India – The Home of Yoga

Back to the Source…

Authentic India – the Birthplace of Yoga

Experiencing India is often at the top of many yogi’s wishlists – and it is easy to see why. As the homeland of yoga India is a dream destination, it offers a unique opportunity to really immerse yourself into the rich history of yoga and experience a colourful and diverse land like no other!

From experiencing ancient rituals to visiting breathtaking temples and palaces, exploring incredible nature and wildlife to being blown away by India’s bustling cities, floating on mythical rivers to conquering majestic peaks – you could visit India a thousand times and never run out of new sights, sounds and smells to be amazed and enthralled by.

Imagine the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and practice yoga in the very place of its origin –  immersing yourself in authentic teaching in surroundings specifically created to support and enhance a nourishing yogic lifestyle.

We know visiting such an exciting land of vivid contrasts can be a little daunting on your own – which is why we have teamed up with Govardan Eco-village to facilitate our Santosha Back to the Source Yoga Teacher Trainings. In one step they will not only book your room in their hilltop retreat centre – but also arrange return pick up and drop off to Mumbai airport, only one hour from the lush hills the village is nestled in.

For those who wish make the most of this opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and spirituality of this anncient land and explore further, Govardan can assist you with onward travel arrangements – either solo or with your new yoga friends.

Transform your mind, body and soul – experience the wonder and charm of Mother India with Santosha in 2019.

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Yoga Living at Govardhan Eco-Village

“This is really heaven on earth. Such dedication to turn vision into reality is rarely seen. No doubt, this will become a beacon of spiritual life for all of us.”

Govardhan Eco-village is a spiritual oasis that illustrates the principles of ‘Simple Living & High Thinking’ – which is not just a principle but a way of life that has to be adapted in the current fast-moving world – to connect with our roots again to experience not just happiness but sheer bliss. Govardhan believe in the concept of service and preserving our mother earth for a better living for all.

The Eco-village is situated amidst the lush green Sahyadri mountain ranges in Wada district, just a two hour drive from Mumbai. The Eco-village is equipped with large yoga studios, eco stay rooms, swimming pool, Kerala Ayurveda Center, beautiful shelters for our cows and horses and many more amenities ensuring a comfortable stay.

Imagine spending 24 Days immersed in the hills of India –  soaking up the healing nature for body and mind… and dining on loving prepared Ayurvedic meals for the belly. You will leave not only with the knowledge you take away from the training, but an experience of intuitive yogic way of living based on ancient principles of well being that will last you a lifetime.

The Eco-village contributes to numerous initiatives in tribal welfare, women empowerment and supporting the community of kids in Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage within our campus.

Humbled to be recognized by UNWTO for promoting sustainable tourism, Govardhan Ecovillage is a perfect place to find inner peace.

 

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Nourishing Meals for Health + Wellbeing for All

Govardhan Eco-village is a model farm community and a wellness retreat that signifies the importance of living in harmony amongst ourselves and the nature. Being a community that adheres to the rules laid down by the nature, we thoroughly believe in vegetarianism and offer pure sattvic vegetarian food to our beloved devotees and visitors.

As part of your Accommodation package you will be lovingly served three hearty fresh and delicious meals a day – to support your ultimate health of both body of mind while with us on the training. Sattvic food is light and easy to digest, giving your body and digestive system an opportunity to detox and reset during your time on retreat.

Being a ‘Pure Vegetarian Resort’ is one of our many unique charms, which we take pride in. Today, more people have decided to go vegan for ethical, environmental or health reasons and adhering to this notion of being an animal and nature friendly retreat, we at Govardhan Ecovillage promote a sattvic vegetarian diet that not only fulfils your physical needs but also enlightens the sanctity within yourself.

 

Incredible India

I attended the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Santosha in incredible India. The team of Santosha was there for me I felt from day one until the last day… their support and love was like an ocean.

This course has inspired, challenged and pushed me to be more at peace with my physical practice, my spiritual and mental wellness. I have learnt to appreciate each moment as it comes and not to worry about the small things in life. The teacher training also helped me gain valuable knowledge into the art of yoga and yoga philosophy. This course will help anyone who is interested in exploring yoga and deepening their practice. I have noticed dramatic difference in my practice and peace of mind.

The Asana classes are inspiring. There is a lot of focus on alignment, how to give instructions and adjusting students. The teachers are very approachable and take really good care of you. Sunny & Peter have a lot of experience and are very knowledgeable, they shared their knowledge with love. Children, Pre & Post Natal and the Pranayama teaching I received is so rich of knowledge and very helpful.

The meditation and Zen philosophy was very interesting while Kirtan, Mantra, Yantra and the Puja was not to be missed.

The journey was marvellous the experience I gained was and is tremendous.

More importantly, it has taught me the art of teaching and being a teacher, and continues to inspire me to learn more!

I am blessed to had this opportunity and THANKS to all for this wonderful month.

Om Shanti,
Miranda El Shentinawi xx

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