Om Sampoorn Yoga organizes personalized yoga retreats with certified instructors. They design life-changing experiences based on your desires.
Yoga Retreats (19)
Born and raised in Rishikesh, Vimal’s journey as a yogi began years ago with his studies at the Bihar School of Yoga and continued at the Sivananda Vedanta Academy. As part of his sadhana (spiritual practice), Vimal lived alone in a cave for one year. This unique life’s transforming experience permitted him to deeply understand the real meaning of living a yogic lifestyle. For the past 13 years, Vimal has been teaching yoga and meditation in India and other parts of Asia to improve one’s physical health as well as one’s spiritual life.
Elena is an Italian/American certified yoga instructor who teaches Atma yoga, a holistic healing style created by Saul David Raye - Elena’s classes, open to all levels of students, including a dynamic flow of asana, pranayama, Ayurvedic tips, and meditation. Eclectic energy work together with teachings from Bhakti, Tantra, and Shamanism are at the core of her classes. Elena is passionate about yogic philosophy and Hindu mythology. Her enthusiasm in sharing her love for the sacred practice yoga is contagious.
Born in the UK Hari Das came to Rishikesh for the first time in 1998 and underwent intensive hatha yoga and sadhana (personal studies) including sitting 10 day silent vipassana. He has been initiated into a full range of meditation techniques - kriya yoga, mantra chanting, sound and light meditation to name a few. Hari Das teaches yoga, chanting kirtan- with harmonium, tabla or sitar – and satsang (explorations into our true nature) as different aspects of one whole, which are all directed towards the goal of yoga.
Born into a traditional Sikh family in Punjab, Maheshwari's deep yearning and urge to discover, directly experience, and understand her true nature led her to study from different teachers and masters. Naturally a bhakti yogini this process culminated in her meeting Shri Mooji who transmitted her the knowledge, understanding, and direct experience of bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion). Musically gifted from childhood, Maheshwari studied Indian Classical Music BA/MA. Today she performs live, teaches classical vocal, devotional vocal for kirtan, sitar, and the path of nada yoga.
from United Kingdom, July 2019
"Ella fleming - 10 days "
I loved every minute of the retreat, despite it being rainy season! The daily yoga classes and excursions made exploring rishikesh an amazing experience, combining practice with exciting activities- I never got bored!
My instructor instantly understood my own yoga practice preferences/ styles including injuries and areas that needed work - this really helped as the classes were thought out tailored sessions and allowed me to build strength through the week.
I also loved the guest house and excellent hosts who were so welcoming into their home and amazing food!! I felt very comfortable and at home.
AmaInf Ayurvedic massage that was included in the price!
from Canada, March 2019
"Absolutely magical on and off the mat"
I loved every minute. I learned so much about my own practice which now back home in New Zealand I continue what I learned. The Yoga Nidra was amazing. Experiencing and recognising that state of openness at a conscious level was new to me and which I can now see that potential in myself. My accommodation was incredibly lovely, lovely people lovely being up high on the mountainside and a stones throw to the village if Rishikesh and all its amazing culture. Thank Elana and Vimal for all you showed me. My life is different now and I'm so happy I came to you.
from New Zealand, December 2018
Both Elena and Vimal have different yoga styles and between them I learnt and improved a lot. I really benefited from the classes with them. They are open to any and all questions from Hinduism to classical yoga, ayuredva and everthing in between. The knowledge I gained and the practises I learnt will be with me forever. The excursions showed us more of Rishikesh than we could have discovered ourselves. I really recommend this experience from 'beginner' to 'advanced'!
The guesthouse was ideal, tucked away from the noise but still close to the river, Sima's is authentic and tasty!
from Australia, November 2018
"Great all round experience!"
Great balanced excursions, amazing accomodation and food. Elena and Vishal are very accommodating and rich with local tips and knowledge of yoga and indian hinduism philosophy..
from Mexico, May 2019
"Meditation & Yoga retreat was an amaxing experience"
The ability of the instructor to guide people out of the comfort zone and also the ability to see what really people needs at all.
from United Kingdom, April 2019
"AWFUL; RIP off! Poor accom, yoga "studio" & terrible food."
Elena's classes were ok. Elena and Vimal can be very charming; it's what they do. The second room I was in had a lovely view of the Ganges and was quieter than the first so I could actually sleep. They listened to my complaint about noise and not being able to sleep in the first room and moved me to another after a few nights.
from United States, March 2019
"A Transformative Journey in Rishikesh"
To say that this was just an experience or retreat would be belittling the incredible journey that Elena and Vimal so beautifully, compassionately and open-heartedly created. Over the course of five days, my spiritual path was reawakened and restored. Their perfectly-curated itinerary exposed me to the real Rishikesh, the real India, and my real higher Self - for which I am overwhelmingly grateful. From meditating in sacred caves along the Ganga to venturing up the Himalayas to meet a baba to being completely immersed in the local villages, each and every aspect of the program built a cadence of understanding and appreciation for a truly purposeful way of life.
Their passion for yoga has ignited a newborn interest in pursuing a grounded and balanced approach to life. By showing the beauty of the practice, the culture, and its people, I have a revitalised perspective of the world.
For all those who are looking to have a deep, meaningful and rejuvenating visit to Rishikesh or India, Om Sampoorn Yoga is sine qua non.
With the utmost gratitude, thank you, Elena and Vimal.
from Lithuania, February 2019
"Highlight of the trip to India"
We had an absolutely amazing time with Vimal and Elena. The retreat had a perfect mix of yoga classes and excursions and we felt like we have seen and done a lot in only 3 days (all that without getting too tired and also having some time to just chill out!). The excursions felt unique and allowed us to experience and better understand Indian culture. Everything was organized well and we felt we are being taken care of all the time. Their driver has even waited 5 hours for us in the airport as our flight was delayed.
