The Shilaroo Project, India’s first Yoga and Pottery retreat, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Located in a rural setting with the expansive Himalayas as the backdrop, the retreat offers a holistic learning experience through the combination of yogic practices, that have their roots immersed in antiquity and tradition along with Pottery explorations that facilitate a reconnect with creativity through the medium of clay.

Yoga and Pottery as practices, seamlessly integrate in creating a physical, mental, creative and spiritual equilibrium. The practice of yoga will prove instrumental in steadying the breath and clearing the mind, which in turn will help create a state of balance while learning to center and mould clay.

Housed in an apple orchard built on the principles of natural farming and regenerative agricultural practices, our family run holistic residency in Himachal offers fundamental workshops on the ancient practices of yoga and pottery. These workshops are conducted in Yogavstha, the yoga studio, and Gaara, the pottery studio which are fully-equipped along with panoramic views of the Churdhar range. To facilitate a comprehensive experience, the Project provides restful accommodations ranging from private rooms to shared living options as well as, wholesome and nutritious farm-fresh vegetarian meals.

Surrounded by the stillness of the Himalayas, The Shilaroo Project is shaped as an elemental space with an aim to develop a community system of dynamic people and practices focusing on the ideas of sustainability, productivity and above all a keen sense of awareness of self and our surroundings.

To book a yoga and pottery retreat with us, please carefully read the upcoming workshop section and write into us with your queries at

Immerse yourself in Classical Hatha Yoga

An opportunity to learn Classical Hatha Yoga in Himachal Pradesh, in a idyllic mountain village setting, by a trained and certified Isha Classical Hatha Yoga teacher. To book and know more about the retreats offered, explore the Hatha Yoga and schedule page.

Become Artful with Pottery

In a fully equipped ceramic studio among inspirational natural surroundings, learn to express your ideas with clay with the assistance of a trained potter and artist at Gaara Studio. Read more about the various workshops and classes offered on the Ceramics and Schedule page.

Apply to become an Artist-in-Residence

The Shilaroo Project offers a unique opportunity to artists, craftsmen, and designers to become a part of the on-going community engagement supporting local artisans and handicrafts.

The Space

  1. As an extension to the agenda of sustainable and regenerative practices, the facilities at the Project are designed using natural materials with equal focus paid to the construction of auxiliary systems like rainwater harvesting and greywater treatments to the farm. The living spaces have the capacity to comfortably host classes and workshops for groups of 10. You can read and uderstand  more about the space on the Living Spaces and Natural Farming pages.

Farming the natural way

Growing fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs using only natural farming methods, the farm is the heart of all practices followed and taught at The Shilaroo Project. To fully understand the practices involved in the creation of the bio-diverse farm at the Project, read more on the Natural Farming page.

The Shilaroo Community

Located in a remote mountain village, the Shilaroo Project is actively seeking to engage with the local community by conducting programs and promotion of traditional practices.

The village of Shilaroo is situated about 60km ahead of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. A highly motorable and easily accessible road, the NH5 leads all the way up to Kinnaur Spiti and Ladakh. On your way to Shilaroo village, you will cross little townships like Kufri, Fagu, Theog, and Matiana.

Local buses and cabs will drop you off directly at the gates of TSP from Shimla.  There is also the options of several buses, trains and the daily early morning flight from New Delhi that reaches up to Shimla.

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