The fundamental purpose of yoga retreat program is to experience the state of Spiritual Wellness. All the components of yoga whether Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Meditation are designed to experience spiritual wellness.
Spiritual Wellness is the state where we are able to soften the sentiments, feelings, thoughts and aggressions and connect with the positive and the creative aspects of the life.
This is an intensive retreat by its nature which includes the classical and contemporary practices of Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Mantra Yoga.
Hatha Yoga starts with body purification. In retreat, the initial emphasis is given for the purification of the physical body through the traditional practices of shatkarmas followed by the practices of asanas, pranayamas, mudra and bandhas
Raja Yoga trains the mind. The purpose of raja yoga is to experience the mental balance and harmony. Incorporation of the traditional practices of meditation and yoga nidra fulfils this purpose.
Havan (Agnihotra) – Taittriya Brahmanam, the classical vedic text states that “The one who practices Agnihotra in the morning and evening becomes strong like thuderbolt/diamond. Destroys enemies by himself. His enemies remain conquered.” A Havan is a sacred ritual in which offerings are made to the fire while chanting the mantras. The sacred fire is supposed to be the link between human consciousness and the cosmic consciousness. In retreat, havan is performed with the aim to achieve the physical and mental well-being, and to experience the wisdom and inner clarity.
Diet & Accommodation
A sattwic diet and comfortable accommodation plays an important role for any kind of intensive yogic sadhana (practice). In Upaya Yoga, all the necessary care and precautions are given to diet and accommodation.
Yoga Retreat for Spiritual Wellness will be conducted under the guidance of Mr. Prashant Pandey who has 28 years of vast experience in yoga and has led ashram lifestyle for 10 years under the surveillant vision of his Guru (spiritual master).
6.30 am to 8.00 am Hatha Yoga (Shatkarma, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha)
8.00 am – 9.00 am Breakfast
10.00 am – 11.00 am Lecture on Yoga Philosophy & Spiritual Life
12.00 noon – 1.00 pm Raja Yoga (Yoga Nidra & Meditation)
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm Revision and Reflection of the day’s sadhana
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm Mantra Yoga (Havan)
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm Dinner