MVT Guesthouse and Restaurant
~ Premium Package ~
Vraj Yoga Tours offers two unique options for meals and accommodation to best suit the needs of your group.
The second option is the Premium package at the MVT Guesthouse and Restaurant. These facilities are three star and cater to a group who want the comforts of India in a more luxurious setting.
~ Accommodation ~
Close by the Jiva Institute is the famous MVT guesthouse. The MVT facilities are in a gated compound offering 24 hour security.
In-Room Amenities Include:
- Air conditioners
- Hot water showers
- Multi-utility work desk
- Small Safe
- Comfortable shower and toilet facilities
- Complimentary water bottle
- 24h filtered water
~ The Restaurant ~
The MVT also boasts an excellent vegetarian restaurant with views of its tranquil gardens. The restaurant has a wide range of Indian and International options, with dine in and take away. Wood fired oven pizza and chocolate cake are their signature items. The MVT package includes any a la carte options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals on the Vraj Yoga tours are vegetarian, including all meals on the trips to Jaipur and Agra. Vegan options are always available.
However, tour members are advised to be extremely careful about eating outside street food in the bazaar, as it is very easy to get a stomach bug in India. It is absolutely imperative never to drink unfiltered water in India. Only drink filtered water in your residences, or sealed bottled water from the market – the ubiquitously available Bisleri. Your tour guide will discuss how to be cautious in this regard at the initial Tour orientation session.
~ Yoga ~
The MVT also has a spacious yoga hut amidst its beautiful gardens and is currently finishing the construction of its second yoga hall. The hall and the hut can be rented for an hourly fee. Yoga mats and instructors are not provided. However occasionally there are seasonal yoga teachers that offer daily classes for a very low cost.
~ Yoga Philosophy Classes ~
Even while staying at the MVT Guesthouse, yoga groups are still welcome to attend free Philosophy classes at the Jiva Institute down the road.
The resident teacher and founder of the Jiva Institute is Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji, an ordained renunciant in a 16th century Vrindavan devotional lineage (Gaudiya Vaishnavism). He spent many years studying the classical Indian knowledge systems from traditional teachers of the various schools. While he spends most of the year in India, he usually travels overseas in the summer to teach in yoga studios in the West. If the yoga groups would like daily classes on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, or other aspect of Yoga philosophy they should coordinate the tour at a time when Satyanarayana Dasa is Vrindavan (presently from the beginning of October to mid-May).