Yog Utsav

16th to 19th November, 2017 | Mulshi, Pune

The Retreat

The Anahata Yog Utsav is an event that brings together wellness experts in the field of yoga, ayurveda, healing and nature therapies from around the world. It has been designed for both, beginners as well as advanced level practitioners.
Those in search of alternate healing therapies may also find cures for long standing issues at this event.
During the course of these magical 4-days, you will experience pure and authentic forms of yoga like ashtanga and kundalini yoga. Your enriching experience comes in the form of a perfect daily schedule that offers back to back yoga sessions all day long interspersed with sprinkles of wisdom by our eminent speakers during the entire length of your stay with us.
All this in the company of like minded individuals, seekers and beautiful souls from around the world.

The Venue

Atmantan is an integrated wellness destination spa and is one of India’s most luxurious at that. Here it helps you understand the relationship between sound nutrition and the functioning of the body. At this pristine destination you coalesce your body, mind and soul and return as a renewed individual, heart whole and fancy free.

The Cuisine

The menu for our esteemed guests is personally prepared by Bijay J. Anand in consultation with ayurveda and naturopathic doctors of Devaaya. Delicious vegetarian Indian cuisine, balanced to nourish the three doshas of kapha, vata and pita, the cuisine is designed to be healing and detoxifying.

Ayurveda at Atmantan

For those who wish to enhance their festival experience with some authentic ayurvedic treatments such as abhyanga masssages, facials and shirodhara, Atmantan offers the best therapists who will pamper you and use their considerable knowledge, experience and expertise for treatments.

Presenters line-up

The teachers for the 2018 event have been carefully curated by Anahata to offer a rounded, wholesome and enriching experience to our participants. Respected and renowned in their respective fields our presenters are looking forward to helping you to charter new courses of health regimen, map new paradigms of knowledge and discover a wide array of healing sciences to help you discover your path to Health * Happiness * Divinity

Bijay J. Anand – Kundalini Yoga

A Kundalini Yoga teacher, certified by the Kundalini Research Institute, Los Angeles, Bijay has a holistic approach to health, as well as to the elusive word “Happiness”.
The principle philosophy behind Bijay’s teachings is love and its connection with the fourth chakra in our body called the An?hata Chakra. Intertwined with his philosophy of love is the emphasis on a pure, organic and natural way of life.
Bijay’s tryst with yoga started 25 years ago. Blessed with an inquisitive mind, he exposed himself to various forms of yoga including Ashthanga Vinyasa and Hatha. But what really inspired him was the style, philosophy and teachings of Mr BK Iyengar.
His first experience with Kundalini Yoga was with one of the most acclaimed and revered Kundlini teachers, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. The first 10 minutes of his exposure to this ancient science to awaken the Kundalini and cleanse the chakras moved him so deeply that he knew instantly that he had found what he had been searching for in his entire life.
Bijay is now one of the leading Kundalini Yoga teachers in the world, widely acclaimed and admired for his empathy and feelings driven approach to the science. He conducts Retreats and Wellness Programs based on Kundalini Yoga in India and across cities in Europe, the U.S. , Latin America, the Middle East and in the Asia Pacific Region. Bijay’s impactful wellness programs have touched the lives of thousands of participants across continents.

Marieke de Lange – Kundalini Yoga

She is a certified Level 1 & 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher. After practicing Hatha Yoga for 10 years she switched to Kundalini in 2011 and is teaching on a daily basis ever since via her own Yoga Shala; Kundalini Yoga Amsterdam, which in a short time became one of the most popular yoga schools in the Dutch capital. In 2013 she also completed her Kundalini Yoga Therapy training and was chosen to be Yogi of the Year in The Netherlands by Yoga Magazine. In the Netherlands she appeared on several TV shows, in magazines and in 2011 she shared her passion in a TedXWomen talk. Marieke has taught in several yoga festivals, organises workshops on the yogic lifestyle and teaches Rebirthing Intensives. She also leads yoga journeys and retreats to France, Italy, India and Nepal.
She loves to share her broad knowledge about yoga wisdom and lifestyle in her classes to empower everybody to live healthy and happy lives using yoga as a key to overall well being of body, mind and spirit.

