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OVERVIEW


Despite technological advancements, modern society is becoming increasingly stressful, isolated, and miserable. The Australian Bureau of Statistics report that more than half of all Australians meet the criteria for a diagnosis of a mental disorder at some point in their lives. Each year, one in five Australian will experience some sort of mental illness. Some of the common conditions include – anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issue, workplace stress, eating disorder, substance abuse, and so on.


We now live in a world where it is perhaps easier to live longer, but harder to stay calm and be happy. You might feel that despite your best intentions and efforts, the gaps between the hopes for yourself and the realities of your life diverge painfully. We exist in a world where our lives are often punctuated by stressors and most people do not possess the necessary coping skills to be resilient and have a meaningful, functional, and happy life. The stress that inevitably emanates from this coupled with your personal challenges concoct a recipe for an unhappy, dysfunctional, and stressful life.


It is, therefore, imperative to probe away at our notions of what it is that we really want out of our lives. It is critical and non-negotiable to invest in mental health by developing a value-driven and resilient psyché – one that will help you remain calm, content, and happy, even in the face of adversity.


With this in mind, we have developed the Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat - this provides a space for reflection and an opportunity to learn crucial life skills that will enhance your mental health and well-being.


HIGHLIGHTS


✓ All expenses-paid extravaganza for 10 days

✓ Return airfare

✓ Indo-European Ashram-style Cottage Accommodation

✓ All Meals: morning and evening tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner

✓ Domestic travel to and from Airport to accommodation

✓ Daily mindfulness sessions

✓ Daily yoga sessions

✓ Local travel, tour and treks

✓ Other goodies: Mindfulness and Yoga essentials – towels, yoga mats, cushions, clothing, candles, and more for you to take home!


INSTRUCTOR


Dr Dev Roychowdhury


Dr Dev Roychowdhury is the Founder and Director of DR PSYCHOLOGY, an evidence-based mindful psychology enterprise. He has worked as a Mental Health Clinician in Australia and is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). He has also held the position of Deputy Chair and Treasurer of the APS - Australian Capital Territory Branch. He has also served as a commissioned Army Psychology Officer in the Australian Defence Force.


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LOCATION


This Retreat will offer you the unique opportunity to travel to the cradle of Mindfulness and Yoga - India!


Set in the pristine foothills of the Himalayas, this bucolic landscape offers an unique opportunity to heal the mind, body, and soul. Located within the premises of an iconic Monastery and an hour away from the hometown of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharmasala - the place is uniquely positioned in North India where the ambience is a blend of monastic tranquility and spiritual transcendence.


The quiet and hallowed township, spread over 20 acres of protected land, fuses authentic Indian tradition with ingenuous facilities to offer ashram-style cottage accommodation that boasts of dramatic views of the Himalayas, a natural masterpiece – perfect for a healing retreat.


ACCOMMODATION


The Indo-European accommodation preserves traditional Tibetan architecture and is uniquely placed amongst garden and flower beds that hosts an orchard of apricot, apple, plum and peach, and is flanked by pine forest on the right and rhodendron & oak forest on the left.


You will be staying in private or shared accommodation. You will also enjoy views of the Himalayas, meditation halls, walking tracks, and in-house restaurant that boasts sattvik cuisine delicately tailored and prepared by our executive chef.


ADMINISTRATION


To ensure that you make the most out of this journey, the group will be capped at a maximum of 10 people and guided by Dr Dev Roychowdhury. You will receive assistance at each and every leg of the journey. We will also conduct a complimentary information and 'meet and greet' session before our departure to answer all your queries and get to know each other. The medium of instruction for the entire course would be English.


This retreat offers individuals an opportunity to find respite from their busy and often hectic lives. It not only affords them the space to immerse themselves in introspection, but also amass crucial life skills that will equip them to navigate adversities in life. Although it is plausible for the group to contemplate and discuss psycho-existential concerns as part of this journey, this retreat is not meant to be group therapy or substitute for any form of psychological, counselling, or therapy sessions.


CONTACT


If you are keen on experiencing this journey, please write to info@drdevroy.com and express your interest in joining the group.



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