Experience a resilient, nature-loving way of life
in a rural mountain village.

Welcome to the Foundation for Contemplation of Nature
& our headquarters, the Vrikshalaya Himalayan Center,
near Ranikhet, Uttrakhand, India.

Mountain Residencies
We offer accommodation at our headquarters, the Vrikshalaya Centre, in the state of Uttarakhand, India, as well as home-stays with rural village families.
Courses, Workshops & Programs
We hold courses, workshops, keynote speeches and sessions on Mindfulness Meditation and the Principles of Resiliency to students, teachers and professionals.
Outdoor Adventure Activities
We offer guided outdoor activities in the local mountains, including hiking, camping, rock-climbing, rafting and local sightseeing.
Yoga & Meditation
We offer our own certified yoga and meditation residential programs for all levels from beginners, to professional yoga teachers and therapists working with mindfulness meditation.


We offer experiential programs in mountain resiliency & mindfulness meditation
at our center and away at your chosen event or venue.

Mountain Resiliency University Course
Hands-on experiential learning for students interested in immersing themselves in the culture and everyday life of rural, organic, agricultural communities.
Leadership Integrity Program
This residential course is designed for small groups of professional colleagues to learn about the principles of resiliency and mindfulness meditation and consider how these practices could be applied in their own company. Some free time is dedicated to outdoor activities or sightseeing.
Working Holiday Program
Our working holiday program invites volunteers interested in resilient communities and organic agriculture, including gap year residents, students, or company groups interested in team-building and sustainability. You get to experience every aspect of rural village life by helping your host families with their daily activities, from milking the cows and preparing food to celebrating festivals!
Mindfulness Meditation Certificate
We offer teacher training for yoga teachers and occupational therapists in a 10-day residential format at our Vrikshalaya Himalayan Centre. Participants receive a certificate in Mindfulness Meditation, issued by the Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature.
We are proud to customize our programs to your needs. Please contact us for a free Skype consultation.

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