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4 Days Rooftop Yoga and Meditation Bliss Rishikesh, India

Staywell cottage guest huse Topoan Bypass Rishikesh 249192

Delve into daily yoga and meditation practices both on and off the mat. Rediscover your natural state of joy and inner peace. Strengthen your body, increase your flexibility, flow into vinyasa, relax min different yin and restorative poses, experience a variety of meditation's techniques. Rebalance with yoga nidra. Nourish your body with organic, vegetarian, yogic meals freshly prepared in the kitchen of the lovely Staywell cottage, as you experience life in an Indian family. All yoga sessions take place on the cottage's roof-top overlooking the Ganga.

Meet the instructors

Vimal & Elena
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga / meditation sessions
  • Visits to temples and ancient caves
  • Participation in holy Indian ceremonies and kirtan Your own puja (offering)
  • Meditation in the Himalayas and by the sacred river Ganga
  • 3 daily yogic/vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance

Enjoy a single or double room (upon request) - equipped with A/C in the summer season- with private bathroom and plenty of light in the center of Rishikesh in the lovely Staywell cottage, where Seema and her family make you feel at home. Practice yoga on the cottage's rooftop overlooking the Ganga, surrounded by the Himalayas. Go on excursions with Yogini Elena and Yogi Vimal -a local of Rishikesh who lived in a cave alone for a year and knows all the spots only babas are aware of. Indian traditional yogic meals are freshly prepared 3 times daily in the home's kitchen.

Program

  • 07:00 Wake up
  • 08:00 90 minutes yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Kriya) pranayama, and meditation
  • 09:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 10:00 Free time/ self-study
  • 12:00 Indian traditional Lunch
  • 13:00 Kirtan/mantra chanting
  • 16:30 90 minutes class (yin, restorative yoga, yogic philosophy, meditation, yoga nidra)
  • 20:00 Indian traditional Dinner
  • 21:00 Good night.

NOTE on excursion days the schedule will change. We will inform you of such changes the day before.

Included excursions

Explore the holy town of Rishikesh- the world's capital of yoga-. Visit sacred caves and ancient temples, meet sadhus and gurus, as Yogi Vimal - who lived alone in a cave and knows all the spots only babas are aware of - show you around. Meditate by the sacred river Ganga, attend Indian holy traditional ceremonies Participate in Kirtan, Make your own puja (offering). Attend Indian puja and Aarti (Indian Goodnight ceremonies) create your own yagna (fire ceremony).

Instructors

Vimal Barthwal

Elena

Retreat location

This retreat takes place at the lovely Staywell Cottage in Tapovan, where Seema and her family make you feel at home. Practice yoga on the cottage's rooftop and go on excursions with Yogini Elena and Yogi Vimal - a local of Rishikesh who lived in a cave alone for a year and knows all the spots only babas are familiar with.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Staywell Cottage Guest House serves a vegetarian menu in keeping with yoga practice. The food is ample, tasty, mostly organic, and prepared on the premises in Seema's kitchen. Enjoy Indian typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner delicious, tasty meals.

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
  • 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 Haridwar, the nearby town (40 minutes from Rishikesh) or join cooking classes. Shopping is also an option during your free time.

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic massage is available at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 2 daily 90-minute yoga / meditation sessions
  • 3 daily yogic / vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Meditation in the Himalayas
  • Visits to temples and ancient caves
  • Meditation by the sacred river Ganga
  • Participation in holy traditional Indian ceremonies
  • Kirtan your own puja (offering)

What's not included

  • Pick up/drop off available at additional cost
  • Donations to temples and tipping
  • Your own personal shopping

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transportation to/from airport available upon request at additional cost. Please let us know if you will be needing one.

Arrival by train

There is a 5-hour trip on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar. You can then take a taxi from Haridwar to Rishikesh (1 hour).

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 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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This retreat is only available for booking after July 31, 2019.

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