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28 Days Ayurveda Yoga Retreat India

  • Shree Bindu Sewa Sansthan, Sant Bindu ji Marg (Parikrama Marg), Atalla Chungi Road, Posh Colony, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121, India


Ayurvedic India Yoga Retreat

Experience the culture first-hand of India from the safe space of a family-run Ashram. Daily yoga classes will keep you flexible and daily Ayurvedic massages and treatments will help you detox and relax. On this retreat, you will be given insights in Indian life you couldn't get anywhere else. Get your body detoxified, relaxed, and refreshed.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily Ayurvedic massages
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments
  • Relaxing ashram atmosphere
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily Ayurvedic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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In 1995, Swami Ji founded an ashram in his hometown Vrindavan. On this land he built an underground cave, which he entered in 1997 to spend the following three years and 108 days in meditation.

Today, the ashram is home not only to him and his family, but also to a number of students between the age of 8 and 20. They come from poor families who cannot afford their living or education and they thus become part of the ashram family.

The ashram is very open, friendly, and hospitable. The rooms are simple, air-conditioned, and have Western bathrooms. There is also a beautiful lawn and patio. Someone of the ashram family is available 24 / 7 for all questions or help. Any interested visitor to India is welcome to visit and stay at the ashram. Usually, Jaisiyaram offers single rooms with queen-size beds, but of course you are welcome to stay as a couple or in family together, too.


  • 100% power backup
  • Free mineral water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • AC
  • Western bathroom
  • Lawn and patio

This retreat will be held in Shree Bindu Sewa Sansthan, an ashram which is located in Jaisiyaram, Vrindavan. Vrindavana is a pilgrimage town 150 kilometers south of Delhi and just one hour away from Agra where you find the Taj Mahal. The town is the place where Lord Krishna spent his early childhood and with its 5000 temples and Indian ashrams, Vrindavana is one of India’s main pilgrim cities.

The major temples in Vrindavan are Bankey Bihari Temple, Govind Dev Temple, Radha Raman Ji Temple, Rang Ji Temple, Radha Vallabh Temple, Madan Mohan Ji Temple, and Pagal Baba Temple.

Nearby places

  • Agra - 1 hour
  • Mathura, 12 kilometers
  • 3 daily Ayurvedic meals
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • Daily Ayurvedic massages
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments
  • Daily yoga classes

Why join?

For some people, the answer to this question can be the relaxing atmosphere of the ashram and for others, it can be the unique combination of Ayurvedic massages, Ayurveda treatments, yoga, and relaxation that only Jaisiyaram offers. However, the most important factor is that 100% of the profit for this holiday will support children charity projects. By doing something good for yourself you are doing good for poor children.

This retreat is not a course filled with hours of classes, a tight schedule, and teachings which will result in a certificate but it is a time of treatments, cleansing, and getting to know yourself.

You will experience yoga and Ayurveda on different levels and will have time to simply lay back and let your body and mind let go of the stress and pressure of your usual life. Relax, enjoy, and feel well in the loving surrounding of the ashram.


Yashendu Goswami will be leading your retreat. Yoga classes will be given by yoga teachers trained by him. Swami Balendu will also always be present for any counseling or questions. The yoga style is basic, original, Indian Hatha yoga as it has been passed on in yogic families for centuries.

You will have daily yoga practice at the ashram. One hour daily will be dedicated to stretching, bending, and strengthening your body. Due to the limited number of participants, your yoga teacher will be able to personalize the workshops to everybody's needs.

Depending on the group, the teacher will not only include gentle yoga positions for beginners, basic yoga poses, yoga for back pain and other areas of the body, but also advanced yoga positions if you are already a yoga instructor or long time practitioner. Whatever your level of practice is, these yoga classes will be designed for you.

Additionally, you can join the children of Jaisiyaram's school in their daily yoga class in the morning. Whenever they have school, they do yoga and you can just grab a mat and sit in between them.

