Yoga Vacations Week

El Silencio” Sivananda Sadhana Kutir, San Carlos-Uruguay

This is a yoga retreat time, but with a light schedule to allow enough free time for either rest, study or some short trips to the ocean beach area or other places in the surrounding area. You can come and leave any time between those days.

It is a specially good opportunity for foreign visitors to participate in a yoga program in a retreat natural environment in combination with getting to know some of the natural beautiful places of Uruguay.

Requisites
This course is open to all kind of practitioners of all levels.

"El Silencio" Sivananda Sadhana Kutir is in a beautiful natural country side,is silent, outside of the noise of the cities, an ideal place for practice, rest and recoup from the stress of the busy competitive city life.
A yoga practice, adapted to all different levels, based on:

  • Asanas (yoga postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing excercises)
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Vegetarian wholesome diet
  • Positive thinking and meditation

  • All these combined with walks in the country, unpolluted air, bathing on natural clean rivers and powerful ocean beaches, is a great combination for healing , rest and relaxation.

    Daily Schedule

    05:30 – 06:00
    Wake up
    06:00 - 07:30
    Satsang: Meditation and Mantra chanting
    08:00 – 09:30
    Asanas and pranayama practice. It will be alternating between group class and individual practice
    09:30 – 10:00
    Rest
    10:00 – 11:00
    Brunch
    11:00 – 12:00
    Karma yoga. Guests will be asked to perform one hour of selfless service to keep up with the community needs
    12:00 – 18:00
    At this time, depending on weather and other factors, there may be either a trip, or a lecture/workshop or time to rest and an asana class at 4 pm.
    18:00 – 19:00
    Dinner
    19:30 – 21:00
    Satsang- Meditation and Mantra chanting
    21:30
    Going to bed

    The retreat is still small and there is a limited capacity. Only small groups will be taken.

    Register in advance!!!

     

    Tuition and fees :
    • Includes the course, accommodation and meals (two main meals plus one light snack daily)

    Transportation is NOT included (to and from the place)

     

    Payment methods
    Paypal, Western Union, Money Gram

    To register

    • $ 50 dollars, non-refundable deposit

    • Fill in the form that will appear in a new page and we will send you instructions for payment, only then you will have a reservation. Information about how to reach the place according to where you are coming from will also be sent.

    Your payment or donation is the way for us to maintain the place and keep expanding it to allow more people to benefit, thank you very much!

    Accommodation
    There are 15 beds available total within the main house and cabins, those are in shared rooms.
    If you want to keep your privacy, please bring your own tent. There is plenty of tenting space available in beautiful natural surroundings.
    Beds in dormitory’s or cabins are only available to the first people who request them. After that there will be only tent space.
    We have a couple of tents available, only for those who request them first. If you don’t want to travel with your own tent, let us know immediately to reserve one for you if they are still available.

    Rules and regulations
    During the course and stay at "El Silencio" , we ask you to observe the following rules, to help maintaining a Sattvic atmosphere in the place and mind:

    * Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or take any drugs, meat or fish
    * Observe ahimsa or non-violence towards anybody in body, action, speech and thought
    * Do not hunt, kill or harm any animal
    * Do not pollute the place by leaving garbage of any sort
    * Respect and keep silence as much as possible, avoid shouting, screaming or loud music
    * Please participate in the practices as much according to your physical capacity and follow the instructions of the teachers explicitly only
    * Do not light any fire, incense nor candles in the whole property including tents or bedrooms
    Only authorized staff will be in charge of incense and other fire related items.

    What to bring
    • Yoga mat
    • Notebook to take notes
    • If you are going to stay in a tent, please bring your own sleeping bag or blankets and towel
    • Boots. If you like to walk in the wild nature it is useful to wear boots to prevent thorns and mud especially if it rains
    • Toiletries items
    • Flashlight
    • Bathing suit (there is a river in the property)
    •Proper clothing: During November and December the weather is usually warm and very pleasant, but nevertheless it can be cool sometimes in the early mornings or evenings, so make sure you have some warm cloths for those times.

    How to reach the place
    We are 21km away from San Carlos city, Maldonado state, 40km from Punta del Este city and around 160km from Montevideo, capital of Uruguay.

    If you are flying to Uruguay:

    • Arrive at Carrasco international airport (MVD) and from there take a bus to San Carlos (2 hours long). From San Carlos there are buses that will leave you 1km away from "El Silencio", we will be there waiting to pick you up. You can also come from San Carlos by taxi. In case its needed we can coordinate (in advance and only if it is possible for us) to go and pick you up at San Carlos bus station. After you register for the course we will send you a map and bus schedule to see which one fits better your conexions.
    If you are coming from Montevideo
    • By car: We will send you a map with detailed instructions on how to reach us. It's quite simple.

    • From "Tres Cruces" bus station: There are many daily buses from Montevideo to San Carlos. From San Carlos there are buses that will leave you 1km away from "El Silencio", we will be there waiting to pick you up. You can also come from San Carlos by taxi. In case its needed we can coordinate (in advance and only if it is possible for us) to go and pick you up at San Carlos bus station. After you register for the course we will send you a map and bus schedule to see which one fits better your conexions.

    Register in advance!!!