SOUTH INDIA 10 - 16 SEPTEMBER, 2017
Unwind, Relax and Reboot
Yogi, Radhika and The Ashok team have designed an exclusive, magical retreat experience mindfully constructed to reconnect you to your true essence. Our programme features: Yoga, meditation, nutrition, Ayurvedic treatments, fire ceremonies, temple visits, kirtan, massage, drumming, country walks and a massive fix of India at its most beautiful.
Yogi will be looking after your Yoga programme with Morning Prana Kriya Yoga practice, Himalayan Hatha Yoga in evening and Kriya Meditation during the day.
Radika will supervise your specifically designed introduction to Ayurveda. This will open you up to new possibilities and awareness of what your body requires from a nutritional & healing perspective. This introduction will also include food preparation and cooking complemented with Ayurvedic treatments tailored for your individual needs.
Ashok Tree is located in Tiruvannamalai, the home of Swami Ramana Maharshi and many Siddhas. Ashok Tree is nestled in rural surroundings and spans over 13-acres with a variety of trees in the orchard and across the property, flowers, plants, vegetation and wildlife. You will experience breath-taking views of sunrises over the holy mountain of Arunachala and sunsets over the hills. Ashok Tree is away from pollution, hustle & bustle, tucked away in farmland within nature and the precious wide-open spaces. Ashok Tree grows its own vegetables or they are collected from local farms to utilise seasonal produce, promote natural living and enjoy healthy food.
There are many places to walk, meditate, chill out and reconnect with your inner child. You can help out in our community project, orchard, vegetable garden, help with the animals or relax in a hammock under a tree.
A Retreat Day
Your daily routine will be similar to the schedule outlined:
- Wake up - Herbal Tea grown onsite, self-service
- Temple - Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga
- Morning Session – Yoga with Yogi Ashokananda
- Late Morning Session – Meditation, Pranayama or Chanting
- Afternoon Session - tour, treatment, community & charity project
- Evening Session - Yoga, meditation or pranayama
- Temple - Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga
- Fire, Drumming & Chanting
- Lights out as you drift off to dreamland
Each day will include a variety of activities during the Afternoon Session including:
Local Tour (2 days) –Arunachala hike and Sri Ramana Ashram & Markets & Temple Tour (Hike will replace the Morning Session / Temple Tour will replace the Evening Session)
Ayurveda (2 days) – Introduction to Ayruveda and cooking
Treatments ( 2 days) – 60 minutes Ayurvedic / Naturopathic treatment
Vegetarian and vegan food will be served three times a day. Drinks and fresh fruit available throughout the day.
The food is fully sattvic - locally sourced (perhaps even grown onsite) no onion, no garlic, no mushrooms and no eggs.
All food prepared fresh for each meal in our clean and hygienic onsite kitchen. Filtered water is available at all times.
Yogi Ashokananda is an expert and pioneer as a practising master of yoga and meditation and a speaker on humanity and spiritual philosophy. Raised in India, he has been practising yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher.
Over many years Yogi Ashokananda has been fortunate to develop his teaching, experience and education of yoga under some of the great, remote, Indian masters and siddhas. He has taught the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga, the Sivananda Ashram, hatha yoga and meditation at the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and the Yogamaya Ashram in Vrindavan. Now he teaches a number of his own profound disciplines and insights, which have their roots in ancient and sacred Indian tradition.
Dr Radhika Agrawal
Dr Agrawal graduated from DR.M.G.R Medical University (Chennai) in 2007 as a registered Naturopath and Ayurvedic Medical Practitioner. She established Neuroprana Health Clinic, which has been serving the town of Tiruvannamalai and its visitors for 8 years, relocating its head office and flagship clinic to Ashok Tree in 2016. She is most passionate about her field and the positive results Naturopathy, Ayurvedic nutrition and therapy have consistently yielded. For the past 5 year years, she has been teaching Himalayan Hatha Yoga. She works one-on-one with patients and consults Panchakarma Therapy and Yoga Detox programs.
Ashok Tree has 16 rooms en-suite in 2 Guest Houses, accommodating up to 30 people.
Rooms are available on a single or shared basis with hot water available 24/7.
All rooms are airy with doors opening to the east & west.
Each building has a rooftop terrace and balconies for guests.
Ashok Tree was designed for spiritual development through yoga, meditation, ritual ceremonies and community projects with dedicated space for the related activities. Neuroprana Ayurvedic Health Clinic and Yoga Shala, Meditation Shala, Pancha Tattva Shala for fire ceremonies, "Yajna", Sarveshwar Temple, community place where we hold Kirtan and our Charity School.
Deluxe (256 SQF) & Standard (178 SQF) sized Rooms are available.
Ashok Tree is non-smoking, drug free, alcohol free, meat free and animal product free zone.
When, Where and How Much...
10 – 16 September 2017
Paliapattu, Maduravaniyam Badi, Tamil Nadu, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606704, India
Price per person excluding flights
£899 Deluxe Private
£825 Standard Private
£725 Standard Sharing