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7 Days Ancient Foundation Yoga Retreat in India

  • Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, Hills Heritage Hotel Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Uttarakhand, Haridwar, Rishikesh 249137, India

Overview

Ancient Foundation Yoga Retreat India

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School invites you to explore your inner self by practicing yoga in such a disciplined manner under the guidance of excellent yoga teachers. This foundation program will help you to use the different tools of yoga principles properly to gain maximum benefits and enhance the Yogic journey in your present life. This one-week course will help you to start uncovering the essence of your spiritual life. They will help you to understand the basis of yoga and build a strong foundation.

Highlights

  • Mantra, chanting and Sanskrit
  • Yoga methodology and class preparation
  • Daily intensive yoga and meditation sessions
  • Yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition
  • Relaxation, anatomy, physiology, and Ayurved medicine sessions
  • Free snack, coffee, and tea during the breaks
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 16.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During the program, you will stay either in a private room or a shared double room at Hari Om Yoga Vidya School. They are very concerned about the locality and other staying facilities provided, by at the same time putting extra care to present the feel of natural view of Rishikesh. That is why all the accommodation facilities are duly verified in terms of comfort so that they can give the best to you.

This foundation program will help you to use the different tools of yoga principles properly to gain maximum benefits and enhance the yogic journey in your present life. The one-week course will help to start uncovering the essence of your spiritual life.

Day 1

  • 06:00 Program inauguration, fire ceremony
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Self-introduction and asana class
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Foundation class 1
  • 15:15 Tea break
  • 16:00 Intro to sun salutation A and B
  • 17:45 Dinner and free time
  • 20:00 Group meditation

Day 2

  • 06:00 Mantra chanting
  • 06:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 Introduction to pranayama
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 History and kinds of yoga
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Anatomy and physiology 1
  • 15:15 Tea break
  • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, and standing series
  • 17:45 Dinner and free time
  • 20:00 Group meditation

Day 3

  • 06:00 Mantra chanting
  • 06:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 Kinds and benefits of pranayama
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga foundation class
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Intro to relaxation. Tension‐relaxation
  • 15:15 Tea break
  • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, and standing series
  • 17:45 Dinner and free time
  • 20:00 Group meditation

Day 4

  • 06:00 Satkriya (Jala Neti)
  • 06:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 Breathing practices
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 6 steps for meditative asana
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Anatomy and physiology 2
  • 15:15 Tea break
  • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, and standing series
  • 17:45 Dinner and free time
  • 20:00 Group meditation

Day 5

  • 06:00 Mantra chanting
  • 06:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 Introduction to meditation and breathing practices
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga Sutras 1
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Systematic relaxation
  • 15:15 Tea break
  • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, standing series, and forward bending
  • 17:45 Dinner and free time
  • 20:00 Group meditation

Day 6

  • 06:00 Mantra chanting
  • 06:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 Introduction to meditation and breathing practices
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga Sutras 2
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Anatomy and physiology 1
  • 15:15 Tea break
  • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, standing series, and forward bending
  • 17:45 Dinner and free time
  • 20:00 Group meditation

Day 7

  • Free day
  • Pramod Sahoo

    Pramod Kumar Sahoo is a 200 and 500-hour registered yoga teacher with the USA Yoga Alliance. He was born in a spiritual family in 1973 in Odessa (South-East part of India). From his early childhood, he began his life full of devotion. He spent his most of his childhood life sitting alone in meditation in deep silence, going to the mountains, temples, and learning the yoga tradition.

  • Nikhil Rawat

    Nikhil Rawat is an expert in physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. He completed his master of physical therapy in musculoskeletal disorders and he also holds a diploma in sports medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilates trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore.

  • Prashant Jakhmola

    Prashant Jakhmola was born in Rishikesh, India. Since childhood he has been practicing yoga and meditation by the guidance of his father. He moved to Bihar School of Yoga to learn more about the systematic study of yogic science. He finished his academic studies in 2010 and started sharing his knowledge. Now he is teaching in Rishikesh and abroad. He is excellent in therapeutical approach of asanas.

  • Siddhant

    Siddhant ended his bachelor studies in science and left his home looking for a simpler and more meaningful way to live. He is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance and has been a yoga teacher for nine years in Dehli. Afterwards he went to Rishikesh to seek his path five years ago. Following the steps of his Guru Anandmurti, he is a constant meditator and cares for the growth of every individual.

This retreat program will be held at Hari Om Yoga Vidya School in Rishikesh, India. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is located just at the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas, and at the bank of holy river Mother Ganges.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Shopping nearby
  • Volleyball court nearby
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • River nearby
  • Dining area
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Cable TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot shower
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School provides all daily meals, coffee, and tea during breaks. In order to gain the best yoga practice experience, the meals served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are delicious vegetarian products made of natural ingredients from local fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, fresh milk, and herbal teas.

In your free time, you can always enjoy having physical activities nearby the location like rock climbing, white water rafting, beach volleyball, and bungee jumping with an additional cost.

You can also visit the local ashrams to learn more about the Rishikesh spiritual community, meet many yoga masters, or participate in the Ganga Aarti fire ceremony.

