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Studying Beyond Gurukul (Campus)


  • Philosophy lectures, Discourses on scientific yoga research and meditation philosophies
  • Indian language class (Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi)
  • Sanskrit Shlok chanting
  • Bhajan, Kirtan in temple
  • Yogic Cleansing Ceremony/Shatkarmas
  • Interaction with Yoga Community
  • Indian Bollywood movie evening
  • Indian festivals, traditions, celebrations and prayer ceremonies
  • Kirtan, movie and fire gatherings
  • Educational trip to the orphanage, Ayurveda college, primary health care centre
  • Teaching yoga in village school

Students Cultural Exchange Program

For Swasti Yoga Intensive Residential course- Activities

  • Juice Fasting and Detoxification
  • Vegetarian Cookery
  • Meditation and Positive Thinking Retreats
  • Saree draping
  • Festival celebration- Traditional rituals, sacred practices and festivals of devotion form an integral part of yogic life. Worship, chanting and prayer are nurtured and promoted.
  • Indian table manners and traditions
  • Free excursions to sites of interest/ Day-off activities
  • Custom itineraries with trip designer
  • Cultural program- Experience the sacred arts of music and dance from many cultural perspectives
  • Indian Classical Music and Dance
  • Heena drawing
  • Rangoli drawing

Local excursions:

Pune is famous for its yoga hub and cultural heritage. We design curated trips with some of the best local places and activities.

  • Sunrise hiking at Ghoradeshwar temple
  • Full moon meditation retreat at Vaarivana/ Pawana resort
  • Silent walking at Indrayani river, Bird valley garden, Appu ghar, Durga tekdi, Ganesha talav, Thergaon/ Rahatani garden
  • Trekking, Nature hikes with a trusted guide
  • Go cycling in the village
  • Khadakwasla lake
  • Forts- Sinhagad Fort, Shaniwar Wada
  • Caves- Karla buddhist caves 2nd cent BC (59 km from Pune), Bhaja Caves
  • Cultural places- Aga Khan Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Osho Ashram, Darshan museum, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharajah Museum
  • Temples- Trips to Alandi Temple with puja, Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple, Chaturshringi Temple, Kondeshwar temple, Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Tukaram Temple Dehu, Mandai ganpati, Parvati temple
  • Farmer’s homestead lunch excursion at Vaarivan
  • Walks in the Plantations, local village and nature hikes
  • Explore Pune for yourself, spending the day either at the local market shopping or maybe you wish to visit the famous Karla caves and Lonavala Hill station, either way, we give you time to explore the local area.
  • Noble silence meditation retreat, go out to watch the stars or sit by the fireplace
  • Trash Hero activity (join local folks to make their village cleaner and more beautiful!)
  • Eatery: Marz-O-Rin, Vadapav at Joshi, Puneri misal, Puneri Tea Tasting

Optional Paid activities:

Extra Cost (advance notice may be required) with good Value-for-Money:

  • Swasti signature Ayurveda panchakarma
  • Spa and massage treatments are available upon request
  • Individual health & wellness consultation
  • Ayurveda cooking classes
  • 1-on-1 yoga Apprentice program, coaching and mentoring program
  • Pawna Lakeside camping – Enjoy the most amazing sunset over the amazing Pawana backwaters and clifftop temple
  • Nature- Mahabaleshwar (120 Km from Pune)
  • Alibaug, Kashid Beach (170 Km from Pune) retreat and Sunset meditation
  • Wellness departure consultation
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