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7 Days Ojashvi Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in India

  • Ojashvi Yoga Shala, Gayatri Kunj, Swargashram Area, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304, India


Relaxing Yoga Retreat India

Join this retreat to take a chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life to practice personal growth and self-care. This Ayurveda yoga retreat is one of the best opportunities to give yourself some much-needed structure and time. You will rediscover and connect yourself after too long time feeling of disconnected. You will feel more relaxed and refreshed than you have ever been.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga techniques and practice
  • Daily Ayurveda sessions and massages
  • Short mountain trekking and river rafting
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a exclusive single room or a double room for shared accommodations with attached western style bathroom with running cold and hot water.

This retreat will be held at Ojashvi Yoga Shala facilities in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is located in the foot hills of the mighty Himalayan hills in north India .The ancient sages of the country used to spend lots of their time in the practice of yoga and austerities in this small town which is abundant in its spiritual energy. Rishikesh presents a healthy ecosystem for yoga study and practice. It is the destination in India for teachings of yoga and spirituality.

The scenic and inspiring locals add to the beauty of the nature and make it one of the most appealing yoga teacher training destinations in the world. Contemporary amenities with down-to-earth yogic lifestyle make a perfect combination for the students to learn and practice yoga in Rishikesh.

The serenity and the ambiance of ashrams is being continued to lead Rishikesh as the world capital of yoga due to the exposure to the yoga study in Rishikesh in different traditions and styles, maintaining the harmony.

Another significant reason for the surge in yoga followers in Rishikesh is the economical learning and yoga training cost. Rishikesh is the ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature as it brings the tranquility and peace of mind.

The city is located at the foot hills of the Himalayas on the bank of the river Ganga surrounded with evergreen lush of the forests. The presence of this nature adds the abundant energy to the practitioner in addition to the spiritual vibrations of this land which is the result of the penance of the ancient sages of India in this part of the country.

  • 3 daily wholesome vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Ayurveda sessions and massage
  • Extra curricular activities such as short mountain trekking and river rafting depending on seasonal feasibility
  • Guidance and assistance for local sight seen of tourism interest
  • Retreat participation certificate from RYS Ojashvi Yoga Shala Rishikesh
  • Yoga techniques, training, and practice

This Ayurveda yoga retreat, is one of the best opportunities to give yourself some much-needed structure and time. You will rediscover and connect with yourself after too long time feeling of disconnected. Ayurveda and yoga are known for the promotion and preservation of good health.

This retreat will provide you the fundamental knowledge of yoga practices and their philosophy as well as Ayurveda to adopt these teachings to promote the physical and mental health in addition to the inculcation of the healthy life style so that they can find a place in your day to day life to keep you balanced with your spirit always.

Based on the individual needs, to experience the peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body you will experience practical training in yoga and Ayurveda on the different practices.

Ayurveda and yoga are known for the promotion and preservation of good health. Ojashvi retreats programs are guided by the traditional teachings of principles and practices of yoga and Ayurveda which are designed to suit the individual requirements.This retreat will be conducted by experienced Ayurveda experts and yoga teachers who teach the practices of yoga and Ayurveda with a compassionate approach so that there is particular personal attention.

Yoga retreat syllabus

Practical training in yoga

  • Sun salutations and yogasanas
  • Meditative asanas; swastikasana, vajrasna, padmasana, and siddhasana
  • Standing postures; tadasana, trikonasana, katicakrasana, and padahastasana
  • Sitting postures; shashankasana, gomukhasana, and ardhamatsendrsana
  • Prone postures; bhujngasana, shalabhasana, and dhanurasana
  • Supine postures; pavanamuktasana, sarvangasana, halasana, and matsyasana
  • Relaxative asanas; shavasana and makarasana


  • Mechanism of correct breathing
  • Concept of purak kumbhaka and rechaka
  • Sectional breathing practice
  • Ujjayee pranayama
  • Nadishodhana pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Bandhas and mudras

Yogic kriyas and cleansing techniques

  • Kapalabhati
  • Jalaneti
  • Yoga Nidra and meditation techniques
  • Mantra chanting

Daily schedule


  • Optional pick up from the airport
  • Afternoon arrival at Ojashvi Retreat in Rishikesh
  • Welcome refreshments or lunch upon arrival
  • Orientation to Ojashvi Retreat program will be at 16:00
  • Dinner will be served at 19:00


  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:30 Retreat activity like river rafting, Ayurveda session, nature trek, or ashram visit
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Ayurvedic massage session
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner


  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:30 Retreat activity like river rafting, Ayurveda session, nature trek, or ashram visit
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Ayurveda pancha karma session
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner


