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8 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Hotel Once Again, Yoga Street, Tapovan, Badrinath Road, Rishikesh, 249192, Uttarakhand, India

India Yoga Retreat

Hatha Yoga World Teacher Training Centre is offering a retreat which is residential. The school is certified by Yoga Alliance, USA. Provided is traditional Hatha Yoga with focus on adjustment and alignment. Hatha Vinyasa flow, ancient knowledge about philosophy and a yogic lifestyle, Pranayama (breathing techniques), anatomy, meditation, mantra chanting. You will learn this and much more from our highly qualifies teachers. The atmosphere at Hatha Yoga World is intimate with small classes and groups to bring focus to each and every student for a more personalized practice with attention on individual needs.

Meet the instructors

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Pankaj, Julie, Benu, & 1 More…
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Daily meditation, anatomy, pranayama, and philosophy
  • Adjustment and alignment focus for the better benefit of the asanas
  • Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
  • 3 fresh vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Mantra chanting

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Danish, Hindi
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$15 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During this teacher training program, you will be staying at Hotel Once Again in Rishikesh. It is a 15-room building with power backup and Wi-Fi.

The school building is newly constructed finished in January 2019. There are two indoor yoga halls, a dining area, and rooftop.

There are shared or private rooms with attached toilets with hot showers and a balcony. It has laundry service and filtered drinking water. Hatha Yoga World offers bed sheets, pillows, toilet paper (1 at arrival), blanket and other basic amenities.

Program

Programs and Schedules

Daily Schedule:

  • 06:30 Wake up
  • 06:45 Tea
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Morning asana class
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Anatomy
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Self-study
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Evening asana class
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Mantra chanting or meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:30 Lights out

The program focuses on providing you with opportunities to develop your skills as a student. Each day is devoted to attending lectures gaining knowledge about philosophy, anatomy. You will also benefit from guidance given individually. This retreat includes meditation, mantra chanting, kriyas, Hatha, Vinyasa, anatomy, yoga philosophy, pranayama, etc.

Your stay at Hatha Yoga World will without a doubt be a life-changing experience. Our students can expect to work with highly qualified teachers who will give every student individual attention. Hatha Yoga World provides a retreat suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. The school is registered by Yoga Alliance USA. %This retreat is for those who would like to deepen their practice, gain knowledge about the ancient wisdom of Yoga and the principles of yogic philosophy which will help you on your spiritual journey. The dedicated and experienced team at Hatha Yoga World is highly cooperative and ensures that your stay will be as convenient as possible.

Classes covered

Meditation

Different meditation techniques will be introduced

Pranayama

Pranayama is breathing techniques. The word 'prana' means 'life force'. Topics covered are an introduction to pranayama, benefits of pranayama and explanation of the pranic body.

Bandha

You will learn different energy locks, preparation to perform these and benefits.

Kriya

Kriyas are cleansing techniques used to purify the body. The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy as they remove toxins and blockages in the body which makes a meditation practice more effortless since no discomfort or fatigue is a distraction for the mind.

1. Jal Neti

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is the oldest form of yoga which emphasizes the balance of the body and mind. It is a way of purifying the body and awakening pranic energy within which is described in ancient Indian Vedic texts. In recent years, it has become more and more popular as a great way of improving wellness and as a form of treatment for many ailments.

The classes are based on ancient traditional yoga and lead by a very experienced teacher. The instructor will explain and teach the correct alignment of poses, correct usage of props, including benefits of using props, how to assist others and correct various faults, the benefits of each pose, and other various benefits of yoga.

The classes also include sequencing. During the course, there will be a strong emphasis on developing good alignment skills in each student along with the knowledge of each asana.  Classes are held from Mondays to Saturdays from 06:30 to 19:00.

You will learn and practice:

  • 1. Joints movements
  • 2. Surya namaskara (sun Salutation) & Chandra Namaskara (moon salutation)
  • 3. Matsyasana
  • 4. Gupta Padmasana
  • 5. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  • 6. Ardha Shalabhasana (half locust pose)
  • 7. Shalabhasana (locust pose)
  • 8. Dhanurasana (bow pose)
  • 9. Kandharasana (shoulder pose)
  • 10. Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)
  • 11. Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)
  • 12. Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)
  • 13. Janu Sirshasana (head to knee pose)
  • 14. Padahastasana (hand to foot pose)
  • 15. Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist)
  • 16. Parivritti Janu Sirsasana (spiraled head to knee pose)
  • 17. Chakrasana (wheel pose)
  • 18. Hanumanasana (leg splitting pose)
  • 19. Mayurasana (peacock pose)
  • 20. Vrischikasana (scorpion pose)
  • 21. Ushtrasana
  • 22. Supta Vajrasana
  • 23. Bakasana
  • 24. Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana

And much more inverted, balancing and core poses.

