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YOMASTE BALI! Yoga – Travel – Culture

We invite you to join us to Bali for a 6-Day Yoga, Travel and Cultural retreat! Mark your dates; from May 16-21st, Total Yoga & Byond Travel host YOMASTE BALI in pristine Ubud that will immerse You into Yoga & Pranayam, Meditation, Detoxing internal-cleansing Yogic Kriyas; and also Trekking up the Mount Batur volcano, Beach time & Water sports at Tanjung Benoa, Temple visits to Tanah Lot, Taman Ayun; and a whole lot of Celebrating! :)  Join us on this Yomaste Adventure! >> Firstly, why should You embark on a Yomaste Yoga Retreat?! (This video was shot at the our Retreat “Days of Zen” in Devbagh in Novemeber, 2014) Yomaste! Rishikesh rafting May 2015 So you’ve been learning Yoga for a while now, and you would like to take your practice to the next level – where you learn to Cleanse your body internally, and immerse yourself deeply into Asana, Pranayam & Meditation. These are practices that once learned will help you throughout life. Importantly though, you don’t need to be an expert at Yoga at all; even first-timers can join us! Yomaste! Yoga atop Mcleodganj, Nov 2015 Our Retreats are never restricted to just Yoga & Meditation. They embody the principle of Celebrating Life to the fullest  – and so we ensure that there are Dance sessions, Movie screenings, Trekking, Cultural trips, Yummy food and other activities. You’ll also enjoy community-time and bonding. And of course, there’s the need for all of us to getaway and find ourselves! Yomaste! Pangong Lake, Ladakh May 2016 In May 2015, we led a Retreat in Rishikesh – “Unplug”, which included Trekking, White-water Rafting et al. Read about Unplug in the World Capital of Yoga >> And in November 2015, we led a Yoga+Meditation retreat in Mcleodganj – “Himalayan Yoga Adventure”. Read about the [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|The Fun side of Yoga!, Total Yoga, Total Yogis, Total Yogis on the Road, TY Events!, Yoga, Yoga Retreat, Yomaste|Comments Off on YOMASTE BALI! Yoga – Travel – Culture

Yomaste Sikkim & Darjeeling! Yoga Travel

Embark on an Adventure in the mythical, magical, mystical...Himalayas! The Himalayas have always been a whole lot more than just another Mountain range. Breathtaking beauty aside; they have since the beginning of Time been the abode of the great Sages, Gods and Yogis. Indian mythology tells stories of epic Himalayan journeys of searching and of austerities performed here. And even today, there is a certain reverence for these mountains for any spiritual Seeker. In fact, it's safe to say that it's a dream come true for all of us modern Yogis to take our Yoga & Meditation practice to the land from where... Yoga originated! Practising Yoga in the Himalayas: On the Bucket List of every Yogi in Yoga studios over the world! Yomaste! We invite you to join us to Sikkim & Darjeeling for a 7-Day Yoga, Travel and Cultural adventure! Mark your dates; from Nov 20-26th, Total Yoga & Byond Travel hosts a Retreat that will immerse You into Yoga & Pranayam, Meditation, Detox internal-cleansing Kriyas; and also Trekking through the Fambong La Wildlife Sactuary, visiting Changu Lake, watching the Sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga; visiting Happy Valley Tea Estate and riding on the UNESCO world heritage site Darjeeling Toy Train!! Firstly, why should You embark on a Yomaste Retreat?! https://youtu.be/fleDZw4Irdo (This video was shot at the our Retreat “Days of Zen” in Devbagh in Novemeber, 2014) Yomaste! Rishikesh rafting May 2015 So you’ve been learning Yoga for a while now, and you would like to take your practice to the next level – where you learn to Cleanse your body internally, and immerse yourself deeply into Asana, Pranayam & Meditation. These are practices that once learned will help you throughout life. Importantly though, you don't need to be an expert at Yoga at all; even first-timers can join us! Yomaste! [...]

