6 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • Durga Guest House, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand


Meditation and Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • 5 days with instruction
  • 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

    Skill level

    • Beginner


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: 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

    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
    • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    • Review by Tracy Merry

      "The only place where i feel at home, after looking for many institutes."

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    • Review by Maahir Ahuja

      "Life is very simple. Our busy professional schedules have made it complicated. Start your day With Yoga Sadhna India and live a beautiful and healthy life ahead! It has really benefited me well, and I would definitely love to share the same with all my friends."

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    • Review by Jenn Walsh

      "I participated in the yoga and meditation retreat in Delhi and I was very happy with the experience. It was a good value as I had a personalized yoga experience and delicious breakfast and lunch every day for a reasonable price. Sadhna and Kapil were welcoming and offered much information about Indian culture, in addition to yoga practice and philosophy. I recommend Yoga Sadhna India especially to those visiting India for the first time."

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    • Review by Rachel from Taiwan

      "My experience at Yoga Sadhna India was great. I felt very good, this is my first time I got yoga training certificate, they gave us good training, which was not only about our body, but also about the knowledge of the mind. I felt my whole life has been changed. I think after this training, I will have a different and holy life. "

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    • Review by Lawrence from Taiwan

      "My experience at Yoga Sadhna India was wonderful. I joined for a Yoga Teacher Training, for two months. They are really amazing and wonderful teachers/Masters. Their teaching is great. I highly recommend this yoga school for yoga education."

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    • Review by Charles from Taiwan

      "My experience at Yoga Sadhna India was very good. It is a very good yoga school. When I first came to this school I did not know anything about yoga. But now, I feel I have gotten a big improvement in my body and soul and of course, in my mind. I want to keep coming back here. I learned a lot from the great masters Dr. Sadhna ji and yogi Kapil ji. This is a great school for yoga education. "

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    • Review by Himanshu from India

      "Very good place to learn yoga. Join kapil ji yoga classes, they are great and join Sadhna ji's philosophy and anatomy class. They are great. It is the best school. I highly recommend this yoga school."

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    • Review by Meenu from India

      "I have done Yoga teacher training Course from Yoga Sadhna India. They teach very well here. Actually if you want to learn yoga, you should come here. They not only teach you one style, but they teach you many yoga styles. Especially for girls, I believe it is really good. I had searched many places and tried, but when I came here I felt very positive. The teachers are very nice. If you don’t know any particular pose, they don’t yell at you, but they tell you many other ways to do it. Philosophy was difficult but I liked yoga especially."

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    • Review by Julia Gabbert from USA

      "I had such a great time here. I felt very welcomed. I was treated like a family. I learned a lot, philosophy of Yoga, practice yoga, and take time to meditate, learned about life, and very much felt rejuvenated. I very much enjoyed my time in India."

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    • Review by Marek from Yugoslavia

      "I felt very good here, I got many answers to my questions, I don’t think I have more room for any questions. Soon, I will be coming back here for a teacher training course."

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    • 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."

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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."

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    • 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 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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    New Delhi, Rishikesh, India

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

    Speaks English

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    6 days / 5 nights

    Sunday May 7, 2017
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