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7 Days Beginners Meditation and Yoga Retreat Rishikesh, India

Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

Akshi Yogashala’s 7-day yoga retreats are the moments to attune your body for instilling the virtues of inner happiness, love and inner beauty. These days, you would do everything that you never have done neither have thought of before; trekking on the Himalayan ranges, water rafting, and practicing yoga in the laps of Himalayas with the swishing of the cool winds from the ranges and swirling of the trees. Get ready for the adventurous spree and gain the life changing experience of self rejuvenation!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Teaching of meditation
  • Introduction on different types of yoga
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • One Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • One adventurous trip

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The yogshala welcomes you to be part of their family with full of grace and hospitality. They have all the facilities to make your stay exciting and entertaining. They have airy rooms. Although its environment will give you an asharm like feeling, you will also have all the necessary amenities. You may request for single or double occupancy rooms. So, get away from your daily travesties of life, come and spend a few days with Akshi Yogashala to see how they would accommodate you.

Akshi Yogashala India Yoga Retreat Program

The course is best for beginners to deeply understand and to get into the gist of yoga. While Ashtanga yoga would relax the muscles and detoxify the organs of the body, Hatha yoga brings the rhythm and sense to the body and soul. If incorporated with laughter yoga, it becomes highly elevating.


Experience the level of tranquility and clarity to focus on your well-being. Meditation does not only make spiritually elevations, but also clears your thoughts, gives you tranquility and peace, and focuses your mind and well-being. You would get control of your mental power, gain the capability to overcome worries which otherwise is impossible in the everyday spectrum of life.

Included excursions

  • Himalayan trip
  • Rafting in Ganges


Vivek Arya
Vivek Ji is known for providing reflective thoughts on each lesson to its students. He is a very knowledgeable yogi whose passion for yoga started at a young age. His father recognized his interest for yoga and motivated him into the life of a yogi. Vivek Ji had spent fifteen years learning yoga in an ashram, but his keenness to learn more made him venture into the Himalayas where he took mystic lessons from the sages. He also learned Naturopathy, Pranic healing, Acupressure, philosophy of Buddhism, Jainism and Sufism, Anatomy, and Physiology. He is now pursuing Ph.D.
Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey Ji is a very popular Pranayama teacher in Rishikesh whose teaching style is enough to attract people to learn pranayama. The techniques he uses to teach pranayama are so impactful that no student is left without becoming a perfect master of this breathing form. His love for yoga was so intense that he even left his running business and started a life of a true yogi. He adopts the basic tenets of Hathayogapradipika, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Gheranda Samhita in his teaching methodologies which make them so unique and interesting.
Sandeep Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey Ji is a master of meditation and pranayama. He had learned meditation and relaxation techniques from the different ashrams of Rishikesh which made him have a deeper insight into the many aspects of this art. He started his yogic journey as a disciple of Guru Swami Veda Bharti Ji in the Rama Sadhaka Ashram when he was only 11 years old. He is now pursuing Ph.D. in Yoga and is also now teaching the meditation and pranayama to the aspiring yogis.
Yogi Ashish
Yogi Ashish’s charm lies in his dynamic teaching style and attractive personality. He is teaching yoga since last six years and within just a short period of time has shown exceptional mastery of teaching. He learned yoga from the International School of Yoga, Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and also got the master degree in yogic science from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand. He is an avid traveler and love exploring new things. He had also attended many seminars and workshops on sports, physical education, and yoga.
Yogi Vikas
Yogi Vikas is a famous yoga teacher for his exceptional style of teaching. He was also awarded for his excellence in World Yogasan Championship. He learned yoga from the famous Vishwaguru School of Yoga “Ved Niketan Dham” in Rishikesh. His four years of teaching experience has given him enough skills to comprehend his student's needs and teach them with precision and the keen eye on details on each aspect of yoga.
Tanushree Rawat
Tanushree teaches asanas, pranayama, meditation and other yoga forms to the people with great precision and dedication. She has seven years of yogic journey to her credit, which allows her to add newness and authenticity to the yoga. She did her post graduation in yoga from Sanskrit University in Haridwar. She also did six-month training from Ved Niketan Ashram and 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. She had also been part of many internationally run seminars and had been invited the speaker in Californication beauty and spa in Kazakhstan.

Retreat location

The yogashala is located in the pure, peaceful and serene environment of the Himalayas that is itself a self elevating experience for you. With the gushing voice of the holy river Ganga and the ringing of the temple bells, you will be taken into the spiritual panorama. Rishikesh is well connected with the roadways, railways and airways. The nearest airport is Dehradun and you can easily get taxis from Delhi, Dehradun or Hardiwar.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Delicious, bountiful, and nutritious food is provided three times a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner including herbal drinks and tea. Food is served in a dining hall that induces the students to enjoy togetherness and get a great dining experience.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

There will be a lot more for you to do besides yoga practice. Sight seeing, rafting, trekking, surfing, camping and also attending Ganga Aarti, a famous evening prayer of river Ganga.

What's included

  • Himalayan trip
  • Introduction to the different types of yoga
  • One Ayurvedic massage
  • Rafting in Ganges
  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • Yoga mats, cushions and other equipment
  • Yoga sessions

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest international airport is Dehradun International Airport (DED). From the airport, transport can arranged on request.

Arrival by taxi

You can easily get taxis from Delhi, Dehradun or Hardiwar.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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The retreat is available all year round with arrival on Monday.

Special discount

There is a special discount of 150 USD per person for bookings made before the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2018. To benefit, book or reserve today!

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