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11 Days Family Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Moksha Ashram, Badrinath Road 140, Tapovan, Rishikesh 249192, India

India Yoga Retreat for Family

When was the last time you enjoyed some quality family time or you felt connected with your child or loved one? Join this once in a lifetime family yoga retreat so that you and your loved ones can find the path to harmony, contentment, and happiness through an alternative medicine program in the Himalayan, registered with International Yoga Alliance (USA) and Alternative Medical Council Colcatta (India).

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Highlights

  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Family and alternative medicine program
  • Asanas, pranayama, mantra and meditation sessions
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals and yogic cleansing kit
  • 1 excursion depending on your stay
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$25 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Health Club
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet

Starting from January 1st, 2019, Vedansha are happy to offer absolutely great accommodation at reasonable price. Located in Tapovan, far from noisy streets and crowd in a newly built building, they offer single, shared twin, shared double, family suite and comfortable dormitory rooms. This type of accommodation will help you to relax and concentrate on your priorities of training.

There are a total of 12 air-conditioned and 4 non-air-conditioned rooms. Most of the rooms have a wonderful view on Himalayan Mountains. Each room has a big private bathroom and equipped with the following facilities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot water
  • Heater during the cold season
  • Air conditioned
  • TV
  • Security
  • Clean towels, bed sheets, pillow & bed covers and blankets
  • Toilet paper
  • Free filtered water
  • Inverter and generator in case of light off

Vedansha also provide car parking and restaurant area.

Please note that sometimes the power goes off in the whole Rishikesh city area. During these moments, you will have light, air condition, Wi-Fi in your rooms because of the special electricity generator.

Program

During your retreat, you will benefit from check-up of energy field troubles, a special number of asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, astrology that removes blockages in your energy body, healthy yogic nutrition that purifies your body, make it stronger, particular indoor and outdoor activity that will make you more confident, successful and serene.

Curriculum

Yoga philosophical aspects

During your stay, you will learn the true meaning of human life and find answers to all your inner unspoken questions, while learning about the philosophical aspects of yoga

  • Yoga introduction, origin, and development
  • Introduction of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra
  • Panch-Klesha, learning the five causes of pain and miseries, which lead to failure or success in yoga practice
  • Yama and Niyama, learning the social and personal rules and regulations
  • Asana, learning the physical postures
  • Pranayama, practicing the breathing techniques
  • Pratyahara, practicing the withdrawal of the mind from the senses
  • Dharma, practicing concentration
  • Dhayan, practicing meditation
  • Samadhi, practicing self-realization
  • 9 disturbances of mind, cause of pain and how to control it
  • Introduction in chakra system

Yoga practical aspects

Asana

  • Advanced level asana
  • Natural relaxation asana
  • Natural standing asana with external rotations
  • Forward bending asana
  • Backward extensions
  • Spinal twisting asana
  • Inverted asana
  • Balancing asana
  • Surya-Namaskara
  • Meditation asana
  • Thunder-bolt group asana
  • Lotus Padmasana group asana
  • Postures for kids and youth to improve energy level

Pranayama and Mudras

  • Pranayama and treatment possibilities
  • Improvement of Pranayama Techniques: Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana, Surya Bheda, Bastrika, Sheetali, Shetkari, Bhramari advanced level
  • Advanced Madras and beads
  • Parana in daily life, how to reach new levels
  • Guided meditation, Pranayama
  • Mantra and Pranayama advanced level
  • Kriyas body cleansing methods, intermediate
  • Pranayamas for kids and youth

Meditation

  • Standard meditation practice, including AUM meditation, Trataka, yoga Nidra, sound meditation, mantra meditation, morning meditation, Nadi meditation, five elements meditation, Natraj meditation, chakra meditations and its variety, other advanced meditative technique
  • Meditative techniques for children

Mantra

  • Advanced Mantras, Hindu Gods and mantras, related to them, mantra for Pooja

Yoga therapy and Ayurveda

  • Using a number of yogic and Ayurveda methods to support and treat some diseases,
  • Detailed knowledge about Ayurveda herbs and their supplying techniques,
  • Basic skills of Panchakarma therapy

Astrology

During your retreat, you will learn more things about the role of astrology in our life’ problems, how to recognize and correct them, as well as the importance of astrology for children

