Retreats in India

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  • Retreat details
  • About Pushkar
  • Suggested intineraries

Ten day Yoga Retreat: Pushkar, India 

Dates to be Announced.

  • Travel with Maryann to deepen and enrich your yoga practice
  • Small exclusive groups gving you great access your teacher, beginners and experienced students welcome
  • Two yoga classes each of the seven yoga days
  • All yoga equipment supplied

Pushkar is a captivating town in colourful Rajasthan. An important town for Hindus, Pushkar is a beautiful introduction to India and a perfect place to meet pilgrims from all over India.

Exclusive Indian cooking classes are available with Fiona, an Australian friend living in Pushkar. Fiona of 'Creative Art Safaris' runs spice and textile tours in India and has a purpose built kitchen for cooking classes.

Hand block printing classes also available

'This retreat is an amazing opportunity to travel to India, I have found the chance to practice yoga in India an enriching experience both emotionally and physically. My aim is to make your journey the experience of a life time. I hope you will join me.' Maryann

The Retreat

You will be met at the airport in Delhi up to two days before the official starting date, and the group will travel to Pushkar together.

Day One is an early morning start on either the train or private taxi to Pushkar, arriving by 2.30pm ish . Day Two , is a rest day and gives you time to familiarize yourself with Pushkar, to settle into the accommodation and to recover from the journey. The seven day yoga course starts on Day Three. Day Ten is a rest day.

Yoga

We have two yoga practices daily catering for all levels of experience. Although timings may vary slightly to suit the group, normally there is a morning practice  and an afternoon practice.

Following the evening practice you may enjoy the sunset over Pushkar Lake or take a stroll to absorb the sights and sounds of beautiful Pushkar

Booking

Numbers are limited to ten and the retreat will only run if sufficient bookings are taken. Places will be allocated first to those who pay first, and bookings will not be taken after October. Participants are required to book and pay for their own flights and travel to Delhi including their transfer from the airport to the hotel, food and accommodation in Delhi and onward travel from Pushkar after the retreat is finished. Participants must also arrange their own travel insurance.

For participants travelling from Australia there may be an opportunity to gather before departure to meet your fellow travellers.

About Pushkar

Pushkar is a holy city devoted to the Hindu God Brahma. It is a small tourist town surrounding a small lake which the Hindus consider Holy and come to bathe in. Pushkar is only a short bus ride from the city Ajmer, but seems a world away with only small roads with limited traffic and surrounded by desert. It is a great place to walk around, to wander amongst street vendors selling trinkets, watch langur monkeys running from roof to roof, and cows peacefully eating trash along the side of the road.

My favorite spot to relax is by the lake watching the religious piously bathing and the children splashing and laughing in the waters. Temples surround the lake each with concrete steps leading down into the lake. The lake is alive with large fish and the area kind of looks like a small Varanasi.

Pushkar is a great place to take camel or horse safaris out into the surrounding desert. There are many travel agents offering single day or multi day trips. There is also a camel fair in November.

A few things not to be missed in Pushkar:

  • Visit the Brahma temple
  • Walk up to the Sarvatree temple
  • Watch the sun set over the lake
  • Bednath
  • Take a camel ride at sunset
  • Visit nearby Ajmer

Visit the Incredible India website for more information about travelling to India

 

Suggested itineraries

If you have more time you may choose travel on your own before or after the retreat. The following itineraries will give you an idea of what you could do with an week or two.

14 days

Day One: Travel to India

Day Two: Meet in Delhi and travel to Pushkar

Day three: Rest day

Day four to ten: Yoga retreat

Day eleven: Rest day

Day twelve: Jaipur

Day thirteen: Agra and the Taj Mahal, travel to Delhi

Day forteen: Travel home

21 days

Day One: Travel to India

Day Two: Meet in Delhi and travel to Pushkar

Day three: Rest day

Day four to ten: Yoga retreat

Day eleven: Rest day

Day twelve: Travel to Udaipur

Day thirteen and fourteen: Udaipur

Day fifteen: Travel to Jodhpur

Day sixteen: Jodhpur

Day seventeen: Travel to Jaisalmer

Day eighteen: Jaisalmer

Day nineteen: Travel to Delhi

Day twenty: Delhi

Day twenty-one: Travel home

28 days

Day One: Travel to India

Day Two: Meet in Delhi and travel to Pushkar

Day three: Rest day

Day four to ten: Yoga retreat

Day eleven: Rest day

Day twelve: Travel to Udaipur

Day thirteen and fourteen: Udaipur

Day fifteen: Travel to Jodhpur

Day sixteen: Jodhpur

Day seventeen: Travel to Jaisalmer

Day eighteen: Jaisalmer

Day nineteen: Travel to Delhi

Day twenty and twenty-two: Delhi

Day twenty-three: Agra and the Taj Mahal

Day twenty-four: Fattpur Sikkri and travel to Jaipur

Day twenty-five and twenty-six: Jaipur

Day twenty-seven: Travel to Delhi

Day twenty-eight: Travel home

 

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