Yoga Shala

The Mirage is available to yoga teachers to bring their students for residencies/retreats of whatever duration suits them. We can comfortably accommodate 18 guests, depending on whether or not twin-sharing is an option. All meals are available from our excellent kitchen, vegetarian & non-vegetarian. We grow many of our own vegetables, organically. Fresh juices are also available, on request. 

The newly built yoga centre is being used for hosting both yoga sessions of yoga groups and rehearsal sessions of theatre groups in residency. Facing the Yoga shala is our newly built swimming pool. Apart from other activities, many walks, from easy strolls through the fields to treks for the fit along the jungle paths are possible around The Mirage. The space is also available to artists from other fields.

UPCOMING YOGA RETREATS (June 7-14, 2020, May-July, November, 2019)

“Being Yoga in the Himalayas with Ira Trivedi”, July 4-8, 2019

“I’m thrilled to announce my retreat this Summer from July 4 to July 8 at the stunning Mirage Andretta in Palampur. Just an hour away from Dharamshala nestled in the Himalayas, we will spend 5 days immersed in Yoga, meditation and Pranayama. We do two 1.5 hour practises daily, we follow a yogic diet focused on weight loss, made from farm-dream, local ingredients, we take long mountain walks and meditate till we levitate.”—Ira

Himalayan Wander Lust  - A Digital Detox Retreat

With Shraddha Vora 

 Dates: 31 May – 5 June 2019

Venue: Mirage, Andretta, Himachal Pradesh

Nearest Airport: Kangra, Dharamsala (Mirage is 43 Kms from the airport and we can organise you're pick up which can be paid directly to the taxi person. 


Single occupancy : Rs. 53,000

Double Occupancy: Rs. 39,500 (per person)


This is a 5 day & 6 night yoga retreat at Mirage, Andretta and heritage homestay in the foothills of the Dhauladhar range, Himachal Pradesh. On this retreat we will experience what it is to live in sync with nature. 


We have planned a trip to the artist village of Andretta, a few silent walks through the mountains, a trip to Sherabling Monastery, pottery sessions (so all of us can come away with one hand-made object), along with daily yoga and meditation sessions with Shraddha. 


Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to connect with Shraddha to have a chat. 


We look forward to hearing from you. We would require a deposit of Rs. 20,000 per person to block a spot on the retreat. 

NOVEMBER YOGA RETREAT WITH SUZANNE JEVON-HUGHSTON, JEVON YOGA AND JEVON YOGA HOLIDAYS, UNITED KINGDOM

(5th to 10th November, 2019)

I first met Denis at a Himalayan wedding in 2008 which I was invited to along with one of my yoga holiday groups and in 2011, remembering his offer for me to pay him a visit, finally brought a group to stay at his tucked away homestay, in the peaceful, rural artist’s village of Andretta. I revisited The Mirage again with a yoga group in 2012 and 2017 and am looking forward to my fourth visit in 2019.

With homecooked food, friendly warm staff, comfortable accommodation with quirky antiques and even an electric blanket for the cool nights, and bird song and the slow- paced life of the local people, one cannot help but feel immersed in the quiet beauty of India culture.

For yoga and meditation practice there is a super glass yoga shala amidst a bamboo grove and I am looking forward to the luxury of a swimming pool and spa which are presently being constructed which will surly enhance the serene experience of being at The Mirage.

With every visit I have discovered new treasures of history, beauty, and culture, and being Denis’s home, one always meets friends who come to visit and share conversations, stories, food, wine and laughter. Having lived in India for many years, the New Zealand born Denis has a wealth of local knowledge and can guide you on memorable walks and answer questions about the area.

For a homely experience, a nature retreat, and something a little bit different, you will be well looked after and take home a glowing warmth in your heart and a longing to return.

RETURN TO MOTHER INDIA WITH KAYA SLATER, SENIOR YOGA TEACHER

June 7-14, 2020, Group Size: 10-17

About this trip

Is Mother India calling you? 
Join Senior Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher and Mentor, Kaya Slater for 7 Days of Pure Bliss and Deep Exploration of Self, in wonderous Himachal Pradesh in Northern India.  

Let us retreat to Mother India together and enjoy a deeply divine exploration of Yoga in all of its many powerful expressions.   Kaya's intuition, training and experience and love for life, give her the ability to weave a powerful umbrella of skills and tools together to bring a deeply profound healing experience to those she meets and work/plays with.
Your retreat includes 7 days of Asana, Pranayama (breath) and Raja Yoga/ Meditation, Bhakti Yoga (devotion), Naad Yoga (Yoga of sound), Mantra and much much more.  Your practice will be enhanced by the peace and serenity of Mirage Andretta, a retreat center surrounded by the beauty of the magical Dhauladhar Mountain Range.  
Kaya is the perfect person to spend retreat with, her mother is Punjabi and India is where her heart is.  She is at home there, and always has been.  She knows the way of life, the people and the culture, so whether it's your first time, or you are returning, Kaya can introduce you to the magic of India.  Words cannot explain how Mother India captures your heart, and you will simply....never be the same again! You will leave a lover of India...I'm certain of that!  With thoughtful intention, this journey will serve not as just a once in a lifetime opportunity, but offer unforgettable experiences in harmony with Mother Earth.

