9 Days Self-Awareness Yoga Philosophy Retreat Rishikesh, India

Budget Yoga Retreat India

Yoganandham is organizing a specialized yoga philosophy retreat for all levels of students. This yoga retreat is located in Rishikesh, India, at the originating land of yoga. The perfect spiritual environment of Yoganandham yoga ashram plays an important role in learning the spiritual aspects of yoga. In addition, yoga teachers at Yoganandham will be happy to share all their experiences and knowledge with you. Participate in this retreat and get precious knowledge about your mind, body, and soul!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga asanas session
  • Daily yoga philosophy session
  • Shatkarma purification practices
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Lovely outing to nearby location
  • 3 nutritious meals every day
  • 8 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


9 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

You will be accommodated at Yoganandham in Anand Dham Ashram. It is a yoga ashram with perfect natural and spiritual setting that helps you a lot through all your spiritual journey. The vision of the ashram is to create a comfortable, nurturing sanctuary for spiritual seekers (sadhaks) from around the world, where they will have safe food, clean water, and guidance for their spiritual journey.

Yoganandham in India runs classes with holistic, integrating with all aspect of yoga: asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy, sadhana, and Vedic chanting. Yoga classes take place twice daily except on Sundays and are open to the public as well as ashram residents. There are three yoga halls that allow sadhaks and guests to practice during scheduled special events. One is on the ground level, second is on the third floor, and third is on the roof.

All the yoga halls are clean, authentic, and natural space for yoga practice. Each hall is supplied with pillows, bricks, bolsters, and yoga mats. Yoganandham at Anand Dham Ashram has more than 40 rooms (single rooms and double rooms). All of the rooms have single beds with bedding appropriate to each season, and an adjoining bathroom with hot water and western toilet. All rooms are with attached bathrooms with hot water.

Program

Yoga philosophy retreat is a nine-day program which satisfies all the need for knowledge and information about yoga.This retreat is designed to assist the students of yoga. It will help you to understand and experience the deeper layers of your personality. The course mainly includes daily yoga philosophy classes to increase your awareness and knowledge about yoga tradition. You will be guided through a very basic level of yoga pranayama practice to increase the oxygen level in the body which will help you to relax mentally.

The retreat also includes an outing to nearby location so that you can feel free and enjoy the time completely. Apart from the yoga asana, pranayama (the understanding and regulating of your breath), and meditation, you will also learn the basic concept of yoga and the lifestyle. It will teach you to integrate your body, mind, and souls for a complete living.

Yoga retreat syllabus

  • Shatkarma
  • Yoga asanas practice
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Ayurveda and diet

Shatkarma

The shatkarmas consist of six group of purification practices. The aim of Hatha yoga of the shatkarmas is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows, ida and pingala, thereby attaining physical and mental purification and balance.

Yoga asanas practice

Yoga poses also purify and help to heal the body, as well as control, calm, and focus the mind. Yoga asanas will be practiced daily two times a day. Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga is practiced during the yoga classes.

Yoga philosophy

Yoga philosophy is one of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism. Ancient, medieval, and most modern literature often refers to the yoga school of Hinduism simply as yoga. This yoga retreat includes basic yoga philosophy sessions that provide the knowledge about the origin of yoga.

Pranayama and meditation

Pranayama and meditation session is very helpful for practitioners to get inner peace in life. Everyone is so busy and they feel there is no time to stop and meditate. But, meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused.

Ayurveda and diet

Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental, and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it is a unique, indispensable branch of medicine - a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humors.

Daily schedule

At 07:00-09:00 every day, there will be yoga class for asana, pranayama, and shatkarma.

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will have an outing to nearby location so that you can enjoy your free time completely.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, India.

Unique features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Health Club

General

  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you might want to sign up for various excursions offered at an additional cost, including a visit to Ganga Aarti or the waterfall. You can also try to experience practicing yoga on Ganges beach.

What's included

  • Daily yoga asanas session
  • Daily yoga philosophy session
  • Shatkarma purification practices
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Outing to nearby location
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • 3 meals a day

What's not included

  • Extra activities not included in the package

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Afterward, book a domestic flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Dehradun Airport (DED). There are daily domestic flights into Dehradun Airport (DED) from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Anand Dham Ashram is 16 kilometers away from Dehradun Airport (DED) by road. You can take prepaid cab from outside the airport or contact Yoganandham for airport pickup facility at extra cost.

Arrival by bus

Rishikesh bus station is located five kilometers from the Yoganandham. The bus for Rishikesh leaves from Haridwar every hour. You can also take auto-rickshaw from the Rishikesh bus station to Anand Dham Ashram.

Arrival by train

Please book your railway tickets to arrive at Haridwar Junction railway station. Haridwar is directly connected by rail to all main cities in India. When you reach Haridwar, buy a prepaid taxi from the stand at the entrance to the station. This will save you the trouble of negotiating a price with the driver. The bus station is situated across the street, where there is regular service to Rishikesh bus stand, which is five kilometers away from Anand Dham Ashram. You are advised to book rail tickets as soon as possible. Trains are usually fully booked near the time of travel.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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