OM Holistic Retreat aims to share practical methods of Meditation, Spirituality, Mindfulness, and Yoga from Hindu spiritual philosophies adapted to modern life. It also incorporates some teachings from spiritual philosophies from other cultures such as Huna, Stoicism, Tantra, Shamanism, Magick etc. It helps in applying these powerful philosophies with modern day ways of life. OM Holistic Retreat aims to enrich your life, educate you about myth and realities of such philosophies, and help you reach your spiritual potential in your daily life.
You will experience deep meditation and yoga sessions. In addition, you will learn about ancient spiritual philosophies through daily lectures and taste a truly yogic and meditative life. You will rejuvenate, cleanse, and calm yourself. You will learn lifelong Meditation and Yoga skills to practice in your home after the retreat. You will experience the landscape of living in the present moment and self-knowledge.
We understand that many people may not be able to come to a set location. That is why we take the retreat to people. We are a mobile retreat and conduct retreats, workshops, classes, and events all over the world such as India, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica etc. We have conducted workshops with children in NGOs, to senior citizens on a beach, to young adults in hostels. We truly believe that such practices can be learned and practices in any environment with the right mindset.
All our retreats and workshops demand a high level of code of conduct and commitment. They are designed for people from all age group and level of experience. The only thing that is required is an open mind and commitment.
Though we have conducted events in all type of environments and locations, most of our events take place at locations away from cities and deep in nature. We aim to provide a simple and powerful spiritual experience.
Babu is the creator and principal teacher at the OM Holistic Retreat and we regularly conduct retreats with other masters as well.
Basic Principals on which OM Holistic Retreat is founded:
- Purification, Stability & Rejuvenation.
- Harmonization & Enerzisation.
- Crystallization & Resolution.
- Education and Contemplation.
- Self-discovery & Realization.
Why OM Holistic Retreat?
- Daily meditation and yoga sessions.
- Integration of best of the different meditation techniques from the most authentic schools.
- Special lectures on diverse topics.
- Meditative locations for providing truly unique inner experience.
- Meditative lifestyle experience.
About creator of OM Holistic Retreat - BABU
Babu is from India. He is the creator of OM Holistic Retreat and has over 7000 hours of personal meditation experience with 6 years of teaching experience. He has over 4 years of Yoga teaching experience. He learned meditation from many resources- staying with monks in India, books, internet, courses, seminar, learning from shamans, tantrics, and other experienced practitioners. He is also a Certified Advanced Yoga Therapist. He is well versed in ancient Indian philosophies such as Vedas, Sutras, Puranas, Buddhism, Tantra, and Mythologies. He is also curious and knowledgeable about spiritual philosophies and practices from other ancient cultures such as Roman Stoicism, Huna, Latin America, Africa, Polynesia etc.
He does not consider himself a monk, yogi, or guru. His approach to such practices is different, practical, and adapted to modern life. He believes these practices are meant to be experienced at an all levels- Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, and Intellectual. He believes a person does not need to reach their spiritual potential by cutting off from life. A person can be doing anything and experience deep spiritual satisfaction. He believes these practices are tools to support life’s higher purpose rather than escaping from the chaos of the world.
He is a post graduate is statistics and graduate in engineering. He loves traveling and exploring the world. He is also a social entrepreneur. He loves helping children and supports environmental causes. He is deeply interested in ancient philosophies. He has overcome alcohol and drug addiction and deep life traumas. He has transformed himself into a content, peaceful, and purposeful person.
Type of Meditations and Yoga
Meditation sessions will have meditations from the below type of meditations:
- Love Kindness
- Open Eyed
- Many more
Yoga session will have yoga from the below type of Yoga styles:
OM Holistic Retreat believes that any philosophy which cannot be practiced and implemented in daily life is only for intellectual gymnastics. Along with intense Meditation and Yoga sessions, there are daily lecture sessions to help you understand and integrate the learnings in daily life to get the maximum benefits. All lectures are simple to understand and aim to provide introduction and clarity. We do not claim to be experts on these complex topics and do not want to convince you to follow anything. Lectures are just an opinion.
Lectures cover the below topics based on length of the retreat:
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- History of Meditation and Yoga
- Sutras, Puranas, Vedas
- Hindu Spirituality
- Yogic Philosophy
- Spiritual philosophies from other Ancient cultures
- Behavioral Instincts
- Career and Money
- Inner instincts
- Self Esteem
- Personality Development
- Health, fitness, and nutrition
Things to Bring at our retreats
- Open and positive mindset.
- Loose clothes for Yoga and Meditation session.
- Sun tan lotion.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Diary or Notebook
- Travelers solar lamp/headlamps
Things NOT to bring at our retreats
- Negative mindset.
- A lot of electronics.
Code of Conduct
Discipline is the key to exploring yourself inside out. To get the maximum benefit out of our retreats and to ensure a life changing experience for all participants, we have the below code of conduct which every participant should follow for the entire duration of the workshop. Not following this code of conduct will lead to cancellation of your stay immediately.
- Consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs is prohibited.
- Participants should not consume any processed food.
- Being punctual for all sessions and schedules.
- Sensitivity to location and other participants.
- Sensitivity to local people.
Only those participants who feel that they can diligently follow the code of conduct should register for the retreat. The students who are not prepared to make a sincere effort will not only waste their time and energy but also be a cause of distraction for the fellow participants. The students should take care not to create such conditions which force us to ask them to leave.
The true aspirants are advised to push their limits of the mind to reap the benefits. You will not be challenged physically but mentally. Endurance pays.
Remember.... this retreat is a determined effort towards Self-discovery. The more you challenge your limits the more you discover yourself.
1. Our retreats are not a substitute for medical attention or treatment.
2. Our retreats are not a therapy or a cure for terminal illness.
3. If you are pregnant or have any medical illness, please do not enroll for our events.
Venue HighlightsWe understand that many serious people may not be able to come to a location. That is why, we are a mobile retreat and conduct retreats, workshops, classes, and events all over the world such as India, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica etc. We have conducted events in nature, small towns, top resorts, hostels, schools, and many such locations. We truly believe that such practices can be learned and practices in any environment with the right mindset. Though we have conducted events in all type of environments and locations, most of our events take place at locations away from cities and deep in nature. We aim to provide a simple and spiritual experience.
Menu/CuisineWe provide yogic food. It is vegetarian and aligned to the event.
AccommodationsWe provide simple, comfortable, and yogic accommodation. It depends on the location and event type.
DirectionsWe are a mobile retreat. Location depends entirely on the place we have the event.
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Lilly Rocka December 04, 2018
I am beyond grateful to have had the chance to learn from Babu. He is an incredibly wise, knowledgeable and insightful teacher. I have attended numerous of his workshops and in each one, he continued to lead me through a transformative inner journey via meditations, yoga and valuable insights he shared. I gained a lot of clarity and genuine inner peace, but most importantly - I took home the wisdom of his teachings and methods that I still apply in my practice today. Thank you Babu for the precious journey and many more to come.