Yoga Ambassadors Tour 2018

Yoga Ambassador Tour is a specialised familiarisation trip for established & practising yoga professionals from around the world to have a first-hand experience of Kerala, the southern state of India, the country proud to be known as the birth place of Yoga. This 10 day educational tour of Kerala as part of Yoga Ambassador Tour will not only showcase the varied product range of Kerala but also gives an opportunity to the delegates to engage in various yoga based activities. The tour will be coming to an end on 21st JUN’18 which eventually is the International Yoga Day, and the delegates would also be getting a chance to participate in mass yoga drill. The tentative programme schedule as under.

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Yoga Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day01 / Jun13“Namaste”…Atithi Devo Bhava (The guest is equivalent to God)
Meet and Assist you at Trivandrum International Airport on arrival and proceed to your pre booked Hotel /Resort.
Trivandrum is the Capital City of Kerala (God’s Own Country), Referred by Mahatma Gandhi as the “Evergreen City of India”. The City is ranked among the best cities to live in India. Warm Welcome you at your Hotel/Resort Check-in and Overnight stay..
Day02 /Jun140700: Breakfast at respective hotels
0815: Pickup from hotel to Leela Convention Center
0830: Registration
0930: Grand Inaugural of the “Yoga Ambassador tour” first of its kind in the World. Lighting the Lamp by Shri Shripad Yesso Naik,Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Ayush, Govt. Of India.
1030: Technical Session 1 – Philosophical Foundations of Yoga
Chairperson: Prof. V. Purandara Reddy,Dean, Faculty of Darsanas, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati
 Co-Chairman: Dr. Krishna Sharma, Professor, Department of Yoga, Mangalore University

Dr. B.R. Sharma
Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla
Yoga in ancient scriptures
Dr. Yogi Sivan
Hatha Yoga Parampara
Dr. Alwar
Professor of Nyaya, Maharaja Sanskrit College, Mysore
Yoga in Darshanas
Prof. H.V.Nagaraja Rao 
Hon. Editor, Sudharma Sanskrit Daily, Mysore
Patanjali Yoga & its philosophy & practice

1300: Technical Session 1 Ends – Lunch Break
1400: Technical Session 2 – Science Behind Yoga
Chairperson: Dr. M.V. Bhole, Former Jt. Director (Research), Kaivalyadhama.
 Co-Chairman: Yogi Jayadevan, Universal Yoga Consciousness, Ollur, Kerala

Dr. Naveen K.V.
Director, FAITHS, Bengaluru.
Psycho-neuro- immunology and Yoga
Dr. R. Nagarathna
Medical Director, SVYASA, Bengaluru
Yoga as a Medical Science
Dr. Meena Ramanathai
Deputy Director, ICYER, Puducherry
Yoga Therapy: Its principles & practices
Dr. Shivaram Varambally
Associate Professor, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
Yoga & Mental Health

1700: Technical Session II ends
1800: Cultural Programme
1900: Dinner
2100: Wishing you all “Subharathri” (Goodnight)

Day03 /Jun150700: Common Yoga Protocol
0800: Breakfast
0900: Proceed to Sivananda Ashram for an excursion tour and interactive session on yoga.
1200: Lunch Break
1300: Proceed to Kanyakumari.
1530: Visit Vivekananda Rock by specially arranged Boat, Visit Meditation Hall.
1600: Proceed to Thiruvalluvar Statue (or the Valluvar Statue, is a 133-feet tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar, author of the Tirukkural, an ancient Tamil work on secular ethics and morality)by boat.
1630: Visit Vivekananda Ashram &Exhibition Centre
1730: Return back to Kovalam after seeing sunset
2030: At Kovalam Hotels on arrival straight to Dinner
2130: Shubharathri
Day04 /Jun160530: Wakeup Call
0600: Common Yoga Protocol
0700: Breakfast
0745: Bags Out
0800: Check out time, this is the time to say Bye to Kovalam.  Drive to Next Destination Aranmula. At Aranmula, “AranmulaKannadi” the fine metallurgical art of making metal mirrors and is considered as an auspicious object kept in households for bringing prosperity, luck and wealth. Metal mirror is a rare piece of craft that had existed even during the Vedic period of Indian history. The myth about the origin and secret of its composition makes it a truly fascinating craft.
1300: Lunch Sadhya: Captivating taste buds. Kerala has always had its glory of treating its people with irresistible delicacies. Among the many mouth-watering foods that it offers, Sadhya stands high on top with pride due to its magnificence and divinity.
1430: Proceed to Kumarakom
1630: Board Houseboat for a short backwater cruise with Tea & Snacks served on board
1800: Check in atPre Booked Hotels.
1900: Cultural Programs / Tribal Dance
2030: Dinner
2130: Shubharathri

