Yoga Retreat in the Himalayas

Himalayan Yoga Retreat 2020Himalayan Orchard, Rukhla, India

12 – 19 October 2023
7 nights

When people see what it’s like here at Himalayan Orchards, they’ll be queuing up to come!”  Marisa

 

Come and spend a week in the remote mountain village of Rukhla in India, home of yoga. Set in beautiful countryside, this tranquil setting is the perfect backdrop for deepening into the yoga practice. Over the course of a week, you will have time to really receive the benefits of yoga as you practise each day. An Ayurvedic Practitioner will be staying with us at the retreat, so you can book in for optional treatments. There will also be space to take time for yourself, go on guided walks in the surrounding countryside, rest and rejuvenate.

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in double/twin/three bed rooms
  • All meals (home-made and mostly home-grown)
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Guided walks and day trips to local areas

Price excludes:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Optional activities
  • Taxi transfers from Chandigarh
  • Ayurvedic treatments

Most days there will be 2 yoga classes per day, with one day off midweek to allow for longer excursions.

The morning session will be the more dynamic practice, consisting mainly of asana around a daily theme. The level will be set according to the ability of students present at the retreat so that all levels, from beginner to advanced, will be able to enjoy the practice. The afternoon session, will be a soothing and nurturing yoga practice consisting mainly of restoratives, pranayama, mantra and meditation. A delicious vegetarian evening meal will then be served.

On some days, there will be organised excursions on offer, such as – a picnic at the mountain pass, with spectacular views of the snowy peaks, a dip in a mountain river pool, a trip to the local tailor in town for those who fancy taking home some beautiful Indian outfits….The rest of the time will be free to do as you please … going on forest hikes, visits to local temples, reading in the orchard, watching birds, etc.

Room Details
Rooms are shared. Click the photos to see them bigger.

Valley View
Luxury double/twin. Within main building. En suite toilet, use of luxury bathroom downstairs (Western style, with shower), with underfloor heating – £700pp – BOOKED

Big Blue
Luxury double plus single/three singles. Within main building. En suite luxury bathroom, Western style toilet, bucket bath. Underfloor heating – £700pp

Cheese Room
Standard double/twin. Separate studio apartment, own private terrace and galley kitchen. External Indian-style bathroom and toilet – £650pp

Green Wing
Luxury double/twin. Separate dressing room and en suite bathroom. Western style toilet, bucket bath – £700pp

The Old Kitchen thumbOld Kitchen
Luxury double. Separate annex to main building. En suite luxury bathroom (Western style, with shower), with underfloor heating – £725pp

Forest Rooms
Three single rooms are currently being built in the forest next to the new Yoga Space. Western style toilet, kitchenette in Yoga Space for tea/coffee and a simple breakfast of cereal/toast/fruit.We are waiting for photos, so keep a look out and we will update you soon! – £700pp – 1 LEFT

Booking
Please email me at lucinda@lucindayoga.uk for booking form and bank details. You can read our terms and conditions here.

Sightseeing
If time allows consider taking an extra few days on either side of the retreat to help you acclimatise, get over jet lag and enjoy spending more time in the stunning Himalayas.

Getting there
Option 1: Fly London to Delhi and then a separate domestic flight to Chandigarh. Stay the night in Chandighar. Transfer by taxi from Chandighar to the venue on morning of 12th.

Option 2: Fly London to Delhi and then get a train to Chandigarh. Stay the night in Chandighar. Transfer by taxi from Chandighar to the venue on morning of 12th.

Option 3: Fly London to Delhi and then a train to Simla.  Stay the night in Simla. Transfer by taxi from Simla to the venue on morning of 12th.

Whichever option you choose, please arrive in Chandigarh/Simla by October 11th. Himalayan Orchard will organise the transfers from Chandighar or Simla to the venue for the whole group by taxi – (this is not included in the price) on the morning of the 12th.

Visa
This is a requirement for your trip to India. Currently, e-visas are not being issued to British nationals, so you will need to go to an embassy to collect your visa. It is advisable to book well in advance to get your appointment date and you will need to allow plenty of time to collect your visa from the embassy (they keep your passport for a few days and post it back about a week later).

You have to book an appointment online and go yourself on the appointed day:https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/appointment_home/

If you book via a travel agent, they might be allowed to collect / submit everyone’s passports as a group.

 

Travel Insurance
Please ensure you have arranged for travel insurance.

What people say

All round nourishment, a wonderful break away from mass civilisation and into the self, surrounded by nature and a group of gentle, loving people. Lynn

If you want to visit North India and practice yoga in the most beautiful surroundings by nature and local life. The Himalayan Orchard is the most peaceful and welcoming place. a home from home. Caroline

If you want to practice yoga in a beautiful, remote location, and experience a week in a beautiful home with delicious, healthy food, this is the place to come. I also loved the ethos of Himalayan Orchard – living with sustainability. Kay

A superb relaxing time, fantastic yoga, important to have the luxury of coming away on a yoga retreat with your favourite known yoga teacher. The Himalayan Orchard was full of rustic charm, which only heightened the unique experience. Delicious vegetarian Indian food, wonderful hosts who looked after all our needs. Rosalind

The food was fabulous – every meal so varied and tasty – wonderful tastes of India. Accommodation basic, but clean and comfortable, welcoming and simple, I didn’t need anything else. Loved the log fires and the farm. Loved the walks and all the outings. Yoga – I know Lucinda to be an excellent and accommodating teacher, which is why I came with her.

Yoga, food, accommodation and Ayurvedic treatments were all excellent. The food was outstanding. The Ayurvedic treatments were an unexpected bonus and something completely new to me. Having twice daily yoga was a luxury and very informative. Having never experienced a retreat before, I found it relaxing and restoring. Linda