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When our bodies are out of balance it affects all parts of our lives, from our physical health, our relationships, energy levels and weight, to the way we manage stress and how we feel about ourselves. If you feel you are ready for a real life transformation, to listen, rest and reset your body and learn how to make changes to continue living a healthy lifestyle after your time at Petrichor Farms, this retreat could be just the right one for you!
The maximum participants in the group is 15.
Set in the beautiful abundance of the Dooars region, Petrichor's farm yoga retreat is a combination of nature meets nurture that provides just enough comfort to meet your needs, yet maintains the adventurous free spirit of living in a forest farm.
The yoga therapy at Petrichor Farm is a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga with body alignment techniques taught by the sublime yogini Arwa Hussain, who is also a Nutritionist, Homeopathy doctor, Pranik and Reiki Healer and a RYS 200 certified yoga trainer.
You will partake in a basic presentation on the principles of permaculture and its applications, including a tour of the farm led by PDC certified trainers, Sweta Pradhan and Sidhartha Blone.
The Bamboo workshop consists of a basic presentation on natural building and building with Bamboo, including simple product making led by certified bamboo instructor Sidhartha Blone and team.
The retreat includes one nature trail through a Nepali Village, leading into the beautiful Ambiok Forest.
This retreat takes place in Gorubathan, also known as Sombare, which is one of the towns situated in the Kalimpong sub-division of Darjeeling district, in West Bengal, India. The town owes its name to the weekly village market that is held on every Monday, known as Sombar. Lava and Faforkheti are some of the major tourist attractions in Gorubathan. These destinations are popular for adventure activities like trekking, hiking and mountain climbing.
One's holistic wellness is a result of what one eats and hence foods that heal must be consumed. The principles of permaculture follow the principles of the slow food movement – ethical food production, ethical food consumption and connections to all aspects of life. The nourishment Petrichor Farm serves to their guests and volunteers is plant-based, seasonal food, all grown lovingly by them in their organic permaculture gardens. They aim to preserve cultural cuisine and so they are preserving the food plants and seeds, domestic animals and farming within their eco region.
The food served during the retreat is satvik and plant-based, which works as a wonderful alkalizing detoxifier to the system. They also offer separate raw, vegan and ayurvedic items, upon request.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bagdogra Airport (IXB), which is located about 16 kilometers west of Siliguri. State and private buses are available from Siliguri to reach to Gorubathan.