7 Days Rooftop Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

7 Days Rooftop Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Retreat India with Yogi Vimal

Immerse yourself in yoga and meditation with Yogi Vimal - a local of Rishikesh who spent a year alone in a cave as part of his spiritual practice and Yogini Elena -internationally known for her life empowering approach to yoga and her love for yogic philosophy, on the terrace of the lovely Staywell cottage surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Himalayas, overlooking the sacred river Ganga in the holy town of Rishikesh, the world's capital of yoga.

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

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Visits to temples and ancient caves
  • Meditation in the Himalayas and by the sacred river Ganga
  • Participation in holy Indian ceremonies and kirtan Your own puja (offering)
  • 1 complementary ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily yogic or vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Sivananda Yoga
  • Jivamukti Yoga
  • Japa Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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Program

  • 07:00 Wake up
  • 08:00 90 minutes yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Kriya) pranayama, and meditation
  • 09:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 10:00 Free time/self-study
  • 12:00 Indian traditional Lunch
  • 13:00 Kirtan/mantra chanting
  • 16:30 90 minutes class (yin, restorative yoga, yogic philosophy, meditation, yoga nidra)
  • 20:00 Indian traditional Dinner
  • 21:00 Goodnight.

Note: On excursion days, the schedule will change. You will be informed of such changes the day before.

What is included

  • 2 daily 90-minute yoga/meditation sessions
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily yogic / vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Meditation in the Himalayas
  • Visits to temples and ancient caves
  • Meditation by the sacred river Ganga
  • Participation in holy Indian ceremonies and kirtan Your own puja (offering)

What is not included

  • Transfers to/from airport available at additional cost
  • Tipping
  • Donations
  • Your own personal shopping

Additional Details

Accommodation

Enjoy a single or double room (upon request) - equipped with A/C in the summer season- with private bathroom and plenty of light in the center of Rishikesh in the lovely Staywell cottage, where Seema and her family make you feel at home. Practice yoga on the cottage's rooftop overlooking the Ganga, surrounded by the Himalayas. Go on excursions with Yogini Elena and Yogi Vimal; a local of Rishikesh who lived in a cave alone for a year and knows all the spots only babas are aware of. 

Retreat location

This retreat takes place at the lovely Staywell Cottage in Tapovan, where Seema and her family make you feel at home. Practice yoga on the cottage's rooftop and go on excursions with Yogini Elena and Yogi Vimal - a local of Rishikesh who lived in a cave alone for a year and knows all the spots only babas are familiar with.

Things to Do

Optional

Visit to Haridwar (nearest town about 40 minutes away) or join cooking classes. Shopping is also an option during your free time.

Food

Staywell Cottage Guest House serves a vegetarian menu in keeping with yoga practice. The food is ample, tasty, mostly organic, and prepared on the premises in Seema's kitchen. Enjoy Indian typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner delicious, tasty meals.

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

One ayurvedic massage is included in the package.

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 Staywell Cottage Guest House Topovan Bypass -Rishikesh 249192

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.

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).

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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