Happiness isn’t a luxury, it’s a right — a right that all of us have been gifted with since the day we opened our eyes into the world and passed that first giggle. Somewhere, growing up, we forgot all about that right to be happy and started believing that as a human being, our first motto is to please everyone and make everyone around us happy. And, how can we not? After all, how many times have we heard the statement “well, if my loved ones are happy, I am happy”? Honestly, that is a blatant lie and living that lie is unhealthy for all us.
We must understand that our happiness as an individual is as important as anybody else’s peace and smile around us. And, those who are really happy themselves are the ones who spread love, joy, and cheerfulness around. Another important fact that we have almost forgotten is self-love. It’s time that you took a break from planning a gift for your long lost cousin and take a moment to look for ways to pamper yourself.
How about you start by treating yourself with the ultimate vacation to the birthplace of yoga and Ayurveda and book yourself an inexpensive wellness retreat in India? Don’t freak out just yet. We will make it simple. Here’s a list of 7 of the most economical and popular retreats in the country:
This retreat comes highly recommended for two main reasons — one, its brilliant location by the beaches of Goa, and second because it is one most pocket-friendly wellness retreats in India which offers yoga and meditation classes, sunset yoga classes, accommodation in an en-suite bamboo beach bungalow, and special offers on spa and treatments.
Sarvaguna Yoga’s 13-Day 100hr Meditation Teacher Training, Dharamsala
Held in two different locations in India — Dharamsala and Goa, this budget-friendly relaxation retreat offers students an opportunity to indulge themselves totally into the practices and power of meditation. The mesmerizing settings of Dharamshala, a hill town located in the lap of the Himalayas, provide the perfect ambience for serenity and thus, let you completely unwind yourself.
Rishikul Yogshala’s 7-Day Beginner Meditation and Yoga Retreat, Rishikesh
Perfect location, true Indian traditional yoga, authentic yogic-style accommodation and meal plans, free Ayurvedic massage, and an opportunity to train with some of the most revered yoga gurus in the field of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga — need we say more? Rishikul Yogshala is one of the most positively reviewed yoga schools in the country and offers the most reasonable wellness retreat packages in India. The school is also famous for its 200 and 500 Yoga Teacher Training programs in India, Nepal, and Vietnam.
Anahata’s 8-Day Holistic Healing and Yoga Retreat, Mysore
Different than many other retreats and yoga and meditation schools in the country, Anahata Healing Arts Center maintains the traditions of a genuine ashram life and offers a program that comprises daily yoga practices, 5 days of Ayurvedic massage, meditation sessions, organic meals, Satvik detoxification diet and a 2-day cleansing program with healthy juices. The location of the school between a forest and a lake is second to none.
Santhi Yoga’s 7 Days Yoga Retreat and Cooking Course
The week long program organized by Santhi Yoga focuses mainly on Ayurveda and how can it not! After all, Kerala is considered to be the motherland of Ayurveda. The low-priced wellness resort helps you learn a lot about Ayurveda and how it can help you in leading a healthy, happy life. Attendees also get to know about the various food items and spices which or of significance to Ayurveda.
We could go on and on about the endless options that the country can offer you because honestly, there are many, but we think it is best to stick to these top 5 and not confuse you any further. So, make your choice and pick the most suitable retreat for you and enjoy yourself for a change. You deserve it!