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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

Bhagavad Gita


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Fri 23 Sep 2022
Sun 25 Sep 2022

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM (UTC+5.5)

2 Day Well-Being Retreat

Maharishi Patanjali defines Yoga as the state of Samadhi where the various mental and cognitive processes become still and one experiences a deep state of silence within. When Yogic practices are taken up in a systematic manner and for sufficiently long period of time, one can experience transformation at the level of the body, mind, intellect and beyond. Some of these states of heightened awareness have been measured, in recent times, with the help of modern scientific techniques and instruments like EEG and MRI scans. These techniques show various regions of the brain that fire up when various yogic practices are done. These help to understand the underlying benefits of Yogic practices for brain health and thereby overall health and happiness.

While Yogic experience is subjective, modern scientific studies bring an objective view through appropriate design of experiments. Combining these two approaches can be benefit to researchers and practitioners of Yoga. This experiential retreat will expose participants to the Philosophy of Yoga through insights from the Yogasutra, simple yogic practices and an understanding of how these practices benefit health and happiness from a neuroscience perspective.

Key Focus:

  • Philosophy of Yoga (Yoga Darshana) through insights from select portions of Yogasutra of Patanjali
  • Yogic practices: Asana, Pranayama, Dharana, Dhyana
  • Benefits of Yoga on health and happiness: Neuroscience perspective
  • Guided silence

*Suitable for Practitioners, University/College Students, Researchers and Yoga Enthusiasts (Age group: 21-60) *

Retreat Fee: Rs.7,500/-

*Avail Early Bird discount offer: Rs.6,000/- for registration before 05th Sept, 2022. (Limited seats only)

Accommodation: Only shared accommodation will be provided

Food: Simple sattvik food with fresh grown vegetables from the farm

Venue: Ritambhara Retreat, No. 69, BMTC Layout, Adjacent to Kammasandra Village, Lakshmipura Hobli.

The Retreat, located just on the outskirts of Bangalore city, is a small beautiful space dedicated to Yoga & spiritual studies and practices in a simple and clean environment adjacent to a farm of its own.

Reaching the Retreat Venue: The venue is about 22 kms from Majestic Bus Stand and is accessible through Magadi Road and Tumkur Road preferably through own vehicles. The retreat center is very close to ‘Kamadhenu Kshetra’ – a highly popular Raghavendra Swamy temple in the last few years. It would take about an hour to reach the retreat venue from the heart of the city. Participants have to make their own arrangements. If any assistance is required Indica Yoga Team will help.

For more details contact us at +91 6363663313 or email: namaste@indicayoga.com


Sh. Adinarayanan & Smt. Smrithi Adinarayanan

Founders, Anaadi Foundation

Shriman Adinarayanan and Matrushree Smrithi Adinarayanan are the founding Gurus of Anaadi Foundation, a spiritual organization started in 2015 at the foothills of Iyvar Malai near Palani in Tamil Nadu. After a deep spiritual experience (which he later realised as the experience of Samadhi) during his graduate studies in the US, Adinarayanan had a strong desire to return to India to dedicate himself to spirituality and serving the society. Since their marriage in 2004, Adinarayanan and Smrithi have been leading a yogic life of simplicity and purpose. After spending some time in the software industry and with the intention of living a life that can be of benefit to a larger number of people, especially the youth, they moved to academics. Their sadhana and Adinarayanan's mouna tapasya of more than 200 days inspired them to make the essence of the spiritual parampara of the country available to everyone. They continue to teach at various institutions including IIT-Delhi. After more than a decade of teaching and research experience, the dampati started Anaadi Foundation for loka sangraha and since then they have been reaching out to children, youth and families through their online and in-person programs on Yoga, Ithihasa-Purana and Vedanta blending unique insights from modern science. They started Dharma Gurukulam, a sanskrit knowledge system based Gurukulam for children in 2021.