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8 Days 'Health and Holiday' Meditation and Yoga Holiday in Rishikesh, India

  • location Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center, Nishant Garden Resort, Laxman Jhula, Gulab Nagar, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Relaxing Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

This is the opportunity to escape from the chaos of everyday life and take time to enjoy life and to find your inner soul. Slow down the pace and relax your mind and body. Nurture yourself to healthiness and happiness. Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center offer you the possibility to take part in the cultural and natural tour, enjoy the pampering treatments, and learn the benefit of yoga and meditation in life. This yoga retreat will boost your wellness while relaxing your body, mind, and soul through daily yoga practices. What can be more relaxing, more inspiring, than the life in nature, surrounded by breathtaking mountains, hills, and forests? The retreat is located in the capital of yoga, Rishikesh, which hosts the holy Ganga river and the famous Hanging Bridge.

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; Hindi;
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Highlights

  • Mantra chanting
  • One 60-minute Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily two yoga classes and one meditation session
  • Excursion and participate in local cultural events
  • 3 daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 1 daily evening tea

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
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Program

This retreat aims to make you understand and be more conscious about yoga practices and what benefits and positives it could bring to your life. It is the team's understanding and theory that after following the vinyasa yoga and other forms, including Ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga and more, seekers will stay motivated, inspired and happy, no matter whether they are learning to look for a career change or make a better version of themselves, on a personal front.

Daily schedule:

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Morning meditation and pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Morning hatha yoga class
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Self-study
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:15 - 15:45 Ashtanga class
  • 16:00 - 20:00 Daily excursion
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

During this retreat, you will be enjoying the following activities:

  • 1. River rafting (if water level allowed)
  • 2. Parthmarth Niketan Aarti
  • 3. Waterfall trekking
  • 4. One complimentary Ayurvedic massage (1 hour)

 

What is included

  • 1 daily meditation class
  • 1 daily evening tea
  • 1 60-minute Ayurvedic massage
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Aarti at parmarth Niketan Ashram
  • Airport transfer from Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED)
  • Patanjali sutra book
  • Study material - book, notebook and pen
  • White river rafting
  • Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Yoga mat

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport drop-off
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Additional night of accommodation
  • Personal expenses

Additional Details

Accommodation

During the course, you will be staying at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center in Tapovan Nishant Garden Resort, Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the heart of the Rishikesh, Next to the famous hanging bridge and holy Ganga (Holy river). The Ashram is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. There are 2 yoga studios, dining area, a beautiful green garden front of the Ashram and a rooftop. Everything is close to the Ashram such as shops, cafes, Restaurant, ATM, healthcare, organic stores.

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center offer single and double room based on the student’s requirements. Every room has attached bathroom with western toilet and hot shower, balcony with mountain or garden view. The rooms for the yogis are well maintained and clean. They offer bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blanket and welcome amenities upon arrival. Good Wi-Fi is included in every floor. Water and laundry service is also available.

Amenities upon arrival:

  • A small fruit basket
  • Water bottle
  • Welcome drink
  • Refreshing towel
  • Flower Mala
  • Soap

Facilities

  • Private balconies
  • Hot water
  • A wardrobe
  • Study table
  • Wi-Fi

Things to Do

Optional

  • Bunjee jumping
  • Camping
  • Enjoy nature walks in the neighboring forest
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture
  • Explore nearby Ghats
  • Money exchange
  • Relax and take in the stunning view of the Himalayas
  • Trekking in the Himalayas

Food

Daily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetable is organic. Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center food is well known all around the world for its taste and verities. When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need. ~Ayurvedic Proverb.

Isn’t it enough just to practice the Yoga, do we have to regulate our food?’ wonder many. In itself, practicing yoga, is not just a healthy life but at Rishikesh YTTC, they believe that it is also a way of Living, but when complemented with the healthy food habits, it can really create wonders. In fact, eating the right food is an essential part of living a yogic life.

What we eat, not only influences our physical well being, but also our emotions and thoughts. Yoga, does not dissect food into proteins, carbohydrates or fats, instead it classifies them according to the effect they have on the body and mind, into three types - Satva, Rajas and Tamas. Tamasic food is the kind of food which makes us lethargic or sluggish, while Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind which makes you feel light, energetic and enthusiastic.

Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within 3-4 hours can be considered sattvic as Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center focus on well being of our students they do sattvic diet for all of them. These menus are created by their Master Chef Sandeep Semwal who had worked with some of the best Five star Hotels around the world and carries great knowledge about sattvic diet along with this he focuses on hygiene practices at our institution to ensure the food is safe and carries great nutritional values which is much needed for healthy life.

Not just the right kind of food, it is vital to eat the proper quantity of food at the right time. Overindulging leads to lethargy while under eating will not provide enough nourishment. Most of the times we know that our stomach is full but tempted by the taste buds we tend to indulge. The right amount of food cannot be quantified into cups or grams, when we listen to our body attentively we will know when exactly to stop!

