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7 Days Yoga and Detox Retreat in India

  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy, Lakshman Jhula Rd, Laxman Jhula, Jonk, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India 249302


Spiritual Detox and Yoga Retreat India

Vinyasa Yoga Academy's weekly yoga program is ideal for those who have limited time or are just interested in "dipping their toes" in the world of yoga, meditation, and spirituality. The course is tailored to the individual needs of the student. Whether they are wanting to deepen their practice or gain a comprehensive introduction to yoga, all needs can be met through this flexible program.


  • Course materials
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga detox and cleansing practices
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Rafting, sightseeing, arati and ashram tour
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily healthy meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Vinyasa Yoga Academy is extremely grateful to be located so closely to the Ganga River with its serene and magical energy wafting onto the property. The yoga halls are bright, colorful, and modern with a gorgeous Ganga view and a literary library available for students. Nirvana Cafe inside the school also has nightly movie showings of both Hollywood and Bollywood movies for students to watch.

People all around the world come to Rishikesh to search for knowledge and peace, and they are proud to be in the calm foothills of the Himalayas helping soul searchers seek knowledge. They understand the needs of students and try to provide them with everything to make their stay happy and meaningful. Shared and private rooms are available according to interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated, and well maintained. There are laundry services, hot water, and Wi-Fi facilities also available.

The course dives deeply into a variety of yoga topics. Students will discover the richness of yoga beyond asanas through exploring the depths of yogic philosophy, methods, and lifestyle. Vinyasa Yoga Academy believes in a holistic approach to teaching yoga with direct attention to personal growth and self-transformation.

Course outline

Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting)

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

Yoga postures (asana)

Students will gain extensive knowledge on yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility, and discipline.

Pranayama (breathing practices)

Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind.

Mudra (yoga gestures)

The practice of mudra hand gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures effects the energy flow of the body and can change a persons spiritual and mental characteristics.

Meditation (dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching samadhi (self-realization).

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called turiya, a sensation of pure bliss.

Yoga cleansing (shatkarma)

Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate the breath and meditate properly during physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels.

Yoga philosophy (yoga darshana)

Yoga philosophy is the foundation of yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of Vedanta Philosophy, students will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

Daily retreat schedule

  • 06:00 Detox tea
  • 06:15 Yoga detox and cleansing practices
  • 07:00 Classical Hatha yoga
  • 08:30 Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • 09:30 Yogi breakfast
  • 10:30 Rafting and Ayurveda massage
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Philosophy
  • 16:00 Ashtanga yoga or free time
  • 17:30 Meditation or ganga arati or sightseeing
  • 19:00 Dinner

Excursions include rafting in the Ganga River, visiting the Beatles Ashram, exploring the natural treasures of the area (like caves, river beaches, and waterfalls), and meditating on the beach during sunrise. But please take note that rafting is not available from June to September.

  • Kushal

    Kushal believes that yoga and science are deeply related concepts that go hand-in-hand. His master's degree in Yogic Sciences and his experience working as a physical trainer for the Indian army have allowed him to explore the complex intricacies of yoga through a scientific lens. His mission is to find spiritual aspects in science and to expand the anatomical and physiological comprehension of his students.

  • Pandey Ji

    Pandey Ji started practicing yoga in the age of 13 and taken part in the hundreds of yoga competition in many yoga universities and institutions of India and abroad. He comes from a long line of spiritual teachers. At a very early age, he began his spiritual quest for yogic knowledge and wisdom. His academic achievements include a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master's degree in Yogic Science.

  • Mahesh Bhatt

    Mahesh received his master's degrees in Yogic Science where he achieved top grades at his university. Outside of academia, he founded the Yoga Therapy Center where he treats people through acupressure, marma therapy, and yoga therapy. He has attended many international and national seminars on yoga therapy. His mission is to give better health to sick people through yoga. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D in yogic science.

