In-Residence: Pooja Gautam
December 23rd, 2019 – January 18th, 2020

Pooja Gautam is a wellness practitioner specialising in Awareness Through Body (ATB) and Watsu. After a decade long career in the corporate world, Pooja came across ATB and later Watsu which has deeply influenced her life path. She has attended ATB workshops of Joan Sala and Aloka Marti in Auroville. As a part of ATB exploration, Pooja has an impressive 700 hours of Watsu and related Aquatic body work under her belt. Active in recuperative aquatic movements since 2013, she has garnered a vast experience catering to varied therapeutic needs of all age groups. Know more…

In-Residence: Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul
January 7th – 10th, 2020

Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul, a distinguished Buddhist scholar and academic in Tibetan Buddhism, will be back at Vana. He has great personal interest in Indian wisdom and is currently the Director of Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, based in New Delhi. He travels widely within India and abroad to teach Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic and practice, and gives regular lectures at Tibet House and many other universities and institutes. Know more…

Path of the Urban Yogi 2019
September 11th – 16th, 2019

How do we transform our daily life into a path of spiritual practice? Recognizing the Indian tradition of the ‘Grihastha’, the householder practitioner, the Buddha taught many methods to help us accomplish the dharma while fulfilling life’s many ambitions and challenges.

This 6-day retreat focuses on equipping the “urban yogi” with creative ways to integrate mindfulness and awareness into everyday circumstances. Know more…