  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:30 Retreat activity like river rafting, Ayurveda session, nature trek, or ashram visit
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Ayurveda pancha karma session
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner


  • 07:00 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:30 Retreat activity like river rafting, Ayurveda session, nature trek, or ashram visit
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Ayurveda pancha karma session
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner


  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Ayurvedic massage session
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Retreat activity; Ganga Arati fire ceremony on the river bank
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner


  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast followed by conclusion of retreat and check out

Akshitarpana (Netrabasti); the eye treatment in Ayurveda

Akshitarpana is the use of medicated ghee on eyes. The ghee is applied over the closed eyes for a certain period of time, and then removed. It strengthens the ocular nerves, and also is helpful in correcting eye defects. This is a very good treatment for eyes tired after working long hours on the computer.

The treatment starts with a gentle massage of the head, eye, and face. It helps to increase blood flow in veins and then ghee is applied to closed eyes. Once the ghee settles on the yes the person, is required to close and open eyes many times and then ghee is removed.

Ayurvedic facial therapy

This facial is not just about creams and packs, it is much more. This facial takes care of acne, scars, and black and white patch formation. Such is the benefit of the Ayurvedic facial massage, that in fact the massage is more of a therapy with the first thing being testing the skin type.

Ayurvedic Kerala massage and Abhyanga

The whole body massage from Ayurveda relaxes the body and mind. If you are in stress, this massage will help you for sure. It is performed by trained therapists using herbal oils as per body type. The treatment helps relax the body and mind. You will have the feeling of calmness and surge in energy levels after the massage. The massage is popular worldwide as Ayurvedic Kerala massage because most of Ayurveda centers are in Kerala.

Kati basti; a special way to treat the lower back

Ayurveda has a special treatment called kati basti. Kati stands for lower back and basti for retention. The treatment is to rejuvenate and retain the strength of the lower back on which the whole body weight is. The lumbo sacral therapy is done using hot oil and herbal decoctions. The treatment achieves local oleation which means addition of fat for making the tissues supple and also sudation which is removing excessive salt from the body.

Shirodhara; the liquid pouring treatment for the head

Shirodhara is the pouring of medicated oil, milk, or buttermilk on the forehead for a specific time period. The liquid is made to drip exactly on the forehead for the best results. When oil is used it is also called thaila dhara, and when milk or buttermilk is used, it is called ksheera dhara. The therapy is done with help of two people. One of them holds the vessel which is for pouring the liquid on the forehead.

The liquid is collected after the drip in a vessel and it is again put in the dripping vessel by the other person. This treatment is a great way to relax the mind and particularly the nerves in the brain.

Swedana; herbal steam bath

This steam treatment in Ayurveda is known as swedana. Sweda is derived from "swid" which in Sanskrit means to sweat. During this treatment Herbal steam bath is used to induce sweating. It has been proven by research that sweating detoxifies the body. It is process generally done after an oil massage. The swedana treatment detaches the toxins from tissues, and then can be removed from the body by natural process. Special herbs are used to induce sweating and detoxifying in this Ayurvedic therapy.

Udhwarthanam; the Ayurvedic herbal powder massage

This massage uses medicated powder of choicest herbs for massage. There are two methods of treatment. The first method is to make a paste with water. This paste is applied all over the body and the allowed to dry and once the paste has dried, the remaining powder is rubbed all over the body. The mixture used in Pozhikizhi is used in this treatment too.

The second method involves drying the powder using heat and heat is applied to the powder kept in an earthen pot. The dried powder is then applied all over the body except the head starting from feet and ending at the neck. The movement of the massage is circular and the effect of the massage is phenomenal.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED) or Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The organizer will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. Return transportation is available on request for an additional cost.

Group size

Maximum 10 persons.

Seasonal information

Rishikesh presents pleasant climate during many months of the year. Most of the time, the city experiences the festive season, but, the peak winter months like December to January will be very cold and the summers in Rishikesh are relatively mild than the rest of the north India.

Dressing information

Appropriate dress code should be followed during yoga classes and modesty be maintained with local culture concerns.

Travel assistance

Return transportation to Jolly Grant Airport (DED) or Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is available on request for an additional cost.

Passport / visa

To visit India, you need a tourist visa.

Additional information

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

Extra curricular activities such as short mountain trekking and river rafting are included in this retreat depending on seasonal feasibility.

  • Nagesh Hiregoudar

    Nagesh Hiregoudar is a 500-hour registered experienced yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance USA in Hatha yoga, asana adjustment and assisting, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and practicum as well as applied yoga. Nagesh is a deeply experienced and extensively qualified yoga practitioner who embodies and imparts the highest standards and ethics of training to his students.

