The Inward Journey retreat

Inward Journey

A Himalayan Yoga Retreat

7th- 14th November’2024

(8 days/ 7 nights )

Reconnect with Your Innermost Self

Imagine meeting a person who is one hundred years old. When you’re sitting next to them, speaking and conversing with them, you can gain and observe a lot of wisdom based on their experience. Later you meet a person who is 200 years old. Imagine their level of understanding and knowledge.
Now, assume you can meet an ancient being who is immortal. She’s living among us, and just her presence can make us mentally, physically, humble, and stable - that is Ganga. - Jeevanadhi

Since the presence of Ganga itself is known to be a high Pranic energy space, and the knowledge is already there within the space, All we are trying to do is stay there and be truly present there. Practicing yoga in such a way we can tune in to our existing inner nature and listen to absorb and receive knowledge from our surroundings.

The Ganges is more than a river; it's a living force. Ancient yogis revered it for its high pranic energy, believed to cleanse and revitalize the body and mind. Here in Harsil, surrounded by this sacred presence, your yoga practice takes on a new dimension.

We believe the knowledge you seek already resides within you. Our role is to create a space where you can quiet the mind, become truly present, and access this inner wisdom. Through specially designed yoga sessions, you'll learn to tap into the prana of the Ganges, amplifying your intuition and receptivity.

Our  Yoga retreat is more than just a vacation. It's a journey of self-discovery, a chance to connect with your inner nature and emerge feeling mentally, physically, and spiritually humble and grounded.

Trip Outline

This trip starts in Dehradun and takes you to Harsil, Gangotri, Chamba, and Rishikesh in the Indian Himalayas. This is a basic outline, and the itinerary may be adjusted based on *weather conditions.

Arrive in Dehradun and transfer to Dhanaulti (2286m / 7500.00ft)

After  a mild/ short yoga practice, we Drive from Dhanaulti to Harsil (2745m / 9005.91ft) - 7 hours

Acclimatization in Harsil (Yoga practice/ discussions & walks to local villages)

Hike to waterfall near Harsil (3200m / 10498.69ft) along with practice & discussion

Day trip to Gangotri (3415m / 11204.07ft) - 25 km drive each way

Drive from Harsil to Chamba (2745m / 9005.91ft) - 7 hours

Drive from Chamba to Rishikesh (335m / 1099.08ft) - 3 hours. Explore Ashrams, attend Aarati ceremony, and enjoy optional white water rafting on the Ganges.

Depart from Rishikesh via Jolly Grant Airport

A Typical Retreat Day

Our retreat days are designed to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Each day offers a structured yet flexible itinerary to guide you on your journey of inner exploration.

  • Embrace Movement: Begin your day with a rejuvenating yoga practice. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the mat, our experienced Teacher (Yashwanth) will tailor the session to accommodate all levels.
  • Time for Reflection: Carve out dedicated space for personal reflection. This could involve journaling, meditation, spending time in nature, or simply enjoying a moment of quiet introspection.

Spark Conversations: After a nourishing breakfast, delve into stimulating discussions. These sessions will explore various topics related to the retreat's theme, fostering deeper understanding and shared experiences.

Nature's Embrace: Embark on a guided walk to a cascading waterfall. Immerse yourself in the sounds of rushing water and the tranquility of nature. This rejuvenating walk will refresh your mind and spirit.

Satsang & Gentle Practices: As the day winds down, gather for satsang, a traditional discourse on spiritual knowledge. These evenings offer a time for learning, reflection, and connection with fellow retreat participants. Following satsang, unwind with gentle practices like restorative yoga or soothing guided meditation.

Yashwanth Panyam

Teacher & Founder of Pratyaksha Yoga

Natraj Padmanabhan

Voyage of Self Discovery

What's Included

  • Daily Yoga Sessions: Our experienced instructors will guide you through a mindful practices, catering to all levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Practices: Learn techniques to cultivate inner stability and  manage stress.
  • Delicious and Nourishing Meals: Savor healthy and flavorful vegetarian meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included (fixed menu basis).
  • Accommodation: Relax in comfortable and peaceful accommodations:
    • 4 nights in Harsil at The Retreat (deluxe room)
    • 1 night each in Dhanaulti and Chamba (standard room)
    • 1 night in Rishikesh (standard room)
  • Transportation: Non-air conditioned Innova for 4 people for the entire 8-day itinerary, picking you up from Jolly Grant Airport.
  • Tour Escort: Services of a knowledgeable tour escort from Dehradun throughout the retreat.

Retreat Rules & Regulations

  • Open to all levels: Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting out, this retreat is designed to be inclusive and welcoming.
  • Respectful environment: We cultivate a space of respect, kindness, and open communication.
  • Healthy Habits: We encourage participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the retreat, including limiting alcohol and smoking.
  • Additional Costs: Please note that the following are not included in the retreat fee:
    • Airfare
    • Room service
    • Laundry services
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Meals other than breakfast, lunch, and dinner (as specified)
    • Any personal expenses (laundry, room service, etc.)
    • Rafting (weather dependent activity, additional charge)
    • Emergency evacuation or medical assistance charges

Registration & Payment

              • To secure your spot and avail the Early Bird Discount, a registration fee of ₹20,000 is required.
              • Upon registration, you'll receive our bank account details to conveniently transfer the remaining balance.
              • Shared Accommodation: Total retreat cost - ₹80,000 (Exclusive of taxes)
                • Early Bird Discount (register before 31st July'2024): Pay only ₹71,000 (Exclusive of taxes)
              • Private Accommodation: Price upon request (limited availability)

              Spaces are limited, so register today and embark on your unforgettable yoga journey in the Himalayas!

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