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7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Spiritual Yoga Retreat India

Most of the diseases today are due to the excess stress, poor concentrations, unhealthy food habits, lack of exercise, and improper breathing practice. This yoga retreat is a wonderful journey for detoxifying your mind and cleansing your body. Treat your body and soul with yoga, massages, and vegetarian food near the Ganges, the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and yoga capital of the world.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation sessions
  • Yogic cleansing practices
  • Introduction to various form of yoga
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • Himalayan sightseeing trip
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Full care is taken to amalgamate luxury with tradition at Vyasa Yoga Peeth. The rooms were built in ashram style equipped with Wi-Fi which is on daily and all basic and modern amenities are allotted to the students. Both private as well as double rooms with attached washrooms are available. Sharing the purest location, the accommodation is situated amid lush green surroundings.

Pyramid bungalows

Vyasa Yoga Peeth has very limited pyramid type bungalows which are nicely furnished with modern facilities in it. It is said that pyramid power is a supernatural. It has the power to receive cosmic energy and the rooms remain always fresh and natural. To live here is to feel calm and improve health function.

Standard rooms

All standard rooms are in the new building blocks with beautiful and peaceful environment as well as a nice garden view. All rooms are bright, fresh, clean, big, comfortable, and well-furnished. It is open which features mountain views. Each rooms has a bathroom with shower, basin, and western toilet. There are also writing and coffee tables.

Vyasa Yoga Peeth provides private rooms with attached bathrooms and free internet (Wi-Fi). The yoga school has wide area space for gardens, a cafeteria, and Wi-Fi facilities. It is surrounded by huge Himalayan mountains and lush green valley in the foot hills of Himalayas in Laxman Jula, Rishikesh. A place of calm, students can immerse themselves in beauty and silence while offering to their mind a rich source for inspiration

Vyasa Yoga Peeth India Yoga Retreat Program

The special yogic diet will allow you to cleanse the toxins from your body while getting the proper nutrition that your body needs. You will leave the program with a renewed sense of self and a clearer mind. You will learn the basics of yoga during this retreat and it is Vyasa Yoga Peeth's hope that you will continue your own personal practice and bring the teaching of yoga home with you into your everyday life.

The special yogic diet will allow you to cleanse the toxins from your body while getting the proper nutrition that your body needs. You will leave the program with a renewed sense of self and a clearer mind.

This retreat is also good for anyone who is considering becoming a yoga teacher, as you will be exposed to the yoga lifestyle and be able to see if it is a career path you may want to pursue.


Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series

Classical Hatha yoga

Pranayama or yogic breathing practices

  • Nadisodhanam
  • Kapal bhati
  • Bhramari
  • Yogic breathing
  • Ujjayi breathing

Yogic cleansing practices

  • Jala Neti
  • Catheter


  • Mantra meditation
  • So ham meditation
  • Chakra meditation

Yoga philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga sutra
  • Introduction to Indian philosophy
  • Introduction to Ashtanga yoga
  • The pain body
  • Yoga anatomy
  • Muscular system and yogic effect on it
  • Skeletal system and yogic effect on it
  • Digestive system and yogic effect on it

Included excursions

You will have a Himalayan sightseeing trip during this retreat.


Tuna Khatua
Founder of Vyasa Yoga Peeth, Tuna Khatua, is one of the renowned yogis in Rishikesh who have spent their life in this field. A strong believer of Ayurveda and its form, he has been preaching and practicing the same ever since he entered this field.
Swami Nityananda Giri
A child prodigy, Swami Ji was a compassionate soul since his birth. With a Ph D in Cytogenetic, he has been teaching at many pioneer institutes but his love for Kriya yoga to which he was introduced in 1994, led him to deeper aspects of this science. An author of the well proclaimed book, Kriya Yoga - The science of life force, Swami Ji teaches students of Vyasa Yoga Peeth to give initiation to Kriya yoga. Due to his immense busy schedule, it is advised that his presence be confirmed before arriving.
Yogiji Yogendra Mishra
Yogendra Mishra, commonly known as Yogiji, is a very experienced yoga and meditation master. He is mostly teaching in America, Germany, Russia, Japan, and Canada. Yogiji has been a yoga teacher for more than 36 years. He has also taken part in several yoga research projects determining the association of mental-physical well being and yoga.
Swami Omkaranada
Believing in sharing his knowledge and with a view to serve humanity, Acharya Ravindra Singh started his yogic journey. On learning the special techniques of Iyengar yoga and Hatha yoga, he is now one of the finest faculties available at the ashram. On gaining experience under many yogis and learned gurus, he is now teaching at Vyasa Yoga Peeth.
Brahamchari Siddhanta
Practicing the art form for more than a decade and a half, Brahamchari has been attached to the yogic kriyas since long. Departing from family life at a vulnerable age of 16, he has been guided into the field with a self motivated mindset. Joining Anandamurti Gurumaa at the age of 22, he has lived, taught, practiced, and learnt at her ashram for eight years.
Manual Fernandes
Drinking from various ports, Manual Fernandes is not just a Ph D in the field but a Lama too. Living and working at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreats (Drikung Kagyu order) in Pithoragarh and Almora, Kumaon Himalayas, he has learned spiritual ways like no other. After completing his retreat and learning process, he kept the ball rolling as he started to help them in their next retreat.
Dr. Usha Vaishnava
Dr. Usha completed her Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in 1997, which was internationally recognized. She studied Ayurveda and herbal medicine at the famous 150-year-old Gurukul Kangri in Kanpur (renamed Kanpur University in 1966).

Retreat location

Rishikesh is the yoga capital of the world and Vyasa Yoga Peeth stands erect close to the Laxman Jula near the Ganges River. The lush green surroundings and rushing river possess the capability to purify and heal your soul completely.

Nearby places

  • Delhi - 250 kilometers
  • Haridwara - 30 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Healthy and nutritious food will be served three times a day. The menu keeps on changing every day but the focus on health and nutrition is followed uninterruptedly. Food is prepared with the soul motive of serving health rather than taste (restaurants are easily available for latter choice). As a yoga student, Vyasa Yoga Peeth encourages that the food should be prepared with most natural methods.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

Things to do (optional)

Around Rishikesh you can do the following:

  • Air safari
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping
  • Cliff jumping
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rappelling
  • River rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Swing
  • Trekking
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Zip line

What's included

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 freshly prepared meals per day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Course materials (course books and yoga cleansing material)
  • Himalayan sightseeing trip
  • Meditation sessions
  • Yoga classes
  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga teacher training certificate

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Ayurvedic treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED), the nearest airport from OM Blessed Cottage. You can also come to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to these airports are available upon request. Vyasa Yoga Peeth can arrange the airport transfers for 80 USD from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and for 20 USD Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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