Sacred India Journey: An Awakening at Triveni in Maha Kumbh Mela – 2025 

Namaste, dear fellow seekers of truth and spiritual enthusiasts! Today, I want to take you on a mesmerizing journey to the magnificent Maha Kumbh Mela – a place like no other, where the quest for liberation and Moksha takes center stage! Now, if you’ve ever reflected on this elusive concept of liberation that has captured the hearts of countless souls, the Maha Kumbh is the perfect place to quench your curiosity. It’s a mystical gathering, a melting pot of spiritual wisdom, where every denomination and sect of yoga, Sanatan Dharma, Hinduism, Buddhism, and all other Eastern thought come together in a harmonious dance of beliefs and practices.

The yoga of mysticism and moksha
The Yoga of Mysticism and Moksha

Siva Om School of Yoga has been honored with the responsibility of organizing and managing the Maha Kumbh on behalf of Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj for all non-Indians. Are you ready to experience the Divine Awakening at Triveni in Maha Kumbh Mela, a cultural spectacle that occurs only once in 12 years attracting participants from around the globe to take a dip in the holy waters of Ganga, Yamuna, and the mystical Saraswati Goddess rivers. Imagine this, my friends – at the Maha Kumbh, you’ll find a vibrant blend of colors, beliefs, and ideas, all woven intricately into a mesmerizing display of unity. It’s like a one-stop shop for discovering the essence of Hinduism, Eastern philosophy, and the profound science of Liberation – Moksha. Prepare to be immersed in a sea of spiritual energy as you join the largest gathering of its kind in the world. Here, you’ll be in the company of yogis, naga sannyasis, mahatmas, rishis, sages, and spiritual masters from all walks of life, all ready to impart their timeless wisdom and provide guidance. It’s a spiritual feast for the soul, and you’ll be left awe-inspired by the depth of knowledge and devotion that permeates the air.

Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj
Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj

The real magic lies in the sea of humanity coming together in harmony. Millions of yogis, rishis and all the other holy men, side by side, taking dips in the holy waters, creating an energy field that will surely restore your faith in humanity. You see, it’s not about overpopulation; it’s about co-existence and tolerance. In the Maha Kumbh, you’ll learn the secret of living in peace and unity, and that wisdom will follow you wherever you go. You’ll become a living embodiment of that beautiful energy.

Speaking of energy, let me share a fascinating discovery by Masaru Emoto. He showed through countless experiments that our thoughts can affect water. Yep, you heard that right! Pure thoughts of devotion and love can transform the very chemical properties of water. Now, imagine what happens when millions of devoted souls gather at the Maha Kumbh. Their sheer devotion turns the water into Amrit – the nectar of immortality. Taking a dip in these sacred waters cleanses all your karma, my friends. It’s like a divine reset button!

And let me tell you, the energy is electrifying! The sacred chants, the divine rituals, and the collective yearning for liberation create an atmosphere that’s truly transformative. You’ll feel an inexplicable connection with the universe as if you’ve tapped into the very essence of existence itself. So, if you’ve been seeking a deeper understanding of life, spirituality, and the path to liberation, look no further than the Maha Kumbh. It’s an experience like no other, where your heart will be filled with wonder and your soul will dance in the divine rhythm of eternity.

The emergence of mythical Naga Sannyasis at Maha Kumbh: A divine spectacle embodying ancient traditions and spiritual fervor.
The emergence of mythical Naga Sannyasis at Maha Kumbh: A divine spectacle embodying ancient traditions and spiritual fervor.
A short video of the previous Maha Kumbh held in 2013 by National Geographic

Important Holy Bathing/Shahi Snan Dates of Maha Kumbh

  • 14th January 2025     Tuesday          Makar Sankranti (First Shahi Snan)
  • 4th February 2025     Monday           Mauni Amavasya (Second Shahi Snan)
  • 10th February 2025   Sunday            Basant Panchami (Third Shahi Snan)
  • 26th February 2025   Wednesday      Maha Shiv Ratri (Fourth Shahi Snan)

