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11 Days Sacred Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

  • Yoga Niketan Ashram, Muni Ki Reti, Ram Jhula, Shivanand Nagar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India

Overview

Immersive Ashram Yoga Retreat in India

Come and join the sanctuary sangha as you embark on a sacred journey to the heart of mystical India. This life changing yoga immersion offers you the opportunity to deepen into your practice whilst drawing from India’s timeless spiritual heritage. The emphasis during the immersion is to cultivate an openness and receptivity in body, heart, and mind that will allow you to draw from the spiritual atmosphere of this sacred place.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • Daily sadhana practices
  • Daily satsang and kirtan inspiration
  • Taxi from Dehradun to Rishikesh
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • 2 daily ashram meals
  • 10 days with instruction
  • English
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Yoga Niketan Ashram is a simple but comfortable ashram accommodation. During this retreat, you will enjoy shared accommodation with en-suite bathroom of hot and cold water, electricity, and fan. Laundry service is available twice a week on request but you will be responsible for the cleanliness of your rooms during your stay.

The spiritual heart of the ashram is the Mahasamadhi Shrine of Swami Yogeshwaranand. This is a place of profound stillness and energy as the great yogi's vibration continues to uplift all who comes to the ashram. Other ashram facilities include a spiritual library, communal food hall where you will eat together, yoga and meditation halls.

It is recommended that you fly to Delhi on the evening of Saturday, March 11 to arrive in Delhi the morning of Sunday, March 12 and then book a domestic flight from Delhi to Dehradun (30 minutes from Rishikesh) for the afternoon of March 12.

This retreat will begin on Sunday afternoon with a welcome satsang at the ashram followed by an evening yoga practice. Yoga, meditation, and inspiration will flow through each day of the retreat as naturally as the Ganges flows through the valley. Sunrise and sunset living yoga sessions will be the backbone of each day.

Satsang will be offered most days of the retreat at either the ashram or various ancient Shakti centers or places of natural beauty in and around the valley of Rishikesh.

This retreat will take place at Yoga Niketan Ashram which is set amidst lush gardens in the small north Indian town of Rishikesh. The ashram is an easy walk away from the center of town but far enough away to maintain a feeling of peace and solitude.

Rishikesh is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas beside the turquoise waters of the Ganges River. It has been held sacred by countless yogis who have sort out their soothing solitude and powerful spiritual resonance and is one of the popular pilgrim centers and gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

The yoga centers of Rishikesh have enhanced the significance of the place, thus Rishikesh is known as yoga capital in all over the world. From this point on, the great Ganges leaves behind her mountain home and enters into the vast plains of northern India.

Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. Twenty five kilometers away from Rishikesh is the Nilkanth Mahadeo temple at a height of about 5000 feet, commanding spectacular views of the region. Over time, numerous ashrams have arisen along the beach lined banks of Ma Ganga producing an atmosphere of tranquility that melts the heart of all those who visit in search of the soul.

  • Meditate in ancient caves
  • Take scenic walks
  • Visit other ashrams
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • 2 daily ashram meals
  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • Daily satsang and kirtan inspiration
  • Taxi from Dehradun to Rishikesh
  • Extra optional activities
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals eaten out of the ashram
  • Taxi fares for day trips
  • Taxi from Rishikesh to Delhi
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa application

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 35 kilometers from Haridwar and 13 kilometers from Rishikesh. All major flight carriers operate flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Dehradun (Jolly Grant). If you book your flight to Delhi, it is recommended that you fly to Delhi on March 11 in the evening so you will arrive there on March 12 in the morning.

Arrival by bus

Haridwar and Rishikesh cities are well-connected by bus with Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Kullu-Manali, and Shimla. From Rishikesh bus terminal, you can hire an auto for Muni Ki Reti (Ram Jhula) auto stop. The ashram is next to the auto stop on top of the hill.

Arrival by train

Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 kilometers), to Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chennai, and so many other cities of India. The fare is approximately 2300 INR (AC-I), 1000 INR (I), and 275 INR (II).

Arrival by taxi

You will be provided with taxi transport from Dehradun to Rishikesh. It is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Sanctuary Southampton an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "I have never felt so loved and supported as I did on the retreat. Somehow the experience lives on in me evey day, in my heart."

    Yoga Sanctuary Southampton website, edited

  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "It was a yoga immersion of utter inspiration and devotion that took the experience way beyond what I could have imagined."

    Yoga Sanctuary Southampton website, edited

  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "The retreat has changed me. It was a deeply profound, moving, and healing experience. Nothing feels quite the same as it did before."

    Yoga Sanctuary Southampton website, edited

Southampton, United Kingdom

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11 days / 10 nights

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Arrival: Saturday March 11, 2017
Departure: Tuesday March 21, 2017

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