Maitreyi Vedic VillageMaitreyi is an eco-friendly, spiritual and cultural retreat locatedadjacent to the Aliyar Dam Lake in Tamil Nadu known for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate throughout the year. Spread over 25 acres adjoining the Anamalai hills, the harmonious layout of the village enhances the beauty of the place.
The agriculture here is completely organic and the delicate balance of the natural ecosystemco-existing along the boundaries of the Indira Gandhi wildlife sanctuary has been carefully preserved. The architectural layout is based on the Vedic Science of architecture, Sthapatya Veda or VastuVidya and great care has been taken to use eco-friendly building materials for construction and maintenance.
In this relaxed and blissful atmosphere of the Vedic Village the practice of Yoga and Meditation supported by authentic Ayurvedic treatments will create an overall feeling of wellbeing, radiant health and profound inner experiences. See more events in this venue
India Yoga Retreat: Sacred India – 12 Day Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda Retreat
November 7 – 18, 2016
w/ Sunyata (Patricia) & Surya
Maitreyi Vedic Village
Tamil Nadu, South India
Amidst Vedic chants, mango and coconut groves and the pure clear air of this majestic location in rural India, we will spend 11 days in purification and practice, following the traditional approach to both yoga and Ayurveda, the oldest known healing science of India. Held in the foothills of the Western Ghats, praised for their spiritual atmosphere, the retreat takes place at Maitreyi Vedic Village, an eco friendly spiritual retreat steeped in the wisdom of the Veda, the ancient scriptures of India.
Each day there will be four yoga and meditation sessions and one treatment. The Ayurvedic treatments are authentic, based on the traditional form and determined in the individual consultation you will receive from the skilled Ayurvedic physician at Maitreyi. Ayurveda is the sister science to the eight fold path of yoga. The purpose of practicing yoga and Ayurveda is to eliminate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual obstacles. By opening energy pathways, we align with nature’s intelligence, becoming familiar with the flow of our True Nature, the timelessness of Pure Consciousness.
Yoga sessions invite the cultivation of deep listening, learning to follow the body’s innate intelligence. Sessions will be guided with periods for self exploration and discovery.
Meditation sessions will focus on becoming familiar with the rest and ease of our essential nature in the midst of all activity. The meditation sessions are grounding as well as illuminating. There will be periodic guidance amidst these silent sessions.
Ayurvedic treatments, known as Pancha Karma are purifying and regenerative. The treatments include body therapies using medicated herbal oil or milk preparations. The cleansing, rejuvenation and attunement with nature’s intelligence, generates a return to health and wholeness and evokes a refined awareness, deepening spiritual understanding. The blend of practice, purification and the rural, serene beauty Maitreyi create a rare environment for supporting the spiritual sustenance of this process. To enhance the benefit of this retreat, silent periods will be observed.
India Yoga Retreat: Sacred India – 12 Day Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda Retreat November 7 – 18, 2016 w/ Sunyata (Patricia) & Surya in South India
: Surya Chandra Das
Surya Chandra Das
Surya-Chandra is a long-time student of Vipassana meditation and Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, having studied with Ramesh Balsakar, Adyashanti and others.
Surya’s teaching is a blend of the various teachings he has experienced and his own explorations. Nondual Awareness orPresence is the foundation of the retreats. Surya is interested in helping participants understand the depth and breadth of Yoga – that it is so much more than performing asanas (postures) and can permeate every aspect of our lives well beyond the retreat. As a yoga teacher he supports and encourages a student to let go of striving and becoming; to increase their capacity to live with conscious awareness of the wisdom of body; to be present for conditioning from a non-judgmental and somatic reference point, allowing us to live from the natural joy, ease and openness of Being. See more photos and other events by this presenter
Sunyata Patricia Brown
Blending movement and stillness, and encouraging inner listening as the portal to the mystery beyond form, I offer a path to what lies beneath the surface, creating a sacred environment for students to explore through asana, pranayama, meditative movement and meditation, the ease, openness, compassion and inherent wisdom of Divine Love that is our true home.
I first began studying yoga asana in the Iyengar community, and later with Angela Farmer and teachers of the Vanda Scaravelli approach. Having a desire to deepen my practice, I began sitting Vipassana meditation retreats with SN Goenka and with teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Forest Refuge. Studies in meditative movement with Jungian based Authentic Movement and Continuum generated further inquiry into the subtlety of form and formlessness, the dance between movement and stillness, and the complimentary practices of yoga asana and meditation. Studies in Ayurveda, Somatics and Source Point Therapy as well as work with Peruvian shamans all inform my teaching. Currently teachers of Advaita, the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharshi, bring another thread into this tapestry as well as continued explorations in moving meditation and vinyasa with Shiva Rae.
I developed Body Prayers – Yoga, Meditative Movement and Meditation Silent Retreats for Women, led yoga teacher trainings, have taught inquiry through meditative movement, and co-developed Rolling Meadows Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center in Maine. My current work is focused upon The Yoga of Fluid Resonance. See more photos and other events by this presenter