Retreats and Holidays in India
Location of Retreat
:   Rishikesh, Uttaranchal (near to New Delhi)
Yoga Type
:   Iyengar
Retreat Type
:   Yoga
:   Getaway
Guest Suitability
:   Singles, Couple, Group, Youth
Timing/ Duration
:   21 September - 30 September, 2012
12 October - 21 October, 2012
Who should go for this package? :
  • People looking for authentic and intensive Iyengar yoga classes led by a highly experienced Indian Yoga master;
  • Those seeking to deepen their yoga practice and connect with themselves.
  • Those wanting to experience Ashram Life in the Ashram town of Rishikesh.
  • Those wanting to get a deeper meaning from yoga including its philosophy
  • Those seeking to get "spiritually and personally charged" through satsangs, knowledge of self, and enriching kirtans.
  • Those wishing to experience some outing like a river rafting experience or a trek or even a Ayurveda rejuvenation massage during their stay
You can be a seasoned yoga practitioner or a complete beginner. This retreat is the perfect opportunity to get back in touch with yourself in an incredible and inspiring environment with a highly experienced team.
  • For first
    time travelers
    to India, as you are taken care of right from arrival into New Delhi until
    your departure back.
  • For single women travelers, as they will feel safer knowing
    that H&Y team is around to guide them and just a phone call away.
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In this package we offer you

~ Intensive yoga retreat (based on Iyengar style)
~ Peaceful, serene and pure Ashram setting
~ High level of personal guidance and attention
~ Deeply -connecting Yoga Instruction
~ Enriching and soothing chanting, Kirtans & Bhajans
~ Introduction to Vedanta Philosophy & Sanskrit language & terms (the language of the Yogas).

About the Retreat :

The course will explore the technical details of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation in the tradition of Iyengar Yoga. All are residential intensive courses with single accommodation and delicious yogic cuisine.

Right through the day, you’ll be engaged in different sessions of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting, Audio-video shows of Shri Iyengar classes, Discussions on Yoga Philosophy, Music & Bhajans.

There will also be an outing arranged such as a river rafting experience or a trek which will be decided in conjunction with the group at the start of the course.

Location and about retreat venue :

The retreat is perfectly located in the Ashram town of Rishikesh – the Yoga capital of the World. It is an ideal place to focus on your inner, physical and spiritual self.

The retreat will be conducted in the Ashram which is located right upon the banks of the holy Ganges river. It is set amidst two and a half acres of well manicured gardens and trees. The Ashram although calm and secluded, it is yet only a ten minute walk from the main Rishikesh bazaar and the bustling markets.

The Ashram has a wonderful yoga studio complete with props, which is fully equipped to accommodate more than 50 students at a time. It is located just behind the Ashram Temple with a scenic view of Himalayas and the holy Ganga River.

Spaces are limited to ensure our students receive a high level of personal guidance and attention.

Retreat Program :

This being a Yoga Intensive Retreat, there will be daily yoga classes. As a wholesome program, the study will include asana, meditation and pranayama. The style will reflect the training of the teacher giving a class.

In the morning asana session, you’re going to experience the art of yoga practice. Every day different sequences with clear instructions from the teacher will reveal you new methods and approaches of yogic practice.

In the evening Asana session you’ll learn more about technical details of asana, how to use props and the art of breathing.

Learning from the masters will always take you to an unknown world. Videos of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar’s classes and practice and Swami Dayananda’s talks will be shown in a session.

Sanskrit: The entire authentic Yoga literature is originally in the Sanskrit language. So, if you don’t know the basics, you really aren’t started. Here, in one session, you’re going to learn basic Sanskrit. At the end of the course you can read Sanskrit words, though it’ll take more time to understand the meaning.
There will also be an exclusive session of guided meditation.

In addition you will have sessions of chanting, bhajans (spiritual songs)
Daily classes offer the chance to positively influence your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

About the Teacher:

The retreat is led by Shri Nanda. He has been studying with Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri. Gitaji and Sri.Prashanthji and conducting regular yoga courses at the Ashram. During his long stay at Rishikesh, he made his yoga foundation from Br.Rudradevji and he got the opportunity to study with Sri. Ramanand Patelji of USA. He has also been a student of Vedanta taught by H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji.

