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Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • 6 days with instruction
  • The serene atmosphere of Himalayas in India is a perfect place for enjoying the holidays which are coupled with traditional knowledge of yoga for attaining peace of mind, positive health and vibrancy in the life. Joining yoga retreat program of Ojashvi, a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance, USA and is well known for its Hatha yoga teacher training programme, will help in experiencing the authentic blend of yoga practice right at the source in picturesque nature of Himalayan mountains. Yoga retreats of Ojashvi Yoga Shala will provide you the perfect opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect yourself with your inner spirit with an insight on foundation to the yoga philosophy and practice.


    • Daily yoga practices and techniques
    • Syllabus covering yoga theory and practice
    • Certificate is given upon completion of the program
    • Optional short mountain trekking, river rafting, etc.
    • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Ayurveda massage session is included
    • 6 nights accommodation

    Skill level

    • Beginner



    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: English
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    You will be accommodated in a pleasant single / private room with an attached bathroom having the facility of both hot and cold water. The rooms are neat and clean with fine antiques, carpets and paintings with proper ventilation. Also, there is an internet caf as well as Wi-Fi connection in the living room at nominal charges / cost.

    Hatha yoga style of Ojashvi Yoga shala training is synthesis of many approaches to personal development, based on traditional hatha yoga curriculum of yogic teachings in accordance with contemporary physical and mental health disciplines.

    Theory syllabus

    • Basic principles of yoga and yogic practice
    • Relevance of yoga in health and harmony
    • Health, yogic concept of health and disease
    • Food, nutrients and yogic principles of diet
    • Concept of stress and its management through yoga

    Practical training syllabus

    Practices of the following yogic practices with brief theoretical knowledge about their importance of name, technique, precautions to be taken and their therapeutically advantages.

    Sun salutations and yogasanas

    • Meditative asanas: Swastikasana vajrasna padmasana siddhasana
    • Prone postures: Bhujngasana shalabhasana, dhanurasana
    • Relaxative asanas: Shavasana, makarasana
    • Sitting postures: Shashankasana gomukhasana ardhamatsendrsana
    • Standing postures: Tadasana trikonasana katicakrasana padahastasana
    • Supine postures: Pavanamuktasana, sarvangasana, halasana, matsyasana


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

    Bandhas and mudras

    Yogic kriyas / cleansing techniques

    • Kapalabhati
    • Jalaneti

    Yoga Nidra and meditation techniques

    Mantra chanting

    Sample daily schedule

    Day 1: Monday

    • Optional pick up from Dehradun or Delhi International Airport
    • Afternoon arrival at Ojashvi Retreat in Rishikesh
    • Welcome refreshments or lunch upon arrival
    • 16:00 Orientation to Ojashvi retreat programme
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 2: Tuesday

    • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
    • 09:00 Breakfast and retreat activity - river rafting, Ayurveda session, nature trek or ashram visit
    • 13:30 Lunch
    • 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture, yoga session
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 3: Wednesday

    • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
    • 09:00 Breakfast and retreat activity
    • 13:30 Lunch
    • 17:00 - 18:30 p.m. – Lecture cum Yoga Session
    • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

    Day 4: Thursday

    • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
    • 09:00 Breakfast and retreat activity
    • 13:30 Lunch
    • 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture, yoga session
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 5: Friday

    • 07:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Energetic morning yoga session
    • 09:00 a.m. - Breakfast and retreat activity
    • 13:30 p.m. - Lunch
    • 17:00 p.m. - 18:30 p.m. – Lecture, yoga session
    • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

    Day 6: Saturday

    • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 11:00 Lecture, meditation/ relaxation session
    • 13:30 Lunch
    • 17:00 Retreat activity (Ganga Arati, fire ceremony on the river bank)
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 7: Sunday

    • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
    • 09:00 Breakfast and conclusion of yoga retreat - check out and onward journey

    Ojashvi Yoga Shala is located amidst the surroundings of the ashrams in the picturesque location of Himalayan hills on the bank of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is located in the foothills 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. The serenity and the ambience 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, maintain the harmony.

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    During the retreat, you will be provided with three freshly prepared nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals. You will also be served tea, twice a day.

    Extracurricular activities such as short mountain trekking and river rafting are available, depending upon seasonal feasibility.

    Ayurvedic massage and therapy session is available. This service is included in the packages rate.

    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Daily 3 times wholesome vegetarian meals during the course
    • Extracurricular activities such as short mountain trekking, river rafting, depending upon seasonal feasibility
    • Free Ayurveda session
    • Guidance and assistance for local sightseeing of interest
    • Ojashvi Yoga Retreat Participation Certificate from RYS Ojashvi Yoga Shala Rishikesh
    • Yoga techniques, training and practice from Monday through Saturday
    • Airport transfers
    • Personal expenses

    Driving directions from Delhi

    Delhi to Rishikesh is around 7 hours journey by road. The nearest railway station is Haridwar located at distance of 25 kilometers from Rishikesh.

    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.

    Rishikesh, India

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

    Speaks English

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