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This retreat is a perfect opportunity to take a break, escape the daily routine, and refresh your body and mind by practicing various asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques. It is suitable for all levels. During these two weeks, you will experience traditional Hatha yoga - Patanjali yoga, get insight into yoga philosophy, and get all benefits from various meditation techniques.
During this retreat, you will stay in an ashram at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation. You will stay in single or shared rooms with attached bathrooms with hot water. Please keep in mind that this is not a hotel. Upon your arrival, you will be provided with soap and toilet paper. The rest of the time, you need to buy it.
For your personal safety, please bring a padlock for your room. The ashram provides clean bed sheets and towels once a week, shared kettle, iron, and hairdryer on each floor, and a blanket.
During this retreat at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation, each day will start with chanting mantras, breathing exercises, and traditional Hatha yoga classes. During the day, you will have enough time to explore and enjoy the Rishikesh lifestyle, deepen your asana practice in the afternoon yoga class, and end the day with meditation. All classes will be taught by Dr. Jitendra Das and his assistant yoga teachers.
To be eligible to attend this yoga and meditation retreat, Patanjali International Yoga Foundation has established prerequisites to help create the groups, that are able to work together for two weeks of intensive toga journey.
This is a journey of personal and professional development that builds on the practitioner's previous experience. It is easier and more comfortable to guide trainees if they have previous experience. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation recommends that all applicants have at least one year of regular yoga practice.
The requirements of this retreat program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the five to six training hours in the day is assigned to some aspects of yoga. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the yoga school, the mornings can begin as early as 06:00 a.m. with meditation followed by some yoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in philosophy or anatomy.
You will learn about basic asanas (postures), including their different levels and variations, from beginner to advanced level. In each asana, you will learn proper adjustments, alignments, techniques, corrections, contra-indications, physical and psychic awareness, and benefits.
Learn the 12 positions of sun salutations, their variations, points of concentration, breathing, and mantras.
Learn the main types of pranayama breathing techniques: Anuloma - Viloma, Nadishodhana, Ujjai, Bhramari, Shitali, Bhastrika, and Khapalbhati.
Learn the practice of the three bandhas (energy locks in the body): Mula bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Uddiyana bandha, and Maha bandha.
Learn the practice Shatkriya ("six body cleansing methods"): Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak, and Kapalbhati.
Learn and practice the main yogic mudras (gestures) according to Shatchakra and energy channels.
Learn and practice the main meditation techniques.
Learn to chant and present the main Vedic mantras.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will explain and discuss the history and philosophy of yoga, according to Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Gheranda Samhita. Learn about the 8 limbs of yoga and their use in modern yogic lifestyle.
Excursions and sightseeing tours are included in the retreat package.
Dr. Jitendra Das has studied and practiced yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic scripture at school and university, as well as with senior Indian masters. He studied yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Veda, and related subjects in Haridwar. He teaches and practices yogasana, pranayama, bandha, mantra, mudra, meditation, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda, and Vedic chanting at Rishikesh, and gives conferences, workshops, and seminars worldwide.
This yoga retreat will take place at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh, India, situated on the banks of the holy Ganga River, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is a very relaxed and spiritual place, enabling you to get into the very peaceful atmosphere. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings people closer to the attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it.
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Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will provide five to six dishes in one meal with proper nutrition and freshly cooked. Food is yogic Ayurvedic vegetarian. Foods are suitable for both western and eastern students. There are different menus for each day.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$35 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to those airports is available upon request.
Take a bus from Kashmiri Gate bus station in New Delhi. The bus ride takes about seven to nine hours.
Take the train to arrive at Haridwar train station. Transfer from and to Haridwar is available upon request.
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