Yoga at Binsar Forest Retreat

It was when we were renovating the Retreat in late 2014 that Francois Gautier visited us. We learned a few things: he had lived in what is now our home in Binsar many years ago; Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had visited the Retreat and liked a few hours that he spent here. Francois suggested a Meditation course could be organized at the Retreat, taught by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar himself. The thought has stayed with us.

Over 2 years since this meeting, we were able to organize our first Yoga Retreat. We had 15 participants training in the Yogic way under Divya Sunil Yogacharya.

Samagra Yoga at Binsar Forest Retreat

Binsar has everything the Himalayas have to offer those seeking harmony, within and without. It gives us great satisfaction that we are able to facilitate this journey for our guests. We hope many Yoga / Meditation teachers and students alike will pass through the Retreat on their journey to teach / learn this ancient knowledge which remains as relevant today.

Verditers are back!

The Verditers are here! I saw that first brilliant verditer blue fly into the canopy of a big oak and I stopped in my tracks. They are here! They are back! And as I sat down for breakfast outside, I heard that familiar song and looking in the direction I saw this beautiful blue bird perched on the walnut tree, singing. The joy it brought to me can only be compared to Wordsworth’s, on spying ‘a host of golden daffodils’. So these birds that had left Binsar sometime in October last year for their wintering grounds have arrived after a stupendous round trip to the western ghats. What a journey!

Most of these long distance migrants fly south to their wintering sites and come spring they return back north to their breeding grounds. Some fly by day, some fly by night. They get their cues to commence their long journey from nature, the length of the day to be precise. They use the earth’s magnetic field to guide them. They also use the position of celestial objects like the sun and the stars to navigate. They probably also make mental maps of the earth’s physical features as they fly. These incredible fliers maintain a very high site-fidelity. They go back to the very same locations year after year, unless conditions in these locations have drastically changed. So most birds that have arrived here now are the same ones that left these shores last October. Many of those that have returned probably were born here last summer and learnt to take their first flight here. What a joy to have them back. What a joy indeed.

Samagra Yoga


Take a break for a few days to invest in your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The increasing pressures in daily living leave us tired, low and depleted and we neglect the most important part of living – life itself. Samagra Yoga is intended as a path that will heal and revitalize you.


Samagra Yoga is a practice to lead you into a yogic way of life – to help cleanse the body, mind and soul of the accumulated impurities by learning and following authentic yogic practices and incorporating them in your daily life. You will immediately perceive the difference in your decreased levels of stress, niggles and aches and an upsurge in your positive energy.


Most yoga teachings restrict themselves to limited aspects of yoga or offer an inadequate interpretation. Samagra Yoga teaches the pure, holistic form of yoga that incorporates the body, mind and soul.


  • Each day starts with asanas, pranayama and mudras
  • Yogic cures and self-management of ailments like cold, flu, backache, cervical pain, knee and joint pains, obesity, etc.
  • Yogic tips to treat and improve mind power, vision, speech, breathing as well as fortifying the throat, stomach, liver, knees, heart – creating a general sense of well-being:
    1. How to increase vigour and vitality
    2. How to live a well-balanced life, unaffected by jealousy, attachment, greed and anger
    3. The yogic ways to keep the mind focused and alert in your day-to-day life
    4. The theory of karma and how to live in clarity
    5. The yogic SWAN system of living, where your Strengths, Weaknesses, Ambitions and Needs are put in the right perspective
    6. The yogic insights to a better understanding of relationships
  • All this and more is shared with you through asanas, lectures, nature walks, meditation and personal counselling


  • Dates: 15-March-2017 (Wednesday) to 19-March-2017 (Sunday)
  • Venue: Binsar Forest Retreat, Almora District, Kumaon Region, Uttarakhand
  • Cost: Rs. 15,000 / person on double sharing.
  • Inclusions:
    1. Transfers in Uttarakhand
    2. Forest entry fees
    3. Accommodation in rooms / cottages, on double sharing basis
    4. Major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), which are pre determined and served as a buffet
    5. All taxes
    6. Course material
  • Exclusions:
    1. Transfers in Delhi
    2. Train reservation between New Delhi and Kathgodam, Uttarakhand (New Delhi Kathgodam Shatabdi: Chair car – Rs 620 one way)
  • Detailed itinerary will be provided once the booking is confirmed


Divya Sunil Yogacharya: 98991 88862
Preetam: 70551 04971 /


Divya Sunil Yogacharya has more than 15 years’ experience in the field of yoga and other natural healing therapies. He has a Masters degree in Yoga from JVBI in Ladnun, Rajasthan. He has also carried out research work in yoga at Swami Vivekananda Yog Anusandhanam Samsthana in Banglore, besides attending numerous discourses at Bihar School of Yoga in Munger to further his knowledge. He has learnt spiritual healing (Reiki) from the Pranam Foundation and the Reiki Healing Foundation and natural therapies from the Gandhi National Academy of Naturopathy, Delhi.

Divya Sunil Yogacharya headed the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh in 2014. He has been working with the AYUSH ministry, Government of India, since 2015 to spread the awareness of yoga to every corner of the country. He also has many disciples from around the world.

He regularly delivers lectures and holds events at prominent institutions in the country like BHEL, SBI, IIFT, Doordarshan, etc. and has been the key speaker at many events hosted by SPIC- MACAY.

Childhood Tayms of Chanda and Tara


Chapter 1

Thar is a dog cold Mili shi gav bath to anadar dog cold Cirti so shi gav bath to 7 papis Chanda and Tara ar 2 of them

Chapter 2

Chunda luuvs to go avt in to the jungl. Tara stas hom, but bicos Cunda gos, tara tincs shi has to go. This has hpund 3 tims. 1 tiym i soe tem and the 3rd tiym to.

Chapter 3

Chanda haz 100 persent of the taym having fun Tara jast thics shi has to go. Chanda, goes ahed Tara goes bihind shi jast thincs shi has to go. so tats the, rizan both go. Tara or Canda pic up sam thnig a stic or sam thing of thr one bat sam timz tha dont

Chapter 4

Tha sta in thar enclosure ven gests ar thar. Chanda havlz. Tara sits cvietli in a cona. Tha rip the blancet vich vi giv them, espeshali Chanda you knoe.

Harmony with Nature