India Yoga Retreat

Join Om Sampoorn Yoga in this four days of immersion in yoga on and off the mat. Enjoy a wide array of different styles of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Bhakti, Kriya, Yin, and restorative. Practice pranayama (breathing techniques), and familiarize yourself with different methods of meditation. Explore sacred caves and ancient temples known only by the locals, meet sadhus (holy men), watch the sunrise in the Himalayas, dip your feet (or your whole body) in the sacred river, Ganga, take part in traditional holy ceremonies. Experience the totality of yoga in the world's capital of this ancient practice!

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

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily pranayama and meditation classes
  • Visit ancient caves, temples, and ashrams
  • Indian holy ceremonies by the sacred Ganga river
  • 1 complimentary Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily vegetarian yogic meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Afternoon Ayurvedic tea

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

  • 07:00 90 minutes yoga/meditation class
  • 08:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:00 Mantra chant/excursion
  • 12:30 Yogic lunch
  • 13:00 Yoga philosophy/ excursion/ free time
  • 16:00 Ayurvedic tea served in the dining hall
  • 16:30 90 minutes class Yin, Restorative yoga, meditation (yoga Nidra)
  • 17:30 Indian traditional ceremony
  • 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.

Silence will be observed on the Ashram premises every Thursday.

What is included

 

  • 2 daily 90-minute yoga and meditation classes
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily yogic and vegetarian meals
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • Guided tours to ashrams, temples, and sacred caves
  • Attending sacred ceremonies
  • Trekking in the Himalayas
  • Participating in kirtan
  • Walking or meditating by the sacred river Ganga
  • Access to the ashram library

What is not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Tipping
  • Donation to temples or events

Things to Do

You can join cooking classes or visit Haridwar and Devpriyag. Shopping is always an option during your free time.

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.

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

Spa Treatment

One complimentary Ayurvedic massage is included in this retreat.

Meet The Instructors

Vimal Barthwal And 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

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please let Om Sampoorn Yoga if you need their help with the transfer. They 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. You can then take a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh (1 hour). 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.

Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% 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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