Events

Jun
3
Mon
FAMILY FUN Himalayan Family Retreat- at Ek Chidiya @ Ek Chidiya Cottage
Jun 3 @ 5:15 pm – Jun 5 @ 6:15 pm
A really Special Retreat at Ek Chidiya Cottage- 
June 3rd to 5th 2013
Registrations close 12th May
Hosted by Special Yogis
The Retreat: Come to Play, Relax, Read, try out some wonderful Food, Walk/ Run, practice Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting together in the breathtaking Himalayas. 
Reconnect with yourself and your family, meet new friends, breathe pure forest air, feast every sense with joy, and celebrate life together!
You’ll all return home rejuvenated, fully stretched, with overflowing love in your hearts, and a sparkle in your eyes! No previous Yoga experience is necessary.
This is A short break but yet will be the Beginning or deepening of your journey towards wellness, healing and self-mastery. Evolving your own personalized practise that will enable you to heal from within and realize your highest potential.
We’ll offer the opportunity for “Individual” focus in the program..as each student has a unique physiology, skeletal-muscular structure, mental & emotional patterns & energy level.
We’ll adapt the various tools of Yoga to suit your specific needs, capabilities, goals, and life circumstances. The tools include conscious & mindful breathing, appropriately sequenced & individualized physical movements, meditation, visualization, diet & life style modification and counseling.
Stepping beyond conventional practice of offering yoga as a fitness regime, the sessions here will focus on deeper change and transformation at ALL LEVELS for ALL AGES
Kids: Fun Yoga & Art Sessions for Kids
Adults: Viniyoga (Asanas, Pranayamas, Meditation, Chanting, Nidra)
We’ll have also have parent & child group sessions, as this this style of teaching suggests complete involvement of the parents as well, so practise can continue at home.
We are looking at a small group size of up to 12 to 15 participants
All Activities will be guided by the needs and potential of each person in the group. We would ideally also like to offer- Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Deep Relaxation practises for the parents separately if the kids are comfortable independently with their own activities.
About Special Yogis:
Special Yogis is primarily involved in Teaching & Healing through Yoga Therapy programs of the highest standards.
Our vision is to have all our students experience the phenomenal benefits of simple Yoga practises, to understand that the Tools of Yoga, go beyond – Asana & Pranayama only.
Our study, practice and teaching is from a very unique tradition that respects and honours each individual’s specific strengths and challenges.
Our Yoga practises comprises of asanas, pranayamas, mantras, visualisations designed to:
‘Centre’ & ground the practitioner, improve- spinal alignment, motor, sensory, balance, bio-chemical & neuro- endocrinal needs.
Additionally improve breathing, speech, annunciation, synchronisation & lung power. The key approach being: Bringing awareness to Self & existence of one’s Own body.
The Therapy is Fun, Joyful & loving and totally non-intrusive.
Location:
Ek Chidiya Cottage, an idyliic rural homestay, near Nathuakhan, 60 kms from Kathgodam Railway station and about an 2.5 hour drive from Kathgodam
A special getaway, Ek Chidiya is the charming hill home of Pallavi and Anurag Tomar, who left dizzy corporate life in the advertising and media worlds to create this haven tucked far away from the rush and noise of the city, amidst pine and oak forests and terraced fields of a Kumaoni village. A place with plenty to do by way of restful unwinding and happy bonding, with yourself, your family, friends and the great outdoors. A place to refresh, rejuvenate and have fun.
Activities : Daily Yoga- Asana, Pranayama, Chanting, Deep Relaxation. Orchard Hikes, Fun in the Stream, Outdoor Picnic
Simple Farming , Relaxing/ Snoozing with a book or a drink (specially for adults)
Dates:  2 nights/3 days, 3rd to 5th June, 2013
Travel: Group will travel by Bus/Cars from Delhi to Venue & back.
Pricing: Please call Kiran or Dia
(Includes All Taxes, Accommodation, All Meals, All Activities, Travel both ways & to resort and back
Special Early Bird Offer: Rs. 1000.00 flat discount for the first 3 Registrations (cash back will be given)
Registration:
This program is being managed & co-ordinated by “Birdsong & Beyond with Special Yogis”, full payment in advance to:
Kiranjeet Chaturvedi, HDFC Bank A/C- 00441000126344, HDFC Bank, A-12, Shopping Mall, DLF Qutub Enclave
Phase 1, Gurgaon 122002. RTGS/ NEFT IFSC: HDFC0000044
Please Note: Registrations will close by 12th May, so venue & comfortable travel can be pre-booked in advance

 

Jun
19
Wed
Valley of Flowers Trip @ Valley of Flowers
Jun 19 @ 9:45 am – Jun 26 @ 10:45 am

Very small group size of 5-6 persons only. No kids below 12 years. Rates same for kids and adults.
Train And road option starting 19th June night from Delhi. Arriving back in Delhi 26th morning. Train road and helicopter option 19th nite leave Delhi and 24th morning arrive back. Subject to train bookings else option of taxi or Volvo Delhi-Haridwar section.
Itinerary: flight option
20th drive Haridwar to Birdsong cottage. 220 kms.
Overnite rest.
21st drive to airstrip 40 kms. Helicopter to Ghangharia the starting of VOF trek. Same day trek into valley. Overnite camp at Ghangharia.
22nd trek down 14 kms to road head at Govindghat. Drive to Birdsong cottage at 100 kms for overnite rest.
23rd drive down to Haridwar for overnite train to Delhi.
Option of breaking return journey by an overnite halt.

Cost excluding Delhi Haridwar Delhi travel For flight option Rs. 28,000 pp. flight details and exact cost not yet realised by govt. Non helicopter option Rs. 16, 000 pp. both costs exclude pony charges and park fees. Include all meals. This is a typical Birdsong tour with focus on fun and adventure with cosy comfort and style and a sense of genuine connection. Come and experience the difference.