Package Includes:

~ Pick up from New Delhi Airport upon arrival
~ Transit stay in New Delhi
~ Transfer to Rishikesh Ashram
~ Retreat Participation – includes Food, Accommodation, Tuition fee, Course materials and Group Outing program if any.
~ Return transfer to Delhi upon course completion
~ Transit stay in Delhi (if required)
~ Delhi sightseeing (optional)
~ Drop back to New Delhi Airport for flight back home

More than one hundred and fifty rooms, all with attached bathrooms, hot water, and around the clock electricity provide a comfortable stay for the seeker.

A comprehensive library with over five thousand books, offers a light and congenial atmosphere to study or browse.

Kitchen and dining facilities provide nutritious meals three times a day.

Living in the Ashram is a unique experience. With clean and simple settings, the air is charged with a spiritual energy that overwhelm the residents with a natural peace, tranquility and positivity.

06.15 AM - 06.45 AM : Chanting
06.45 AM - 08.45 AM : Asana
08.45 AM : Breakfast
10.00 AM - 11.00 AM : Who is a Yogi?
11.30 AM - 12.30 PM : Video Session
12.30 PM : Lunch
03.00 PM : Tea
03.30 PM - 04.30 PM : Basic Sanskrit
05.00 PM - 06.30 PM : Asana & Pranayama
07.00 PM - 07.30 PM : Meditation
07.30 PM - 08.30 PM : Dinner
08.30 PM - 09.30 PM : Satsang & Bajans.

* Subject to Change

Our H&Y team will be always be there throughout your trip to guide you from the beginning to the end of tour. We shall be just a phone call away.

Extra Add-Ons (Optional)

* Available from New Delhi

At Rishikesh:

- - Experience a day or two at the World famous Ananda Spa. Get enthralled by the extreme diversity between the simplicity of Ashram stay and the destination spa health pampering stay all in the same region. Of course, be prepared to spend quite a sum for this luxury add-on.
- - Reiki Course (2 day): Add on a level 1 Reiki Healing course with a 2-day extension to your Ashram visit and learn the art of energy healing.

At Delhi:

You could add trips (of varying durations) to places of historical and cultural richness around New Delhi -

Add a Day trip to Agra to visit the TAJ MAHAL - the monument of love - an architectural wonder of the world.
If you have more days, you could see the historical Moghul forts in JAIPUR alongwith the princely palaces of UDAIPUR.

You can also ask for a DELHI SIGHTSEEING trip to be organized to witness the architectural delights of the Moghul Era & the British Rule era, besides technologically marvelous temples and experience the peaceful aura at the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

Please mention in enquiry form if you want any of these visits to be added to your trip.

Food Options
Package includes Ashram Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Meals are simple, non spicy and vegetarian in the Yoga tradition of Sattvik balanced diet, known to be best for the body system. Meals are an Indian fare.
(If you seek variety, our team can also direct you to appropriate restaurants. In such cases, please note that the food costs would have to be borne by you directly)

Advice and Precautions
~Do not entertain beggars and unsolicited strangers.
~You need a VISA to travel into India. Please enquire with the VISA authorities in your country for more information.

Cancellation Terms
Amount forfeited upon Cancellation
a) More than 30 days before: 20% of tour cost
b) 15-30 days: 30% of tour cost
c) 7-15 days: 50% of tour cost
d) 2-7 days: 75% of Tour cost
e) Less than 2 days or Cancellation/changes during the tour - No Refund

Be prepared for a wholesome experience including authentic Yoga amidst the right spiritual ambience.

Package does not include:

1) Any meals other than those mentioned above.
2) Any portage at Airport and Hotels tips, Laundry, Mineral water, Telephone charges and all items of personal nature and meals and drinks not specified in the inclusions.
3) Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
4) Parking Charges, Interstate Taxes & Entrances to the park, monuments, Guide charges
5) Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.


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