Siberia has very beautiful nature, even in the early spring and late fall. Our retreat was held at a hotel located not very far from the center of the city, so everyone could get there. A pine-birch forest near the hotel was a favorite place for taking walks and doing group and individual meditations.
Aside from the public lectures of Balakhilya das (“Yoga and Meditation”, “Yoga Diet”), there was also a Musical Evening Yoga Party. A dance and light show, a theater performance, musical compositions and songs in Sanskrit, sweet treats… No one could resist!