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5 Days Meditation and Gentle Flow Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • location Yoga Niketan Ashram, Muni-Ki-Reti, Ramjhula, Shivanand Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India

India Yoga Retreat

Enjoy this yoga retreat in holy Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga. You will practice gentle asana, Yin, Nidra, and Restorative yoga poses, along with pranayama and meditation. You will visit sacred caves and temples, meet sadhus and gurus, watch the sun rise over the Himalayas, sit by the sacred river Ganga, and participate in holy ceremonies.

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

Highlights

  • Daily yogic philosophy
  • Visit ancient caves, temples, and ashrams
  • Daily yoga/ pranayama/ meditation sessions
  • Indian holy ceremonies by the sacred Ganga River
  • Complimentary basket of fresh seasonal fruits
  • 1 complimentary Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily vegetarian yogic meals
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

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

Daily schedule

  • 7:00 Yoga/meditation class
  • 08:30 Yogic Breakfast
  • 09:00 Library/ self-study/ excursion
  • 12:00Yogic lunch
  • 13:00 Mantra chant/excursion
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 Yoga/meditation/yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 18:00 Indian traditional ceremony
  • 19:15 Yogic Dinner
  • 21:00 Goodnight

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

 

What is included

  • 2 daily 90-minute yoga and meditation classes
  • Daily yogic philosophy
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily yogic and vegetarian meals
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • Guided tours to ashrams, temples, and sacred caves
  • Attending sacred ceremonies
  • Guided tour of Rishikesh
  • Complimentary basket of fresh seasonal fruits

What is not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Tipping
  • Donation to temples or events

Additional Details

Accommodation

  • Check-in Time:8:00
  • 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 a 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, blocks, 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 which is away from crowds and noises. Since the samadhi (tomb) of Guru Yogeshwarananda right by the yoga hall fills the space with sacred energy, the atmosphere is particularly peaceful and conducive to meditation, yoga, and self-discovery.

 

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will visit nearby ancient temples and sacred caves.

Things to Do

Visit Haridwar or Devpriyag - nearby towns

*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.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

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

Spa Treatment

One Ayurvedic massage is included in the price.

Meet The Instructors

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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, Ramjhula, Shivanand Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Recommended Airports

  • DED Jolly Grant Airport: 14 km Transfer available for additional US$20 per person
  • DEL Indira Gandhi International Airport: 208 km Transfer available for additional US$100 per person

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transportation to and from the airport will be available upon request and at your own expense. Please let Om Sampoorn Yoga know if you will be needing one. They will meet you at the ashram.

Arrival by train

It will be a five-hour trip from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar. You can then take a one-hour taxi ride from Haridwar to Rishikesh. Om Sampoorn Yoga will meet you at the ashram.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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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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