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A brief about Hampi.

Hampi is known for its splendid architectural and 1000 + ruined monuments Before the world knew it as the worlds most prosperous & most affluent Kingdom on earth it was known as a spiritual centre of learning, Yogis, practice, and mysticism, Hampi ( Kiskinda ) also finds a prominent place in Ramayana. Hampi is also known for its mesmerizing geological boulders, majestically flowing Tungabhadra river.

The austere and grandiose site of Hampi comprise mainly the remnants of the Capital City of Vijayanagara Empire (14th-16th Cent CE), the last great Hindu Kingdom. The property encompasses an area of 4187, 24 hectares, located in the Tungabhadra basin in Central Karnataka, Bellary District. Hampi’s spectacular setting is dominated by river Tungabhadra, craggy hill ranges and open plains, with widespread physical remains. The sophistication of the varied urban, royal and sacred systems is evident from the more than 1600 surviving remains that include forts, riverside features, royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls, Mandapas, memorial structures, gateways, defence check posts, stables, water structures, etc. Among these, the Krishna temple complex, Narasimha, Ganesa, Hemakuta group of temples, Achyutaraya temple complex, Vitthala temple complex, Pattabhirama temple complex, Lotus Mahal complex, can be highlighted. Suburban townships (puras) surrounded the large Dravidian temple complexes containing subsidiary shrines, bazaars, residential areas and tanks applying the unique hydraulic technologies and skilfully and harmoniously integrating the town and defence architecture with surrounding landscape. The remains unearthed in the site delineate both the extent of the economic prosperity and political status that once existed indicating a highly developed society. Dravidian architecture flourished under the Vijayanagara Empire and its ultimate form is characterised by their massive dimensions, cloistered enclosures, and lofty towers over the entrances encased by decorated pillars. The Vitthla temple is the most exquisitely ornate structure on the site and represents the culmination of Vijayanagara temple architecture. It is a fully developed temple with associated buildings like Kalyana Mandapa and Utsava Mandapa within a cloistered enclosure pierced with three entrance Gopurams. In addition to the typical spaces present in contemporary temples, it boasts of a Garuda shrine fashioned as a granite ratha and a grand bazaar street. This complex also has a large Pushkarani (stepped tank) with a Vasantotsava mandapa (ceremonial pavilion at the centre), wells and a network of water channels.

Another unique feature of temples at Hampi is the wide Chariot streets flanked by the rows of Pillared Mandapas, introduced when chariot festivals became an integral part of the rituals. The stone chariot in front of the temple is also testimony to its religious ritual. Most of the structures at Hampi are constructed from local granite, burnt bricks and lime mortar. The stone masonry and lantern roofed post and lintel system were the most favoured construction technique. The massive fortification walls have irregular cut size stones with paper joints by filling the core with rubble masonry without any binding material. The gopuras over the entrances and the sanctum proper have been constructed with stone and brick. The roofs have been laid with the heavy thick granite slabs covered with a water proof course of brick jelly and lime mortar.

Vijayanagar empire gave great empasisis on the cultural heritiage of India be it the architecture, Vachanas ( Mystic verses ) by Sharanas etc.

Dravidian architecture survives in the rest of Southern India spread through the patronage of the Vijayanagara rulers. The Raya Gopura, introduced first in the temples attributed to Raja Krishna Deva Raya, is a landmark all over South India.

Criterion (i):

The remarkable integration between the planned and defended city of Hampi with its exemplary temple architecture and its spectacular natural setting represent a unique artistic creation

Criterion (iii):

The city bears exceptional testimony to the vanished civilization of the kingdom of Vijayanagara, which reached its apogee under the reign of Krishna Deva Raya (1509-1530).

Criterion (iv):

This capital offers an outstanding example of a type of structure which illustrates a significant historical situation: that of the destruction of the Vijayanagara kingdom at the Battle of Talikota (1565 CE) which left behind an ensemble of living temples, magnificent archaeological remains in the form of elaborate sacred, royal, civil and military structures as well as traces of its rich lifestyle, all integrated within its natural setting.

Some of the finest rulers who built the Vijayanagar empire to its full glory are the Hakka and the Bukka brothers who are the founders, in the later years Proudadevaraya, Mallikarjunadeva raya and also the most popular Krishnadevaraya .

Hampi is UNESCO 's World Heritage site and recently mentioned by the New York Times as the must-visit destination on Earth

Yoga and Hampi

Many scriptures, inscriptions have a deep mention of Yoga practice at Hampi from centuries, because of its significance spiritually. Even today you site Yogi’s practicing in the caves of Hampi . There are unwritten legends within the local community which mention of Yogi’s practicing yoga and meditation in the caves of Hampi from many hundred years.

