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Aditi Banerjee Corporate Tax Lawyer New York stayed for 4 weeks in Oct 2011

I whole heartedly recommend a visit to Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre for anyone looking for a aptly named wellness holiday, yoga / Ayurveda therapy, a beautiful tranquil and spiritually restorative Himalayan holiday.; a yoga meditation retreat, self discovery and / or discovery of the ancient wisdom and knowledge systems at the root of Indo Vedic Hindu civilizations and traditions.
Everything at Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre has been meticulously and thoughtfully designed to be conducive to one’s physical, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual well being – from the sacred location to the food, the disciplines and routines that are observed faithfully, the natural beauty all around, the every need and convenience is taken care of, so that one can focus on the higher things in life and most of all the tremendous amount of energy, compassion and tapas/ spiritual power poured into the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre by Shukl’acharya and Samrita.
What distinguishes Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre from many other places dedicated to Ayurveda / yoga healing is the tremendous amount of sattwa that is generated and flowing here, which makes Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre especially conducive as a place for retreat and healing. It is really like a rishi ashram from the days of yore and in addition to everything else a gurukul where one can learn gems from the ancient knowledge and wisdom of the Himalayan Masters.
Whether one comes to Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre for a few days, a few weeks, or even months, one will certainly derive great benefits in every dimension of life. It is a rare opportunity in this day and age to be able to visit such a place and I urge you to try it for yourself .

Aditi Banerjee

Ruben Jara- Hotel Mangement San Diego California USA

I came to the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre  in July of 2011 for a four month spiritual retreat.

With little words possible…it has been a life changing experience. I have learned, felt, and discovered so much about spirituality, health, nutrition, yoga postures, meditation, and most importantly the balance of earth and space (by this I mean the balance between your duty on this earth and to the universe or “god”).

For those who are interested in attending Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre , I highly recommend it

As the spiritual teacher says, you arrive there because you were meant to be there. And, I personally agree. It is a whirlwind of new knowledge and appreciation to life.

This place is run by an amazing and very educated Indian couple.

It is a safe location, secure and safe transportation can be facilitated from Delhi, the location is on a great hillside in the Himalayan mountains on the outskirts of a quaint lake town. But what is at best is the retreat center…it holds amazing nurturing energies and vibrations if you allow to open yourself.

One thing to remember, it is a foreign developing country. luxury and serenity is a different experience and perception for us modern westerners. If attending this amazing place…I recommend an open mind and heart to everything and everyone. You will not be disappointed. Namaskaar

 

Ruben Jara

Kim Pihl August 2011 The owner of The Farm Yoga and Wellness Centre – New Hampshire

The experience I had at the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre was very good for me.   I felt cared for and safe there.  Samrita and Shukl’acharya are wonderful and full of knowledge.   I enjoyed their company ,had nice talks, and outings together.   The staff was attentive and polite .  The food was good. There was always plenty to eat with occasional sweets and special requests. My room was neat and clean with a balcony to sit outside and enjoy the sounds and sights of the Hymalayas 🙂

I would be happy to talk to anyone who is considering a visit. [Kimrpihl@aol.com]

Kim Pihl

Agnese & Yves Vander Velde European Commission Brussels 14h to 17th November 2010

We spent only three days in this gorgeous place.

The food was absolutely delicious, naturally prepared without much oil or spices, and no onion or garlic. We enjoyed every little bit of it. We learnt a lot about Ayurvedic lifestyle from Samrita & Shukl’acharya, the founders of Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre. Both took very good care of us and we felt like at home.

I recommend this place, Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre , to everyone who wants to find their inner peace and experience a beautiful part of India.

Agnese has been kind enough to allow use of her email id for those wishing to confirm this or in case they would like to ask them any questions. agnese.brence(@ ) ec.europa.eu

Agnese & Yves Vander Velde

Monica Fontana (Sri Damini Ma) Italy lead a group of Italians on a spiritual tour to India in August 2010

 Her comments and that of her group members are mentioned

Wonderful and enjoyable staying…… Too short to experience to the fullest. Delicious food, spiritual attitude and beautiful atmosphere. I will come back soon

Laura Conti Italy

This has been the first night of peace and tranquility, I have spent in India. I am happy to have known you and this paradise. You have made me feel in peace with myself and the universe. Thank you for your wonderfull food and spiritual moments. It has been a wonderful experience and thank you for the light that shines in your eyes. You are so sweet and strong. In the mean time I will remember you and take you in my heart.

