3 Days Himalayan Yoga Retreat and Holy City Exploration in Rishikesh, India

Exploring Rishikesh Yoga Retreat

This yoga retreat by Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School is a unique and powerful program to experience deep relaxation, healing, and transformation through both traditional and modern form of asana and pranayama practices, yoga Nidra, yogic cleansing processes, and many contemporary meditation practices. At the same time, the aspirants will have the opportunity to explore the Himalayas shrines and temple.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Pranayama and breath awareness sessions
  • Participation certification from Yoga Vidya Mandiram
  • Daily mantra recitations, neti pot, and sutra neti
  • Daily healthy meals, snacks, and drinks
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:30
Check-out Time:
12:30

Program

Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School is a registered yoga school centered in Rishikesh, India. The center is dedicated to restore, explore, and impart the purest form of knowledge of yogic studies and its practices with their scientific verification. It intends to maintain the yogic teachings to their ancient and traditional purity as taught by the yogis of the Himalayan masters. Thus, it is a bridge between pure and traditional form to a contemporary format of teaching yoga.

Yoga is a science and art of living blissfully. Knowingly or unknowingly, you are continuously looking for the solution of body, mind, and soul issues. Yoga retreat at Yoga Vidya Mandiram provides a solid platform to explore the yogic spiritual roots in the Himalayas through yogic practices along with visiting shrines, temples, and ashrams.

Retreat curriculum

Yoga Vidya Mandiram guides its students of yoga to a journey of self-discovery and inspires to practice yoga holistically. Yoga for you is a process of integrating the body, breath, and the mind and focus is placed on other limbs of the practice beyond the physical yoga asanas.

  • Practice relaxation and preparation for yogic sleep
  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Sequence of relaxation practices
  • Tension and relaxation exercises
  • Meditation
  • What is meditation and what is not
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Two to five minutes meditation
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and yoga ethics
  • Introduction to Indian philosophy
  • The yoga sutras of Patanjali
  • Ashtanga yoga, Yama, Niyam, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi

Typical daily schedule

  • 05:00 Wake up
  • 06:00 Mantra chanting
  • 06:15 Shat Kriyas and pranayama
  • 07:00 Hatha yoga session
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Outing or excursion
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Outing or excursion
  • 16:15 Ashtanga Vinyasa session
  • 18:00 Relaxation and meditation session
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Sleep

It is advised that you arrive at the yoga school one day before the course starts.

Included excursions

You will explore the holy town of Rishikesh situated on the river Ganges and you will also go on a tour to visit Himalaya's shrines and temples including Kunjapuri Himalayan Temple, Vasishtha Cave, and experience trekking to Neergaddu Waterfall.

Instructors

Acharya Jagjeet Singh
Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Yogi Acharya Jagjeet is a saintly personality by birth. He was blessed to have taken birth in a spiritual family. He has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 11 years. He feels fortunate to have Acharya Karamveerji (Swami Ramadeva’s guru brother) as his yoga guru. Even after acquiring skills in yogic therapies and doing meditation in the Himalayas, he had an urge to go deeper, in order to gain more awareness of yoga therapies; as a result, he opted to learn and work enthusiastically on Shatkarma.
Swami Omkarananda
Swami Omkarananda grew up around the great lady saint of India, Ma Anandamayi. He studied and lived with six enlightened masters: Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Dalai Lama, Lung Chu, and the master of masters, Kalyan Babaji of Himalayas. Academically, Swami Omkarananda holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, along with five master's degrees and a Ph.D. in Metaphysics. A seeker of truth with an engineering background, Swamiji correlates science with ancient wisdom to create and inspire applied spirituality and transformation in everyday lives.
Swami Atma Jnanananda
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri is a sadhaka from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh, who by profession is a homeopathic doctor. He learned meditation techniques from his guide and teacher, Swami Veda Bharatiji. Now, he delivers his lectures and classes on meditation, mantra chanting, Nidra yoga, and philosophical texts such as Bhagavad-gita and Patanjali Yoga-sutras. According to Swami Atma, 'finding happiness and peace within oneself is the greatest achievement in life'.
Onit Kumar
Onit Kumar is a well qualified and experienced instructor of Hatha yoga. He is regarded as one of the very inspiring Hatha yoga teachers in Rishikesh. He has in-depth knowledge and has been practicing yoga therapy, marma therapy, alternative therapy, Hatha yoga, and yoga philosophy. He owes this to his yoga practice and the blessings of all the masters he learned from. He is also specialized in teaching physical, breathing and mental training techniques to students of different sex and age from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Manish Kumar Prajapati
In Manish’s eyes, Yoga is the gateway to learning and understanding your true-self, to see beyond the physical and discover the subtilities of your authentic character. He believes that the beauty of yoga for him, is that it always gives satisfaction and joy, in every form. On his unique path, he has developed qualities allowing him to enjoy each moment within society, and these qualities he carries with him into his teaching. Manish feels that to practice yoga is to practice conscious living, and this is a view he integrates into his classes.
Vivek Kalura
I born in Rishikesh ! Which is situated in himalayas ! I started yoga when I was 13 year old ! I went to saraswati Vidya Mandir where I started Hatha yoga ! As I grow old. I thought I should keep practicing yoga for my health .. so I start practicing of astanga vinyasa yoga ! Where I start to feel and learn how to keep patience ! And how we can take care of body ! So I got interest about human body and disease ..about vinayasa flow ! Astanga yoga ! Hatha yoga ! Iyengar as well ! I have finished my bachelor degree in science from hnb university ! Now I’m pursuing master of yoga !
Sandeep Pandey
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey was born in a traditional Brahamna Family and was sent to Gurukul at the age of 8. At the Gurukul he studied the Yajurveda and mastered all the 16 Samskaras along with Yogasana, Pranayama, Shat Kriyas etc. He participated in many National level Yoga championship in India and won prizes. However, his quest for knowing the inner self through yoga lead him to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama where under the direct guidance of H.H. Swami Veda Bharati, he studied and practiced the deeper and subtler aspect of Raja Yoga.

Retreat location

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Daily pranayama and breath awareness practice
  • Daily mantra recitations
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Use of yoga tools during the course
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Neti pot and sutra neti
  • Participation certification from Yoga Vidya Mandiram

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Air-conditioned room charge

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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