3-Day Akhanda Yoga® Retreat in Caroline, AB (Canada)

About This Event

Join us at the scenic Sanctum Retreat for a rejuvenating, all-inclusive retreat amongst a community of other yoga enthusiasts. The Sanctum Retreat offers delicious vegetarian meals, comfortable accommodation and a vaulted hall for yoga during the retreat. To view their website please visit (contact info blocked).

This retreat will include a variety of Akhanda (holistic) Yoga practices:  Classical Kundalini, restorative Hatha-Raja and deep and slow Akhanda I-II Yoga during our asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation sessions morning 6:30-8:15 and evening 4-5:45. There will be a daily discussion hour for exploring contemplations from the Yoga texts as well as special sessions to initiate you into Adi Kriya meditation, a powerful new technique Vishva-ji has designed that blends pranayama, mantra and meditation. In the evening, there will be mantra and transformational experiences sessions, and of course a bit of Bollywood dancing!

Sample schedule:

6:30am-8:15am – Morning Akhanda (holistic) Yoga

9:00am – Breakfast

10:00am – Discussion hour with Vishva-ji Yogic texts and his new Adi Kriya process

12:00pm – Lunch

4:00pm-5:45pm – Afternoon Akhanda (holistic) Yoga

6:00pm – Dinner

7:00-8:30pm – Evening mantra and Transformational Experiences sessions (chanting, dancing, healing circles etc.)

Venue Highlights

Visit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.

Accommodations

We have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).

Directions

You can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.

Reviews  
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  • Jaana Kokkonen   November 10, 2019

      Beautiful prenatal YTT100

    One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.

  • Elizabeth Leenheer   June 10, 2019

      Incredible Experience

    This retreat was the very best “vacation” I have ever had. Everything about is was perfect; beautiful and serene location, charming rooms, helpful staff and remarkable food all aligned for transformation! I have never felt so whole, welcome and accepted. Vishva’s presence is so powerful; he left me feeling inspired, empowered and motivated to be my optimal self, every moment. His intention landed, the simple instructions he gave have changed my life; still glowing two weeks later. I did not know it was possible to love yoga more, after this retreat I am more determined to practice, share and honour this ancient and sacred medicine. Grateful for the experience and for my Guru. So much love. Namaste.

  • Adam Herdman   June 05, 2019

      Sanctum Retreat Alberta

    Another amazing year!! As Yoga is a practice so are yoga retreats. I feel like I am getting better and better at understanding what I need to get out of this retreat and how to do that. Prior to the retreat I was suffering a malaise I couldn't shake, simple tasks were difficult and, at the pace I was going, true contentedness seemed achievable only through the course of many lives. Post the retreat my battery feels charged and most things in my daily life as a common "householder" feel quite effortless. I walked down a street on the Monday after the retreat that I always walk after work. I was simply amazed by the amount of things I was observing, smelling and feeling, my senses were uniquely alive and my head was, for once, quiet. I was seeing everything, observing the world, I felt like a part of it. I saw every bike on every balcony of the apartment buildings. I noticed beautiful painting jobs on houses that I have never noticed before and I gave and received as many smiles as I have in the past 11 months combined. I was resting in my true nature!! It was really nice. I eagerly look forward to next years retreat and will earnestly continue on with the progress I made this year. Namaste!

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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