BODY AND MIND - KANDY 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 350€ for 1 week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245 €
- Code : G/LK/BMK2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREENLION SRI LANKA
This week will teach you the basics of Yoga and Meditation and also educate you about the human body. It will help you make those lifestyle and dietary changes that will help you benefit tremendously by increasing vigour, vitality and lifespan. 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 Body and Mind week combines Yoga and Meditation with Ayurvedic treatment. Through this week our experts will guide you on how to obtain and maintain a healthy body, a sound mind and to be at peace with yourself and the world. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit ‘Ayur’ which means ‘life’ and ‘Veda’ which means ‘knowledge, hence a ‘knowledge of life.’ It is an ancient Indian science dating back approximately 7000 years and teaches the ‘art of living.’ It teaches you how to live without physiological or psychological ailments by making simple changes in your lifestyle. Yoga also derived from the Sanskrit word “Yog” means union. It speaks of the union of body and mind. There is more to yoga than physical exercises. You will learn about the different paths of yoga, do’s and don’ts, postures, breathing techniques and meditation to free you from stress, anxiety and other physical ailments. During the week you will be taught the Surya Namaskar, commonly known as the Sun Salutation. This contains 12 consecutive postures or Asanas. It is the only asana which is done consecutively and helps increase flexibility. It is essential for students to master this before moving on to the second stage of Yogasana. Students who achieve full practical competency in the Surya Namaskar will be taught several more Asanas (up to 15 more depending on the ability of the student and the availability of time). Meditation is the art of focusing your mind, restraining your thoughts and looking deep within yourself. Practicing it can give you a better understanding of your purpose in life and of the Divine, as well as provide you with certain physical and mental health benefits. The aim is to teach you the basics of Yoga and Meditation, educate you about the human body, guide you to obtain and maintain a healthy body, a sound mind and to be at peace with yourself and the world.
You will be accommodated in our center which is located 2 kilometers away from Kandy center. Our rooms allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and shared toilet with your roommates. There is a beautiful garden by the river 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 do not have Wi-Fi at the centre. 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 Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can also eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. About 115 km from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level. Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity has plenty to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handicrafts to ancient temples and adventure activities.Kandy was a royal capital and the last stronghold of the Kandyan kings against foreign power, holding out against them for about 300 years. The two main Buddhist Chapters are based here and formed the last centre of independent Buddhist thought during colonial times. Our house is located 2 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. The places to visit during your weekends or on your project holidays are the Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles mountain range, Udawatta kele sanctuary, Hortons plan national park and the railway museum.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 350€ for 1 week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245 €. 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 BIA (Bandaranayake International Airport) on Saturdays and Sundays.