Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Yoga & Meditation Retreat is a perfect opportunity to take a break, escape the daily routine and refresh your body and mind by practising various yogic techniques such as asana, pranayama , mudra, kriya, bandha and meditation. Retreat is suitable for all levels – yoga beginners and also experienced practitioners. During 2 weeks, you will experience traditional Hatha Yoga – Patanjali Yoga, get insight into yoga philosophy and get all benefits from different meditation techniques.


Yoga Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Upcoming Courses 2018

Dates Course Fees Seat Availability
Feb 01-14, 2018 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Fully Booked
Mar 01-14, 2018 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Apr 01-14, 2018 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Fully Booked
Aug 16-29, 2018 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Sep 01-14, 2018 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Dec 01-14, 2018 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Fully Booked
       

Attention:

  • Kindly, please inform us by email after filling the application form, because sometimes the applications wouldn’t reach us due to the server problem.

  • Single room accommodation might be provided outside of the PIYF ashram, within 2 minutes’ walk. Extra charge for single room is 100 USD.

 

Yoga Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Upcoming Courses 2019

Dates Course Fees Seat Availability
Feb 01-14, 2019 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Mar 01-14, 2019 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Apr 01-14, 2019 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Aug 16-29, 2019 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Sep 01-14, 2019 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Dec 01-14, 2019 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Fully Booked
       

Attention:

  • Kindly, please inform us by email after filling the application form, because sometimes the applications wouldn’t reach us due to the server problem.

  • Single room accommodation might be provided outside of the PIYF ashram, within 2 minutes’ walk. Extra charge for single room is 100 USD.

 

Yoga Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Upcoming Courses 2020

Dates Course Fees Seat Availability
Feb 01-14, 2020 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Mar 01-14, 2020 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Apr 01-14, 2020 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Aug 16-29, 2020 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Sep 01-14, 2020 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Apply for course
Dec 01-14, 2020 100 Hour Retreat 600.00 USD Fully Booked
       

Attention:

  • Kindly, please inform us by email after filling the application form, because sometimes the applications wouldn’t reach us due to the server problem.

  • Single room accommodation might be provided outside of the PIYF ashram, within 2 minutes’ walk. Extra charge for single room is 100 USD.

 
Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Aim, Objective and Requirements

In Yoga & Meditation Retreat, you will start each day with chanting mantras, breathing exercises and traditional hatha yoga class. During the day you will have enough time to explore and enjoy the Rishikesh lifestyle, deepen your asana practice in the afternoon yoga class, and end the day with meditation. After this retreat, you will have better understanding of yoga and feel a deeper connection with your higher self.

All classes are taught by Dr. Jitendra Das and his assistant yoga teachers

 
  • Certificate of completion issued by Patanjali International Yoga Foundation

  • Daily intensive practice of mantra, asana, pranayama,kriya, mudra, and meditation

  • Daily theory class on yogic philosophy, anatomy

  • Daily 2 healthy yogic vegetarian meals and herbal tea

  • Excursions and sightseeing tours

  • 14 nights accommodation

  • Maximum 30 students

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Training Requirements

To be eligible to attend the intensive Yoga & Meditation Retreat, we have established prerequisites to help create the groups, that are able to work together for 2 weeks of intensive yoga journey. This is a journey of personal and professional development that builds on the practitioner's previous experience. It is easier and more comfortable to guide trainees in a yoga session if they have previous experience. We highly recommend to all applicants, to have at least 1 year of regular yoga practice.

* We will send the specific prerequisites and study materials after the course registration.

 
Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Number of Students

We accept maximum 30 students. The group is small enough to ensure an intimate environment, and large enough to ensure a dynamic, engaging and holistic experience.!

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Language of Yoga Course

The whole YTTC course is in English. At least medium level of understanding is required.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Graduation and certification

After completing Yoga & Meditation Retreat, you will receive a certificate of completion issued by Patanjali International Yoga Foundation.

 
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Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Course Schedule

The requirements of Yoga Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the 6 to 7 retreat hours in the day are assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the retreat intensive but enlightening. Depending on the yoga school the mornings can begin as early as 6:00 a.m. with meditation followed by some yoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in philosophy.

