Yoga in Rishikesh

yoga in rishikesh

Rishikesh is the ‘Yoga capital of India’. The jungles and riverside of Rishikesh are where sages and gurus have practiced and perfected yoga and meditation for years.

Yoga, the ancient Indian tradition to remain healthy is celebrated through the International Yoga week at the base of the Himalayas on the bank of the Ganges, in Rishikesh. Yoga, the word derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj”, means to bind, join, attach and yoke, to direct and concentrate one’s attention on, to use and apply. While practicing Yoga, one exercises yoking of all the powers of body, mind and soul. Yoga is a very useful practice for disciplining of the intellect, the mind, the emotions and the will enables one to look at life in all its aspects evenly.
This yoga retreat will provide an incredible opportunity to live, breathe and experience yoga on a whole new level. You will not only practice and deepen your Asanas (physical Yoga Postures) but you will awaken your spirit and open yourself to a more wholesome and fulfilling life. We will give you the tools to have a healthy, positive and enriching life through the detailed and compassionate teaching of our authentic yoga teachers and spiritual masters.

The program

10 days

The tour starts from Delhi, the capital city of India, where you can witness the captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, fabulous eating places and bustling markets. It then leads to a divine journey in Rishikesh, a small tranquil city on the laps of the Himalayas and at the confluence of the rivers Chandrabhaga and the sacred Ganga. Encircled by the picturesque hills on all three sides and the Sacred Ganga flowing through the valley, the divine land offers a perfect meditation centre where pilgrims from all over the world come to attain salvation. Here you will participate in a 7 days yoga retrait in a traditionl Ahram on the beautiful Ganga banks. Before joing the retrait you will have a chance to visit also the holy city of Haridwar with its various temples, ashrams and take part in the worship of River Ganga in the evening, thus getting a flavour of the deep religious insight and belief.

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1° day: arrival at delhi

Delhi
Arrival at Delhi airport. Transfer to hotel for some rest. Around 10 am after breakfast you
will start your guided tour of Old Delhi. In particular, you will visit the Red Fort (visit only from outside), a UNESCO World Heritage since 2007, built in 1639 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (the creator of the Taj Mahal), the the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, where an ancient copy of the holy Quran written on Deer skin is preserved. Visit small lanes of this part of the city such as Chawri Bazar, one of the busiest street of Old Delhi. Later visit Raj Ghat, the site of Mahatma Ghandi cremation. After lunch you will visit new Delhi with its Government buildings such as the India Gate, an arch erected in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I, and the Parliament House. In the late afternoon we will continue the visit with the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship in India, known as the “Sarovar.” Then trasfer to the hotel.

2° day: transfer to rishikesh

Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to New Delhi railway station to board the train to Haridwar. The train “Dehradun Shatabadi” will depart from New Delhi railway station and reach Haridwar. On arrival you will be taken for an excursion tour of Haridwar city. Its location at the point where the Ganges leaves the Himalayas to begin its journey across the plains makes it a particularly holy place. Proceed for the sightseeing tour visiting Chandi Devi. A panoramic view of Haridwar can be enjoyed from the temple of Chandi Devi located on top of Neel Parvat. The temple is a 3 km trek from Chandi Ghat. Maya Devi Temple is located to the east of Har-ki-Pauri. Bhimgoda is another spot to visit at Haridwar. Pawan Dham is famous for its Hanuman Mandir decorated with glass pieces. In the evening you will be transferred to your hotel at Rishikesh by road, which is 25 km from Haridwar. Overnight in Rishikesh (B, D)

3° – 9° day: yoga in rishikesh

Rishikesh
During the next 7 days you will participate in a yoga retrait. The following will be the tentative schedule for the next days:

05:00: Wake up call (Morning Bell)
05:15 – 06:15: Morning Meditation
06:30 – 07:30: Morning Yoga
07.30 – 8:00: Havan (Fire ritual)
08:15 – 09:00: Breakfast (silence observed)
10:00 – 12:00: Library hours with Wi-fi access
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch (silence observed)
13:00 – 13:30: Digestive breathing
13:30 – 15:00: Library hours with Wi-fi access
15:15 – 16:00: Lecture, Q&A about Yoga, meditation and philosophy
16:00 – 16:25: Evening Tea
16:30 – 17:45: Evening Yoga
18:15 – 19:15: Evening Meditation
19:30 – 20:00:: Dinner (silence observed)

Overnight in Rishikesh (B, L D).

10° day: depart to delhi

Transfer by car to Delhi airport (around 5 hs) and departure with international flight.

RISHIKESH: WHEN TO GO

The city of Rishikesh has a pleasant climate all year, but the best months for practicing yoga in Rishikesh are from September to April. These months provide the best time between the heat of summer and the cold of winter and are a perfect climate for yogic routines.

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