  • Swami Atmajananand ji

    Swami Atmajananand ji is an humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Swamiji has inspired many lives around the world with a vision of a stress-free and violence-free world. He has founded imparting the knowledge of yoga that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and he has established a mindset in his disciples that recognizes a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion.

  • Naveen Raj

    Naveen Raj is also known as Yogi Naveen. He is from Kshatriya family and a spiritual seeker. To him, life is the subject of self research. He is adept in the ancient sciences of yoga, meditation and holistic living. He speaks Hindi and English languages fluently and loves to interact with people talking about life and travels widely to gain and impart spiritual knowledge. He holds master degree in psychology, certificates in yoga science. He is also certified in life skill training and has worked for decades in the profile of training and teaching in various organizations in India.

  • Ganesh Prasad

    Ganesh Prasad did his postgraduate diploma in yoga from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, which deepened his further interest in yoga to study a master in yogic science and holistic health from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya and further he is pursuing his PhD in yoga from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. Ganesh Prasad has had the opportunity of being the guest of honor at a conference at the Italian Yoga Federation in Assisi, where he also conducted workshops.

  • Rohithaksa

    Rohithaksha is registered yoga teacher with Yoga Allaince USA and has received his masters in yogic science from Mangalore University Karnataka. He has been experienced as a yoga therapist in PG centre Mangalagangothri Mangalore and later he served as yoga therapist in J S S hospital in Mysore. He has also been trained in Bihar School of Yoga, Munger and Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, and in the Divine life society Rishikesh to deepen his understandings of yoga philosophy and practices.

  • Sandeep

    Sandeep did his masters in yoga from Sanskrit University in Haridwar. He has been trained in yoga by traditional teachers of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama and Parmarth Nikethan Ashram of Rishikesh. He specializes in the teachings of yoga Nidra, meditation and Hatha yoga techniques.

  • Sumit Sharm

    Doctor Sumit Sharma is expert in the field of physiotherapy. His passion in life is to uncover the applications of medical mysteries exist in the practice of yoga and Vedic rituals. Sumit is native of Rishikesh, since his childhood he has been inclined to the practice of spirituality. His nature of serving the society motivated him to pursue the noble profession.

  • Airfare
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in inclusions
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • Return transfer

During this retreat, you will be served three daily vegetarian meals per day. The Kitchen at Ojashvi Yoga Shala is always delighted to prepare delicious food considering the cultural diversity. With a rich history, the food recipes are prepared in variety keeping the concept of health in mind. The ingredients used in the preparation are fresh and with a balance of nutritional principles. The service at the restaurant is outstanding in warm, clean, and more comfortable ambiance.

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • River Rafting
  • Balcony
  • Cafe Nearby
  • Dining Area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Money Exchange
  • Mosquito Net
  • Tour assistance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Ojashvi Yoga Shala an inquiry.
  • Review by Susan from United Arab Emirates
    10 out of 10

    "Naveen, Pranayama expert, taught me so much about this and meditation, I will use his teachings. Nagesh was so professional at all times. Mallika is passionate about yoga therapy and I learned a lot from her about this."

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  • Review by Hana from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Great Knowledge regarding yoga therapy. Excellent program and meditation sessions."

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  • Review by Nabanita, Deb from India
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    "Teachers were helpful while teaching,They really took interest to give their time, Thank you."

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  • Review by Grainne O Flynn from USA

    "Nagesh and Naveen are very learned teachers with a pure intent towards the practice of Yoga and Pranayama. Their passion and honesty enhanced the course vibe and instilled in me good understanding of why yoga and Pranayama are valuable practices to be implemented into my daily life. This is the start of a journey for me and they have given me good basis of learning to which I can develop in time. The location and room were very good."

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  • Review by Chad Petzer from South Africa

    "Nagesh and Naveen were incredible! Sumit was one of the best guys I have met. Bagavad geeta teacher was awesome. I loved everything about the last four week; I have had the best time ever. My first time leaving my home country and I have had the best time."

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    "This program has been absolutely wonderful .I am so thankful to have this opportunity. Nagesh was an admiring and amazing teacher .Thank you."

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    "The Lead Teacher is young, dynamic and humanly a great personality"

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  • Review by Leslie Snow from USA

    "Although I was almost 20 years older than the other students, Nagesh's teaching was always aimed at my own level of strength and flexibility. His thoughtful adjustments and encouragement kept me progressing through the various asanas. His broad understanding of all aspect of the yogic life gave me the skills to make yoga more than just a physical practice. Nagesh truly lives what he preaches and he continues to be an source of inspiration to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to have studied with him in Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Javier Rozo and Sonia Rozo from Colombia

    "The Places visits are good, in General I liked the course and we had a great experience with Ojashvi Yoga Shala."