  • 06:00 Wake up, self-practice

  • 07:30-10:00 Morning yoga practice - mantra, kriya, pranayama, asana, relaxation

  • 10:30-11:00 Lunch break (yogic meal)

  • 11:00-13:30 Non-contact hours - self-study

  • 13:30-14:00 Herbal Tea

  • 14:30-16:00 Theory class - philosophy, anatomy, art of teaching

  • 17:00-19:00 Evening yoga practice - asana, adjustments and Astanga Vinyasa

  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner break (yogic meal)

  • 20:30-21:30 Meditation, Kirtan

  • 22:00 Lights off

 
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Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Course Syllabus

Asana: learn about basic asanas (postures) including their different levels and variations, from beginner to advanced level. In each asana you will learn proper adjustments, alignments, techniques, corrections, contra-indications, physical and psychic awareness, benefits, etc.

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation): learn the 12 positions of sun salutations, their variations, points of concentration, breathing and mantras.

Pranayama: learn main types of Pranayama 'breathing' techniques - Anuloma-Viloma, Nadishodhana, Ujjai, Bhramari, Shitali, Sitkari, Bhastrika and Kapalbhati.

Bandha: learn the practice of 3 bandhas - energy locks in the body - Mula bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Uddiyana bandha and Maha bandha.

Kriya: learn and practice Shatkriya "six body cleansing methods": Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak and Kapalbhati.

 
 

Mudras: learn and practice main yogic mudras (gestures) according to Shatchakra and energy channels.

Meditation : learn and practice major meditation techniques.

Mantra: learn to chant and present main vedic mantras.

Philosophy, lifestyle and ethics: We will explain and discuss the history and philosophy of yoga, according to Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Gheranda Samhita. Learn about the 8 limbs of yoga and their use in modern yogic lifestyle.

 
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Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Code of Conduct

​​Yoga & Meditation Retreat Trainee should follow the below code of conduct:

  • ​Discipline is an integral part of the training program and the course routine must be strictly followed.
  • Disrespect of rules and regulations may result in course termination, without any refund.

  • Restricted dress code for all classes is white yoga trousers, t-shirt, socks, jacket, jumper and shawl.

  • Absenting from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher will be considered as a gross breach of discipline.

  • A student must inform the staff in advance if they intend to skip a meal, so there is no waste of food.

  • Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.

  • Do not be late for class, the door of yoga hall would be closed and you will no longer be allowed to enter.

  • Smoking and consumption of any drugs, alcohol and meat is strictly prohibited during the training.

  • Animals and children under 12 years are not allowed in the ashram.

 
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Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Fees Includes
  • PIYF certificate of completion

  • Daily intensive practice o mantra, asana, pranayama, kriya, mudra, and meditation

  • Daily theory class on yogic philosophy, anatomy and the art of teaching

  • Daily 2 healthy yogic vegetarian meals and herbal tea

  • Excursions and sightseeing tours

  • 14 nights accommodation

  • Printed materials of course

  • Tools for neti kriya pot

  • Yoga mats available in yoga hall

*We provide five – seven dishes in one meal with proper nutrition and fresh cooked. Our foods are suitable for both western and eastern students. We have different menu for each day.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Fees refund policy
  • Please mind, that deposit submitted with the application is non - refundable or transferable under any circumstances.

  • Only in special case of emergency, PIYF allows students to transfer for other scheduled course within the period of one year.

  • Notification must be made at least 1 month prior the beginning of the course.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Payment Options
  • Overseas payment should be made on behalf of Patanjali International Yoga Foundation / Dr. Jitendra Das, using one of the following methods:

  • The overseas payment transfer charges will be paid by students.

  • ​Please find fees payment options PAYMENT OPTIONS
 
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Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Location

Yoga & Meditation Retreat takes place at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation, in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, situated on the bank of the holy Ganga River, on the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is a very relaxed and spiritual place, enabling you to get into the very peaceful atmosphere. It is believed, that meditation in Rishikesh brings people closer to the attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it.

Nearby location:

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 30 km

  • Haridwar, 25 km

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 250 km

  • Lakshman Jhula Bridge, 500 m

  • Rishikesh town, 4 km

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Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh India : Accommodation and Yoga Ashram

At Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF), Rishikesh, we provide accommodation and other facilities to our yoga students to make their stay comfortable and healthy.

  • Single / shared accommodation with attached bathroom and hot water.

  • Please keep in mind, that this is a yoga ashram and not a hotel, so we provide all ashram facilities.

  • Upon your arrival, we provide soap and toilet paper, the rest of the time you need to buy it.

  • For your personal safety and security, please bring a padlock for your room.

  • We provide clean bed sheets and towel once a week.

  • We provide shared kettle, iron and hair dryer on the each floor.

  • We provide a blanket, but during the winter we recommend you to bring a sleeping bag.

Additional facilities:

  • Shop with Ayurveda medicine

  • Library

  • Laundry

  • Taxi Service

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