Beginner & Intermediate 7-Day Course
The Phool Chatti Yoga and Meditation Retreat is for those interested in studying the rich spiritual traditions of India and who wish to have a direct experience of ashram life. The program is designed to be a broad introduction to the yogic path. We also very fortunate to be situated in beautiful surroundings along the banks of the Ganges River in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Our program introduces students to a full yoga practice as it was originally intended. Students will gain experience in: yoga asanas (postures) meditation, breathing (pranayama), cleansing, chanting, yoga principles, mauna (silence), pooja (worship), kirtan (sacred singing), and other important aspects of the yogic path. The program offers practical tools for spiritual growth, mental health, and general well-being. We take great care to ensure that our students have a positive and uplifting experience throughout their stay at Phool Chatti Ashram. We are especially pleased that so many of our students return year after year often referring their friends and family. We understand the special needs of western students, and we are dedicated to maintaining the excellent reputation we’ve established in more than 10 years of service.
Elements of the Course
Asana (Yoga Postures): Coordinating movement, balance, stretching and postures to optimize vitality, mental clarity and subtle body awareness.
Pranayama (Breathing Techniques): Linking of mind and breath through breath control exercises.
Meditative Walks : Walking mindfully in nature with senses alert. Scenic hikes along our many trails are used to explore meditation in motion. There are opportunities to bathe in the Ganga and nearby waterfall.
Mantra Chanting : Experience the powerful vibration of mantras. Repetition of sacred Sanskrit sounds are used to enter into deeper states of consciousness.
Silence (Mauna) : Participants will observe silence from morning until after lunch.
Lecture and Discussion: Exploring philosophies and how to apply yogic principles to modern life. Questions from particIpants are encouraged.
Meditation : Various techniques are explored for quieting the mind.
I miss Phool Chatti so very much.
I hope to come and visit again soon...so beautiful and peaceful
Jacqui Parbirom (UK),
I would like to comeback back !!!