Exploring the Stillness in Movement
Eco Yoga Retreat in the Mountains
Our outer world is in continuous motion and along with it we dance round the clock. When we do sit still , how still is our mind?
Most of what we observe in life is constantly undergoing a process of change or movement including ourselves. Is there something in us that is unchanging and constant?
If you see a moving bus pass by, what do you notice? If you were to freeze its motion in form of a picture what do you notice?
When we sit in meditation, in the voluntary stillness of body their is a gentle but continuous movement of breath.
There is Movement in Stillness. But is there stillness in movement?
Sthira Tandava is a yoga retreat in the green mountains of Uttarakhand. The serene atmosphere away from the hubbub of city is an ideal setup for self enquiry and rejuvenation. The intention of this retreat is to bring into our awareness the stillness within the movement. Finding the ever exisiting divinity within oneself. An infinite pool of nectar you can dip and soak into to refresh yourself. Once we connect with this inner wisdom, we can choose to keep coming back to this source.
Sthira – The tranquil silence within
Tandava – Divine Movements innate to our body
In this retreat we bring to you yogic practices such as dynamic asanas in form of embodied movements that bring us home to the natural moving patterns of the human body. Static asana practice like Yin Yoga where we explore bodily sensations and our mind flow. Active meditation or movement based meditations.
Traditional breathing and meditation practices from Bihar school of Yoga. Talks on Advaita Vedanta to make self enquiry into your experiences. In the lap of mother nature we find our balance amongst lush green mountains, chirping birds and fresh breeze in close proximity to the holy River Ganga.
Dirghayu Bhava Aashram is located on top of a Mountain surrounded by green forests of Uttarakhand. It is reachable from Dehradun airport in 30 minutes. In monsoon the entire area is full of natural water streams and rivers. The Calm and Peaceful aura of this place opens your hearts and minds naturally to bring out the mindfulness required for a journey towards self awareness and healing.
The Ashram is close to local village community and believes in the simple, sustainable and holistic lifestyles of Pahari Villages.The food preparation is based on ancient Ayurvedic principles of cooking, use of clay or brass pots, different herbs, simple preparation, and is suitable for all 3 doshas. The meal served here is not only nutritionally dense is also prepared with positive energy and love. Food is the source of the flow of energy in our bodies and the food here supports the positive flow of energy in your body and mind.
07:00 am – 08:30 am Embodied movements with Praveen Nair
08:30 am – 09:30 am Breakfast
09:30 am – 10:30 am Pranayama with Uttam Ghosh
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Philosophy with Praveen Nair
12:15 pm onwards Lunch
03:30 pm – 05:00 pm Active Meditation with Kuldeep Das
05:30 pm – 07:00 pm Yin Yoga with Ekta Minocha
07:15 pm onwards Dinner
Note: This location is away from city shops and facilities. Carry urgent requirements like medicines etc.