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Mind, Body and Spirit weeks in Vashisht -7 Days (Summer 2017)

You already planned a trip to India this summer? Would you like to experience the beauty and magical power of the Himalaya's in Vashisht near Manali? Is yoga and meditation appealing to you? Visit us the following weeks. We offer you morning - evening yoga and meditation for a intensely personal and spiritual experience.

Day 1: Arrival Vashisht ( Manali )

You arrive in Manali by your own means. We welcome you there and organise your transfer to the family house in Vashisht.

You have time to explore your new enviroment, you will be introduced to the yoga and meditation teacher.

Together with the family we will enjoy a fresh made diner prepared by Padema and Ritu.

Day 2: Yoga and Short trek

Yoga and Pranayama will start from 7 am to 9 am.  After a well deserved delicious breackfast you can spend your day as you wish.

After breakfast guided walk to Jogney Falls. These are beautiful waterfalls about an hour along the wall of the valley from Vashisht. These falls descend from high above and run into the Beas River below. Evening we will take meditation class . Dinner. Night in family house or hotel.

Day 3: Yoga , Meditation and Temple visit

7 AM Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9.30.

After breakfast , visit the village of Goshal , Old Manali and the beautiful Hadimba Temple. Hadimba temple is about one km from Manali - it is very old and surrounded by the tall cedar pine trees on the edge of Dhungri village. According to legends, Bhima one of the Pandava brothers fell in love with an aboriginal woman named Hadimba, the sister of the local chief by the name of Hadimba and married her. In your own time you can take a rickshaw back to Vashisht. After Dinner we will take meditation class. Night in family house or hotel.



Day 4: Yoga, Meditation and Exploring Villages Life

7 AM Yoga, Pranayama and asana practice for 2 hours. Breakfast—9.30.

After breakfast you will have the opportunity to visit several villages . We will walk up along the valley to three distinct villages that dot along the Beas River. We will visit the village of Burwa, Shanag and Goshal, stop for tea at a local family house.  After Dinner we will take meditation class. Night in family house or hotel.

Day 5: Yoga, meditation and visit Solang Village-13 Kms

Yoga will start at 7.30 am until 9.30 am. After breakfast we drive you to Solang, where you can paraglide, ride a horse  or just take a short walk around at the top of the Kullu valley. After this busy day you can relax with yoga and meditation and enjoy a good diner at the family house.



Day 6: Yoga, Meditation and explore Vashisht

Yoga will start at 7.30 am until 9.30 am. Today is a free day, where you can do your shopping and explore the local rooftops.   Around the temple there  is always something to experience. Ask the guide to take you one more time for a walk. Vashisht has many gardens and beautiful paths to admire. Evening yoga and meditation. Diner will be served at the family house.

Day 7: Check out

Yoga will start at 7.30 am until 9.30 am.

Today after breakfast we check out from the homestay. Transport is provided to Manali, from where you can continue your journey.

Or maybe stay another week…..  you will miss it!

Fixed dates:

08.05.2017 to 14.5.2017

15.5.2017 to 21.5.2017

01.06.2017 to 07.06.2017

17.6.2017 to 23.6.2017

04.07.2017 to 10.7.2017

20.7.2017 to 26.7.2017.

05.08.2017 to 11.08.2017

07.09.2017 to 13.9.2017

Cost per person:

Single room ….. 450 Euro

Twin sharing ….. 350 Euro


Cost included:

Transfer from Manali to family house in Vashisht

Stay in the family house

Local guide to explore around Manali

Yoga and meditation activities

Breakfast and diner at the family house, all  meals are  vegetarian  prepared with fresh and local ingredients by Padema and Ritu.


Not included:

Lunch and other beverages

Bottled mineral water

Monument fees

Travel insurance and medical evacuation

International flights


Also available on request, massage/ reiky and yoga therapy; If you are interested in either of these then please inform us in advance.