6 Days Spiritual Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh India

Overview

Yoga Retreat India

  •   6 days with instruction

Everyone is welcome to The Bodhi Center for Yoga and Meditation's yoga retreat program. The course will help you to lead a healthier, more peaceful, and more spiritual life. With focus on breathing, awareness, meditation, and practical philosophy, you will learn how to live your life with less stress, feeling the contentment and harmony, and discover your true rhythm and nature!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Classes on Hatha yoga, asana, and pranayama
  • Mantra, chanting, and shatkarma courses
  • Visit to nearby temples and Ganga Aarti
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

Styles

Languages

  • Instruction language: English
  • Spoken languages: English

During this teacher training, you will stay either in a private room or a shared double room. Every room has a hot shower. The Bodhi Center provides accommodation in a homely environment, so that you can feel safe and comfortable.

 
Rediscover yourself in the magical ambience

The Bodhi Center has a friendly and inclusive atmosphere that warmly welcomes everyone to discover their true being through the soul nourishing practices of yoga. The Bodhi Center is inclined to create an atmosphere of openness and friendliness where everyone feels welcome to participate. Here Yoga is viewed  as an opportunity to find your true self via the body, breath, and meditation. You can find a fine combination of the wisdom of Patanjali and practice of Hatha. For us, yoga is about creating positive change, happiness, expansion, growth, and fulfillment from within.

Training syllabus includes the study of basic anatomy relevant to yoga, practice, history and philosophy of yoga tradition, meditation, an introduction to the various branches of yoga, yoga therapy for a variety of health conditions, Ayurveda, and more. Whether you are already into yoga or just a beginner; here at The Bodhi Center you will be able to deepen your understanding of yoga and it’s practice. You will feel confident enough to embark on your journey as a yoga teacher.

Curriculum

  • Asana
  • Ethics in yoga
  • Discussion on yoga philosophy
  • Introduction to mantra yoga and chanting
  • Introduction to yoga philosophy
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Meditation and trataka
  • Yogic wisom from ancient text
  • Pranayama and mudras
  • Relaxation and meditation
  • Shatkarmas (kriyas)

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 Chanting and pranayama
  • 07:30 Yoga asana practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Lecture on Yoga and Life (60 Min)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 Light asanas
  • 18:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 22:45 Lights Out

Included in the total cost of this retreat is a visit to the nearby temples and to Ganga Aarti.

The price of this retreat includes all daily meals, as well as coffee and tea during breaks. . The meals will be homely vegetarian meals suitable for yoga practice. The meals are made with natural foods and sourced from local fresh vegetables. You will enjoy salads, fruits, fresh milk, and herbal teas.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian

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

There are various massage and spa centers nearby. You can choose one as per your choice.

My amazing Yoga experience in Rishikesh

This was My first visit to India...I was so nervous about traveling on my own and also new to yoga! I loved every single day of my course. It was filled with many life changing moments, an emotional rollercoaster...in the best possible way😃. My main purpose was to find spiritual connections with yoga practice which exceeded my expectations🙌🏻. Arvind, is a beautiful person always so attentive and really went out of his way to make the program as enjoyable for each of us, met some lifelong friends which I am eternally grateful for. Rishikesh will always hold beautiful memories in my heart ❤️🙏🏻🙌🏻

Pauline Johnson

  • 6 Days with instructions
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • Private/shared accommodation with attached bathroom
  • Daily intensive yoga experience
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Yoga mats available
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Indian visa
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Another option is to book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by bus

Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate 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.

Arrival by taxi

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

We request our participants to apply for a Regular Tourist visa/e-Visa only! Under the immigration laws of India, You cannot get a study visa by registering for these short-term courses.
Visa duration will start from date of issue! For most of the countries a basic Tourist Visa is valid for 6 month but do check with the Local Indian embassy, it may differ.

In case of booking cancellation, advance fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Due to some reason if a participant is unable to attend the booked dates, can change it to other dates on prior notice with the same booking amount.

December, January – These two are the coldest months of the Year with minimum temperature of 5 Degree centigrade and 15-20 Degree centigrade. Nights are cold but Days are pleasant under Sun. Warm clothes are recommended to the Participants for this period.
February, March, and April – These are the best months neither very cold or Hot, perfect weather conditions with a lot of Sunshine, for the month of February participants can still keep some warm clothes but for March and April light clothing is fine.
May, June – These are the Summer month, Temperature rises to level of 35-38 degree centigrade in the day time and comes down to 30-32 in the night, Morning & evening is better, participants can expect a lot of sweating, light clothing is recommended.
July – August – This is the time for the monsoon to intervene Summer, which brings the temperature down a bit, thanks to the Rain. Its not regular Rain comes and goes. Light clothing with a rain gear is recommended.
September, October, and November – Slowly and gradually Monsoon slows down Temperature stays moderately higher with maximum 32-35 degree centigrade but night becomes pleasant in September. In the months of October and November weather stays perfect, neither hot nor cold. Light clothing for September and October but Moderately warm clothing for the month of November is recommended.