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Food Sadhana: The Essence of Purity

Food Sadhana: The Essence of Purity

DATE - November 5th to 14th, 2017
Location: Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, and Kerala

On the quest to realize the Self, one must always start with the gross and move to the subtle. The most fundamental aspect of our gross existence is food; it impacts not only our physical being, but our energetic self and mind as well! Yet, as fundamental as food is to our practical and spiritual well being, it is most often overlooked or overshadowed by the needs of modern living. Food Sadhana is a set of spiritual practices and way of living that recognizes the sacred nature of our food - what we eat, how it is prepared, how it is consumed, how it is processed and eliminated from the body - and seeks to transform the student into living temple of the Self; a temple which is clean and pure, where devotion and meditation flow continuously and effortlessly.

Food Sadhana When coupled with the science of Ayurveda, Food Sadhana becomes a deeply personal journey, but an intelligent, informed journey.

Join us at the renowned Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village in Kerala for 9 day intensive Food Sadhana retreat. Pandit Dabral will guide you to the depths of applied philosophy of Food Sadhana with daily satsang from the Himalayan Tradition’s oral history. Pandit Tejomaya will guide you through the physical practices that support a pure and healthy body for a Food Sadhaka. And the professional team of Ayurvedic physicians and staff from the Healing Village will offer personalized treatments and astounding food to bring all of the practices into reality in your life!

This is a rare opportunity to take your sadhana to a depth that you never imagined was possible.

Retreat Includes:

  • Daily Dhyana (Meditation) Practice
  • Daily Asana (Posture) Practice
  • Daily Pranayama (Breath) Practice
  • Daily Satang (Teachings) on Food Sadhana
  • Daily Ayurvedic Treatments
  • Delicious Ayurvedic Meals

Typical Daily Schedule:

  • 6:00 AM - Tea and Morning Cleansing
  • 7:00 AM - Asana
  • 8:00 AM - Pranayama
  • 8:30 AM - Meditation
  • 9:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM - Morning Satsang
  • 12:00 PM - Food Sadhana Kriyas
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Rest/Ayurvedic Treatments
  • 4:00 PM - Tea
  • 5:00 PM - Asana
  • 6:00 PM - Pranayama
  • 6:30 PM - Dinner
  • 8:00 PM - Evening Satsang
  • 9:00 PM - Bed

What To Expect From The Retreat:

If all spiritual practices were reduced to a single word, it would be “purification”. Participants in Food Sadhana retreat will acquire the practical skills to intelligently, yet simply purify their lives by harmonizing the spiritual qualities of food with the essential nature of ourselves as spiritual beings.

Our practical satsang sessions and physical practice sessions will explore such topics as:

“The Spiritual Purpose of Life Itself”
“Ayurveda for Daily Living: Understanding Your Constitution”
“What To Eat: The Practical Side of Purification”
“How to Cook: Techniques, Attitudes and Mantras in the Kitchen”
“How to Eat: Practices in Mindfulness”
“How to Digest: The Science Within You”
“Seasonal Cleansing and Purification Practices”

All of the teachings from the retreat, all of the practices, all of the techniques, and even all of the recipes from the meals served throughout the retreat will be included in our book “Food Sadhana”. Each retreat participant will receive a free copy of the book when it is published in spring 2018.

Highlights:

The 2017 Food Sadhana Highlights:

  • Daily Teachings
  • Daily Practices
        Asana (Postures)
        Pranayama (Breath)
        Dhyana (Meditation)
        Food Sadhana Kriyas (Practices)
  • Ayurvedic Physician’s Assessment
  • All Ayurvedic Meals
  • All Prescribed Ayurvedic Treatments
  • Ground Transportation to The Ayurvedic Healing Village

About: Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village

Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village

The Ayurvedic Healing Village is set amid 50 acres of lush greenery in Palakkad, Kerala. It has 30 exclusive villas, each conforming to “Vastu Shastra” architecture - the Indian version of feng shui. The retreat is surrounded by herbs and trees with immense curative and restorative powers, making it the ultimate peaceful abode to relax in! There is a big swimming pool, tennis court, library and gym facilities.

The Spa offers the best of Ayurvedic treatments and medicinal massages, with well trained massage therapists and doctors. They offer a variety of treatments, including Abhyangam, Pizhichil, Shirodhara, Panchakarma, etc.

Retreat Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to from New Delhi and Return
  • Transportation from Airport to Palakkad and return
  • Personal incidentals such as souvenirs and ayurvedic products

Date: November 5th – 14th, 2017 (9 Nights / 10 Days)

Location: Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, and Kerala

Retreat Price:

Per Person with Shared Accommodation For Single Accommodation
$ 2150 $ 5000

For Queries and Reservation Contact Us

Email: info@shriraaminstitute.org Ph: +91 9837066998
Email: webmaster@kairali.com, Ph: +91 8826021116

Yoga Teachers:


Pandit Hari Shankar Dabral,

Food Sadhana: The Essence of Purity

Ph.D is the Spiritual Director of The Himalayan Yoga Meditation Centre (HYMC) in Calgary.

Panditji is an experienced teacher in the Himalayan Tradition who is capable of bringing the authentic teachings of the yoga masters to all types of students. People of all ages enjoy his accessibility and humor. His knowledge of Sanskrit and the Yoga Scriptures is vast and comprehensive, yet he is able to explain complex ideas in ways that are easy to understand and apply to daily life. He brings the experiences and knowledge of the Himalayan Sages to life.

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