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7 Day Self-Discovery Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Excursions in Rishikesh

Yoga Niketan Ashram, Muni Ki Reti, Ram Jhula, Sivananda Nagar, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Rishikesh Yoga Retreat

Give yourself the gift of unplugging from your routine to immerse yourself in daily practices of yoga and meditation, as well as pranayama exercises. Discover the beauty of Rishikesh, the capital of yoga, as you visit ancient temples, meditate in the sacred cave, and attend Indian traditional ceremonies. Watch the sunrise in the breathtaking Himalayas and set by the sacred river Ganga. Experience ashram-style life in a beautiful environment as you live like a yogi. Nourish your body with yogic Indian meals.

Meet the instructors

Vimal & Elena
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Highlights

  • 6 days of practice
  • 2 Yoga classes per day
  • Mantra chanting sessions
  • Daily guided meditation lesson
  • Excursions, guided tours, and ceremonies
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Ayurveda massage

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Hindi, Italian, Sanskrit
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$21 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
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 a private bathroom and a fan. Double rooms are available upon request. During the hot season, air-conditioning 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 space is walking distance from each accommodation.

Program

Thursday is the silent day at the ashram. You are welcome to follow it if you like. A portion of the proceeds of this retreat goes to feeding and treating the homeless animals of Rishikesh.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 07:00 Yoga class
  • 08:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 09:30 Excursion, free time, or self-study
  • 12:00 Yogic lunch
  • 13:00 Mantra chanting or excursion
  • 16:00 Tea time
  • 16:30 Yoga or meditation class
  • 17:30 Indian traditional ceremony
  • 20:00 Yogic dinner
  • 21:00 Goodnight

Please note that on excursion days, the schedule will change. Om Sampoorn Yoga will inform you of such changes the day before.

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will visit ancient temples, meditate in sacred caves, meet sadhus and babas, attend Indian holy ceremonies, participate in kirtan, watch the sunrise in the breathtaking Himalayas, enjoy a guided tour of Rishikesh, and dip your feet in the sacred river Gangas.

Instructors

Vimal Barthwal

Elena

Retreat location

Om Sampoorn Yoga is centrally located at the Yoga Niketan Ashram, one of the most renowned in Rishikesh. Strategically situated on a little hill, with a breathtaking view of the river Ganga, it is immersed in greenery, tucked away from crowds and noises, yet in the perfect spot to easily get around town.

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. Afternoon Ayurvedic tea is offered daily, and the library offers a wide selection of yogic texts also in English. Wi-Fi is available at the library during specific hours.

Food

At Om Sampoorn Yoga, they serve a vegetarian yogic diet in keeping with yoga practice. The food is ample, tasty, mostly organic, and prepared daily in the ashram's kitchen. You will enjoy a large selection of Indian choices, including desserts. Tea is offered with every meal and in the afternoon. Filter water is available 24/7.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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)

  • Henna
  • River rafting
  • Shopping
  • Visits to the nearby towns of Haridwar and Devpryag

Spa treatments

You will enjoy one Ayurvedic massage session included in the price.

What's included

  • Welcome basket of fresh fruit and water
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Afternoon chai
  • 2 yoga or meditation classes per day
  • 1 Ayurveda massage
  • Excursions to ancient temples
  • Meditation in sacred caves
  • Sunrise in the breathtaking Himalayas
  • Indian traditional ceremonies
  • Guided tour of Rishikesh

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Donations
  • Personal shopping

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at an additional cost of 21 USD. Should you be coming from another location rather than this airport, kindly let Om Sampoorn Yoga know if you need help with transportation.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$21 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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