14-Day Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India

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Suitable for intermediate and beginner practitioners
Recitation of sacred sound (Mantra Japa)
Yogic sleep (yoga Nidra) and yogic cleansing exercises (Shatkarma)
Anatomy and physiology (Sharira Vigyan) and yoga philosophy
Daily healthy lacto-vegetarian meals
Yoga postures and practice (Hatha yoga & Vinyasa yoga)
Ayurveda: theory & practices, treatment & consultation (lifestyle / science of life)
Breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation (Dhyana)
Instruction in English
Max. 6 participants
Organiser also speaks Hindi and Sanskrit
This 14-day yoga & Ayurveda retreat aims to guide aspirants to reveal their deeper layers of the mind and cultivate a harmonious lifestyle. It’s an ancient science of healing that emerges from Vedas the ancient source of human culture and exercises. It’s like a sister concern of yoga, a scientific method to understand body, mind, and spirit. One can apply this beautiful science in practical life by just applying these natural laws for a joyful healthy and prosperous living. You will understand here to apply these scientific approaches of this ancient science through herbs and the basic constitution of Ayurveda.
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Program

Course Curriculum Overview

Section I: Ayurveda Theory
  • Introduction to Ayurveda (History), Basic Concepts of Ayurveda, 5 Element Theory
  • Ayurveda Guna, Dosha Sub-types
  • Ahara, Nidra & Brahmacharya: Three Pillars in Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda Dietetics, Dhatus Concept
  • Srotaas & Disease Classification
  • Saduritaa: Lifestyle in Ayurveda
  • Diagnosis & Examination in Ayurveda
  • Panchakarma: Five Cleansing Exercises
  • Home Remedies
  • Marma Therapy & Its Importance
  • Beauty Secrets

Section II: Ayurveda Treatment
  • Personalized Dosha Assessment Session
  • Abhyangam
  • Nasyam
  • Spinal Basti, Kati Basti & Griva Basti
  • Janu Basti
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Ayurveda Netra Tarpanam
  • Shirodhara
  • Patra Potali Swedanam
  • Udvartana
  • Marma Therapy

Section III: Yoga Theory & Practice
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Breathing & Pranayama Practices
  • Bandhas (Lock)
  • Sat karma (C

Typical Daily Schedule
  • 05:00 - 06:15 Wake up
  • 06:15 - 06:30 Mantra chanting
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga Asana Session I - Hatha Yoga (Classical)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Session I – Ayurveda Theory & Practice
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Karma Yoga (Seva)
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Session II – Ayurveda Treatment & Practice
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Tea break
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Yoga Asana Session II - Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Self-study / Free time
  • 21:00 - 22:00 Go to sleep!
The schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.

Excursions
  • Local sightseeing exploration, such as temples, caves, and mountains 

Accommodation

Caters for gluten-free and vegetarian diets
Smoke-free property
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Yoga studio
Library

Check-in

12:00

Check-out

12:00

The accommodation is facilitated with a Wi-Fi connection and with air-conditioning available (on request only). However, please note that Yoga Vidya Mandiram School provides accommodation for a student who joins yoga classes. Any friends or relatives will not be included in the accommodation. 

There are two room options available for this course: a single private room and a double shared room. The rooms are equipped with double beds, air-conditioning, and a Wi-Fi connection. All rooms are shared with the same gender. Mother and daughter, wife and husband can share their rooms. The bathrooms are equipped with hot showers and towels.

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Single Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $900
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Twin Room
Shared room | Private bathroom | $775

Food

During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied. If you are planning to have a fast on any day, please inform Yoga Vidya Mandiram for avoiding food waste.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

Location

This yoga teacher training will be held at Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School, Rishikesh, India. Nearby there is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is 15 kilometres from the centre. The yoga school is located in the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh on the bank of the holy river Ganges and at the foothills of the Himalayas, the abode of yogis. 

The school is in a wonderful magical place only a short walk from the main town and the bank of the river, it is the perfect location for your activities.

Nearby Towns

Narendranagar
5 km
Rishikesh
7 km
Dehra Dun
Dehra Dun
35 km

How to get there

Arrival by Airplane:

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). Another option is to book your flight directly to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by Taxi:

Taxis are always available anywhere in India. The drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh will take around six hours depending on traffic conditions.

Arrival by Bus:

Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about eight hours and costs around 450 INR for air-conditioned buses and 250 INR for buses without air conditioning.

Arrival by Train:

The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, about 45 minutes away from Rishikesh, by road on a driven taxi or the so-called tuk-tuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from and to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and many others.

Nearest airports
DED Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional € 14 per person
14 km
DEL Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional € 71 per person
209 km
Nearest train stations
Rishikesh
4km
Yog Nagari Rishikesh
4km
Virbhadra
9km

Instructors

Sandeep Pandey
Sandeep
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey was born in a traditional Brahamna family and was sent to Gurukul at the age of 8. At the Gurukul, he studied the Yajurveda and mastered all the 16 Samskaras along with Yogasana, pranayama, and Shat Kriyas. He participated in many national-level yoga championships in India and won prizes. However, his quest for knowing the inner self through yoga lead him to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama where under the direct guidance of H.H. Swami Veda Bharati, he studied and practiced the deeper and subtler aspect of Raja yoga.
Subhash Petwal
Subhash
Subhash Petwal is an asana yoga instructor who is experienced teaching internationally and locally in the styles of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Hatha yoga. He has undergone his training in Mysore and Kaivalyadhama Lonavala and has been undergoing continuous practices for several extended years at Kishore Yoga Kendra Bangalore. Subhash is passionate about sharing his knowledge of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga and takes great care in layout a strong foundation for his students to further their practices.

What's included?

  • 13 nights non-AC accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juices, and herbal teas
  • Yoga material used during
  • The Himalayas sightseeing trips
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts
  • Course certification

What's not included?

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 90 days in advance for a 70% refund
Cancel up to 60 days in advance for a 50% refund

Changes

Change your dates up to 30 days in advance

Covid

Free reschedule to later retreat if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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