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6. Dhyan (Mindful) Yoga and Elephant Trek - Assam
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

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Introduction to Dhyan (Mindful) Yoga

Dhyan Yoga is based on the asanas of traditional Hatha Yoga but the approach to the asanas is unique in its application. For those looking for a deeper experience of the Yoga asanas this is a good form for increasing your level of concentration and focus. It is slow yet gentle, meditative and deep, and allows you to feel the stretches in a more relaxed and concentrated manner by using attentive counts of breath. Apart from the usual physical benefits of Yoga, Dhyan Yoga benefits your mental abilities by increasing your capacity for one-pointed concentration. It deepens your ability to feel the pose increasing your state of awareness and mindfulness thus bringing you to the present moment. The benefits of increased concentration, balance and depth to the brain has tremendous benefits in handling your mainstream life.

Introduction of Our Accompanying Professional Expert

Yoga & Meditation Expert:  Our Yoga & Meditation Expert is a teacher of Inner Silence Meditation. She also teaches Dhyan (Mindful Yoga) and Tai Chi which she learnt during her years in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Dedicated to bringing the rich spiritual heritage of her beloved country to the modern world she combines luxury travel with wellness and holistic teachings to enhance the travellers outer journey with inner wisdom.

Her own journey is under the guidance of Swami Anubhavananda, a teacher of Vedanta. She is also a freelance travel writer for Vogue India, Travel+Leisure, Asiaspa and Condenast Traveller.

Day 1

Arrive Guwahati

Arrive in Guwahati, Assam, India. Upon your arrival at Guwahati airport, you will be met by our representative. Drive on to your beautiful homestay in the midst of Assam’s natural greens.

This evening, your accompanying Yoga expert will brief you with a short orientation about the programme.

Day 2

Guwahati – Kamakhya - Balipara (210 kms/ 4 ½ hrs)

After breakfast, visit the famous Kamakhya temple, considered to be the most important Tantric site in the world. The legend of ‘Sati’ if deeply revered here for being the ultimate centre for feminine principle of life.

Drive out to the sprawling Tea Garden estate in Balipara called ‘Wild Masheer’ closer to the border of Arunachal Pradesh.

This evening, our accompanying Yoga expert introduces you to the first session of Dhyan Yoga

Day 3

Balipara – Nameri National Park – Balipara (40 kms/ 1 hr)

We leave early this morning to visit the Nameri National Park. This park is known for its butterflies, birds and wild masheer fish. Taking a walk in the Park this morning, we will have the opportunity to do some interesting bird watching.

Before breakfast in Nameri we will do a short session of Dhyan Yoga or mindful breathing depending on the time allowance

This will be followed by a picnic day out and rafting on the River Jia-Bhoroli. We will return to our tea garden bungalow and end the day.

Day 4

Balipara – Kaziranga National Park (100 kms/ 3 hrs)

After an early morning session of Dhyan Yoga and breakfast we will travel to the famous Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary famous for its large population of the one horned rhino. Check into Diphlu River Lodge.

After lunch you will have your first encounter of the wild grass forest of Kaziranga, with a jeep safari into the sanctuary.

Before retiring for the night we will enjoy a relaxing meditation session concentrating on the physical body.

Day 5

Kaziranga National Park

Early morning enjoy an elephant safari into the interiors of the jungles where we will be able to come close to rhinos, deer, wild boar and wild elephants.

This will be followed by a session of Dhyan Yoga before breakfast.

The day can be spent lounging reading or even taking a village walk.

In the evening we will go on a Jeep safari into the wild.

On our return enjoy a relaxing meditation session concentrating on the movements of your mind and thoughts.

A typical Assamese dance programme will await you before dinner.

Day 6

Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati (100 kms/ 3 hrs)

Early morning enjoy an elephant safari into the interiors of the jungles where we will be able to come close to rhinos, deer, wild boar and wild elephants.

This will be followed by a session of Dhyan Yoga and then breakfast.

Then pack up and depart for Guwahati to catch connecting flight to onward destination.

The Venue

: A home away from home, Prabhakars is a beautifully appointed boutique homestay in Guwahati, Assam. Strategically situated away from the city, perched on a hillside, this calm and serene hamlet is an experience to savour. With well appointed rooms, expansive lawns and sit out areas, the hospitality and care you will receive at Prabhakars may well be a highlight of your journey!

WILD MASHEER, BALIPARA: In the midst of lush green tea gardens of Assam, Wild Masheer is an old colonial bungalow that has been revived to offer a unique experience to travelers. With sprawling green lawns, Wild Masheer is an idyllic setting for a calm and serene wellness retreat.  Home to beautiful birds and butterflies, Wild Masheer neighbours a beautiful tea estate and a clear water river where you get an opportunity for river rafting.

DIPHLU RIVER LODGE, KAZIRANGA: One of the finest top-class accommodations at Kaziranga National Park, Diphlu River Lodge is located by the river adjacent to the National Park. Offering splendid views of the jungle, the lodge offers independent thatched huts on stilts amidst paddy fields. An experience to remember, Diphlu river lodge is a haven amidst nature and the wild!

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