De Benedittis Alessandro Italy

During our journey, it is necessary to stop for some honey for the soul. God is smiling and me too.

Grignolio Roberta Italy

Thank you so much for your hospitality. This place is wonderfula nd peaceful. Thank you.

Enrica Dubini Italy

It was the first moment of rest and silence after one week of tiring travelling. Thanks for the food, healthy and delicious and for the arti puja. I will take all these experiences with me in my heart.

Maria Biasin Italy

For me this experience is very interesting. Peace in my soul, very good food and very good stay. The satsang and puja very beautiful. Thank you

Italian group led by Monica Fontana

Jennifer Earl  Australia Jennifer Earl [jenearl80@hotmail.com] Jennifer is a dietician as well as a management person, who quit her banker’s job in London in August 2009′ and was here till late December to understand Vedic values, belief systems and the role of Ayurveda in wellness.

‘The past five months have been one of the best experiences and times of my life.. No words can even begin to decribe how grateful and blessed I feel for this special time here with you all at Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre

.’

Jennifer Earl

Rebecca Munn UK

Rebecca was here from June to November 2009′ Though she came here for a quiet solitary retreat, she took keen interest in what we had to offer and studied with us, which she now has added to her existing knowledge of healing practices.

‘This is to say the most enormous Thank you for everything. It’s not easy to express in mere human words just how I feel and the depth of my appreciation.

I am so very blessed to have found myself a home in this most sacred place with such beautiful people and to have been guided so expertly in this wonderful journey.

To you I am eternally grateful – for your truth, generosity, nature, skill, warmth and wisdom.

Wishiing you and Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre, prosperity, peace and joy always.’

Rebecca Munn

Madeleine McClelland Melbourne Australia Madeleine McClelland [madeleine.mcclelland@gmail.com] was here in October and November 2009′ She is widely travelled and though she dons the corporate suit, she is also an avid craftsperson and is doing her bit in preserving ancient arts and crafts of the world.

‘ If you checked the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre website and had an instant intution you should come here, do not doubt for a second. I had no idea (and no expectations) of what might be in store for me, but now I feel amazingly blessed to have shared in the satvik lifestyle. My holiday became an exploration of spirit, mind and body that gave me a precious awareness of life and the divine. I recommend Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre to anyone genuinely asking themselves ‘ what is the meaning of all this?’ and in fact to anyone who needs deep rejuvenation and solitude.’

 

Madeleine McClelland

Leana Kay Brown Sydney Australia [leana.kb@gmail.com] Leana was here in July and August 2009′

She wrote: ‘From the deepest level of my heart I thank you for welcoming me and sharing such knowledge, grace and love. I hope to send over other people to also experience the enjoyment I have.

Shukl’acharya, I feel so happy and happy to have had teachings from you. Thank you for being a great teacher, loving and understanding person.

Leana Kay Brown

Jaqueline Maree George, Yoga Teacher NSW Australia 220 Soldiers Pt Rd, Salamander Bay, NSW Australia 2317. phonen +61 409 503509 jackiegeorge@live.com.au
She was here from 18th April 2009 to 15th May 2009′ Her son Luke George is the famous motorcycle racing champion.

Namaskaar!
Being drawn to yoga and mediatation for a few years now, I was offered to teach the yoga classes in town and to take over from my local teacher as she planned to be abroad for a couple of years.
While I was happy to take up this offer, I felt I needed to bolster my knowldge and experience of yoga by taking up a proper training programme. I lloked up yoga centres in India naturally. Though Ipicked up Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre as it made the most sense to me, my well wishers were wary of my choosing a yoga centre simply based on the website and guest comments.
Having completed a month’s training programme, I wish to share my experience with others planning a trip to Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre, a place I fully recommend to anyone wishing to be there for any programme on offer. I assure you that you’ll be cared for whatever your need is, in the most comfortable, professional, caring and picturesque surroundings.
I knew my yoga teacher training programme was going to be more than just the basics Even before my arrival, any cocerns about he course or safety of travel were tken care of to the highest possible standard. The high level of personal care remained at all times during my stay, from food, comfort, education, wonderful staff and amazing nearby trips.I have only praise.
Shukl’acharya and Samrita took me in as part of their wonderful family. It is not just a livelihood for them, it is a way of life. They let you in their life with history, customs, endless knowledge going back thousands of years.
Yes, you go home very confident in your yoga asanas and knowledge of yoga to teach, Shukla Acharya makes sure of that, but also a small part of the ancent Vedic civilization goes home with you, which no money can buy.

