Fri, Feb 08 | Covelong point surfing school

Nia, Yoga and Meditation South India

Dancing Shiva experience
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Nia, Yoga and Meditation South India

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2019, 12:00 PM – Feb 17, 2019, 1:00 PM
Covelong point surfing school, Kovalam, Tamil Nadu 603112, India

About the event

After an amazing success we are travelling again to beautiful Tamil Nadu to dance, practice yoga and meet amazing people.

Join Dina Lebinger, Yotam Agam and Sandra Schultze for one of a kind experience.

Here is what you can expect (still subject to slight changes)

Day 1 - friday 8th February

We will meet in Chennai airport with Yotam and Sandra, the local producers.

From there we will drive together about 3 hours to Mango Hill Hotel, which is located 20 kilometers ahead of the town of Pondicherry, at the gates of Auroville.

We'll get to know each other on the way and breathe in the warm air of this first indian evening.

There will be an opening session with Dina before we enjoy dinner at the hotel and take our nightly rest.

Day 2 - saturday 9th February

We will open the day by practicing Nia and Yoga for about 1h30. After breakfast we will go register at the Auroville Visitor Center in order to arrange our visit to the unique Matri Mandir - the world famous meditation hall.

We will have some free time in the center of Auroville to learn about this very special utopic city, for tea break or shopping the local organic productions.

Orly will prepare lunch for us in her social restaurant meant to share good food and good practices (recycling, women empowerment). Orly lives in Auroville for 15 years and will share her stories with us.

In the afternoon we'll be back at the hotel for a Nia practice and a Sound Meditation with Yotam Agam.

Free time for dinner.

Day 3 - sunday 10th February

We open the day with a Sunrise Yoga and Nia practice for half of the group.

The other half of the group takes a tour of Matri Mandir - the famous Auroville meditation hall and the Ashram gardens.

Lots of free time in the afternoon, where you can take an auto to discover more of Auroville, book massages or alternative therapies, watsu, ayurveda treatments in special SPAs of Auroville, or just read at the pool or go for shopping in the village...

A sunset Nia and Yoga practice will close the day, followed by a delicious dinner at Bread and Chocolate Cafe in the village.

Day 4 - monday 11th February

We open the day with a Sunrise yoga and Nia practice for half of the group.

The other half of the group takes its tour of Matri Mandir and the Ashram gardens.

Lots of free time in the afternoon, where you can take an auto to discover more of Auroville, book massages or alternative therapies, watsu, ayurveda treatments in special SPAs of Auroville, or just read at the pool or go for shopping in the village...

A sunset Nia and Yoga practice will close the day, followed by an organic dinner from the garden at Solitude Cafe, a restaurant attached to a permaculture project.

Day 5 - tuesday 12th February

We will open the day with a Sunrise Yoga and Nia practice.

After breakfast we will go visit the Svaram Music Factory and its magical sound instruments.

In the afternoon we will take a ride to Pondicherry - the White City, where we will visit the ashram of Aurorbindo, the temple of the famous elephant and spend free time roaming in the streets of the White City.

Dinner will be served in a typical colonial style restaurant.

Day 6 - wednesday 13th February

We will open the day with a sunrise Nia and Yoga practice.

After breakfast we will get organized and set out on our way to Kovalam, the fishing village where Yotam operates for about 15 years.

Check in at Hotel Taj in a fisherman’s village.

We'll spend the afternoon walking and getting to know the village and if you want, try surfing the sea. We will practice Nia and Yoga facing the sea in midst of the village, followed by a chakra meditation session with Divya Srinivasan, a spiritual local teacher. Dinner will be served at the Covelong Point Surf school restaurant, called Surf Turf.

Day 7 - thursday 14th February

We will open the day with a sunrise Nia and Yoga practice.

After breakfast you can spend time in the sea for Surf lessons, SUP or Kayak at Covelong Surf School.

Enjoy a little bit of free time for yourself, at the pool or book one of their exclusive massages.

Later in the afternoon we will meet for a Bharathnatyam dance initiation with a local teacher, and finish with a dinner at the Taj.

Day 8 - friday 15th February

We will open the day with Yoga and Nia practices.

After breakfast, we will continue with either a visit to Mamallapuram, a village full of ancient temples carved into the rock, and also full of shops, or enjoy some free time at the hotel, or we will go out to the village and visit local homes and families and learn about the simplicity of life and the painting of mandalas.

In the afternoon we will have a sunset Nia and Yoga practice before dinner at Surf Turf.

Day 9 - Saturday 16th February

On our last full day, we will start with a sunrise Nia and Yoga practice in the village.

After breakfast, enjoy some free time for yourself, reflect on your stay and practice, go for a walk, get a massage, do more surf, or sit at the pool and just rest, whatever makes you happy.

We will close our stay with an intimate ending practice, and a farewell meeting.

Dinner at the Taj.

After dinner Yotam will offer a Sound Meditation with Mahesh Vinayakram, an amazing mantra singer and spiritual teacher.

Day 10 - sunday 17th February

According to the timings, there will be a short yoga preparation for the flight, before we continue towards the airport, to the plane that will bring us home filled with experiences and happiness, that we can share with anyone waiting for us at home.

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