Surrounded by tropical gardens, birdsong and the spirit of ancient India, with temples of incredible beauty and history, this yoga villa offers the ideal space for rest, relaxation, reflection and profound healing, not just on the physical but also on the emotional and energetic levels.
Awakening, Healing and Personal Transformation - experience it on this unique yoga retreat combined with meditation and philosophy. Come away with a powerful practice routine which you can easily integrate once back home.
While on the retreat you will gradually be guided to leave all anxieties, worries and neurosis behind and find balance, harmony and gratitude. Yoga vacations are a special time to relax and recharge.
Included in the retreat is your 8 nights accommodation, all meals organic & vegetarian, filtered water, 1-2 Yoga classes per day, morning and evening meditation, optional walks on the beach, morning serenity walks, breathing techniques, philosophy classes, sightseeing of Pondicherry.
Ganga Devi is a spiritual teacher and the founder/director of the Himalayan Yoga Institute. She has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for nearly 30 years and has been the prime disciple of a Himalayan yoga master who passed away in 2009. As the successor of her teacher, a highly advanced yogi, she was given the task to continue his work and legacy at the ashram, which he had started in the 1990's in a small, traditional village of Kullu Valley, tucked away in the Himalayan mountains of India. The Himalayan Yoga Institute is dedicated to the life and work of Ganga's yoga master with the purpose of serving the many people who are flocking to the practices of yoga and meditation in order to find peace, health, fulfilment and a deep sense of joy.Today Ganga Devi devotes her time to serious seekers and also teaches yoga for beginners, to people who want to learn more about the time-tested practice of yoga. She has worked as the director of a yoga centre in Northern California, USA, for five years and has taught yoga to youth, adults and children. She was actively involved in community service as well, teaching yoga to inmates, university students and at various health and women's centres. For 7 years she led the life of formal renunciation or sannyas, as a yogic nun. She has furthermore taught classes, workshops and seminars on yoga, diet and lifestyle in India, Germany, Croatia and the UK. She is a senior yoga instructor of the highest level registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) and is the principal teacher of the Himalayan Yoga Institute.As a yoga therapist she has helped hundreds of people to overcome their emotional, mental and physical issues and illnesses. She is an IAYT certified yoga therapist.She is very well respected and sought after as a teacher and has developed a unique style of teaching which is a result of a wealth of knowledge and experience gained throughout many years of practice and teaching yoga to a variety of people with different needs and levels of ability.