 

Jaqueline Maree George

Ruben Jara- Hotel Mangement San Diego California USA

I came to the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre  in July of 2011 for a four month spiritual retreat.

With little words possible…it has been a life changing experience. I have learned, felt, and discovered so much about spirituality, health, nutrition, yoga postures, meditation, and most importantly the balance of earth and space (by this I mean the balance between your duty on this earth and to the universe or “god”).

For those who are interested in attending Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre , I highly recommend it

As the spiritual teacher says, you arrive there because you were meant to be there. And, I personally agree. It is a whirlwind of new knowledge and appreciation to life.

This place is run by an amazing and very educated Indian couple.

It is a safe location, secure and safe transportation can be facilitated from Delhi, the location is on a great hillside in the Himalayan mountains on the outskirts of a quaint lake town. But what is at best is the retreat center…it holds amazing nurturing energies and vibrations if you allow to open yourself.

One thing to remember, it is a foreign developing country. luxury and serenity is a different experience and perception for us modern westerners. If attending this amazing place…I recommend an open mind and heart to everything and everyone. You will not be disappointed. Namaskaar

 

Ruben Jara

Kim Pihl August 2011 The owner of The Farm Yoga and Wellness Centre – New Hampshire

The experience I had at the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre was very good for me.   I felt cared for and safe there.  Samrita and Shukl’acharya are wonderful and full of knowledge.   I enjoyed their company ,had nice talks, and outings together.   The staff was attentive and polite .  The food was good. There was always plenty to eat with occasional sweets and special requests. My room was neat and clean with a balcony to sit outside and enjoy the sounds and sights of the Hymalayas 🙂

I would be happy to talk to anyone who is considering a visit. [Kimrpihl@aol.com]

Kim Pihl

Agnese & Yves Vander Velde European Commission Brussels 14h to 17th November 2010

We spent only three days in this gorgeous place.

The food was absolutely delicious, naturally prepared without much oil or spices, and no onion or garlic. We enjoyed every little bit of it. We learnt a lot about Ayurvedic lifestyle from Samrita & Shukl’acharya, the founders of Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre. Both took very good care of us and we felt like at home.

I recommend this place, Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre , to everyone who wants to find their inner peace and experience a beautiful part of India.

Agnese has been kind enough to allow use of her email id for those wishing to confirm this or in case they would like to ask them any questions. agnese.brence(@ ) ec.europa.eu

Agnese & Yves Vander Velde

Monica Fontana (Sri Damini Ma) Italy lead a group of Italians on a spiritual tour to India in August 2010

 Her comments and that of her group members are mentioned

Wonderful and enjoyable staying…… Too short to experience to the fullest. Delicious food, spiritual attitude and beautiful atmosphere. I will come back soon

Laura Conti Italy

This has been the first night of peace and tranquility, I have spent in India. I am happy to have known you and this paradise. You have made me feel in peace with myself and the universe. Thank you for your wonderfull food and spiritual moments. It has been a wonderful experience and thank you for the light that shines in your eyes. You are so sweet and strong. In the mean time I will remember you and take you in my heart.

De Benedittis Alessandro Italy

During our journey, it is necessary to stop for some honey for the soul. God is smiling and me too.

Grignolio Roberta Italy

Thank you so much for your hospitality. This place is wonderfula nd peaceful. Thank you.

Enrica Dubini Italy

It was the first moment of rest and silence after one week of tiring travelling. Thanks for the food, healthy and delicious and for the arti puja. I will take all these experiences with me in my heart.

Maria Biasin Italy

For me this experience is very interesting. Peace in my soul, very good food and very good stay. The satsang and puja very beautiful. Thank you

Italian group led by Monica Fontana

Jennifer Earl  Australia Jennifer Earl [jenearl80@hotmail.com] Jennifer is a dietician as well as a management person, who quit her banker’s job in London in August 2009′ and was here till late December to understand Vedic values, belief systems and the role of Ayurveda in wellness.

‘The past five months have been one of the best experiences and times of my life.. No words can even begin to decribe how grateful and blessed I feel for this special time here with you all at Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre

.’

