9 Days Inner Goddess Journey - Rishikesh, India - Starting September 2018 until March 2019 - Join any day
- • 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
• 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. We will inform you of such changes the day before.
About This Event
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.
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.
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.
- A/C in Rooms
- Yoga Studio
Menu/CuisineMeals are offered in the cafeteria, where you can mingle with other students or sit in silence.
Meals are organic, vegetarian, yogic, and satvic. Enjoy non-spicy food that will nourish your body and soul. Afternoon tea is provided.
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.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
SonRae May 25, 2018
Anyone looking for a teacher who is still the student and learning of yoga, Elena is an incredible example of this being we call a Teacher! 🙏🏻💗
Heather Dunhill December 18, 2017
Elena embodies everything Yogic that an instructor should be --- she's Zen and focused on the moment and elevates her classes in the same way. You get a class that's just right for every practice from intermediate to advanced and Elena leaves you feeling centered and grounded. I miss her spirit here in Florida!
Cara Levitt December 04, 2017
Elena was the first person to introduce me to the other 7 limbs of Yoga not just the asana. Her energy and her spirit were true and authentic. Her classes always vibrate at a higher frenquency! She helped me fall in love with meditation and setting intentions. She’s a life changer! Go with her.
Margie Pacher November 30, 2017
Elena is a charismatic, knowledgeable and insightful yoga teacher. She has a gift of taking one’s spiritual life to the next level and inspires her students live a more joyful and free existence. Through her intuitive readings, spiritual teachings, and energetic yoga classes she brings her students into perfect harmony. A journey with her is one you will never forget.
Manuela Witts November 29, 2017
I feel very grateful and blessed to haven taken many yoga classes with Elena in Sarasota Florida. She brings joy and devotion to a very meditational yoga practice. A yoga class with Elena has always left me more connected, centred and peaceful in mind, body and spirit. It you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take a class with Elena, then I highly encourage you to do so. 🙏🏻
Renata Cm November 25, 2017
I had classes with Elena in Sarasota, also workshops. She is a great teacher, she has presence.energy and Personality. I miss you here, in Sarasota Florida.
Susan Winchester November 22, 2017
Elena has the ability to transform her studio into a space that is calm and guides you through a practice that helps you become centered. Whether it is a restorative class or Hatha yoga, you will feel more relaxed, stronger and quiet from the drama of everyday life. I strongly recommend you experience a retreat with Elena. It will be a place of inner peace and harmony that you will never forget.
Jennifer Genito November 20, 2017
I was fortunate to have shared many classes and sessions with Elena in Florida. It was always a warm, welcoming atmosphere with just the right assortment of candles, incense and soothing music. Her voice and energy have a beautiful calming effect as she guides her students through class/mediation. She is all around a wonderful person and genuinely cares. We all miss her here, but I'm very glad she is furthering her purpose in Rishikesh. If you have the opportunity to attend any of her classes, retreats, etc, I strongly enourage you to do so. I cannot wait to come visit, hopefully next year! :)
William Miller III November 17, 2017
i met elena nearly 10 years ago in florida . she has a presence that is assertive yet calming, purposeful yet compassionate. if you are fortunate enough to enter her space i am sure you will find it as life changing as i have. sarasota misses you elena:)
sigrid olsen November 16, 2017
I have taken many beautiful classes with Elena when she was teaching in Florida where I live. Elena brings a spirit into the yoga studio that is calming, and also energizing...she lives her yoga on and off the mat with a grace and humor that makes it accessible for so many people, but also deepens one's practice. To be able to enter into her space on a retreat in India, would be wonderful! I highly recommend Elena for her kindness, compassion and profound knowledge of the ancient practice of yoga. Love her.
Oh Limpia November 16, 2017
Leaving Elena's classes, I always come out feeling better than when I walked in. I feel like a new person. She sets up the room like a little temple, with candles and her little altar. The music in the background is in tune with the mood of the class. Her explanations are easy to follow, informative, and she gives us the opportunity to practice at our own pace. I have yet to find a teacher with so much devotion, who truly walks the path as a yogini. Thank you Elena for paving the path for my inner growth.