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3 Day Journey of Pranayama, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh

Om Sampoorn Yoga, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Meditation and India Yoga Retreat

Join Om Sampoorn Yoga for a three day of full immersion in yoga. Enjoy a wide array of different styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Bhakti, Kriya, Yin, and Restorative. Practice pranayama (breathing techniques), and familiarize yourself with different methods of meditation. Explore sacred caves and ancient temples known only by the locals, meet sadhus (holy men), watch the sunrise in the Himalayas, dip your feet (or your whole body) in the sacred river, Ganga, take part in traditional holy ceremonies. Experience the totality of yoga in the world's capital of this ancient practice!

Meet the instructors

Vimal & Elena
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Highlights

  • 2 daily 90 minutes yoga sessions
  • 2 daily meditation and pranayama classes
  • Excursions to sacred caves and ancient Ashrams
  • 3 daily yogic/vegetarian meals and afternoon tea
  • Attend traditional Indian holy ceremonies
  • Personal studies at the Ashram's library
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 30 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 represents 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 favourite book. Towels, soap, and toilet paper are provided.

All rooms are simple, yet quaint and immersed in a 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

On this yoga retreat, you will participate in a 90-minute morning yoga class consisting of traditional asana, (styles include Hatha, Power, Vinyasa) pranayama, and meditation. In the evening, the 90-minute yoga class will consist of Yin / Restorative yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Every day, you will learn a new meditation technique that you will be able to practice on your own as well.

Daily schedule

  • 7:00 90 Yoga/ pranayama/meditation class
  • 08:15 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:00 Library time/self-study
  • 12:00 Yogic lunch
  • 13:00 Mantra chanting/excursion
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea served in the dining hall
  • 16:30 Yoga/ yogic philosophy meditation class
  • 18:00 Indian Traditional ceremony
  • 19:15 Yogic dinner
  • 21:00 Goodnight

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

Silence will be observed on the Ashram premises every Thursday.

Included excursions

Watch the sunrise in the Himalayas, visit temples, ashrams, and sacred caves. Participate in Indian traditional ceremonies. Watch aarti (fire ceremony) by the sacred river Ganga. Be part of Kirtan. Create your own puja (fire offering) with a local pandit.

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 which is away from crowds and noises. Since the samadhi (tomb) of Guru Yogeshwarananda right by the yoga hall fills the space with sacred energy, the atmosphere is particularly peaceful and 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.

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
  • Yogic
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)

You can join cooking classes or visit Haridwar and Devpriyag. Shopping is always an option during your free time.

Spa treatments

One Ayurvedic massage is included in this retreat.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga/meditation sessions
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • Personal studies at the ashram library
  • 3 daily yogic/vegetarian meals
  • Afternoon tea
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Sunrise meditation in the Himalayas
  • Visits to temples and ancient caves
  • Meditation by the sacred river Ganga
  • Mantra chant/Kirtan

What's not included

  • Pick up / drop off at airport (available at an extra cost)
  • Offerings to temples and Ashrams
  • Tipping

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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. Please let Om Sampoorn Yoga if you need their help with the transfer. They will meet you at the ashram.

Arrival by train

It is a five hour trip on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar. You can then take a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh (1 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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Double occupancy is available upon request.

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