Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Rishikesh, Himalayas

RETREAT DURATION 11 DAYS

DATES : 20 JANUARY 2019, 17 MARCH 2019, 07 APRIL 2019, 4 JULY 2019, 01 OCTOBER 2019, 16 OCTOBER 2019, 01 NOVEMBER 2019 &16 NOVEMBER 2019.

As the name suggest the retreat is designed to refresh and connect with the self & our true nature. To know more and go deeper within and witness the connection with the nature and find the balance., Tuning the body, mind & the spirit.

making new friends - meeting like minded people, sharing EXPERIENCES to transform, grow & develop the deeper UNDErstanding of life & spirituality with oneness.

RISHIKESH

RISHIKESH IS LOCATED IN THE NORTH OF INDIA IN THE STATE OF UTTARAKHAND. IT IS KNOWN AS THE GATEWAY TO THE HIMALAYAS AND A FAMOUS PILGRIMAGE CITY FOR HINDUS AND YOGIS. THE CITY ANNUALLY ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS AND TOURISTS BOTH FROM INDIA AS WELL AS FROM THE WESTERN COUNTRIES. IT IS HOME TO MANY YOGA CENTERS THAT CAN PARTIALLY LOOK BACK ON A LONG TRADITION. RISHIKESH THEREFORE HAS THE REPUTATION OF BEING THE YOGA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD TO BE.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • SATSANG (CHANTING), PRANAYAMA, YOGA ASANA & MEDITATION CLASSES..

  • SPIRITUAL & CULTURAL EXPERIENCE.

  • OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL & EXPLORE HIMALAYAS.

  • RIVER RAFTING IN GANGES.

  • NATURE  LIFE EXPERIENCE.

  • INDIAN  VEGETARIAN MEALS.

  • VISIT TO BEATLES ASHRAM OR Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram.

  • VISIT  TO NEELKANTH MAHADEV TEMPLE.

  • VISIT  TO SAGE VASHISTHA MEDITATION CAVE.

  • VILLAGE LIFE EXPERIENCE.

  • AYURVEDA MASSAGE EXPERIENCE.

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DAY 01.

Arrival  Rishikesh.

Overnight stay at Hilltop Swiss Cottage.

Yoga Hall Hill Top Swiss Cottage.

Yoga Hall Hill Top Swiss Cottage.

DAY 02.

06:00 – 7:45: Silent meditative walk in the morning.

08:30 -10:00: Pranayama and sivananda yoga class.

10:00 – 10:45 Breakfast time.

12:00 – 13:00 Free tome for self-study and massages.

13:30 – 14:15 lunch time.

16:00 -17:30: Sivananda yoga class.

18:00: Dinner time.

Free time.

21:00: Bed time.

BEATLES ASHRAM OR Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram.

DAY 03.

 

Visit Laksham Jhula, a long and mighty bridge over the Ganges, which was built in 1939. You will visit various temples in the city along with the famous Beetles ashram or The original, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram. It was abandoned in 1997 and is now back under the control of the forest department. However, the shells of many buildings, meditation cells and lecture halls can still be seen, including Maharishi’s own house and the guesthouse where the Beatles stayed and apparently wrote much of the White Album.

 

The once-striking art installation called The Beatles Cathedral Gallery has become a graffiti free-for-all, but it's still worth seeing.

 

It is to be turned into a museum soon. Later in the evening enjoy the Arati ceremony on the banks of the Ganges.

 

Lunch en route & Dinner in the evening.

Day 04.

 

06:00 – 7:45: Mantra chanting & meditation.

08:30 -10:00: Pranayama & Sivananda yoga class.

10:00 – 10:45 Breakfast time.

12:00 – 13:00 Free time for self study or massages.

13:30 – 14:15 lunch time.

16:00 -17:30: Sivananda Yoga class.

18:00: Dinner time.

Free time.

21:00: Bed time

Day 05.

 

06:00 – 7:30 Satsang in the morning followed by meditation.

 

08:30 – 10:00 Sivananda yoga Class

 

10:00-11:00 Breakfast.

After breakfast drive to visit Lord Rama’s Guru  Sage Vashishta’s Cave.

 

Vashistha cave is cave (Gufa) of great sage Vashistha. Vashistha was one of the Saptarishis (Seven Great Sages) in ancient India. Vashistha was manas putra of Lord Brahma & Guru of Lord Ram. This cave is located 25 kms far from Rishikesh & it is believed that Vashistha Rishi meditated here. This cave is most beautiful place of meditation.

 

Sage Vashistha had possession of the divine cow Nandini. Nandini was daughter of Kamdhenu. Nandini has power to produce food instantly for lots of people. Arundhuti was wife of sage Vashistha. Mitra Varuna & Urvasi was parents of Vashistha. Vashistha was one of the authors of ancient Indian scripture Rigveda. Vashistha was also Guru of Lord Ram. Vashistha was Guru (Teacher) of Lord Ram & he was also Rajpurohit (Chief priest) of Ikshwaku family (Surya Vansh).

