About Rāga Yoga

Rāga Yoga Retreat (July 20-24, 2022) is a unique program combining the principles and practices of Yoga, Music, Dance and Theatre. It is an invitation to delve deeper into yourself through an experiential exploration of body, breath, voice, and mind. In this program, you will get to experience yoga as a journey of self-exploration beyond just asana or pranayama practices. This is the third edition of the Rāga Yoga retreat inspired by the beautiful experiences we had in Goa and Bir Billing in 2021.

Retreat Experience

Yogaśāla retreats are memorable experiences replete with a blend of learning, fun, adventure, and deep nourishing connections. We have organised retreats across India and abroad curating experiences of self-discovery and an exploration new lands, cultures, and cuisines. This retreat is for you if you wish to:
> Deepen Body Awareness
> Befriend Your Breath
> Discover Mind-Body-Alignment
> Reconnect & Replenish Yourself
> Immerse in Nature Develop
> Deep Nourishing Connections

Retreat Highlights

Reflective Breath-Focused Yoga - Yoga sessions in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya-Desikachar.

Soulful Music - Music evokes memories and emotions that are deeply personal and yet universal. We explore different rāgās of Indian music and use them as a mirror for self- exploration.

Inner Work - Reflective art and contemplative dialogues anchored in the praxis of Yoga enables one delve deeper into themselves.

Deep Connections - We believe in creating spaces for forging deep personal connect with nature and others during retreat. In an increasingly online world this has become all the more important. Yogaśāla retreats accommodate a maximum of only 15 participants per retreat to allow for such deep conversations and connections.

Tarot Reading - Fun and insightful tarot sessions to discover your unique quirks and gifts.

Nature Walks & Hikes - Exploring Local Pahādi culture and immersing yourself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.

Story Circles - Social story telling sessions filled with the beauty and intensity of real life adventures.

Retreat Venue

Trimurti Garden Cafe, Lower Dharamkot, Dharamshala.

Located in Western Himachal region, Dharamshala is the home of Dalai Lama and all the Tibetans in exile. Trimurti Garden Cafe has a beautiful cafe, garden and Yogasala. 

Participant Testimonials

"I had the most unexpectedly incredible experience at Raga Yoga Retreat. I had lot of revelations about how I perceive myself and others. The experience brought me a lot of peace. The balance of play and inner work made the retreat unique for me."
- Vrishti Jain, Product Designer, Bangalore

"Amazing! It was a pleasant and powerful experience throughout. It was a very liberating experience, to say the least."
- Apurv Mathur, Finance Professional, Zurich

"It was an intense, soulful, uplifting, and thoroughly enjoyable experience. I found the Antaranga Yoga sessions deeply reflective and insightful. The music sessions were immensely moving and cathartic for me."
- Akanksha Thakore (Founder - Ripple Effect), Mumbai

Facilitators

Hari is a transformation coach, facilitator and yoga trainer. He is passionate about working with people and organisations in enabling them to be the best that they can be anchored on Indic wisdom traditions.  

Hari founded Yogaśāla in 2017 as a location-independent yoga venture to travel and create spaces for ‘Yoga On The Go’. Here he combines his passion for adventure, travel, yoga and storytelling. He has organised numerous yoga retreats across India and abroad, facilitates corporate wellness workshops, and teaches personalised yoga practice in the tradition of Sri. T. Krishnamacharya. He also designs creative workshops blending yoga with storytelling, music, arts and theatre by collaborating with artists from these fields.  

Hari is part of Ritambhara where he learns Yoga Sutras & Antaranga Yoga under the mentorship of Sri Raghu Ananthanarayanan. He is completing his international certification (IAYT) in Yoga Therapy from YogaVahini under the guidance of Smt. Saraswati Vasudevan. He facilitates many Antaranga Yoga based offerings from Ritambhara and is currently anchoring the launch of ārogyam project for YogaVahini with a community of senior yoga teachers and therapists. You can find out more about him at www.hariprasadvarma.com

An avid proponent of healthy living, Aarti is primarily a vocal instructor, whose passion is to bring people closer to their voices through better awareness of their body.

She believes that anyone can sing, regardless of what age or natural talent one may start with. Having been surrounded by music of different genres and languages from a very young age, she tries to borrow from all her musical experiences, be it a Carnatic Kriti or a Japanese folk song, in everything she does.

She brings those nuances with her when she teaches various genres, in combination with voice culture. Aarti performs Jazz on stage. She also lends her voice to advertisements and has collaborated on many award-winning audio and film projects. Aarti is part of Yogaśāla's Rāga Yoga team and co-facilitated the first Rāga Yoga retreat in Goa in April 2021.

When she's not doing something with her voice, Aarti loves to experience different cultures and food. You can find out more about her at www.aartisivakumar.com

Retreat Dates

July 20 - 24, 2022 (4 Nights / 5 Days)

Arrival & Check-in: 20th July (Wednesday) by 1 PM
Check-out: 24th July (Sunday) by 12 noon

Retreat Fee

Sessions-Only - INR 10,000* 

Session + Accommodation + Food: 
Double Occupancy  - INR 22,000*
Single Occupancy  - INR 25,000*
     
*Fee inclusive of 5% GST

Note:
1. Accommodation is arranged at properties next to Trimurti Garden Cafe. You can check out the pictures of the accommodation options here.
2. Default accommodation is on twin sharing basis (2 persons / room). If you wish to avail single occupancy accommodation, please let us know before making the payment.

Fee Inclusions
All Sessions
Accommodation
Breakfast & Lunch

Fee Exclusions
Travel to and from venue
Local travels
Food outside of retreat menu


Register Your Interest

Note: Upon submitting the form below, you will be redirected to a payment page where you can complete the enrolment. You will also receive an email with the retreat details and payment link for future reference.

For any queries or clarifications, feel free to connect with us at hari@yogasala.org or +91996690337 (Hari), +919886133535 (Aarti).

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