Vimal and Elena have very different styles of yoga and it was good to try both styles. They are also super friendly and inspiring people so it was nice to just chat and spend time with them. They have also given us tips for the rest of our trip that turned out to be super useful. We simply cannot recommend this retreat more, as it was one of the highlights of our trip to India.
from United States, January 2019
"Thanks for an inspiring experience"
We only had 4 days with Elena and Vimal but they managed to plan these 4 days so well and we felt we got alot of wonderful stuff done.
They showed us around and we got to see places we wouldn’t otherwise have seen. Elena and Vimal gave us inspiration and we felt like being part of a family during the stay.
The service and food were good at Staywell Cottage. It was a little bit cold, so if you go in January remember to bring extra clothes; a jacket and a scarf. The people at the guesthouse kindly provided us with extra blankets for the room.
We had an amazing stay and we can really recommed Om Sampoorn Yoga. Namaste!
from India, December 2018
"Exploring rishikesh and great rooftop yoga "
The retreat was very good. Elena and vimal personalised the retreat to my needs. I enjoyed the more powerful yoga in the morning with vimal and the yin yoga in the afternoon with Elena. In between they took us out to explore rishikesh and surroundings. They know places where you normally would not come and have great knowledge about the things they showed me. Vimal and Elena are lovely people who are sincere in giving me the best yoga and rishikesh experience. Thank you!
from Canada, November 2018
I loved everything about my time with vimal and Elena. They work very hard to design individual programs to suit the need of the attendees. Th yoga classes were incredible , the touring , the guidance and the love was more than I couldn’t have ever imagined I would highly recommend a retreat with vimal and Elena I will never forget my journey and adventure in rishikesh. They made my time so very very special.
from Spain, August 2019
"Yoga Rishikesh August 2019"
Yogi Vimal was exceptional, we couldn't have asked for a better yoga instructor . He made our stay very pleasant. He was very attentive to our needs. He showed high proficiency in teaching yoga and spiritual life. The excursions and the ceremonies were excellent as well as other activities
from France, July 2019
"Top niveau pour la méditation "
Les lieus qui ont été découvert loin des sentiers touristique. La gentillesse des intervenants
from France, April 2019
"Superbe Expérience / Amaizing Experience"
La qualité des cours / quality of the teachers
L'écoute et la capacitié d'adaptation de l'équipe enseignantes / Listening and adaptability of the teaching team
Le pays et la culture / Culture and country
I was beyong my expectations
Mercedes Fernandez Escribano
from Spain, April 2019
"Sin duda, una experiencia recomendable"
De entre todo destacar la tranquilidad, sencillez y limpieza del Ashram. Las clases de yoga y meditación, las visitas y actividades fuera del Ashram. El tiempo que nos dedicaron y acompañaron.
from United States, March 2019
"Das Beste was Rishikesh zu bieten hat!"
Die besten Guides die man sich überhaupt vorstellen kann! Die leben für Ihre Sache und sind mit ganzem Herzen dabei. Sie bringen wahnsinnig viel Erfahrung und now-how mit, was den Retreat einfach einmalig und unvergesslich macht. Es war eine unbeschreiblich bereichernde Erfahrung! Kann ich jedem nur wärmstens weiter empfehlen! Einfach top!!! :) Sehr hilfsbereite und fürsorgliche Menschen, die auf jeden Wunsch eingehen. <3
from Chile, February 2019
"Una experiencia Increible!! ... What a wonderfull experience"
Una experiencia Increíble!!
Tome el paquete de 18 dias! La mejor decisión!! Porque pude conocer todos los lugares y ceremonias mágicas cercanas a Rishikesh!! Los anfitriones... lo mejor!! Elena y Vimal siempre estuvieron muy preocupados de todo, me hicieron sentir como si fueran 2 amigos mostrándome sus lugares más especiales!! Conocí todo!! Las clases de Yoga... Power!! En los 18 dias fortalecí mi cuerpo y mi mente.. realmente siento el cambio!! Si quieren pasar una experiencia de lujo con dos maravillosas personas.. Om Sampoorn es el lugar!! Me siento afortunada y agradecida de haber compartido con ustedes!! Muchísimas Gracias por todo!! 🙏 Namaste 🙏
What a wonderfull expirience!! I booked 18 days package, best decition!! Because i could know every magic place and ceremony in rishikesh!! The hostes.. the best!! Elena y Vimal were so worried about everything!! They made me feel like a friend everytime... showing me every special place.. The Yoga classes!! Wow.. Power!! I strengthened my body and my mind.. I can feel it now!!
If you want to have the best experience.. Om Sampoorn is the place!! I feel luky and gratefull for sharing with you guys... thank you thank you thank you for everything!! 🙏 Namaste 🙏
from Mexico, January 2019
"Experiencia única e increíble! "
Excelentes instructores de Yoga, excursiones increíbles y auténticas meditación espiritual life changing!!!
from Spain, January 2019
"Nice Start to Índia "
They stay with Elena and Vimal was great, súper Well organized by them, and i had lots of fun! They taught me a lot about Índia and hinduism, and t’he excursions were fantastic!
from Germany, March 2018
"Best Yoga-Experience you could have"
Both of them are wonderful, inspiring Persons. They showed me what Yoga really is about. Beside the meditation and Asanaclasses they took me in just four days to so many places, I still can't belief. To Ashrams and ceremonies, temples by sunrise, into the mountains, to a bath in the Ganga and chat with locals and sadhus....
When your with them, you can feel India and Yoga how it really is. So don't miss the chance to get to know Elena and Vimal