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7 Days Astrology, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Nainital, India

Muskotia Resort, Muskotia Road, Village Baggad (Via Gugukham), 3 Kms Ahead Pangoot, Kilbury, NAINITALnai

Magical Yoga Retreat India

This retreat indicates a period of time when you take a break from your usual activities and come to a peaceful place in the Himalayas. Just be with yourself and connect with nature while being at Yoga Nidra and Meditation Retreat by Mr. Prashant Pandey in collaboration with Muskotia Wellness @ Kilbury Forest, Nainital Himalayas, Uttrakhand, India. Yoga Nidra and Meditation Retreat is a five-day residential retreat for a select group of participants so that individual care and attention be provided to every participant.

Meet the instructors

Prashant
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • All program activities
  • Asana and meditation session
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • All program material

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking

Cottages Muskotia and Muskotia facilities (500 meters walking distance from main Muskotia) are located in wilds cape settings using sustainable methods of construction, contemporary/ethnic style mountain architecture. Hot water for bathing, DIY herbal tea making in suite cottage. Cottages have done up very tastefully yet minimalist in living but high on comfort. MUSKOTIA WELLNESS discourages room service.

All vegetarian food served in main Muskotia dining hall. Clean bedsheets and towels would be provided at the time of check in. These would only be changed at the discretion of the housekeeping only (help MUSKOTIA WELLNESS conserve water). All activities would be at main Muskotia-Yogshala/lawns/open fields or adjoining Kilbury Forest. Two types of accommodation are being offered to the participants. Please check one of your choice and preference:

Muskotia Cottages

High class sustainable building with contemporary-mountain architecture. Fitted with infra-red heaters, independent water geysers, towel warmers, cable television (with most of the popular channels), DIY herbal tea making and hot water kettle, fully furnished. Package price Rs.38,999, on twin sharing basis in the room all-inclusive of the program and facilities at the retreat. MUSKOTIA WELLNESS discourages room service.

Muskotia facilities-cottages (500 meters walking distance from main Muskotia premises):

Ethnic/Vernacular architecture using local sustainable building material, fully furnished with DIY electric kettle for herbal tea making, hot water geyser. Television in common dining hall, electric heaters can be provided on request, with no charge. Package Price Rs.30,999 on twin sharing basis in the room. MUSKOTIA WELLNESS discourages room service. All food served at Muskotia dining hall. Any items ordered from the menu at this facility will have to be paid in cash separately.

Program

Objectives of the retreat

  • For good physical health by select practices of asanas and pranayama
  • For good mental health with the practices of Yoga Nidra
  • For good emotional health with the practices of meditation
  • Free (1 session) astrological consultancy to discover inner potential and clarity
  • Explore yourself with nature while being at Kilbury Forest (Naina Devi Bird Conservatory), Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Activities during the retreat:

  • Asana, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and meditation
  • Forest walks and forest bathing
  • Personal astrological session with every participant (1 session)
  • Vegetarian healthy food and Himalayan cuisine
  • Emotional detox
  • Bhajan Sandhya/music over bon fire

Yoga Nidra & Meditation Retreat will be mainly conducted by Mr. Prashant Pandey, who is a yoga teacher, therapist, and astrologer by profession, teaching yoga since 1996. Mr. Prashant studied practical Yoga in 1991 at Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar. He then went onto lead ashram and yogic lifestyle at Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar for over 10 years (1995-2005) under the supervision of his Guru Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.

Mr. Prashant has unique abilities to understand the physical, mental, and emotional needs of a person or a group and then meticulously go about structuring practice sessions accordingly. He has gained deep insights into human behavior, stress, anxiety, diseases, and their remedy/management through years of experience teaching and conducting yoga sessions for general practitioners, students, jail inmates, government employees, Army officers and soldiers, sports professionals, high-risk professionals, medical doctors, and patients.

Mr. Prashant’s professional skills:

  • Hatha yoga: Shatkarmas, asanas - beginners, intermediate, and advanced group
  • Traditional Surya Namaskar
  • Pranayama: Pre-pranayama practices, balancing, vitalizing, cooling, and tranquilizing practices
  • Mudras: Hasta, Mana, Kaya, and Adhara Mudra
  • Bandha: Jalandhar, Uddiyana, Moola, and Maha Bandha
  • Meditation: Kaya Shthairyam, Ajapajapa, Antar Mouna, Chidakasha Dharna, Hridyakasha Dharna, and Shoonya Meditation
  • Relaxation: Yoga Nidra (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and progressive)
  • Acupressure and astrology

Following will be provided to you:

  • 1 copper water bottle per participant (this copper water bottle is for your hot/cold beverage all drinking during the stay at the retreat. Please keep it filled and carry along during the entire stay/course of the retreat).
  • 1 steel glass (this glass to be used for all your drinking requirements. You are expected to only use this glass for all beverages hot/cold)
  • 1 NETI Lota for one of the Shatkarma practices of Hatha yoga
  • Individual wellness consultation by the coach
  • Free astrology personal consultation session with Mr. Prashant Pandey
  • 20% discount on astrology/yoga/meditation session with Prashant Pandey anytime post-retreat that is 26th April 2020
  • 10% Discount of Muskotia Farms: herbs and herbal tea (Tisanes, caffeine-free. Check for products on Amazon.in)
  • In case you plan to extend your stay at Muskotia, you would get 10% off the rack rate available at Muskotia or Muskotia facilities, please independently check with Muskotia for the same for the availability of accommodation.