We might eat the right kind of food in the right quantity but if we are irregular with our timings then the whole system goes for a toss and the natural rhythm of the body is hampered. Therefore it is of prime importance to eat food at the same time everyday and eat it at regular intervals.

It is said that the state of the mind of the person cooking/ eating also affects the food. The energy in the food cooked by someone while he/she was angry will definitely be lower than that of someone who cooked it with a feeling of love, contentment, and gratitude. Listening to some soothing music or chanting while cooking and eating can help retain the Prana (life force energy) in the food. It is definitely worthwhile to pay some attention to the food that we eat as the ancient Indian texts say that we are what we eat.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian

Meet The Instructors

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Dr. Sumit, Sushant, Sonu, Mohit, Sachine, Dhirendra, Swami ji and others

Dr. Sumit Sharma

Dr. Sumit has learned yoga and is an expert in the fields of physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. He has a Master’s degree in Physical therapy, with a focus on orthopaedic and a diploma in Sports Medicine as well as a trained Pilate’s instructor from the Indian Academy of Fitness Training. He teaches yoga combining with Therapy and Human Physiology. Due to his teaching style, he is very popular amongst the students as he conveys in-depth and practical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.

Sushant Ji

He is very polite and passionate teacher. He can teach either beginners or advanced students as well. He started doing yoga at the age of 12 years old. He is a master of Hatha and Vinyasa flow. Sushant Ji has experience of 4 years as a teacher.

Sonu Ji

Yogi Sonu Ji is a traditional Yoga teacher. He started doing yoga at the age of 10 years. He offers his students a clear vision about yoga and it's practised. He helps his students to understand the basic principles of yoga so they can prepare the base to understand or begin their journey which leads them towards becoming aware of real self.

Mohit Ji

Yogi Mohit Ji is a very popular yoga philosophy teacher in Rishikesh. His wisdom in the field of yoga is very board, and his teachings are very inspiring that includes teachings from the great yoga texts such as Patanjali yoga sutras, Bhagavad-Gita as well as other important Vedic texts that give students a clear vision to reach their destinations in life. He holds 5 years of experience in teaching philosophy.

Sachine Ji

Yogi Sachine Ji is a dedicated soul and born in the motherland of yoga. He was born in a spiritual family and he started doing yoga when he was 15 years old. After practising yoga for several years he became the master of teaching methodology. He has 3 years of experience in professional teaching.

Dhirendra Ji

Yogi Dhirendra Ji is a spiritual soul as he was born in a spiritual city, the yoga capital of the world. After understanding the importance of spirituality and yoga he gave many years to different types of yoga to understand and get perfection in it. He has been teaching professionally for 5 years.

Swami Ji

Swami Ji entered the path of spirituality in 1994. He has a deep knowledge of the whole spiritual books. He has years of experience and knowledge in pranayams, meditation and chakras. He spent many years gaining knowledge and did self-visit in many holy places by himself to know more about the history that’s why many known yogis respect him as teacher of pranayams and meditation.

Chitrangana Ji

Yogini Chitrangana Ji started practising yoga since childhood under the guidance of esteemed Guru Yogi Raj Shri Rajpal Ji. She knows all skill levels of yoga, from beginning to advanced. Good knowledge about postures to ensure maximum benefit and safety. She holds experience 15 years in teaching in pranayams and meditation.

Pinky Ji

Yogini Pinky Ji is a kind and peaceful soul. She has been practising yoga since a very young age as her family members are already involved in yoga. She is also good in mantra chanting. She has experience of 2 years in professional teaching.

Ankit Ji

Yogi Ankit Ji is a very young and dynamic teacher. He mainly teaches ashtanga yoga and vinyasa flow. Ankit also has a great knowledge of alignment and adjustment. He is also well aware of anatomy, hath yoga, shatkarma, pranayama, also Iyenger and Yin yoga.  He has practised almost every yoga styles because he thinks a person should never stop learning. He started yoga when he was 15 years old. He teaches him shatkarma and vinyasa flow also the difference between outer and inner world. He has been teaching for 5 years professionally.

Vikas Ji

Yogi Vikas Ji is a very dedicated soul and born in the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. He has been practising yoga from childhood. By the grace of divine, he was born in a family who were already engaged in spiritual practice and this is how yoga came naturally to him. He has 6 years of experience in professional teaching in Ashtanga.

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Location Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center, Nishant Garden Resort, Laxman Jhula, Gulab Nagar, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). Upon your arrival, we have a complimentary taxi waiting for you, which will bring you from Dehradun airport to our yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

Arrival by bus

From the Delhi airport, you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, your complimentary pick up will be waiting for you to bring you to our yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you want Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center to help you arrange transportation from Haridwar, kindly let them know.

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  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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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