Programme Tiruvannamalai Retreat 20-28 December 2014
20th of December (21 at the latest), arrival at CHENNAI airport for the participants who come from abroad. Taxis will be waiting for you with a sign 'Yoga retreat - Tiruvannamalai.
Arrival & settling down at Anandha Nilaiyam ashram.
People from Tiruvannamalai do not need to sleep and eat at the ashram. Participation on donation.
On the 21th of December, visit of TIRUVANNAMALAI. Tiruvannamalai is a pilgrimage place and every full moon (symbol of feminity), thousands of pilgrims walk around the sacred mountain ARUNACHALA , (symbol of the God SHIVA or ligam - masculinity). Tiruvannamalai also hosts the ashram of Sri RAMANA MAHARSHI, one of the most respected Indian sages.
22th - 28th December.
Beginning of courses. The hatha yoga classes will alternately be taught by Viviane and Tilicho: Two different teachers and complementary approaches: Learn and unlearn!
7.00-9.00 hatha yoga & pranayama class
9.45-10.45 free expression (creative singing, dancing, etc.)
Monday: Laughter and Creative Singing
Tuesday: Chakra atunement meditation with Joshan
Wednesday: Tai chi
Thursday: Laughter and Creative Singing
Friday: Family Constellation with Marcos
Saturday: Laughter and Creative Singing or Tai chi
Free time - there is a very nice swimming pool close by, and it takes 20mns to walk to the touristic area.
13.30 lunch & free time
16.00-17.15 hatha yoga & pranayama class (optional)
Except on Tuesday 23rd: 3.30 - 5.00: Five rythm dance with live music
Wednesday 24th: 3.00 - 5.00 Bajan at Upahar's.
17.15-19.15 meditation and satsang (questions - answers about Yoga / Self realization - practice of Self-enquiry)
Free evening with the possibility of meeting again for chanting or any other activity which can also be offered by participants.
After the Yoga retreat: exploration of the surroundings (optional).
Possibility to visit Auroville (Matrimandir) Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram, considered by Unesco as a world heritage site. The last two places are by the sea. Other sites can be visited. Inform us and we can help you organise your trip.
All the activities and satsangs are on donation.
100€ for the room (single or double), clean & simple - and the participation in the rent of the yoga hall and external facilitators, for the nine days program.
50€ to pay on the spot, for the meals (3 meals a day for 9 days). If you don't wish to have certain meals at the ashram, please inform us one day in advance.
50€ to pay on the spot for the taxi Chennai airport - Tiruvannamalai. We can book one taxi for several people.
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