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At some points in your life, everybody asks why there is no meaning and joy in life. Knowingly or unknowingly, everybody is continuously looking for the solution of the life without having any access to the main source of answers unless looking within. Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides a solid platform to find out the source of the answer to important issues of life and experience of meditation through various classical and contemporary techniques.
Yoga Essence's venue has a garden and is surrounded from all sides by many huge lush green trees with beautiful Himalayan mountain view. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with western toilet and shower with hot/cold water, and AC (at 75 USD extra in loco).
Why is it so difficult to find happiness in life? You all despair sometimes about what to do with those emotions which are so destructive in your life - the emotions that destroy your relations with others, affect your attitude and behavior and harm your physical and emotional well-being.
Usually, you repress them or dump them on someone else, both of which are very destructive, or try to replace them with positive ones which are only skin deep. However, you have no idea what transformation truly means and how to transform them.
Knowingly or unknowingly, you are continuously looking for the solution of it but you don’t have any access to the main source of answers. Just imagine how it will feel to be the master of your emotional life, rather than constantly feel like the pawn of other people and situations.
On this retreat, you will experience and be trained in many different meditation techniques and exercises that have been developed or recommended by yogis, Shiva, Buddha, Osho, Gurdjieff, and Sufi Mystics along with self-growth techniques.
Some of the techniques and exercises are more active, others more passive. Some are done with a partner, some alone, some are as a group. Some techniques use the senses (sight, sound, and touch) and all will help you to connect with your inner world.
This will involve consciously exploring the possibilities beyond the familiar center that you live in and function from. You will need to be open to and welcome new dimensions of life that will begin to unfold and manifest as you move within. All these methods are done in a light and joyful way with music so that you may dance and celebrate this transformation.
This retreat teaches the secret of alchemy:
With absolute clarity and practical insights, each individual can transform their inner unrest into peace and harmony. By using various yogic techniques and tools during the retreat, you will develop the skill to:
Advanced meditation practice becomes easier and effective when we work deeply on energy body i.e. Pranamaya Kosha. Kundalini, Chakras and Nadis are the prime and most essential components of the energy body (Pranamaya Kosha). For the inner journey, the study of energy anatomy and their effect on physical, mental, and spiritual levels along with meditation practices are needed to understand and experience the chakra system, Kundalini and Nadis. This meditation teacher training program includes many meditation practices on chakra and kundalini to balance, unblock, re-align and activate them. These meditation techniques based on sound, breathing, guided instructions, visualization and mantras that intensify the awareness and awakening of the different chakras and kundalini.
This course also covers some of the powerful meditation techniques on breathing, listening, looking etc. from “VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA”; the most ancient text on meditation containing 112 meditation techniques given by Lord Shiva. The word “Vigyana” means ‘consciousness’, “Bhairava” means ‘the state which is beyond consciousness’, and “Tantra” means ‘the method’. Hence Vigyan Bhairav Tantra means the method of going beyond consciousness. VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA is all inclusive and first practical manual in the world of meditation and also called an encyclopedia of meditation techniques. It starts with Devi's questions and the techniques are the outcome of the response to the questions by Shiva. It is said that it is impossible for anybody not to find a technique suitable to his own level of spiritual development and inner temperament out of 112 techniques of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.
In the middle of the retreat the participants will undergo into three days of silence to deepen the experiential and transformational aspect of the retreat where the participants cannot communicate with the outside world including phone call or texts, social media, emails and so on.
The silent days are for personal growth and inner journey hence we require sincerity on it. But it is not mandatory to go into silence.
Rishikesh is an entry to Deep Himalayas and a gateway to those seeking to go deep into their inner journey. It is known as “Tapo-Bhumi” meaning the practicing land of yoga and meditation of Sages and Saints since ancient times. Thousands of sages and saints have visited Rishikesh to meditate in search of higher knowledge and Self-realization. The yogic energy fields and its vibration, the spiritual power of Rishikesh makes our inner journey easier and faster like going with the flow of a river, not against it. It can be felt easily by every seeker on the path.
During the course, the participants will get the opportunity to visit and meditate in nearby sacred places, on the bank of river Ganga, cave, mountain, and nature to experience the true yogic energy field and vibration of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.
Yoga Essence is in a quiet, clean and safe resort, located ten minutes walking to the main touristic area of Rishikesh but still served from local shops, cafes and organic stores. Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place to come and meditate, do yoga, and learn about other aspects of rich yogic culture. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides.
Rishikesh lures those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams, yoga institutes, ancient and new temples, meditation caves, and samadhi places of yogis (temples of a final resting place of yogis after death). It's particularly popular with spiritual seeking foreigners. The evening Ganga Aarti holds a special appeal.
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You will be provided with three daily Indian yogic vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout your entire stay. Filtered drinking water and afternoon tea break are also available.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can book a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Alternatively, upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED), you can hire a taxi. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Known taxi is available on request.
You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi, however, traveling by bus could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.
You can take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.