28 Days Divine Ganga Meditation and Yoga Retreat Rishikesh, India

Spiritual Yoga Retreat India

Enjoy Om Sampoorn Yoga’s retreat that is full of immersion in yoga, practicing different styles of asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation, surrounded by the healing energy of the holy river Ganga in Rishikesh, India. During the retreat, you will have a chance to also visit sacred caves and temples, meet sadhus, watch the sunrise in the Himalayas, and participate in holy ceremonies. It’s not something you want to miss!

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • 3 Ayurvedic massages
  • Practicing by the sacred river Ganga
  • Visits to temples and sacred ceremonies
  • Trekking and sunrise watching in the Himalayas
  • Personal studies at the library
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, English
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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will be accommodated at Yoga Niketan Ashram. You will stay in an ashram-style, clean and safe room. Double occupancy rooms are available upon request.

Om Sampoorn Yoga Retreat in India Schedule

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 90 minutes yoga/meditation class
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Library/ self-study
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Kirtan/mantra chanting
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 90 minutes class yoga/meditation class
  • 19:15 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

  • Excursions to the Himalayas
  • Participate in Indian traditional ceremonies such as puja and artee by the holy river Ganga
  • Visits to temples and sacred caves

Instructors

Vimal Barthwal
Vimal is a certified international yogi and spiritual counselor from Rishikesh, the world’s capital of yoga. His studies with Swami Daram Das at the Sivananda Vedanta Academy and his one-year of sadhana alone in a cave have allowed him to become the guide students search for. They can learn and practice daily yogic teachings, ultimately enjoying a stress-free, peaceful life. Vimal’s objective is to spread health and love across the world through his authentic, energetic, yet sensitive teachings. He has been sharing his passion for yoga for over 10 years in India and other parts of Asia.
Elena
Elena is an internationally certified yogini who teaches Atma yoga, a holistic healing style created by Saul David Raye. Elena’s classes are open to all levels of students and include a dynamic flow of asana, pranayama, mantra, Ayurvedic tips, and meditation. Eclectic energy together with teachings from Bhakti, Tantra, and shamanism are at the core of her classes.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is the world's capital of yoga situated by the sacred river Ganga with its majestic mountains, ancient temples, sadhus, and sacred ceremonies, and is the perfect environment to allow you to deeply immerse yourself in yoga, on and off the mat.

Food

During this retreat, you will be served three daily balanced, nourishing, yogic, and vegetarian meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

Kirtan

Shopping

What's included

  • 2 daily 90-minute yoga classes
  • 3 Ayurvedic massages
  • Trekking in the Himalayas
  • Visits to temples and sacred ceremonies
  • Practicing / walking / meditating by the sacred river Ganga
  • Watching the sunrise in the Himalayas
  • Personal studies at the Ashram library
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily yogic and vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Donation to temples
  • Events
  • Tips

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by train

Please book your train to arrive at Haridwar Junction railway station, which is a five-hour trip on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station. You can then take a taxi from Haridwar to the retreat center in Rishikesh, which will take about an hour.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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