14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

Rishikesh, India

14 Days | Beginner

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The 14 days Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India centre is held over a duration of 14 days and 13 nights. While this retreat explores the concept of Ayurveda as the highlight of the program, the curriculum also integrates yoga asana and pranayama practices on a daily basis to bring balance into students’ practice. For asana practices, our school focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles of asana.

Students will go through 6 days of training with 1 rest day per week. On this rest day, our school organizes a half-day excursion for students on the rest day that may involve visits to one of the sacred sites in Rishikesh. The rest day usually falls on a Sunday, but may be shifted to a weekday to avoid tourists and traffic during high season in Rishikesh. Excursion organized by school is inclusive in the course fee and the destination would be selected by school.

Accommodations, meals and excursion during the retreat are inclusive in the course fee as mentioned in more detail below.

Course Level

  • Beginner

Language of Instruction:

  • English

14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat is suitable for those who….

  • Are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga and ayurveda
  • Want a short break from a busy and fast lifestyle to refresh and balance the body and mind
  • Want to understand the nature of your body through an Ayurvedic perspective
  • Are looking for a balanced lifestyle through Yogic and Ayurvedic wisdom, science and practices
  • Are registered RYT and wants to collect Continuing Education (CE) training hours

Course Certification

Upon course completion, you will receive certificate of completion. All retreat courses are valid as Continuing Education (CE) training hours for those registered as RYT under Yoga Alliance (USA). Yoga retreats does not count towards yoga teacher training hours, nor does it certify you as a yoga teacher.

14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Course Curriculum

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Part I - Introduction to Ayurveda

Origin, meaning and scope of Ayurveda (mind, body, senses, soul); objective of Ayurveda

Basic principles: theory of creation; the five elements; composition of human beings; balance of elements; three qualities; modern application of Ayurvedic principles

Thri-dosha; dosha formation; dosha states and balance; evaluating dosha type; dosha characteristics; reasons for disturbance; remedies to alleviate

Tri-guna; mind types; mind balance; diet and nutrition; Lifestyle; Emotions

Four states of agni; digestive process; digestion, atma and disease; wastes; elimination of wastes

Tissues; formation and imbalance of tissues; ojas; channels; function and impairment of channels

Part II - Health & Ayurveda

Effects of food; principles of food: taste; qualities; potency; digestive effect; special action

Dietary guidelines; quantities of food; digestive power; sattvic food; other considerations

Cause of disease; role of doshas; tendency to disease; identification of disease; patient examination; stages of manifestation; classification of disease

Detoxification (Panch karma),
Rejuvenation therapy (rasayana),
Treatment for addictions (madaatya)

Home remedies for common ailments: anxiety and depression; arthritis; asthama; coughs and colds; fatigue; headache; indigestion and constipation; insomnia; obesity; skin problems

14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India : Daily Schedule

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This 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat is our longest yoga retreats with half-day excursions on rest days. During this yoga teacher training, you will be provided with three vegetarian meals, including afternoon masala tea. We encourage the students to go sleep early before 10pm as that is conducive to the yoga retreat. Here is the typical daily schedule for 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:

Typical Daily Schedule

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Time Activity
05:00 – 6:00 : Wake Up!
06:15 – 06:30 : Mantra chanting
06:30 – 07:30 : Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices
07:30 – 09:00 : Hatha-Yoga (Classical)
09:00 – 10:00 : Breakfast and free time
10:00 – 12:00 : Session I – Ayurveda Theory & Practice
12:30 – 13:00 : Karma Yoga (Seva)
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 : Self-Study / Self-Practice
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea break
16:30 – 18:00 : Session II – Ayurveda Treatment & Practice
18:30 – 20:00 : Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 : Self-Study / Free Time
21:00 – 22:00 : Go to Sleep!
* Schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.

Note: The first day of the course will start at 10.30am and last day ends before 12pm noon (Check-out time).

14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India : Course Dates

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This Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India starts on the 2nd of every month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our upcoming course dates are on the following dates:

Course Date Course Name Book Now
2th – 15th January 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th February 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th March 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th April 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th May 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th June 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th July 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th August 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th September 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th October 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th November 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India
2th – 15th December 14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India

14 Days Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Course Fee

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Accommodation Type Price Per Person
Shared Twin Room US$ 775
Private Single Room US$ 900

Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 100 advance deposit is required to secure your seat for the course. The remaining course fee is due on arrival at our school reception.

Course Fees INCLUDE:
  • 13 nights non-AC Accommodation (AC available at additional cost)
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai)
  • Half-day excursion
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Yoga materials during class (i.e. yoga mat, block, belt, etc.)
  • Printed study handouts
  • Course Certification
Course Fees DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Airport Transfer (available at additional charges)
  • Travel expenses (i.e. airfare, train, bus, taxi, etc.)
  • Laundry services (available at additional charges)
  • Extra nights beyond course dates (available at additional charges)
  • Extra excursion not organized by school
  • Air Conditioning / Heater (available at additional charges)
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Other Personal Expenses

Refund Policy

Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date. Please read details under Refund Policy.

School Policy & Code of Conduct

By signing and booking for your course at Yoga Vidya Mandiram, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.

Arlene De Abreu / September 201914 Days Yoga & Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India
I decided on Vidya Mandiram because the dates suited me & I really couldn’t have found a better place. The ashram is slightly out of town so you get to experience the calmness of the mountains and nature all around you. The teachers really know what they’re doing and go out of their way to meet your expectations. I did the 2 weeks Ayurveda course and loved it, I was able to move my afternoon Ayurveda practical session and attend the Ashtanga classes as well. The food was delicious too! I can’t recommend this place enough. It was life changing.