Can you come for part of a workshop or miss some sessions during the five days?

The program is an integrated and immersive in nature, and missing part of the workshop is a sure way of missing out on the self-learning processes that the workshops seek to trigger in participants. Participating in all sessions is mandatory.

Who can join this event?

People from all kinds of backgrounds can participate. The program is not suitable for children and severely ill individuals. Seekers of every kind are welcome. No previous experience in yoga or meditation is required. In case you plan to bring your family with you, they are not allowed to meet you during ongoing retreat timings. Check with Team Muskotia separately for their bookings.

Will the program be tiring?

The activities in the program involve mild to moderate physical activity (e.g. hike, forest walks, yoga) but provide opportunities to rest. The agenda is designed to give you enough gaps to soak in nature, contemplate, and rest between each activity. Depending on where you live, you should be back home by Sunday the 26th of April, 2020 providing you enough time to unpack and rest. MUSKOTIA WELLNESS recommends keeping your Monday slow.

Ideal to take the day off, if not at least start work late, avoid super stressful situations or work from home. In case you plan to extend your stay at Muskotia, please check with Team Muskotia well in advance so that necessary bookings can be made by you. In case you are traveling with your family for the retreat, please note they will not be able to meet you during the retreat session timings.

Broad program itinerary for 5 days Yoga Nidra and Meditation Retreat

The program

  • 07:00 - 07:30 Mantra yoga
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Asana and pranayama
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Astrological consultancy (an individual session with the participant)
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Pre-meditative asana
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Nidra and meditation
  • + Food, forest walk, and other activities

Instructors

Prashant Pandey

Location

Muskotia Resort, Nainital, Uttarakhand is a boutique-family owned property for the discerning holiday traveler. Situated at an height of 7200 feet (2100 meters) above mean sea level. Nearest hill station to New Delhi (Capital city of India). Muskotia is virtually part of Kilbury Forest, an International Birding destination (Naina Devi Bird Conservatory), 17 kilometers from downtown Nainital. Drive through beautiful Kilbury Oak Tree forest to reach Muskotia, situated on the mountain top overlooking the snow-clad Himalayas. Team Muskotia will provide all hospitality services.

Features

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking

Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner with unlimited herbal drinks. The food served in simple vegetarian, healthy food, detox, Himalayan, and tasty!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • All program activities
  • All program material

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal transportation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Nainital Town

  • Muskotia is situated 17 kilometers from Mall Road, main Nainital Town.
  • Once you are in the main town of Nainital, drive through the beautiful Kilbury Forest to reach Village Pangoot (famous birding destination).
  • Keep driving for another three kilometers from Pangoot to reach Village Gugukham where Muskotia Shuttle will be standing for you to take you to Muskotia (last 600 meters of your journey to reach Muskotia on top of the mountain overlooking the snow-clad Himalayas).
  • Please let MUSKOTIA WELLNESS know one-hour in advance to Team Muskotia on your time of arrival by WhatsApp on 7599741949 with your name and number of passengers for the Muskotia Shuttle to be there for receiving you.

Arrival by airplane

  • Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Arrival by bus

Nainital is the nearest hill station from Delhi about 270 kilometers by road. Here is how can travel from Delhi. Regular bus connections from ISBT station or take AC VOLVO Bus till Haldwani from Delhi (various operators, please check the net for the one suitable to you). From Haldwani bus station/railway station one can get sharing taxi, full taxi, or buses to Nainital town (35 kilometers). Check online portals.

Arrival by train

The nearest railhead is Kathgodam / Haldwani (both are twin towns with a gap of 2 kilometers). Popular trains are Shatabadi Chair Car/ Ranikhet express overnight/Kathgodam Sampark Kranti Chair Car. In case traveling by train, advise booking your tickets much in advance (Nainital is a very popular hill station).

Arrival by taxi

For taxi services for you/your group call Afsar Bhai on 9758848339 (ask for special rates for MUSKOTIA customers) or choose to hire your own taxi guy at Haldwani/Kathgodam/Pantnagar or Nainital. Payment to be made in cash to the taxi driver.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday April 19, 2020
Departure: Saturday April 25, 2020

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