You will additionally be able to meditate on your own in the beautiful garden, on the roof while watching sunset or in the cave in which Swami Ji spent three years and 108 days in meditation. Combine the yoga practice and Ayurveda treatments with your own meditation practice for a complete relaxation on this Ayurveda retreat in India.


The word Ayurveda means science of life and one of the main principles in Ayurveda is that your body is the temple of your soul. Take care of it, keep it clean, and nourish it. It will make you happier and give you a more satisfied feeling from inside.

Each body type has different needs and with Ayurvedic treatments, massages, and food, your body will be purified and strengthened so that it can regain its balance in the doshas.


The day usually starts with the 1-hour yoga class and a delicious breakfast after it. Depending on your individual schedule and treatments, you will have your Ayurvedic massage and oil treatment at this point or after a light lunch in the afternoon.

In the remaining time of the day, you can visit the charity school, to which all profits go, play with the ashram children, relax with a good book in the garden, or talk with the other guests and ashram family. On Sunday, you are free from yoga and Ayurveda for shopping, visiting Vrindavan, and the neighboring towns, or on for a trip to Agra to see the famous Taj Mahal.

Arrival by airplane

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi is the closest international airport and the airport is located approximately 150 kilometers from Vrindavan. Transfer from and to airport is available on request. Jaisiyaram can also pick you up in Delhi or Agra. Pick up and drop off each cost 60 EUR, so for only 120 EUR, Jaisiyaram will have you picked up when you arrive and dropped off when your retreat is completed.

Seasonal information

At some part of India, there is always good weather all year round, no matter at what time of the year you actually travel to India. If you ask about Vrindavan, though, the best time to come to Vrindavan is from October to March.

The weather is pleasant and not as hot as in summer when the temperatures can reach a maximum of 48 degrees Celsius in May and June. July, August, and September are the onsoon months for Vrindavan.

Vrindavan’s winter and coldest time is in December and January. Temperatures can go down to a minimum of one or two degrees Celsius in the nights but that only happens for about two weeks in the year. The winters are beautiful, too, especially when the sun shines during daytime and has temperatures of ten to 20 degrees Celsius.

Dressing information

Unlike other ashrams, Shree Bindu Sewa Sansthan ashram is free of regulations where your clothes are concerned. You don’t need to cover your head and if you want to wear shorts, it is allowed at the ashram, too. Wear whatever you feel good with.

However, women in general should consider how they want to dress when going out in India. Foreigners always get attention, especially in a small town like Vrindavan, and women with plunging necklines and short skirts will not only be stared at but will certainly also receive insinuating remarks at the least. For your own comfort, Jaisiyaram advises you to dress reasonably in clothes that cover knees and shoulders and don't allow for very deep insights.

What to bring

Personal items and clothes (light cotton clothes when it's warm and woolen jacket, pullovers, and socks when it's cooler).

Passport / visa

Citizens of most countries require a visa to enter India. Of course the kind of visa to apply for depends on the purpose of your travel and how long you want to stay.

As a tourist and for visiting the ashram or participating in yoga retreats and Ayurveda holidays, you need a tourist visa, which is in general easy to obtain. The rules and regulations, the conditions, and the different options from visas for six months to several years (from single to multiple entry visas) are in constant change and you should always inform yourself at the nearest Indian embassy or consulate which will be the best visa for you.

The embassy or consulate will also be able to tell you how to apply. Many embassies use the service of an official visa agency and you can mostly download and sometimes fill the required form online from their webpage. Please note that the procedure can be different in every country.


Vaccinations are a topic with very individual views and opinions. There are travelers who take a lot of vaccinations as precautions and others who don’t at all. It will be best for you to contact a doctor if you are concerned and consult with him / her.

