Overview

Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga. The word haṭha literally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. In India hatha yoga is associated in popular tradition with the 'jogis' of the Natha Sampradaya through its mythical founder Matsyendranath. Matsyendranath, also known as Minanath or Minapa in Tibet, is celebrated as a saint in both Buddhist and Hindu tantric and hatha yoga schools. James Mallinson associates hatha yoga more closely with the Dashanami Sampradaya and the mystical figure of Dattatreya, who is also worshipped by the Nathas. According to the Dattatreya Yoga Śastra, there are two forms of hatha yoga: one practiced by Yajñavalkya consisting of the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga and another practiced by Kapila consisting of eight mudras. Currently the oldest dated text to describe hatha yoga, the Amṛtasiddhi, comes from a tantric Buddhist milieu. The oldest texts to use the actual verbiage of hatha are also Vajrayana Buddhist. In the 20th century, hatha yoga, particularly asanas (the physical postures), became popular throughout the world as a form of physical exercise, and is now colloquially termed as simply "yoga".

 

Highlights

  • Yoga Retreat amidst lush green hills of Kodaikanal.
  • Science behind Yoga
  • Sadhguru Ashram (near Coimbatore)

Inclusions

Packages

Food

  • Indian Vegetarian
  • Satvick Food
3 Nights 4 Days 21 Jul, 22 Jul, 23 Jul, and more Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • All transfers
  • Fee for Workshop & Material
  • Meals as per itinerary and Satvick menu
  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing
  • Driver fees, toll, parking. Same driver will be there with you for the entire trip.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Airfare & Visa till the place of start of the tour.
  • Any additional sightseeing expenses.
  • Any service or expense not mentioned in the package.
Itinerary

Day 01: Travel to Coimbatore, Sadhguru Ashram, Travel to Kodaikanal

  • On arrival at Sadhguru Ashram, (30 km east of Coimbatore), activities & sightseeing.
  • Later proceed to Kodaikanal (200 km, 5 hours) to reach the Resort by evening.
  • Note:
    • Mandatory attendance for all sessions & the intention of the program
    • All participants must abide by the instructions provided by the mentors.
  • Sessions:
    • 5.00 - 5.30 PM: ​Welcome Drink & Breakfast
    • 6.00 - 6.30 PM​: Orientation Session by the mentors (talk about program guidelines), Self-Introduction & Networking (empty stomach)
    • 6.30 - 7.00 PM: Isha Kriya (Videos & Guided Practice)
    • 7.30 - 8.30​ PM: Dinner (Satvick)
    • 8.30 - 9.00​ PM: Video Session
      • Topics:
        • Why Yoga?
        • Why Neem & Turmeric?
        • Why No to drinking water?
      • Closing Announcements:
        • Consuming Neem & Turmeric in the morning
        • Time Schedules
        • Clothing (loose fitting), etc.
  • Overnight stay at the Resort.

 

Day 02: Hath Yoga Session at Kodaikanal (Resort)

  • Early morning, get ready and reach the sessions area.
  • Sessions:
    • 6.00 - 9.00 AM: ​SK-1 & SK-2
    • 9.00 - 9.30 AM​: Morning Drink (light)
    • 9.30 - 10.00 AM: Review of Isha Kriya
    • 10.30 - 11.30​ AM: Brunch (Satvick)
    • 11.45 - 1.00​ PM: Nadi Shuddhi & Aum
    • 1.00 - 1.30 PM: Afternoon Drink
    • 1.30 - 3 PM: Break
    • 3.00 - 6.00 PM: SK-2
    • 6.00 - 6.30 PM: Chit Shakti
    • 7.00 - 8.00 PM: Dinner (Satvick)
    • 8.00 - 9.00 PM: Video Session
    • 9.30 - 10.00 PM: Bon Fire
  • Closing Announcements
  • Overnight stay at the Resort.

 

Day 03: Hath Yoga Session at Kodaikanal (Resort)

  • Early morning, get ready and reach the sessions area.
    • Sessions:
      • 6.00 - 8.30 AM: SK-2
      • 8.30 - 9.00 AM​: Breakfast (Satvick)
  • Proceed for half-day Kodaikanal Tour (return by 3 PM)
    • Options: (depending on time availability and distance feasibility, you may have to skip a few)
      • Bear Shola Falls
      • La aleth Church
      • 500 Year Old Tree
      • Dolphin's Nose
      • Mountain Beauty
      • Vattakkanal Falls
      • Fairy Falls
      • Lion Cave
  • On return, the sessions continue.
    • Sessions
      • 4.00 - 5.30 PM: Nadi Shuddhi (10 minutes), Aum (10 minutes), Chanting, Isha Kriya & Closing Announcements.
      • 5.30 - 7.00 PM: Chit Shakti, Questions & Answers Session, Experience Sharing
      • 7.00 - 8.00 PM: Special Dinner (Satvick)
      • 8.30 - 10.00 PM: Bon Fire
  • Closing Announcements
  • Overnight stay at the Resort.

 

Day 04: Kodaikanal Tour (Full Day) & Departure

  • Early morning, get ready and reach the sessions area.
    • Sessions:
      • 6.00 - 8.30 AM:
      • 8.30 - 9.00 AM​: Breakfast (Satvick)
  • Check-out from the Resort and proceed for half-day Kodaikanal Tour (9.00 AM - 5.00 PM)
    • Options: (depending on time availability and distance feasibility, you may have to skip a few)
      • Coacker's Walk
      • Green Valley View
      • Golf Course
      • Pillar Rocks
      • Devil's Kitchen (Guna Cave)
      • Pine Tree Forest
      • Moier Point
      • Upper Lake View
      • Bryant Park
      • Kodai Lake
      • Cycling & Horse Riding
  • After the tour, board the return bus / vehicle (by 5.30-7.00 PM) to depart to your hometown.
  • Note: Lunch & Dinner on your own. It is advised that you opt for Satvick food or cuisines / dishes closer to Satvick type.

 

Diet Menu

  • Welcome Drink: Fruit Juice + Breakfast (light)
  • Afternoon Drink: Fruit Juice + Snacks
  • Brunch: Amla, Soaked Groundnuts, Salads (two types), Salad Dressing, Millet Rice, Brown Rice, Sambhar, Curry, Rasam & Porridge.
  • Dinner: Soup, Salads (two types), Salad Dressing, Ragi Idli (or similar), Brown Rice, Curry, Rasam & Dessert.
  • Note:
    • The items mentioned in the Diet Menu are Satvick type and none of the diet menu items contain onion or garlic, in any form.
    • The oil content and sugars will be minimal.
Pickup point
Package starts from here
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India View on Map