Firstly, why should You embark on a Yomaste Yoga Retreat?!

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!

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!

In May 2015, we led a Retreat in Rishikesh – “Unplug”, whichincluded Trekking, White-water Rafting et al. And in November 2015, we led a Yoga+Meditation retreat in Mcleodganj – “Himalayan Yoga Adventure”. In May 2016, we led 43 Yogis to a Yoga & Trekking adventure at Ladakh, including a once-in-a-lifetime Yoga class at the Pangong Lake In Nov, 2016 we led a Yoga, Travel & Cultural Retreat to Darjeeling & Sikkim, whilst in May 2017, we went out to Bali!

Yomaste Bhutan is an event created by Byond Travel and Total Yoga. All the detailed planning and execution comes together thanks to Byond Travel’s expertise in the Travel Industry as an out-of-the-box, Community-driven travel company that is focused on creating very, very special Travel experiences! The Journey begins Now! We’ll kick-start from July onwards with regular training events to get you Trek-Fit including Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation sessions; Run+Yoga training; Day Treks and much more! You’ll also meet the community of fellow travellers at these events in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi & Dubai

YOMASTE RISHIKESH

Trip Dates: MARCH 7 – 11,2017 

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In the company of new yogi friends, practice yoga, pranayam and learn new kriyas taught by our travel designers Manish Pole and Neetu Singh, co-founders of Total Yoga (no prior yoga experience necessary as classes are designed for all levels), when you’re not busy exploring this kingdom of happiness, that is.

Relish a blend of trekking through pine forests, silly jokes, watching thousands of prayer flags flutter in the wind, introspection, picnics by the riverside, warm cups of butter tea, visiting ancient monasteries, new friendship, and lots and lots of fun.

This is a time to learn, to go on adventures, to introspect, a time to have fun and a time to just be.

Day 1

Welcome to Bhutan!

Welcome to Bhutan! You will be greeted by a Byond representative as soon as you arrive at Paro Airport (4.30 PM).

Then, sit back and enjoy the view of silver rivers, green terraced farmland, villages unchanged by time and 18,000 ft tall mountain peaks as you’re chauffeured to Thimphu (1–1.5 hours). With a humble population of 40,000, Thimphu is a city without traffic lights, relying instead on the elegant gestures of smart traffic policemen in navy blue uniforms.

In the evening: meet, greet and mingle with your fellow yogis at an introductory session.

Afterwards, a welcome dinner with a live masked dance performance awaits. Sit back, eat your fill and watch as dancers leap into the air and twirl across the floor, playing the roles of deities, heroes, demons and animals, their mesmerizing dance telling the stories of ancient folk-dramas and Buddhist legends.

Then, head to bed for a good night’s rest.

Day 2

Yoga, Detox and Sunset Meditation at Buddha Point

This morning, your teachers will lead you in sessions of practicing kriyas that will help to detoxify and purify specific areas of your body including the eyes, nostrils, intestines, stomach, and the colon.

You’re free for the rest of the day to explore, eat, shop and relax on your own. Recommended: if you’re going shopping, why not pick up a bottle of K5 Himalayan Whisky, blended from the finest malt whiskies and locally-produced grain spirits? It’s smooth, smoky with a touch of sweetness – and it’s the perfect present to give a friend, but to be honest, you’ll probably want to keep this for yourself.

In the evening: a sunset meditation and yoga session at ‘Buddha Point’, one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. High up in the pine-forest hills, overlooking Thimphu, the Buddha sits gracefully upon a throne which houses a large meditation hall; inside 125,000 smaller statues fill the chapels, where dozens of orange-robed monks sit in prayer; it’s tranquil, beautiful, and peaceful – an ideal place for a bit of introspection.

Day 3

Cheri Monastery Trek, riverside Picnic, Meditation and Dochula Pass

This morning, your teachers will lead you in sessions of practicing kriyas that will help to detoxify and purify specific areas of your body including the eyes, nostrils, intestines, stomach, and the colon.

You’re free for the rest of the day to explore, eat, shop and relax on your own. Recommended: if you’re going shopping, why not pick up a bottle of K5 Himalayan Whisky, blended from the finest malt whiskies and locally-produced grain spirits? It’s smooth, smoky with a touch of sweetness – and it’s the perfect present to give a friend, but to be honest, you’ll probably want to keep this for yourself.

In the evening: a sunset meditation and yoga session at ‘Buddha Point’, one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. High up in the pine-forest hills, overlooking Thimphu, the Buddha sits gracefully upon a throne which houses a large meditation hall; inside 125,000 smaller statues fill the chapels, where dozens of orange-robed monks sit in prayer; it’s tranquil, beautiful, and peaceful – an ideal place for a bit of introspection.

Day 4

Tiger’s Nest Monastery & Paro Fortress

This morning, your teachers will lead you in sessions of practicing kriyas that will help to detoxify and purify specific areas of your body including the eyes, nostrils, intestines, stomach, and the colon.

You’re free for the rest of the day to explore, eat, shop and relax on your own. Recommended: if you’re going shopping, why not pick up a bottle of K5 Himalayan Whisky, blended from the finest malt whiskies and locally-produced grain spirits? It’s smooth, smoky with a touch of sweetness – and it’s the perfect present to give a friend, but to be honest, you’ll probably want to keep this for yourself.

In the evening: a sunset meditation and yoga session at ‘Buddha Point’, one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. High up in the pine-forest hills, overlooking Thimphu, the Buddha sits gracefully upon a throne which houses a large meditation hall; inside 125,000 smaller statues fill the chapels, where dozens of orange-robed monks sit in prayer; it’s tranquil, beautiful, and peaceful – an ideal place for a bit of introspection.

Day 5

Farewell!

It’s the last day of your trip to Bhutan and time to drive to the airport for your flight home. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell with a ‘Tashi Delek’ (goodbye and good luck).

Classes led by Total Yoga experts

  • Yoga and pranayam sessions
    Kriya practice
    Sunset meditation and yoga at Buddha Point

Activities + Experiences

  • Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
    Excursion to Dochu-la Pass
    Live masked dance performance
    Trek to Cheri Monastery
    Visit Paro Fortress

Accommodation

  • You will be staying at the Hotel Ossel, situated within the heart of the Thimphu valley, and features unbeatable views of the Tashicho Dzong as well as the seated Buddha.

Meals

  • 4 Breakfasts
    1 Lunches
    4 Dinners

Transfers

  • Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa. Please note that arrival and departure transfers will be as per the suggested flight schedules. In the event that you arrive or depart at a time other than that recommended by Byond, a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost.

    Transportation for excursions in a private, air-conditioned coach

Full Service Support

  • An English-speaking local guide
    Entry to sites mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Airfare
    Any additional costs applicable for non-Indian nationals
    Tips
    Personal expenses
    Activities and meals not specified in the itinerary
    VISA is not required for Indian and Bangladeshi nationals. For other nationalities, you’ll need to obtain a visa in advance of travelling, but we can assist you with the same.
    Service Tax as applicable

 

  • Price

    • INR 44990 INR 39990