Space x Time x Self Retreat


Yoga sutra speaks of how one experiences sukham (happiness) and dukham (sorrow) as a function of the expansiveness and constriction of one’s inner space. As we engage with life in material pursuits (career, money, relationships, etc.) the quality of life experience is also determined by the way we experience the space and time through which we pass through. Jyotisha sastra (astrology) gives a comprehensive framework of understanding one’s location in life at any moment with respect to the larger cosmos (outer space) and how this influences the way we experience different times in our lives, the challenges and opportunities it brings to us, and how we can optimise our energies to align with these changes to live a life that is filled with meaning and beauty.

In this retreat, we explore the idea of space and time in Indian thought through the lens of Jyotisha vidya and Yoga practices. This exploration will be through a combination of asana-pranayama practices, antaranga yoga (Inner Work Through Yoga) explorations through reflective art and contemplative dialogues, and an introduction to some of the themes from jyotisha sastra that relate to how we experience space and time in our life.

We will also be exploring the beautiful scenic spots of Chikmagalur through nature walks and short treks, and have fun filled sessions of tarot reading and story telling too as part of the retreat.

Dates: December 25 (12 noon) – December 28 (12 noon), 2021
Duration: 3 Nights, 4 Days
Venue: Kevala Foundation, Chikmagalur, Karnataka. (~420 kms from Bangalore)


Jay Shankar


Hariprasad Varma

Hari is a Transformational Coach, Facilitator and Yoga Therapist. He is passionate about working with people and organisations in enabling them to be the best that they can be anchored on Indic wisdom traditions. Hari founded Yogaśāla in 2017 as a location-independent yoga venture to travel and create spaces for ‘Yoga On The Go’. Here he combines his passion for adventure, travel, yoga and storytelling. He has organised numerous yoga retreats across India and abroad, facilitates corporate wellness workshops, and teaches personalised yoga practice in the tradition of Sri. T. Krishnamacharya. He also designs creative workshops blending yoga with storytelling, music, arts and theatre by collaborating with artists from these fields.

​Hari is part of Ritambhara where he learns Yoga Sutras & Antaranga Yoga under the mentorship of Sri Raghu Ananthanarayanan. He is completing his international certification (IAYT) in Yoga Therapy from YogaVahini under the guidance of Smt. Saraswati Vasudevan. He is also completing a dual accreditation in Transformational Coaching with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) & European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). He facilitates many Antaranga Yoga based offerings from Ritambhara and leads corporate leadership programs with Totally Aligned Organisation (TAO).

Retreat Fee: INR 21,000
Inclusions: Food, Accommodation (Single Room), All Sessions
Exclusions: Travel to and from the retreat venue

Maximum Participants: 10

Note: Yogaśāla retreats are small group events which facilitate deep connections and conversations between group members. Registrations will be accepted on first come, first serve basis.

Travel Logistics:

  • From Bangalore city you can avail cab or Volvo or ordinary buses to Chikmagalur town.
  • Pick up will be arranged from Chikmagalur town to the retreat venue if you arrive by bus.

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