Jennifer Earl

Rebecca Munn UK

Rebecca was here from June to November 2009′ Though she came here for a quiet solitary retreat, she took keen interest in what we had to offer and studied with us, which she now has added to her existing knowledge of healing practices.

‘This is to say the most enormous Thank you for everything. It’s not easy to express in mere human words just how I feel and the depth of my appreciation.

I am so very blessed to have found myself a home in this most sacred place with such beautiful people and to have been guided so expertly in this wonderful journey.

To you I am eternally grateful – for your truth, generosity, nature, skill, warmth and wisdom.

Wishiing you and Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre, prosperity, peace and joy always.’

Rebecca Munn

Madeleine McClelland Melbourne Australia Madeleine McClelland [madeleine.mcclelland@gmail.com] was here in October and November 2009′ She is widely travelled and though she dons the corporate suit, she is also an avid craftsperson and is doing her bit in preserving ancient arts and crafts of the world.

‘ If you checked the Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre website and had an instant intution you should come here, do not doubt for a second. I had no idea (and no expectations) of what might be in store for me, but now I feel amazingly blessed to have shared in the satvik lifestyle. My holiday became an exploration of spirit, mind and body that gave me a precious awareness of life and the divine. I recommend Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre to anyone genuinely asking themselves ‘ what is the meaning of all this?’ and in fact to anyone who needs deep rejuvenation and solitude.’

 

Madeleine McClelland

Leana Kay Brown Sydney Australia [leana.kb@gmail.com] Leana was here in July and August 2009′

She wrote: ‘From the deepest level of my heart I thank you for welcoming me and sharing such knowledge, grace and love. I hope to send over other people to also experience the enjoyment I have.

Shukl’acharya, I feel so happy and happy to have had teachings from you. Thank you for being a great teacher, loving and understanding person.

Leana Kay Brown

Jaqueline Maree George, Yoga Teacher NSW Australia 220 Soldiers Pt Rd, Salamander Bay, NSW Australia 2317. phonen +61 409 503509 jackiegeorge@live.com.au
She was here from 18th April 2009 to 15th May 2009′ Her son Luke George is the famous motorcycle racing champion.

Namaskaar!
Being drawn to yoga and mediatation for a few years now, I was offered to teach the yoga classes in town and to take over from my local teacher as she planned to be abroad for a couple of years.
While I was happy to take up this offer, I felt I needed to bolster my knowldge and experience of yoga by taking up a proper training programme. I lloked up yoga centres in India naturally. Though Ipicked up Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre as it made the most sense to me, my well wishers were wary of my choosing a yoga centre simply based on the website and guest comments.
Having completed a month’s training programme, I wish to share my experience with others planning a trip to Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre, a place I fully recommend to anyone wishing to be there for any programme on offer. I assure you that you’ll be cared for whatever your need is, in the most comfortable, professional, caring and picturesque surroundings.
I knew my yoga teacher training programme was going to be more than just the basics Even before my arrival, any cocerns about he course or safety of travel were tken care of to the highest possible standard. The high level of personal care remained at all times during my stay, from food, comfort, education, wonderful staff and amazing nearby trips.I have only praise.
Shukl’acharya and Samrita took me in as part of their wonderful family. It is not just a livelihood for them, it is a way of life. They let you in their life with history, customs, endless knowledge going back thousands of years.
Yes, you go home very confident in your yoga asanas and knowledge of yoga to teach, Shukla Acharya makes sure of that, but also a small part of the ancent Vedic civilization goes home with you, which no money can buy.

 

Jaqueline Maree George

Nino Margvelashvili Bates, a journalist by profession, is widely travelled and leads the yoga class at the local YMCA in Calhoun, Georgia USA. She was at Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre  for an intensive yoga retreat from 13th to 20th June 2008′
“India is a fascinating country, but a first time visitor can be discouraged and frustrated by the prevailing chaos on the roads and markets. But the view of the magnificient Taj Mahal and experience of Satvik living at The Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre, Bhimtal, Himalayas will let those first impressions fade away.
If Taj is a must see, so is the experience at Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre for every visitor to India..
The Retreat is clean and has an unusual construction, thanks to one of the many talents of its founder , Shukl’acharya (Shri Pulak Ranjan Shukla.)
The staff is amazingly friendly and makes you feel right at home.
For my future trips to India, Taj and The Shuklacharya’s Retreat & Spiritual Centre would be the only two spots on my travelling list and worth showing to my son.”

Nino Margvelashvili

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