5 Days Yoga Retreat
- Whether you are a beginner or a regular practitioner, our precisely articulated retreat programs are an elixir for all. Find yourself surrounded by nothing but nature as the chirping of birds, sound of rushing waters and the aroma of flora take away the stress off you. Experience the ashram lifestyle by living in local cottages, detoxify your body with the special sattvic food and attend regularly scheduled yoga classes under the guidance of well-versed Gurus. It is worth mentioning that the teachers here are an ocean of traditional knowledge while simultaneously being proficient in modern communication so as to make the learning a gliding experience for all.
Wake Up - 6:00 Am
Detox tea - 6:30 Am
Hatha Yoga-7:00 to 8:00 Am
Pranayama 8:15 to 9:15 Am
Breakfast 09:30 Am
Daily excursion 11:00 Am
Lunch 1:30 Pm
Ashtanga vinyasa 4:00 to 5:00 Pm
Meditation 5:15 to 6:15 Pm
Dinner 7:30 Pm
Lights off 9:00 Pm
About This Event
India has always practiced the concept of spiritual holiday wherein along with breaking the monotony of regular life, one also finds themselves close to the divine power. Retreat, as the word goes, is the withdrawal from certain activities to a secluded place in search of peace, and hence, originates the concept of a yoga retreat. Thereby in this quest of aligning your mind, body, and soul, Rishikesh Yogkulam offers you a 5-day getaway here to the laps of the Himalayas in Rishikesh.
What a wonderfull experience of 200hr yoga teacher training. Amit taught us Hatha and alignment. He knows so much about his classes and passionate. Al the knowledge that he can transfer in a peaceful way = amazing ! he take care for us as a teacher with every injury i had a slipped disk and he gives me so many alternatives. really professional. choice, chance, change he gave us all the opportunity’s. Thanks for everything- celina
- What's included
- 1 sightseeing tour
- 1 trekking tour
- 1 white river rafting
- 2 herbal teas
- Yogkulam course manual, yoga mats, 1 textbook, and pen
- 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals
- 5 nights accommodation
- Complimentary pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED) to the school
- 1 mala (Indian mantra necklace)
What's Not IncludedWhat's not included
Drop off from the school to the airport
Venue Highlights• Daily yoga classes
• Certified yoga instructors
• Daily mantra chanting, meditation, asana, anatomy, and philosophy
• 5 nights accommodation in school
• Free Indian traditional cooking class
• 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals
AccommodationsDuring the course, you will be staying at Rishikesh Yogkulam in Tapovan Hotel Laxmi Palace, Badrinath Road, Opposite-Balaklath Temple Tapovan, Rishikesh Uttarakhand, India. The school is situated in the heart of the Rishikesh, Next to the famous hanging bridge and holy Ganga (Holy river). The school is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. There are 2 yoga studios, dining area, lift facility. Everything is close by the school such as shops, cafes, Restaurant, ATM, healthcare, organic stores.
Rishikesh Yogkulam offers single and double room based on the student’s requirements. Every room has attached bathroom with western toilet and hot shower, balcony with the mountain. The rooms for the yogis are well maintained and clean. They offer bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blanket and welcome amenities upon arrival. Good Wi-Fi is included in every floor. Water and laundry service is also available.
Menu/CuisineDaily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetables are organic. Rishikesh Yogkulam food is well known all around the world for its taste and verities. When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need - Ayurvedic proverb.
Many people wonder if it is enough just to practice yoga. In itself, practicing yoga is not just a healthy life but at Rishikesh Yogkulam, they believe that it is also a way of living. But when complemented with healthy food habits, it can really create wonders. In fact, eating the right food is an essential part of living a yogic life.
What you eat not only influences your physical well being but also your emotions and thoughts. Yoga does not dissect food into proteins, carbohydrates or fats, instead, it classifies them according to the effect they have on the body and mind, into three types - Satva, Rajas, and Tamas.
Tamasic food is the kind of food which makes you lethargic or sluggish, while Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind which makes you feel light, energetic, and enthusiastic.
Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within 3 - 4 hours can be considered Sattvic. Menus at the center are created by their master chef Sandeep Semwal who had worked with some of the best five-star hotels around the world and carries great knowledge about Sattvic diet.
Along with this, he focuses on hygiene practices at the institution to ensure the food is safe and carries great nutritional values which is much needed for a healthy life. Not just the right kind of food is important, it is vital to eat the proper quantity of food at the right time.
Overindulging leads to lethargy while under eating will not provide enough nourishment. Most of the times you know that your stomach is full but tempted by the taste buds, you tend to indulge. The right amount of food cannot be quantified into cups or grams. When you listen to your body attentively, you will know when exactly to stop!
You might eat the right kind of food in the right quantity but if you are irregular with your timings, then the whole system goes for a toss and the natural rhythm of the body is hampered. Therefore, it is of prime importance to eat food at the same time every day and eat it at regular intervals.
It is said that the state of the mind of the person cooking/eating also affects the food. The energy in the food cooked by someone while he/she was angry will definitely be lower than that of someone who cooked it with a feeling of love, contentment, and gratitude.
Listening to some soothing music or chanting while cooking and eating can help retain the prana (life force energy) in the food. It is definitely worthwhile to pay some attention to the food that you eat as the ancient Indian texts say that you are what you eat!
DirectionsARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). Upon your arrival, there is a complimentary taxi waiting for you, which will bring you from the airport to the yoga school at Laxman Jhula.
ARRIVAL BY BUS
From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there, you can find many governments and private means of transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, your complimentary pick up will be waiting for you to bring you to the yoga school at Laxman Jhula.
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you want Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center to help you arrange transportation from Haridwar, kindly let them know.