Medical information

While there are areas in India which are at a high risk for Malaria, Vrindavan is in an area of low to no risk. So if you come only to the area, there is no need to take Malaria tablets in advance. If you have doubts, you can of course consult about this with your doctor too. At the ashram, Jaisiyaram has never had any visitor who had problems with malaria.

Local expenses / money information

You can change currencies at the airport, foreign currency exchange points, and banks into INR. If you come from Europe and have EUR, there is no need to change them into USD first. You will lose money with each conversion, so simply bring your EUR and exchange them directly into INR.

To cash a traveler cheque, you need to find a bank that offers this service. There are several ATMs in Vrindavan at which you can take out money with your credit card.

If you come for one of the retreats and still have to make a remaining payment or if you would like to make a donation for Jaisiyaram's charity projects, you can pay and donate in EUR or USD as well. You don't need to convert into INR for making a payment for a retreat or for making a donation.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Jaisiyaram who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message

  • Yashendu Goswami

    Growing up at an ashram, he learned about yoga, the holy scriptures, and the classical philosophic texts as a child. At the age of 14, he started giving lectures and thus traveling through whole India. In 1995, he started his studies of astrology and the methods of palmistry and face-reading which are connected with astrological studies. Through his studies of Ayurveda, together with years of watching how the own body reacts, Yashendu gained a profound knowledge of vegetarian food and Ayurvedic diet.

  • Airport transfer

You will be served 3 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals per day at Ammaji's Ayurvedic Restaurant Vrindavan. You can choose to have Indian traditional food, continental pizza and pasta, or Chinese snacks. You can also choose to eat dishes that will suit your body type best with the help of Jaisiyaram's staff.

Jaisiyaram also offers the option for you to book this retreat without meals. If you prefer this option, kindly send Jaisiyaram an inquiry for further information.

Ayurvedic massages

On this retreat, you will have the chance to pamper yourself with Ayurvedic full body massage, shirodhara, kati basti, janu basti, nasya, vaman, and whatever else you might enjoy.

Ayurveda recommends massages with certain oils and Ayurvedic herbs as a support for a cleansing process. When stimulated with herbs, the right oils, and massage technique, the body releases toxins via the skin. For your well-being and relaxation, you will daily get Ayurvedic massages with oil and with well smelling and purifying herbs.

Trained Ayurvedic massage therapists will make sure that your massage is completely in line with the needs of your body. After only a few days of massage, you will feel rejuvenated, your skin will shine, and your body will thank you for this extra attention.

  • Day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal
  • Explore the town
  • Have a nearby sightseeing
  • Practice meditation
  • Visit Jaisiyaram's charity school
  • Visit the Red Fort
  • Massage
  • Steam room
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio
  • Free bottled water
For information about the booking conditions, please send Jaisiyaram an inquiry.
  • Review by Melanie Gaudette and Francine Lecours from Quebec, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "When I saw the Ashram, I already knew that its a safe and nice place. I felt like a member of your family and is sad that I did not have time to stay longer, one day was not enough. I reached very tired and it was the perfect place to recharge my energy, I tried ayurvedic massage for the first time and it was an amazing experience. The city is very nice, I spent 3 hours walking around the city saw beautiful temples and had a really great time."

    Jaisiyaram website, edited

  • Review by Anna Juricic from Milan, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for taking care of me and my little Leo. We received so much love and care here from all of you especially the kids, we left this place knowing that we found our second home here! Everything was great, the food, the ayurvedic massage, your kindness and patience with Leos wishes. I will never forget my stay here, I have really learned a lot from this experience. I love you all, and I want to give a special mention to my yoga teacher Pawan, you will be in my heart forever and I know one day, you will be the number one yoga teacher in the world!"

    Jaisiyaram website, edited

  • Review by Karin Heinrich from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for a wonderful week here at the Ashram! Your place is lovely and feels like a little paradise! I loved the food and the peaceful environment, I certainly will come back and is looking forward to it."

    Jaisiyaram website, edited

Vrindavan, India

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