  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and teaching practices
  • Daily intensive yoga and meditation sessions
  • Free snack, coffee, and tea during the breaks
  • Mantra, chanting, and Sanskrit
  • Program inauguration and fire ceremony
  • Real teaching practice
  • Relaxation, anatomy, physiology, and Ayurved medicine sessions
  • Yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition
  • Yoga methodology and class preparation
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Indian visa expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Another option is to book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by bus

Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about eight hours and costs around 450 INR for air-conditioned buses and 250 INR for buses without air conditioning.

Arrival by train

The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, about 45 minutes away from Rishikesh by road on a driven taxi or the so-called tuk-tuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from and to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and many others.

Arrival by taxi

Taxis are always available anywhere in India. The drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh will take around six hours depending on traffic conditions.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Hari Om Yoga Vidya School an inquiry.
  • Review by Didi from India
    10 out of 10

    "The teachings are amazing! Every teacher is wonderful and patient. I learned a lot! The teachers are wonderful and explain everything clearly. The food tastes amazing. It doesn´t look like food away from home. I loved everything about this experience."

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  • Review by Hao Zing from China/Nepal
    10 out of 10

    "The school is full of good energy. The teachings are well structured and rich content. The classes get in deep explanations with its precise demonstration. All the teachers were very knowledgeable in their subject. The staff was very friendly and helpful."

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  • Review by Bonnie from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I loved all the subjects, I wish I had more time. There is too much to learn and I am learning so much. It is amazing! The teachers are all wonderful, I feel so very fortunate to "

    "be learning from such generous, knowledgeable teachers."

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  • Review by Kristen from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The classes are very informative and pertinent to understand yoga. The teachers are excellent, knowledgeable, kind and approachable. The food was delicious and the kitchen "

    "staff very accommodating."

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  • Review by Helen from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The teachers of the school are wonderful. All of them were really caring and very genuine. The food was delicious and the kitchen staff was very nice and did a great job."

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  • Review by Oleksa from Ukraine
    10 out of 10

    "The school has great teachers. I really appreciate every moment I spent here learning new things for me. I love the way school teaches here. There are many explanations and group discussions. The accommodation was very good, the staff was really friend and the food was very tasty!"

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  • Review by Ryan Fortwendel from US
    10 out of 10

    "All teachers were extremely knowledgeable and committed. After one month I realized I am more interested in Astanga Vinyasa Flow. No I have a good understanding of how to put together a sequence/class. The food was always very good. The campus was very nice. The garden has grown so much while we were here. It is very helpful to be so near the hotel and restaurant so we could really focus on class alone without the distractions."

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  • Review by Barbara from UK
    10 out of 10

    "A yoga school based on so much more than simply exercise! The slogan is "Going Beyond Asana". Pramod Sahoo the director has trained for many years, with great devotion, to all aspects of Yoga Teacher Trainer. He is dedicated to passing on his knowledge and skill to students who are serious about learning traditional yoga. This truly is one of the best Yoga Schools in Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Swami Nityamuktananda from German
    10 out of 10

    "I have known Pramod for 8 years, most of these I was a mentor to him while studying and later while he was teaching in the ashram of the Himalayan Masters in Rishikesh. From the moment I met him, he struck me as a very intelligent and committed student; as a teacher he showed not only extraordinary knowledge (even academically) but deep wisdom and insight, as well as an open heart to all he meets. All of this speaks of the ancient wisdom of a highly qualified teacher and spiritual guide worth training with. I would trust him with my life."

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  • Review by Rodriguez from Costa Rica
    10 out of 10

    "I was walking through Rishikesh with nothing in my mind when I crossed by chance with this school. I must say this was one of the greatest experiences in my life. I stayed for two weeks on the school and I learned so much! I understood what yoga really is which was a milestone on my spiritual path. I still feel myself as part of the Hari Om Yoga Vidya Family and count the days till I come back again to deepen my practice and keep working for a higher goal. I fully recommend this school!"

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  • Review by Sabine from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I first met Pramod as a young, very well inclined student of yoga; I had very good classes with him. Years later, I met him again. He has grown into a committed, humble, serious teacher. I would recommend him and his school, no doubt."

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  • Review by Franz from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "Pramod Sahoo comes from a traditional lineage, yet ventures to reach the seekers of today. He is not just a very knowledgeable teacher, but embodies the yogic principles and connects them with a modern life. I am grateful for him as a teacher as he can reach me where I am and help me to go where I want to. His inner light is visible to the eye, accompanied by his heart-warming laughter and serene modest way."

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  • Review by Mayron from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Pramod is a loving kind man who has overcome struggles to become the teacher he now is. He continues to learn and grow and reveal to us his insights. A spiritual man with a lovely heart and a good yoga teacher who cares sincerely."

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Rishikesh, India

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School offers yoga teacher training programs in the holy place of Rishikesh.

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7 days / 6 nights

Availability

This vacation is available from June to February with arrival dates every 3, 10, 17, and 24 of the months.

Special discount

Get a special discount of 55 USD for bookings the June and July 2016 retreats.

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