When is it happening?
7th to 13th May 2023
Where is it happening?
At a yoga retreat and a heritage homestay in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range.
The Mirage, Andretta is a place where you will wake up to the singing of birds and
the pitter-patter of rain drops. A place where the rustling of leaves and the serenity
of the valley conjures music to the ears. A place where artists, writers and poets have
retreated to contemplate the complexities of life. The Mirage, Andretta makes for an
artists’ colony, and it is here that you will paint prominent moments of your life,
while adding colour to your future. The valley is famed for its picture-perfect surroundings.
Visit the website of the venue.
How to get there?
The Mirage, Andretta is a 12-hour drive from Delhi (540 km), a 6.5-hour drive from
Chandigarh (240 km) and a 4.5-hour drive from Amritsar (237 km).
The nearest airport to the venue is Dharamshala Airport, which is a little over 40 km
and takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to the property by road.
If you are planning to fly down, you can avail direct flights to Dharamshala from Delhi,
Chandigarh, or Jaipur. Otherwise, you can fly down to Amritsar and avail a cab, which will
take you roughly 4.5 hours (237 km) to reach the venue.
If you plan on coming by train, the closest railway stations are Amb Andaura Station (104 km)
and Pathankot Station (120 km). You can avail the Vande Bharat Express from Delhi to reach
Amb Andaura conveniently. It will take you a little over three hours from the abovementioned
stations to reach the venue.
In case you have trouble arranging your last mile arrival at the Retreat, do get in touch with
us at email@example.com
So, when do I get there and when do I leave?
Travelling to a hill station is a time-taking task. So, plan to reach there by late
afternoon on the 7th of May. We kick off the Retreat around 6pm on the same day. Ease
in, savour a nice dinner with your co-attendees, and have a word with the facilitators.
Settle in for a good night’s sleep, so we can start nice and early on the following day.
The Retreat will be conducted full day each from 8th to 12th May. You can plan to leave
for your destination on the midday of 13th.
How many participants will there be in all?
16 at the maximum. The idea is to create an intimate group of people who are serious
about their life transformation and can be cheerleaders for each other’s creative journey.
We also ensure that we have a diverse and varied lot across creative domains and experience
levels so that when the journeys intersect, there are enough experiences and stories to
take solace in.
What’s the accommodation like?
Ensconced amidst lush greenery at the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range, The Mirage is the
perfect amalgamation of elegance and rustic. The property is dotted with sprawling gardens
and boasts ample sit-outs for you to kick back and soak up the tranquil vibe of Andretta.
Nestled in a bamboo grove and looking out to the greenery is a beautiful yogashala where
you can start off your mornings. There is a heated swimming pool at one part of the property
and a steam room at another for you to unwind and rejuvenate your souls. Additionally, there
is a games room for your convenience. You can also set up a bonfire on a wintry evening
while you gather your group for ‘Antakshari’.
The Mirage features the main house, the white house and garden cottages with each boasting
a colonial appeal, designed with hip roofs and balustrades. Inside, there are plenty of common
sitting areas where you can cosy up with your companions when the tales get interesting. The
bedrooms are each furnished with comfy beds and a storage unit. Floor carpets ensure your feet stays warm at all times. The en suite washrooms are tiled and fitted with western
There will be a total of 16 attendees with 2 facilitators at the Retreat.
How much does it cost?
INR 69,800 + government taxes for double occupancy.
INR 99,995 + government taxes for single occupancy (limited seats). For details
on where your money goes and what’s included and what’s not, please click here.
What’s the day-wise journey like?
Unpacking – letting go of the old baggage you’ve been carrying
Creating space for a new journey of transformation
Discovering oneself through an inner journey and clearing the past
Introduction to creative purpose
Meeting your travel partners – the friends and foes of creativity
Soul searching with things that matter and things that don’t
Reflection and time travel
The journey of creative purpose
Creative recovery through inner journey
Unblocking and overcoming limiting beliefs
Passion projects introduction
Finalising the creative destination
Unravelling of creative purpose
Manifestation of creative purpose
Passion project discussions
Intensive creative recovery with deeper inner journey
Planning the creative life journey
Planning passion projects
Building a creativity mindset
Creativity techniques and idea generation – 111 ideas per passion project to be developed. Why 111? Why not?
Fine-tuning travel plans
Day 1 of new journey and rules of the road
Where it all comes together
Handling the roadblocks – fame, critics, failure, blockages, u-turns, judgement, skepticism and other creativity demons
Staying in the creative flow