Travel number: 135
Ayurveda Yoga Retreat in the Himalayas with Hot Springs
16 days Yoga and Ayurveda
Number of participants: 4-16 participants
Requirements: 1 von 10
Just enjoy! This Ayurveda Yoga Retreat is suitable for everyone.
Just an hour’s drive from Shimla – the capital of the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh – lies the beautiful little mountain village Tata Pani right on the banks of the Satluj Dam.
“Tata Pani” means “Hot Water” and is famous for its natural hot sulfur spring, which bubbles out of the earth at different temperatures.
Since ancient times, people have known the wonderful therapeutic properties of this water and come from everywhere to take a dip in the sulfur springs: this water provides natural relief for joint pain, fatigue, stress and skin diseases.
It is also a famous pilgrim center for Hindus; believers regard the month of Magha (January-February) as promising for a holy bath: it is believed that it can cleanse one’s sins.
In this beautiful place is our Ayurveda Health Center situated. Directly above the natural hot spring, on the shores of the mighty Satluj and next to a Shiva temple, this place is full of energy.
The Ayurveda Health Centre is a well-kept small resort with beautiful rooms with balconies, two large sun-drenched terraces, a yoga hall, a fully equipped Ayurvedic area and, of course, a bathing area with a public sulfur hot water pool and two smaller private pools.
The trained kitchen team cooks fresh, vegetarian food three times a day to match your Ayurvedic constitution.
This is where our two-week Ayurveda Yoga Retreat takes place.
We also plan some small excursions and hikes on some days and weekends.
Day 1 Arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel
Day 2 flight to Shimla (1 hour) and transfer to Tata Pani (2 hours)
In the morning we take the flight to Shimla. From here we will drive to Tata Pani. Enjoy the interesting ride through the beautiful mountain landscape of the Himalayas. At lunchtime we reach our resort.
We will enjoy our delicious food at the beautiful terrace. After checking in and some rest, we’ll take you on a short tour of the center, followed by an afternoon yoga class.
Day 3 We start the day with yoga and meditation
After breakfast we give a small lecture about Ayurveda to give you an insight into the ancient science of life. We will also take a test to find out your constitution types.
During the rest of the day, each of you will have an individual appointment with the doctor to adjust your individual treatment plan for the next two weeks to suit your constitution and needs.
Everyone will also enjoy an hour-long relaxing Abhyanga (full body massage). For lunch and afternoon yoga we all meet again.
Day 4-15 Ayurveda Yoga Retreat
Over the next 12 days, you’ll quickly get used to the new schedule and immerse yourself deep in the healing routine of yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic treatments and natural thermal baths.
6:45 am Morning Tea
7:00 – 7:30 am Meditation
7:45-9:15 am Yoga Class
9:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am -1:30 pm Ayurvedic treatments, thermal bath, relaxation
1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 -5:00 pm Recreation, Ayurveda treatments, Hot Spring
5:00- 6:30 Yoga Class
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 Evening program (Kirtan, Satsang, Meditation, Lecture)
On some days and on weekends we offer some small excursions and hikes to the villages, Shimla and of course into the nature.
Day 16 Transfer to Shimla
In the early morning we leave for Shimla to take the flight to Delhi.
Arrival in Delhi. Hotel for the day and departure home.
2 nights with breakfast at a hotel in Delhi
Flight Delhi Shimla/Shimla Delhi (Note: sometimes a flight is cancelled. During this time we will travel by minibus or train.
14 nights in a double room at the Ayurveda health centre Tata Pani with full board
daily: 2 yoga lessons, 2 Ayurveda treatments (2.5 hours in total) with medicine, meditation, hot spring bath, pub course, evening program
Consultation with a doctor
small excursions and hikes
Tea and water
Yoga teacher and Retreat Leader
Services not included:
Additional treatments and consultations
Fixed group date:
Price 1950 € (4 -16 participants) Supplement for single room: 350 €
Room with lake view: 100 € extra
This retreat can be combined with the retreat at Ashram in Rishikesh.
For example, do a week-long Ayurveda Yoga Retreat in Tata Pani and then enjoy a week at the Ashram in Rishikesh.
For more information about this retreat or variations, please contact us
Yoga Classes and Teacher/Retreat Leader
During these two weeks, Sarah will not only be your retreat leader, but also your yoga teacher.
