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6 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • Durga Guest House, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand


Meditation and Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India

Yog Sadhna India offers you a meditation and pranayama retreat designed to help you rejuvenate your spirit. Yog Sadhna is dedicated to preserve and to educate students internationally with authentic ancient Indian yogic education, which has been passed along to by rishis and yogis of the past. They specialize in adopting the new frontiers of research in neuro and bio mind psychology in to their yogic lectures and practices. Their staff is trained with its best traditions and maturely adapts the current advances of this field into our trainings. Yoga is a journey of the self through the self and to the self.


  • Yoga philosophy classes
  • 2 daily meditation sessions
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • 1 daily yoga class suited to every style and levels
  • An outing for a cause to an orphanage or to an organization
  • Daily Ayurvedic vegetarian sattvik food and tea
  • One outing to local interests
  • 5 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Yog Sadhna India offers accommodation on twin sharing basis in a clean comfortable environment. It is simple, yet all the comforts are given in the accommodation. Detailed information can be provided by contacting Yog Sadhna India upon booking.

Rejuvenate, align, and awaken your chakras at Yog Sadhna India's meditation and pranayama retreats which are organized in beautiful locations. On white river sands, where balmy breeze heal you. The retreats follow a schedule: You'll rise at 6:00 a.m., meditate, do pranayama and learn till 6:00 p.m. Evenings are for chanting with tea time. Do little bit of Hatha yoga to loosen your joints and add flexibility. Delicious Ayurvedic-inspired vegetarian meals nourish and sustain you. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. ending the day with mantra chanting and satsang.

Yoga Sadhna India, one of the leading yoga center, with many branches in India and abroad, holds workshops in delightful tranquil and rejuvenating locales in a comfortable places across India. Twice daily meditation and pranayama classes are suitable for beginners and intermediates We love that this isn't your typical, strict, back-to-back meditation and pranayama retreat for ascetics but more of a yogic lifestyle. Be as relaxed or as active as you like during your vacation with optional activities such as mountain hikes, white water rafting, city-scaping, Ayurvedic cooking lessons, or indulge in a little pampering with a massage or an aromatherapy facial.

Of course we are committed to offering the best quality of instruction in an inspiring and uplifting setting, so you know you will have an a life time learning and memorable experience.

Sample daily retreat schedule

  • Daily schedule is indicative only and subject to change as per course requirements.
  • 06:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 07:00 Yoga practice
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Theory of your subject
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rest and break
  • 16:00 Yoga practice / specific training
  • 17:30 Mantra chanting and Vedic philosophy (optional)
  • 18:30 Dinner

Yogacharya Kapil

Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, philosophy and meditation.

Master Kapil, a yogi, born and brought up in in the foothills of Himalayas, has been pursuing yoga since childhood and teaching yoga for the last six years. His students come to learn from him from different countries. At a young age he completed his master's degree in yogic science from Sanskrit University, and a doctor in Naturopathy (ND) from renowned Gorakhpur University. He is a student of Vedanta from Forest Academy, Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. As evident, his knowledge is vast and his divinity is inspiring, which brings students back to him repeatedly. Master Kapil had been a coach/cum trainer for several international organizations such as New Zealand company (Jumping Height, Rishikesh) and CFHI (Child Family Health International Company, USA). In addition he has been teaching yoga at well recognized ashram, Parmarth Nature Care Yoga Center, Rishikesh. He is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and has been doing teachers training for many institutes in the past. Yog Sadhna India is proud to have him as he adds value to our center. His teaching connects the traditional yoga with modern life styles, which he transitions smoothly. He masters Hatha yoga style. Additionally his emphasis on meditation with mind body psychology brings students following from across globe. He speaks from his heart and one has to listen to him to be inspired with his teachings.


Anatomy and physiology of yoga, Hatha yoga, philosophy, and Ayurveda.

Sadhna has been teaching yoga for the last six years and has been a practicing yogic psychotherapy for over 20 years, a licensed psychotherapist and a certified Yoga Alliance, USA yoga teacher. She has dedicated her life educating and imparting lifestyle changes to thousands of her clients in East and West through supportive, non-judgmental way utilizing holistic and Integrative approach of mind, body and heart. Her specialization and vast knowledge of psycho-neurobiology of mind and functional anatomy of body has been acclaimed in USA and in India. She is based in New Delhi, Rishikesh, India, and in Boston, USA.

She has been educated and trained in the world class institutions of East and West which brings a unique progressive approach to her work intertwining anatomy knowledge in yogic practices for body, behavioral neuropsychology for mind and mindful meditation for our happy hearts. Not only this, her personal belief and her clients experience is that you are what you eat, thus, she possesses knowledge by practice and by education of ancient Ayurveda and naturopathy with nutritive sciences. Her focus is to obtain maximum potential by nurturing bodies with right food, and yogic practices. She coaches and speaks internationally on holistic health issues and teaches yogic functional anatomy to students' world over.

