Sun Salutation Yoga Holiday (India)
We invite you to join us for a unique journey to the Coromandel coast of South India , from Chennai to Kovalam Fisherman's village, Mahabalipuram, Auroville and Pondicherry. An experience of discovery, heart opening and nourishing meetings with people who share their knowledge and inspirations, from meditation to acro yoga, music, permaculture, sound healing, surf, kayak, tamil culture...
A daily morning yoga practice and afternoon workshop exploring yoga philosophy, karma yoga, meditation or pranayama will deepen your practice in your own rhythm and pace in a peaceful, colorful environment of strong nature, luxury and boutique hotels.
DAY 1 - Friday 10th august
Pick-up at Chennai airport between 8am and midnight
Drive to Kovalam
Welcome afternoon workshop
Dinner at Covelong Point Surf Turf
DAY 2 - Saturday 11th august
8.00-9.15 Sunrise Yoga
10.30-12.30 Surf, SUP or kayak class at Covelong Point Surfing School
13.00-17.00 Free time
17.00-19.00 Chakra crystals meditation with Divya Srinivasan
19.30 Dinner at Covelong Point Surf Turf
20.30-22.00 Private classical carnatic concert at Surf Turf with Padma Shankar
DAY 3 - Sunday 12th august
7.00-8.00 Chanting session with Mahesh
10.30 Check-out and drive to Auroville
15.00 Check in Hotel
17.00 Yoga Workshop
DAY 4 - Monday 13th august
6.30-8.30 Sunrise Yoga
10.00-14.00 Free time at Auroville Visitor Centre & registration for Matri Mandir
14.00-18.00 Sound healing and soundbath with Aurelio
DAY 5 - Tuesday 14th august
6.30-8.30 Sunrise Yoga
10.00-15.00 Free time
15.30 Permaculture workshop at Solitude organic farm
19.00-21.00 Dinner & concert at the farm
DAY 6 - Wednesday 15th august
6.30-8.30 Sunrise Yoga
8.45-11.00 Visit to Matrimandir and Ashram gardens
11.00-16.00 Free time
16.00-18.00 Afternoon workshop with your teacher
DAY 7 - Thursday 16th august
Day 7 – 24th August thursday
6.30-8.30 Sunrise Yoga
13.00 Lunch in Naturellement
15.00 Pondicherry Free afternoon and evening
21.00 Drive back
DAY 8 - Friday 17th august
6.30-8.30 Sunrise Yoga
8.45-11.00 Visit to the Svaram music instrument factory
11.00 Travel back to Covelong Point
15.00 Check-in Hotel
16.00 Your choice of Workshop or practice at the Festival Yoga Shala
Free time for dinner at the festival and concert
DAY 9 and 10 - 18th and 19th august
Enjoy the many activities at the festival :
various yoga practices and workshops, surf, chill out and lots of music
Free time for dinner on festival ground
DAY 11 - 20th august
Breakfast and summary talk
Drive to the city or airport
- – All yoga and meditation classes
- – All workshops, music concerts
- – Eco-farm visit
- – Healing music instruments workshop
- – Surf class and board rental
- – Meditation at Mantri Mandir ashram
- – All domestic transports
- – accommodation (based on double occupancy rooms)
- – 1 to 2 meals a day
- – Day 1 = dinner
- – Day 2 = breakfast and dinner
- – Day 3 = breakfast and dinner
- – Day 4 = breakfast and dinner
- – Day 5 = breakfast and dinner
- – Day 6 = breakfast and lunch
- – Day 7, 8 and 9 = breakfast
- – Day 10 = breakfast
- – Fruits and biscuits will be provided as snacks
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
- – Flight to/from Chennai
- – Travel insurance
- – Tourist visa
- – Gratuities
- – Alcohol or items of a personal nature / souvenirs
- – Massages and treatments
“There are moments when your life is at its peak. Such was the time I spent in India.
I am teaching yoga for over 15 years. Times we go for a retreat is time to come back to oneself, peel layers of behaviour that doesn’t suit us anymore, and find out who we really are.
I know all this, yet nothing prepared me for the experience I had.
The unique journey in the landscapes of South India – the amazing beaches, the surf experience for the first time, and the vast jungle of Auroville made the perfect scenario for the opening of the heart. It was the first time in India for me and I felt at home.
The yoga practice in this beautiful places allowed the group to be more intimate and connected on all kinds of levels. Especially since we where travelling together as a group, and I met myself not only as a yoga teacher but as a companion to my students.
Coworking with Sandra Schultze was amazing. It felt as if we completed each other and this corporation taught me a lot about myself.