She will teach two yoga classes a day in the morning and afternoon, tailored to your needs and abilities. In addition, there will be 30 minutes of meditation in the morning and changing evening activities such as Kirtan Singing Meditations, Satsang or small lectures.
Sarah teaches holistic yoga and incorporates all aspects of yoga into her hours.
Hot sulfur spring water
WATER has always been the fundamental element for maintaining and restoring psychophysical balance, being able to invigorate the individual by enveloping, caressing, soothed, revitalising, strengthening and pleasantly reasherizing the body.
The word “thermal bath” is derived from the Latin word “TERME”, which means that the temperature of the natural water is above 36 degrees Celsius and the water is enriched with healing minerals. The thermal water in the center bubbles from a depth of 150 m underground, at a temperature of 44 degrees with an amount of 100 liters per minute. Our pure, clear and healthy thermal water contains: sulfate, manganese, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals.
Benefits of sulphur water
The scientific study recognized the therapeutic value of hot sulfur water and considered it beneficial for skin problems, muscle pain, joint pain, blood circulation and breathing problems. Sulphur water is very beneficial for electromagnetic stress (electromagnetic stress we accumulate from mobile phones, computers and electronic objects, etc.). A simple immersion in the hot sulfur water gives you an immediate effect of relief and relaxation. Recent scientific studies recognized the therapeutic values of “hot water” and classified it as sodium chloride and sulfur water. Our sulfur-containing water is similar to several European thermal waters.
Our thermal center is equipped with a large, common THERMAL BATH, two PRIVATE POOLS, a KNEIPPKURS (it is a contrast therapy with hot and cold water, ideal for: reactivation of circulation in the lower limbs, improvement of drainage, better tissue oxygenation).
Our thermal centre features a herbal tea lounge with a selection of organic herbal teas and a solarium overlooking Lake Sutlej.
ROOMS WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS
Exquisite rooms overlooking the Tatta Pani mountain valley with private balconies. Wake up overlooking the green hills of Himachal.
ROOMS WITH LAKE VIEWS
Room with lake views and a private balcony overlooking the blue waters of Sutlej Lake.
The organic restaurant is located in the middle of the lobby, from where you have a breathtaking view of the lake. The restaurant is attached to a spacious terrace with a romantic view of the lake. It is divine to catch a glimpse of the sun’s rays, which are reflected by the lake at sunset and spread across the horizon.
We will spoil you with dishes prepared according to the different phases of your retreat. Ayurvedic dishes are prepared according to the requirements and suggestions of the doctor. Our commitment is to serve 100% organic foods. So far, we are able to reach 60 %of them and will do so in the near future to 100%.
The menu includes both traditional favorites and new dishes that combine Eastern dishes with Western twists.
Favourites include traditional Indian dishes from the northern and southern parts of India and local Himachali delicacies.
Meals will be served in the form of a buffet, but there will also be bespoke meals tailored to each individual’s specific doshas and treatments.
What you should bring:
Comfortable clothes for yoga and relaxation, shorts and tops are fine inside the center. Some knee and shoulder covering clothes for outside the center
Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures with warm days and cool nights. Also take some warm layers, as well as old garments (underwear, pants and shirts) for treatments with oil and pastes.
Hiking clothing with comfortable shoes for hiking
Scarf or schal
Sandals or flip-flops
Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Head
own toiletries, but not too much, as many Ayurvedic products are available here
Medical Kit (pharmacy and hospital nearby, Ayurveda doctor in the house)
small bag / backpack for excursions
Passport (copy), credit or debit card, cash in your currency (approx. € 50)
Camera, phone, charger (no adapter required)
Notebook and writing material
Ayurveda is the science that uses the principles inherent in nature to eliminate diseases and protect a person’s health by keeping the body, mind and soul of the individual in perfect balance with nature. The aim of this system is to prevent diseases, cure the sick and preserve life. This can be summarised as follows:
For the elimination of diseases and dysfunctions of the body (“Aturasya vikara prashamanamcha”)
Protect health and prolong life (“Swasthyas swasthya rakshanam”)
Ayurvedic manuscripts teach us about the life-extending therapies that would transform and rejuvenate every cell of the body into a youthful and vital one. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to remove toxins from the tissue and release deep-seated emotional tensions while balancing the “doshas”.
