7 Days Invigorating and Relaxing Yoga and Meditation Retreat in India

  • Idam Yoga Idam Yoga
  • Near Phool Chatti Ashram, Neelkanth Mandir Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302 India
  • Ongoing package (7 days)

Event Highlights

  • Daily Yoga classes
  • Meditation class daily
  • Mantra chanting and Pranayama (breathing techniques) classes daily
  • Daily 3 Vegetarian meals and detox tea
  • 1 Excursion (per weekly batch)
  • Witness the traditional Indian ritual of Ganga aarti
  • 6 nights accommodation near the Ganges river
  • Retreat available all-year-round
  • Enjoy the quiet, serene and tranquil environment at the foothills of the Himalayas
  • Meet like-minded enthusiasts and experience community living
  • Suitable for beginner and intermediate levels

Schedule

06:00-06:30 Rise & Freshen up
06:30-07:00 Yogic Cleansing (jal neti)
07:00-08:30 Yoga Session
08:30-09:30 Pranayama (breathing exercises) & Mantra chanting
09:30-10:30 Breakfast
11:00-12:00 Anatomy / Philosophy
12:00-13:00 Free time
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Free time
16:30-18:00 Yoga session
18:00-19:00 Yog Nidra / Guided Meditation
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Free time / Self Reflection
22:00-06:00 Bedtime

Day one will begin with an opening fire ceremony according to traditional yogic culture.

About This Event

A yoga meditation retreat is designed to be invigorating and challenging, yet relaxing and rejuvenating at the same time. Your intent goes beyond using yoga as a tool to improve flexibility and increase vigor. It is a discipline and lifestyle that will vastly improve the quality of life in all aspects.

This yoga and meditation retreat offers an ultimate getaway to embark on a journey to transforming your life mentally, physically, and emotionally. Feel renewed, rejuvenated, and empowered within a tranquil environment, overlooking sacred river Ganga, spend time to recharge and replenish yourself. Get inspired to delve deeper into the practice of yoga and meditation to experience a holistic transformation.

There will be one activity per week. During a seven-day retreat, depending on the weather and local conditions, you will get an opportunity to visit a holy cave and temple or go trekking in the Himalayas. You will enjoy exploring the town of Rishikesh and witnessing the traditional holy ceremonies that take place in the yoga capital.

Inspire Yourself...Transform Yourself

What's Included

  • Daily Yoga classes
  • Meditation class daily
  • Mantra chanting and Pranayama (breathing techniques) classes daily
  • Daily 3 Vegetarian meals and detox tea
  • 1 Excursion (per weekly batch)
  • Witness the traditional Indian ritual of Ganga aarti
  • 6 nights accommodation near the Ganges river
  • Free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

Flight ticket(s)
Visa expenses
Transportation from and to the airport (additional charges)
Travel insurance

Venue Highlights

Primarily known as the 'Yoga Capital of the World', Rishikesh is in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the magnificent Himalayas beside the majestic holy Ganges river, it lies approximately 25 km (16 mi) north of the city Haridwar and 43 km (27 mi) southeast of the state capital Dehradun. The spiritually-enriched town of Rishikesh is frequented by many international travelers and pilgrims.

Rishikesh has very pleasant weather during the whole year. It is the hub for leisure lovers and soul seekers. From backpackers to families, Rishikesh is an adventurous escapade offering a gamut of activities some of which are: River Rafting, Camping, Bungee Jumping, Kayaking, and Trekking. The others seeking spiritual solace have multitudinous ashrams or retreats to explore.

This retreat, tucked away just a short distance from Lakshman Jhula, is in a location ideal to enjoy the fresh mountain breeze and unwind in the lush green nature, and bask in the sunshine (weather permissible).Our cottages are simple yet very comfortable all with attached en suite bathroom.

Accommodations

We provide simple yet comfortable en-suite rooms (with an attached bathroom) including limited rooms overlooking river Ganga. There is free Wi-Fi, bathroom with hot shower, and filtered drinking water system. The beautiful setting is a great destination for an unwinding holiday, allowing you to complete respite from life's distractions. Please note that only those booked for the retreat will be provided accommodation.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

During the retreat, you will be served daily three freshly prepared simple and delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Herbal tea and filtered water will also be available. If you like to snack, we recommend bringing some special snacks with you, but this is not necessary. The meals are plenteous and we are confident that you will be well fed. Your retreat does accommodate most special dietary restrictions like allergies, vegan, and non-gluten diets.

We serve wholesome, fresh, organic when possible meals that are simple and delicious. If you have dietary restrictions, please inform and we will take note of it and prepare accordingly. If you have an extremely restrictive diet, consider bringing along extra snacks or special foods you enjoy. Also, feel free to inform us if you have any dietary concerns.

Directions

Venue:
Him Gange Resort, Near Phool Chatti Ashram, Neelkanth Mandir Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302 India
6.1 km (3.8 m) from Laxman jhula

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From this airport, you can take a flight to the closest domestic airport in Dehradun - Jolly Grant Airport (DED). From Delhi, the shortest nonstop flight takes you to Dehradun in 45 minutes. From Jolly Grant Airport (DED), the distance by road to Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh is approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles).

Arrival by bus

The average time it takes to travel by bus from New Delhi to Rishikesh is approximately five hours and 30 minutes. Several buses operate on this route namely Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), Mahalaxmi Travels, Shakti Travels, City Land Travels, Laxmi Holidays, International Tourist Center, and many more. The Volvo buses are more comfortable and some of them have the sleeper option to travel relaxed if you do not wish to travel sitting upright.

Arrival by train

The Delhi-Rishikesh passenger train departs from the Old Delhi Railway Station (DLI) and arrives at the Rishikesh Railway Station (RKSH). However, there are several trains that operate daily along the Delhi-Haridwar route. The fastest train takes a little over four hours on this route. From Haridwar Junction (HW) to Rishikesh (RKSH), the shortest travel time is one hour by train.

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