Immerse yourself in nature & Kundalini Yoga

31st October, to 2nd November, 2014 | Lonavala

The Retreat – Connecting with the outside as well as the inside

As human beings, we are born connected to nature. Our bio-rhythms and nervous systems are in sync with natural vibrations and cosmic frequencies. Over a period of time, we lose this precious connection with nature. Subsequently, we lose our connection with our souls.
In this retreat, we will re-discover our bond and connect with nature. Dr.Parvish Pandya will lead participants through nature trails, treks and walks where he will educate us on nature and its bounty with his encyclopaedic knowledge that encompasses everything to do with flora and fauna. Learn to distinguish bird calls, identifying more than 60 species of birds that inhabit the pristine surroundings of The Machan.
In the evenings we will practice the ancient science of Kundalini Yoga to connect with our inner selves with Bijay J Anand.

The Presenters

Dr.Parvish Pandya

Dr. Parvish Pandya is currently an Associate Professor in Zoology at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai. He’s also the consultant head of Natural History, Science & Photography department of Sanctuary Asia.
A Ph.D. in Zoology and a senior academician, Dr. Pandya has been teaching at various levels for more than 30 years. Through talks, audio-visuals, newspaper interviews, radio and television, he enthralls his audience, who also develop a great admiration towards wildlife and nature. He is a bird expert, plant expert, mammal expert, reptile expert… and more!

Bijay J. Anand

A Kundalini Yoga teacher, certified by the Kundalini Research Institute, Los Angeles, Bijay has a holistic approach to health as well as the elusive word ‘Happiness’
A yoga practitioner for over 25 years, Bijay immersed himself in various forms of the practice including Ashthanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Iyengar Yoga. In 2012, he was introduced to Kundalini Yoga for the first time with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and this was the turning point of his life. Bijay has recently completed a book titled ‘Mindlessness to Mindfulness’ which is due for release by February next year.

Daily Schedule

31st October

6.45 am: Meeting at karnala bird Santuary entrance

7.00 am: Kundalini Yoga and Mediatation with Bijay Anand

7.40 am: Light snacks, fruits, refreshments

8.00 am: Nature trail led by Dr. Parvish Pandya

9.45 am: Leave for The Machan

12.30 pm: Lunch at The Machan

4.00 pm: Mudras and Meditations in Nature with Kadambari Ravi

6.00 pm: Kundalini Yoga with Bijay Anand

8.00 pm: Dinner

9.30 pm: Star gazing from the ‘Crows Nest’

10.30 pm: zzzz

1st November

6.30 am:Nature trek with Dr. Parvish Pandya

8.30 am: Breakfast

11.30 am: Sivananda Yoga with Kadambari Ravi

1.00 pm: Lunch

2.30 pm: Drive to Pawana lake for swim in pure natural water

6.00 pm: Kundalini Yoga with Bijay Anand

8.00 pm: Dinner

9.30 pm: Bonfire, singing session

10.30 pm: zzzz

2nd November

7.00 am: Nature meditation and mantras with Kadambari and Bijay

8.30 am: Breakfast

11.00 am: Kundalini Yoga with Bijay Anand

12.30 pm: Depart for your respected homes

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