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10 Days Kriya and Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh

  • Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Rishikesh Yoga Retreat India

This is an ideal program for those aspirants who earnestly wish to systematically follow the path of Kundalini yoga. This Kriya and Kundalini yoga retreat program is based on traditional Kriya techniques taught in the system of Kundalini yoga. The modules prepared for this Kundalini yoga retreat will gradually prepare you for intense Kriya techniques and help understand and experience the process of awakening vitality and spiritual wisdom.


  • Yoga practices
  • Meditation practices
  • Chakra and Kundalini meditation
  • Hatha yoga postures, mantra chanting, and pranayama
  • Tantra and Kundalini yoga theory workshops
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 10 days with instruction
  • English
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Your accommodation will be at Rishikul Yoga's serene and exquisite venue, Pyramid Cafe. Your room will have 24/7 Wi-Fi network available with round the clock assistance and security.

The practice of Kriya and Kundalini yoga must be adapted systematically. This Kriya and Kundalini yoga retreat program created at Rishikul Yoga is one of the best programs being offered in Rishikesh. Tantra is the metaphysical background of Kriya and Kundalini yoga systems. The following of tantric kriyas provides what is possibly the most efficient method for systematically evolving man’s consciousness that has ever been developed.

Traditional Kriya yoga was never taught publicly. It is only in recent years in which the esoteric Kundalini Kriya techniques were re-codified in accordance with the need of the modern era.

Features of the retreat

This is the ideal program for yoga teachers, serious practitioners of meditation and Kundalini yoga. The ten days Kriya and Kundalini yoga retreat program is based on Kriyas and Kundalini meditation techniques sourced from the traditional scriptures such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, and Yoga Upanishads. The retreat program intends to develop a deeper understanding of Kriya and Kundalini yoga practices in class as well as in one’s personal life.

Kriya and Kundalini will give you the opportunity to participate in intense and stimulating discussions on the nuances of Kriya and Kundalini meditation techniques on both theoretical as well as practical levels. There will be three practical sessions each day. The morning session will consist of traditional Hatha yoga program followed by a Kriya yoga session after breakfast and Kundalini Dharana (tantric concentration and visualization) meditation techniques in the evening.

Apart from three practical sessions each day, there will be two theory workshops each day on the system of Tantra philosophy, Kundalini yoga, chakra system and techniques of Kriya, Kundalini, and chakra meditations. Rishikul Yoga will provide useful and informative handouts on chakras, various Kriya techniques, and practices for each chakra. Modules created in this retreat program incorporate innovative workshop sessions on yantra meditation and visualization.

You can also expect dedicated workshop sessions on each chakra with discussions on psychotherapeutic, spiritual, and pranic dimensions of the chakra system.

Eligibility for the retreat

Rishikul Yoga recommends those who want to participate in this retreat program to familiarize with practical experience of Hatha yoga postures and pranayama techniques. Every day, the itinerary will consist of three practical sessions and two workshops on the theory and practices of Kriya, Kundalini yoga, tantric philosophy, chakra system, and aspects of choosing Kriya and Kundalini meditation techniques.

Hence it will be an intense retreat program with seven-hour sessions every day, consisting of theoretical as well as practical workshops.

Aims of the retreat

  • To comprehensively discuss various aspects of chakras and teaching appropriate tools and techniques to address the issues of each chakra.
  • To deepen the understanding and awareness of the chakras and kriyas through the systematic and progressive modules.
  • To present comprehensive and systematic workshop sessions on practical principles of Tantra philosophy, Kundalini yoga system, chakra system, and techniques of Kriya and Kundalini meditations.

Outcomes of the retreat

  • A deeper understanding and experience of the system of Tantra philosophy, Kundalini yoga tradition, and chakra system
  • Ability to incorporate knowledge of Kundalini yoga and kriyas in one’s Hatha yoga program to make it more intense and transformative
  • Broader understanding of a wide range of Kundalini Kriyas techniques and meditations addressing the issues of different the chakras
  • Enriching one’s repertoire of practical Kundalini or chakra meditation techniques and kriyas

Workshops on Tantra and Kundalini yoga (theory sessions) topics

  • Basic tenets in the system of Tantra philosophy
  • Kundalini yoga system as explained in Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita
  • System of nadis and chakras
  • Tradition of Kundalini yoga
  • Understanding symbology and psychotherapeutic aspects of each chakra

Workshops on meditation techniques topics

  • Ajapa Japa
  • Ajna chakra dharana
  • Chakra dharana
  • Chakra shuddhi meditations
  • Chidakasha dharana
  • Hridyakasha dharana
  • Pancha tattva dharana (meditation on five elements)
  • Trataka
  • Yoga Nidra

Retreat daily schedule

  • 07:00 Mantra chanting, Hatha yoga postures, and pranayama
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Workshops on Tantra and Kundalini yoga
  • 11:30 Practical session on Kundalini Kriya techniques and pranayama
  • 12:30 Lunch and recess
  • 15:30 Herbal tea
  • 16:00 Theory workshop on meditation techniques
  • 17:00 Question and answer
  • 17:30 Chakra, Kundalini meditation, and mantra chanting
  • Sushant

    Sushant embarked on the journey of yoga in 1997 as a post-graduate student of yoga psychology at Bihar Yoga Bharati (Deemed University); known worldwide for the authentic and systematic teachings in the yogic discipline. After completing his post graduation in yoga psychology; he was involved as an intern in various projects and studies in prisons, army, hospitals, and corporate for one and half year.

