5 Days Detoxifying Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • location Yoganandham, Near Balaknath Mandir Road, Tapovan, Post Office-Shivananda Nagar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Garhwal, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Self-Discovery Yoga Retreat India

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.

This yoga detoxifying retreat is designed for beginners as well as for the people which are experienced. Yoganandham's yoga retreats will offer you to learn the art of yoga and its deep yoga philosophy, as well as extra activities to enjoy your holidays along with yogic life and ashram living. You can also customize your stay to best to meet your needs. The retreat will explore the concept of yoga and its ways to relax at theoretical and practical levels.

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; Hindi;
The maximum participants in the group is 5


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and pranayama
  • Introduction of Ayurveda and the diet
  • Satkarma and yogic philosophy teachings
  • Yogic outings and beautiful sightseeing
  • Daily Ayurvedic meals with Indian tea
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
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This retreat is designed to assist students of yoga.It will help them to understand and experience the deeper layers of their personality. The course mainly includes daily yoga asana classes to increase your blood circulation and flexibility so to release tension and relax the guest physically.

The guest will be guided through a very basic level of yoga pranayama practice to increase the oxygen level in body which will help them to relax mentally. The retreat also includes outing to nearby location so that the guest can fell free and enjoy the time completely.

Apart from the yoga asana, pranayama - the understanding and regulating of your breath, and meditation, you will also learn the basic concept of yoga and the lifestyle. It will teach you to integrate your body, mind, and souls for complete living.

Yoga retreat syllabus

  • Shatkarma
  • Yoga asanas practice
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Ayuveda and diet


The shatkarmas consist of six group of purification practices. The aim of Hatha yoga of the shatkarmas is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows, ida, and pingala, thereby, attaining physical and mental purification and balance.

Yoga asanas practice

Yoga poses also purify and help to heal the body, as well as control, calm, and focus the mind. Yoga asanas will be practiced daily two times a day. Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga is practiced during the yoga classes.

Yoga philosophy

Yoga philosophy is one of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism. Ancient, medieval, and most modern literature often refers to the yoga school of Hinduism simply as yoga. Yoga retreat includes basic yoga philosophy sessions which provides knowledge about origin of yoga.

Pranayama and meditation

Pranayama and meditation session is very helpful for practitioners to get inner peace in life. Everyone is so busy and they feel there is no time to stop and meditate. But, meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused.

Ayurveda and diet

Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental, and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it is a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humors.

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga class for asana, pranayama, and shatkarma
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yogic Philosophy
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch time
  • 16:15 - 17:30 Hatha yoga or Ashtanga yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

What is included

  • All yoga classes
  • 3 meals a day
  • 2 nights accommodation

What is not included

  • Extra activites which are not included in the package

Additional Details

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Things to Do

During your free time, you might want to sign up for various excursions offered at an additional cost, including a visit to Ganga aarti or the waterfall. You can also try to experience practicing yoga on Ganges beach.


You will be provided with three Ayurvedic, organic, and vegetarian meals everyday.

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

Spa Treatment

  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Massage

Meet The Instructors

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Multiple Instructors

Multiple instructors will guide you throughout the retreat

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Location Yoganandham, Near Balaknath Mandir Road, Tapovan, Post Office-Shivananda Nagar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Garhwal, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Arrival by airplane

Please book your international flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Then, book a domestic flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Dehradun Airport (DED). There are daily domestic flights into Dehradun from Delhi airport. AnandDham Ashram is 16 kilometers away from Dehradun airport, by road. You can take prepaid cab from outside the airport or contact Yoganandham for airport pickup facility at extra cost.

Arrival by bus

Rishikesh bus station is located five kilometers from the Yoganandham. The bus for Rishikesh leaves from Haridwar every hour. You can also take auto-rickshaw from the Rishikesh bus station to AnandDham Ashram.

Arrival by train

Please book your railway tickets to arrive at Haridwar Junction railway station. Haridwar is directly connected by rail to all main cities in India. When you reach Haridwar, buy a prepaid taxi from the stand at the entrance to the station. This will save you the trouble of negotiating a price with the driver.

The bus station is situated across the street, where there is regular service to Rishikesh bus stand which is five kilometers away from Yoganandham Ashram. You are advised to book rail tickets as soon as possible. Trains are usually fully booked near the time of travel.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$65 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 50% 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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