By | July 3rd, 2016|Meditation, Pranayam, The Fun side of Yoga!, Total Yoga, TY Events!, Yoga, Yoga Challenge, Yoga Festival, Yoga Retreat, Yogi Trek, Yomaste|Comments Off on Yomaste Sikkim & Darjeeling! Yoga Travel

Julley! 5 lessons I learnt about doing Yoga in Ladakh.

We recently completed our successful #YomasteLadakh Yoga retreat, taking 43 brave-hearts on an epic Yoga journey through the stunning locales of Ladakh, culminating in a full-moon night Meditation on Buddha Purnima itself! Each of the 8 days we spent exploring Ladakh was a memory of a lifetime; and taught us important life lessons as well. The sights were stunning beyond words - Ladakh is surely where the IncredibleIndia moniker must have been conceived! Here's 5 things I learnt about doing Yoga in Ladakh. High Altitude = Shortness of Breath.  Ladakh is not a hill-station, it's a Himalayan mountain post. And as soon as you land at the Airport, all you hear is that you should take rest for the first 24-36 hours to acclimatise to the high altitude. If you follow these instructions, you'll be fine. Even so however, you'll be surprised how walking up a couple of flights of stairs while talking simultaneously makes you experience shortness of breath. That's where our Pranayam training is so beneficial in adapting to the high altitude of Ladakh. Yogis have been living in high altitude for thousands of years, and Yoga was conceived as a holistic Lifestyle regimen for this yogis living at these sorts of altitudes. Even Running and other cardio training cannot prepare you the way Pranayam does. Fitness Challenge indeed! Ladakh represents an amazing Fitness challenge for anyone visiting and even more so for people Trekking, Mountaineering, Rafting or attempting the other adventure activities in Ladakh. The key to doing well in Ladakh is to remain Relaxed and not compete against the Elements. That's where Mindfulness and Meditation training helps you stay centred and relaxed. However Fit you may be in your home, Ladakh demands Respect. Many a Fitness fanatic [...]

By | June 5th, 2016|Knowledge Articles, The Fun side of Yoga!, Total Yoga, Yoga, Yoga Retreat, Yomaste|Comments Off on Julley! 5 lessons I learnt about doing Yoga in Ladakh.

Yomaste Ladakh! Yoga Adventure

Friends, it’s time you joined us on a Total Yoga Retreat ...... and this May, we're going to LADAKH! Ladakh is one of the most stunning destinations to visit worldwide. And if you live in India, then it's an absolute must-visit! As a Himalayan outpost, it is both scenic and geographically unique as well as culturally distinct. While the landscape and natural beauty is stunning, the Tibetan Buddhist culture is rich and intriguing. Doing a Yoga retreat in Ladakh is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, that too with 100 other yogis! And we've timed it so that we're in this mystical land for Buddha Purnima on May 21st! We’re hosting a 9-Day Retreat in Ladakh (May 14-22) that will immerse You into Yoga & Pranayam, Meditation (including the Full Moon of Buddha Purnima), Yoga Philosophy & Living, Internal-Cleansing Kriyas (Neti, Kunjal, Shankhaprakshalan, Trathak), Relaxation & Reflection and also Trekking, visiting Buddhist Monasteries, sight-seeing, Adventure & Celebrating(!!) We've also included a shorter (5-day) program too, in case you're only comfortable getting away for a shorter break. That would be May 18-22. Pangong-Tso-lake is one of Ladakh's natural wonders that we'll be visiting!   Why should You embark on a Total Yoga Retreat? https://youtu.be/fleDZw4Irdo (This video was shot at the our Retreat "Days of Zen" in Devbagh in Novemeber, 2014) So you’ve been learning Yoga for a while now, and you would like to take your practice to the next level – where you learn to Cleanse your body internally, and immerse yourself deeply into Asana, Pranayam & Meditation. These are practices that once learned will help you throughout life. Our Retreats are never restricted to just Yoga & Meditation. They embody the principle of Celebrating Life to the fullest  – and so we ensure that there are Dance sessions [...]