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  • Review by Sunder Pratap Singh from UAE

    "The teachers Nagesh and Naveen are very warm and friendly people with clear intention to help us . They paid attention to our questions and concerns and tried to help wherever required. They are very knowledgeable and sincere. The location is amazing, the place of yoga practice is fresh, bright and energetic. This retreat helped in relaxing and rejuvenating. We enjoyed the rafting activity."

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  • Review by Cyril Voci from France

    "I very much liked the organization before arriving and Nagesh’s reactivity regarding the accommodation arrangements , Also I would like to thank you very much for the Scholarship you gave because , I would not have been able to do the program other wise. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Jasmin Sonja Schöni from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "This has been an amazing experience, I thank everyone for their kindness, patience and that they shared their Knowledge with us. Nagesh is an amazing teacher and a very inspirational and humble person. I can’t wait to come back and do the 300 Hours TTC with Nagesh. Also, Swamiji was amazing and I am very grateful that he took his time to teach us meditation, his chanting is beautiful."

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  • Review by Michelle Mauroff, from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Ojashvi Yoga Shala is the place to go for students seeking a solid foundation in Yoga. The teachers go above and beyond to ensure proper understanding and your needs are met. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Nagesh is incredibly humble and has lots of experience he is happy to share. I leave the training feeling like I have had an authentic training and a great understanding of the true nature of Yoga .This training has left me with the confidence to continue on my path growing and sharing .The training with Yoga Shala has exceeded my expectations."

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  • Review by Sally Jane Crane from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh is a truly knowledgeable teacher and I would recommend studying yoga with him. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and is highly professional."

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  • Review by Vera Villanueva from Chile
    10 out of 10

    "I am Vera from Chile, South America 30 years old and I was in the teacher training 200 Hours learning the Yoga with Nagesh for one month in Rishikesh. The experience for me, changed my life in all the senses including my life style, I learned with Nagesh the Indian philosophy, yoga anatomy, asanas postures, meditation, ways to eat, different methods to teach yoga and the most important the Asana series and adjustments teaching in an environment of respect and confidence.My teacher Nagesh, was always very correct, always punctual in the lessons, friendly, patient, kindly, responsible and easy going person, he teaches the method of demonstration. All the knowledge that he knows and sharing all with us, most of the time he clarified our doubts and understand my limitations about yoga. I really enjoyed the 8 limbs of Patanjala Yoga. Nagesh's English was always clear and easy to understand, he was very caring about that all the classes and the students for the welfare and development.I am very grateful about benefits of each asana because my teacher always showing us the mind, digestive, back pain benefits of each posture. I really recommend Nagesh because the way he teaches and all the knowledge he get is very important for others, I really would to get in the future another yoga training course with Nagesh."

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  • Review by Michal Gluszek from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I did my RYT-200 course in Rishikesh with Nagesh, and I can sincerely recommend him. He is a calm and patient teacher with an individual approach to every student. Trained by Nagesh, I felt very comfortable and well-prepared when I attended my RYT-300 course at another school (Nagesh didn't have RYT-300 courses at that time). Do not hesitate, if you have a chance to be taught by Nagesh. You can surely count on his plaesant personality, knowledge and vast experience."

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  • Review by Robert Mayer from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh as the director of any yoga school brings both professionalism and deep knowledge of yoga. I am certified under his direction for my 200-hour course in 2012, and found the program well suited for the western education style bringing both the deep rooted and authentic teachings of yoga and mixing them with modern teaching methods using power point well thought out teaching manuals and the use of highly trained and educated staff. I would highly recommend Nagesh's school to anyone looking for an outstanding yogic experience on there way to attaining the certification in teaching yoga."

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  • Review by Ryan Pedley from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I highly recommend Nagesh as a yoga teacher - a kind, wise, knowledgeable and incredibly humble person. Nagesh was a joy to be around for the 200-hour RYT, and was always clear on the skills I needed to develop in order to teach. Now, I have opened my own yoga school and Nagesh has been a large part of this process. Thank you Nagesh!"

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  • Review by Jessica Watson from U.S.A
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh's presentations were very thorough and provided a lot of valuable information. I especially appreciated how much he knew about the sutras and how open he was to answering questions and explaining things in more detail if needed. I found Nagesh's teaching style to be gentle which is is really good for those new to yoga and he was always open to suggestions on how to best improve the program for the students. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend Nagesh as a teacher."

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Ojashvi Yoga Shala is a registered yoga teacher training school with Yoga Alliance USA, engaged in the programs of yoga teacher training.

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