Learn, Discover, and Relax
(Maharishi Mahesh Yogi beautifully preserved ashram located in the Rajaji Tiger Reserve where the Beatles wrote the White Album)
The Retreat Includes:
- Airport pick-up,
- Transport to Rishikesh
- 9 nights at the retreat centre
- Guided daily morning meditation sessions
- Daily yoga classes with Will Fisher and Malene Vedel
- Four Specialised yoga workshops
- Daily traditional Vedic fire ceremonies
- Cleansing ayurvedic meals with locally sourced food. Organic grains and pulses sourced from the ashrams charity farm/school
- Techniques classes
- One hour Ayurvedic massage
- Authentic Indian cooking workshop with Indian chefs
- A meal in one of Rishikesh’s best restaurants
- Excursions to famous yoga locations
Visit to the famous Beatles ashram. The Beatles visited Rishikesh in 1968 for meditation. After this visit Rishikesh suddenly came into the limelight throughout the world. The Beatles came here to learn transcendental meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram.
Visit to Kunjapuri temple. With picnic breakfast on the hills. This is one of the must-visit places of the Tehri district not just because of its story related to gods and goddesses but also for the panoramic view of Garhwal Himalayan peaks like Swarga Rohini, Gangotri, Banderpunch and Chaukhamba to the north and Rishikesh.
Visit to Vashistha Cave in Rishikesh. Vashistha cave is the cave of great sage Vashistha. This cave is located 25 km from Rishikesh and it is believed that Vashistha Rishi meditated here. This cave is a beautiful place for meditation.
Every part of the retreat has been hand-picked and personally arranged by us to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
- Yoga philosophy – the thoughts and ideas behind the yoga postures.
- Yoga history – how yoga has developed over the many years to what it is today.
- Techniques – learn alignment of the most common yoga postures.
- Ayurveda – with one of Rishikesh’s well-respected doctors. In this workshop you will learn how to maintain balance and live life to the full from an ayurvedic perspective.
- Mauna, mantra and agni hotra – what it is, its benefits and why to bring it into a regular practice.
- Authentic Indian cooking workshop with Indian chefs
Malene Vedel is a compassionate yoga teacher with a professional attitude to her teachings and students.
Yoga and Meditation are her life. From her eyes shine forth a love and interest for the practice. Her work, teachings and writings show a deep and consistent dedication. In her voice you will be sure to feel inspired by her humbleness, gratitude a...
We will be staying in the soothing and comforting space of the Akhanda Yoga founder's (our teacher's) Ashram that lies hidden in the narrow streets of Tapovan, a village area on the outskirts of busy Rishikesh. Here we are tucked into a world that offers a secure and inspiring environment to delve into the depth of Yoga and Meditation.
The rooms are clean and simple, kept in a pure Sattvic style to soothe your stay. Each of the rooms is laid out for 2 people to share with en-suite bathrooms attached. Private en-suite rooms are also available for guests that would like a single occupancy room. Ashram life welcomes the essence of community and living to share.
A waft of freshly baked traditional Indian flatbread spreads across the Ashram as the kitchen staff gets ready to serve you a delicious nourishing meal, cooked with organic local ingredients. In an instant, there’s a feeling of home and belonging.
3 Sattvic Vegan meals will be served in the Ashram, cooked in a well equipped and clean kitchen by our favourite chefs. They will ensure you get full power for the daily adventures.
If you have special meal preference or allergies, just let us know – everything is possible, and we cater with a smile for you!
In the retreat centre we value the individual as well as the community and we make space for those two aspects both to work well. Learning to be with yourself allows you to be safe, confident and comfortable in the space of others. From this, a new aspect of yourself shines forth. During the day there is plenty of space and time for us to connect. In the evenings and early mornings we observe silence. Utilise this valuable time for yourself.
hundred and fifty underserved children in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
Sansar Gyaan Pathshala was founded in 2013 by Yogrishi Vishvketu and
Helping Hands for India.Helping Hands for India is a charitable
organisation managed by a dedicated team of volunteers who have an
interest in helping people with less fortunate circumstances to better their
lives. Helping Hands for India is a non-denominational group, supported
by the Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India, committed to providing
educational opportunities and promoting the well-being of children in India.
Flights are not included in the price. This retreat begins in Dehradun where we will be picking you up from the airport on Friday 14th September 2018 and finishes Sunday morning 23rd 2018 at the ashram. Because you may wish to extend your stay following the retreat and to enable you to have the opportunity of continuing your travels in India our price does not include the return transfer to Dehradun. However, we are very happy to arrange for you any return transport you need either to the airport or elsewhere in India.
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