By | January 17th, 2016|Meditation, Pranayam, Total Yoga, TY Events!, Yoga, Yoga Retreat|Comments Off on Yomaste Ladakh! Yoga Adventure

5 things we learnt about Yoga in the Himalayas!

Every Yoga practitioner in every little studio across the world wishes to one day practise Yoga high up in the Himalayan mountains - the birthplace and eternal spiritual home of YOGA! And this is not just conjuncture, it's what I've heard yoga students tell me over my dozen-year career as a yoga teacher in India and abroad. Last week, we took 50 Yogis to the Himalayan town of Mcleodganj, also the home of the Dalai Lama. From there we trekked up to 3,000 mts and atop Triund Hill, we practised Yoga amidst the majestic Himalayas! It was for me and for many of those attending, a dream come true and a moment to cherish for a lifetime! So, what did we learn about doing Yoga in the Himalayas? For thousands of years, the Himalayan caves have been home of some of the most adept individuals to have ever lived on our planet. Yoga originated as a complete system of mind-body mastery and a search for liberation in these same mountains. So, since time immemorial Yoga practices have been designed and created keeping this weather in mind. Would Surya Namaskaar (Sun Salutation) have been such an integral part of Yogic practice if the Yogis lived in a desert?! Maybe not. Also, the rarefied air in the mountains makes Pranayam (breathing techniques) a survival technique and not only a tool for meditation. You'd better learn the Art of Breathing if you want to spend quality time in the mountains. The other intriguing thing is that as a Fitness regime, Yoga practices are Anaerobic. Yes, almost all other fitness activities like running, swimming, Zumba raise the heart rate. Yoga is the exception. It actually slows down your heart rate. Yes, in [...]

HIMALAYAN YOGA ADVENTURE!

What's your dream destination to practice Yoga & Meditation?? .......Well for us, it's up in the Himalayas! And so, this November we're leading a Yoga Adventure+Retreat to McLeodganj (nestled high above Dharamshala), with awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped Himalayas, where you'll be trekking in the clouds and visiting the Buddhist monasteries that are the home of the Dalai Lama! Yogis, it’s time you joined us on a TOTAL YOGA Retreat! We’re hosting a 4-Day, 3-Night Retreat in McLeodganj from Nov 26-29 that will immerse You into Yoga & Pranayam, Meditation, Yoga-Philosophy, Internal-Body-Cleansing Yoga Kriyas (Neti, Kunjal, Shankhaprakshalan, Trathak…), an unforgettable experience of Trekking in the Himalayas,  visiting the Monastries of mini-Tibet and lots of Dancing (Tango), Music, Singing and Celebrating!! Why should You embark on a Total Yoga Retreat?  https://youtu.be/fleDZw4Irdo (This video was shot at the Total Yoga retreat in Devbagh, 2014. Video courtesy: Mohan Kumar) So you’ve been learning Yoga for a while now, and you would like to take your practice to the next level – where you learn Kriyas, and immerse yourself deeply into Yoga, Pranayam & Meditation. These are practices that once learned will help you throughout life. And our Retreats are never restricted to just Yoga & Meditation. They embody the principle of Celebrating Life to the fullest  –  so we ensure that there are Dance sessions led by wonderful Teachers, Musical performances, Movie/Docu screenings and other Creative activities. Whilst you enjoy community time and bonding, you'll also have lots of 'me-time' by yourself to de-clutter. And there’s always yummy food! The Kalachakra Temple in McLeodganj Then of course, there’s the need to getaway! So we’ve chosen McLeodganj – home to the Dalai Lama since 1959, and breathtakingly beautiful as an idyllic Himalayan township; while the [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|Total Yoga, Yoga, Yoga Festival, Yoga Retreat, Yogi Trek|Comments Off on HIMALAYAN YOGA ADVENTURE!