Trip to India at Arunji’s

Date: Sunday, 24th July – Saturday, 30th July 2022 [FULL*]

*please contact us if you’re intesrested; we can put you on the waitlist

Dear student community,

We are happy to finally announce that we are making a trip to India to Arunji’s retreat centre in Ramanagara, 64 kilometres from Bangalore.  It has been our dream for the last two years, but we have been waiting for things to be more clear with respect to travel restrictions and vaccinations.

About Arunji, our teacher

For more than the past three and a half decades, Arunji has practised and taught the art and science of Yoga. Known for his wit and humour, Arunji teaches this intense and sacred subject with a lightness that is known to anyone who has witnessed his teaching, while keeping the intensity of the practice.

Born in Sringeri, in South India in 1954, Sri Arun grew up in Bangalore. When he was teaching at a Yoga centre in Bangalore in the year 1979 he met Guruji B.K.S.Iyengar. Arunji became Guruji’s disciple and received several intensive classes which were held at the Iyengar Institute in Pune. He also honed his practice with both Prashantji and Geetaji Iyengar.

Over the years, Arunji has developed his own way of sharing what he has learnt from his gurus and through his own extensive practice. In the past 37 years, thousands of students have come from all over the world to learn from him at Prashant Yogashraya, his yoga centre in Bangalore, where he teaches along with his wife, Srimāthāji.

About Prashant Yogashraya Ramanagara Centre (PYRC)

In 2015 Arunjis yoga school, Prashant Yogashraya Bangalore, celebrated its 31 successful years of imparting yogic education. On November 2nd, 2016 Prashant Yogashraya at Bangalore, celebrated the official opening of their Ramanagara centre, 64 kilometres from Bangalore. The Prashant Yogashraya Ramanagara Center has been the dream child of the founders – Shri H.S. Arun and his wife Shreematha.

PYRC is in a hilly landscape and the wide open spaces of relatively untouched nature makes Ramanagara a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungles we live in. The centre has a beautiful Yoga hall for 100 + students to practice. The hall boasts of large windows & glass doors that provide a great view of the majestic mountains behind with cool breeze through the day. It also has a two-storey building with 18 rooms that can accommodate upto 40 students, a large kitchen with a dining hall, a gazebo and soon to come will be an organic vegetable garden with lots of fruit trees around.

PYRC is a Health and Education Centre dedicated to the practice of Yoga imparted through H.S. Arun: Guru/Master/Teacher/Sir or simply called Arunji. His vision is to provide as many people as possible a path to a healthier lifestyle through yoga and this vision is unified by a commitment to high-quality teaching and respect for each student’s requirement. For the past seven years, Yoga practitioners local and abroad have come to Bangalore to celebrate the annual Prashant Yogashraya Yoga festival and longed for a place of their own. Their dreams, generous monetary support and dedication for Yoga blossomed and gave rise to the new centre.

PYRC is working towards organising the International Yoga Festival workshop annually apart from many interim programs through the year. Workshops are held for a week in February, July and October for seekers of health and education. Besides enjoying intensive yoga sessions, participants get to appreciate talks and knowledge sharing sessions by Ayurvedic doctors, Naturopathy practitioners and philosophers and also witness some of the traditional cultural arts of India.

Important points :

  • Workshop price: 360 euros for yoga sessions, meals and stay.
  • Plan to arrive in Bangalore about 2 days before the workshop if possible to get over the jet-lag and be mentally and physically ready for the classes with Arunji.
  • On Sunday the 24th we will all assemble at Prashant Yogashraya Bangalore in the locality of Jayanagar at a precise time. From here a bus/vans will be arranged to transport us to Prashant Yogashraya Ramanagara Centre.
  • The first class will begin on the evening of the 24th.
  • Please plan to carry your towels, and other personal necessities such as snacks, biscuits, nuts
  • You don’t need a particular level of practice.
  • A typical day would be:
    * 7 to 10 am asana practice
    * 11am Brunch
    * Time for rest (sometimes there are Ayurveda or Philosophy lectures)
    * 5 to 7pm Pranayama
    * 8 pm dinner
    * 9pm Traditional dance or music (not everyday)

The workshop is now full: please contact us if you want to be added to the waiting list