Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Rishikesh

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1st Sep 2019
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As the name suggests the retreat is refreshing, rejuvenating, and meant to connect with the self to bringing more awareness towards the self and connecting with the like-minded people with Indian village life experience of culture, spirituality, and mindfulness along with a blend of adventurous activities.

Highlights

Nature life experience

Spiritual and cultural experience

Opportunity to travel and explore the Himalayas

Satsang (chanting), pranayama, yoga asana and meditation classes

Ayurveda massage experience

River rafting in the Ganges

11 nights accommodation

Daily breakfast

Styles

Sivananda Yoga

10 days with instruction in English

Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport

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 gardens and the 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 the modern and fun motif, you’re sure to enjoy any stay, whether you’re here on business or for some fun. And all of the 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.

Program

Day 1 - arrival Rishikesh

Overnight stay at hilltop swiss cottage

Day 2

06:00 - 07:45 Silent meditative walks in the morning

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 Lunchtime

16:00 -17:30 Sivananda yoga class

18:00 Dinner time

Free time

21:00 Bedtime

Day 3

Visit Lksham 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 Beatles ashram or the original, Maharishi Mahesh yogi ashram. Later in the evening, enjoy the arati ceremony on the banks of the Ganges.

Lunch en route and dinner in the evening

Day 4

06:00 - 07:45 Mantra chanting and 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 Lunchtime

16:00 - 17:30 Sivananda yoga class

18:00 Dinner time

Free time

21:00 Bedtime

Day 5

06:00 - 07:30 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.

rest of the day is free.

Day 6

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 (four hours approximatively)

Neelkanth Mahadev temple

Rest of the day is at leisure 21:00 Bedtime

Day 7

06:00 - 07:45 Mantra chanting & meditation

08:30 - 10:00 Purification kriyas (jal neti, sutra neti and 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 Bedtime

Day 8

06:00 - 07:45 Silent meditative walks in the morning

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 Lunchtime

16:00 -17:30 Sivananda yoga class

18:00 Dinner time

Free time

21:00 Bedtime

Day 9

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 Bedtime

Day 10

Village life experience & karma yoga

After breakfast today, you will go to 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 - 07:45 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 Bedtime

Day 12

Continue you journey for further destinations *Retreat ends

Included excursions

Vashistha Cave

Vashistha cave is a 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 kilometers far from Rishikesh & it is believed that Vashistha Rishi meditated here. This cave is the most beautiful place of meditation.

Legends say that Vashistha came here at River Ganga for suicide after the 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 a small family for many years. During 1930 swami purshottamanand came here and maintained this place. Currently, Swami Chaitanya and Ji (disciple of Swami Purshottamanand) is head of the ashram.

Neelkanth Mahadev

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.

Location

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.

Food

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

The following meals are included: Breakfast

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

Vegetarian

Yogic

What's included

11 nights twin shared accommodation

Breakfast (vegetarian )

All meals included on the village two nights stay

River rafting on the Ganges

Village life experience with accommodation

Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda classes

Transport services as per the retreat

2 Ayurveda full body abhyanga massages

What's not included

International and domestic flights

Lunch and dinner not included except two days in village stay

Visa fee for India and airport taxes

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

All services which are not mentioned in the “trip inclusions”

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