DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT MCLEODGANJ
We値l begin from Delhi, Chandigarh or Amritsar and arrive in Mcleodganj. After check in at hotel/guest house or yoga ashram, it痴 time for shower, rest and a hot meal. Rest of day can be spent resting or exploring Mcleodganj.
DAY 2: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA india-himalayas-mountains-view
This day will begin with an early morning Yoga class which will explain the basic principles, requirements and benefits of Yoga. There will be a small training session in which the guests will learn a few basics and beginner asanas (Yoga positions) from a trained instructor. After a bit of rest, it値l be time for light lunch and rest of the day can be spend exploring Mcleodganj and Dharamsala. Most tourists prefer to visit Tsuglagkhang monastery. It contains three major idols of Sakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesvara and Padmasambhava which are made of gilded bronze. This place is spiritually very important for Tibetan Buddhists and people from all over the world come here to pray and meditate. You can see monks from diverse backgrounds meditating or debating in their colourful manner. Then we値l visit Norbulingka (meaning Jewel Garden) Institute, which is an important place of Tibetan studies and culture and arts. It痴 a great place to look at and buy Tibetan art, books etc. Last stop for the day will be Dip Thekchen Choeling Monastery with it痴 museum and golden roof.
DAY 3: BEGINNING YOGA ASANAS
Day 3 will begin with early morning Yoga lessons in the ashram or park close to nature. Yoga classes of this day will cover a bit advanced Yoga asanas compared to previous day. You will learn Yoga asanas which not only stretch your body but also help in healing old injuries and cure some sickness. It値l go on till lunch after which we値l take a walk to Bhagsu Nag temple and Bhagsu waterfall nearby. You can swim in the pool near temple to relax your body. If there is enough daylight left, we can also visit St. John痴 Church in the Wilderness.
DAY 4: YOGA FOR SOUL
Yoga classes of this day will cover the meditation and spiritual aspects as you値l learn to control your mind and body during various meditation exercises. The Yoga classes of this day will help you control and relax your mind, getting your attention focused away from worries and tensions of daily life. After lunch, you値l get a relaxing massage and a hot shower (depending upon recommendation of masseuse ) to completely relax your mind, body and soul. If there is time, we can go for sightseeing and an pleasant walk in Dharmkot area.
DAY 5: LIVING LIKE A YOGI
This day, you値l put all that you致e learnt about yoga and meditation to use and test as you will practice all the asanas, breathing exercises and meditation tips to full use one by one. The instructor will keep an eye on you and guide you in case you need any help. This session is meant as a way of utilising all the knowledge that you have gained about Yoga and meditation to full use. After lunch, it痴 time to relax and do some sightseeing. We値l visit picturesque Dal lake and take a walk till Naddi for the sunset point to enjoy seeing the play of setting sun among clouds and Dhauladhar mountain ranges.
DAY 6: YOGI FOR LIFE
The morning will be spent meditating upon the knowledge gained over the last 4 days and fine tuning the yoga asanas learnt. You値l also learn a few comparatively difficult yoga asanas depending upon your preferences. The instructor will point out scope for any possible improvements and the way to make the yoga and mediation exercises more fun and beneficial. You can exchange notes with your instructor and fellow travellers if needed. Rest of the day will be free for your own sightseeing and exploration.
DAY 7: BACK HOME
Your last day at Mcleodganj will begin with an early morning breakfast and a short yoga and meditation session depending upon the time available. You値l then ride a bus or car back to Delhi, Chandigarh or any destination of your choice.
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