Through Yotam Agam, the living spirit behind this amazing trip, and his deep connections in South India, we encountered so many inspiring people. These meetings, yoga sessions and different classes, reminded me how to surrender and I had deep, angelic experiences.
This journey was an external and internal well balanced experience for me. It allowed peace to come into my heart, feeding my soul and it acompanies me ever since.”
Rinat Reina / Israel
“Auroville is really the city of dawn and an amazing example on how to live together , respect nature and practice well being. We had a quite and nurturing stay and left with a huge feeling of more”
Bushra S. / India
“The retreat was amazing! Beside having the best yoga teacher, staying in fabulous places and eating in great restaurants, I was surprised by the richness of the program. We did so much – music, temples, surfing, meditation, permaculture, cooking, nature… It was a great experience!”
Michal Gur Shavit / Israel
“Thank you so much for inviting me and making me feel a part of the community and festival! Felt blessed throughout. It also just confirms what I have been hesitating to do for sometime.. Just teach,guide and learn. I would love to participate in workshops and events anytime you organise it. Thank you! And a big hug to Sandra for being the loving kind person she is.”
Swapna G. / India
“It started when I read a note about a 3 days of yoga, surfing and music festival in India. I thought to myself it could be nice, but I didn’t imagine how amazing and significant this trip would be for me. For 11 days I was surrounded by wonderful special people and great workshops of many kinds, different types of yoga, chanting, surfing, music and many more.
I got lucky to visit very special places and to meet great teachers.
The schedule was very well planed. We had lovely Sandra, who was with us the whole time, lead us through the wonderful places, was there for us and took care of all our needs.
I am so glad that I joined this trip, I got new friends and I know it is something I will never forget!
I can’t wait for the next retreat 🙂 ”
Oshrit Tsvi / Israel
“Thank’s for a wonderful retreat / tour / trip to India…
We had great time !!!! Both of you are loving, interesting and caring…
Highly Recommended !!!!
Call me for recommendations…”
Ilana & Liora Grossman / Israel
“The retreat was quite refreshing and rejuvenating for me. Surfing, acro yoga, good company, new places to name a few. Come to explore nature and good company and just chill. You carry good memories to savour for a long time and by the time memories start fading, head for another retreat and have fun. Just love it!”
Pankaj Sharma / India
“Dear Sandra and Yotam, words cannot really express the amazing yoga, music and retreat workshop experience in India. You gave us back more than 100% with love and care for every activity. I will be very happy to go with you any other workshop around the world. Highly recommend!!!”
Moshik / Israel
How do I change money ?
Best is to change money in the airport, however there are ATM’s everywhere.
We highly recommend to consult your local doctor for the required vaccinations.
BOOK THIS TRIP
EARLY BIRD PRICES UP TO FEBRUARY 15TH 2018
1950 USD for double occupancy
2350 USD for alternate single and double occupancy
2650 USD for single occupancy throughout
2150 USD for double occupancy
2550 USD for alternate single and double occupancy
2850 USD for single occupancy throughout
LED BY SANDRA SCHULTZE AND YOTAM AGAM, FROM THE COVELONG POINT SURF, MUSIC AND YOGA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.
You will meet and interact with facilitators from accross the spiritual rainbow and the world.
Sandra Schultze personal path into yoga was born after years of resistance
to spiritual practice of any form.
Love has placed Yoga on her doorstep and she was taken by it with all her heart and mind.
There was no looking back.
From Literature to Video editing, Sandra has been gently stepping the world
of visual art, leading a woman empowerment animation project and working
with Award wining producers.
Yoga helped her understand she has to step out of her computer cave
and made it clear that the most important now for her is to take care of people.
She is looking forward to share her love and passion for the practice.
Yotam Agam is a yoga teacher, musician, producer, engineer, and a surfer…
mostly a nomad. Born and brought up in the desert, with balkan-polish roots, one foot
in India and the other all over the world, not spending more than 2 weeks in one place
for more than a decade, passionate about music, yoga and culture. Constantly involved in
creative projects that blends all these passions.
Using South India as a home, Yotam has been developing projects around the Indian Ocean.
He is one of the founders of EarthSync, an award winning production house that specialized
in music collaborations, documentary films and music festivals. He heads the design
and production at EarthMoments, a boutique sound library of rare and unique sounds
from around the world and the creator of the successful ZenPad for Ableton Live,
a creative digital space to make music for everyone. And he is one of the founders of Covelong Point
Social Surf School outside Chennai, India where music and surfing are used to change a community life.
Throughout his extensive travel, Yotam had the privilege of working and connecting
with a diversity of cultures, recording, documenting and exposing their traditions
through his microphones and eyes. His network of creative people keep expanding
and inspiring him and others to come together.