    There are 4 retreats being organized, each lasting 5 days. Each retreat shall begin 3 days prior to the Shahi Snan.
  • Retreat 1: Jan 11-15 for the Makar Sakaranti Snan.
  • Retreat 2: Feb 1-5 for the Mauni Amavasya Snan.
  • Retreat 3: Feb 7-11 for the Basant Panchami Snan.
  • Retreat 4: Feb 23-27 for the Maha Shiv Ratri Snan.
Mystical union at Prayagraj: The sacred convergence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati.
Mystical union at Prayagraj: The sacred convergence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati.

Schedule for each of the 5 day Maha Kumbh Retreat

Day 1: Arrival and Orientation

  • Welcome ceremony and introduction to fellow participants and the whole community along with the teachers, Guru Shri Siddhartha and Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj.
  • Orientation on the significance of the Kumbh Mela and the retreat’s theme.
  • Evening: Opening Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti to ground and prepare participants for the transformative journey ahead.
  • Evening: Sunset meditation with Guru Shri Siddhartha to connect with the divine energy of the setting sun over the holy rivers.

Day 2: Union of Elements

  • Morning yajna focusing on purifying the body and mind through Vedic rituals with Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj and Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Afternoon: Workshop on the art of mindfulness and cultivating present-moment awareness.
  • Evening: Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti at the Kumbh Mela grounds.
  • Evening: Guided walking meditation to embrace the sacred surroundings of Triveni Sangam.
  • Workshop on chakra healing and balancing to harmonize the energy centers with Guru Shri Siddhartha.

Day 3: Flowing with Grace

  • Early morning river-side meditation, harnessing the flow of the rivers as a metaphor for going with the flow of life.
  • Morning Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti, and workshop on pranayama techniques to enhance the life force and vital energy.
  • Afternoon: Workshop on yoga philosophy and the wisdom of ancient scriptures with Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Evening: Guided mantra chanting to experience the healing power of sacred sounds.

Day 4: Empowering the Self

  • Sunrise meditation to embrace the rising sun as a symbol of inner empowerment
  • The Holy Bath at the Prayag Raj with the company of Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj at the Sangam.
  • Afternoon: Guided walking meditation amidst the bustling Kumbh Mela grounds, embracing the diversity of spiritual seekers
  • Workshop on self-empowerment and setting intentions for personal growth with Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Afternoon: Guided self-reflection and journaling session.
  • Evening: Satsang with Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj, including spiritual discourse and Q&A session.

Day 5: Culmination and Blessings

  • Sunrise meditation, expressing gratitude for the transformative journey at Triveni Sangam.
  • Final Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti, combining all aspects of the retreat’s practices for a holistic experience
  • Evening: Tratak meditation for inner clarity and insight with Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Closing ceremony to bid farewell and take blessings of Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj and Guru Shri Siddhartha for continued growth and spiritual awakening.
Guru Shri Siddhartha gives a seminar on the philosophy and way of life of yoga.
Guru Shri Siddhartha

Note: The schedule is subject to change to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances or divine guidance during the retreat. The retreat leaders will ensure that the participants feel supported and nurtured throughout the journey.

The procession of holy men at gracing the sacred paths of Maha Kumbh
The procession of holy men gracing the sacred paths of Maha Kumbh

Booking

  • ⁠⁠Early Bird Discount till 30th September 2024: 1,000€ (per person) on a 4-person sharing Wooden Cottage Occupancy basis.
  • Regular price from 1st October 2024: 1,200€ (per person) on a 4-person sharing Wooden Cottage Occupancy basis.

    Please Also Note:
  • The student can either make a 50% non-refundable deposit and an additional purchase the no-show insurance which covers the entire amount of the retreat price. 
  • Or the student may opt for a full 100% non-refundable deposit, thereby saving on the purchase of the no-show insurance.
  • Limited Slots Available, you must make full payment at least 30 days before your arrival to confirm your presence.
  • Only bank transfers are accepted as payment, and cash payments are not accepted.

    Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the sacred journey during the Maha Kumbh Mela in 2025. The retreat’s philosophy revolves around the belief that by immersing ourselves in the sacred energy of the Maha Kumbh Mela, we can awaken our inner consciousness and experience a profound spiritual awakening and clean all our previous and past life Karma. Book your spot now and embark on a soul-stirring experience that will stay with you forever.

Included in the package:

  • Yoga practice and evening meditation sessions with a Guru Shri.
  • Vedic Yajnas, Satsang with the Mahamandlaeshwar, and the holy procession for the shahi snan.
  • Prayagraj Airport/Railway station pickup and drop-off from Prayagraj, India upon arrival and departure to Prayagraj.
  • Guided tours within the Maha Kumbh.
  • Dormitory accommodation not exceeding 4 individuals in Wooden Cottages.
  • Shared bathroom for each wooden cottage.
  • All sattvic meals (vegetarian yogic diet) and bottled drinking water.
    *Note: The package cost includes only what is mentioned above.
    *Note: Any extras not mentioned above, such as airfare, visa charges, shopping, travel insurance, etc are borne at your own expense.

For Bookings and Inquiries:

Call: +306909729311
Email: info@sivaom.com
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Travel Assistance:

Our team is committed to facilitating every aspect of your travel journey, allowing you to focus solely on the profound spiritual and cultural significance of the Maha Kumbh. Whether you require guidance with visa procedures or seek assistance with transportation logistics, we are here to ensure that your pilgrimage unfolds seamlessly from start to finish.

  • Assisting you in obtaining the necessary visa.
  • Assistance with any travel insurance through trusted affiliates.
  • Seamless travel arrangements in a personal or shared cab from New Delhi to Prayagraj.

To reach Prayagraj on your own we suggest:

To first reach Indira Gandhi International Terminal in New Delhi which serves as a convenient entry point with incoming flights from every country. After a suggested single day rest in Delhi, proceed to Prayagraj:

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to the retreat location of Prayagraj, India, is Bamrauli Airport (IXD). It is a domestic airport located in Allahabad (now officially known as Prayagraj), approximately 12 kilometers southwest of the city center. Alternatively, travelers can also consider arriving at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (VNS), also known as Varanasi Airport, located in Varanasi, which is about 120 kilometers from Prayagraj.
  2. By Road: The most common route is via National Highway 19 (NH19) or the Yamuna Expressway, which connects Delhi to Agra, and then continue on NH19 towards Prayagraj. The distance between New Delhi and Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) by road is approximately 635 kilometers via the NH19 route and it takes around 12 to 15 hours to drive from New Delhi to Prayagraj by car. Plan regular rest stops along the way to stretch your legs, refuel, and take breaks. Rest areas, roadside eateries, and petrol pumps are common places to stop for refreshments and rest. You may also take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the scenic landscapes, and cultural attractions, such as visiting Mathura which is known as the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Krishan as well as the neighboring town of Vrindavan which is another sacred town associated with the life of Bhagwan Shri Krishan and lastly Agra: which is renowned for the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  3. By Train: You can check the availability of trains and book tickets online through the Indian Railways website (https://www.irctc.co.in/). There are several trains that operate between New Delhi and Prayagraj, including both express and superfast trains. Look for a train that fits your schedule and preferences in terms of travel time, class of travel, and amenities offered. Once you’ve selected a train, proceed to book your ticket through the Indian Railways website. Make sure to provide accurate passenger information and choose your preferred class of travel (e.g., Sleeper Class, AC Class). On the day of your journey, arrive at New Delhi Railway Station well in advance of your train’s departure time. It’s advisable to reach the station at least 30-45 minutes before the scheduled departure to allow time for security checks and boarding.
The bridge of unity: Prayagraj's connection as a yogic emblem
The bridge of unity: Prayagraj’s connection as a yogic emblem

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the yoga retreat package?

