Unwind in nature’s refuge and immerse yourself in a full week of Yoga, Qi Gong, Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga Nidra, under the experienced and loving guidance of Shilpa Ghatalia amidst 5000 acres of forestland in Nashik, known to be the city of pilgrimage and wine capital of India.
Yoga Retreat in Nashik, India
9th March – 16th March 2018
Each day we will practice Yogic Kriyas, Pranayama, Asanas – Yin and Yang, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness, Self-Enquiry and Yoga Philosophy.
This retreat is for those who are keen to deepen their knowledge and practice of Yoga & Meditation in a conducive setting. Students of all levels, from beginner to advanced may attend.
Registered teachers may credit 35 hours of the immersion to Yoga Alliance. There will be a structured schedule where 4 of the practice hours are workshop style and 1 hour of philosophy lecture and self-enquiry in the evening.
Double Room Occupancy
Early Bird payment before 15th November 2017: RM 6,950 per person
Normal Price: RM 7,250 per person
Single Room Occupancy
Early bird payment before 15th November 2017: RM 7,950 per person
Normal Price: RM 8,250 per person
Single occupancy rooms are very limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. If demand is there and capacity allows, we will release more rooms for single occupancy after 31st of January. Allocation will be made against an upgrade from a (first come first served) wait-list.
Fees include transportation to/ from Nashik on 16th March and 23rd March, participation in the daily schedule, room, all meals and board from 16-23 March. The price does not cover airfares, travel insurance or visa arrangements, which are arranged and covered by the Participant.
Early Bird fees are available with payment of the full amount before 15th November 2017. To confirm your booking, complete and submit the registration form and pay either the Early Bird fee or a non-refundable deposit of RM 725 to secure your place.
Any outstanding balance is due by 31st of December 2017.
Participants are requested to make flight reservations as soon as their registration is confirmed. We request you arrive into Mumbai at least 1 day prior to the 16th March so we are able to depart for Nashik in the morning.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:00 – 9:00
Kriya, Bandhas, Mudras, Pranayama, Meditation and Qi Gong
9:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 12:30
Integrative Yoga/ Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra
13:30 – 16:00
Free time (rest, journal, reflect, walk etc)
16:30 – 18:00
Yin Yoga & Meditation (on days 1, 3 & 5) / Free time (on days 2,4 & 7) (we encourage you to use this time for sightseeing)
18:00 – 19:00
19:30 – 20:30
Self enquiry, philosophy
1. Pandavleni Caves: Panda Lenu are a group of 24 caves carved between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD, representing the Hinayana Buddhist caves are located high in the mountains of Trirashmi.
2. Winery Visit : Nashik is also known as the ‘wine capital’ of India. There are seven wineries to visit in the Nashik area:
• Sula Vineyards
• York Winery
• Soma Vine Village
• Chateau d’Ori
• Chandon India
• Grover Zampa
3. Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple: An ancient Hindu temple in Trimbak, the Shiva Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. It’s a short drive from Nasik.
4. Ramkund: This is where Lord Rama and Sita used to bathe. The waters here are said to provide moksha (freedom).
6. Kala Rama Temple: The Kalaram Temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik city in Maharashtra, India. It is probably the most important Hindu shrine in the city.
7. Dudhsagar Falls: Dudhsagar Falls is a four-tiered waterfall (10 metres) located in Someshwar, named after milk for it’s creamy white colour.
8. Shirdi: Around 100 kilometres from Nasik, Shirdi is one of the most popular temples in India. Pay a visit to the famed Sai Baba Temple!
Please note: Should you wish to visit some of the above places, kindly contact Sneha at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to advise arrange your booking through Grape County. We strongly encourage you book as a group for ease and convenience of transport.
An eco driven destination spread across 100 acres of lush green foliage and home to more than 100 species of flora and fauna, Grape County is located in Nashik, Maharashtra Adhering to environmental guidelines and green practices through every phase of its development, it is one of the most sought after destination to relax, rejuvenate and invigorate! From recycled furniture to local farm produce to pollution free zones, Grape County offers an organic lifestyle amidst miles of green grandeur.
More about the venue can be found here.
Room and Board
Grape County Eco Resort boasts an outdoor pool and views of the lake. Each room at this resort is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. All rooms have a seating area where you can relax and enjoy a view of the lake and mountains. Every room includes a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
You can engage in various activities such as horse riding, archery, star gazing from the watch tower, trekking, cycling, boating and fishing.
Tasty, wholesome and nourishing meals are prepared with diligence and care in the Grape County kitchen, serving breakfast, lunch afternoon tea and dinner every day. The menu is vegetarian and composed to support our daily practice of Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.
The closest airport to Nashik is Mumbai International Airport. We request you arrive at least 1 day prior as we will be departing as a group at 7:00am on 16th March from an allocated hotel close to Mumbai airport to Grape County via a luxury bus which will take approximately 3 hours.
Participants make their own travel arrangements to and from Mumbai. Participants are strongly encouraged to make flight reservations as soon as their registration is confirmed as there are limited daily flights to Mumbai from Kuala Lumpur.
These are some of the recommended *hotels that are close to Mumbai International airport:
1. Ibis Hotel
2. Holiday Inn
3. Sahara Star
4. Hyatt Regency
5. The Lalit
6. The Hilton Hotel
*We recommend you book as a group as you may be able to get a cheaper rate
Malaysia Airlines, Air India and Malindo Air have direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai. Please note: Air Asia does not fly directly to Mumbai. If you are planning to combine your trip to India with sightseeing and shopping, we recommend you stop over in Delhi for a few days before or after the retreat. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you require any further information or assistance in order to conclude your travel arrangements.
Cancellations are refunded (after deducting non-refundable deposit) on the following basis:
100% if cancelled before 31st of December 2017
50% if cancelled before 31st of January 2018