9 Days Inner Goddess Journey - Rishikesh, India - From September 2018 until March 2019 - Join any day
Reconnect to you inner wisdom and Divine nature. Rediscover your natural state of joy and peace. Deepen your yoga practice both on and off the mat. Awaken your inner knowing. Relax and nourish the deepest part of who you are as a manifestation of Divine nature in the human body. We will practice yin and restorative yoga, delve into different types of meditation. Rebalance with yoga nidra. We will explore the holy town of Rishikesh- the world capital of yoga-. Visit sacred caves and temples, meet sadhus and gurus, attend indian puja and aarti, create our own yagna (fire ceremony). Breathe together the holy energy of Ma Ganga while been nourished by organic, vegetarian, yogic meals. We will journal our experiences and have open discussions of anything that has to do with life as a Goddess on planet earth.
The retreat takes place at the Yoga Niketan Ashram Muni- Ki- Reti Sivanada Nagar Ram Jhula
Before you go:
During winter season the weather can be chilly in the morning and at night. It warms up during the day. Bring warmer clothes and comfortable shoes, an umbrella -because why not- and a flashlight -just in case-.
When I am in a state of yoga I am able to feel the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit. I am able to realize I am not the voice in the head and I have a choice to listen to it or not. Through the movement of my body in different asana, or the chanting of a mantra, in the moments of silence in front of my altar, or simply mindfully observing the flow of my breath, I am aware of being linked to something bigger than myself. These are the times when I reconnect to the embodiment of who I truly am: spirit in human form. I carry this awareness wherever I go, as a tool to appreciate life in its fullness.
- • 2 Daily 120min yoga sessions
- • 2 Daily guided meditation sessions
- • 8 Nights single ashram style accommodation
- • 3 Daily yogic, vegetarian meals
- • Group Activities such as journaling, dharma talk, Q/A
- • 1 complimentary Ayurvedic massage
- • Visits to ancient temples and caves
- • Participation in holy indian ceremonies
- • Mantra chanting
- • Meeting sadhus and gurus
- • Our own fire ceremony
Venue HighlightsOur retreat is located at the Yoga Niketan Ashram, overlooking the sacred river Ganga and in the center of Rishikesh, surrounded by a well kept garden and many trees (and monkeys). The energy is peaceful and on Thursdays we practice silence while on the premises. The samadhi of Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahans is located here creating an atmosphere of complete relaxation of body, mind, spirit. The tasty meals are yogic and satvic.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Yoga Studio
• 5:15am -Morning bell
• 7:00 -Yoga/meditation/pranayama
• 8:30 - Breakfast
• 10:00 - Morning activities/excursion/library time/ inner studies/ Q/A / Dharma talk
• 12:00 - Lunch
• 4:00pm - Afternoon tea
• 4:30 - Yoga/ meditation
• 5:30 - India ceremony
• 7:15pm -Dinner
• 9:00pm -Good Night
*Please note that on days of excursions and sightseeing the schedule will change. I will inform you of such changes the day before.
Menu/CuisineMeals are offered in the cafeteria, where you can mingle with other students or eat in silence.
Meals are organic, vegetarian, yogic, and satvic. Enjoy non-spicy food that will nourish your body and soul. Afternoon tea is offered every day at 4:00pm.
AccommodationsRooms are ashram style. Single or double occupancy available. Bathroom is private. A/C rooms available during summer season. Toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toilet paper are provided, as well as one towel.
DirectionsYou can reach Rishikesh from Delhi by plane arriving at Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant), then take a taxi.
The ride is about 20 minutes.
You can also reach Rishikesh from New Delhi's train station to Haridwar then take a taxi to the Ashram.
The ride is about 1 hour.
I can help you organize your pick up/drop off.