  • Yoga practice and evening meditation sessions with a Guru.
  • Vedic yajnas, Satsang with the Mahamandlaeshwar, and the holy procession for the shahi snan.
  • Airport/Railway station pickup and drop-off from Prayagraj, India.
  • Guided tours within the Maha Kumbh.
  • Dormitory accommodation not exceeding 4 individuals in Wooden Cottages.
  • Shared bathroom for each wooden cottage.
  • All sattvic meals (vegetarian yogic diet) and bottled drinking water.
    *Note: The package cost includes only what is mentioned above.

*Note: Any extras not mentioned above, such as airfare, visa charges, shopping, travel insurance, etc are borne at your own expense.

What is the daily schedule like?

Day 1: Arrival and Orientation

  • Welcome ceremony and introduction to fellow participants and the whole community along with the teachers, Guru Shri Siddhartha and Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj.
  • Orientation on the significance of the Kumbh Mela and the retreat’s theme.
  • Evening: Opening Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti to ground and prepare participants for the transformative journey ahead.
  • Evening: Sunset meditation with Guru Shri Siddhartha to connect with the divine energy of the setting sun over the holy rivers.

Day 2: Union of Elements

  • Morning Yajna focuses on purifying the body and mind through Vedic rituals with Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj and Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Afternoon: Workshop on the art of mindfulness and cultivating present-moment awareness.
  • Evening: Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti at the Kumbh Mela grounds.
  • Evening: Guided walking meditation to embrace the sacred surroundings of Triveni Sangam.
  • Workshop on chakra healing and balancing to harmonize the energy centers with Guru Shri Siddhartha.

Day 3: Flowing with Grace

  • Early morning river-side meditation, harnessing the flow of the rivers as a metaphor for going with the flow of life.
  • Morning Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti, and workshop on pranayama techniques to enhance the life force and vital energy.
  • Afternoon: Workshop on yoga philosophy and the wisdom of ancient scriptures with Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Evening: Guided mantra chanting to experience the healing power of sacred sounds.

Day 4: Empowering the Self

  • Sunrise meditation to embrace the rising sun as a symbol of inner empowerment
  • The Holy Bath at the Prayag Raj with the company of Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj at the Sangam.
  • Afternoon: Guided walking meditation amidst the bustling Kumbh Mela grounds, embracing the diversity of spiritual seekers
  • Workshop on self-empowerment and setting intentions for personal growth with Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Afternoon: Guided self-reflection and journaling session.
  • Evening: Satsang with Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj, including spiritual discourse and Q&A session.

 Day 5: Culmination and Blessings

  • Sunrise meditation, expressing gratitude for the transformative journey at Triveni Sangam.
  • Final Siva Om yoga session by yoga teacher Lavinia Cometti, combining all aspects of the retreat’s practices for a holistic experience
  • Evening: Tratak meditation for inner clarity and insight with Guru Shri Siddhartha.
  • Closing ceremony to bid farewell and take blessings of Mahamandaleshwar Swami Yatindranand Giri Maharaj and Guru Shri Siddhartha for continued growth and spiritual awakening.

Is accommodation provided, and what type of accommodation is available?

  • Dormitory accommodation not exceeding 4 individuals in each Wooden Cottage.
  • Shared bathroom for each wooden cottage.

What meals are included in the retreat package? Are special dietary needs accommodated?

  • All sattvic meals (vegetarian yogic diet) and bottled drinking water are provided. 
  • You may inquire in advance about special dietary needs.

Are there any additional activities or excursions included in the retreat program?

  • Vedic yajnas, satsang with the Mahamandlaeshwar, and the holy procession for the shahi snan.
  • Guided tours within the Maha Kumbh.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • For any reason, if we cancel the retreat, we shall provide a refund within 30 business days.

How do I book and pay for the retreat, and what are the payment options available?

  • The student can either make a 50% non-refundable deposit and purchase the no-show insurance which covers the entire amount of the retreat price. 
  • Or the student may opt for a full 100% non-refundable deposit, thereby saving on the purchase of the no-show insurance.
  • Only bank transfers are accepted as payment, and cash payments are not permitted (insert banking details).

What styles of yoga are offered during the retreat?

  • Traditional yoga practice which includes a mystical union of the 4 main branches of yoga (raja – karma – jnan – bhakti) combined in its original teachings from Ancient India, into a single seminar of 90 minutes. 

Are the yoga classes suitable for beginners?

  • They are suitable for anyone and everyone.

Can I join the retreat alone, or do I need to come with a partner or group?

You may come alone, with a partner, with a friend, with your family, or with a group.

Are there any age restrictions for participants?

  • Children below the age of 4 are not recommended.

Travel Assistance: Our team is committed to facilitating every aspect of your travel journey, allowing you to focus solely on the profound spiritual and cultural significance of the Maha Kumbh. Whether you require guidance with visa procedures or seek assistance with transportation logistics, we are here to ensure that your pilgrimage unfolds seamlessly from start to finish.

  • Assisting you in obtaining the necessary visa.
  • Assistance with any travel insurance through trusted affiliates.
  • Seamless travel arrangements in a personal or shared cab from New Delhi to Prayagraj.

What should I pack for the retreat?

Clothing:

  • Comfortable and lightweight clothes suitable for warm weather.
  • Modest clothing for visiting sacred sites.
  • Extra pairs of undergarments and socks.
  • Scarves or shawls for covering shoulders and head during prayers.
  • Winter fleece for night time drop in weather.

Footwear:

  • Sturdy walking shoes or sandals for long walks and uneven terrain.
  • Flip-flops or sandals for use in washrooms or around the accommodation area.

Personal Hygiene:

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss.
  • Soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • Feminine hygiene products.
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal medication and a basic first aid kit.

Accessories:

  • Sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection.
  • Travel-size umbrella.
  • Lightweight backpack or daypack for carrying essentials during the day.
  • Money belt or pouch to keep valuables safe.
  • Portable phone charger and power bank.
  • Travel guidebook or map of the Maha Kumbh area.

Spiritual Items:

  • Yoga Mat.
  • Prayer beads (mala) or rosary.
  • Spiritual texts or prayer books.
  • Small altar items, such as a picture or statue of a deity.

Miscellaneous:

  • Reusable water bottles to stay hydrated.
  • Snacks and energy bars for quick bites between meals.
  • Disposable or reusable plastic bags for storing wet or dirty clothes.
  • Travel-size sewing kit and safety pins for minor repairs.
  • Any required identification documents, such as passports or ID cards.

Optional Items:

  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories.
  • Journal or notebook for recording your experiences.
  • Travel pillow and blanket for long journeys or resting.
  • Earplugs and eye mask for better sleep in crowded or noisy environments.

Is there a minimum or maximum duration for the retreat?

We suggest that a person stay for the entirety of the retreat, which is 5 days. However, there is no minimum stay duration. Please note that we can provide pick-up and drop-off facilities only at the beginning and end of the retreat, not in the middle of it.

Are there any health or medical requirements for participation?

There are no specific health or medical requirements for participation in the Maha Kumbh. However, it is advisable to consult with your healthcare provider before embarking on any pilgrimage, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or concerns. Additionally, it’s essential to stay hydrated, practice good hygiene, and take necessary precautions to prevent common illnesses such as dehydration, sunburn, and insect bites during your time at the Maha Kumbh.

Are there any recommended vaccinations or health precautions for traveling to the retreat location in India?

  • Routine Vaccinations: Ensure that your routine vaccinations, such as measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and influenza, are up to date.
  • Hepatitis A and B: Vaccination against hepatitis A and B is recommended for travelers to India due to the risk of contaminated food and water.
  • Diarrheal Illness Prevention: Practicing good hygiene, such as frequent handwashing and avoiding tap water, ice, and raw or undercooked foods, can help prevent diarrheal illnesses like traveler’s diarrhea.

What is the nearest airport or transportation hub to the retreat location?

To reach Prayagraj on your own we suggest:

To first reach Indira Gandhi International Terminal in New Delhi which serves as a convenient entry point with incoming flights from every country. After a suggested single day rest in Delhi, proceed to Prayagraj:

  1. By Air: The nearest airport to the retreat location of Prayagraj, India, is Bamrauli Airport (IXD). It is a domestic airport located in Allahabad (now officially known as Prayagraj), approximately 12 kilometers southwest of the city center. Alternatively, travelers can also consider arriving at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (VNS), also known as Varanasi Airport, located in Varanasi, which is about 120 kilometers from Prayagraj.
  2. By Road: The most common route is via National Highway 19 (NH19) or the Yamuna Expressway, which connects Delhi to Agra, and then continue on NH19 towards Prayagraj. The distance between New Delhi and Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) by road is approximately 635 kilometers via the NH19 route and it takes around 12 to 15 hours to drive from New Delhi to Prayagraj by car. Plan regular rest stops along the way to stretch your legs, refuel, and take breaks. Rest areas, roadside eateries, and petrol pumps are common places to stop for refreshments and rest. You may also take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the scenic landscapes, and cultural attractions, such as visiting Mathura which is known as the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Krishan as well as the neighboring town of Vrindavan which is another sacred town associated with the life of Bhagwan Shri Krishan and lastly Agra: which is renowned for the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  3. By Train: You can check the availability of trains and book tickets online through the Indian Railways website (https://www.irctc.co.in/). There are several trains that operate between New Delhi and Prayagraj, including both express and superfast trains. Look for a train that fits your schedule and preferences in terms of travel time, class of travel, and amenities offered. Once you’ve selected a train, proceed to book your ticket through the Indian Railways website. Make sure to provide accurate passenger information and choose your preferred class of travel (e.g., Sleeper Class, AC Class). On the day of your journey, arrive at New Delhi Railway Station well in advance of your train’s departure time. It’s advisable to reach the station at least 30-45 minutes before the scheduled departure to allow time for security checks and boarding.

Is there internet/Wi-Fi access available at the retreat center?

Yes.

Are there laundry facilities available onsite or nearby?

No.

Is there a designated arrival and departure day for the retreat?

One should plan to arrive early in the morning on the 1st day of the retreat and aim to depart upon the conclusion of the retreat on the morning of the 6th day..

Are there any specific guidelines or rules I should be aware of during the retreat?

Do’s:

  • Respect the Mahamnadleshwar, Guru Shri, country heads, yoga teacher, fellow participants, and the retreat staff.
  • Arrive on time for all scheduled activities, including yoga classes, meals, and excursions.
  • Listen to your body and practice yoga mindfully, honoring your own limitations and avoiding injury.
  • Stay hydrated and nourished by drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious meals.
  • Participate fully in all aspects of the retreat, including yoga classes, meditation sessions, workshops, etc.
  • Be open to trying new experiences and techniques that are offered during the retreat.
  • Practice mindfulness and be present in the moment, both on and off the yoga mat.
  • Respect the natural environment and surroundings of the retreat center.
  • Be mindful of noise levels and respect quiet hours to allow for relaxation and rest.
  • Use electronic devices sparingly and mindfully to maintain a sense of retreat and inner peace.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t take pictures of anyone without their permission.
  • Don’t wander off away from the group on your own.
  • Don’t disrupt the class or distract others during yoga sessions.
  • Don’t push yourself too hard or attempt poses beyond your skill level.
  • Don’t skip meals or neglect your self-care during the retreat.
  • Don’t engage in disruptive or disrespectful behavior towards others.
  • Don’t bring drugs, alcohol, or any prohibited substances to the retreat center.
  • Don’t engage in gossip or negative talk about fellow participants or the retreat staff.
  • Don’t disrespect the rules and guidelines set forth by the retreat organizers.
  • Don’t monopolize the time or attention of the Mahamnadleshwar, Guru Shri, country heads, yoga teacher, fellow participants, and the retreat staff.
  • Don’t litter or leave personal belongings in common areas.
  • Don’t allow electronic devices to distract you from fully immersing yourself in the retreat experience.