New yoga holiday in India – RIGHT ROYAL RAJASTHAN
8-18 Feb 2018 – see February page on our website for further details on this fabulous yoga retreat!
Some great reviews here
The ten days I spent with Pollyanna in Rajastahn was an extraordinary "holiday"
As a newcomer to Yoga, the revelation of waking to yoga at dawn, and again at sunset was
wonderful. The light and sounds at these times of day, and joining with others in sun salutations
and meditations was unforgettable.
Two dawn meditation walks through local landscapes were an exceptional experience of history and tranquility .
Pollyanna has a gentle approach, and is also a practitioner with years of experience so she knew when and how
to challenge us individually.
Pollyanna has been visiting India for many years, and has established friendships with many people at the different
locations we stayed in.
We were reaping the benefits of the high regard in which she is held by may; from managers, to Prince, to waiters.
From palaces to havelis, to lakeside tent, all were splendid locations to stay , in their own unique ways.
The food was always varied and delicious.
I felt Pollyanna always had our best interests at heart, and that she was making possible adjustments to make future
Royal Yoga holidays even more special.
I treasure the memory of the tranquility and the hospitality and would recommend this as a yoga holiday with
absolute conviction, and a certain amount of envy for others who choose to go with Pollyanna.
I loved the sense of the otherness of India on this yoga holiday with a difference. The whole experience – in Ravla Khempur,
Castle Bijaipur, Pangarh Lake Resort and Kankarwa Haveli – was utterly memorable. The social revelation of visiting villages;
fabulous dawn nature walks; fascinating Chittorgarh Fort; the mad busyness of markets. So much to do in Udaipur, but still
time for a day trip to the architecturally stunning Ranakpur Temple.
Sights and sounds of Rajasthan were balanced by our yoga sessions, mostly outside so that we experienced an affinity with
the natural world. Pollyanna guided us through the practices and meditations with careful thoughtfulness. She was the best
of teachers and her meticulous organisation meant that one never felt troubled about having to sort out details of travel,
whilst being free to wander as much or as little as one wanted.
It was my first time in India and it was the best introduction to people, life, culture, and energy of this fascinating country.
Pollyanna has a great understanding and love for India and she is knowledgeable and respectable teacher.
The holiday was the right balance of practising different aspects of yoga, experiencing the life in India and doing nothing,
resting and reviving. Accommodation, food, trips and variety of experiences exceeded my hopes.
I felt that my practice was enhanced by being outdoors, with smells, sounds and light of this incredible place.If you have a chance to go,
don't wait. Now is the time!
What a wonderful treat! 10 days sampling the delights of Rajasthan. An exciting, but relaxing retreat, well planned,
with transport waiting for our pickup from the airport and to each venue.First stop - Ravla Khempur or The Marigold Hotel (as in the film).
Fascinating guided tour of the local village. Delicious food served by the friendly staff and the added bonus of being the only guests .
Second stop - Castle Bijaipur. A chance to visit temples, Chittaurgarh Fort and a wonderful welcome at the beautiful, traditional hotel.
Horse riding , swimming and early morning bird watching walk by the lake included in the variety of activities on offer.
Third stop was the beautiful Panghar Lake with stunning birdlife and evening fireside musical entertainment overlooking the lake.
The final stop was one night in Udaipur to witness the hustle and bustle of Indian city life after the peace of rural life.
Every day at dawn and dusk we had yoga practice with Pollyanna sharing her knowledge and experience guiding us through to
deep relaxation and peace. I highly recommend this holiday and would love to go again!
The retreat with Pollyanna has been an absolute pleasure, she has a profound knowledge and experience of Indian culture
and environment and we felt totally safe and comfortable on this trip. Everything was so well organised and dealt with ,
I could not fault Pollyannas great organizational skills. The combination of daily yoga classes with cultural trips and visits
and personal free time, was perfectly balanced and Pollyannas teaching technique is probably one of the best I have ever experienced.
The 3 days by the lake was an amazing and unique addition to the holiday and practicing yoga by the lake in the early hours is one of
the best memories I have been left with. Everything about this trip was perfect and has left a very special and beautiful memory in our hearts.
Wonderfully relaxing yoga retreat in Rajasthan, India, with Pollyanna to guide us; a very knowledgeable yoga teacher who knows
this area very well resulting in our learning about the local culture as well as receiving very good service everywhere.
We began at Ravla Kempur, a unique beautiful 'castle' where we practised yoga on the marble roof terrace at sunset;
then onto Castle Bijaipur with swimming pool and luxurious surroundings; followed by luxury camping by a lake where we sat in
the evenings by a log fire serenaded by local musicians; with a finale stay in Udaipur with a hotel overlooking the bustling beauty
of the lake where shopping is great fun and eating out overlooking the lake is an amazing experience.
The food is delicious and varied in each place,freshly prepared.
This holiday suits any level of yoga student and each of us received individual attention as well as practising as a group.
I loved it so much I am going again this year!
Linda Hillary Meise