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India is the birthplace of YOGA and the spiritual home of the world's most famous meditation traditions. India offers unrivalled opportunities for spiritual nourishment, ranging from basic yoga and pranayama classes to extended residential meditation retreats.
We do know, though, that it originated in India 5,000 or more years ago. Until recently, many Western scholars thought that Yoga originated much later, may be around 500 B.C., which is the time of Gautama Buddha, the illustrious founder of Buddhism.What is in Yoga and Meditation:
Yoga and meditation were designed to go together: the yoga helps to strengthen the body for long meditation sessions; the meditation helps the mind to get into the body for yoga. And India invented both practices just a few millennia before they became fashionable Meditation which is similarly practiced all over the country and specific courses are available in temples, meditation centres, monasteries and ashrams.
When you think of doing yoga, your first association might be with the physical practice: moving through the yoga poses, and practising yoga breathing . But meditation the act of focusing your mind is also part of a well-rounded yoga experience. Learning to meditate in yoga involves more than sitting still for a few moments each day. The reason? Your mind might still be shifting through a barrage of thoughts and worries.
|Project||Yoga and Meditation|
|Duration||Minimum 2 weeks - Maximum 8 weeks|
|Support||Learn, perform, teach yoga and meditaiton.|
|Age||16 - 70|
|Visas||Once you apply you will receive the visa information pack.|
|Prices||Refer our price list|
|Terms and Conditions||Click here to view(Terms and Conditions)|
|Accommodation||Shared rooms in guest houses or host families.|
|Food||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Refreshments|
|Support||Local staff team with 24hrs emergency support|
|Airport Transfers||Included for arrival and departures|
|Pre-Departure Kit||Full project details will be sent after your registration|
|Orientation||Two days introduction to Madurai and on Indian culture|
|Flights, Insurance, personal expenses, personal tour travels and visa expenses.|
India is a great adventurous destination to travel and to live. One has to adapt to different lifestyle and culture totally different from the west. India is colorful, rich in culture and at some time chaotic but the same becomes adventurous. The cultural heritages and architectures are 5000 years old and vibrate ancient wisdom and science. Modern developments like roads and infrastructures are shown as priorities for developments. Most of the cities have well developed modern airports connected with metros and transport system. India is the second most populated country in the world. Cities have good infrastructure when compared to the rural areas. The economy is dependent on agriculture. The gap between the rich and poor is widening and the marginalized are the tribal and migrants who move to the cities for mundane job opportunities.Your Role in Learning Yoga and Meditation :
Yoga and meditation in Tamil Nadu is believed by to exist since the Indus valley civilisation. You have the opportunity to learn one of the important traditional yoga skills from professional trainers. You have to be more proactive in learning the skills. You will have regular schedule fixed by the teacher, who take you into rejuvenating experiences in your body and mind. You food will be purely vegetarian and prescribed by your teachers.Typical Day:
If you are a learner, initially you will be trained in local culture and followed by Yoga & Meditation. We have professional teachers who will train you in yoga and meditational skills. Sometimes the trainings will be intensive and exhausting but depending on your ability you will be trained by the professionals. After completing the training you will be helped to perform before the local audience in schools, colleges and in villages. It is good to take an add on course to learn the local Tamil language which will be very helpful in learning the skills.Living: Accommodation:
The accommodation will be simple either in guest houses or in a host family accommodation. The host families are carefully selected to provide you the experience of living in an Indian family atmosphere.Food
Basically you will be given Indian breakfast, lunch and dinner. During your placement you may be served with tea and snacks by the respective institutions. The families will provide you with packed lunch for people who travel to other institutions.Laundry
Hand Wash is the norm in all our guest houses and host families.Important Notes:
Participants coming for casual visit can obtain tourist visa. Interns have to obtain appropriate visa and we request you to begin your application process one or two months before your start date.
Projects are located in the temple city of Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, South India. Madurai is one of the oldest and historical cities dates back to 3rd century BC. The world heritage monuments the Meenakshi Temple is the most prominent one frequently visited by tourists from all over the world. It has an international airport and access to modern facilities are located in the heart of the city.
People are welcoming and exceed in hospitality in the living in guest houses or families in Madurai. You will be treated as one additional member in the family.Project location:
Project location is Madurai.