ecovillage and travel along the route described above. We do recommend arranging a car with one of our preferred drivers as they are trusted and aware of the route and will not get lost, as our location is outside Mumbai city.

Location

The 2 Days Gita & Yoga Retreat will be held at the beautiful Govardhan Ecovillage in Wada, Dist: Palghar, Maharashtra, India. Built by HH Radhanath Swami, Govardhan Ecovillage is a sustainable farming community incorporating the principle of simple living and high thinking. Recognized by UNWTO award, the Ecovillage is a lush green 85-acre campus with 94 rooms, including 21 luxury jungle cabins and 52 single occupancy long stay rooms. The campus also has 2 fully equipped yoga studios, an Ayurveda centre, swimming pool, beautiful temples, vegan kitchen facilities, organic farming and many other facilities.

The Ecovillage supports development of several tribal villages around by providing employment to women and free education and mid-day meals to thousands of kids. We take pride in changing the world around us by making it more sustainable and eco-friendlier, spreading smiles and transforming lives.

Nearby Places

  • Kohoj Fort, 8 miles
  • Mahalaxmi Temple, Dahanu, 25 miles
  • Kelva Beach, 27 miles
  • Sativali Hot Water Springs, 15 miles
  • Vajreshwari Temple, 24 miles

90km’s from Mumbai International Airport

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