Everyone needs wellness. Yoga and Meditation technique helps everyone get Wellness. KeyTerns, being an experiential travel provider, focuses on conducting wellness retreats. One may think why should I participate in Retreat while there are hundreds of online programs and class room teachings within the city. Answer is very simple. Retreat learning brings different levels of energy to the learning because of the new environment and focused teaching without any distractions.
There are two key criteria for the successful Retreat learning. One is the location which should have good energy around and is apt for learning. Second is the Yoga Teacher / Guru. The Teacher should be an expert so that the learning is powerful.
We choose the apt location for our wellness retreats and the best Yoga and Meditation Teacher to lead the Retreat.
Lakshmi is a Management Professional and a Yoga Trainer who is open minded, research oriented and creative. A qualitative experience in Recruitment and Training & Development in the IT industry and intensive exposure to Yoga has made her more holistic in her approach towards work. Besides MBA, she also has a MSc Yoga from Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai and has also completed Nine year Part Time Diploma in Rishi culture Ashtanga Yoga and Bharatanatyam Yoganjali Natyalayam, Pondicherry. She delivers Yoga and Dance (Bharatnatyam classes) for kids and adults.
She has also passed NET in Yoga, conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India. Her Interview has been featured in the book ‘Yoga – A Journey Within’ by Dereck Biermann This book is a collection of interviews featuring various yoga teachers and practitioners includingTKV Desikachar, BKS Iyengar, Smt Meenakshi Devi, Hansaji Yogendra etc. Her interview has also been featured in Doordarshan for proficiency in Yoga and Bharatanatyam. She has also won the Champion of Champions Award in the Pondicherry Yogasana association State Level Yogasana Competition in addition to many other awards. She has presented a thesis on Awareness of Thought Forms & Vibration and Its Relevance In The Art World as part of her project in Dakshinachitra. As yoga is skill in action, she strives to be skillful in her pursuits and facilitates her trainees as well in this regard
Why should you attend this retreat?
To learn from expert
To master the skill to use life long
To bring flexibility to body muscle, activate all cells and the brain.
To get energy accumulated from the location
We are planning to conduct a series of Yoga and Meditation Retreats led by Lakshmi in many places as given below.
Pondicherry - 2N2D, Friday July 7th 2023 evening onwards (Book Now)
Kotagiri - To be announced (Booking - Yet to open)
These 2 days yoga retreats where you can get to learn important aspects of yoga. A fine opportunity to get acquainted with real yoga and take away some practices to facilitate your physical, mental and emotional well being.
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1. Kaivalyam Retreat, Munnar
2. Niraamaya , Thiruvananthapuram
About the experience Wellness practice is a lifelong process. Everyone needs a good teacher / trainer / guru to get the wellness learning. What if you get a great teacher at a retreat centre which is a perfect place for the wellness learning. Mr. R Ananda Kumar, author of many books and the wellness teacher, has been been teaching wellness and organizing wellness programs since 2006. He has setup a Retreat Centre specifically for wellness teaching like Yoga, Meditation, Mud therapy, Musical therapy and many other wellness teachings. Retreat centre name is Sat Darshan. Sat Darshan Retreat Centre is a lifestyle learning centre situated in a micro forest farm on the banks of river Siruvani near Vada Kottathara which is close to Anaikatti. Anaikatti is on the way to Silent Valley National Park from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Why should you get this wellness experience? To get peace, calmness in mind and loads of love and affection from the team. To Experience of Fireflies show Meditation - This place is perfect for those who like meditation / silence. You can do Sunrise Meditation or Meditation in the Meditation hall surrounded by forest or open eyes Fireflies meditation or River watching meditation or Sarva Roopa Dhyana and so on. Riverside Experience - Siruvani river runs along this forest farm. You can take a dip, play in the water or sit on rock in the middle of the river and watch the river flowing gently. Trek - this places is surrounded by small hills and hillocks. The group can do trek to get refreshing feel and experience of the abundance of mother nature. Tribal Temple - there is a beautiful tribal temple nearby. One can visit there to get the local culture. Price is Rs.3000 Per Person INCLUDES Experiences narrated about subject to the availability and weather condition Basic stay in a concrete structure room(s) with twin beds, an attached washroom and a fan. In case of a larger group, multiple sharing may be required. 