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Weekend Yoga Retreats and Yoga Festivals

Looking for a yoga retreat rejuvenates your mind and calms your senses? If time is sparse, you may opt for the weekend yoga classes. Govardhan Eco Village is a well-known retreat for professionals yearning to take a break from the daily grind of their lives. Our weekend yoga workshops are run by professionals who train people in the ancient art of balanced living. Our weekend yoga classes in Mumbai are the most sought after by working men and women as they get enrolled to practice daily yoga asanas, breathing, and relaxation techniques along with guided meditation.

Designed to incorporate yoga into your everyday living, our team conduct weekend meditation classes in various cities including Mumbai to ensure that those interested can give their lives a boost, develop positive thinking, and attain inner peace.

Our weekend Yoga retreats offer an unprecedented experience as our members experience inner discipline stemming from daily stretching exercises interspersed with chanting and meditation.

Add to this the understanding of Yoga Sutras detailed in the Bhagavad Gita, and you realize the transformational experience of yoga and its practices. So next time when you are craving for a change, forget the malls and streets and come to our retreats to learn yoga on weekends. So, get started and work your way into a Yogic lifestyle and experience the rich cultural tradition of India with a different theme every weekend.

Yoga Teacher Training

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Mini hike/ Asana class
  • Wisdom class
  • Yoga nidra - relaxation therapy
  • Yoga therapy - miracle cow
  • Nature walk - Vrindavan Forest
  • Kirtan Yoga and mantra meditation
  • Festivals of Grace
  • Ecovillage tour

Spending almost a month of my life at Govardhan School of Yoga in Govardhan Ecovillage learning yoga was one of the best phases of my life. I got to know about them through their website and their association with Iskcon was one of the key factors of me enrolling into the Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course. Though a naïve to Yoga, I didn’t feel like such after starting with the course here. Such was my comfort level with the yoga teachers there. All the sessions in the course were quite good and I gelled very well with all the other participants making the time spent well worth. Everything right from the food, facilities and ambience were very well organized and gave an impression of a professional set up amidst the nature’s tranquility. A must place to visit if you love yoga and intend to learn and teach it in your lifetime.

- Ami Majithia

The first acquaintance that I had with Govardhan School of Yoga was through its website that led me to opt for the 28 days YTTC program at Govardhan Ecovillage. The experience that I had in the YTTC program was simply awesome. What I liked the most was the way in which the entire course was structured covering all aspects of yoga in the classical way, with strong foundations and giving you everything you need: food, knowledge, spirituality, concepts, delightful experiences and more. The environment in Govardhan School of Yoga, it’s surroundings, all yoga teachers and the mood of the people in general will give you a truthful version of the lifestyle there amidst the sanctity of yoga. All this will make you feel confident to travel back home and take up yoga teaching. The time you spent at the yoga school here will help you leave with enthusiasm and to keep on learning even more about this practice. Set aside the plan of teaching, even the techniques and practices you learn will help you improve in your daily life. I have been fortunate enough to be blessed by the purity of this place and would definitely look forward to visit here again.

- Adriana Plaza

My experience of Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga was nothing short of amazing. A great learning experience with wonderful and easily approachable yoga teachers, one of the best places – Govardhan Ecovillage; nestled amidst nature’s serenity; to learn yoga, and the best facilities that led into an amazing experience of 28 days of learning YTTC. Govardhan School of Yoga was referred by one of my friends who had been here before. Today, I feel extremely happy that I did listen to my friend and got enrolled myself in to this life changing course. Everything about the course was great, especially the Asana and the Pranayama sessions, so were the technical classes. The yoga teachers had a very good knowledge about everything in general and were the perfect fit in the set up. Govardhan Ecovillage is now definitely on my travel list for the coming year.

- Surabhi Rathod

If I have to say what were some of the best days in my life, it would be the 28 days that I spent at Govardhan Ecovillage recently learning Yoga Teacher’s Training Certification course at Govardhan School of Yoga. The place itself is wonderful, and I really enjoyed the company of many other special souls. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. Our teachers were so patient, easily approachable, dedicated, humorous and knowledgeable. I chose to do the course just to connect with myself and learn more yoga. Though, I dreaded the fact that I would have to practice teaching as well, which I could not see myself doing at all. But the way the teachers led us through the process was so powerful that I was able to find that spark of confidence within myself that I was looking for. It was truly life changing, and I am grateful for every part of it. I would definitely love to visit Govardhan Ecovillage again to experience this pure ecstasy.

- Narayani Pokhrel



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What are the benefits of learning yoga at yoga retreats?

One of the benefits is the diversity of people coming to avail of our weekend yoga classes in which students not only practice the various yoga postures but also get an opportunity to know each other and learn about each other’s culture and lifestyle habits. Also, everyone is welcome at a yoga retreat, which means that the yoga class is a coming together of students of all age groups.

For how many hours should one practice yoga?

Though there are no fixed hours for yoga practice, it makes sense for new students to dedicate three hours every day to learn and practice yoga. Some people also prefer to practice yoga two times daily for greater flexibility and an increased sense of calm. On average, a yoga class lasts for one to one and a half hours every session, post which you can also practice for 20 minutes daily on your own.

How is yoga different from other kinds of stretching or fitness exercises?

Unlike the exercises that you learn and practice at a gym, yoga is more than just a mere inclusion of physical practices. The eight-fold path as illustrated in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras enumerates how the physical postures are just one aspect of yoga.

The idea of yoga is to connect, which is possible only by connecting our body movements and fluctuations of the mind with the rhythm of one’s regular breath. The aim of yoga is recognition of the self and of Supreme Lord, which is achieved through meditation and regular practice of a series of postures that help connect with your inner self and Supreme Lord.

The Stay

Accommodation at Govardhan Ecovillage is equipped to provide you with the mesmerising experience of living in nature without compromising the basic comforts of modern life. The stay here is characterised by healthy living amidst a serene natural environment to heighten your journey to explore inner peace. Eco-living being the cornerstone of all our programs, your time here will also educate you on how to exist in perfect harmony with nature even in your city life.