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14 Day Refreshing Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

Gopala Guest House, Village-Jonk, Rishikesh, India

Spiritual Yoga Retreat India

Rishikesh Yoga Retreats which offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere that greatly supports a deep yoga and meditation retreat experience. A wisely designed curriculum that includes simple but powerful yoga postures and meditation techniques that revive and rejuvenate body and mind. The yoga school is situated near the bank of holy river Ganga which gives you a beautiful surrounding and peaceful atmosphere.

Meet the instructors

E., Himanshu, & Govind
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Highlights

  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • A 1-hour session of Ayurvedic massage
  • Mountain camping and Vashistha cave
  • Three times vegetarian meals
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Herbal teas

Yoga styles


13 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Rishikesh Yoga Retreats provides comfortable accommodation facilities which include western style bathroom attached to the well-ventilated private single room. Hot and cold shower facilities. 24/7 Wi-Fi connectivity is also provided by the school for the participants of the yoga retreat.

Program

Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh will make a point to furnish you with the best involvement in yoga. Practice and meditate on the Himalayan foothills, refresh rejuvenate and relax on the two weeks yoga and meditation holidays in Rishikesh. The program will without a doubt brings best out of you and will bring light and delight into your life

Advantages

  • Qualified and experienced yoga instructors.
  • Serene environment surrounded by the fascinating natural beauty of majestic Himalaya Mountain.
  • The soothing and cool breeze from the River Ganges.
  • Yoga retreats provide an opportunity to gain a new perspective.
  • You’ll have extended free time to actually meditate without any external disturbances.
  • This is an opportunity to detoxify your body and mind with proven techniques and methodologies.
  • You get chance to relax and de-stress yourself.
  • You’ll be served pure vegetarian nutritious food prepared by the expert cook.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to get rid of bad living habits.
  • One session of ayurvedic massage, river rafting, trekking, waterfall.
  • Finally, you’ll have some time for yourself rejuvenating your body and reviving your mind.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Pranayama and Sanskrit chanting of mantra
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Asana
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and free time
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Asana
  • 18:15 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Included excursions

Kunjapuri Sunrise

Kunjapuri Devi Temple is a sacred temple of immense importance in the Hindu religion. Located at a height of 1676 meters on the hills of the Tehri Garhwal District, Kunjapuri is one of the 52 shaktipeeth temples in Uttarakhand. It is believed that the chest of burned Sati (Lord Shiva’s first wife) had fallen there, hence the name Kunjapuri was given to this temple as kunja means chest in Sanskrit. The temple not only has its religious and spiritual significance but offers panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains and peaks surrounded by it.

Mountain camping

You will move from the center after lunch on Saturday and will go to the resort on the mountain near the river, you will have fun there. Practice asana on the green garden, enjoy the bath in the river, stay overnight there. Next day after lunch you will move from there back to center.

Ganga Arti

The sunset Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan draws between hundreds and thousands of visitors each day from all cultures, all languages, all religions and all walks of life. Regardless of one’s religion or ability to understand Hindi or Sanskrit, the power of the aarti is universal. Ganga Aarti transcends the borders and boundaries of language and culture, diving straight into one’s heart, carrying one to Heaven.

River or Temple Meditation

During the meditation sessions, you will visit ashram and temple of Rishikesh and meditate there.

Instructors

E. Amaravathi

Himanshu Bahuguna

Govind

Retreat location

This yoga holiday takes place in the holy city of Rishikesh, scenically located on the River Ganga. Rishikesh is an ancient spiritual city located in the foothills of majestic Himalaya Mountain surrounded by natural beauty. The presence of holy river Ganges flowing through the city adds value to the spiritual significance of the place.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Shopping

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served all three times vegetarian meals that include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The participants of yoga and meditation retreats in Rishikesh are served with nutritious organic meal thrice a day to support the rigorous effort of the participants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
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)

  • Ashram visit
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Cliff jumping and body surfing
  • Flying fox
  • Ganga Aarti ceremony
  • Mountain biking
  • Shop at the local shopping places
  • Sunrise at Kunjapuri Devi temple

What's included

  • 14 days accommodation in a private single room with attached bathroom
  • Access to the in-house library and other activities
  • Yoga sessions (Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa yoga, and pranayama)
  • Balanced vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine
  • Pranayama, yoga philosophy, mantra chanting, and meditation sessions
  • Guided nature walks
  • Consultation with Ayurvedic doctor and one hour Ayurveda massage
  • Yoga mat, T-shirt, and accessories
  • Yoga cleansing (Jal Neti, Sutra Neti)
  • Herbal tea, high-speed internet wi-fi and purify drinking water
  • One session of Ayurveda massage
  • Mountain camping
  • Vashistha cave

What's not included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off facility
  • Air ticket
  • Air conditioner (available on additional cost)
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Rafting and trekking

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). It is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometers away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well.

Once you reach the airport, you can opt for a regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.

Arrival by train

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometers away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express.

For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

Arrival by bus

Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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