Our Yoga, Meditation and Hiking retreat is held at Anand Ganga, located in the heart of the Himalayas. This area is well known in ancient epics and scriptures for its spirituality and natural beauty. Anand Ganga is surrounded by ashtonishing views of the Himalayan mountains, snow peaks in winter and the Ganges River, just a couple of meters from your own private room, flowing with beauty and grace. At Hamsa Retreats, we have prepared a spiritual package dedicated  for those who are looking for the true peace of mind with the help of Meditation, Yoga and Nature. Our program offers a full 7 day itinerary packed with theoretical classes, yoga sessions in the morning and afternoon, Himalayan trekking, bathing in the Ganges River and visiting local scenic villages nearby. 

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EXPLORE The himalayas

Anand-Ganga is situated on the bank of the River Ganga.  There is beautiful nature all around the guest house and the villages close by.  The Uttarkashi region has long been known for its spiritual significance.  Hindu sages and saints have visited this place since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge as the exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Translations to: English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese & Cantonese

  • Transportation from the city of Dehradun or Rishikesh/Haridwar  

  • Daily meals / breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes

  • Satsangs / Meditation, Mantra Chanting & Spiritual Lecture

  • Karma Yoga

  • Yoga Philosophy & Yogic Cleansing

  • Cultural Activities

  • Himalayas Trekking

  • Visit to local scenic villages

 

Note: Airfares NOT included.

 
 
retreat teachers

In Hamsa Retreats, we believe in quality over quantity and hence, we designed the program for only 12 students and we have 5 teachers to impart training. Our retreat has the best Student-Teacher ratio of 2:1. All levels of yoga practitioners including beginners are welcome as our classes are designed to give you a personalised, strong foundational and intimate approach to your Yoga practice.

 
ITINENARY: Feburary 15- 21, 2016

Daily Retreat schedule 

 

0600 - Wake up bell

0630 - 0700 Shat Kriyas & Water Theraphy

0700 - 0730 Satsang (Meditation & Mantra chanting)

0730 - 0830 Asana Class

0900 - 1000 Breakfast 

1000 - 1100 Karma Yoga / Gardening

1100 - 1200 Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology

1200 - 1300 Personal Asana Coaching

1300 - 1400 Lunch  

1600 - 1630 Evening Tea

1700 - 1800 Asana Class

1800 - 1830 Dhyana & Dharana Class / Yoga Nidra

1900 - 2000 Dinner & Cultural activites

2030 - 2200 Meditation, Mantra chanting & lectures

 

 

 

Trekking / Sightseeing Days Schedule

 

0600 - Wake up bell

0630 - 0700 Shat Kriyas & Water Theraphy

0700 - 0730 Satsang (Meditation & Mantra chanting)

0730 - 0830 Asana Class

0900 - 1000 Breakfast 

000 - 1700 Trekking / Sight seeing / City visit 

1700 - 1800 Asana Class

1800 - 1830 Dhyana & Dharana Class / Yoga Nidra

1900 - 2000 Dinner & Cultural activites

2030 - 2200 Meditation, Mantra chanting & lectures

 

NoteEveryone will receive a series of emails containing their trip details starting a few weeks prior to the Retreat. Itinerary is subject to change without notice depending on weather, traffic conditions, etc.

 

 
PRICING POLICY
KIDS POLICY
  • "Sharing is Caring". Save even more when travelling together with a family member or a friend! That's why we have prepared a smart pricing policy that allows you to obtain attractive prices as you invite more friends to join our retreat.

            

    • 1 Person     =  US $ 699   

    • 2 Persons  =  US $ 1099  

    • 3 Persons  =  US $ 1399

         ** Only 2 spots available now. Avail discounted prices. 

 

  • Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children per room (only one extra bed is allowed in the room)

  • Children are our most valuable resource, as they are the leaders of our future! Hamsa Retreats gives you an opportunity to discover the benefits of yoga for kids, to learn to strike a pose with your child and create a lifetime deeper connection with them.

           

    • Children ages 0 - 5 stay free when sharing existing bedding with 2 paid adults.

    • Children ages 5 - 15  are US $ 150 per child with extra bed

    • Children age 16 or older are charged the adult rate.

 
Hotel details
  • Anand Ganga offers 7 spacious rooms, each with a double bed. 

  • All rooms face the Ganges river. There is a view of the river and forest from each room and dining hall.

  • Each room has its own private toilet and shower with hot water. WIFI and Internet is available at the retreat location.

  • All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans (no need for AC as it is in the mountains).

  • Extra beds can be accomodated per room. Room heaters are available in winter.

  • We try to provide only organic vegetarian food.  Since we are close to the villages, we make every effort to purchase our food supplies directly from the villagers. We are developing a herb and vegetable garden on the grounds and guests are invited to actively involve themselves if gardening is one of their interests.

  • Anand-Ganga is a non-smoking and alcohol-free environment.

  • Laundry facilities are available on request.

 
Additional information

 

Sightseeings in and around Uttarkashi: 

 

Anand Ganga is situated on the banks of the Ganges River.  There is beautiful nature all around the guest house and villages close by.  The Uttarkashi region has long been known for its spiritual significance.  There are many temples and renowned Swamis (spiritual gurus) living around the area.

Some places you can visit:

  • Temples in Uttarkashi town:  Shiv, Shakti, Hanuman, Krishna,
    Parshuram, Mahishasurmardani, Durga & Kaleshwar Mahadev

  • Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple & Vimleshwar temple

  • Nangini Temple near Nachiket lake

  • Gufa (sadhu’s cave) in Devidhar, Bonga

  • Gangaji Temple in Mukhva village

 

 

Hiking and Trekking

 

For people interested in hiking and trekking, there are many lakes, meadows and mountain villages nearby:

  • Natchiket Tal (a beautiful lake high in the mountains)

  • Khattukal Village (a village hugging the sides of the mountain)

  • Singurney Village (village temple and nice view of the mountains and Ganges)

  • Bonga Village to Sankurna

  • Shikreshwar circle (beautiful view of Uttarkashi town and seven Himalaya snow peaks)

 

 

Other attractions

 

  • Shopping in Uttarkashi town and Dunda village – brass and copper items,                                                                                        locally-made woolens, khadi clothing, regional silver and gold jewellery

  • Dhanari dam, Joshiyara and Maneri Dam

  • Village walks around a typical Garhwali village, with lunch or dinner made with purely organic produce

 

 

Cultural activities

 

  • Learn Bhajans, Chants, folk songs or musical instruments (harmonium, drum)

  • Participate in local agricultural activities (planting, harvesting, threshing)

  • Learn Hindi or Garhwali

  • Have your horoscope read for future predictions

  • Participate in local festivals, songs and dances all round the year

 

 
policY info

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc) but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers.

We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance in advance t
o protect yourself well with any unforeseen circumstances.

Cancellation Policy: 

i) Cancellation prior to the month of January = 50 % refund.

ii) Cancellation during the month of February = NO refund; only name transfer/change is possible. 

 

Note:  Guests must cover additional costs themselves for visiting areas different from the retreat scheduled itinerary.

 

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