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Massage Yoga Retreat India

This vedic yoga massage retreat is an opportunity to discover your inner treasure, to be able to recognise your own self and to relate to the source of giving a healing touch. Giving and receiving is an art. Through this retreat, in the magical environment and mystical power of the Himalayas, one learns to be there, to receive, and give this traditional way of caring of ones body and mind, nourishing the inner self.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Royal Indian jungle experience
  • Daily Vedic yoga massage classes
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of Ayurveda, yoga, and pranayama
  • 3 daily vegetarian sattvic meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Herbal organic teas

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Zen deluxe private or double room with shared bathroom

This room, with a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle, has two single beds that can be joined together. The room can either be booked individually (shared option only available for female solo travelers) or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time. Zen deluxe room has a shared bathroom with Zorba deluxe room.

Zorba deluxe private or double room with shared bathroom

This room, with a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle, has two single beds that can be joined together. The room can either be booked individually (shared option only available for female solo travelers) or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time. Zorba deluxe room has a shared bathroom with Zen deluxe room.

Deluxe eco stone-bamboo hut with private bathroom

For those who like to have their own private space and bathroom, they offer a luxurious eco stone hut. This hut has a double bed and a private bathroom with a bathtub and toilet. The hut can be booked either individually or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time.

Rishis International India Yoga Retreat Program

Vedic yoga massage is a unique style of massage that combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath work, and yoga stretching. It is a traditional and ancient wisdom of taking care of the body through breath work, and healing techniques in order to channelize the energy. By pressing energy points, the body can be harmonized and freed from physical and emotional blockages and remove excess of toxins in the body and knots.

Vedic yoga massage retreat gives the basic knowledge of Ayurveda, yoga, and pranayama (yogic breathing), also serving as an introduction to the more extensive Vedic yoga massage Teacher Training given at Rishis. In this retreat you learn the basic principles of Ayurveda, to distinguish the three 'Dosha's' and the different body types. You will get an understanding about working on 'Marma's' (energy points in the body).

Daily schedule

  • 08:30 - 09:30 Morning meditation class with yoga and Pranayama exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Herbal tea and light healthy breakfast
  • 11:00 - 13.00 Vedic yoga massage class (theory and practical)
  • 13.00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14.30 - 16.00 Rest and time for individual consultations and sessions (optional)
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Chai and Ayurvedic bites
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Vedic yoga massage class (practical)
  • 19:00 - 20.30 Dinner
  • 21:00 - 22:00 Bonfire and evening celebrations

Included excursions

Royal Indian jungle experience is included in the price.


Antar Khirad
Antar is a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic massage therapist. He was born in India and has been living in Holland since 2000. Ever since, he has been sharing internationally his life time experience of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. Antar teaches yoga that is inspired by ancient teachings in India. In his yoga lessons, you will learn not only yoga postures, you will also get to learn how to maintain your yogic energy, your meditation in daily life, the right balance between body and mind, the way to remain healthy and calm within yourself, and step by step to go deeper in yoga consciousness.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. Rishis International is situated in a tropical jungle, at the banks of the Ganges river in a small hidden village, unknown to tourists. A pure, and sacred place, only 15 kilometres away from the famous city of Rishikesh, known as the 'Yoga Capital' of India. An enchanting city at the footsteps of the Himalayas, at the bank of the famous river Ganges. City of Ashrams, temples, yoga schools, and spiritual gatherings, having it's own charm.

It is also ideally situated for visits to the nearby 'Raja National Park', where guests can have guided tours to see the majestic wild life of India. Rishis International welcomes you for yoga vacations and retreats. Holidays where you come home to a place where you can rejuvenate, meditate and to go deeper in silence. Waking up to the sound of waterfalls, and singing birds, it is the perfect location to move away from the city life. Enjoy the silence of the hidden village in the tropical jungle, while still having the opportunity to explore the lively yoga city of Rishikesh with all it's rituals, and Indian markets full of colors, and beats.

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Steam room


  • Environmentally friendly
  • River
  • Patio


  • Free toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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At their retreat, the food is based on Ayurvedic ingredients and is prepared with love and care, and with high hygienic standards. They provide vegetarian Indian sattvic cuisine cooked in traditional style. Food is a very important part of life so they try to offer a balanced menu, with dishes that give nourishment to your body and that are easy to digest, in order to keep you calm and help you to go deeper in meditation. You will enjoy herbal tea with healthy light breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

  • Ayurvedic wellness treatments
  • Enjoy a relaxing steam bath
  • Individual Ayurvedic massage sessions
  • Personal Ayurvedic consultations

What's included

  • 2 Vedic yoga massage classes daily
  • 3 delicious vegetarian sattvic meals daily
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Evening celebrations including traditional Indian rituals, and ceremonies

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transport fee from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Ayurvedic personal consultations

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Rishis International is situated approximately 15 kilometres from Rishikesh and approximately 35 kilometres from the nearest airport Dehradun Airport (DED). There a several flights a day from Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL) to Dehradun Airport (DED). The flight takes approximately one and half hours to reach there.

They provide shuttle taxi services for their guests from both Rishikesh and from Dehradun Airport (DED), charging a minimal service fee based on the local tariff. The cost of the taxi service from Rishikesh can be estimated at 15 EUR and the taxi service from Dehradun Airport (DED) at 30 EUR, which is to be paid directly to the driver.

You will be picked up by their driver at the agreed point at the city or airport and dropped of at the resort, making your retreat fully hassle free. If you prefer to come to Rishikesh a day or more before or after retreats, you could spend one or several days in Rishikesh and then rejoin them at Rishis International. They can arrange for your transport from the city to the resort.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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