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7 Day Healing & Chakra Balancing Yoga/Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

Muni -Ki-Reti Ram Jhula Shivananda Nagar, Rishikesh 249192, India

Restore and Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat India

Restore and rejuvenate. Discover a deeper connection to your inner wisdom through a daily practice of gentle, Yin, and Restorative yoga. Practice different types of meditation including chakra balancing. Expand your heart through mantra chanting. Write down your experiences through daily journaling.

Meet the instructors

Elena & Vimal
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Highlights

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • Your own puja (offering)
  • 2 daily yoga/ meditation sessions ( 90 - minutes)
  • Visits to temples and ancient caves with a local yogi
  • Meditation by the sacred river Ganga and sunrise meditation in the Himalayas
  • Participation in holy Indian ceremonies and kirtan
  • 3 daily yogic/vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Italian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$1 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$1 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Parking lot

During your retreat you will be accommodated at the Yoga Niketan Ashram. You will stay in an ashram-style single, clean, and safe room with private bathroom. Double room available upon request. During the hot season, airconditioned rooms are offered. You will also find a desk, chair, and an armchair, a little porch or balcony to relax or read your favorite book. Towels, soap, and toilet paper are provided. All rooms are simple, yet quaint, and immersed in a lush greenery. The yoga studio is fully equipped with mats, block, straps, and bolsters and is at a walking distance from each accommodation.

Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.

Program

  • 07:00 Hatha yoga, pranayama, short meditation
  • 8:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:00 Library time / self-study
  • 12:00 Yogic lunch
  • 13:00 Kirtan/ mantra chanting/excursion
  • 16:00 Ayurvedic tea served in dining hall
  • 16:30 Yin, Restorative yoga, yogic philosophy, meditation, yoga Nidra
  • 18:00 Indian traditional ceremony
  • 19:15 Yogic dinner
  • 20:00 Journaling (optional but recommended)
  • 21:00 Goodnight

Please note that on excursion days the schedule will change. moveyourspirityoga will inform you of such changes the day before. Kindly note that silence will be observed on the ashram premises every Thursday.

Included excursions

A variety of day trips are included in your retreat. Enjoy excursions to the Himalayas and meditate as the sun rises. Visit temples, meditate in sacred caves under the guidance of Yogi Vimal. Join Indian traditional ceremonies such as puja and artee by the sacred Ganga. Dip your feet -or your whole body- in the holy river.

Instructors

Elena de Lalla

Vimal Barthwal

Retreat location

Move Your Spirit Yoga is centrally located at the Yoga Niketan Ashram, one of the most renowned in Rishikesh, the world's capital of yoga. Strategically situated on a little hill, with a breathtaking view of the river Ganga it is away from crowds and noises. Since the samadhi (tomb) of Guru Yogeshwarananda is right by the yoga hall it fills the space with sacred energy, the atmosphere is particularly peaceful and conducive to meditation, yoga, and self-discovery.

Afternoon Ayurvedic tea is offered daily at 4:00 pm and the library, open most of the day and evening, offers a wide selection of yogic texts also in English. Wi-fi available at library during specific hours.

Food

All meals are lovingly prepared in the Ashram's kitchen. They are organic, yogic, and vegetarian. Enjoy a variety of Indian meals that will leave you feeling nourished and ready for your practice. Afternoon Ayurvedic tea offered daily. Filter water available 24/7 in the dining hall.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

  • Shopping is always an option
  • Visit Haridwar and Depriyag (a nearby town)
  • Visit a nearby waterfall

Spa treatments

One Ayurvedic massage is included in your retreat package.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga/meditation sessions
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily yogic meals & afternoon tea
  • 6 Nights accommodation
  • Sunrise meditation in the Himalayas
  • Visit temples and meditation in ancient caves
  • Participation in holy Indian ceremonies
  • 1 basket of seasonal fresh fruits

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Temples' donations
  • Tipping
  • Personal shopping

How to get there

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Arrival by train

It is a five hour trip on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar. You can then take a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh (1 hour). Move Your Spirit Yoga will meet you at the Ashram.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$1 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$1 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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