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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.
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.
NOTE on excursion days the schedule will change. We will inform you of such changes the day before.
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).
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.
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.
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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.
Visit Haridwar, the nearby town (40 minutes from Rishikesh) or join cooking classes. Shopping is also an option during your free time.
Ayurvedic massage is available at an additional cost.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$20 per person
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$100 per person
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.
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).
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