Holy Himalaya Yoga Adventure
29th October – 14th November 2020 (from £1600)
Come and join me on this beautiful journey into the wilderness of the Kumaon district of the Himalayas. A holy and sacred place where we will deepen our practice and also trek to some utterly breathtaking spiritual sites, meeting yogis, devotees and local hill people on the way.
We travel to Delhi spending just one night there on the way before taking the overnight train up into the mountains. From there we travel by jeep to the sublime Dunagiri retreat run by lovely Piyush Kumar who is a true visionary.
Accommodation will be in shared rooms to 2 people (single room supplement is available) which are built using traditional methods to ecologically high standards. All rooms have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, and the house and cottages blend into the beautiful Kumaon environment.
Because this is a wild place, there is much evidence of wildlife. We will be sharing our habitat with leopards, bears, porcupines and bandicoots. Eagles soar above us as we practice outdoors and the sound of many mountain birds is our soundtrack.
Food is lovingly prepared by Panditji and his team. Sattvic organic food is served to support the practices.
We practice every morning outside on the terrace and eat breakfast al fresco. We take walks each day which become progressively longer as the stay goes on.
We will visit amazingly powerful temples and spiritual sites, including the famous Babaji’s cave (see Paramahansa’s “Autobiography of a Yogi”) and we also get to meet local families and schoolchildren and learn about their way of life.
There are still wandering yogis in the Himalayas and one of them sometimes comes to stay in a special hut at Dunagiri. He is a source of inspiration to all around him and you may get to meet him and experience this too.
We will also trek in enchanted forests and around the hills to glimpse the majestic Himalayas in the distance. As it will be springtime everything will be beautiful and in bloom, and we will be able to sample special rhododendron tea!
This will be my fourth adventure to Dunagiri and I can’t recommend it enough. It is more than just a yoga holiday or retreat, it is a life changing experience. You will be inspired and uplifted by the kindness and openness of the people in this district as well as getting an opportunity to have an independent travel experience supported by a seasoned India traveller (Me!!)
This is really a journey of a lifetime during which I hope you will find a practice for life.
Price excludes flight to India but includes all other costs except for meals in Delhi.