Yoga Yela A Retreat Experience


Yoga is an ancient practice for the health and well being of body and mind. Yela stands for Yelagiri – a cute little hill station in Tamil nadu , India. This combination will be an unique experience for any one who opts for it. Yoga is well known throughout the world now but Yelagiri is not ! Yelagiri is a hill station with an altitude of nearly 3700 feet from sea level, scenic and serene, lies mid way between two big cities in south India – Chennai and Bangalore – it is three hours drive from Bangalore and four hours from Chennai. At the top of the hill it is a cluster of thirteen villages well connected with good roads. The place is self contained with all basic amenities, with three residential schools, a lake for boating, a nature park for relaxing , Swamimalai- a hillock for trekking, a small shopping centre where one gets the essentials and more than 20 mediums size resorts/hotels. The basic occupation used to be farming, but of late that has given way to tourism as the place has become well known within the state as a tourist spot. Though lesser in altitude compared to other hill stations in Tamilnadu, Yelagiri has an enviable climate – not so warm and not so cold . One can go around the place in cotton shirts for good part of the year – in June one may need a vest as it gets chill due to rains and in the months of Dec and Jan one may need a sweater during the evenings and mornings as the temperature dips to near about 15 degree Celsius.

Intent of this retreat is to give the participants – practicing yoga in an ambience that is unique. In addition to practicing yoga the place offers pleasant diversions as it has long and quite walking and cycling trails, trekking or simply laze around . For participants wanting to learn yoga from scratch, this is an ideal place to start their yoga journey. Now coming to brass tack , what do we offer .

  • yoga lessons/ facilitation for practicing to those who are already yoga practitioners. The duration of the program and daily schedules attached.
  • Yoga will be taught/ facilitated by certified and experienced yoga instructors.
  • Based on prior information, tailored Therapy modules will be prepared for individuals for relief and cure. These sessions will be handled by highly qualified yoga/therapy specialist.
  • While yoga sessions are for general health and wellness, special ones for specific needs will also be included.
  • Yoga lessons/practice include asanas, pranayama and meditation – regular as well as cyclic meditation, contemplation on yoga related subjects (largely interactive )
  • Guidance and facilitation for non yoga activities – walking, trekking , cycling, land adventure sport etc.
  • Good Indian vegetarian food – breakfast, lunch, tea/coffee and dinner.
    Good Single/double room accommodation at Peters Park – a Resort Hotel having 15 cottages with good facilities and considered one of the best in Yelagiri.
  • Pick and drop from nearest Airport Bangalore/Chennai. This is for participants coming from up country and abroad.
  • Pick and drop from nearest Rail station – Jolarpet
    Participants may visit – to know about Peters Park at Yelagiri