We the Indian Yoga School . India's premier yoga school and the only professional, traditional yoga school, is organizing the Yoga retreat to provide a lifetime experience of Yoga with handpicked best Indian Yoga teachers for Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Vedic Astrology, etc.

The other activities include Hampi walking, guided tours, trekking, traditional Indian wear dressing, Mehndi, Rangoli, Photoshoot at Hampi boulders and monuments.

The meals are all vegetarian, Comfortable accommodation with a most beautiful Yoga all for practice.

The Retreat :

Date : August 8 to August 20
Fee : 1000 Euros
The Schedule and Curriculum.

Schedule for Yoga Retreat
8th August to 14th August 2019

Time /Day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
04:45 - 05:00 Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea
05: 00 - 06.00 Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga
06:00 - 07:00 Pranayama Yoga Nidra Pranayama with Mudra Yoga Philosophy Yogi Lifestyle Meditation
09:00 – 10:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
11:00 - 11.30 Welcome Ceremony Activity Excursion Activity Excursion Activity Excursion
01:00 – 02:00Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
04:15 – 05:45 Orientation Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga
07:00 –08:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner

Schedule for Yoga Retreat
15th August to 20th August 2019

Time /Day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
04:45 - 05:00 Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea
05: 00 - 06.00 Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga
06:00 - 07:00 Pranayama Healing Mantras Meditation Ayurveda Cooking class Pranayama
09:00 – 10:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
11:00 - 11.30 Activity Excursion Activity Excursion Activity Excursion
01:00 – 02:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
04:15 – 05:45 Orientation Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga Asthanga Yoga
07:00 –08:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner


Hatha Yoga

Hatha is a Sanskrit word that can be broken down into two smaller words: ha, meaning “sun,” and tha, meaning “moon.” The word may also mean “willful” or "forceful.” In yoga, Hatha yoga is one of many types of yoga practice. The practice of Hatha yoga focuses on total mastery of the physical body, including all bodily functions. It also emphasizes activating the chakras in order to stimulate kundalini and promote spiritual and physical wellness, including disease elimination. In yoga philosophy, Hatha yoga was originally considered to be a preparation for spiritual yoga practice as control over the physical body is believed to assist in developing control over the mind and spirit.Through the practice of Hatha yoga, the individual attempts to balance the mind, body and chakras through specific asanas and controlled, meditative breathing that complements the physical movements of the body.

  • Using seven classes of asana (standing poses, forward bends, backbends, Inversions, twists, balancing poses, moving sequences)
  • Creative Use of Sun Salutations
  • Using four classes of asana( Arm balancing, shoulder opening, hip opening, Heart center openers) Asana for spine

Pranayama is fourth limb of Patanjali Yogsutra. Prana means life fource and Ayama means the expansion another meaning of yama is control. Pranayama is expansion of life fource. The vast benefits of yoga Pranayama are now starting to be discovered by mainstream society. To boost your energy levels, both short term and long term, there is almost no better method than the regular practice of pranayamas. These exercises have been developed and honed over thousands of years to bestow their powerful benefits, so if you are looking for more vitality and energy, I strongly recommend establishing a consistent, daily pranayama practice.The beauty with Pranayama is that simple techniques can bestow terrific benefits and that learning and practicing these techniques is something well within reach of us all. Whether you are a beginner or advanced yogi, pranayama is something you will find to be a powerful tool to help you with your spiritual evolution.

  • Kapalabhati (Frontal brain cleansing)
  • Sheetali
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Sitkari Pranayama
  • Brahmari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Victorious breath)
Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga, sometimes referred to as Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, is a style of yoga that was developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and T. Krishnamacharya in the 20th century. They claimed it originated from a system of Hatha yoga described in the ancient text, the "Yoga Korunta." Used in this context, the term, Ashtanga yoga, refers to this particular style of yoga. Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, flowing style that connects the movement of the body with the breath. The method stresses the importance of daily practice of a set series of movements. There are six series of Ashtanga yoga sequences, which the student progresses through at their own pace.
There are several key principles that underlie the practice of Ashtanga yoga:

  • Breath: It is recommended that postures are held for five to eight breaths or more, if possible.
  • Drishti: For every posture in the series, there is a set of drishtis, or gaze points.
  • Vinyasa: This is the breathing system that connects every movement in the series with the breath.
  • Bandhas: The practice should be carried out with the bandhas, or "body locks," engaged in order to ensure that the breath is also correct.