Hatha Vinyasa

Hatha Vinyasa is a mixture between the traditional practice of Hatha and flow. In these classes, you flow from one asana to the next in coordination with the breath. The intention behind the movement and how you move is an important aspect and will leave the practitioner with a different out of body experience. The body flows and so does the prana.

Yoga philosophy

Lectures about the history of yoga, the importance of yoga in your life and its origin in India.

Yoga anatomy

Anatomy classes expose the internal body and how are works with bones, joints and inner systems which affect how an asana is performed. The basic structure and function of the organs, system and how yoga affects our body is an important aspect for students to know. Gaining knowledge about the joints and their range of motions helps students to be safe from injuries.

Instructors

Pankaj Seth

Julie Seth

Benu Ji

Rajnikant Singh

Retreat location

This course takes place at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Centre in Rishikesh, India. Known as the Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is a perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush green surroundings, holy and mighty Ganges by the Himalayan foothills one can instantly get a natural feeling of contentment and happiness. Go on a spiritual and enjoyable journey to India and cherish the Yoga Teacher Training with an enhanced and uplifted spirit.

Feel compassion and love for everything life have given to you and for all which surrounds you. Have the unique chance to experience nature which provides an extraordinary feeling to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, internal development. The staff will overwhelm you with their hospitality and desire to make your stay the best.

Unique features

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Vegetarian and vegan options are served daily. Three meals a day are included in the price. The food is freshly cooked for every meal and prepared hygienically with filter water. The food at Hatha Yoga World is highly appreciated by all students for its taste. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates.

When doing an intense course like a Teacher Training course it is especially important to nurture oneself with nutritious fuel for the body and mind. To do Yoga asanas is not enough on its own, the lifestyle has to be yogic as well and then, transformation is felt. You are what you eat, it affects your mood and ways of thinking. In yoga it is recommended to eat a Satvik diet, which means eating food which makes you feel light and energetic. At Hatha Yoga World the meals served will be Satvik to purify the body and therefore also the mind.

Hatha Yoga World has a talented and passionate chef who will provide fresh meals cooked with love. The energy from the one cooking should be good and kind since this also effects the prana in the food.

In Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, it is emphasised to eat at the same time every day. With busy lifestyles it can be difficult. At Hatha Yoga World the meals are set at specific times with regular intervals to support the natural rhythm of the body. The following dietary requirements are served for: vegetarian, vegan. If you have special dietary requirements please communicate this to Hatha Yoga World when making the reservation.

Included meals:

Breakfast consists of fresh fruit, porridge, muesli with curd, upma (south Indian delicacy), toast, butter, honey, fresh juice or smoothie.

Lunch is dahl made of lentils, seasonal vegetables, rice, chapatti and fresh salad.

Dinner consists of a cooked seasonal vegetable dish, soup, rice, chapatti and fresh salad.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

At Hatha Yoga World you’ll experience a way of life that speaks to your mind, body, and soul. Being blessed by Mother Nature, you can indulge in activities like rafting, camping, trekking and other sports. Complimentary activities at the school are Kirtan, movie night (Yogic and spiritual movies) and cooking class.

10 incredible things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the course but Hatha Yoga World Teacher Training school can arrange upon request:

  • River rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping
  • Cliff jumping
  • Trekking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Attend Ganga Arti
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture

What's included

  • 3 sattvick Indian vegetarian meals each day.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation.
  • Course materials such as note book, pen, bag and T-shirt.
  • Filter water and tea 24/7

What's not included

  • Flight fee
  • Transport fee to and from the school
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From here you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). From here you can take a 45 min taxi ride to the Hatha Yoga World School. If you would like the Hatha Yoga World school to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.

Arrival by bus

From the Delhi airport get a taxi to Delhi bus station from where you can get a government or private transportation to Rishikesh. Upon arrival at Rishikesh bus station, you can take a taxi or rickshaw to our school.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you would like the Hatha Yoga World school to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$15 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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