Yog Anubhuti (15 Days)

Yog Anubhuti (15 Days)

Mumbai, India

Summary

Rejuvenate and harmonize your body, mind and soul at Govardhan School of Yoga. Located in the scenic Govardhan Ecovillage facing the beautiful Sahyadris, Govardhan School of Yoga is a place where yoga is thaught in its purest form. With this Yog Anubhuti (15 Days) program, discover your own unique strength, resolve your inner conflict and find your inner yogi. This program aims to be the ideal getaway from your hectic life, imbibing positiveness in your thoughts and feelings. Our practical Asana and Pranayama classes are based on scriptural references and methods as mentioned in Ancient Hatha Yog and Patanjali Yog Sutra texts. Govardhan School of Yoga adapted and streamlined the entire practice which directly influence our ‘Koshas’ or ‘Sheaths’.

India is the land of Yoga and is home to many yoga schools. What makes GSY different from other schools of Yoga?

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!.

What do you mean by Yoga off-the-mat?

The ancient books of Yoga explain how our performance of yoga is not just the few hours we spend on the mat, but more so with how we conduct ourselves in the rest of the time. As human beings we have needs at various levels, namely – physical, emotional, mental, intellectual and spiritual. The GSY is located in the| ashram setting of Govardhan Ecovillage(GEV). At GEV care is taken to ensure not only the well-being of the community living there, but also the bigger ecological community of the plants, animals, rivers, land and other natural elements. Having won many national and international awards in the past few years, GEV today is a leading example of how to live in harmony with the self, divine and nature. In such a pristine environment Yoga can be seen in every aspect of the village. So the students learning experiences are thus not restricted to just the class rooms, but the entire village itself. From the yoga of ecology to yoga of community, GEV offers varieties of learning spaces to learn yoga off-the-mat too.

What impact does it have on the students?
As part of our course we don't just teach the physical postures and breathing exercises but expose our students to wide range of topics including Indian Philosophy, Bhagavad Gita, Ayurveda, Anatomy, Basic Sanskrit, Self-awareness exercise and Music. And along with the coursework we also organize weekly outings like mountain hikes, ecovillage tours, activities in animal barns, visit to GEV's farmer welfare programs, voluntary service in local schools for free meal serving etc. These experiential activities help the student to internalize the teachings of Yoga and creates an inner transformation. Practically all of our students go back not just with a certificate in their hand, but with priceless inspiration in their heart.

Whats the secret of this transformation?
In one word, we call it SEVA or selfless service. The spirit of GSY is the sacred mood of Bhakti or devotional service. The Bhakti tradition teaches that how each and every one us, and each and everything around us is sacredly united with the Lord in Yoga. And by realizing this sacred Yoga, one learns to extend the spirit of service to Lord, towards each and every aspect of His creation. That is why every activity at GEV, be it the Yoga school, the ecological initiatives, the community welfare programs, the rural development programs, the rural education programs, the women empowerment activities or even the animal care standards – are all an expression of this mood of Bhakti unto Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha & Krishna! This holistic approach to Yoga is the secret of transformation.

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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
05.45 P.M Dinner
07.00 – 08.00 P.M Evening Satsang followed by milk/herbal tea

Highlights

  • Daily Asana Classes
  • Activities for all ages and levels
  • Evening Satsang
  • Bhagavad Gita, Yog Philosophy & Anatomy Class
  • Group Hike at the End of the Course
  • 28 Nights Accommodation
  • Free Sattvik Meals
  • Detox: Neti practice,Vaman, Kapalabhati
  • Mantra Meditation, Kirtan, Shloka Recitation, Temple Programs
  • Theory classes on concepts of Asanas & Pranayama
  • Meditative Vrindavan forest walk/Yamuna Aarti/Cow Seva
  • Medium of Instruction – English
  • Airport Pickup and Drop – Free

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga Style

  • Classical Hatha

Accommodation

Private Room

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 participants – averaging 2 people per bathroom.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Ayurveda
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ecovillage Tour
  • Vrindavan Forest

Teachers

Aarti

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 including Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga etc. from institutes all over the country.

Anmol

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, Rishikesh.

Nimai Lila Das

Mr. Nimai Lila Das, Chief Sustainability Officer, ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage 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.

Mr. Nimai Lila Das oversees the activities of the Govardhan School of Yoga in the capacity of a Head Philosophy teacher and his areas of expertise include Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and Meditation techniques. He is also the core faulty in the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitham, a Vedic seminary at GEV that aims to find ancient approachs to modern day issues. He is an avid reader and is actively involved in conducting various workshops on sustainable living and life-skills development for students and professionals.

Food

Govardhan School Of Yoga provides sanctified sattvic vegetarian food for the participants. 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 feeling healthy and rejuvenated.

Day-Offs

  • School Visits
  • Ecovillage Tour
  • Village Food Distribution Center Visit
  • Sahyadri Hills Hike
  • Local Market Visit

What’s Included

  • 15 Days Yog Anubhuti
  • Meals for all days
  • 15 Days Accommodation
  • Unlimited Filtered Drinking Water
  • Airport Transfer – Pick & Drop

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 Yog Anubhuti 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 which also includes 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.

90km’s from Mumbai International Airport

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