 

Legends say that Vashistha came here at River Ganga for suicide after death of his children. River Ganga refused his suicide. Arundhati (Wife of Vashistha) decided to stay here because she liked the atmosphere. Sage Vashistha meditated here. Later it was maintained by small family for many years. During 1930 Swami Purshottamanand came here & maintained this place. Currently Swami Chaitanyanand Ji (disciple of Swami Purshottamanand) is head of the ashram.

 

Rest of the day is free.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Day 06.

 

06:00 – 07:30 Pranayama & Meditation Class.

08:30-10:00  Sivananda Yoga Class.

10:15-11:00 Breakfast.

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple.

Drive time visit and back (4 HRS. approx.)

 

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

According to Hindu mythology, the place where the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple currently stands is the sacred location where Lord Shiva consumed the poison Halahala that originated from the sea when Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) churned the ocean in order to obtain Amrita.

This poison that emanated during the Samudramanthan (churning of ocean) made his throat blue in color. Thus, Lord Shiva is also known as Neelkanth, literally meaning The Blue Throated One. Rest of the day is at leisure.

 

21:00: Bed time               

Day 07.

 

06:00 – 7:45: Mantra chanting & meditation.

08:30 -10:00: Purification Kriyas ( Jal neti, Sutra Neti & Dhauti )

10:00 – 10:45 Breakfast time.

12:00 – 13:00 Free time for self study or massages.

13:30 – 14:15 lunch

16:00 -17:30: Ayurveda Class.

18:00: Dinner

Free time.

21:00: Bed time

Day 08.

 

06:00 – 7:45: Silent Meditative walks in the morning.

08:30 -10:00: Pranayama Class & Sivananda Yoga Class.

10:00 – 10:45 Breakfast time.

12:00 – 13:00 Free time for self study or massages.

13:30 – 14:15 lunch

16:00 -17:30: Sivananda Yoga class

18:00: Dinner

Free time.

21:00: Bed time

RIVER RAFTING ON GANGES

Day 09.

 

06:00 – 07:30 Pranayama & Meditation Class.

08:30-10:00: Sivananda Yoga Class

10:15-11:00: Breakfast time.

After breakfast at the hotel departure to white-water rafting on the Ganges.

Rest of the Day is free.

21:00: Bed time

Day 10. Village life experience & Karma Yoga.

After Breakfast today we will going the village House and help in village activities.

lunch and dinner at the village.

Free time for self study and experience.

overnight stay at the village house.

Day 11. In the Village.

 

06:00 – 7:45: Silent Meditative walks in the morning.

08:30 -10:00: Pranayama Class & Sivananda Yoga Class.

10:00 – 10:45 Breakfast time.

12:00 – 13:00 Free time for self study.

13:30 – 14:15 lunch time.

16:00 -17:30: Meditation & mantra chanting.

18:00: Dinner

Free time.

21:00: Bed time

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Day 12. Continue our journey for further destinations.

Retreat Ends

Meals

Pure vegetarian meals prepared with love. Delicious, healthy, simple and traditional, Using mainly local and organic ingredients. A diet helpful to concentration & meditation.

ACCOMMODATION

HILLTOP SWISS COTTAGE ( with the Highest Yoga Hall in Rishikesh )

Hill Top Swiss Cottage offers simple yet clean accommodation that depicts a homely hotel with a personal touch. You will not only experience serenity, spirituality and closeness to nature but also exceptional services and facility. And above all they do everything with a personal touch. The garden and open area along with the warm and modern interiors, only adds to the panoramic views of the Ganga and the mountain beyond. The beauty of every room is that it opens out onto a large balcony or a private balcony with some having a peak of the forest area. The rooms offer the elegance, class and comfort you have been looking for your whole life. With modern and fun motif, you’re sure to enjoy any stay, whether you’re here on business or for some fun. And all of beds offer you the luxurious comfort of memory foam, so you can ensure that you’ll sleep soundly. Hill Top Swiss Cottage offers luxury ganga facing and mountain facing accommodation. It is an ideal place for yoga, meditation and retreat.

INCLUDED

NOt INCLUDED

  • TWIN SHARE ACCOMMODATION.

  • BREAKFAST. (vEGETARIAN )

  • ALL MEALS INCLUDED ON THE VILLAGE 2 NIGHT STAY.

  • RIVER RAFTING ON GANGES.

  • VILLAGE LIFE EXPERIENCE WITH ACCOMMODATION.

  • YOGA, MEDITATION  & Ayurveda CLASSES.

  • TRANSPORT SERVICES AS PER THE RETREAT.

  • 2 AYURVEDA FULL BODY ABHYANGA MASSAGES.

  • International and domestic flights.

  • lunch and dinner not included except 2 days in village stay.

  • Visa fee for India & airport taxes.

  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, fax services,beverages (even during meals)

  • All services which are not mentioned in the “Trip Inclusions”.

WHAT TO BRING ?

Please bring comfortable clothing for yoga, a small towel for yoga, an eye pillow (optional), warm clothes, a bathing suit, a robe, shoes or sandals, comfortable shoes.

Retreat Fee Per Person is USD 565

Rates are subject to change with a hike of 5% to 10% depending on the current conversion rate and the peak season demands.

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