On a lighter side she indulges in Ayurvedic cooking and intuitive yogic art training for her students upon request. Her knowledge of Naturopathy and Ayurvedic therapies including herbal medicines, macrobiotics, and yogic art is amazing. Her focus is to promote the healing and development of body, mind and spirit, She teaches her students an understanding of the relationship between diet, attitudes, lifestyle and wellness. She integrates the healing benefits of yoga from the experience and experiments with her own body and uses this knowledge to help others in developing a deeper mind-body connection. She lives passionately a yogic life and travels extensively.

Artist Shuchi

Shuchi; an award winning artist, pursues art yoga since her childhood. Her karma place is her canvas. She connects the past and the present and she travels deeper in to the Kundalini shakti of her heart chakra to bring out that energy back on the surface of the canvas, where it glistens in jewel like colors, glistening from its facets. She loves to paint the human figures, contemplating deeply in a meditative state where mind and heart connects. This depiction of hearts of mind, by contemplative figures, amidst forgotten places of mind, and the pleasure places of heart, allows the self and others to relive those emotions, memories, thus resolving some deeper emotions, and removing blockages. Healing is inevitable to happen. She is inspired by her immediate environment true to the nature, our past and its realities. These soulful old places, forged out of stone and wood, inspires her spirits, and makes for the background in her paintings. Rajasthan is one her favorite themed environment, where the desserts and the old ruins inspire her, these realities of our past environment are truly rendered and depicted truly. Her magic lies in making them come alive with her energy (shakti) harmonizing them all. And that is true union of yoga.

She loves to teach these techniques to bring out her students creativity in a supportive non-judgmental way. She uses natural elements and mud to create some captivating art panels. She was awarded in 2014 Indian Women Power Award for Distinguished and Individual Contribution Towards Building The Nation. And in 2012 for Femempowerment India Award.

Acharya Tilak Ram

A mystic soul and an experienced yogi, yogi Tilak was born to teach yoga. A firm believer in the cosmos and the spiritual significance of the sound energy, he gained complete understanding of the Nada yoga and has been preaching the same for many years. A strong hold on the chakra system, he often talks about the importance of our energy system and suggests yoga poses for the same. His hunger for a deeper understanding of the term 'yoga' took him into the reserves of many ashrams and he lived the lifestyle of a real yogi. This is has led him to understand the pure meaning of yoga. After many years of diligent efforts and meditation, he is now teaching the traditional form of Hatha yoga, Nada yoga, and Mantra yoga.

Pandit Shivcharan

Pandit Shivcharn, is native of the Himalayan town Rishikesh, grew up with the Rishis, Sadhus and scholars of ashrams in the foothills of Himalayas. His training and education has been with the gurus of Vedas and Hindu scriptures. He studied at a Sanskrit University, Varanasi, and himself is a Sanskrit Scholar, grammarian and masters in Vedas. His knowledge in scriptures is vast. He is expert in reciting them in melodious deep voice to put one in straight Naad meditation yog. A kind of yog, which is admired by the locals of Rishikesh and Varanasi and this knowledge is available by him for serious learners at Yog Sadhna India. He also specializes in the Vedic philosophy straight from the scriptures and its knowledge which impacts us in our daily lives. He teaches with great love and insight. He also commands great knowledge of mantra, chanting and rituals in puja and explains these with great patience to his students coming to him from various different countries.

Rishikesh is a city surrounded by the mountain is the beginning of the foothills of Himalayas on the holy banks of river Ganga. This city is also known as world capital of yoga. There is no better place to practice yoga than in Rishikesh. It has the biggest number of yoga ashrams and yoga courses in the world. Thus, no wonder people all over the world come to have yoga retreats in Rishikesh ashrams. Serious students wanting to learn yoga and Ayurveda come here from across the globe. So join us in our unique retreat, where you learn yoga in its authenticity with activities such as white water rafting, mountain trekking, Ganga aarti and many more activities.

  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • River nearby

Home-cooked pure vegetarian fresh food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served and included in this retreat. Two times a day, tea will also be provided. Yog Sadhna India will try their best to accommodate your food limitations, which you must specify prior to booking. At times it may not be possible for them to comply with each and every request.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals and 2 teas
  • 2 daily meditation sessions
  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • One outing (maybe two) to local interests
  • Outing for a cause to an orphanage or to an organization dedicated to a social cause for Karma yoga
  • Air fare
  • Ayurvedic massage could be provided upon request, at an additional cost

Arrival by airplane

Rishikesh, which is scenically located, where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas. Rishikesh is in close proximity to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is a small, quiet and recently renovated airport 15 kilometers away from Rishikesh.

Arrival by bus

From Delhi this city is about 230 kilometers away and is well connected with buses. A bus journey may take about 5 to 7 hours depending on the traffic and costs you about 330 to 730 INR. Taxi can also be arranged at a price of approximately 100 USD.


  • Delhi - 5 hours 51 minutes
  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED) - 45 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Sadhna India an inquiry.
  • Review by Jenn from Las Vegas, USA

    "I recommend Yog Sadhna India as a good place to improve one's yoga skills and learn about yoga philosophy. The food they served during my retreat was one of the highlights of my trip to India! Sadhna and Kapil made me feel welcome and at home throughout my week with them." website, edited

  • Review by Ivan from Slovakia

    "My experience was amazing at yoga Sadhna India. They are amazing teachers. Master or Guru Kapil and Sadhna, taught us a lot. Asanas, they taught us, philosophy meditation, in a correct direction. I love it and I will be coming back for next 100 hours. I really recommend this place. Namaste."

