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Rishikesh Yoga and Meditation Retreat

This Rishis yoga retreat program is made in such a way that individually, you can go deeper in your meditation and yoga practice, and together you share the joy and blissful moments in your own space. This retreat allows you to experience India in such a way that your visit to this enchanting land becomes a memorable and spiritual journey. Enjoy amazing benefits of yoga and meditation, a luxurious venue, healthy Ayurvedic food, and traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Morning and evening Hatha yoga classes
  • Morning chanting and pranayama classes
  • Royal Indian jungle experience, traditional rituals, and ceremonies
  • 3 delicious healthy vegetarian sattvic meals every day
  • Herbal organic teas available all day
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Rishis International provides accommodation with excellent quality, assuring that you will have a pleasant and comfortable stay. If you are a solo traveler and wish to have more privacy, single person supplements are available for all rooms. If you don't mind sharing with other participants, Rishis International can find someone of the same sex to share with, or if you wish to book along with a friend you can mention this in your booking, so they can arrange for your shared accommodation.

Deluxe eco-stone bamboo hut with private bathroom

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

Zen deluxe private or double room with shared bathroom

This room has a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle. It 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 has a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle. It 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.

Rishis International India Yoga and Meditation Retreat Program

Please note that all the classes are optional during your yoga retreat. Rishis International's intention is to let you develop at your own pace and to let you enjoy your stay. They want you to enjoy your yoga retreat as much as possible, to become healthy in mind and body, and to learn how to feel at one with yourself.

Rishis International's yoga retreat takes you deeper in your experience of yoga and meditation, following the lineage of Shivananda yoga and Vedanta Hatha yoga and ancient wisdom of yoga sutras. Their well-qualified teachers are carrying life time experiences of teaching and are having tremendous knowledge of Vedanta and vedic rituals.

Rishis International work with small groups, allowing the teachers and therapists to give tremendous personal attention to each and every student and to offer a program that fits the participants' personal needs.


  • 08:30 - 09:30 Morning meditation class with chanting and pranayama exercises
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Herbal tea and light healthy breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 13.00 - 14:30 Brunch
  • 14.30 - 16.00 Rest time and time for individual consultations and sessions (optional)
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Chai and Ayurvedic bites
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Hatha yoga and meditation class
  • 19:00 - 20.30 Dinner
  • 21:00 - 22:00 Bonfire and evening celebrations


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

Rishis International's retreats are based at their yoga and meditation retreat center located at the footsteps of the Himalayas, near the city of Rishikesh, known as the yoga capital of India. Rishis International is situated in a tropical jungle, at the banks of the Ganges river in a small hidden village, unknown to tourists.

Nearby places

  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 35 kilometers
  • Rishikesh, 15 kilometers



  • Hiking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Zip lining nearby


  • River nearby


  • Tour assistance


Food is an art to prepare and to receive. At this retreat, the food is based on Ayurvedic ingredients and is prepared with love and care and with high hygienic standards. Rishis International provide vegetarian Indian sattvic cuisine cooked in traditional style. Your meals are included in the price.

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. In this retreat, Rishis International will share with you the knowledge of how to make a simple act such as eating into a meditative practice.

Things to do (optional)

Rishis International eco-inspired resort chooses to work with local staff and families to take care of the guests and give them a rich experience of hospitality. They offer the possibility to visit the very core of the villages, to homes situated in the mountains, where life still exists in its most primitive and purest form.

Guided tours can be arranged in order to explore the surroundings, famous places, waterfalls, and temple sites. For those who wish to have a more dynamic approach to their stay at Rishis, they also provide hiking, trekking, rafting, and bungee jumping experiences.

They provide daily shuttle services to the city of Rishikesh, where the guests can do their shopping, visit restaurants, Internet cafe's, etc.

Spa treatments

Guests are also offered the option to book personal Ayurvedic consultations and individual Ayurvedic massage sessions at an additional cost. Ayurvedic wellness treatments such as shirodhara and steam bath can be booked as well. Rishis International requests guests to notify in advance if they wish to receive such a treatment, so that all necessary elements can be arranged.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • 3 delicious vegetarian sattvic meals daily
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily evening celebrations (such as traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies)
  • Herbal organic teas available all day

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Ayurvedic consultations
  • Flights
  • Individual Ayurvedic massage sessions

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is available upon request. Rishis International can provide shuttle taxi services for guests from both Rishikesh and from Jolly Grant 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 Jolly Grant Airport (DED) at 30 EUR, which is to be paid directly to the driver. You will be picked up by the driver at the agreed point at the city or airport and dropped of at the resort, making your retreat fully hassle free.

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