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15 Days Panchakarma Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Badrinath Road 140, Tapovan, Rishikesh, India

India Yoga Retreat

If you wish deep purification of your physical body and balance for your energy body, then this panchakarma retreat is ideal for you. Ancient Ayurvedic methods of fasting, body cleansing, and special practice will help to rejuvenate yourself, relief stress, and help remove chronic diseases.

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  • Daily Ayurvedic treatment
  • Individual panchakarma plan
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Ayurvedic doctor consultation with diagnostic
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 2 excursions in Himalaya
  • 3 daily Ayurvedic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Hindi, Russian, Sanskrit
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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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  • 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.


  • Panchakarma Retreat Program is a deep ayurvedic purification of the body for balance and harmony. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease and poor nutrition. Panchakarma means (five actions) is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind and consciousness. It’s known as a deep purification process for health and wellness!


  • Elimination of toxins and wastes.
  • Helps restore metabolic fire.
  • Purification of body & mind.
  • Improvement of immune system and resistance to illness.
  • Anti-aging effect.
  • Enhance your strength and mental health.

The aim of Panchakarma - bring all 3 Doshas in harmony.

  • Panchakarma consists of:
  • Poorvakarma (preparation) - Vedansha uses special ayurvedic herbs, massages, steam treatment, diet to make your body free from toxins.
  • Panchakarma itself - daily purification techniques in combination with ayurvedic diet and meditation
  • Paschatkarma (after treatment) - special diet and lifestyle program
  • Panchakarma retreat program
  • Panchakarma starts with consultation of a high qualified ayurvedic physician (BMS). The doctor will determine body constitution, disease structure, health state, pulse, tongue, eyes, hands diagnostic and suitable method of detox therapy. Every day you will get particular ayurvedic treatment.
  • Generally Panchakarma consists of 3 parts. Every client according to health conditions & present disease may get different types of treatment.
  • Poorvakarma - preparation (amount of days depends on your package):
  • Special mixed of cleansing herbs
  • Special detox beverages.
  • Daily ayurvedic full body massage with sweshana (steam bath)
  • Panchakarma itself (amount of days depends on your package)
  • Vamana (medicated and controlled emesis with ayurvedic decoctions)
  • Virechana (medicated and controlled purgation)
  • Basti (medicated herbal enema)
  • Shirodhara ( oil head treatment)
  • Udvartana, Potali, Pizhil - specilal ayurvedic whole body massage (different from preparation period)
  • Kati & Manya Basti, Shirobasti, Akshi Tarpanam, karna purna - special local therapy with warm oil (if indicated)
  • Nasya - oleation of nasal cavity for respiratory tract treatment
  • Special ayurvedic menu & beverages
  • Paschatkarma - rejuvenation & after panchakarma treatment (amount of days depends on your package):
  • Special ayurvedic herbs
  • Medicated juices.
  • Special extended ayurvedic menu.

Following needs to be avoided during Panchakarma:

  • Exposure to high/low temperatures, both internally and externally
  • Rest when tired
  • Suppression of natural urges such as sneezing, coughing, micturition, bowel movements etc.
  • Go sleep late night
  • Indigestible food
  • Timetable of Panchakarma retreat program:
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing)
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Asana Hatha Yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special ayurvedic menu
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Therapy time
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Therapy tme
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Sleep/therapy time
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Nidra/ guided Meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - 06:00 Sleep

Yoga-Philosophical Aspects:

  • Human Life: Meaning & Aim of Life
  • Yoga - Introduction / it‘s origin & development
  • Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra
  • Panch-Klesha (Five Causes Of Pain & Miseries) / causes of success and failure in Yoga
  • Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses), Dharna (concentration), Dhayan (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization).
  • 9 disturbances of Mind, the cause of pain, possibilities of control the mind
  • Yoga and purification techniques.*Concept of yogic, ayurvedic and vegetarian nutrition
  • Concept of 3 Dosha (vata, pitta, kapha), how to balance dosha
  • Explanation of taste, how to correct your nutrition plan according to the season and daily regime
  • Digestive fire and their role incorrect nutrition
  • Purvakarma and their role in detox therapy
  • Panchakarma (how, for whom, when?)


  • Standard Meditation Practice, meditative practice for purification of the body


  • Mantras, Hindu Gods, mantras related with them, mantra for pooja

Asana (beginner, intermediate and advanced level):


  • 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 (vajrasana) group asana
  • Lotus (Padmasana) group asana


  • 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.

Included excursions

Two excursions in the Himalaya are included in the package.


Sanjeev Pandey

Ashish Rawat

Awdhesh Semwal

Usha Vaishnava

Jyotish Acharya

Sandeep Semwal

Hemlata Bahuguna

Sonu Badoni


Deepak Aggrawal

Vedansh Pandey

Jyoti Sharma

Dr Dipak Saklani

Retreat location

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Naturopathic
  • Lactose Free
  • 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)

During your free time, you can book a detailed aura check-up with a written report about the aura statement, disturbances in aura if they are present, supporting methods, and treatment advice of a naturopathic specialist.

You can receive an individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, and meditative practice. Additionally, you can receive a detailed horoscope assessment with methods of correction according to Vedic medical astrology.

Spa treatments

Daily panchakarma treatments are included in the price.

What's included

  • Ayurvedic doctor consultation with pulse, tongue, eyes, hands diagnostic
  • Individual panchakarma plan in written form
  • Individual lifestyle and meal recommendations
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatment
  • Daily evaluation and follow up
  • 2 excursions in Himalaya
  • 3 daily meals (special Ayurvedic menu)
  • Special detox beverages
  • Daily treatment package
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Cleansing kit
  • Mala string of beads energized by Yogachariya Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji
  • Accompanying and support during the time staying in the institute, help provided 24 hours

What's not included

  • Extra days of staying
  • Additional activities
  • Airport transfer
  • Other spa treatments
  • Extra yoga classes
  • Detailed aura check-up with written report about aura statement, disturbances in aura if they are present, supporting methods, and treatment advises of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice)
  • Full astrological consultation with a detailed explanation of planet position, disturbances, methods of correction, suggestions in career, family life, marriage, prevention of diseases

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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