Yoga Retreat For Senior

Open Lotus Yoga which organizes yoga, meditation, hiking, trekking, cooking retreat with Local touch atmosphere in Manali at Himachal Pradesh in India. Already planned a trip to India this summer? Would you like to experience the beauty and magical power of the Himalaya’s in Vashisht near Manali? Are yoga and meditation appealing to you? We offer morning/evening yoga and meditation sessions for a personal and spiritual experience.

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English; Hindi;
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Highlights

  • Daily morning yoga practices
  • Daily evening meditation sessions
  • Transfers from Manali to the family house in Vashisht
  • A local guide to explore around Manali
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
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Program

Detailed Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Vashisht (Manali)

You arrive in Manali by your own means. Open Lotus Yoga will welcome you there and organize your transfer to the family house in Vashisht. You have time to explore your new environment. Afterwards, you will be introduced to your yoga and meditation teacher. One hour Gentle yoga class, Together we will enjoy a freshly made dinner.

Day 2: Gentle yoga and Short trek (easy walk)

Yoga and Pranayama will start from 7 a.m. and end at 8.30 a.m. After a well-deserved breakfast, you can spend your day as you please. After breakfast, you have the option of going on a guided trek to Jogini Falls. These beautiful waterfalls are about an hour along the wall of the valley from Vashisht. These falls descend from high above and run into the Beas River below.

In the evening, we will take a meditation class, then followed by a dinner and night in the family house or preferred hotel.

Day 3: Gentle yoga, meditation, and temple visit

The day starts with yoga at 7 a.m., Pranayama, and asana. After breakfast, visit the village of Goshal, Old Manali, and the beautiful Hadimba Temple. Hadimba temple is about one kilometer from Manali. It is very old and surrounded by the tall cedar pine trees on the edge of Dhungri village. According to legends, Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba - the sister of the local chief by the name of Hadimba and married her.

In your own time, you can take an auto-rickshaw back to Vashisht. After dinner, we will take a meditation class. Spend the night in the family house or preferred hotel.

Day 4 and 5: Gentle yoga, meditation, and exploring village life

The day will start with yoga at 7 a.m., Pranayama, and asana practice. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to visit several villages. We will walk up along the valley to three distinct villages that dot along the Beas River. We will visit the village of Burwa, Shanag, and Goshal, then stop for tea at a local family house. After dinner, we will take a meditation class. Night in family house or hotel.

Day 6: Yoga, meditation, and free day

Yoga will start at 7:30 a.m. Today will be a relaxing day.

Day 7: Yoga, meditation, explore Vashisht, and checkout (evening)

Yoga will start at 7:30 a.m. Today is a free day, where you can do your shopping and explore the local rooftops. Around the temple, there is always something to experience. Ask the guide to take you one more time for a walk. Vashisht has many gardens and beautiful paths to admire. There are also options for cannoning, massage, and etc.

What is included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Daily morning yoga practices
  • Daily evening meditation sessions
  • A local guide to explore around Manali
  • Transfers from Manali to the family house in Vashisht

What is not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional beverages
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Lunches
  • Medical evacuation
  • Monument fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Additional Details

Accommodation

For this holiday, you will be staying in the Amar Family House, which is a home stay with simple accommodation. It is located in the middle of the village Vashisht. It is three kilometers from Manali town and two minutes walk from the hot spring, temples, shops, and rooftops. Amar's family pride themselves on being the original inhabitants of Vashishth Village, which is a village that has got its name after Aryan sage Vashishtha.

The village is more known for its hot sulphur springs endowed, with great healing powers. Besides the hot springs, there is the temple dedicated to Vashishtha. The family house offers double rooms with attached bathroom and toilet. From every room, you have a great view of the mountains and you can hear the sound of the Beas river constantly rushing below.

Retreat location

This holiday will take place in Vashisht, India. The real power of the valley lies in the rest, beauty, and powerful energy she offers. Vashisht is the best and brightest of the traveller centres in the Kullu Valley. Tourists come here to bathe in the hot springs and tour the temples. There are some interesting old wood and stone houses, with ornate carving beyond the public baths, and a number of typically Himachali temples in the middle of the village.

Things to Do

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Daily morning yoga practices
  • Daily evening meditation sessions
  • A local guide to explore around Manali
  • Transfers from Manali to the family house in Vashisht

Food

Your meals will be cooked by Ritu and Padma, who are women in the family. They will provide you with homemade vegetarian and yogic food. The mostly cook Indian food, without or with less spice, less oil, and with fresh green vegetables. The fresh milk and curd from their own cow.

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Ayurvedic
  • Fruitarian
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Meet The Instructors

Chhape Ram

Born and raised in Vashist, Chhape knows the locals and the environment like the back of his hand. He built up a wide expertise as a guide, covering the whole country of India. During this time, he adopted his ability to create a perfect trip based on the personal preferences of the travelers he accompanied. His sense of humor is widely acknowledged and he loves to make use of his organizational skills. He has also been practicing yoga since 2007. He is a Hatha yoga teacher, teaches pranayama (breathing techniques), gentle yoga asana, and is a practicing Thai yoga massage.

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Location Amar Family House, VPO Vashisht, Kullu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Arrival by airplane

You can take flight to Bhuntar Airport (KUU) and drive to Vashisht, which is 50 kilometers away.

Arrival by bus

You can take the night Volvo bus from Delhi to Manali.

Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is canceled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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