RAJASTHAN BODY AND MIND 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 350€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/IND/RBM2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Indulge yourself in a week designed to relax the body and soothe the mind. The Body and Mind week combine Yoga and Meditation with Ayurvedic treatments and start you off on a journey towards achieving a fitter, healthier and more positive you. This week will take place in Udaipur and will teach you the basics of Yoga and Meditation and also educate you about the human body. The Ayurvedic treatments will deal with any physical aches and pains you may be experiencing at the time. The techniques taught here form the basics of Yoga and Meditation, as with any form of exercise it is not a magic formula. The benefits of it can be reaped only by continuously practicing it and a conscious change in lifestyle. The aim is to provide fun and relaxing time off for our participants to add on to their experience in India.
You will be accommodated in our center which is located five kilometers away from the Udaipur’s center. Our rooms allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and shared toilet with your roommates. There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available to store your belongings. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately, the quality of internet is not as we are accustomed to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
The Royal city of Udaipur located in the state of Rajasthan is commonly called the Venice of the East and nicknamed ‘the city of lakes’ is located in the princely state of Rajasthan. Primarily known for its art and architecture, it has temples dating as far back as 950 AD and palaces dating back to the Rajput era. Fans of The Jungle Book and James Bond films may recognize Udaipur as the birthplace of Bagheera and the location for the Roger Moore starrer Octopussy. Drawing several million tourists a year, it has loads to offer in terms of art, architecture, culture and cuisine. With all of this and more, Udaipur is one of the cities everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Our house is located five kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation. Jaisalmer, a gigantic sandcastle that remains inhabited and has mesmerized people from all over the world. With ninety nine bastions, the castle encircles shops, a palace and more. Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage town that is set around a holy late and home to one of the few Brahma temples, over fifty bathing ghats and over 400 temples. The main street is a long bazaar, where you can find any souvenir you can think of to bring back home. Jodhpur, dubbed “The Blue City” for its blue-tinted edifices, Jodhpur is considered an architectural masterpiece due to its ever-photogenic streets and Mehrangarh, a magnificent fort that towers over the town. Jaipur, a colorful and flamboyant city made famous by the Hawa Mahal, a pink-toned building that towers over the main bazaar and was historically built for royal women to be able to see festivals without being on the streets. Ajmer, famous for its Islamic heritage and for containing one of India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage centers. In Ajmer, you’ll be able to find examples of Muslim architecture such as the Jain golden temples.
Fee of 350€ is per week , Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning. All volunteer programs start with a one-week introduction program. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12 . Reception at Udaipur Airport at the arrival on Sundays. Additional equipment: Proper clothes for practicing yoga.