In the Yoga, mantras or chants are highly important elements, and practicing these chants can have a significant impact on all three levels of life; the physical level, the mental level and the spiritual level. The repetition of mantras is used to engage the mental faculties and for producing positive vibrations, which can bring about a variety of benefits for those practicing the chants and in some cases, even for people who are listening to the chants.Positive vibrations are generated within the mind of the practitioner, which leads to an overall positive outlook towards life and every living thing in the world.Devotion to Mantra Yoga can yield significant results by awakening the divine energy within the practitioner, which is vital in keeping both body and mind cleansed.

  • Guru mantra
  • Healing Mantra
  • Food mantra

Meditation is the process of quieting the mind in order to spend time in thought for relaxation or spiritual purposes. The goal is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth. In practice, meditation involves concentrated focus on something such as a sound, image or feeling. Meditation involves concentration and relaxation – both of which are enhanced by yoga. Just as there are many styles of yoga, so too are there a variety of ways to meditate. The first stage of meditation is to find a focal point or method of focusing in order to free oneself from distractions. Some methods of focusing include:
Sound: Repeating a mantra, phrase or other sound.
Visualizing: Picturing an object with eyes closed, such as a lotus flower or the energy points in the body (chakras).
Gazing: Looking at an actual object with eyes open. Candles, flowers or pictures are common objects used in gazing.
Breathing: Observing the breath and what it feels like – the sensations – as it travels in and out of the body.

  • Aum Mantra Meditation
  • Tratak Meditation
  • Let go Meditation
  • Dynamic Meditation
Yoga Nidra

MYoga nidra, a Sanskrit term meaning "yogic sleep" is a deep relaxation technique and a form of meditation. lso called "psychic sleep," yoga nidra is a state between sleeping and waking. The body is completely relaxed and the practitioner turns the awareness inward by listening to a set of instructions; much like a guided meditation. Performing yoga nidra involves practicing pratyahara ("withdrawal of the senses"), which is the fifth limb of Ashtanga yoga.

  • Calms the mind
  • Relaxes and rejuvenates the body
Yogic Life Style

Take your yoga off the mat and into your life for more balance and clarity in everything from relationships and parenting to your home and garden. This is your guide to a living an authentic lifestyle despite everyday stress.

  • How we eat
  • How we conduct ourselves
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation
  • Positive thinking

Ayurveda is an ancient Life style and medical system from India. The term is derived from the Sanskrit ayur, meaning "life" or "longevity," and veda, meaning "knowledge" or "science. The concept of ayurveda is based on two major principles. The first principle is that the body and mind are interconnected, and the second principle is that the mind is powerful enough to heal the body. The body is cured of illnesses only when one's awareness of the self expands.

  • Tridosha ( prakariti and Vikriti)
  • Saptdhatu
  • Shatrasa
Yoga philosophy

Yoga philosophy is well described in "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali," where he outlines the eight limbs, or stages, that one should follow to reach moksha. The eight limbs include the-

  • Yamas
  • Niyamas,
  • Asanas (physical practice), Pranayama (breathingexercises),
  • Pratyahara (withdrawal),
  • Dharana (concentration),
  • Dhyana (meditation)
  • Samadhi (union with God).
Ayurvedic Cooking

Ayurvedic cooking is an art and a science at the same time. Ayurvedic foods are not only aromatic and flavoured; they are also appetizing and have a healing effect when served in an inspiring atmosphere. The main objectives of Ayurvedic preparation of food is the cleansing of toxins that have entered the body and the electrochemical vitalising of the body. The five elements namely the three doshas; the three gunas; the seven dhatus and the six tastes. Ayurveda views the process of cooking, digestion and nutrition as integrated. That is why it always recommends an eating sequence where the focus is on easier digestion and the body’s capability of extracting the maximum nutrition from the consumed food.

  • Ayurvedic Khichadi
  • Rayata and
  • Chatni
  • Virupaksha Temple. ...
  • Badavi Linga. ...
  • Vittala Temple Complex. ...
  • Ganigatti Jain temple. ...
  • Krishna Temple. ...
  • Lotus Mahal. ...
  • Hampi Bazaar. ...

Archaeological Museum. One of the main attractions of Hampi is the Archaeological Museum located at Kamalapura which was established by ASI
And Many more.

  • Culture Dress Wearing
  • Satsang
  • Culture Program
  • Making Rangoli


India’s most sought Yoga teachers will be taking the sessions.


2 Person shared accommodation, 5 local tours to Hampi, Vegetarian meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)


All Insurance, Bottled water, Medical and injury insurance, everything which is not mentioned in the Inclusions, private expenses.

Terms and Conditions

  • The schedule and the tours are subject to change and is the discretion of the IndianYoga.School .
  • IndianYoga.School will be not responsible for any injuries during practice or during the tour to Hampi or during the entire retreat.
  • Nudity , drugs are banned in India.
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