Held on July 5th – 9th 2023 at Madhuban, Talla Ramgarh, Nainital
This retreat is designed to help you disconnect from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with yourself in a peaceful and serene environment surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan mountains. Our expert facilitators will guide you through a series of workshops and activities aimed at enhancing your personal growth and wellbeing.
Here are just a few of the experiences you can expect during your stay with us:
Yoga and meditation classes to help you relax and find inner peace
Workshop on the Journey of Five Senses and Ecstatic Dance
Hiking and nature walks in the stunning Himalayan mountains
Trip to Mukteshwar Dham and Baba Neem Karoli Ashram
Delicious, healthy meals made with locally-sourced ingredients
A chance to connect with like-minded individuals and form lasting relationships
Our retreat is located in Madhuban, Talla Ramgarh, Nainital, an area renowned for its natural beauty and tranquility. You will be surrounded by fruit orchards, and stunning vistas, providing the perfect backdrop to your journey of self-discovery and growth.
We are confident that this retreat will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired to live your best life. Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to book your spot today.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Himalayas!
The retreat comprises a one-day workshop on The journey of five senses and ecstatic dance by facilitator Sonia Wadhwa
What to expect: The five senses are our doorways to the outer world. We usually have one or two senses as our primary gateways to the world. Some of us are visual – we only trust what we see. Some of us listen, trying to ascertain the truth behind the spoken words, while some of us are touchy–feely. A divine world awaits those who explore the magic and mystery of the five senses. When we explore the sense of smell and taste, we can begin to experience the ability to smell truth or untruth. As we move in deeper we confront, acknowledge, understand and transcend the layers. The senses integrate you with the world around you.
In this workshop, you will learn how to prioritise your senses – one over the other. You will go through a process of awakening the five senses, making space, and inviting your 6th sense, your intuitive abilities.
Ecstatic Dance: It is about raising our energies and letting our bodies sway, swing, and move in the ecstasy of dance in a way that transforms our energies from outer dance to inner bliss. This dance is a flow – stemming from within, to the Tandava of Shiva, to the Lasya of Parvati, embracing the masculine and the feminine. Let us dance, dissolve, merge, and melt.
About the facilitator:
Sonia Wadhwa, is a spiritual mentor, meditation teacher, sound healer, and a successful businesswoman based out of Delhi. She has facilitated workshops and Sessions in the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and India.
She has also pioneered Alchemy Sound Energy Healing in India.
She works with different methods of meditation, awareness, centering, acceptance, breathing techniques, and communication skills Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Package costs for the residential retreat:
Full Package – 4 Nights, 5 Days stay Rs. 25000/- (Early bird offer 20,000/-) (July 5-9, 2023)
- Check-in 05th July 2023 (Timings: 10 am – 2 pm)
- Check-out 09th July 2023 (Time: 10 am)
(Includes all workshop sessions)
Please note that all prices are per person on twin sharing basis
About the venue –( https://goo.gl/maps/K94nQtgAbYwsqFur8 )
Retreat for Joy and Personal Growth’ is being organized at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Madhuban, Talla Ramgarh, District- Nainital, Uttarakhand. Madhuban is situated at a height of 5000 ft above a picturesque village in the Kumaon range of the Himalayas. The entire valley of Talla Ramgarh is a fruit bowl with pears, plums, peaches, and apricot orchards. Madhuban Sri Aurobindo Ashram is an extension of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch. Madhuban today is a calm environment for spiritual retreats, writers and artists’ residences, Vedic chanting, nature treks, and a wholesome experience of living in a community set up where all work is done in the spirit of an offering to the Divine.
It is a space that beckons each one of us to pause and to connect to one’s inner ecology amidst the abundance of flora and fauna that is in rhythm with seasonal changes.
The Mother called this valley,”Sri Aurobindo’s foothold in the Himalayas”. Nature has the power to spread balm on our aching minds and hurting souls. In the lap of Mother Nature, we feel restored, healed, and rejuvenated which already makes our retreat venue a special one. Ramgarh was also one of the favourite places of poet Rabindranath Tagore, who penned some of his compositions in this hill town.
How to reach Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Madhuban?
By A/C Delux bus:
Leaving from Anand Vihar bus terminal. Reporting time around 9:00 pm for overnight buses. Otherwise there are many buses – A/C and non A/C – leaving throughout the day.
1. Ranikhet Express leaving Old Delhi railway station at 10:05 pm, reaching Kathgodam at around 5.00 am the next morning.
2. Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express leaving Old Delhi railway station at 4:00 pm, reaching Kathgodam at around 10:00 pm the same day.
3. Shatabdi leaving New Delhi railway station at 06:00 am, reaching Kathgodam at around 11:50 am the same day. There is no Shatabdi on Thursdays.
4. People from the north eastern states W.B., Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa etc. can change trains at Lucknow for Kathgodam by
1) Broad Gauge 3019 Bagh Express or
2) Metre Gauge 5308 Nainital Express to Lal Kuan.
NB: Please consult “Trains at a Glance” for options and timings.
If you hire a full taxi from Kathgodam, it should cost you between Rs. 1000/- to Rs. 1250/- up to Madhuban Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Talla Ramgarh. If you are more than five people in a group, you can hire a Tata Sumo or a Qualis which will take 8 to 10 persons depending on your luggage. This should cost you around Rs.1400/- to 1600/- up to Madhuban Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Talla Ramgarh.
If it is the tourist season the taxis will try to squeeze out as much money as possible. You will have to bargain.
Here is the google map link to reach the exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/K94nQtgAbYwsqFur8