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Beginner Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh, India

Have you been having a difficult time finding meaning in your everyday life? Tired of your job, your environment, and the constant demands of your lifestyle? Always wanted to visit India, but thought it never to be possible due to lack of funds? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, than a yoga retreat at Chandra Yoga International is exactly what you need. Chandra Yoga International welcomes you to the sacred land of India, the source of health and wellness. For a phenomenal price, you will have the chance to escape the everyday and embark on a journey of self-discovery in a land filled with ancient wisdom and peace.

Retreat highlights

  • Asana classes
  • Daily meditation session
  • Learning on basic of yoga and the philosophy
  • Daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • 7 days accomodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, Japanese, English
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Chandra Yoga International will be providing private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There are also shared twin rooms available.

Complete with scenic beauty, spellbound picturesque landscapes and mysticism, Rishikesh, often nicknamed "the yoga capital of the world", inspires yoga to the best. Enhance your learning of the basics of yoga and its philosophy at the exhilarating ambiance of Yoga Niketan Yoga Ashram replete with the beauty of the serene environment. The lodging is equipped with a hygienic community kitchen that serves nutritious vegetarian Sattvic and yogic food.

Chandra Yoga International Beginner Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh Program

Many illnesses today are caused by increased stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and inability to breathe properly. Because of these conditions, along with other poor lifestyle choices, a system of terrible health has been created throughout much of the world. By incorporating a few lifestyle changes and ancient yoga techniques into your daily life, you will learn to improve your overall health physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Make your week memorable with the indispensable resource of plenty of health gain in the form of yoga. Optimum for the beginner, you too can derive the tremendous benefits of yoga through a dedicated retreat facilitating yoga lessons, based on the core principles of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Detach from your stress and rejuvenate once again at this place, with the magical effect of the tourism background environment multiplying the health regimen yoga progress.

This yoga therapy courses has so much to offer in seven days to deepen your personal practice of many aspects of yoga, including pranayama (breathing), meditation, asana (physical postures), philosophy (including yogic lifestyle), and anatomy (including alignment and adjustments). These yoga retreats in Rishikesh come with the bonus advantage of a complete wellness program to calm your mind and relax your body with the next level of spiritual exploration.

Asana and philosophy classes

Through our mediation classes, you will learn to calm the worries of your mind, decreasing stress and increasing overall satisfaction with life. By participating in our asana classes (yoga postures flow) class, you will begin to feel a renewed sense of energy, more positive emotions, and increased overall health. Our philosophy classes will address those deep questions that have been plaguing your mind and help you to find your way into the answers you have been looking for.

Yoga and cleanse

The special yogic diet will allow you to cleanse the toxins from your body while getting the proper nutrition that your body needs. You will leave the program with a renewed sense of self and a clearer mind. You will learn the basics of yoga during your retreat, and it is our hope that you will continue your own personal practice and bring the teaching of yoga home with you into your everyday life.


This retreat is also good for anyone who is considering becoming a yoga teacher, as you will be exposed to the yoga lifestyle and be able to see if it is a career path you may want to pursue. Please contact us today for more information about our yoga retreats. We look forward to assisting you on your yoga journey.


Dr Sushil Yogi
Dr. Sushil Yogi was born in Haridwar, in the foothills of the Himalayas on the holy banks of the Ganges. The founder of this organization, he is a highly qualified yoga teacher. His credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctrate) in yoga, two years masters degree in human consciousness and yoga science (M.Sc.), a one year post graduate diploma in yoga, a one year diploma in Vedic Karmkand, and a three year B.Sc. degree from Gurukul Kangri University, in Haridwar, India.
Yogacharya Amit
Yogacharya Amit practicing yoga since 2003. Amit is also running a social firm NGO named "Happy Faces Foundation". This NGO is working for education of children in backward areas in India.
Yogi Devendra
Yogi Devendra is a multi-style Yoga Teacher who has a great outlook towards his teachings. He is a trained hatha yoga teacher. He has done diploma and certificate courses in Yogic Sciences and now he has completed his Masters in Yogic Sciences as well. Apart from being a trained Hatha Yoga teacher, he is also well in Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow. His diversity of this multi-style teaching makes him unique. He has a long-term experience of training people and giving them the exact base in their practices. He is a person with a very cool behavior towards his work and a dynamic personality.
Dr. Rakesh
Yogi Rakesh is an Anatomy & Philosophy Teacher. He has completed Diploma in Anatomy & Philosophy and Diploma in Ayurveda as well. ⇒ His skill of explaining his knowledge to students is extremely great.

Retreat location

The yoga school is located in one of the most well-known spiritual towns in all of India, Rishikesh. Situated at the base of the Himalayan mountains, snuggled along the banks of the sacred Ganges River, Rishikesh is frequented by spiritual pilgrims from all over the world. An incredible place to experience classical Indian yoga, Rishikesh is a bit calmer than other parts of India.

As a pilgrimage point, it greets many devout Hindus and wandering sadhus (holy men). Rishikesh has been the spiritual mecca for many great Indian holy men, as well as other spiritual seekers for thousands of years, and will likewise serve you well in your spiritual journey. Rishikesh is an incredible place to experience classical Indian yoga.

Nearby places

  • Agra, 400 kilometers
  • Badinath, 300 kilometers
  • Dehradun, 43 kilometers
  • Gangotri, 248 kilometers
  • Govindghat, 275 kilometers
  • Haridwar, 30 kilometers
  • Kedarnath, 227 kilometers
  • Mussoorie, 78 kilometers
  • New Delhi, 240 kilometers
  • Yamunotri, 234 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The food in the ashram is vegetarian. You will have access to unlimited fruit and porridge for breakfast, and healthy Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner. The menu is set. In order to experience the good effects of a yogic lifestyle, you are kindly requested not to eat unhealthy or non-vegetarian food from the market. Smoking and drinking alcohol are strictly prohibited.


Additional food items may be available at a shop or restaurant nearby at your own expense.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 7 days accomodation
  • Asana classes
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Daily meditation session
  • Learning on basic of yoga
  • Sightseeing
  • Yoga philosophy class

What's not included

  • Taxi fares are not included in the price. The taxi fare from New Delhi to the Rishikesh ashram is 65 USD.

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is in Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport) (DED) about 43 kilometers away. Another international airport is IGI Airport, New Delhi. The city, Rishikesh, is situated 240 kilometers north of New Delhi. It is connected by road, train, and air.

It is recommended to fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi.

Another option is to fly into Jolly Grant Airport (DED) (also known as Dehradun Airport) from New Delhi.

Arrival by bus

Rishikesh is 6 hours (250 kilometers) by bus from New Delhi. Buses depart regularly throughout the day from near the ISBT.

Arrival by train

Trains, including the luxurious Shatabdhi Express with its meal service and air conditioning, arrive at Haridwar; an hour by bus or taxi to Rishikesh.

Arrival by taxi

Traveling to and from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh is your financial responsibility, however Chandra Yoga International are happy to book a taxi for you. If you'd like for them to do so, please forward your flight info to them and we they confirm with you that a driver will be sent to pick you up. Look for your name on a sign at the airport. If you prefer to travel another way, it is your responsibility to arrange and pay for the travel separately. The taxi ride from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh takes about 5-7 hours and costs aproximatively 65 USD.

It is about a 30-45 minute drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh. If you would like, Chandra Yoga International can also arrange a taxi to bring you from the Jolly Grant Airport to the school for 12 USD (800 IN).

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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