Himalayan Orchard, Rukhla, India
3 – 9 May, 2020
£495 for 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.
- 7 nights accommodation in double/twin/three bed rooms
- All meals (home-made and mostly home-grown)
- Daily yoga & meditation classes
- Taxi transfers from Chandigarh
- Guided hikes
- Travel insurance
- Optional activities
- Ayurvedic treatments
On the day of arrival, we will have a welcome session in the late afternoon. 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.
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If time allows consider taking an extra few days on either side of the retreat to help you acclimatize, get over jet lag and enjoy spending more time in the stunning Himalayas.
Himalayan Orchards suggest booking London – Delhi and then a separate domestic flight to Chandigarh (about £50).
Alternately, you could take the express train to Chandigarh – 3.5 hours – £15, includes a meal, which they can arrange to book for you, but that might involve staying a night in Delhi or Chandighar (depending on your arrival time), getting to the train station and boarding your train (can be challenging).
Himalayan Orchard can recommend a decent hotel in Delhi, used by a lot of their overseas guests. It’s near the New Delhi train station (costs 25 -30£ with free airport pickup and breakfast); also in Chandighar if you choose too stopover there.
Himalayan Orchard will organise a transfer from Chandighar to the venue by taxi – this is included in the price.
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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