BODY AND MIND - KANDY 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 350€ for 1 week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245 €
- Code : G/LK/BMK2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
Are you planning to get away from your busy working schedule or the stressful life conditions for a short period of time so that you can get back to your work and other matters as a stronger and a healthy individual? If your answer is ’yes’ , this program is ideal for you. Body and Mind Week will help you to gain psychological and physical well being despite your busy lifestyle. In fact, this program will help you to understand 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 benefit you tremendously by increasing vigor, vitality and the lifespan. In addition, you will also enjoy the luxury of Ayurvedic treatments which will deal with any physical aches and pains you may be experiencing at the time. Through this program 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. During the program, 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. If you achieve full practical competency in the Surya Namaskar, you 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. It will also provide you with certain physical and mental health benefits.
About the Accommodation : You will be accommodated in one of our centers which are located 2-4 kilometers away from Kandy center. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Food Arrangements : 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.
Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.