Each patient’s treatment plan is selected after a full clinical assessment of their physical condition, health concerns and goals. Our Vaidyas (Ayurveda doctors) will then develop a program that meets the individual needs of the individual.
Panchakarma (which literally means “five actions”) is the word for the five different methods used in Ayurveda that are believed to cleanse the body. It is a cleansing therapy for the promotion of the metabolic process through food and herbal medicines. It is used both for deep-rooted chronic diseases and for seasonal imbalances of tri-doshas. As the waste materials are excreted from the body, the person becomes healthy. To stay healthy and fit, panchakarma methods should be performed to cleanse and maintain the body.
We understand that Panchakarma is a complex system and that the best results are achieved by the body through panchakarma (preprocedures, karma and post procedures). As a result, this perfect process can take more time, but is more effective. Greens works together to cure and prevent disease and rejuvenate the body, as well as the healing touch of experienced Panchakarma therapists. We practice the so-called holistic approach with a scientific perspective from this proven system of medicine.
Ayurveda, the knowledge of life, refers not only to the body, but also to mind and soul. This particular program is very helpful for conditions such as insomnia and anxiety; it improves immunity and self-confidence. This treatment program includes: body massage, Shirovasti, Ksheera-Dhara, Taila-Dhara, Thalam, Thalapothichil, internal Ayurvedic medicine, yoga and meditation.
PSORIASA TREATMENT PROGRAM
Ayurveda & Naturopathy offers very effective treatments for all types of psoriasis and other skin diseases, as most of them are psychosomatic.
This special treatment program includes: Abhyangam, special lepanam, pizhichil, medical steam bath, shirovasthi, mud therapy, exclusively prepared internal herbal medicine, yoga and meditation.
SITSAND AND NACKENPFLEGE
The main places for arthritic manifestations on the spine are the lumbar and cervical spine region. This treatment program is used to keep the spine and neck healthy and to heal the associated problems. The program includes: special massage, Kativasthi, Sneavasthi, Kashayavasthi, Pizhichil, Njavarakizhi, special exercises, ect. Also very effective in cervical spondylosis, osteoporosis, cross pain, sciatica.
As the body ages, the various cells and tissues of the body change; therefore, it is necessary to rejuvenate the body system in order to achieve a better harmony of body, mind and soul. To achieve this goal, rejuvenation therapy includes: synkronizing body massage with medical oil or cream, shirodhara, medical steam bath, herbal face mask, etc. along with internal rejuvenation drugs. Therapy should continue for 7 to 14 days.
IMMUNIZATION OF THE BODY
This is the most important treatment in Ayurveda to reduce aging processes, stop the degeneration of the body cells and increase the defense mechanism. The internal administration of “Rasayana” (a special Ayurvedic medicine) is the main part of this program, along with panchkarma and swedakarma treatments. The package includes: body massage, Snehapana, Virechanam, Nasyam, Sneavasthi, Dhara, Pizhchil, Njavarakizhi, Tarpanam, Shirovasthi, Karnapooranam, medical steam bath. This program is more effective if taken before the age of 60.
Neurotherapy is an alternative form of medicine. The basic idea of therapy is to place glass or silicone cups on the patient’s skin to create a vacuum so that the blood is sucked to the skin surface at certain areas of the body in need of healing. Neurotherapy promotes blood circulation and increases blood circulation to muscles and tissues, provides oxygen to cells, dissolves nodes and can release and dissipate excess fluids and toxins.
There are three different traditional cupping methods: dry, wet and massage.
NATURAL BEAUTY CARE PROGRAM
For the beauty conscious, this special treatment program includes: herbal face wrap, herbal cream massage, herbal oil massage, herbal tea and steam bath. This program increases the complexion and skin tone, embellishes the body figure and also helps you to feel young.
Is a combination of yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic therapies in a holistic method. This program is very effective for stress management as well as for turning body and mind and helps you to achieve the moderations of the mind. The therapy lasts 3 to 4 hours per day for 7 to 14 days; it includes: yoga, meditation, rejuvenation massage, rejuvenation therapy, Dhara, Njavarakizhi, Talam, herbal steam bath, mud pack and taking herbal medications.
A blessing for obese people: We have a special slimming program with two types of massages: 1) herbal power massage, 2) medicinal herbal oil massage, which is given for 28 days. This program also includes: medical steam bath, intake of herbal juices and herbal tea and above all a very special Ayurvedic diet throughout the treatment period.