Day05/ Jun170630: Wakeup Call
0700: Common Yoga Protocol
0800: Breakfast
0845: Bags Out
0900: Check out and proceed to Thekkady by Coach.
1200: Stop at Panchalimedu to visit Prakriti Shakti, Centre for Holistic Healing
1300: Proceed to Thekkady
1430:Check in at respective hotels in Thekkady& lunch served
1515: Leave for visit Periyar Tiger Reserve, Boating in the lake.
1800: Return to pre booked Hotels
2030: Dinner
2130: Shubharathri

Day06/ Jun180700: Common Yoga Protocol
0800: Breakfast
0845: Bags Out
0900: Check out and proceed to Spice Plantation visit, Calvary Mountain
1330: Lunch at Carmelia Hotel
1400: Drive to Munnar.
1800: Reach Munnar and Check in at Hotel (Munnar is situated at around 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats mountain range. Munnar is called “Kashmir of South India” Munnar was the summer capital of the British in southern India. Munnar was developed to cultivate tea plants by British although it was first discovered by Scottish planters. Munnar is located at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudra puzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.)
2030: Dinner
2130: Shubharathri

Day07/ Jun190700: Common Yoga Protocol
0800: Breakfast
0900: Check Out from Hotel
1000: Proceed to Visit Muniyara Dolmens and Meditation (The Muniyara Dolmensare magnificent prehistoric dolmens, situated in Chinnakanal. Belongs to the Neolithic Age, these aboveground burial chambers are built with large stone slabs and are called ‘megaliths.’ The historians keep special interest in these granite slabs as they are more than thousand years old. A lot of anthropologists and archaeologists from all over the world visit this fascinating destination to explore the remnants of Dolmenoid cists belonging to the Megalithic age.
1130: Drive to Munnar City, Tea Museum and Srishti NGO.
1330: Proceed for Lunch (Showcase Munnar)
1530: Proceed to Chitrapuram Area (Fog/ Leaf/ Tea County)
1900: Dinner (MDM)
2130: Shubharathri
Day08/ Jun200700: Common Yoga Protocol
0800: Breakfast
0900: Check out and proceed to Our Next Destination
1330: Lunch at BTH Sarovar
1430: Proceed to Check in to your Pre bookedHotels (Kochi also known as Cochin, Called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onward, and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic era. Occupied by the Portuguese in 1503, Kochi was the first of the European colonies in colonial India. It remained the main seat of Portuguese India until 1530. Cochin is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulum in the state of Kerala and is often referred to as Ernakulum.) Followed by lunch
1700: Sunset cruise of the Kochi backwaters.
1830: Traditional Kalari Performance by Martial Academy Trichur(Kalaripayattu (pronounced as Kalarippayatt) is a martial art, which originated as a style in Kerala, southern India (North Malabar). Existence of Martial arts in India for over 3000 years can be proved by the mention of martial arts in the Vedas. According to ancient folklore, Lord Vishnu’s disciple Parasurama who was an avatar of Lord Vishnu is believed to be the founder of martial arts in India.)
2000: Dinner
2130: Shubharathri

Day09/ Jun210700: Mass Drill Yoga – Common Yoga Protocol(World Yoga Day)
0930: Breakfast
1030: Back to Hotel and relax
1200: Lunch
1330: Visit Mattancherry Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Fort Cochin
1700: Back to hotel by  Autos (TukTuk)
1900: Thanks giving party, Chaired by Leaders of ATTOI following by Networking Dinner with Lots of Fun and Music.
2230: Shubharathri
Day10/ Jun220730: Breakfast
0830: Say Time to “Shubhayathra”(Goodbye), Time to Catch your Destination Flight.

(”May all beings everywhere be free,
 May the kings rule the earth along the right path;
 May all beings be happy and free from suffering.
 May all the beings in all the worlds become happy;
 Peace, peace, and peace be everywhere!”)
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