We have a limited number of spaces available for this retreat as it will fill up quickly! Numbers are fairly intimate....once the accommodation is full, its full! 

Itinerary Overview

The main purpose of this retreat is Yoga and Spiritual Practice.  

We respect Sacred Silence each morning, starting each day with Silent Meditation and Contemplation/Sacred Teachings, followed by tea, in silence.  Morning tea will be followed by a Yoga session.  

Excursions and activities will take place during the day, returning to Mirage Andretta in the late afternoon/early evening for a yoga class/workshop and evening meditation.

Throughout the week the students will be immersed in a variety of  Yogic practices such as Daily Cleansing Rituals (Kriya yoga), Daily Pranayama - learning a selection of powerful and transformational breath techniques, daily Asana classes - including Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Dynamic Hatha, Gentle Hatha, Kundalini, Kriya Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Qi Gong and more.  

We'll explore the Chakras during practice and meditation, Connecting Tantric Practices/ movement Stillness,  and Dance.  Students will also explore different styles of Meditation, Chanting/Mantra (sanskrit and gurmukhi), Dance and expressive movement, movement meditation, and Sacred Ritual and Ancient Practices.

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What’s included

  • Accommodations

    7 Nights of accommodations at a beautiful and serene retreat center in Himachal Pradesh

  • Meals

    3 vegetarian meals per day as outlined on the itinerary

  • Yoga

    Yoga and Meditation sessions of many varieties, including Asana, Pranayama, Raja, Bhakti, and Naad

  • Excursions

    All excursions as outlined on the itinerary

  • Transportation

    Transfers from the airport to the retreat center and back, and all transportation to included excursions

  • Massage

    On arrival, book one complimentary massage as part of your stay at the onsite spa at the retreat center

What’s not included?

  • Airfare

    R/T airfare to India is not included . Book your flight to New Delhi and then book a domestic flight to Dharamsala Gaggal Kangra Airport. A shuttle will transfer the group to Mirage Andretta.

  • Gratuities

    Staff gratuities are not included in the package price.

  • CC processing fees

    When booking your package, a small processing fee will be added to your total, which is not reflected in the retreat cost.


Available Packages

Early Bird Special

Available until Aug 30, 2019|16 left

If you book your retreat, and pay in full by 30 August 2019 you are eligible for our Early Bird pricing (Full price $2,308, save $458 with this special)

A$1850

Deposit: A$450

Payment Plan

Available until Mar 13, 2020|16 left

We are offering a payment plan for as little as  $168.91 per month, for 12 months.  If you would like to pay in fewer installments, you can make payments at any time.

A$2308

Deposit: A$450

For questions and/or more details, please write to us at mirageandretta@gmail.com

ABOUT KAYA SLATER

Kaya has worked in Yoga, Holistic Health, Nutrition and fitness for 20+ years. Through her work, she helps clients find equilibrium in their lives. She is a Senior Yoga Teacher and Mentor, a Meditation Teacher, Holistic Health Coach and Counselor, a practitioner and teacher of mantra in Sanskrit and Gurmuki, a body and energy worker, nutritionist, and Reiki Master/teacher. She is experienced in Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Insight, Restorative, Kundalini, and Kriya yoga, and has trained extensively In India. She has completed extensive training in many related areas, including Reiki, Pranic Healing, Kinesiology, Angelic Healing, Kahuna Massage, Lomi Lomi Massage, Holistic Counselling, Life Coaching, Holistic Nutrition, Detoxification, Crystal Healing and more! Kaya facilitates Reiki Trainings, and and runs many different retreats internationally. Another crucial part of her work focuses on merging sound healing, and chanting/singing, crystal bowls, and sacred sound into her yoga.

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5 days Wellness & Yoga Retreat Andretta, Himachal Pradesh

- The Mirage, Andretta, Kangra, Tehsil Palampur, India 176103

Retreat Organizer: Mirage Yoga & Yog Amore

Check in: 26th September, 2018

Check out: 30th September, 2018

5 days Wellness & Yoga Retreat Andretta, Himachal Pradesh (NOURISH @ The Mirage)

- The Mirage, Andretta, Kangra, Tehsil Palampur, India 176103

Retreat Organizer: Mirage Yoga & Yog Amore

Check in: 9th May, 2018

Check out: 13th May, 2018

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The Himalayan Writing Retreat in March, 2018.

That dream of writing a book? Realize it at the Mirage this March.

We at Mirage are pleased to be hosting the Himalayan Writing Retreat on March 14-18.

Writing is hard work, and learning is fun. At this retreat, expect both. You will get the tools to write better, create a schedule and get your book going.

The facilitator Chetan is a writing coach, award winning blogger and a penguin-published author. You start this retreat with the desire to write a book, and leave with a toolkit to do exactly that.

By day we learn by doing. Trying. Failing. Trying again. And getting better. We analyze the publishing Industry and understand how to tackle it. We may break off for a forest walk and then regroup by the fire and exchange stories in the Himalayan Magnificence. By night we might work some more and hone our plot or characters.

For details of this event, please visit www.himalayanwritingretreat.com/#himalayan-writing-weekend-kangra .

The Himalayan Writing Retreats are highly rated and recommended – you can read their reviews at  www.facebook.com/pg/himalayanwritingretreat/