Beginner Yoga Retreat in India

This yoga retreat is a wonderful journey for cleansing your body and also detoxifying your mind off all the impurities that have accumulated over years of survival and lifestyle. Rishikesh is the ultimate yoga destination for enthusiasts from all over the world. Here you will get an opportunity not only to connect with nature, but also achieve inner-peace and the best of well-being through yoga and meditation training under the traditional yogis.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • Guided meditation practices
  • Introduction to various form of yoga
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 1 Himalayan sightseeing trip
  • 6 nights accomodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

The accommodation facilities at the Yogshala are top notch and every care has been taken to ensure that the participants and visitors have a pleasant stay and they receive all the amenities they need. Though the setting has been organized to give an Ashram like feel to allow the participant rejuvenate among the elements of nature, there are all kinds of modern facilities here including even WiFi.

As you are ready to learn and adopt the yogic lifestyle, there are single and double accommodations available on demand for the training students. This has been facilitated to allow a comfortable stay for participants who are pursuing their courses at Rishikul Yogshala.

Program

Yoga retreat

In 7 days, you will get an opportunity to understand the basics of various yoga forms, such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, and Laugher yoga. It doesnt matter whether you have no earlier experience of yoga or you are at an experienced level, there is room for everyone in the camp. While the Ashtanga yoga helps in detoxifying the muscles and organs of the body, Hatha yoga works to bring a sense of discipline into the body and soul rhythm of a person. All these incorporated with Laughter yoga, will help elevate real happiness and fill you with inspiration and joy.

Meditation

Rishikul Yogshala has a plenty of space for a calm corner to meditate. We have the best yoga gurus who will not only guide you to practice the meditation properly, but they will also let you know the techniques to achieve self-realization. Amidst the bliss of nature, nothing can beat the powerful combination of meditation techniques with the correct guidance that is provided to the students. Meditation is the ultimate path to get rid of all worries, tensions, frustrations, and mood swings in life. Here, every endeavor is taken to cleanse the mind and help people take control of their mind power through powerful techniques that are not available to the ordinary.

Please also note a doctor is available for free consultations but medicine will cost extra.

