When: 5 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017 (Thu - Wed, 27 nights)
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THAPOBHOOMI *abode of Austerities*

Thapobhoomi, stemming from the words thapas (Penance) and bhoomi (land), is truly a place from where one can attain the true experience of Yoga through purity of mind and body. Such yogic practices lead a person to the highest mental and physical state of bliss. This purification process is now attained on the holy soil of Pazhayannur on the Banks of "River Gayathri", Thrissur, Kerala. Hence we have aptly named this Abode of peace and serenity ‘Thapobhoomi’. It is believed that years ago, Shaivite yogi called Muneeshvaran meditated on this very land to achieve enlightenment. His deeds of mystic powers are folklore in Pazhayannur village. After the departure of this great Sage it fell to disuse and Mother Nature claimed it as her own. AS AN INEVITABLE COINCIDENCE Acharya Bala came to this place and decided to use this land as the space to further his experimental learning. The wilderness provided a perfect foil to the world’s fast paced life. It was here that Acharya Bala relentlessly undertook his Mantra Sadhana and ritualistic practices as per the guidance of his Guru and thus realised the relevance of this location for spiritual growth. So he decided to turn this sacred place into an abode for yogic evolution. Thapobhoomi is a place where one can transcend their worldly bonds to achieve divine elation. It has been transformed into a tranquil dwelling for those who wish to experience ascetic solitude to realize the cosmic consciousness. Today Thapobhoomi is the perfect abode for Advance Residential Courses for the spiritual facet of yogic practices.

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Acharya Bala

Acharya Bala, the Founder and the Director of Hatha Vidya Gurukulam, comes from the Thrissur district of Kerala in India. His journey began in Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, where he attained the basic training in Yoga. After this he travelled extensively through Northern India. He was fortunate to come across some of the most eminent masters, who shared with him the wisdom to experience the true essence of a Yogic journey.
In 2006 he met his Guru H.H.Srividyamba Saraswathi of Tamil Nadu and received initiation into Naatha tradition. Under the tutelage of his Guru, in 2008, he established Hatha Vidya Gurukulum at Thrisssur, Kerala in order to impart training to Yoga aspirants from all walks of life.
In 2009, under his chairmanship Thapobhoomi, a residential Yoga centre was established on the banks of the Gayathri river at Pazhayannur in Thrissur district of Kerala.
In December 2012, Acharya Bala established the first International wing of Hatha Vidya Gurukulam, in Dubai, UAE.

Acharya has taken up a mission of a 'Traditional yoga revival movement' shared through his Yoga teacher trainings /Retreats and Workshops around the globe.
His objective is to impart the knowledge of time tested yoga practices, based on traditional yogic texts, to people who are caught in the stress of our modern age.

The Field retreat is honoured to be hosting two retreats with Acharya this year - not to be missed! See more photos and other events by this presenter