  • Abhishek

    Abhishek was born and raised in New Delhi, the capital of India. His family heritage is from Kerela - situated at the southernmost tip of India and also the home of the Ayurveda. He finished his schooling in Rishikesh and Varanasi and began studying yoga in 2005. While he was in Varasani, he met Swami Anil whose teachings on the Ashtanga yoga philosophy inspired him to use yoga not just as a mean to meditate or improve physically, but for the genuine transformation of the heart and soul.

  • Deepti

    Deepti is a gifted teacher with experience of over 10 years following the path of spirituality and yoga. She is known for her amazing class presentations and making the students discover the calmness with yoga during her sessions. She was born and raised in Rishikesh and has studied Masters in yoga. She has been an exponent in the field of Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, and Kriya yoga.

  • Uttam

    Uttam was born in Rishikesh, India. It was because of his grandfather that he was able to experience the “bhakti” form of yoga in his childhood and that developed a fascination and curiosity in him to explore and study the mystic invisible life force energy of yoga. He also conducts various workshops around the globe. This hunger to search the depth of the mystic life forces initiated Uttam's spiritual journey which led him to learn and practice Kundalini, yantra, mantra, and tantra.

The retreat will take place in Rishikesh at a popular spot for travelers perched on the hillside. The yoga hall is on the top floor and has a spectacular view of the river Ganges and jungle.

Nearby places

  • Haridwar, 24 kilometers
  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 20 kilometers
  • Wireless internet

Food served during the retreat program is balanced vegetarian food. The selection of food is based on Ayurvedic principles to suit and balance your doshas. There will be three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and two herbal infusions served every day during the program.

  • 2 theory workshops daily
  • 3 practical sessions daily
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Chakra and Kundalini meditation sessions
  • Mantra chanting
  • Pranayama
  • Yoga sessions
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Special tours

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Rishikul Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Gigi Fitzmorris from California, USA

    "Over the years that I traveled to India, one of my favorite destinations was Ananda in the Himalayas. It is one of the true experiences of the ancient principles and practices of yoga. During many of my numerous visits through the years, Sushant Pandey was one of my practitioners. He was not just gifted, he applied his gifts with integrity to the principle and discipline to the practice. There has never been anyone to match his capacity in the magnificent application of the tradition of yoga Nidra. The procedure in which he implemented his work to proficiently create a habitual behavioral change in particular aspects of my existence was life changing. The training, consistent repetition, and observation he skillfully applied to his method and understanding was a transformational preparation for the duties that I faced each time I left him and his teaching to re-enter a chaotic outer world. It helped me to maintain a lucid life. I am eternally grateful."

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  • Review by Victoria Druzkova from St. Petersburg, Russia

    "Sushant Jee is one of the greatest yoga teachers I’ve ever met in my life. He showed real meaning of yoga and meditation. His lessons helped me to find my own way how to teach yoga and how to do practice very healthfully and helpfully for people in class. Sushant is also great meditation master. He showed me many ways to keep the mind still, calm, and relaxed. He also helped me to find my inner peace. Meditation practice with Sushant is one of the best practices I've ever had in my life. I strongly recommend this master for people who want to know more about inner world and who want to learn real the meaning of yoga practice. "

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  • Review by Malini Parthasarathy

    "I cannot recommend highly enough Sushant as a yoga guru. Yoga in all its forms, Raja, Hatha or Kriya, is a wondrous and sublime set of teachings and practices. It is amazing how Sushant, in spite of his being very young, has in himself the wisdom and grace of ancient rishis. He personifies how we probably imagine our sages of the Vedic times. He has a modest and unassuming demeanour yet the rigour of his practice, the sincerity and devotion he has to yoga and the zeal of his transmission of these teachings to his students of different types, from various walks of life is striking and singular. My personal experience as a student with Sushant through the years, while I am decades older than him, has been awe-inspiring. His teachings, his demonstration of asanas, pranayama, bandhas and the very important spiritual visualizations of Chidakasha Dharana, Chakra Shuddi, and Ajapa japa have transformed my horizons, shown me that amidst all the challenges life throws at us, yoga alone illuminates a path forward. If not for Sushant’s steady and serene guidance combined with his relentless insistence that yoga be practiced as envisioned by ancient seers, I would not have had a glimpse of the marvel and grandeur of the vistas that yoga opens up to a human being. Sushant’s teachings and practices have the transformational potential that very few yoga teachers are able to offer."

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  • Review by Areceli del Rio Sastre from Finland

    "I met Sushant for the first time in a meditation workshop in Helsinki. It was my introduction to meditation. I had only practiced asanas before and I was very cautious about starting this new phase. I had heard from different friends that it could be painful. With Sushant, I felt very comfortable from the beginning. He is a great professional, with deep knowledge of the topic and very humble at the same time. I felt I could trust him. One of the meditation practices I learnt with him in this workshop, yoga Nidra, has been my main tool through the ups and downs of life during the last years. And I feel deeply grateful.After the workshop in Helsinki, I travelled to India and enjoyed Sushant meditation classes in Ananda. This time another important step forward for me, and again with him.Now with the experience of several years behind me in the practice of yoga and meditation, in Europe and India, I see that Sushant is an extraordinary teacher. His knowhow, the quality of his lessons and his humbleness are a unique combination that I have not experienced with other teachers. I would sincerely recommend to practice meditation with a teacher like him, who can ensure you will leverage all its power to help you grow, while you feel you are completely safe. "

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