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12 Day Shiva Shakti Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh

Yoga Niketan Ashram, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Spiritual India Yoga Retreat

Immerse yourself in reconnecting with your inner wisdom and divine nature, Shiva and Shakti. Rediscover your natural state of joy and peace while you deepen your yoga and meditation practice both on and off the mat. Awaken your inner knowing of being a part of divine energy. Deepen your yogic philosophy knowledge. Nourish the deepest part of who you are - as a manifestation of divine energy in the human body.

Meet the instructors

Vimal & Elena
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Highlights

  • Daily yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 2 daily yoga/pranayama/meditation classes
  • Indian holy traditional ceremony by the Ganges
  • Sunrise watching in the breathtaking Himalayas
  • Meditation in ancient temples & caves under the guidance of Yogi Vimal
  • 11 nights Ashram style accommodation
  • 2 complimentary Ayurvedic massages
  • 3 daily yogic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


11 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Hindi, Sanskrit, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$100 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • 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. Ashrams represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different from a hotel. Generally, there is a more communal atmosphere and an appreciation for the true meaning of the yogic lifestyle.

Double room available upon request. During the hot season, A/C rooms are offered. You will also find a desk, chair, and an armoire, 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 lush greenery. The yoga studio is fully equipped with mats, block, straps, and bolsters. This studio is within walking distance of each accommodation. Afternoon Ayurvedic tea is offered daily at 4:00 p.m and the library, open most of the day and evening, offers a wide selection of yogic texts also in English. Wi-Fi available at the library during specific hours.

Program

Deepen your practice of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga. Enjoy a variety of meditation techniques and rebalance with Yoga Nidra. Explore the ancient town of Rishikesh with Om Sampoorn Yoga guided tour. Meditate in sacred caves under the guidance of Yogi Vimal. Visit ancient temples and Ashrams. Meet sadhus and gurus who live in the surrounding jungle. Watch the sun rises in the breathtaking Himalayas. Appreciate the healing power of mantra chanting. Nourish yourself with organic, vegetarian, yogic meals. Process your experiences through journaling, delve into open discussions and yogic studies.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Yoga/pranayama/ meditation class
  • 08:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:00 Library/ self-study/ Journaling
  • 12:00 Yogic lunch
  • 13:00 Mantra chanting/excursion
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 Yoga/meditation class/ yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 18:00 Indian holy traditional ceremonies
  • 19:15 Yogic dinner
  • 21:00 Goodnight

Please note that on days of excursions the schedule will change. Omsampoornyoga will inform you of such changes the day before.

Included excursions

Enjoy excursions in the Himalayas such as sunrise meditation, visits to temples/ Ashram, and sacred caves. Join Indian traditional ceremonies such as "artee" by the holy river Ganga. Meet babas and sadhus who live in the mountains. Dip your feet or your whole body in the sacred water of Ma Ganga.

Instructors

Vimal Barthwal

Elena

Retreat location

Om Sampoorn 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 - away from crowds and noises. Since the samadhi (tomb) of Guru Yogeshwarananda is right by the yoga hall space is filled with sacred energy creating a particularly peaceful atmosphere conducive to meditation, yoga, and self-discovery.

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. Om Sampoorn Yoga is happy to welcome you with a basket of fresh seasonal fruits with compliments.

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
  • Organic
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

  • Visit the nearby towns of Haridwar and Devpriyag
  • Visit the waterfall
  • Shopping

Spa treatments

2 Ayurvedic massages are included in the price.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga/pranayama/meditation classes
  • Daily yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 3 daily yogic meals
  • 11 nights' Ashram-style accommodation
  • Indian holy traditional ceremonies /Sunrise watching in the Himalayas
  • Meditation in sacred caves
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • Welcome basket of fresh seasonal fruits

What's not included

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Tipping and donation to temples and / or events
  • Personal shopping

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

The transportation will be at your own expense. Please let Om Sampoorn Yoga know if you will be needing one. Om Sampoorn Yoga will meet you at the ashram. You can also arrive in Delhi and request a car to Rishikesh. The drive is about 6/7 hours depending on traffic. The transport will be at your own expense.

Arrival by train

It is a five-hour trip on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar Junction railway station. You can then take a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh (one hour). Om Sampoorn Yoga will meet you at the ashram.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 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$100 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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