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  • Review by Katherine from Dubai, UAE

    "My experience at Yoga Sadhna India was wonderful. Me and my husband attended this course, and the experience was wonderful. The knowledge we got here, we didnt get anywhere else. We want to start our journey of yoga from here. It was a great time to understand true meaning of Yoga. It opened the mind to what is real. We understand that yoga is not to stand on your head but to get it in to our head. Food was great. Thanks for the chef. We are fortunate to have the real knowledge here. We are very thankful to Sadhna and Acharya Kapil for a great experience. We have moved around a lot and around a lot of teachers because we ourselves are teachers. It was important for us to have a good teaching leadership and experience and knowledge. We are thankful for our this journey into yoga."

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  • Review by Jeff from Australia

    "We were very comfortable with what we got in terms of knowledge, stay and the money we spent. We appreciate the knowledge and experience of teachers at Yoga Sadhna India, and that was important to us. Especially, they brought the knowledge to our level, as we have just scratched the surface of this knowledge. We really thank them."

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  • Review by Vartika Sharma

    "Yoga teacher training at Yoga Sadhna India in Rishikesh was very special for me. I learnt a lot about yoga here. The masters of Yoga Sadhna India were expert and knowledgeable. The food was good and the accommodation was comfortable. I definitely recommend Yoga Sadhna India to those who are looking to becoming a yoga teacher. I came with my pain in the knee and now it disappeared, which makes me very thankful and thrilled."

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  • Review by Kay Carter from London, UK

    "Yoga Sadhna India school changed my life. It taught me a lot about yoga. I could feel a great change in me after taking a teacher training at Yoga Sadhna India. I would highly recommend it. I hope to revisit them soon."

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  • Review by Claire from US

    "My experience at Yog Sadhna India in Rishikesh was everything I had hoped for in a retreat. I was looking for a program that offered both yoga and meditation together. YSI offers a combination of yoga poses, meditation, pranayama breathing, chanting, and learning about yogic philosophy and history. I found this range of activities very educational and fulfilling. Also, I was looking for somewhere that was not a bare bones ashram but also not a cushy spa. YSI's retreat falls nicely in-between. My highest praise goes to the personal attention given by Sadhna and Kapil. They have made the curriculum flexible so that they can tailor it to the students in attendance. They were also very helpful with excursions and sightseeing in and around Rishikesh, as well as with any logistical arrangements I needed. We were well-fed with vegetarian meals, and the six day retreat passed all too quickly. In short, I would highly recommend Yog Sadhna India to anyone looking for a balanced retreat experience, knowledgeable instructors, and a personal touch. Namaste." website, edited

  • Review by Juliana from US

    "My four weeks teacher training at Rishikesh with Yog Sadhna India passed by so quickly. With the team of teachers who taught us vigorously, everything was kept at a great pace. The program was intense. The knowledge was given in an organized fashion. What I liked specifically is that they not only taught us about yoga; they taught us how to be good yoga teachers. I learned details and interesting facts of yogic life. My learning curve went through a steep curve. The food was delicious, and the rooms were comfortable. I highly recommend this school to everybody, but be ready to work hard."

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  • Review by Irmgart from Germany

    "Yog Sadhna India school changed my views and impacted my life deeply. The quality of yoga education was tough and challenging. By the 8th day, I could feel the difference in my way of approaching poses, my knowledge, and the insight into it. Master Kapil was very patient and knowledgeable. My appreciation and thanks to him. I highly recommend training at Yog Sadhna India. Thank You!"

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  • Review by Yoko from Japan

    "If you are looking for traditional yoga education, I must recommend Yog Sadhna India.They provide you comprehensive quality education of yoga, with reasoning and good explanation. I felt blissful after having yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Its a great school for those who want a yoga career."

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  • Review by Hanne from Norway

    "If you still cant decide which yoga school is best for you in Rishikesh, then I would definitely recommend Yog Sadhna India, which provides authentic education of yoga and trains you as a professional teacher. My experience there was very satisfying. I am very happy that I chose them. The anatomy subject by Yogini Sadhna made all the difference in my insight to approaching poses, and it still does now when Im teaching my students. Thank you Yog Sadhna India, the food was delicious and the accommodation very comfortable. I give them 5 out of 5."

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  • Review by Gabby from USA

    "A life transformation program at Yoga Sadhna India in Rishikesh I received and nurtured was true to its meaning. I really thanks them for their education and practice. The teachers were great. Yoga Sadhna India not only give you a teacher traing certificate but also make you a yoga teacher. A + to them."

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Delhi, Rishikesh,, India

Yoga Sadhna India, an Yoga Alliance Certified school, offers yoga retreats, yoga teachers training, Ayurveda, painting, meditation, and yoga retreats held in various locations in India.

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