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.

Retreat highlights

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

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Danish, Hindi, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance

During the course, you will be staying at Hatha Yoga World Teacher Training Centre. The school is located in the heart of Rishikesh by the Holy River Ganges and surrounded by the majestic Himalaya mountains. Surroundings are peaceful, but walking distance away you'll find shops, cafes, restaurants, ATM, healthcare and organic stores.

Hatha Yoga World offers a clean and well maintained single or double room based on the student’s requirements. Every room has attached bathroom with western toilet and hot shower 24/7. Offered is bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, blanket. WIFI is included. Filtered drinking water and tea is available 24/7. Laundry service is also available.

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 breath 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

The word Hatha, which can be broken into Ha (sun) and Tha (moon), represents the balance between the opposite forces and the balance between mind, body, and spirit. Hatha yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being.

Within each sequence (series of poses), Hatha Yoga World teaches the foundations for each posture and offer modifications to lessen or heighten the difficulty of the pose. They offer a deep understanding of postural alignment and safe methods for assisting and adjusting. 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 (spiralled 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 many more inverted, balancing and core poses.

Hatha Vinyasa

Hatha Vinyasa is 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, importance of yoga in your life and its origin in India.

Yoga anatomy

Anatomy classes expose the internal body and how is works with bones, joints and inner systems which effect how an asana is performed. The basic structure and function of the organs, system and how yoga effects 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
Pankaj is born and raised in the holy city of Varanasi. Over many years of sadhana and teaching experience Pankaj has developed a deep understanding of the body. By observing the body and the potential of practitioners, Pankaj have the ability to guide students to explore their limits. After working with western people Pankaj have gained an understanding of the modern mind and body and how imbalances affect us. Pankaj helps students to deal with mental and physical challenges to bring clarity, balance and freedom into their life.
Julie Seth
With a spiritual perspective Julie focuses on chakras, meditation, philosophy and pranayama and leads the way to this knowledge with a warm-hearted female energy. Julie teaches Hatha Vinyasa which is a mixture of the best from the two styles and Yin Yoga. Always paying respect to the root and true essence of Yoga, Julie have a spiritual approach in her teachings, but also covers practical topics like how to create a Yoga asana sequence with a theme focus. The theme could be chakras, the 5 elements etc. You will receive plenty of tools from Julie to become a confident and compassionate teacher.

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 the 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.

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

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

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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