7 Intensive Iyengar Yoga Retreat - Rishikesh

Intensive Iyengar Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh
Location of Retreat
:   Rishikesh, Uttaranchal (near to New Delhi)
Yoga Type
:   Iyengar
Retreat Type
:   Yoga
:   Getaway
Guest Suitability
:   USD$ 500
Timing/ Duration
:   25th September to 4th October, 2016 (open for all) this is for 10 days
26th November to 3rd December, 2016 (open for all) this is for 10 days
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
  • 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.
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.
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Iyengar yoga is developed by BKS Yengar. it is a scientific, disciplined and deeply researched yoga system. It shows how eight aspects (limbs) of ashtanga yoga are integrated. The Iyengar Yoga gives emphasis on precision, alignment, sequencing of asanas, props, timing and therapeutics. Through precise insistence and love it cultivates self-knowing and awareness. It teaches how to move from the outer world to inner world.
Iyengar Yoga retreat is a holistic approach towards yoga. By participating in this wonderful Iyengar yoga retreat you will be enriched with a happier, healthier lifestyle and yoga knowledge.
The retreat is best suited for beginners. It will elaborate the technical details or Pranayama and Asana in the style of Iyengar Yoga.

The ashram has a wonderful yoga studio which is fully equipped for teaching Iyengar yoga. It is located just behind the Ashram Temple with a scenic view of the Himalaya and the holy Ganga River.

Course Fees:

USD500/- each 8-Days Course. It includes all meals, apartment accommodation on twin sharing basis, tuition fee, course materials and one outing program. (During the course, students will venture out for outing program together. It may be for rafting, trekking or sight-seeing, to be decided at the beginning of course).

USD600/- each 8-Days course. Same as above except Single Room

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.

*Venue: Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India*
The ashram has a wonderful yoga studio which is fully equipped for teaching Iyengar yoga. It is located just behind the Ashram Temple with a scenic view of the Himalaya 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.


06.00 AM - 06.30 AM : Chanting
06.30 AM - 09.00 AM : Asana (yoga postures)
09.00 AM : Breakfast
11.30 AM - 12.30 PM : Video Session
12.30 PM : Lunch
03.00 PM : Tea-break
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 : Yoga Philosophy, Satsanga, Music & Bhajans.

(Please note that the above schedule is typical course schedule. The schedule timings are subject to vary from course to course, so your schedule may not be exactly what is shown here. You will receive exact daily schedule upon your arrival at the ashram)

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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