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The Ancient Yogis did a lot of trekking and walking in the Himalayas; however as modern yogis we find that our range of physical training is limited to Asanas. So in order to have a well-rounded natural fitness experience as well as to do Pranayam outdoors; we do monthly Yogi Treks to places around Bangalore city. We also found that Meditation happened spontaneously to students in the great outdoors as compared to in the studio classes!
At Yogi Treks, the community car-pools and reaches the base of the hill. There we practice Yoga, and then trek up the hill. On the hilltop we practice Pranayam & Meditation. And after spending time up on the hill, we trek down and then head for Brunch to a nearby Dhaba. Post-brunch, we all head back to the city. Hills that are in the range of 60kms from the city are chosen as they are both scenic and challenging to trek.
Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road 12.919654°N 77.292881°E, in India. The hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam. (Map)
Date: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 Departure Total Yoga Oneness Centre (Google Maps) 6:00am – Return 1pm
Schedule: 7:30am Reach Savandurga and practice Yoga
9:30am Pranayam & Meditation on Hilltop
10:30 Trekking down
11:15 Brunch at Dhaba
1:30pm Arrival back in the City
Mode of transport: Car-pooling
Things to carry: Trekking shoes & Yoga Mat, Cap, Fruits/Nuts/Energy Bars, Water.
Please write into firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91 9740980200 for all details about joining Yogi Trek. Fee: It’s free for Total Yogis and 500 for everyone else.
Join us in the Himalayas! The Himalayan Yoga Adventure & Retreat to McLeodganj, Dharamshala (Nov 26-29) will involve Yoga, Meditation, Dancing, visiting Buddhist Monastries and trekking to the scenic Triund Hill right in winter!
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.