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Mountain Monk Yoga Retreats invites you to this wellness, detox, and yoga retreat to experience the perfect way to cleanse your body, get pampered, and kick-start a new healthier you! Cleanse yourself from all your accumulated stress, learn unique yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation techniques that will increase your strength, stamina, and vitality. You will take home a relaxed, healthier, and happier you!
During this retreat, you will stay in a shared twin room. The West Wood private cottages have views of the majestic grandeur of the Himalayas on one side, river Beas cutting across the town, verdant valleys, and grazing herds dotting the hillsides, apple orchards, and the folk music adding romance to the ambiance.
During this retreat, you will enjoy three gunas (sattva, rajas, ramas), stress level assessment, and much more. The mission of this retreat is to provide you with a vacation in an environment of comfort and peace with special emphasis on empowering you to take control of your health.
Shanka Prakshalana is a yogic technique of voluntary washing of the gastro-intestinal tract. The gastro-intestinal tract begins at the mouth and involves the whole alimentary canal. This washing method, is a thorough process of cleansing stomach, intestine, colon, and rectum and has to be performed under the supervision of the skilled guide.
The thorough cleansing of nearly 30 feet of gastro-intestinal tract from within, permits the process of absorption, assimilation, and excretion to function optimally. In a clinical setting, the useful effects of this washing are manifold for divergent conditions including diabetes, boils, acne, worms infestation, indigestion, chronic dysentery, constipation, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, cancer, and so forth. The action of this washing of the bowel is much more powerful than laxative and purgatives, which take more time to induce their effects and are addictive. It also has proven to be a practicable, low cost alternative to dialysis and also as a sufficient treatment alone for kidney patients as well.
Poor elimination can lead to many chronic diseases such as constipation, diarrhea, mucus colitis, liver sluggishness, headaches, flatulence, hemorrhoids, skin problems (acne, eczema), abdominal bloating, asthma, allergies, fatigue, depression, lethargy, and others. There is a brain behind gut feelings. The brain in the gut plays a major role in human happiness and misery but few people know it exists. Health and sickness both have their roots in the colon. A healthy gut contributes to a healthy mind.
Daily nature walks and hikes are included in this retreat.
Yogacharini Amrita is a writer, author, spiritual teacher, and educator. Apart from being a keen trekker, she is also a qualified yoga and meditation master in the tradition of Rishiculture Ashtanga yoga taught by Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj of Pondicherry, South India. This makes her the marketing, teaching, and preaching guru of yoga and meditation at Mountain Monk Yoga Retreats. She strives to empower others through her many workshops, programs, seminars, and articles.
This retreat will be held at West Wood cottages in Manali, India. The cottages are situated in the hills of Manali in Himachal Pradesh State.
Manali, at 6,500 feet above sea level, stands high in the clouds. Manali’s charm is legendary and enchanting where one holiday is just the beginning for many more to come.
Located beyond forbidding heights of the greater Himalayas and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lies the fabled "silver valley" or Kullu also known as the “valley of the living Gods”. Small villages and hamlets occupy a large part of the valley, which is a rich blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Passing through these villages, you will feel as if you have stepped into an altogether new world. The surroundings, the people, their customs and traditions will leave you completely awestruck. The snow covered peaks, sparkling rivers, dense forests, terraced fields, and apple orchards have a magical effect on a tired soul.
A landscape tinted by golden sunsets and silvery snow with rolling meadows dotted with wild flowers, it is truly a place to lift your spirit and discover your divinity within. Nestling in the lap of the Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh holds an enviable diversity of mountain landscapes, a rich culture, and several entertainment opportunities. Its snow covered peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, thick woods, fast flowing rivers, enchanting lakes, and flower filled meadows make it a traveler's paradise.
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During this retreat, you will be served three daily healthy and detoxifying meals. The food is vegetarian which will include fruits, herbal tea, green tea, coconut water, juices, smoothies, salads, fresh vegetables, rice, lentils, and sprouts.
During your free time, you may enjoy activities like guided mountain treks, motorbike tours, ski on the snow slopes, or rafting down the Beas river. You may also take just time to relax and enjoy the wonderful views.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can flight to Bhuntar Airport (KUU) in Manali.
From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you may take a bus to Manali’s bus station. Mountain Monk Yoga Retreats will pick you up from the station. The pick-up is included in the price.
Taxis from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Manali are also available.