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