PRE-REQUISITES

  • You have to have interest to learn Vedic science, personal work on body and mind and not only to spend vacation as on all inclusive resort. Vedansha are spiritual Ashram and do not allow following activity: eating non-vegetarian meal, smoking, drinking alcohol, abuse their staff, show any type of sexual misconduct, manipulating, annoying other clients, damage the vedansha property, study material, interrupt teaching process.
  • Individuals with disabilities or ailments, people who have any disease or unfit before the course are advised to refrain from applying. If you join course, and feel worse after this, Vedansha will help you to arrange all required medical help, but they will not allow you to continue the course and your payment will be not refunded.
  • Minimum age at the time of admission is 18 years. Applicants aged over 60 years could apply after consultation with Vedansha via email.
  • Pregnant women need a medical authorization permitting them to practice yoga from their own country with translation in English
  • Any candidate found unfit after the commencement of the course will not be permitted to continue the training and a refund of fees and other charges will not be admissible
  • This teacher training course requires educational abilities and the desire to study the program according to the standards of Yoga Alliance USA. Students are reminded to remain aware and respectful of cultural differences among the participants and teachers. Any disruptions to the teaching process or behavior deemed harmful to other students, teachers, or the institute's property is in violation of the rules and policies of Vedansha Institute. Violation of the school's policies may result in dismissal from the program without any refund of the course fees.
  • The teachers are not fitness instructors, most of them are spiritual yoga masters who have a completely different way of life and devotion to their practice. Some of them are monks, pandits in temples or swamis. They request you to please be polite and respect their work. If you find something that not suitable for you or for your faith or mentality, please do not put the blame on them. Let them know at the front desk, online or just discuss with Founder Dr Pandey Ji directly if you want any changes and what you find not suitable for you. In 99% misunderstanding will be solved in a good way.
  • The course language is English. Any other mentioned language is used for online communication and in some cases can be used in communication during the course on the place. If you wish to get a translator for any other language kindly request to ask about availability before booking. If a booking is done without the request of translation Vedansha have right to cancel the booking and refund the deposit. If translation will be requested on place Vedansha has right to dismiss the client from the course and do not refund the deposit. If a client request to arrange another school with appropriate language ability it can be done upon request if the school with this language is available in Rishikesh for extra costs.
  • The booking should be performed by the person who is going to participate in the course. If a booking is done by the third person (relatives, friends, parents etc) the direct participant should send Vedansha an email or scanned copy of confirmation that he/she acknowledge the program, rules and regulations of the organizer.
  • Any candidate who decided to change the program after arriving have to apply for it in written form. If you decide to cancel the course after arriving, Vedansha will have to charge amount that covered our costs of 30% of the course days as Vedansha reserve teacher, accommodation, meal prior to your arriving.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up and cleaning
  • 06:30 Pranayama class indoors or outdoors
  • 07:30 Break and herbal tea
  • 08:00 Asana Hatha style
  • 09:30 Yogic breakfast
  • 10:45 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:45 Lunch
  • 13:15 Free time for sleeping, studying, or spa therapies
  • 15:00 Workshop and herbal tea
  • 16:00 Asana self-practice
  • 17:00 Yoga Nidra or guided meditation
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Free time for spa visits or communication session
  • 22:00 Sleep

The schedule is subject to change.

Included excursions

During the course, according to weather, road conditions, and amount of students, Vedansha will offer different types of excursions in Himalaya & Rishikesh including visit a spiritual temple in Himalaya, meditation in a cave under the guidance of an experienced teacher, visit Ganga Aarti, waterfalls, and Bealtes Ashram. Sometimes excursion can be changed or replaced with an equal offer if the conditions of weather or any other issue took place.

Instructors

Sanjeev Pandey

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Sandeep Semwal

Sonu Badoni

Lakhiram

Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

Retreat location

The yoga family retreat will take place at Moksha and Kriya Ashram in Rishikesh, Himalaya, India.

Nearby places

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 6 hours

Unique features

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During your retreat, you will enjoy a daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as yogic drinks. Every meal will consist of a special nutritious ayurvedic and yogic menu developed accordingly to the season. For the morning, you will enjoy a detox hot tea with special Himalayan herbs to make you stronger and improve your digestion. Other drinks will include herbal tea, black tea, masala tea, water, milk, and juice.

Please be aware that the meal & beverages that are included during the course program and package are special yogic & ayurvedic. If you wish to try other meals from the Indian or Italian Menu in our Vedansha restaurant, extra costs will be charged.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • 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)

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine provides different spa programs by request. During your retreat, you can also book a detailed aura check-up with a written report on your aura statement, to find out if any disturbances in the aura are present, and find out more information about supporting methods, and treatment advice from a naturopathic specialist. Upon request, you can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice, as well as advice on where to spend time with your family in Rishikesh, and surrounding areas.

What's included

  • 1 family excursion
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 24-hour accompanying and supporting instructors
  • Cleansing kit
  • Daily detox tea
  • Daily practical and theoretical yoga classes
  • Herbs suggestions for well-being
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji
  • Opportunity to join online classes before and after training in Rishikesh
  • Study materials

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional accommodation
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Ayurvedic procedures and consultation
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, take a flight to Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers to Rishikesh. Transfer to and from this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi railway station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.

Arrival by taxi

From Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or from Dehradun Airport (DED), you can take a taxi to the venue. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive from Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 5 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Kids till five years old are free of charge. Price for more than three people is available on request.

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