Zia Nath – Sacred Dances

Zia has been in the study of ancient sacred dances since 1994. Her journey started with Gurdjieff movements, Sufi dances and whirling. In 2006 she embraced the study of Odissi Indian Classical Dances and in 2008 originated her show Sufi Splendour, recently relaunched as Realms of Dance™, presenting Sacred Dance & Whirling Mandala, rendered to music and poetry of renowned artists and mystics. Zia has performed at prestigious festivals and events across the country and internationally, sharing the mystique of our sacred heritage.
The Sacred Dances workshop invokes the awareness of energy and forces that are continuously forming our body. It brings us to a state of continuing presence. The body is here now. Working with the body from a space of meditative awareness develops within us a ‘presence of being’. In the practice of this work, our perceptions clarify; we become aware of the different qualities of energy that moves in our body, how it shifts and how it settles into coherency; an experience of one-ness; the dances do not end in themselves, they become a bridge to our higher consciousness.
Music and poetry, Rhythm and Stillness, Silent sitting are important elements that condition and refine our experiences.

Tim Schipper – Yoga-psychologist

Tim Schipper is a Kundalini Yoga teacher from the Netherlands. In his classes he always guides his students to establish themselves in their hearts, towards a life filled with compassion and kindness. Besides group sessions Tim is specialized in Yoga-psychology consultations with individuals and leading Kundalini Yoga Journeys & Retreats at inspiring locations worldwide.

Yasmin Karachiwala – Pilates Master Trainer

Yasmin Karachiwala is a Pilates Master Trainer for Balanced Body, USA and is the only BASI Pilates instructor in India with more than two decades of teaching experience behind her. She is the co-author of her Pilates book, ‘Sculpt and Shape’.
Yasmin is one of the most reputed celebrity fitness trainers in the country and her client list includes several of India’s top celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Katrina Kaif amongst others.
Apart from being associated with Miss India Pageant, Get Gorgeous and other Fitness programs on television, Yasmin has also been bestowed with the ‘Best Fitness Instructor’ award at Vogue Fashion Awards 2013, Elle Beauty Awards 2015 for Best Fitness Expert and several others.

Maya Rao – Ashtanga Yoga

Maya is one of the first out of a handful of Indians to be given authorization to teach the Ashtanga system by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, known as Guruji. She has been training for 13 years at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute under Guruji and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. Maya’s journey of yoga first began with the Iyengar method, moving on to Ashtanga. She has also studied in the Bihar school of Yoga, spending time in the ashram.
Her workshops at the Yog Utsav will focus on the foundations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, spending time on breath, posture, alignment, and inner strength.She believes that a holistic approach towards life offers the chance of self transformation and a deeper understanding of the seeming duality of life.

Dr.Avinash Lele – Ayurveda

Dr. Avinash Lele is an eminent Ayurveda practitioner from India who has been instrumental in spreading awareness about this wonderful science in the U.S. and Europe. He has not only healed thousands of ailing individuals but has also been a guiding light for hundreds of seekers of the wisdom of Ayurveda.
Dr. Lele is currently the faculty and guest lecturer is several eminent institutes and universities around the world. His wife Dr. Bharati Lele is an equally respected and accomplished Ayurveda proponent, healer and professor. Dr. Avinash and Dr.Bharati are eager to share their wisdom and knowledge to help shape a healthier and happier world.

The schedule

The daily schedule for this event has been designed to allow you to absorb the maximum amount of knowledge and wisdom on offer by way of yoga sessions, workshops and lectures, while also offering you the opportunity to sink into the natural bliss and beauty of the amazing venue, Atmantan.
Your day starts with a morning Sadhana at 5.30am and ends blissfully with a musical event or a meditation session at around 10pm, with back-to-back sessions in between.
You can either follow the schedule to the T or choose to skip a session and just relax by the luxurious poolside or avail of a myriad of authentic Ayurveda and Naturopathy treatments at Atmantan’s Wellness Centre. Click here to download the daily schedule.

Participation fee

The fee for this event includes accommodation, three meals per day, participation in all classes.
• ? 48,000 / USD 800 + gst for a superior room on twin sharing basis
• ? 96,000 / USD 1600 + gst for a superior room (Double room)

Kindly note that you can pay via PayPal or credit card, or alternatively you may wire transfer the relevant amount directly to our account.
Participation fee does not include airfares and any other additional treatments or facilities that participants might want to avail of while at the retreat.
For our cancellation and refund policy kindly view our terms and conditions*