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10 Days 100-Hour Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

  • Luxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

10 Days 100-Hour Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

  • Luxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Living Consciously Meditation and Yoga India Retreat

Rishikul Yoga offers 10 day-100-hour living consciously meditation and yoga retreat in Rishikesh, India. In the modules of this program, Rishikul Yoga offers intense and stimulating topics of yoga philosophy and techniques from meditation and Kriya yoga. This is an ideal program for all the teachers, yoga therapists, and life-style coaches who aspire to enrich their knowledge and skills in the field of meditation teaching. The entire program as it is developed is highly balanced and integral in nature.

Highlights

  • Yoga practices
  • Meditation practices
  • Workshops on meditation
  • Asana, pranayama, mudra, and bandha practices
  • Spiritual excursion to various sites
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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Your accommodation will be at Rishikul Yoga's serene and exquisite venue, Pyramid Cafe. Your room will have 24/7 Wi-Fi network available with round the clock assistance and security.

Intention of the retreat

The focus of this retreat program is to study and experience the process of meditation systematically with incisive insight into the philosophical, psychological and therapeutic dimensions of meditative process. This entire program will deepen the understanding of yoga aspirants, teachers, and therapists about various techniques of meditation and will equip them with sound knowledge of philosophical background of the yogic system.

Approach of meditation

Meditation as widely understood is not a set of techniques or ritual. Rather, it is a state of experience of evolved mind. It is a phenomenon which happens as a byproduct of yogic journey. A holistic or integrative approach to yoga is recommended to actualize this state of consciousness and potential of evolved mind in meditative state through various techniques of Hatha yoga such as asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and shatkriyas as well as time proven techniques of Raja yoga, Mantra yoga, and Kriya yoga.

Outcome of the retreat

The experience that you will gain from the retreat will culminate into a sound and authentic understanding of the yogic system as well as deepening of awareness and experience of meditation which is to aid one to live life consciously and mindfully. Exploration of various meditation techniques will enhance and enrich the understanding and teaching of aspiring teachers and therapists and will add a new perspective to their teaching.

Workshop on philosophical foundation of meditation (theory session) topics

  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy: Definition, subject-matter, historical sketch, branches.
  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga: Definition, subject-matter, metaphysical background, classical texts, aspects, and purpose (in light of Hatha yoga Pradipika)
  • Aspects of Hatha yoga: (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya) Purpose, Significance on physical, mental and energetic (pranic) levels
  • Philosophy of Raja Yoga (in reference to meditation): Concept, metaphysical background, subject-matter, Patanjali yoga Sutra, key aspects, and purpose

Workshop on preparatory techniques of meditation (practical session)

  • Pre-meditation asana
  • Pre-meditation breath work
  • Nadi Shodhana pranayama (psychic network cleansing technique)
  • Kapalbhati pranayama (frontal brain cleansing technique)
  • Bhastrika (bellows breath-preparatory)
  • Bhastrika (alternate nostril)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Sheetali/sheetkari (cooling breath)
  • Ujjayi (psychic breath)
  • Khechari mudra (tongue lock)
  • Shambhavi mudra (eye brow centre gazing)
  • Nasikagra drishti (nose tip gazing)
  • Prana mudra (invocation of energy)
  • Vazroli mudra (thunderbolt attitude)
  • Sahjoli mudra (spontaneous psychic attitude)
  • Jalandhar bandha (throat lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal contraction)
  • Moola bandha (perineum contraction)

Antaranga yoga workshop (theory of meditation)

  • Principles, techniques, and stages of Pratyahara
  • Theory of yoga Nidra
  • Theory of Kaya-sthairyam
  • Theory of Antar Mouna
  • Theory of Ajapa Japa
  • Theory of Trataka
  • Principles, techniques, and stages of Dharana
  • Theory of Antarakasha and Chidakasha Dharana
  • Theory of Hridyakasha Dharana

Workshop on classical meditation techniques (practical session)

  • Kaya-Sthairyam (technique of mind-body steadiness)
  • Yoga Nidra (psychic/trance sleep)
  • Ajapa Japa (a spontaneous meditation on mantra)
  • Antar Mouna (mindfulness of thoughts)
  • Trataka (one-pointed concentration on flame)
  • Antarakasha Dharana (meditation on inner space)
  • Chidakasha Dharana (technique of visualization)
  • Hridyakasha Dharana (a technique to harmonize heart center)
  • Chakra Shuddhi (awareness of chakras with mantra)

Daily schedule

  • 06.30-07:00 Herbal infusion
  • 07:00-09:00 Hatha yoga (asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha)
  • 10:30-11:30 Workshop on philosophical foundation of meditation (theory session)
  • 11:30-12:00 Q/A session
  • 12:00-13:00 Workshop on preparatory techniques of meditation (practical session)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 15:30-16:00 Herbal tea
  • 16:00-17:00 Antaranga yoga workshop (theory of meditation)
  • 17:00-17:30 Q/A session
  • 17:30-19:00 Workshop on classical meditation techniques (practical session)

You will go on a spiritual excursion to various sites around the city of Rishikesh such as visiting ancient meditation caves and joining a sacred fire ceremony at the bank of river Ganges.

The retreat will take place in Rishikesh at a popular spot for travelers perched on the hillside. The yoga hall is on the top floor and has a spectacular view of the river Ganges and jungle.

Distances

  • Haridwar, 24 kilometers
  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 20 kilometers

Food served during the retreat program is balanced vegetarian food. The selection of food is based on Ayurvedic principles to suit and balance your doshas. There will be three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and two herbal infusions served every day during the program.

  • 1 Neti Pot
  • 1 Rudraksha mala (108 Small Beads)
  • 2 yoga T-shirts
  • 3 meditation CDs
  • 3 yoga books
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • All practices and workshops
  • Daily meals
  • Laminated papers of mantra chanting
  • Note pad and pen
  • Spiritual excursion to various sites
  • Airport / railway station transfer
  • Upgrade of rooms

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is only 20 kilometers from Rishikesh. There are frequent flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Rishikul Yoga provides on demand airport and railway station transfer. You may send Rishikul Yoga an inquiry regarding this transfer.