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12 Days Shiva Shakti Meditation and Yoga Retreat Rishikesh, India

  • Yoga Niketan Ashram, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Spiritual India Yoga Retreat

Immerse yourself in reconnecting with your inner wisdom and divine nature, Shiva and Shakti. Rediscover your natural state of joy and peace while you deepen your yoga and meditation practice both on and off the mat. Awaken your inner knowing of being a part of divine energy. Deepen your yogic philosophy knowledge. Nourish the deepest part of who you are - as a manifestation of divine energy in the human body.

12 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English; French; Hindi; Sanskrit; Spanish;
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Highlights

  • Daily yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 2 daily yoga/pranayama/meditation classes
  • Indian holy traditional ceremony by the Ganges
  • Sunrise watching in the breathtaking Himalayas
  • Meditation in ancient temples & caves under the guidance of Yogi Vimal
  • 11 nights Ashram style accommodation
  • 2 complimentary Ayurvedic massages
  • 3 daily yogic meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Nidra Yoga
  • Kriya Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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Program

Deepen your practice of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga. Enjoy a variety of meditation techniques and rebalance with Yoga Nidra. Explore the ancient town of Rishikesh with Om Sampoorn Yoga guided tour. Meditate in sacred caves under the guidance of Yogi Vimal. Visit ancient temples and Ashrams. Meet sadhus and gurus who live in the surrounding jungle. Watch the sun rises in the breathtaking Himalayas. Appreciate the healing power of mantra chanting. Nourish yourself with organic, vegetarian, yogic meals. Process your experiences through journaling, delve into open discussions and yogic studies.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Yoga/pranayama/ meditation class
  • 08:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:00 Library/ self-study/ Journaling
  • 12:00 Yogic lunch
  • 13:00 Mantra chanting/excursion
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 Yoga/meditation class/ yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 18:00 Indian holy traditional ceremonies
  • 19:15 Yogic dinner
  • 21:00 Goodnight

Please note that on days of excursions the schedule will change. Omsampoornyoga will inform you of such changes the day before.

 

What is included

  • 2 daily yoga/pranayama/meditation classes
  • Daily yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 3 daily yogic meals
  • 11 nights' Ashram-style accommodation
  • Indian holy traditional ceremonies /Sunrise watching in the Himalayas
  • Meditation in sacred caves
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • Welcome basket of fresh seasonal fruits

What is not included

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Tipping and donation to temples and / or events
  • Personal shopping

Additional Details

Accommodation

  • Check-out Time:14:00

During your retreat, you will be accommodated at the Yoga Niketan Ashram. You will stay in an Ashram style single, clean, and safe room with private bathroom. Ashrams represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different from a hotel. Generally, there is a more communal atmosphere and an appreciation for the true meaning of the yogic lifestyle.

Double room available upon request. During the hot season, A/C rooms are offered. You will also find a desk, chair, and an armoire, a little porch or balcony to relax or read your favorite book. Towels, soap, and toilet paper are provided.

All rooms are simple, yet quaint and immersed in lush greenery. The yoga studio is fully equipped with mats, block, straps, and bolsters. This studio is within walking distance of each accommodation. Afternoon Ayurvedic tea is offered daily at 4:00 p.m and the library, open most of the day and evening, offers a wide selection of yogic texts also in English. Wi-Fi available at the library during specific hours.

Facilities

  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Dining area
  •  Environmentally friendly
  •  Kitchen
  •  Luggage room / storage
  •  Meditation garden
  •  Terrace

 Retreat location

Om Sampoorn Yoga is centrally located at the Yoga Niketan Ashram, one of the most renowned in Rishikesh, the world's capital of yoga. Strategically situated on a little hill, with a breathtaking view of the river Ganga - away from crowds and noises. Since the samadhi (tomb) of Guru Yogeshwarananda is right by the yoga hall space is filled with sacred energy creating a particularly peaceful atmosphere conducive to meditation, yoga, and self-discovery.

Things to Do

Optional

  • Visit the nearby towns of Haridwar and Devpriyag
  • Visit the waterfall
  • Shopping

Food

All meals are lovingly prepared in the Ashram's kitchen. They are organic, yogic, and vegetarian. Enjoy a variety of Indian meals that will leave you feeling nourished and ready for your practice. Afternoon Ayurvedic tea offered daily. Filter water available 24/7 in the dining hall. Om Sampoorn Yoga is happy to welcome you with a basket of fresh seasonal fruits with compliments.

The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
The following drinks are included:
  • Tea
  • Water

Spa Treatment

2 Ayurvedic massages are included in the price.

Meet The Instructors

Vimal & Elena

Vimal Barthwal

Born and raised in Rishikesh, Vimal’s journey as a yogi began years ago with his studies at the Bihar School of Yoga and continued at the Sivananda Vedanta Academy. As part of his sadhana (spiritual practice), Vimal lived alone in a cave for one year. This unique life’s transforming experience permitted him to deeply understand the real meaning of living a yogic lifestyle. For the past 13 years, Vimal has been teaching yoga and meditation in India and other parts of Asia to improve one’s physical health as well as one’s spiritual life.

Elena

Elena is an Italian/American certified yoga instructor who teaches Atma yoga, a holistic healing style created by Saul David Raye - Elena’s classes, open to all levels of students, including a dynamic flow of asana, pranayama, Ayurvedic tips, and meditation. Eclectic energy work together with teachings from Bhakti, Tantra, and Shamanism are at the core of her classes. Elena is passionate about yogic philosophy and Hindu mythology. Her enthusiasm in sharing her love for the sacred practice yoga is contagious.

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Location Yoga Niketan Ashram, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

The transportation will be at your own expense. Please let Om Sampoorn Yoga know if you will be needing one. Om Sampoorn Yoga will meet you at the ashram.

Arrival by train

It is a five-hour trip on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar Junction railway station. You can then take a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh (one hour). Om Sampoorn Yoga will meet you at the ashram.

Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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