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Immerse yourself in yoga and meditation with Yogi Vimal - a local of Rishikesh who spent a year alone in a cave as part of his spiritual practice and Yogini Elena -internationally known for her life empowering approach to yoga and her love for yogic philosophy, on the terrace of the lovely Staywell cottage surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Himalayas, overlooking the sacred river Ganga in the holy town of Rishikesh, the world's capital of yoga.
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
Note: On excursion days, the schedule will change. You will be informed of such changes the day before.
Visit holy caves, meet gurus and sadhus (holy men) known only by local yogis. Meditate by the sacred river Ganga and in the Himalayas Attend Indian traditional holy ceremonies Participate in kirtan, make your own puja (offering).
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 to Haridwar (nearest town about 40 minutes away) or join cooking classes. Shopping is also an option during your free time.
One ayurvedic massage is included in the package.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$20 per person
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$100 per person
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.
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).
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