  • Tarika

    Tarika is an international wellness coach with over 10 years of rich and deep experience in natural wellness medicine and macrobiotics. She has trained, consulted, and taught in a variety of locations such as Spain, the United States, and all across India. She is also a published author, a level III Reiki master, a Kundalini yoga teacher, and is the founder of Sacred Swan, an organization that promotes the health and creativity of women and children.

  • Ravinder Singh Padiyar

    Ravinder has a master's degree in yoga from Jain University, Rajasthan, and is a highly experienced alignment teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He specializes in teaching yoga through mental and physical strength using a variety of training techniques to teach his students how to achieve new levels of practice. He has taught all types of students, young and old, beginner, and advanced.

The Vinyasa yoga course will be held near Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh, India is known as the birthplace of yoga and for thousands of years seekers have flocked here to learn the ancient ways of yoga and meditation. The Vinyasa Yoga Academy is one of the most reputable training centers in India today.

Combining age old techniques with the naturally evolving world, their school is a perfect modern day facility where guests gain quality education and experiences from their expert instructors that prove to be life changing. The VYA home is open to you and their family awaits. They welcome you into their lives as they share in this unique opportunity where you will gain skills that will help to create the peaceful world we all seek to live in. It is their hope that you leave with a full mystical comprehension of your practical experience.

If you are a first time visitor to India, you may experience culture shock from just how different India is from other parts of the world. Be aware that it may be very emotionally overwhelming upon arriving in India, especially if you are beginning your journey in a big city like Delhi. Just know that Rishikesh is a very peaceful and relaxed place in India compared to larger cities.

Nearby places

  • Delhi, 242 kilometers - 6 hours
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Rafting
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Café nearby
  • River
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Medical assitance

During the Vinyasa Yoga course, you will be served three meals per day. During Sundays, only breakfast will be served. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Vinyasa Yoga Academy puts special emphasis over yogi food for all students.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Fruitarian
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)


Music is a powerful instrument. It connects you deeply with yourself and with others in the most extraordinary and liberating ways. Vinyasa Yoga Academy hosts a jam session and you can participate.

Healing therapies

If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or learn more about yourself, Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a variety of spiritual treatments available at an additional cost.

Movie nights

When you’re in the mood to watch a Bollywood or Hollywood film, stop by Nirvana Cafe inside the school facilities. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.

Peace projects

Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a school with a mission. They spread their message of love and peace wherever and whenever they can through peace projects where the team and the training students regularly perform trash clean-ups around Rishikesh.


Recharge your spiritual batteries with a refreshing and peaceful experience at the satsang, a lecture led by Yogi Vishnu that is dedicated to spiritually transforming discussions.


A really fun part about Laxman Jhula is all the shops, stalls, and stores. If you have time during your busy training schedule, go wander around for a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of fun clothing to buy like pants, shirts, shawls, and scarves. Some other items that are available in the nearby markets include candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more.

Ayurvedic massage

Ayurvedic massage therapy for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit helps stress reduction and is implemented therapy with herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. It is a very dynamic and unique experience. Students in the teacher training program can book Ayurvedic massages with a 10% discount.

  • 6 nights' premium accommodation
  • All yoga and meditation sessions
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Course materials such as manual, handouts, notebook, pen, and so on
  • Cleansing kit
  • Free transportation from Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
  • Rafting, sight seeing, arati and ashram tour
  • Yoga mat, yoga bag, and t-shirt

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is included in the price. Vinyasa Yoga Academy will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by taxi

Upon arrival, you can use a taxi ride that takes you from the airport to Laxman Jhula. It will cost you 18 USD.

Arrival by bus

Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 21:00. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.

From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. You are strongly advised to only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR.

Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.

Make sure to ask the bus driver or the bus director where they drop off at Rishikesh. You should get off the bus at Rishikesh bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Rishikesh.

Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula Bridge. An auto rickshaw will cost around 300 INR from the bus station to Laxman Jhula Bridge. They will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula. Once you get to Laxman Jhula Bridge, cross it and make a right at Mango Tree Guesthouse. You’ll pass many shops, cafes, and stores on your way to the school. Follow the path all the way down for about one kilometer until you see the path curve left up a slight hill. Continue up that curve and Vinyasa Yoga Academy will be on your left-hand side.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Vinyasa Yoga Academy an inquiry.
  • Review by Natalia Vdovichenko

    "I ended the 200-hour teacher training course and feel myself firstly very happy that I could get knowledge of yoga from original source secondly I feel myself a little bit sad because time went very quickly and I need to come back home. I would like to say thanks so much to teachers of Vinyasa Yoga Academy who shared really great experience in yoga with us, so that we can use these skills to make our own teacher career and feel ourselves more confident. Thanks to Vishnu Ji for good organisation of learn process and for creating friendly and positive atmosphere during the course!"

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  • Review by Froto Grapharing from Oregon, USA

    "If you want an intimate learning experience with family-like feel, come here for TTC. This school / hotel / health center has low class numbers so learning is very progressive and the programs are well-rounded. The site has grassy areas and nice outdoor covered eating area with amazing yogic food. My room was a great private room with a balcony facing the Ganga. I highly suggest doing training here or coming for the detox retreat!"

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  • Review by Marta Covo from Columbia

    "It is an experience of a lifetime. Having small classes helped me learn so much more and have one-one learning experience with my teachers. The teachers of world peace yoga are one of the best teachers in India. We even had the Ashtanga Indian winner gold medal. I recommended so much this school, mainly because of the teachers and the nice people which attend this school. Vishnu is one of the most incredible human beings with the greatest hearts, he is a true yogi and having the opportunity of sharing with him was so fulfilling and inspiring. I highly recommend Vinyasa Yoga Academy, it is an experience of a lifetime." website, edited

  • Review by Liang Fuhuan from China

    "A life changing experience. It's really a life changing experience for me. This one month study opens door of yoga for me. Yoga means too many things far beyond the asana and exercises. Different teachers and students share their knowledge and life experiences, which really inspires me to keep on practice and searching my inner heart. This experience will change my attitude towards myself and outer world. It will also change my life-style to some extent. It must be one of my correct decisions that i have ever made" website, edited

  • Review by Alexandra Dewar from Canada

    "A positive atmosphere TTC at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an amazing experience. It was positive atmosphere at all time and they were really focused on our growth. They made sure to deepen both our personal practice, and our confidence as teachers. the class sizes were small and intimate so there was a lot of personalized attention. I never had a question left unanswered and all of the teachers would give extra time to help clarify any concepts that we didn't understand. The yoga room was airy and clean, and I felt like it was home. Vishnu made sure to treat us not as guests, but as family. All of the instructors were very humble and knowledgeable. They all recognized that this program is a learning experience not only for us, but for them as well. Coming out of this program, I truly feel like I have all the tools I need to become a yoga teacher." website, edited

  • Review by Alex from United Kingdom

    "It was a great genuine experience. Hari Om.Vinyasa Yoga Academy was a great genuine experience. I felt really welcomed by all of the staff, the food was good and the hotel was a great modern western style hotel with wifi. Over the month I learnt so much stuff, so many techniques to help me now in the present moment and the future spiritually. Vinyasa Yoga Academy situates right next to the Ganga where you can sit by the Ganga and feel the peace and tranquility of the holy river. All the teachers offer so much and have there own way of teaching so it was good to experience all the different qualified teachers. I highly recommend this school to all of my friends. " website, edited

  • Review by Rosie Platts from Australia

    "The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga 200-hour YTT at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an incredible experience. The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga. All of teachers were knowledgeable, open, firm whilst loving in guiding us to be the best yoga teachers, and people, we could be. It was a blessing to receive their wisdom throughout our training. The other students during the course were beautiful souls from all over the world, it was truly an enlightening experience making friends like these. The school is located in a gorgeous part of Laxman Jhula at the base of the Himalayan ranges with views to Mother Ganga and the surrounding mountains.I would absolutely recommend anyone considering yoga teacher training in Rishikesh to consider "

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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Vinyasa Yoga Academy's goal is to provide seekers with unique spiritual, religious, and mind-body experiences by applying their expertise in Vedanta philosophy and yoga.

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