Instructors

Bipin Baloni
Master of Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga, Yogi Bipin Baloni has been on the road to self-discovery as a yogi since the tender age of 17. He has dedicated his life to the yoga capital, Rishikesh, and is now dwelling in the spiritual town as a revered yoga teacher.
Swami Atmanananda Giri
Born in the lap of Kerala, Swami Atmaji has devoted his life to yoga and spirituality since childhood. A compassionate soul by nature, he studied Homeopathy in Kerala and also practiced Naturopathy with the purpose to help people become healthier. As a religious follower of Vedas and Upanishads, Swamiji followed his passion for unearthing the essence of spirituality with various meditation practices as a vagrant ascetic for over four years. He completed his education from Shivananda Ashram under the supreme guidance of his guru Swami Adyatamanandaji.
Gangesha Chaitanya
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
A former Naga Guru, Gangesha Chaitanya holds knowledge and wisdom of the unparalleled yogic mystics that very rare yogis can attain. An E-RYT certified yoga teacher, he received a major part of his spiritual education from the great Saint Swami Rama. He is a master of Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Pranayama. (Core Subjects: Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide)
Kavitha Hangargi
Born and brought up in a spiritual environment of a well-respected family in Karnataka, Kavithaji was raised under the values and teachings of Basavanna (one of the greatest saints in 12th-century and a highly-distinguished Hindu philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet). She has studied and practiced Pranayama under the mentorship of Sri Ganeshwer Avadhut in Srisailam forest before following the footsteps of the great yoga and spiritual guru Swami Veda Bharthi, a disciple of Swami Rama where she studied the art of meditation and yogic philosophy. (Core Subjects: HathaYoga, Pranayama)
Annnamalai Prana Ji (Swami Thiyagaranjan)
The most eminent yoga guru in Rishikesh, Annamalai Pranaji specializes in subjects like Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy. He fulfilled his apprenticeship in the principles of Swami Sivananda – Swami Vignananda tradition of Tamil Nadu. He blends his teachings with traditional authenticity and modern perspective. Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda are some of the other subjects he has keen knowledge of. (Core Subjects: Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda)
Deepa Ji
As a disciple of Lord Krishna who is also her spiritual guide, Deepa ji is an avid follower of yoga and the spiritual message of love it carries within. Rebelling against the usual norms of a chauvinist society, Deepa Ji is a subtle feminist and one of the very few women who have made a mark for themselves in the field of yoga. In her spare time, she loves to travel and indulge in quiet photography.
Gurmeet Singh
Born and nurtured in the spiritual town of Rishikesh, Gurmeet ji is an expert with subjects like Hatha yoga, yoga anatomy, and physiology. A Yoga Alliance certified RYT 500 yoga teacher, Gurmeet ji also holds a post graduate degree in yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. Gurmeet Ji trained under the supreme guidance and blessings of Swami Dharma Nanda at the Ved Niketan ashram. As a yoga professional, he refined his skills further by working with renowned physiotherapists in Germany before coming back to India for preaching the science of yoga to fellow citizens.
Vimal Sharma
Vimalji holds various degrees including Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit, a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science. Born into a conventional Indian family, Vimalji has indulged himself in profound yogic practices since he was 11 years old. He further studied under Mahamandaleshwar Sri Swami Veda Bharati- a disciple of Swami Rama and has devoted his life to teachings and practice of yogic science ever since. With his education and experience in various mystics of yoga including mantra chanting, he attained the status of Acharya Vimal.
Kushal
A strong believer in the fact that yoga and science are intensely linked with each other, Kushal ji has devoted his life in exploring the complicated aspects of yoga through scientific point of view. Kushal ji holds a Master’s degree in Yogic Science and a strong experience of working with the Indian army as a yoga trainer. In addition with being a dedicated yoga teacher, he is also a passionate karma yogi who often indulges in volunteer work at several yoga camps.
Suraj Choudhary
Suraj Ji is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT 500 teacher and, also holds a Master’s degree in Yoga Science. Born and brought up in the yoga capital, Rishikesh, Suraj ji has been practicing yoga since his childhood. He also studied under the profound mentorship of Guru Narendra Gussain, a much acclaimed yoga teacher of traditional and contemporary style of yoga. One of the most exclusive elements about Suraj ji’s classes is that he blends in traditional yoga with contemporary styles.

Retreat location

Rishikul Yogshala is located in the heart of nature, i.e. in the foothills of the Himalayas that offer the purest environment for all yogic exercises and meditation. With the presence of holy river Ganges, the classic location of Rishikesh in the Himalayas is bound to elevate the spiritual nature of any nature lover. It is the ultimate place for detoxing and learning the secrets of self-transformation and self-discovery as well.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

A beautiful dining hall is there to offer proper facilities for breakfast, lunch and supper along with the herbal drinks and tea. To enhance the yogic experience, completely holistic Ayurvedic food is served in the campus, which is 100% vegetarian, but bountiful in nutrition.

Things to do (optional)

Besides performing yogic practices, one can go for sight-seeing, trekking, rafting, and camping in Himalyas. In order to attain inner peace and to pay thanks to nature or God, You can attend the Ganga Aarti (a world famous prayer on Ganges).

What's included

  • 6 nights accomodation
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily beginner yoga sessions
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • Fresh juices and herbal drinks
  • Guided meditation techniques
  • Himalayan sightseeing trip
  • Introduction to various form of yoga
  • Yoga mats, cushions, and other useful equipments

How to get there

Rishikesh is well connected to the mainland in many ways. If you are coming from Delhi or any other metropolitan city, you can drive to the Yogshala. One can also fly to the domestic airport Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun about 15 km away from Rishikesh and take a cab from there to the Rishikul Yogshala. Opting for trains is also a good option as many trains of Indian Railway network are connecting Rishikesh, Haridwar, etc.

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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