Yoga Body and Mind Retreat in Rajasthan India
Indulge yourself in a week designed to relax the body and soothe the mind. The Body and Mind week combines Yoga and Meditation with Ayurvedic treatments and start you off on a journey towards achieving a fitter, healthier and more positive you. It will also enable you to relieve stress and sink into deep relaxation.This week will take place in Udaipur and will teach you the basics of Yoga and Meditation and also educate you about the human body. The Ayurvedic treatments will deal with any physical aches and pains you may be experiencing at the time.
The techniques taught here are from the basics of Yoga and Meditation, similar to any other form of exercise, it is not a magic formula. Practicing meditation and obtaining mindfulness will bring you inner peace and a sensation of ease. The benefits of it can be reaped only by continuously practicing it and by being conscious about the changes in lifestyle.
Apart from Yoga and Meditation, this week will also give you an opportunity to get relaxed and increase your strength and flexibility while cycling to a hill to witness the aesthetic beauty of the sun rise in Udaipur.
In addition to cycling, this programme will give you ample opportunity to relax and enjoy your stay in India with the Indian Dance classes. It will provide you a better insight to the Indian culture as well as an opportunity to learn a different style of dance which is unique to the state of Rajasthan and take back a bit of Indian culture along with you on your way home.
Moreover, Rajasthani Puppetry workshop is another interesting component in this week which will enable you to learn more about Rajasthani culture while having fun. The string puppets of Rajasthan which you will get to see in this workshop will take you to a world full of vibrant colours, traditional music and folklore. Learn the indian art of building these traditional puppets, and take home one, built by yourself – under the guidance of achieved master puppeteers. A never to forget experience!
Yet another interesting part of this week is the Wheel Pottery workshop, pottery-making assists with concentration, meditation and well being. This workshop in Udaipur will teach you the traditional techniques to create your own pottery. The workshop is perfect for all ages and skill level and an ideal activity choice for families.
Furthermore, this week will also help you to experience the calm atmosphere of a temple and get relaxed.
- Sunrise Yoga and Meditation
- Indian Dance Class
- Back, neck, shoulder Massage
- Cycle up to a beautiful hill to view the sun rise over Udaipur
- Foot and leg Massage
- Sunset Yoga and meditation
- Sunrise Yoga and meditation
- Wheel Pottery workshop
- Sunrise Yoga and meditation
- Temple visit
- Hand and Arm massage
- Sunrise Yoga and meditation
- Introduction and workshop to Rajasthani Puppetry
- Body Massage
This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
The Royal city of Udaipur located in the state of Rajasthan is commonly called the Venice of the East and nicknamed ‘the city of lakes’ is located in the princely state of Rajasthan. Primarily known for its art and architecture, it has temples dating as far back as 950 AD and palaces dating back to the Rajput era. Fans of The Jungle Book and James Bond films may recognize Udaipur as the birthplace of Bagheera and the location for the Roger Moore starrer Octopussy. Drawing several million tourists a year, it has loads to offer in terms of art, architecture, culture and cuisine. With all of this and more, Udaipur is one of the cities everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
Accommodation & Food
There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Rooms are shared on a single gender basis 4-8 people per room. There is an option to reserve a private room, this is subject to availability, and must be requested before booking at an additional cost.
The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.There is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.
Our house is located five kilometres away from the city centre, where you can find anything you might need.
The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation.
Sights & Surroundings
Jaisalmer, a gigantic sandcastle that remains inhabited and has mesmerized people from all over the world. With ninety nine bastions, the castle encircles shops, a palace and more.
Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage town that is set around a holy late and home to one of the few Brahma temples, over fifty bathing ghats and over 400 temples. The main street is a long bazaar, where you can find any souvenir you can think of to bring back home.
Jodhpur, dubbed “The Blue City” for its blue-tinted edifices, Jodhpur is considered an architectural masterpiece due to its ever-photogenic streets and Mehrangarh, a magnificent fort that towers over the town.
Jaipur, a colourful and flamboyant city made famous by the Hawa Mahal, a pink-toned building that towers over the main bazaar and was historically built for royal women to be able to see festivals without being on the streets.
Ajmer, famous for its Islamic heritage and for containing one of India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage centres. In Ajmer, you’ll be able to find examples of Muslim architecture such as the Jain golden temples.
Trip Country Info
Capital: New Delhi
Language: Hindi, English and 22 other officially recognized languages
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Time zone: UTC +5:30
India is known for its pyramid-like temples, its colorful streets and it’s crowded cities. This country represents one of the most vivid and the largest cultures in the world. From the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to the coast where Ayurveda medicine was born, India offers a 360 degree journey through the most magical of lands. Known for being the second most populated country in the world, India will show you the faces of thousands of Hindu gods in its very vast collection of temples all throughout the country. The land of colors and smiles is ready to take you on your next adventure whether road tripping or helping out in local communities, this sub-continent will amaze your senses. India will shift the way you see the world.
India’s literacy rate is around 60% for women and 80% for men. The principal language is Hindi and English is also commonly used in all major cities. New Delhi, the capital of India, is what many would call the real deal when travelling through the country. It is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the whole world with up to 25 million citizens. New Delhi is known for its amazing cuisine and its new modality of “street food”, which means restaurants with every specialty you can imagine are available to you all throughout the city! Chennai is another of the biggest cities in India, known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. If you are looking for a quieter spot Kerala is the centre of lifestyle, art, architecture, language and literature in all of the country!
Gap year travel to India is enjoyed in a country with wonderful history that dates back several thousand years. In particular, one of the most incredible historical points of India is how four separate world religions originated here – Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. Beyond this, however, India has only truly been independent as a nation since 1947, just a couple years after World War 2 concluded.
In that time, India has grown to be the eleventh largest economy in the world as well as the second most populous nation, second only to China. This isn’t particularly surprising when you consider that India has been an economic powerhouse for trade routes in the past, but it is very impressive to consider that India has almost reached the status of superpower over the course of 66 years.
The geography of India has been a target for nature lovers for many years but is finally becoming an easy place to visit and explore for foreign tourists. With the Himalayas to the north, the desert in the centre and the luxurious beaches to the west, India has a type of climate that suits the desires of just about anyone. Even if you have a soft spot for snow, you can easily embrace that love by visiting some of the northern mountains which are nearly always capped in snow and ice!
With thousands of years of history and an incredibly diverse climate, India is not a place you can simply read about and understand. You have to visit and immerse yourself within the various Indian cultures before you get an idea of just how amazing India really is. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now to find out more about our amazing gap year holidays in India or browse the latest experiences below;
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- Project coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance