Rasasutra : A Himalayan Wellness Retreat

Want to experience a life transforming one of a kind event at the foothills of Himalayas learning and practicing the ancient martial art form, yogasutras, Natyashastra and more?

Join the Himalayan Wellness Retreat

Monday, Nov 22nd 10AM IST

Café Buransh, Sari Village
5 Slots
MEMBER'S PRICE: ₹17,999/-

What is Rasasutra : The Himalayan Wellness retreat

Rasasutra combines two wisdom traditions of India – the Yogasutras and the Navarasa theory of the Natyashastra, along with Kalaripayattu – the oldest existing martial art in the world.

The daily work will comprise Yoga Aasana practice, Kalarippayattu training to discover our inner warrior, movement sessions, guided meditation and breathwork, exploring the navarasas through theatre and dance
methodologies, and sessions on discussion and contemplation.

Of course, you will be trekking up to Tungnath, one of the highest Shiva temples in the world, practice by the still waters of the lake and enjoy forest baths, go on walks in the village and surroundings, and participate in community life and savour cultural performances.

This will be an opportunity to deeply reconnect with ourselves after a very difficult two years, physically, mentally, and emotionally, in the company of like-minded explorers.

Who will enjoy this retreat

This retreat is suitable for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn and experience more about India's Ancient art forms
  • Anyone who wants to try out the ancient martial art form - Kalaripayttu
  • Anyone who wants to connect with oneself through Natyashastra and navarasas
  • Anyone who want to experience a life transforming 7 days in the mountain filled with activities
  • Anyone who are curious to know more about oneself and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city

By the end of this retreat

You will return not only physically rejuvenated, but also with a framework to understand the deep connections between our bodies and our emotions, and how we can harness their power to be fully present in our professional and personal lives.

How much to pay for all of this

This life transforming retreat is priced at ₹19,999/- which includes stay on a triple sharing basis, facilitation, airport pick up and drop, Tungnath trek and a lot of fun and pricelessly incredible spiritual experiences.

If you're a Shoshin Tribe Member you are able to attend this retreat for ₹17,999/- only.

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    cafe-buransh-sari-village Uttarakhand

    The Place :

    High up in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, at a height of 7999 ft, lies the beautiful lake Deoria Tal. On a clear day, you can see the mighty Chaukhamba and other peaks mirrored in its pristine waters. Legend has it that this is the very lake where the wandering Pandavas, parched with thirst, encountered a Yakhsha who forbade them to drink until they could answer his questions satisfactorily. Four of the brothers ignored him, and paid with their lives. It was left to the wise Yudhisthira to answer all his questions and resurrect his brothers. A little below Deoria Tal lies the village of Sari, and here is where you find Café Buransh, which will be our home from November 22nd to 28th.

    The Venue

    Café Buransh is a boutique property comprising a café and a premium home stay, 500 m en route the trail from Sari to Deoria Tal. It offers a sense of authentic Pahadi living, with basic comforts. It offers you a chance to engage in the incomparable natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, engage with the village and get a taste of authentic Pahadi food, or just do nothing.

    The Facilitators

    Lakshika Pandey

    Lakshika is a performer, choreographer, director and a teacher. She trained in Bharatnatyam under Guru Smt. Kanaka Sudhakar. She has completed 5years diploma in Bharatnatyam from Gandharva Natya Vidhyalaya. Further trained in Chhau from Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi.

    She is an internationally certified Yoga Shastri from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan in Mumbai. She also attended Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance in the United Kingdom.

    Her wide experience in various movement forms brings a noval, holistic and transformative
    approach to learning. She is a founder and an artistic director of Mumbai based performing arts company - The Shakti Ensemble.

    You can find her on Instagram at @lakshiika

    Arka Mukhopadhyay

    Arka Mukhopadhyay has been practising theatre since 2003, and Kalarippayattu since 2008. His performances have taken him all across India and also to Singapore and several places in Europe. He has been a recipient of fellowships from the Inlaks Foundation and the Ministry
    of Culture, Govt. of India.

    From 2006 onwards, he has worked with hundreds of children, young, adults, youth and educators, in schools, NGOs and open workshops, all across the country and also abroad. As a corporate consultant, he has facilitated programmes for several multinational corporations, at all organisational levels.
    He believes that the purpose of theatre and all art is to awaken ourselves to the limitless possibilities we carry within ourselves.

    You can find him on Instagram at @thewarriorinmeofficial

    The Itinerary

    • November 22nd 10 AM pick up from Dehra Dun Airport and travel to Sari, to arrive at Café
      Buransh by afternoon
    • 23-24 Morning practice at the venue or after trekking up to Deoria Tal, village and forest
    • walks, afternoon and evening practice and discussion sessions
    • 25th Travel to Chopta and trek to Tungnath
    • 26-27 Same routine as 23rd and 24th. 27th evening local folk performance.
    • 28th: Leave at 10 AM for Dehra Dun

    Please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. The final schedule will be shared with registered attendees closer to the date of the retreat.

    Things to Carry:

    1) Trekking shoes
    2) Raincoat/umbrella/cover (for your backpack and you)
    3) Tees/Tracks
    4) Cap (including ear flaps)
    5) Sweater/Jacket
    6) Warm socks
    7) Thermals
    8) Water bottle
    9) Glares and sunscreen
    10) Energy bars and dry fruits
    11) Any essential medicines you might need
    12) Menstrual hygiene products, as needed

    Monday, Nov 22nd 10AM IST

    Café Buransh, Sari Village
    5 Slots
    MEMBER'S PRICE: ₹17,999/-


    Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions: Stay on a triple sharing basis, facilitation, airport pick up and drop, Tungnath

    Exclusions: Meals, Travel to and from Dehra Dun from your place of residence

    You can buy your preferred meal plan along with this retreat.

    Meal plans:
    Vegan: 5,500
    Ovo-vegetarian (eggs for lunch, paneer for dinner): 6,500
    Lacto-vegetarian (veg for lunch, paneer for dinner): 6,500
    Non-vegetarian (eggs for lunch, chicken for dinner): 6,500

    All meal plans include wake-up tea, breakfast with tea/coffee, mid-morning tea/coffee and
    evening snacks and tea/coffee. For breakfast, one can choose between Parathas/Poori and
    Potato Curry/Poha/Upma. Evening snack choices are offered as per meal plan.

    Terms & Conditions

    • 50% to be paid as down payment, the balance by the respective deadlines
    • Should you prefer to stay only two to a room (as a couple for example), that is possible
      but will incur an additional cost. Please reach out for details.

    Payment & Refund Policy

    Cancellation terms:
    Upto November 1st full refund
    Upto November 10th, 75%
    Upto November 16th, 50%
    Upto November 20th, 25%
    After November 20th no refund


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