3 DAYS HIMALAYAN MEDITATION & YOGA RETREAT

Rishikesh, India

3 Days | Beginner

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The 3 days Himalayan Meditation and Yoga Retreat at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India centre is our shortest retreat over a duration of 3 days and 2 nights. The retreat explores the concept of yoga through spiritual discourses and is designed to assist students to understand and experience hidden desire for a hidden quest for discovering the reality within. Students will be guided through a very basic level of understanding of yogic concepts along with the opportunity to visit a sacred site at the foothills of the Himalayas. This short retreat is a perfect way for travellers or corporate employees with limited number of days to learn the basics of yoga. We aim to give beginners a basic and practical introduction into the path of yoga, what yoga is and simple ways to bring yoga into daily life.

Accommodations, meals and excursion during the retreat are inclusive in the course fee as mentioned in more detail below. The excursion usually takes 4 hours and would be a visit to either Vashishtha Cave, or Kunjapuri Temple. Excursion may shift to a different destination if specific circumstances. Excursion organized by school is inclusive in the course fee and the destination would be selected by school.

Course Level

  • Beginner

Language of Instruction:

  • English

3 Days Himalayan Meditation & Yoga Retreat is suitable for those who….

  • Are beginners looking for an introduction into yoga and its practices
  • Wants to experience yoga in Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga
  • Wants a short break to refresh body and mind with a short yoga retreat
  • Are interested in a short course to find a balance in life through body and mind
  • Have a busy life schedule with only a few days to spare for a retreat
  • Wish to get an exposure to India culture and its spiritual values
  • 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.

3 Days Himalayan Meditation & Yoga Retreat: Course Curriculum

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      • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
      • Surya namaskara (sun salutations)
      • Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
      • Yoga asanas benefits

      • Establishment of diaphragmatic breath
      • 1:1 and 1:2 breathing practices
      • Different practices of pranayama: nadi-shodhana, ujjayi, kapalabhati,
      • Benefits or pranayama practices

      • Meditation
      • What is meditation and what is not
      • Two to five minutes meditation
      • Ashtanga yoga, Yama, Niyam, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi

3 Days Himalayan Meditation & Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Daily Schedule

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This 3 Days Himalayan Meditation and Yoga Retreat is a short 3 day program with a half-day visit to a sacred site. 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 3 Days Himalayan Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:

Typical Daily Schedule

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1st Day Schedule

Time Activity
10:30 – 11:00 : Opening Fire Ceremony
11:00 – 12:00 : Yoga Foundation Class
12:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
15:00 – 16:00 : Basic Yoga Philosophy
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea Break
16:30 – 18:00 : Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 – 19:00 : Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 – 20:00 : Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 : Free Time / VDO Lecture by Swami Rama (Optional)
21:00 : Go to Sleep
* Check-in time is from 12 pm noon onwards.

2nd Day Schedule

Time Activity
05:00 am : Wake Up!
06:15 – 06:30 : Mantra Chanting
06:30 – 07:30 : Pranayama
07:30 – 09:00 : Hatha Yoga (Classical)
09:00 – 10:00 : Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00 : Excursion Time
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 : Free time
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea break
16:30 – 18:00 : Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 – 19:00 : Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 – 20:00 : Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 : Free Time / VDO Lecture by Swami Rama (Optional)
21:00 pm : Go to sleep!
* Schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.

3rd Day Schedule

Time Activity
05:00 am : Wake Up!
06:15 – 06:30 : Mantra Chanting
06:30 – 07:30 : Pranayama
07:30 – 9:00 : Hatha Yoga (Classical)
9:00 – 10:00 : Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 : Basic Yoga health
11:00 – 12:00 : Free Time/ Check-out (before 12:00 noon)
13:30 – 14:30 : Lunch
* Schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.

3 Days Himalayan Meditation & Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Course Dates

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The 3 Days Himalayan Meditation & Retreat in Rishikesh, India is held starting on the 2nd of each month and recurs every other 4 days throughout the month, all year round. For example, the retreat starts on the 2nd, 5th, 8th and so on. Please send an enquiry for the exact course date within the month of interest.

 

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3 Days Himalayan Meditation & Yoga Retreat: Course Fee

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Accommodation Type Price Per Person
Shared Twin Room US$ 99
Private Single Room US$ 120

Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 40 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:
  • 3 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.

Derek Straat / June 20203 Days Himalayan Meditation & Yoga Retreat
I went for a 3 day retreat and left with such a deep sense of the practice that I will return to do a full course. The practice there is steeped in tradition and you feel, truly, that you are getting ancient teachings. It is passed down with such a reverent, gentle care that it immerses you – it’s almost hard to describe. Just go. Food, teachers, location, all yes, yes, yes.