3 times food, coffee / tea EXCLUDES Transport upto Retreat Centre (Options are car / cab / bus: Coimbatore - Anaikatti - Kottathara - Chandakadai and Rs.100 Auto from Chandakadai to Retreat) Anything else. Notes Must Read before booking - This is not a resort or a home stay. Its a retreat centre with basic stay inside micro forest. Insects will be there. Once you understand the importance of those creatures, you will not mind disturbing them. Minimum of 30 mins silence / meditation would be required in the morning and in the evening with some volunteering work inside the Retreat or outside the retreat to give back something to the environment that gives all to us and to the people around us to have the feeling of oneness. General Itinerary Day 1 Settling down - By evening, arrive at the Retreat Centre, Get the room allocation, Introduction with everyone, do a walk around the centre, enjoy your coffee / tea Fireflies gazing / Meditation: Watch fireflies around 7:00 to 7:45 PM. Because this place is maintained like a forest, there are more fireflies in the night. Show starts from 7 PM. Its watching a Fireflies show. March, April and May are the peak months. Still it is stunning in other months if there is no rain. After watching the show, you walk around the forest where you will see fireflies sparkling and glowing all around you. Its an exciting experience. It will be like you are walking on the dark sky with stars glowing around you. Show does not end there. You go to the river side, sit on the rock in the middle of the river and watch the forest to see the fireflies glowing. Its a must watch amazing experience indeed. Dinner - Dinner is generally light and includes fruits also. Sleeping early to align with Biological clock - Retreat Centre strictly asks everyone to go to bed by 10 PM with all lights switched off to maintain sleeping early practice. 2017 Nobel prize was awarded Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. All it means that night for deep sleep. Day 2 Early rise & be in silence practice - You will get up early, assemble at the common hall between 6 and 7 AM and be in silence or meditation for 15 to 30 mins. Walking / hiking - enjoy walking around the micro forest or to the Sirvani River or to the nearby village. Tea / coffee will also be available. Unlimited breakfast - again, have a good breakfast with variety of items including fresh fruits. Choice of tea / coffee will also be available. Community service - Retreat centre believes that "giving" helps wellness a lot. As part of wellness learning, Community service is organized. Everyone will do selfless seva as per their choice. It could be a service at the retreat centre or near village or educating children, and so on. Wellness teachings and Meditation: Teacher meets all and provides wellness techniques, tips and teaching, followed by a Meditation. Delicious vegetarian lunch prepared using locally procured vegetables. Nature hiking / trekking: There will be a long trek or hiking to the nearby hill area to explore the place and to have good exercise. Yoga - You will attend an hour of yoga session where you will learn Pranayama techniques. Fireflies gazing / Meditation: Dinner - Dinner is generally light and includes fruits also. Sleeping early Day 3 Early rise & be in silence practice - You will get up early, assemble at the common hall between 6 and 7 AM and be in silence or meditation for 15 to 30 mins. Light trekking / hiking - Someone will guide you to trek to the nearby hills to get a view of top of the hills view Filling Breakfast - again, have a good breakfast with variety of items including fresh fruits. Choice of tea / coffee will also be available. Community service - repeat of community service for an hour. Mud Therapy - Retreat centre has facility to do mud therapy. You can get mud therapy to rejuvenate your body and mind. Delicious vegetarian lunch prepared using locally procured vegetables. Experience Sharing and leaving retreat centre with great learning and fine memories
This 3 hours trip is designed for those who are seeking to achieve mindfulness to keep the mind calm. Who will be benefitted from this trip? One who wants to know the mindfulness techniques based on India's Spiritual tradition along with Western's philosophy One who is seeking a simple but a powerful meditation technique One who wants to know Vivekananda and his teachings Why should someone choose this trip? To get the simple understanding of the functioning of the mind that solves majority of life problems To get a mindfulness state and a powerful lifetime learning of a meditation technique To experience the Meditation in a meditation hall where Vivekananda stayed and meditated. To have better understanding of mindfulness by watching a Mind your mind 3D Movie and chatting with the Master To understand Spiritual tradition of India and their philosophies while walking around the popular Chennai beach and visiting the Vivekananda House to explore its Beach, Culture, Filter Coffee and much more. Cost - Rs.5000 upto 5 Persons. Extra Person Cost is Rs.1000 Per Person. INCLUDES Curation by Mindfulness Master, Meditation with a Coffee at a Cafe EXCLUDES Entry Fees, Transport and anything else. Meeting Point - Vivekananda House, Chennai Beach Road. Itinerary Meeting the Mindfulness Master over a cup of South Indian Filter Coffee Meditation Teaching Visiting Vivekananda Memorial on the Chennai Beach, Watching 3D Movie, Practising Meditation Walking on the Chennai Beach, chatting with the Mindfulness Master About the Mindfulness Master who will be leading Mr. Chandrasekar is a is a Wellness Master who is a Meditation Trainer, Life Coach, and a Spiritual / Philosophy Teacher. He has a deep understanding of the human mind and spirituality, mastered various techniques, and has a wide range of knowledge in a different school of philosophies. He has spent years having a deeper understanding about mind, philosophy, and human behaviour. He studied the thinker’s mind like JK, UG Krishnamurti, Osho, Dostoevsky, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Louise Hay and Sri Bagavath; explored Philosophies like existentialism, phenomenalism, Absurdism, Vendatha, communism, capitalism.