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10 Days Meditation and Chanting Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh INDIA

  • Hilltop Swiss Cottage, High Bank, Bhirkhet, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Meditation and Chanting Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Demystifying Yoga invites you to join a retreat set in a spiritual town to help you find your inner peace. An everlasting experience beyond explanation. It is a journey to the self through the self. Get to know yourself better and be able to live life in a different light, more joyful and peaceful.


  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Satsang (chanting) twice daily
  • Discussions, lectures and theory classes
  • All daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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Hill Top Swiss Cottage offers simple yet clean accommodation that depicts a homely hotel with a personal touch. You will not only experience serenity, spirituality and closeness to nature but also exceptional services and facility. And above all they do everything with a personal touch.

The garden and open area along with the warm and modern interiors, only adds to the panoramic views of the Ganga and the mountain beyond. The beauty of every room is that it opens out onto a large balcony or a private balcony with some having a peak of the forest area.

The rooms offer the elegance, class and comfort you have been looking for your whole life. With modern and fun motif, you're sure to enjoy any stay, whether you're here on business or for some fun. And all of beds offer you the luxurious comfort of memory foam, so you can ensure that you'll sleep soundly.

Hill Top Swiss Cottage offers luxury ganga facing and mountain facing accommodation.

Rishikesh, known as the place of sagas is a spiritual town situated 24 kilometers upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga rivers and surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides. The whole place is considered to be sacred as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation. There are many temples-some ancient, some new along the river Ganges. The riverside is dotted by the ashrams of sadhus and sages.


  • Jolly Grant Airport - 20.8 kilometers
  • Sanyukt Yatra Bus Stand - 4.2 kilometers
  • Rishikesh Railway Station - 4.8 kilometers
  • Daily vegetarian meals throughout the retreat
  • Satsang, meditation, pranayama, Hatha yoga class and theory
  • Twin share accommodation

The yoga sessions will be a balanced combination of poses and a sustained increase awareness of posture to another. Awareness and attention to breathing are important aspects of the course. Classes are energetically balance, poses soothing and deep relaxation. Pranayama (science of breathing), chanting and mediation will be the focused part of the retreat.

Retreat Schedule

  • Day 1 to 9
  • 06:00 - 7:45 Meditation in the morning followed by satsang (chanting)
  • 08:00 Tea break
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Pranayama class
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Breakfast
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Discussion, lecture and theory class
  • 13:30 - 14:15 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Meditation followed by satsang (chanting) in the evening
  • 21:00 Bed time
  • Day 9
  • Retreat end
  • Day 10
  • Departure for further destination

Check in

From 2 p.m.

Check out

  • 12 p.m.

Itinerary information

The retreat will only commence when there is the presence of the minimum required number of confirmed participants (i.e. 10). Do let Demystifying Yoga know if you have a group and avail special discounts.

Course information

  • This retreat is open to all levels of experiences.

What to bring

Please bring comfortable clothing for yoga, a yoga mat (there is also yoga mat for rent), a small towel for yoga, an eye pillow (optional), warm clothes, a bathing suit, a robe, shoes or sandals, comfortable shoes.

Important information

Room availability in India is getting saturated due to heavy demands from the tourism industry, international fairs and congresses. Due to these constant sold-out situations, hotels are applying cancellation rules more stringently and once the reservation is guaranteed then the same is subject to full cancellation charges. Demystifying Yoga recommends you to make necessary insurance to protect yourself against this.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Demystifying Yoga who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

  • All services which are not mentioned under Whats included
  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, fax services, beverages (even during meals)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa fee for India and airport taxes

Pure vegetarian meals prepared with love. Delicious, healthy, simple and traditional, using mainly local and organic ingredients. A diet helpful to concentration and meditation.

  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Swimming nearby
  • Balcony
  • Caf
  • Concierge desk
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio
  • Laundry
  • Shop
  • Wireless internet
For information about the booking conditions, please send Demystifying Yoga an inquiry.
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    "Manoj Rawat helped our tour from Women's Journeys travel with ease. He treated us as long-lost relatives, eager to share the best his country has to offer. He added special details along the way, including greeting us at the airport with flowers to teaching yoga on a hotel rooftop at sunrise. When one traveler requested fruit, or another needed camera batteries, before the words were fiilly spoken, we had stopped to find the requested items. Manoj helped our Women‘s journeys tour navigate everything from too’spicy food to crossing crazy-busy streets! He enhanced our visit to the Taj Mahal by getting saris for each of us and having henna for our hands! In every place we visited, Manoj showed us the India he loves and we came away loving it, too!"

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    10 out of 10

    "I have appreciated your classes immensely. The time you took to explain each posture and the connections you made was very helpful. This is how I would like to teach my classes as weIl. Also, asking us how we felt after the poses was great too.The yoga I have taken in the past has at times been to fast 8: focused on the physical aspect with little spirituality involved. Asking us to go through the Sun Salutations by ourselves I like the best because I felt that’s when I could be the most then ever. Thank you for your time and help again. Happy to have gotten the chance to practice and learn from you."

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    "It was a real pleasure to meet you and learn from you. I appreciated the way you explain what yoga is, how you learnt it, the different approaches about it: Spiritual, physical, and meditation. Your classes were complete and fully understandable. Thank you for your great teaching and the time shared with us. Like you said, it‘s what we have the most precious to give, so keep it for you. Thanks also for your good English, your knowledge, and open heart. A guy from France. Best to you and family. Peace, love, and light. Namaste"

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    10 out of 10

    "I would like to say thank you to Mr, Manoj Rawat (Yogi Mann ), he is not only a travel guide also is a guru in my journey , he is very caring and responsible person. Every single minor thing, whatever food or shops, he always suggests a good one to malte me very confident to eat and buy in India too. In yoga sessions, his pranayama teachings can makes me very focus and concentrate in every breath, makes me feel my inner peace, silence and relax , besides the physical practices , he always happily share all of yoga philosophy to everyone , it is very precious knowledge during in the journey. Enjoy the journey with the open heart. Namaste"

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Delhi, India

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from US$750

10 days / 9 nights


Arrival: Friday March 10, 2017
Departure: Sunday March 19, 2017

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