7 Days Ancient Foundation Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

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

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
  • 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

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

    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.

  • Som Datt

    Som Datt is a passionate teacher that aids students to find a meaning in their lives. For him, Yoga is the best way to transform the different energies of the body into spiritual energy. He has a master in Yogic Science and a Naturopathy diploma. He achieved a Uttarakand gold medal for his master degree. Som Datta honors always his Guru adn says that his blessings satisfies all his needs. His final aim is that his students discover their real knowledge within.

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.

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.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Rishikesh, India

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

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 98% of the time.
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